These tent making projects have become a way of not just helping me support myself to walk out my calling, but the Lord has used it as an excuse for me to reach out and connect with people and communities I normally wouldn’t have otherwise!
What a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July! We began with church, went fishing and then watched the fireworks from out on the water.
Missy, who is in the camper beside us, is known as the glow stick lady. One evening, I joking said I wish I would have come up with something like that…I mentioned how cool it would be if I could become the campground’s bubble lady. Well, Spencer and Allie helped me accomplish just that! They purchased several jars of bubble and gave the, to me to pass out to all the kids. They helped draw attention by putting the bubbles in front of the fan so they flew everywhere! It wasn’t long before several of the kids came running to see if they too could blow bubbles! I love that spiritually bubbles represent joy! Lord, my prayer is with each bubble blown, it releases joy and where each lands the area or person becomes filled and overflowing with the joy of the Lord!
2 Corinthians 1:20-22
20 For all of God’s promises find their “yes” of fulfillment in him. And as his “yes” and our “amen” ascend to God, we bring him glory!
21 Now, it is God himself who has anointed us. And he is constantly strengthening both you and us in union with Christ. 22 He knows we are his since he has also stamped his seal of love over our hearts and has given us the Holy Spirit like an engagement ring is given to a bride—a down payment of the blessings to come!
I got to spend a day in Yazoo City with three dear sisters from Brandon, MS at an art workshop. We made our own cards, perfume, and learned different things about journaling. One of the instructors was from Denton. Mary Frances and I met her while we were there for reviveTX; it was fun catching up with her.
We were encouraged to give back what was given to us on this day. I am excited to report I have the opportunity teach a group of women from both Harrisburg and King’s Dome Church how to make personalized cards in a few weeks! I am thankful for this opportunity!
I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time! Emily, Thomas, and their kiddos rode with us to Florence to eat at River Bottom Grill. On the way back, we swam and watched Ali and Spence ride the inner tube! I am not sure who had more fun, the kids or the adults watching the kids!
I look forward to going to MASRO training with Neil. I get to hang out with his co-workers’ amazing families while they all attend class. We made up for lost time as it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. What a joy it was catching up and reconnecting!
I found it prophetic that I was at a training where all of Mississippi’s school resource officers were meeting at the same time the ministry’s National and Global teams were meeting in Dallas.
On Tuesday, Kyle reported that all of the cream colored countries in Africa had students enrolled in reviveSCHOOL and none of the yellow countries did. He led a prayer call with both teams, the African reviveSCHOOL ambassadors, and the African pastor’s/leadership. Please join us as we continue to pray for the Lord to open doors to reach the remaining countries for Christ through reviveSCHOOL!
Neil and I traveled Sunday afternoon to Bay St. Louis. On the way, we encountered severe weather and were delayed due to trees blocking the roadways. When we arrived at our destination at about 7:00 p.m., we found out it was going to be three more hours until our room was ready. The staff asked Neil if he would be willing to stay at a different location so we wouldn’t have to wait and he agreed.
We were a little skeptical when we discovered the address given to him was a Motel 6. However, as soon as we walked into the room we were relieved because it had just been renovated and smelled of bleach. I appreciated the cleanliness and immediate place to settle in and rest after the challenging drive.
The following morning, we went back to where we were originally supposed to stay. They not only upgraded our room to a presidential suite, but we were also given two complimentary buffets! Neil’s meals were already compensated, so the Lord assured I was provided for too! What a blessing that was from above! I love how the Lord shows His faithfulness and goodness at the most unexpected times!
This morning I went out on a team with Susan and Jennifer. We felt led to go to Patriot Park. We prayed with numerous families to include this precious couple who was visiting from out of state and a local, who shared about the Lord’s faithfulness her since her husband’s recent passing.
When I got home, it began raining while the sun was still shining. I loaded up the dogs and went on an adventure to find the rainbow. I found it in a clearing only three streets away. When I went to roll my window down to tell the young lady who was standing outside to look at the Lord’s promise in the sky, I realized I recognized her! She was one of the client’s I counseled at the shelter. She gave me an update and shared how well she and her children were! What a fun God wink that was on pursuit of seeking a sign of one of His promises in the sky!
What an amazing experience Ruby Falls and Lookout Mountain was! On our journey to see the tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public in the United States, we passed by a donkey formation and an angel’s wing…I love this as it stirred in me how a donkey carried Mary while she was pregnant with Jesus, a donkey carried Jesus into Jerusalem during Holy Week, and yet another spoke to Balaam because it saw the angel in the road with it’s sword drawn…how fun is it that the Lord places these reminders in our path as we go about our journey here on earth.
During the tour, we learned that Leo Lambert accidentally discovered the waterfall as he was drilling an elevator shaft to access a cave. The worker operating the jackhammer found a void and felt a gush of air. They entered the opening to explore the new found cave. The round trip journey took 17 hours. Had they gotten off just a little upon digging, they would have not found the cave. Or, if they had stopped crawling and not gone to the depths of the cave, they would have missed this hidden gem within mountain! Leo named this waterfall after his wife, Ruby.
The jewels and gems I took away from this trip is that the Lord will reveal the most beautiful treasures the deeper we go in pursuing His heart, we must not quit, we must keep pressing into pursuing more of Him. As we go…we must be alert and keep our eyes open as He will show us signs that He has been gone before and is with us the entire time (Deuteronomy 31:8).
The Lord also spoke of how it’s all a love story…it’s while pursuing His heart that He desires entrance into the crevasses of our hearts so He can pour out His living and healing water to restore and redeem what the enemy has stolen. It’s in the hidden places that He wants access to because it’s here that He can make Himself known the most to us!
And most importantly, He reminded me HE IS the end of our adventure! HE IS our treasure! We just need to keep seeking because there is always more! He is never ending and He is worthy! What we may think as accidental was intentional with Him! Oh how I love how He loves and I love that He increases our revelation of His goodness and faithfulness everywhere we look and go!