_pennywiseIs anyone feeling me today?  I have been inundated with trying new things on my computer.  I am looking at apps, websites, building “stuff”.  This old dog is trying to learn new tricks! I keep saying to myself  “oh for heaven’s sake Terrie”!  Branding oneself takes time and knowledge.  The Lord has graciously given me time, now I just need to seek the knowledge.  I have stories to tell: stories of abuse, neglect, abandonment, rejection, divorce, raising a family at 14, having a very sick, special needs daughter with a rare syndrome, praying for my husband’s salvation for 15 years, estrangement from my mother for many years and her miraculous healing from alcoholism and our reconciliation just before she died, there are many more to tell.   There were times when I just had to laugh, it became so overwhelming!  With those stories come the stories of God’s sovereignty in my life and how He walked with me through all of it even though I didn’t realize that it was His mighty hands that held me.  Storms came and mighty storms went but I am still here.  God has allowed me to go through those storms to praise Him and to tell others that are going through the same things that there is hope.  There is a living hope.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”. Proverbs 3:5 has become a theme song for me.  The Hebrew word for trust in that verse is “batach” which means to hide for refuge, be confident or sure, put confidence in. So, in other words “Hide for refuge, be confident or sure, put confidence in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding”.  Abandon yourself to His care 100%.  I have a story to tell and a Savior to praise.  Some of you need to hear my story because you are living it right now! Trusting God takes guts.  It really does.  I am talking take no prisoners, full speed ahead guts.  Courage does not come easy to me or to most of us.  I constantly need a reminder that “God has got this”. I am convinced that is why He gave me #Project Penny in 2004.  There is hope, there is rescue, there is God.  If your women’s group is looking for a speaker, I am ready.  Call me, send me an email, find me on Facebook or Instagram.  Women need hope, they need sisterhood, they need Christ.   #InGodwetrust  #Pennywise  #whenyouwalkwiththewise

 

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