Thursday, June 21, 2007

ask, knock, seek and the answer may be at the post office

searching for answers... at the post office
Not too long ago I went to the post office here to mail a much awaited package to Brookie in Thailand. I kept putting it off cause I was not looking forward to standing in a long line....

On the inside, it was a season where I kept asking God for answers for my life right now...please

Do you know how long the post office lines are here? I gave up and dragged my feet all the way there. Walked in and sure enough there were 27 people in line on this particular Saturday...oh no. Look at this line. So, I plugged my Ipod into my ears for my hour wait if everyone took 3 minutes each...of course, there was only one person behind the counter! So, I am settling in to Chris Tomlin which is absolutely awesome anyway and there is a hand waving in front of my's an older gentleman who is two people ahead of me. Wonder why he's trying to talk to I unplugged my Ipod ears. Here goes the conversation around a Catholic lady in front of me (now how did I know that). Well listen to this:

Italia Baseball Hat Guy: "Do you know that this world is in a mess?"

Bev: "Well, yes. Are you from Italy like your hat says?"

Italia Baseball Hat Guy: "No, I bought this for 25 cents at a garage sale."

Bev: "Oh"

Italia Baseball Hat Guy: "These people ahead of us are trying to get passports to go out of this country and this world is a mess."

Bev: "Oh"

Italia Baseball Hat Guy: "God wants me to tell you something."

Bev: "Oh, okay." - now the Italia baseball hat guy really has my attention as I wonder why he wasn't talking to the Catholic lady directly behind him (directly in front of me) and picked the lady totally absorbed in her Ipod---ME. He also got the attention of a few surrounding others with his loud cracking-with-age he was on a microphone.

Italia Baseball Hat Guy: "God wants you to know that the Catholics and the Southern Baptists don't have the answer. Only the great I AM. He is the only One Who has answers for you.

Bev: " are so right and I am so touched you would say that to me." (did i say touched????---i am literally overwhelmed with that statement). You see, I have been a Catholic and a Southern Baptist (those are only 2 religions I have ever been "in") I fumbled as I teared up to say: "I am searching for answers right now in the midst of a hard time. Thank you, sir."

Italia Baseball Hat Guy: "Yeah. The world is a mess but the great I AM is coming back for us. I've been a Christian for many years and seen a lot. Remember, He is the great I AM."

Lady in Front of Me: "I am a Catholic." (she was visibly shaking)

Italia Baseball Hat Guy: "Have a good day and remember He is the great I AM..."

Bev: Tears began to roll down flooding my face spilling on to Brookie's wrapped bundle as I was next and with a little tremble, a little stutter, I presented my package to mail to Thailand. I marred the address label washing away a couple of letters with wet tears. This gentleman exposed my desperation for "answers." This was from Him. “The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God, not of the answer.” Oswald Chambers

Open my eyes oh my Lord this day...
I think about that day when God wanted me---- who was looking for answers---- to know that He is our great I AM. I AM everything you need. No man has the answers; no religion is our god. I must attach myself to the Truth not to finding answers; I must attach to my waiting God not to strong stable people who I think have the answers...
I remember Beth Moore saying in her talk on "Trust" at James Robison's Life Today studio that the word for attached in the Hebrew is "trust." What am I attaching to?
I didn't really find answers for my life at the U.S. Post Office. I was reminded by a kind gentleman that life is about finding Truth not answers...
Psalm 51:6 - truth sinks deep into our innermost being.


The Narrow Road….
Went to this Life on the Narrow Road Conference
With Dr. Larry Crabb

And my God so showed up in the 7th row
Where I sat and hung on to every word
that this speaker said…
I've been to scores of conferences
but this one was different...
it was about the narrow road that few find
there was one quote the speaker shared
that touched me...
it's from Brennan Manning:

“More blessed are those who have not seen and have laid their head on the empty chair in trust and in faith.”

Saturday, June 9, 2007



someday i am going to be there to watch you Barrett

SWIM 1.5 MILES from Alcatraz Island
in the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay

BIKE 18 miles down the Great Highway

RUN 8 miles in the Golden Gate Rec Area

what a beautiful race...
what a gifted athlete...
i have you on video when you were 5 years old
riding on your bike in our driveway
going round and round in circles tirelessly
and you said---
i am going to grow up and be really fast
and you did
and you are...

we give THANKS for you
to the One who made you FAST


BRIT IS BACK...............

Brit spent the week as a
for 44 - 6th and 7th graders
on an educational trip to NASA
with Education in Action...
He worked throughout the year
for this opportunity.
to give back.


For the past fifteen years or so, twelve ladies come together once each month to
share our joys, listen all day long, eat scrumptious succulent food, and play wildly together. It's the old PTOl....most of their children have graduated. Some even have grandbabies now like Robin's sweet Rachel. The event happened again this Tuesday and I hope God lets me go on longer with this group of faithful women who have loved me and touched my soul.

Special Olympics Texas!

Special Olympics Texas
on the
UTA Campus
Brit & I started off our summer
right here volunteering...
random hugs,
endless questions,
ranges of emotions.
Brit hung the medals around the necks of
the basketball players whose team placed...
it touched me to watch these athletes
who had trained for this moment
humbly cheering & clapping for themselves...
no pretense here...
they were grateful...
I loved watching among 250 athletes
lost in laughter
lost in losing
lost in winning
lost in loving their life.

Praying for Our Friend Joanne Psalm 131:3 Waiting on God. Hope Now. Hope Always.

House of Blessing Tribal Childrens Home

House of Blessing Tribal Childrens Home
"Whoever welcomes a little child in My Name, welcomes Me." Matthew 18:5 We have posted pictures of the orphans receiving their gifts from you. Scroll down to the post entitled "Today Was the Big Day." Many orphans didn't own anything of their own, but now do, because of you.

My Family

My Family
Britt, Blair, Bev, Bob, Brooke, Barrett


I've met some amazing women through blogging. I would love to hear from you. My personal e-mail is:
I have another blog where I blog daily as a small group of us read through the New Testament this year. It's called A String of Pearls. We carry each other on mats (when we just can't walk anymore) to Jesus and sweet things like that.


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