“Feed My Sheep” – results of the food drive

A HUGE thank you to all who participated in the drive to feed the hungry in the name of Wynette Hendricks. During the last week of May, we visited the South Plains Food Bank to give them the funds raised in this drive. We have received a great letter from the SPFB and want to share it so all can see the work this particular food bank does and how the money we raised is being spent.

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This will be the first of an annual drive in Wynette Hendricks name as she is the one who shared information about South Plains Food Bank and how good they were. It’s great to be able to do something so vital for others in memory of our angel friend Wynette!!

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UNDERSTANDING AND FORGIVENESS

Going back into the past once again. In the recent months I have made connections with people who were at one time a part of my world. Circumstances changed that and we all drifted apart. But with the wide world of the internet that has changed once again. People that I have lost touch with for years are now back in my world and I thank you for that Father.

And due to the reconnection of one of those special people I have come to know that not all things that I thought were true were true. Granted hurt feelings had a lot to do with why I felt the way I did but that does not excuse the untruth that I held in my heart. I am referring to my second husband. We were married for 5 years but were only together for less than a year. I know that doesn’t make a lot of sense but bear with me. My second husband actually tricked me into marrying him. What I didn’t know was the reason that he felt compelled to do that. I recently made contact with a member of his family and I feel truly blessed to have had that opportunity. In our conversations, she has enlightened me to what drove him to trick me into the marriage. He was a man tormented by his mother. A women that he adored as only a son can adore his mom. The only problem was she did not feel the same way about him. Now there is no way to know why or what drove her to feel that way. That is between her and God. But my husbands adoration of his mom was what drove him to try to please her. So at the risk of my wrath, he did what she insisted that he do. Trick me into a marriage that I did not want. It had only been a short time since I had escaped from my first marriage and the last thing I wanted was to get married again. The only things that I remember about that time period were buying matching blue v-necked sweaters and watching my husband to be fall out of the chair and laughing my self silly. Well, the sweaters were what we wore to the court-house and the reason that he fell out of the chair is because he could not stand the sight of blood. Back then you had to have a blood test to get married.
Flash forward to the moment when I found out I was married……not a good time to be had for anyone much less all. I found out when the certificate arrived in the mail. About an hour later my new husband arrived home from work. I was sitting on the chair with the certificate in my hands. Needless to say he went white as a sheet and started begging me to please listen before I killed him. I reluctantly agreed as he explained.
I am going to back up a little here. The main reason I did not remember a lot of what happened was the fact that I had been in the hospital for 8 days. They had me on some major painkillers and as a matter of fact I ended back in the hospital before we left his parents house.
Now back to the story. We ended up married but because of the deceit of the event, our marriage was not the bed of roses that it could have been. Then 6 months into the marriage, he was injured at work and was put on workman’s comp. This rocked on about 5 months and he started drinking. Then came the day that put an end to the marriage. My sister-in-law and myself came home from the grocery store and he came out the front door and I could tell he was angry. About what…..who knew? But he screamed at us and wanted to know where we had been. Being the smart mouth that I was back then, I replied,”Playing tiddlywinks, where does it look like we have been?” He drew back his fist and slammed me in the jaw. I heard as well as felt it crack. I remember thinking HE BROKE MY JAW! The next thing I knew my sister-in-law was pulling on my shirt and yelling at me. She said, “Wynette, stop! You are going to kill him!” I remember turning to her and saying, “What do you think I am trying to do!” I snapped back to my self and got up and gathered every thing of his that I could find and threw it in his car. I told him if he ever came near me again I would finish the job. I saw him one time in the next 4 years. I did not know until many years later that he had passed away from cancer.
The moral to this story is you never know what drives a person unless you get to know the real person. The one behind the persona that they put out there for most of the public to view. We did not get a chance to get to know each other as well as I wished we had, and for that I am very sad. But I know that we will meet again in Heaven because I do know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was saved. Until then my friend, we will meet again.

What does a spiritual battle look like-Part 4

At about this time, I got a huge blessing of financial freedom in the form of SSDI. I know it was of God for the simple fact that I was approved on the first application WITHOUT a lawyer. Ask anyone and they will tell you that is nothing short of a miracle.

So with the relief of the financial stress, Satan blew a gasket and wrecked havoc on my health once again. This is a battle that is continuing. But it is not a matter of whether or my medication is correct or if I have enough or if it is working, because this is a battle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12) But with the help of God and the advice and counseling of a few very strong Prayer Warriors, our side is winning. So as you can see walking in the word of God is not for the faint of heart. He never told me it would be easy, he simply told me it would be worth it. As of this morning, 34 countries have signed on to this blog. We are reaching souls on every continent. I think. LOL Haven’t really counted up how many continents there are, but if you look on the little interactive map at the bottom right corner of the front page you can see all the little red dots of people who have clicked on this blog.

All of the trials and tribulations that I have experienced have allowed me the privilege and honor of walking in the path that the Lord has put before me. I do not regret a single moment of it. If we can save one soul through the stories I have put down here then I am succeeding in the job that the Lord has made for me. And because we are following the path that God has put before us, we are all the more blessed for it. PRAISE THE LORD!!
(John 14:27) 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

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