Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Lost Can Be Found

I woke this morning with a different feeling inside.  It started with the unusual dream.  Oh how I praise God for that dream!  Because I am reminded of His love for the world.  Humanity.

I woke up praying in a brand new prayer language.  That did something to me-in my heart.  My mind.

Yesterday I reflected on how much He wants to spend time with us me, yet we I continually put Him off.  We I do this- we I work on that- we I go here and we I go there….putting Him on hold until we  I can find time to “sit down”…and then we I forget.

I had to go back and cross out the “we” and show you that it’s me.  It is “I” who stays busy~

Last night I had worked on a picture that I had taken at my mothers, adding a verse.  It’s a sweet spot in her yard for prayer, conversations with children or grandchildren.  It’s a teaching place.  A swing positioned right in front of their garden plot.  Hanging from a huge oak tree, beside a drooping fenced pasture and scupplin’ vine*, an old swing waits.

Then my computer went blitzy and it locked up and lost it.  I couldn’t remember if I had hit “save”…I got aggravated and shut it down and put it away.  I had found just the “right verse”.

It’s a wonderful thing about God’s word.  It’s alive.  Passages I memorized have been coming to my mind frequently–that is The Holy Spirit at work in my busy state of “being”.  Reminding me…

To me, my mother’s house is the place where peace is found and felt and relished.  It’s hard to explain.  I remember my friend Connie Haile and also +Susan K Baldwin, both at different times spending the night with me during a “house sitting” event while they were on a mission trip, or lengthy visit to relatives, and they both said the same thing:  “I feel peace here.”

That’s where we rest.  In the place of peace.  But too often we continue working.  Rushing.  Spending time doing the deal–we forget His desire to be with us.

Tomorrow is Sunday.  If you are in ministry–it’s your busiest day.  Don’t neglect the time needed to rest.  To just “B”. (As my friend +Betty Shoopman  would say.)

God is faithful and HE will meet you in that place…of peace.  Rest.  Breathe.  I can’t tell you how important it is.  Even if you can only grab a snippet of time.  Take it.

Find that “lost” peace that’s missing from your life.  Just like I turned on my computer this morning and opened my pictures in search of another one to work on, there sat the one I made last night…waiting to be used.

The lost can be found.  Seek.

Seek.



Photo:  (c) Angie Knight Photography. 

*scupplin’ vine

© 2015 Angie Knight- The Knightly News. All rights reserved.


Orphaned

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On January 12, 2010, while many of us were planning what to eat for supper, some driving home listening to music or talking on the phone–just living an oblivious life to anything or anyone else (myself included), a catastrophic earthquake shook all thoughts of anything else from the minds of millions.

Registering 7.0, this quake ripped lives apart and forever marked a small country with its devastating whiplash.  Because even years beyond the “after shocks”, it’s still reeling.

Jeff went to Haiti with a group of pastors in 2013-and as his heart has always been for little ones, as they crawled up in his lap- they crawled up into his heart.  No suitcase was big enough to bring them home- and what to do about the others…

Superintendent Thomas Moore has been instrumental in helping pastors from our area get a clearer picture and better understanding of what missions is all about–by showing them live and in person the reality of this devastation.

The West Florida District is currently raising funds to send a construction team over to repair a damaged roof on an orphanage (one of the three they visited when Jeff went) and other major repairs.  The most major of all that cannot be repaired without God: these little ones.  Lives changed in a split second as the earth shook.  No mom or dad to love and care for them, but God had a plan already written for someone to come in and take these and make them her own.  (You will have to get Supt. Moore to tell that story.)

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The roof leak?  Oh, I forgot to mention, it’s over the bedrooms.  Rain?  Drenched sleeping quarters.  Can I tell you how miserable that is?

I went on a camping trip about a year ago–and the roof leaked.  Just one place.  But it kept me awake all night.  Even though I moved to the couch and put a boiler on the bed to catch the dripping water, the “ting-ting-ting” of the water dripping kept me awake all night wondering if it would soon leak elsewhere.

These kids–it leaks all over the place and there’s no way they have enough boilers to fill all the places for the rain invading their sleep.

So.  I’m asking something of you.  First–pray.  Don’t just pray for the kids and the teams that go to help–or Convoy of Hope who continually see to the many needs in that country–but pray and ask God “what can I do?”  You can do a lot!  Any amount  you are able to send in for the construction costs and materials will be beneficial!  The job cannot get done without you.  Every donation helps.

Next, contact the district office and send an offering.  Find out how many construction workers are going and help one of them with airfare.  Yes they are willing- and are able–but many will need some assistance covering expenses.

The address to send your (tax deductible gift) is:

West Florida District Assemblies of God, 4792 Highway 90, Marianna, Florida 32446.  Mark it “Haiti Project”.

Supt. Moore didn’t ask me to do this–doesn’t even know that I am–but God gave me fingers to type, a mind to think and understand the needs that need to be met–and a voice to shout!  I have so much to be thankful for!

It’s raining today while I’m typing this–and I asked the Lord this morning to tune me into the needs of our world–this project has stayed on my mind since we sat down last year with a representative from Convoy who shared his heart and the needs there.  Even though I had not been, I saw through the description and the pictures that had been taken by other team members (pastors) when they went.

When I can’t “go”, I can still make a difference.  So can you.  Make that call today.  Do something with what you’ve been blessed with.

Thank you in advance for the lives your donation will change!

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Random Tuesday

Have you settled back in from all the rush-run-hurry-scurry of the holidays?

Is your house back in order?  Or, are you like me; laundry waiting to be folded…books waiting to be read…a dog snoozing beside you–while  you work on yet another project you have going??

During the Christmas holiday break we had some alteration to our normal routine:

  • Jeff’s stepbrother passed from his morning routine to the glories of heaven.  What a Christmas he had this year!  It happened Christmas Eve (Eve).  It surprised us, but not God.  His days had already been planned out.  (Psalm 139:16)
  • Our mission team (focus forward ministries) had our first assignment as a full fledged ministry.  We cooked and prepared a Christmas Day meal for the staff of one of the nursing homes in a nearby town.  Lunch and Dinner.  AND we ran upon the white bearded man himself–all decked out in his royal reds.  It was quite a sight!  That was so much fun–even though we were on the road a lot that day–I couldn’t help but be reminded of all that we had been blessed with!
Our daughter April, the nurse, helping a resident with her gifts
A few of our ministry team at the nursing home, along with the man in red 🙂
I don’t know if I told YOU or not, but I am now an independent Thirty-One Gifts Consultant! It is exciting getting to meet all the new ladies that God has brought across my path–I have inserted the link to my page if you are interested in shopping with me!  The full commission from the first party of each month goes to missions.  God is faithful.  Meeting our needs as we continue to step out in faith.
I took this leap of faith in September of 2014–and completely rely on God to open doors and windows where He will use the voice He gave me!  
So…message me, comment here, or Facebook me and tell me what you’ve been up to since Christmas!
OH! Almost forgot…a reminder of our ministry info:
Our Page and Ministry Page, click the links 🙂

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