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    Fri, Feb 9th - 10:30AM


    Retirement was a big adjustment I had to make when I quit working and moved to a high rise. I never dreamed I would be back in my old home town again. The high rise was situated along the river with a beautiful park across the street from the building. I spent many hours sitting on a bench meditating and wondering how I would spend my time. When I got tired of that I walked up and down the street where I took in the beauty of the river scene. There is no transportation to be able to go shopping or visiting anyone. There used to be a good bus service and trains I could ride but that all disappeared. If you didn’t have a car you were stuck. While I worked, I lived in an area with good bus service. There were stores near by to supply my needs. I had a hard time getting acquainted with the other residents. I was a bit shy at the time and just sat like a bump on a log. Things have changed since. I sat in my apartment for almost six years except when I had to get out. I didn’t join in any of the activities. After working so many years as a waitress, I decided I needed a rest. All day I sat and watched my favorite videos, mostly musicals and “Pride and Prejudice”. While I did this I got “hooked” on making plastic canvas items. I gave most of them away. Then I got into making crocheted Afghans. God took advantage of the situation. Now He got me where He wanted me. I never sat still long enough to listen for His voice. The movies got boring. I just turned them on for the noise. I went into a depression filled with guilt and remorse for the stupid, dangerous and sinful things I had done. I pushed God out of my life. I realized it was God chastising me before He could get me to admit where I had gone wrong. He could then restore me to when I first got saved. Gradually I began to go in the front room where people gathered. One day there was only one lady in the room. I told her about the Mini-Sermons I used to write in 1987 & ’88 using an electronic typewriter. Even though I wasn’t following His path at all times, He let me write the sermons and pass out 100 copies at the restaurant where I worked as a waitress in a large department store. I knew God was in it for no one tried to stop me. It was the happiest time I have ever had. I was in God’s perfect will. Shortly before this, I was ready to get into the New Age Movement... The Holy Spirit stopped me. It was like I was being told I had to make up my mind whether I was going to serve God or Satan. I could not sit on the fence any longer. The first set of sermons was for those who don’t know the Lord and what they had to do to get saved. The rest of the sermons were instructions on how to live a Christian life after Jesus Christ became their Lord and Savior. I believe now that God had me write them for my own benefit even if no one else got anything out of them. After reading them, one Jewish man got saved shortly before he died. I was in awe when I heard that. I will never know how many others have done the same. Sad to say I got off path again. I was like a yo-yo. I still gave copies to anyone who wanted them. Not many did. After the lady read them, she said she was moving to Colorado. She would get her daughter to put them on the web. That was something new to me. I did have a computer before but I wasn’t on the internet. It sounded too complicated for me. She wasn’t in Colorado very long when we got the news that she died. She had put the idea into my head that it was what God wanted me to do and it stuck there. It haunted me day and night. I told people I was going to do it. They laughed at my boldness for even thinking that was God’s will for me. I didn’t have enough money to buy a computer or connect to the internet. It was impossible. I was told it cost a lot of money to have a web site. I didn’t even know what it entailed. The thought wouldn’t let go. I got tested when my daughter told me about a computer a woman wanted to give away. She was going to Colorado and wanted my daughter to leave her husband and children and go with her. Of course she refused. The woman was still going to let me have the computer. I refused her offer. I had the feeling she was part of a cult. By accepting the gift I would be condoning her actions. In 2001 I got a letter from my life insurance company. They were opening to the public a chance to buy stock in the company. They didn’t have to buy insurance with them. I was shocked when they also told me I had a certain amount of stock and they were sending me a check for that much. God didn’t let me be aware that I had stock. He knew I would blow it if I cashed it in sooner. It was the exact amount I needed to buy a Gateway Computer and printer. That is just like God to do what you may think is impossible. It took me about a month to learn to halfway use the machine. I surfed the web to see what I could find on it. I looked for Christian sites. I was pleased to learn that they accepted writings from their readers. If accepted the items would be published. I didn’t have to have my own site and this didn’t cost a cent! I wouldn’t know how to use it anyway. My mind was technically illiterate. The first place I found was Club Praise They made me their featured author for a short time and didn’t accept any more. “A featured writer, Me?’ I was always a background type of person. No one ever seemed to notice I was there. I was ignored. There is only one thing wrong with the site. A professional journalist gave me the advice that I needed white space between the lines to make it easier to read. I did have some space but they jammed it all together. At least it got my foot in the cyber space door. My picture, bio and articles can still be found there even though the door was closed for me... Later a woman wanted me to write for her on a woman’s ministry. She made me Leader/Director. That surprised me. I was never a leader or director of anything; not even my own miserable life. God seems to choose the least likely for the job. He enables them so it’s not under their power. This lasted a short time. She had to close the site down because of poor health. God showed me He can open doors and shut them. He continues to do that. I got on www.onlinearchive.org in 2002. So far I am their top writer with 87 articles. I write under truthreigns. I don’t take credit for anything. It is God’s work. I am just His instrument used to get His Word out to hurting people. I have articles, some the same, on several sites now. I’m not even sure where they all are. I know a couple testimonies are in Ireland. I just started to send different items to www.faithwriters.com. Through Private message I was asked if someone could use my article in their first of a series book. I signed a contract and it will be published sometime next year. I will get paid for this! (Up date. The project had to be set aside because of illness of the editor. I also got contacted to write for a Christian newspaper just started. I have a few items on there. He sends me extra papers as pay until he gets on his feet. God is blessing him for jumping in to do the almost impossible. They have so many different paces where you can send your material. They give you much help to be the best writer you can be. If you believe this is God’s call on your life, check it out. There doesn’t seem to be any jealousy there. They cheer for those who are getting ahead and encourage others to keep on plugging. You don’t become a writer if you don’t keep writing in spite of rejection. You know and God knows if you are a writer. Follow His lead. He is looking down on you, also whatever your call may be. Like God said in Jeremiah 4:4 (KJV): “Before I formed you in the belly I knew you and before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations.” In these times, with the web, it is much easier to reach more people all over the world. Jeremiah was limited. Don’t let the word prophet scare you. In the dictionary it means an inspired preacher, a person who speaks for God under divine guidance. It can be an inspired leader or teacher; both male and female. God knows all of us before we are born. He has our whole life planned. It is up to us whether we follow His plan or not. A writer is the same as a preacher or teacher but on paper and through the air. It is amazing how far it reaches by way of a few key strokes. It reaches people who have never set foot in a church before. God always inspires people to do even the simplest task if they believe that is what God wants them to do. No one is left out when they are willing to obey and use the talent they have. God gives us gifts but we have to accept them whatever they are or He will give them to someone else. No gift is too small. My cyber space ministry keeps growing. I take no credit. God led me all the way through it. I just obeyed. He stops me at times too and I have a long dry spell. But that is my learning time. Praise the Lord for loving us so much to trust us to take care of His business. God bless you. P.S. I'm not backward amymore. God changed me from an anti-social introvert to an outgoing extrovert who talks too much. lol

