I look forward to this every year. I love going and blessing others and this is a great opportunity to do so and get the whole family involved. It is really eye-opening to see the hardship in each face and realize that each one has a story and more importantly is loved by God. The tears are so real, the thank yous sincere and the hugs so warm. The smiles of hope resignates with every hello and smile given. honestly i dont know who was blessed more us or them. I think that there were over 400 people that stood outside waiting for coats, clothes, toiletries and such. My heart was so burdened and really i with everything i am going through i still have so much to be thankful for.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
tomorrow will be one month since my aunt passed away and i cannot tell you how much we all miss her and almost in shock that she is gone. We know that she is completely healed and having some great conversation and such with those who have gone on before her. I cant help but question the timing and why did God allowed her to endure the pain and cancer that took her to be with him. I know that it we may never know and His ways far supersede our understanding. i just really want to understand cuz quite honestly i dont and i find myself questioning and praying why?????
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 10:55 AM
My mom posted this video on facebook.
I had seen it before but didn't recognize it at first but i watched it with Kelsey and Noah. It actually scared Kelsey somewhat and I had to explain to them that when Jesus comes He is going to take his to heaven and tried explain to them that in heaven we will have a mansion streets made of gold and all sorts of things like that. Of course Noah was so excited. He asked me yesterday
Mom in Godland is God gold. which i said no. then he asked Mom in Godland can i ask God if i can go to walmart and buy gold toys? Too funny.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 9:52 AM
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I have been feeling a little overwhelmed today with some issues tugging at my heart. I came across this video and well enough said!!!!!!!
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 12:44 PM
Monday, October 12, 2009
Pastor has been talking and teaching about dreaming and purpose. I guess this is where all the past few posts have stem from kinda. I have been thinking a lot lately about purpose and such.
one of the things that pastor said that really stuck with me is this phrase.
If it kills you, if it thrills you, then it fills you!!!! meaning that if the thing breaks your heart but also gives you joy to do it then it is most likely your calling. I have been about this for me and my life asking for a revelation. i starting jotting some things down and i seriously think i have it.
I dont want to go to too much info yet because i am still seeking God on the fullness of this dream but I will give you a hint of where my heart is. it has too do with young girls and boys seeking their true identity and self image.
this video is a little glimpse.........
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 6:53 PM
I just seen this post on my friend's blog. It really spoke to me in light of all the chaos i am feeling. I have been soul searching and praying about my purpose and God's plan for me. I have been almost consumed by it. I think this is why i was so touched by this. Big revelation for me. Thanks Kim.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 6:09 PM
Lord you are so cool. I love how he reminds me that He is in control and that He Loves me and understands what we are going through.
I get a weekly email with verses for everyday of the week.....
this they are
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is -- his good, pleasing, and perfect will.
How great you are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.
2 Samuel 7:22
The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
I think it is so cool and it lines right up what Pastor has been preaching about!!!!
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 9:49 AM
Saturday, October 10, 2009
today the kids and i (Terry had to work:() attended the one day event. click here for website. It was so nice to take the focus off our problems and focus on others. I seriously mad made more grateful for all i have. Yes times are tough but i am not starving I have a warm house, clean water to drink and much more. It was really neat to see all the people and generosity that was displayed today.
Posted by Amy McDonnell at 11:29 PM