Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Through the Storms God is Always There

God has been doing a lot in the last year or so. We have had many changes in our circumstances and many storms to weather over the last few years. There have been family issues and health issues and financial issues. Sounds like a lot of us, doesn't it? For many the future looks bleak but I have to say this much...we are being called to a higher place in Him, we are being called to sit at His feet. We are being called to a higher place of faith walking. I am being stretched to the limit and even in 2009 I fought hopelessness and despair having to do with family and the prodigals. BUT I see God moving and I stand on His Word...it's not by might, not by power, BUT by MY SPIRIT saith the Lord!. Hold on dear ones, for when the storms come we do not see the SON shining behind the clouds, but He is there and soon the Light will disperse the clouds and the storm will pass. Hold on, hold on, Hold on, He has NOT abandoned you no matter what the circumstances look like. We do not live by what the world says, we live by the Word of God...and He says He will never forsake us or leave us. The song by Israel Houghten says it best..."It's a new season, it's a new day, a fresh anointing is coming my way, it's a season of power and prosperity, it's a new season coming to me." (I'm not talking name it claim it folks...this isn't about getting riches, this is about being overcomers. Remember who we are in Christ, or more appropriately, who He is in us! love and blessings... Karen

Thursday, July 8, 2010


 Life happens so very fast and there are so many changes and transitions that happen. Hopes and dreams and expectations are shattered many times, life happens.  I miss some things when the kids were young and life seemed relatively simple. In my phone, I carry a picture of our youngest son, leaning his head on my shoulder (he was about 7 or 9yrs), and my heart longs for that time again where I could share tender moments with my him. Our oldest, also, was always so tender hearted and I remember his quiet, gentle ways. We weren't a perfect family, I have regrets, but I hope my children will one day read some of the things I've written, or watch some of my slides, or watch my vlogs, and know how very much I love them. Right now they are doing their own thing. There has been a lot of life lived, most of it has been rewarding and good, but there has been a lot of heartache also, especially in the last 10 years (starting around 1999 to present), and I have had disappointment, and deep, deep sorrow over some situations that I have had no control over (divorce, dreams I had for my children, hopes for the future, my health to name a few).

 I have experienced many emotions over my lifetime...but I have to say the last 10 years were some of the toughest and many times I was almost overcome by hopelessness. I have lived the first part of this scripture : Pro 13:12 Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around. And now I am waiting for the second part...for life to turn around. At least I see light at the end of tunnel. Through the years God has been faithful and He has always been there for me when I stumbled and when I thought I would never stand again. 

 So, as I look back and try and let go of all the residue..there is a bit of grieving that I am going through...letting go of what could have been and what should have been, and all the what if's. I am going to love like I've never been hurt before...is a secular song but in a spiritual sense this is what I choose to do..shake the hurts of the past off, forgive others, forgive myself, pick myself back up and keep on living life the way Jesus wants me too. I am declaring and speaking the words to this song as I continue to move forward... "I’m casting my cares aside, I’m leaving my past behind ,I’m setting my heart and mind on You,Jesus. I’m reaching my hand to Yours,Believing there’s so much more....knowing that all You have in store for me is good ,Is good. Today is the day You have made ,I will rejoice and be glad in it . Today is the day You have made ,I will rejoice and be glad in it ,And I won’t worry about tomorrow ,I’m trusting in what You say. Today is the day! I will stand upon Your truth. And all my days I’ll live for You. Today is the Day (lyrics 'Today is the Day' by Lincoln Brewster). 

Thank You, Lord, I love You and am ever so grateful for my life. You have Never Let me do, You've always been there and even when the storms come You have promised to never leave me nor forsake me. Amen  God Bless :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Life on the Internet


I don't really expect anyone to read this, and quite honestly I don't know if I can find my way back here. I sure hope I can. I like to blog and started on Myspace of all places. I can't get rid of my Myspace now because it has so much on there, even some documentation of some important things. Then I went to Facebook because they opened it up to us 'older people', and all my family and friends and even long lost cousins were on there. Amazing. Anyway, Myspace has become a place I visit once in a while. I love the creative possibilities of Myspace and my slides of family etc., but my family chose FB and since our one son is in the Navy, stationed in Hawaii, he refuses to go on Myspace.

Then, my husband started a Channel on Youtube. It's called the Oldfarts Channel. I had had a Channel for quite a while to collect sermons, interesting Christian video's, worship music and so forth, but had never really got into the community (you know, subscribing and making friends and such). Well my husband is a part of a small production company called...'Taffytown Productions.' We make original video's and family friendly. Some political parodies too (or at least one, more are coming). There are also a few animation video's. RobnBob: Save a Buck are some of the first video's we did. These were featured on the Newnuma Channel on Youtube. We are in partnership with them, though we also have our own Channel too.

Just for fun, one day I decided I would try and video log with my web cam. I ended up with about 500 hits. I was thrilled that anyone would even care or dare to watch. Then I did another video...and another. My last two video's were one on Mother's Day (over 1,800 hits within a months time, and then Father's Day with over 2,200 hits...) I am amazed. Anyway, I have some friends who want me to vlog now and who knows. I probably cannot maintain that many hits, but I enjoy relating to and being out there. My heart is to encourage and bring life, love and laughter and share the love of Christ and my faith, though it is by no means a place where I debate.

I have gone all over the world, which I find quite amazing and I have met a lot of wonderful people...some Christian, some not. The biggest problem I have is trying to work Oldfarts Channel as well as my own. Sometimes I even hop onto my husbands own Youtube Channel, Papa's Youtube Channel (he has uploaded two times where he has read a Bible Story to our grand daughter Faith).

So, Now we are a part of the Youtube family. Though, Youtube has sent me two times now a request for me to join, and sign up for Adsense (I haven't got a clue as to what I am doing or not doing but how the heck do you get a code to join Adsense if Youtube won't give you one?) It's all a bit foreign to me (the technical side), but we will continue and maybe one day this 'at home' mom/grandmother will be able to help with the bills...though this is NOT my driving force for being on Youtube. I expect one day, I will be traveling a lot more, maybe going to some of the places I've been on Youtube...possibilities are endless.

God Bless, y'all (or whoever) :)