"Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear." Audio files contain stories I've written to recount what wonderful works God has done for me.
Malachi 4:6 Me and My Dad 2009 My relationship with my dad was forgiven and transformed after the Malachi prayer was prayed for me and my dad when I'd served to sever it earlier that particular week. The grace of Jesus poured over me one day unexpectedly when I was eating lunch and what was left with me was weeping and complete compassion for my dad - I had no hurt, wrongful accusations, nothing but love and compassion for him. This is how the grace of God can transform the hearts of parents toward their children and visa versa. Prayer is transformational allowing God to do what He will. I love how God allowed me to stand in my truth, and even though I may have hurt my dad when I expressed myself, albeit wrongly, God used His word to allow it to perform what it called to do - turn my dad's heart toward me and my heart toward my dad!
(p) Finding Faith, Finding Joy October 2009 This is a story about me coming to the realization that I have a faithful part to play in the relationship I have with God, but also that He has been storing up treasures for me to accept down the line. I got to see very expediently God work in my life one night in church after a depressing day and an earnest prayer that night. 10 minutes after my most earnest prayer ever, God led me to someone I'd met over a year before, answered everything I'd asked for and more. I got a new home, a new friend and a new outlook. He also led me to realize that I am His family, He does love me and He has been waiting to bless me all along. I love how He works. His ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts higher than our thoughts! He has worked it all out for my good. Thank you, God. Amen. Holly & Joy, Home, 2009
(p) Decision Making, Lightning Needed July 2009 This is a story about being unable or unwilling to decide on whether or not to stay on in England after my first very trying and difficult year there. I wanted to do God's will, follow the path that was set for me, but I also didn't want to stay in England to teach another year, as I was weary. I sought God's instruction for my decision. I don't know if I knew the verse at the time telling us: "In all your ways acknowledge me, and I will direct your paths," but that's what I did! I put it up for prayer. Out of my desperation, I stupidly prayed for lightening to strike me if He wanted me to stay, and in God's better judgment and mercy, He let lightening strike, but not me directly! So, I got my answer. God's so good. What a God. I stayed. I was so glad I did!!
(p) Giving Out of My Poverty October 2009 This short story recounts the time where I gave what I could "out of my poverty," and the immediate blessing that flowed from that. Mark 12:43 - 44: The Widow's Offering…43Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more than all the others into the treasury. 44 For they all contributed out of their surplus, buth she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on. : (7:44) http://www.lifechurchuk.org/ - A great place to worship and grow!!
Praying For Our Enemies 2015 Having been targeted for gossip and ridiculed by others, I was angry and pissed. While stewing in my righteous anger, the thought "Pray for your enemies" came to me. And, I did. I found freedom while I prayed, receiving the grace of overflowing compassion for "my enemy." I learned that by the obedience of the instruction to pray for my enemy, I was freed in the process, and I also trust the woman for whom I prayed was freed also. Obedience brings blessings, in this case for me, in the form of peace and freedom! What a gift. Prayer. Thank you, Lord! Amen. (8:46)
My Camera August 2010 I got this camera in response to a prayer to God to help me get a camera to capture the beauty around which I found myself. I was too poor to afford one, so he helped me out! The next day! And, it was only like $2 - $3 bucks. I had been seeking God pretty hard during this time, and this was just another reminder that he loves me, helps me, and shows me. And, it was another thing that "He added unto me." :-) Love that! He's so awesome. Thank you, Lord! (7:50)
The Little Things and The Still Small Voice January 15, 2017 Having driven almost 40 minutes to go for a long anticipated bike ride in a park south of where I live, I hear the still small voice, "Back," it whispers. I did not want to go back. I had been driving a long time, and..."Why didn't you tell me earlier?" I thought with sincere wonder? I would find out later it was because I would have gotten to the park only to not be able to take that long anticipated bike ride because I was at the wrong park and they do not rent bikes there. So, I had to go another route, and just decided to buy a bike on the way there to have for further adventure! God is so good. He lets us know what to do in all the little things of life, and if we will follow that little voice instructing us in the way in which we should go, and, walk in it, it will lead us well. Amen! Fun times for me!! Happiness too! Thank you, God:)
Gerry August 2010 Having come to a sadness within myself of not having a home of my own, I found myself very sadly crying one afternoon in a parking lot wishing, praying to God, for a beautiful home of my own surrounded by a place of beauty. This story recounts briefly the scenes in my life that led me to my sadness, the waiting, the purification, then the other prayer where I prayed for "Gerry to give me everything I needed." I didn't know a Gerry, but having prayed a prophetic prayer a few months before, I trusted that was the Holy Spirit praying through me, again, according to Romans 8:26 - 27. Thank you, God, Holy Spirit. The wonder unfolded from there. This story is what has inspired all of my other stories. It was truly God's greatness answering me, evidently. Love to you, Father. (1 Gerry 26:31), (2 Gerry 14:40)
Healing Process 2015 This story recounts the healing process I have gone through since receiving a word in the bible, "randomly," in Hebrews 12:12-13, one day while flipping through the bible, "Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed." Thank you, Jesus. Sometimes, oftentimes, we have to do the work in our healing, but God will direct our paths. (27:34)
PRAYING FOR A WHALE/DOLPHIN SIGHTING 2016 This story the sweetness of God and the Earthly Mother and how we can know that even the smallest requests we pray for are heard, in this case, to see a whale or a dolphin. For the record, I am aware that dolphins and whales are not really fish but are our mammals like us :-) (6:56)
Paying Off Debts 2016 Gratitude for a payment plan. (2:12 Track 1 - Credit Recovery) Giving to others seems to have God giving back to me. Rewarding me with a credit from JCP when I had over $100 debt. God is great!! :-) (3:25 - Track 2: JCPenny's Refund)
A FREE COMPUTER 2016 I had been wanting to purchase a PC for some time. Had a neighbor offer me one for free one afternoon, randomly. I think it was due to my charitable giving of money and time beyond normal tithing. Would finally be able to set up my working office from home! Yeah!! Thanks to a favorable God whom I feel offered it to me so I could get my work for Him done! :) Halleleuia!! God is so good and favorable to me! Yeah! Thank you,Lord, Jesus, Holly. (1:56)
COFFEE ON GOD 2011 This story conveys the little things in life that matter to us also matter to God, and shares how He came to show me that one night through a cup of coffee. (7:32)
CAR TROUBLE, NO TROUBLE AT ALL 2012 This story is about when the "bottom dropped out of my car" in an answer to a prayer from God so that He could show me he would help me and cover me when I couldn't afford to do so. He's so good! (13:55)