Thursday, May 31, 2012
Good morning! Norm, Barb and Trent left this morning headed to Florida. God opened a door for a job working for Choice Books which is a Christian company.I am very excited for them. My mom is going into an assisted living place because she is not ready to leave the rehab but needs to. I will be going to NY to help her transition and to start packing her apartment this weekend. I talked with her this morning and she said she wouldn't have to be in this place if i would just come take care of her. I do hope God would change Jerry's heart so i could, but i guess if it was God's will it would happen. We have had some good conversations this last 2 weeks. I made the statement that their is no perfect church and Jerry says people should't be looking for the perfect church but the imperfect church in order to be a testimony. He says like Terri and i. He says no church is perfect. God is at work. So exciting to see as i pray for godly wisdom for Jerry he comes up with spiritual things and has no idea where he learned it. I love it! Thursday night i stood at prayer meeting just burdened about Christians not being hot after God after once being hot. I know i am dry at times but God always brings me back. Well one of the men thought on this all week and as our pastor was away on Sunday he spoke on the subject. One thing that stuck out to me was he said we should examine ourselves before God. And the things of this life take us away from God. What things do we allow that desensitize us. Where i'm going here is movies. Hey i love a good clean movie just like the next guy but do we little by little watch some that oh have a little bad language or sin is made to be funny or just excepted? I know to many Christians that except this and it scares me to how it desensitizes them and their children to where they watch things that are contrary to Christ. Where is it leading? To Christ? The devil is out as a roaring lion wanting to devour US. When does spiritual blindness set in. You all know i have a tv and i would love nothing more than to smash it, but because of my husband i can't. That thing can draw me in all to quick, and it's pure garbage. Im sure we all know at least one Christian who is into things that have or is drawing them away from God. Warn them, Please!I am so burdened, I feel God separating the sheep from the goats and it scares me. God is doing a work in me in many areas and it is hard for me because i feel like i'm becoming a fanatic and i just want to start shaking people to wake up! Not saying a fanatic is bad, but people do tend to look at you funny. I weep for Jerry and my family. I want to hear at the end, well done my good and faithful servant. I need to have grace for others it's not that i judge people it's more of an urgency to get right and be on your guard lest you fall. I want to be a cheer leader cheering each one on in this race. Then i get tested, the one lady that i have become friends with here,Cheryl, tells me yesterday that she was married before. WOW. I told her i don't believe in divorce and remarriage but i also don't judge her and never will. This is such a hard subject that i avoid it at all cost but the Lord keeps bringing it around for some reason. I love that lady and enjoy our spiritual talks. Is she clear before God? She says she is, who am i to say different. I sit here giggling to myself as i reread what i wrote, i'm beginning to feel sorry for those who read this. I love each one of you and long for the day when i can sit and visit each one, you are all so unique yet we have that beautiful oneness in Christ. God has blessed me so richly with so many awesome Christian friends. Please feel free to email me with insight to things i have written or to tell me what God is doing in each of your hearts. Thanks Janet! I can't wait to see all the new babies when they come. God bless your day!
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Good morning! We are having a blessed time with Barb and her family. Little Trent is so much fun and smart. Barb taught him sign language so he can sign please, more, all done, thank you and love you. They ask him if he loves Jesus and he will clap, when asked if he likes the devil he shakes his head no, so cute! I went to take him outside this morning and he repeated outside. We do kissing noises to call the cat, now every time he sees the cat he does that sound. He also gives Grandma kisses. It has just been a sweet time. We are also getting to know Norm. Sweet long over due talks with Barb, boy i miss that lady, i am so very thankful they will be only 9-10 hours away from us. A man from our church offered him a job, part time being a carpenters helper, they are swamped with work. If a job does not open up in Florida, they will stay here a couple more weeks and he will work here. The job in Florida fell through but his brother is trying to get Norm another job. At least they left Montana, their seems to be a lot more work down this way. This weekend we are going to visit a zoo and a working water mill, something different to do. We have been playing Jarts, crocet and board games. Enjoying the deer and oh yeah, Norm got to see a bear in our field. For those of you who may not know, a 3rd brother of mine has had a heart attack about 3 weeks ago. Age 55. He was home alone in the morning and actually pasted out and came to and was able to call 911. They put a stent in and praise to God he has no other damage. He has had a lot of stress since he has had to fill in with my mom. He is now exercising and eating better. He is thinking about retiring, his plan was to retire at age 55 and run his icecream store with his wife but things didn't work out the way he planned but he is thinking more on the retiring thing. This is the brother i witnessed to when i was visiting my mom in Nov. His mother in-law died 3 days after his heart attack, so i have been really praying for them. I need to get more strict on my eating and walking seeing heart issues run in my family, I want to do it now and not when something happens. We have had some good conversations with Jerry, please keep praying! Well my love to all, hope everyone has a good weekend coming up!
