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There Is Rock Under That Sand

I Never Moved

Last post I wrote of my recent disappointment with the status of my faith. There was so much feedback from that entry I thought I would catch you up on my progress. Thanks to the many of you who said you were praying and would be praying for both my spiritual and physical well-being. I am certainly not where I wish or should be at this point, but I have noticed some improvement.

I have come to realize slowly over the years I have allowed more input into my life that is not spiritually beneficial. I enjoy talking finances and listening to talk radio. I am quite fond of 60's and 70's classic rock and roll. After getting the bad news from the doctor last week, I suddenly found those to be less than comforting. I was driven back to listening to more Bible teaching than just political or financial ramblings. While I still enjoy Fleetwood Mac and the Doobie Brothers, the words to their songs don't edify me like music with Christian lyrics. I also realized I was doing more and praying less. I have been spending a lot of time on my knees lately. I'm still not satisfied with the results and I have told the Lord as much. He still sits silently in the wings without a noticable move in my direction. I am coming to believe my problem may be more like the joke I used to tell. When an old farmer and his wife drove past a young couple sitting close to one another in an approaching car, it prompted the farmer's wife to ask why he didn't sit that close to her anymore? His response as he sat securely behind the wheel,"I never moved."

This week I go back to the hospital on Friday to have a test to look at my heart again. Based upon the results of this test I will learn what type of treatment they will recommend. Prayers are appreciated.   



Still praying. Much love to you and your family.

Chris Thomas

Thank you for your willingness to be transparent. Praying for you early this morning.


1 Peter 5:6-11
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.

We are praying for you!

Ken Thomas

Ken, You shared the following words with the body of Christ on 11/02/08. I wrote them in my Bible and they have been meaningful to me. I pray they will help you too...

"When you face a problem, learn to glance at your problem and gaze at you Lord! Minimize your worry and maximize your worship!" I am praying that you will know Him in intimate worship today- Jehovah Shammah ("The Lord is near")- and for many good days to come. Praying for Love Visits from the One who is Love.

Stacey Groover

I was just working on my bible study homework and came across a phrase that really struck a cord, and felt pulled to share with you.
"He is never more present than when He seems strangely absent."
Your trials flooded my mind, which I believe God brings thoughts of someone to your mind to pray for them. I am and will continue to.
In His name,
Stacey Groover

LeaAnn West

I am praying for you.


I can't tell you how many times I have felt completely faithless in my circumstances. I have even found myself thinking, "Oh, God won't let anything else happen because we have been through enough." Then when something else does happen, I am wondering how God could do that to me. He is always faithful to show me that even though I can't see the big picture, He is growing me and doing an amazing work in my life. He has given me more of a testimony than I ever thought possible. He is forcing me to trust him with absolutely everything. I have begun to realize that I don't want control anymore. I can't handle anything without him and don't even want to attempt to anymore. I love this song by FFH,

"Lord move in a way
That I've never seen before
Cause there's a mountain in the way
And a lock on the door.
I drifting away
Waves are crashing on the shore
So, Lord move
Or move me."

I know he will move that mountain for you in one way or another. We love you and are praying for you. Jackson and I pray for you every night when we are in the rocking chair.

Have a good evening.


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