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    Fri, Feb 9th - 8:36AM


    Hello my friends, I may not know you but call you friends anyhow. This blog will be a mixture of many things. I hope you can find something of interest to you. The main theme is about me and how God took care of this little sparrow in spite of many difficulties. I want you to forget about me and think of your own stories of how God had taken care of things for you when you thought there was no hope. I want this all to glorify God. The main characters are God, the Father, God the Son, Jesus and God the Holy Ghost. Without getting to know them, I have no idea where I would be today. We can’t forget the angels, either. You would be surprised how many times thye have protected you. You will know me as thesparrow, an almost 76 year old woman. But young at heart since God has restored my younger years. He showed me that my life wasn’t as bad as I thought. He still sorts out the good from the bad. erases the bad and replaced them with a new slate to write on. Do you know the words “It is no secret what God can do. What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you.” It is a beautiful song with much hope. When you read what He has done for me, just remember He can do the same for you and even better. MY greatest desire for you when you come in, is that you will feel the love and peace of God in this room. Find a comfortable chair and kick of your shoes and relax. I want you to leave with a smile on your face and hope in your heart. KJV Isaiah 25:4 “For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needed in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones shall be brought low. This is all about Jesus and God’s plan of salvation. You will learn how to continue in the walk you started with Him and His Son Jesus. The Holy Spirit lives in you to guide you along your way. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.” I am new at this so please be patient with me. If you have any suggestions to what you would like to have included, I would be glad to hear from you. I desire to have this a place that God will be glad to be. God bless you. He loves you and so do I.

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    About Me: A 75 year old young at heart, woman writing my testimonies and Bible studies on many sites. Like to spend time with my family

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