Our Stories

my story

I’m starting something new on this site because I believe God likes to change things up a bit when we get too comfortable. Change can be scary, but experiencing change with God is like singing off-key (or is that just me?) while we’re in our socks sliding around on the kitchen floor with chocolate smeared on our lips and some good tunes in the background.

Yes. Change with God really is that good. 🙂 And exciting!

So I’m going to continue blogging. But there will be times when I look back and share something God has done in my life; some of my favorite memories with Him.

And I’m going to ask you to look back at your life too.

This isn’t so you feel obligated to share your story. (But you can share if you’d like! You may never know how deeply your story may touch someone.) I’m simply going to ask you to look. Look back and look for God.


So you can see God in a new and exciting way (see I told you!).

Let’s do this together. Let’s do this to remember God and relive His faithfulness. And let’s do this to encourage and remind each other that the same God who did those things yesterday will continue to be faithful today and tomorrow.

And who knows? He may just surprise us when He opens our eyes to all He has done to bring us this far.

“Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together.” (Psalm 34:3 NLT.)

8 thoughts on “Our Stories

  1. What a great idea dear Joey! I am organizing Thanksgiving dinner – well my contribution – a ham – to take to dinner at a friend’s where 20 of us will gather to give thanks to the Lord – will share a story either this evening or tomorrow – blessings and love xo

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    1. Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful, Debra! I’m sure there will be stories around the dinner table. 🙂 Feel free to share stories here anytime, and thank you. I should have one posted tomorrow…if the Lord will lead. Blessings to you!!


  2. Good morning Joey – Oh so many stories to share – Today I will share a story that was the result of 51 years of faithful prayer – I was saved at the age of 5 by a Christian neighbour – Mrs Ruddick was her name – She was my first spiritual mother – At age 9 our family moved from the big city to the country and I was deeply saddened that I had never had an opportunity to say goodbye to her – I prayed faithfully – I wanted and needed a new spiritual mother as I was raised in a less-than-ideal home – This past March, I attended a women’s retreat with a high school friend who I have found particularly challenging over the years – At one point she abandoned me (I knew no one as this was a retreat held by her church) and it was now lunch time – A woman at the retreat saw me standing alone and came right over to me, linked her arm in mine and said, “I am going to adopt you.” – As it turns out, this woman grew up 3 blocks east of my home on the same side of the street (Mrs Ruddick lived 1 block west of my home on the same side of the street), each of our phone numbers began with Trinity (mine began with Trinity 9 and hers with Trinity 6), we are both writers, empaths and love the Lord (amongst other things) – She was supposed to have gone to visit her sister in Manitoba during that retreat weekend but when she tried to book her flight she wasn’t able to so she registered for the retreat instead – How incredible that the Holy Spirit brought us together at that retreat – After 51 years, He gifted/blessed me with the most amazing spiritual mother – “He knew the plans He had for me/us” (Jeremiah 29:11) – We have both had a very challenging year and are both beyond grateful that the Lord has given us a season of laughter – sometimes we laugh so hard we are moved to tears – tears of joy of course!!! Oh the power of prayer – In His time He answered my prayer – His time, not mine – “Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient . . . and pray at all times” – Blessings and love xoxo

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    1. What a wonderful story and testimony of God answering prayer in His perfect timing! And there’s nothing like being “adopted” by someone the Lord sends our way. What blessings are in store for the two of you, I’m sure! Thank you so much for sharing your story, Debra. May God continue to bless you in exciting ways!!


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