Friday, February 22, 2008

God Stop Friday!

Where to begin! I usually want to participate in these God Stops, but never put to words how God has moved in my week! Well today he moved in two big ways! One GREAT, the other not so great for my sister, but for me it seems to be working out well! Isn't that kind of her! You'll understand in a minute!

So God Stop #1 - Some of you know that I have been wanting to go to Precept upon Precept bible training, which is taking place down in Elkhart Indiana on April 11th & 12th. I have been wanting to go, but not sure that it is God's desire for me to go! I have been praying that he would give me a clear sign. Well today I called to ask a couple of questions about which one they felt I should go to, to eventually be able to lead bible studies. In talking with this pastor I mentioned that I was the Director of Children's Ministries at our church. We had a wonderful discussion about children and God's plans for them. So anyway he says "since your on staff, I think the conference is FREE. Let me check and I'll call you back". Well do you know how excited I was?! Huh do ya??!!!! So I run to Rose our Secretary and say pray that this is God's sign to me! I was all giddy! The gentlemen calls me back and says yes it is indeed FREE for full time staff. I wanted to withhold info, but know that wouldn't be Christlike so I said, well I'm only part time do you know about that. He said no, but gave me a number to call. I was still very excited, but went off to meet my sister so we could go to our mothers today. (We will briefly leave this good news for the not so good, good news!)

Kam was not having the best of mornings. Her sweet little puddin "Buddy" went to the vet this morning and preceded to have the @#*& scared out of him, literally in her lap! Yeah that's not cool! So I meet her at her house. She gets him all cleaned up, in his cage and off we go, or so we thought. As she is backing out of her driveway she wasn't really paying that close of attention and backed into my van! Well she has a 2006 Grand Caravan and I have a 1999 Grand Caravan. She was quite upset (Understandable), I on the other had was quite calm. I figure what is another dent in my van. We have one from a lovely light post in York, ME, and the back end has some scratches that ever got taken care of from when my car and other vehicle decided to kiss in a parking lot. So forget my mothers, off to the local dent and fix shop. There Kam is talking to her Insurance company and asking me alot of questions about my van. Strange, but Okay. She proceeds to tell me that my van will be fix for free, and we get a rental car when it's being worked on. I said "Hey O.K., wouldn't it be great if you dented the door panel where the Maine dent is, then we could finally have that fix! Guess what, she dented my drivers door, nice sister isn't she!!!!

So now I just have to tell Steve! Kam says I should tell him "Hey, hon I figured out how to get the dent fix". Ya know start out with a positive!

So back to Precepts! When I got home from all of the above, which included Chinese lunch, I called Chattanooga, TN to see if I would be going for FREE. After being put on hold for awhile, the lady came back on and said YES! So guess who got her clear sign from her FATHER, and is going to Elkhart, IN on April 12th! ME!!!!! Praise God! I know he has his hand in this and that I am meant to do this. I am so excited!!!!

Have a great rest of the day today! It's been an amazing one here!!!!!


Mari said...

Wow - what a morning! I'm so happy for you. That Kam is quite the loving sister to take care of your car like that!

Diane said...

I LOVE IT WHEN GOD DOES THAT STUFF!!! I'm sooooo excited for you!! Praise God!

Denise said...

Praise God, so happy for you.

Patty said...

That is awesome!!!! God can do so much more than we ask Him for!!! I am so excited that you shared your GodStop with us!! Have a great time and please give us an update on your conference!

annie's eyes said...

Through the ups and downs, but in the HUGE things, there He is again. so happy for you. blessings, annie

Georgia4God said...

oh yeah.. only a sister will bust up your car so you can get it fixed for free! lol That's cool you'll be in Elkhart.. that caught my attention b/c I lived there for 8 or 9 years.. graduated h.s. there. anyway, I digress... I'll pray for you that you have an awesome time, and the God will teach you all you need to know to do whatever He's calling you to do

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

That is so exciting. How awesome the way God works.
I bet Kam was just sick. I'm glad you see the positive in it!

Bernadine said...

Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment at Laced With Grace. Love your God Stop moment. It's awesome how he answers prayers.