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Monday, May 7, 2012
My weekend was awesome! I met new friends, sisters that had recently left the Amish, and seen old friends. Michele Gregory made me laugh so hard that my stomach hurt, had sweet prayer with dear Betty Byler and Michele. The teaching was life changing. I wept this morning with such a burden for God's people,i have such a desire to be Christ like that He would shine through me. The cry in my heart for God's people to wake up and get on that narrow road. I see youth wearing makeup and cloths getting tight. What is going on that Christian parents are allowing this and what is going on in the homes that our youth are being drawn to outward adorning? This is where i and many others have come out of and we know the dangers. In my church here the fathers don't take leadership, i mean Godly leadership of the family. They have taken on things handed down from parents that yes are right but they have no clue why they believe what they do. With the exception of my pastor the men here don't have family devotions and don't pray with their wife. How can one walk through life not knowing why they do what they do. I want scripture to back up what i stand for, other wise it's meaningless. I think God is grieved by the lives of his children. I think we open the door to the devil when we allow our children to go where the world goes and do what they do. Please don't think i at all think i have it all together because i don't, i do praise God for giving me a heart after him and the desire to live for him. He calls us to be holy as he is holy. This week end Sam Byler spoke on so many denominations yet they can't worship together. He said the love of Jesus should unite us! That has been so real to me here, I go to a Methodist church. If you told me 5 years ago i would be going here i would have said your crazy. Are they not brothers and sisters in Christ? It's real to me how large the church is and to turn our noses up at other Christians because they don't have the same convictions as us is sin. I am accountable for Holley Pinney and when i stand before the Lord i will not have my pastor or any other Christian there. So for me to not fellowship with someone because they are in a different place than me is wrong. I am so full this day. My unsaved husband has seen this many years ago and told me we are not meant to be cookie cutter Christian. It's CHRIST! Everything we do needs to be for him and not man and i feel very strong on this. I am so excited to be home and pour myself into God's church. Please pray for me, sometimes i can be so passionate about something and just give it to you, i want Christ to give it to you not Holley. Please pray for our little church here that men would rise up and take their place, that sinners would be drawn to Christ through us. I have so much more on my heart today but i think i probable said enough, if i stepped on anyone's toes.. Good! I want to encourage all who read this to a deeper commitment to Christ! May you be drawn to a deeper walk with our Savior. Love to all in Christ, Holley
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Good steamy morning! Not complaining, i love warm weather.The birds are singing up a storm. 90's today with storms later. Mom's surgery went well, they put a metal plate and screws in her wrist that will stay in for good. Talked to her this morning and of course she acts like she is not doing well but when my sister got there she was laughing at how big her cast is. She still tries to give me a guilt trip, some times it works. Hope everyone has a good day!
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A good day to everyone! Janet so blessed by your comment, i am so thankful that i am not forgotten by you all. We are having very warm weather this week, it will hit 90 a few days. I am thankful that their always seems to be a breeze here on the mountain. We had weekend meetings 2 weeks ago and found so many using the word sanctified, on the last night a man preached, whom i met the day before and he could not look me in the eye, he said he was sanctified and we could not get into heaven unless we are. Well this and a few other comments did not set well with Terri and i.I had decided before going home that i should do as the bible says and ask my husband. So i asked Jerry what he thought of the word sanctified, He said he thinks it has something to do with salvation but i should call my friend Donna. Mean while the next day he thought about it all day. Jerry is a deep thinker and maybe he couldn't give me the answer, he sure did try to figure it out. Donna of course told me just what i thought about it. Jerry said the next day, after telling him what the bible said as i did a study on it, That isn't their one that is perfect... so how can you be perfect... Grin grin. God is Good! I am so blessed how he witness to my heart when something does not sound right. I found my pastor also did not agree with this man but did not address it because this man is high in rank in the "church". This weekend i will catch a ride with some folks from NC to go to meetings in PA. I am looking forward to being with like minded people and praying God would do a work in my heart. Today my mom goes in to have screws put in her wrist, she fell almost 3 weeks ago and broke her wrist and it started to heal so they need to operate. Why people don't stand up to doctors and demand something be done sooner, my mom is 77 years old and is now unable to walk by herself because she's been in bed so long. She will go to a nursing home for rehab. I hope to be able to visit her in a few weeks. My daughter Barb and her husband will be moving out of MT on Monday, they will go to Indiana for a month or 2 then they will be living in Florida. Norm has had very little work in MT and was offered a job by his brother in FL. They had prayed very hard for this and God opened the door. We will be about 10 hours from them and we are soooooo excited. Barb is also pregnant, due in Nov. I have made a friend in the church here. Her name is Cheryl and she is my age with one child. She had to have surgery on her shoulder so i have been visiting her and we just hit it off. We have talked about the bible a lot, she has so many questions and wants to learn. I pray before going as i don't want to say the wrong thing, I love to see someone who wants to grow in the Lord. Hope everyone is well, hope all you mothers to be are doing well. God Bless. Holley
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