In The Presence of the Almighty

I started this journal to express the many ways my life has been touched since I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord. I hope to share joys, struggles, testimonies and anything I might receive from the Lord. My prayer is that anyone who reads my entries may receive in a way that is necessary for where they are at in life. May the power of the Holy Spirit fill you as you come along my journey.

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Location: Ontario, Canada

I am a full time wife and stay at home Mom. I am married to a man who places the Lord first above all else. I am embracing this season in my life to be a Mom and look forward to having more children. My husband and I will raise them in the ways of the Lord.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Like a Child

Last night I spent time with a girlfriend before I fly away for the Holidays. It was a nice break to have inbetween all this last minute studying as the semester comes to a close.

We went to see a movie, overindulged in fatty foods, then absolutley had to go for a walk to burn off calories. This was the first time since my neck healed that I have done some serious cardiovascular activity. It was late in the evening and a balmy 5 or 7 Celsius outside. We are having a lovely Chinook here in Calgary. We crossed the bridge over the Bow River and came upon a well-lit park. We were the only ones there!

We excitedly saw the swings and my friend, who has a playful heart said, "Let's go on the swings." I wish I could have responded with reckless abandon, but my first thought was, "Gee, I hope I don't get a wet bum!" That thought quickly dissipated once I managed to squeeze into the seat of the swing. I immedately started to fly through the air. I could not help but laugh and smile!!! What a joyful feeling! I laughed and thanked the Lord in my Spirit, praising Him for His goodness! As I was swinging, I looked at the slide, teeter-totters, monkey bars, etcetera. What wonderful memories! What a wonderful moment in time, there with my friend and the Lord!

Not too soon, after swinging, my full belly was a little queasy and my hips started to pinch on the swing! Yikes! Guess that happens as you age. Not being a size 5 anymore also may be a factor! LOL LOL LOL The whole point here is how it made my Spirit sing! When Jesus taught his disciples in Mark 10:15, "Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all." Wow, pretty powerful, but so true!

Children jump head long with reckless abandon to experience what is at the end of the tunnel, not knowing what is at the bottom, they run excitedly toward things. This is how Jesus wants us to be. Just rush in, jump without looking, wildlessly accept the Love of the Father, accept His Son into our hearts with the joy of a Child. We do not know what is on the other side of accepting Jeus into our lives, but we will never know unless we jump! One thing is for sure, he will catch you, with his neverending, all-encompassing LOVE!!!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Street Church Update

Below is an account of Street Church and Monday Night Evangelism this week. Monday night was very cold, hovering between minus 19 and minus 21 Celsius, with a wind chill much colder.

God is so faithful, even when it is minus 25 with wind chill, God will bring out souls to hear
the Gospel. We had 30 people out to Street Church on Sunday, with one man receiving Christ.
Last night we had 3 men respond to Jesus at the Salvation Army, and the Bible study was full.
I have not received any word from the other locations, but I was encouraged to see all the warriors out
last night regardless of the weather, God is truly building His army of faithful ambassadors of Christ.

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise
against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the
Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17

I am truly excited to be in God’s army!!!!

Kevin responded to Jesus last night, but had a lot of questions. Kevin owned a limousine company in Canmore, the
company hit hard times after 9/11, and finally went under. He has been staying at the Salvation Army for months, with
severe depression. We talked for over an hour about the whys? I prayed over Kevin at the end and he started weeping, God
truly touched Kevin last night. Let’s pray that the seed planted in Kevin’s heart would grow, and be fruitful for Jesus.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY AND TELL PEOPLE ABOUT OUR BIG CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION DECEMBER 18 @ 2:00pm
(Across from the Drop In Centre. Bring a friend, clothes, and baked goods if you can) We want to celebrate Jesus downtown Calgary, and
show the love of Christ to the homeless!!!

Live life in light of eternity

Lawrence

If anyone reading this blog will be in Calgary on December 18th, please join the ministry team at 2 pm in Triangle Park across from the Calgary drop in centre. You may need to park and ride the C-train or take the bus as they are expecting a large turnout. Gospel Elvis will be performing, there will be food and hot drinks and great testimonies. Daniel is expected back from Africa, so it should be a tremendous time for all.

God Bless Everyone this Holiday Season. I will start writing again after Chrstmas holidays, as I am leaving the province and will be back in January.

With much love in Christ to you and your families,
Karen