Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Oh, the joy of being a father!  I never thought that I wouldn't care if someone peed and pooped on me.  I am so in love with our little girl.  But, that doesn't mean I'm never frustrated at situations that occur in our lives together.  Especially when they involve sleep.
The other night after a feeding, my daughter had a mean case of the hiccups.  She was going on and on.  I felt so helpless!  I didn't know what to do.  We were both so tired.  I prayed right then for God to cure her of her episode of hiccups so we could all sleep.  It was amazing.  She instantly stopped.  And very soon after that, we were all asleep again!

What did Jesus do for me today?
He cured my baby's hiccups so we could all get some much needed sleep.

~ T

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Where Do I Begin?

One week ago today, the Lord gave us Marguerite Ruth Trussell.  What a blessing she has been already!
Throughout this week, we have seen the Lord answer many prayers and do things for us unimaginable.  He truly is Lord of all creation!  Before the birth, we all were praying against a c-section.  But the Lord had other plans.  See, Maggie was dropping like she was supposed too, but when Hannah would have a contraction, Maggie's little heart rate was having a hard time catching back up.  So it was go time!  Sometimes our prayers are not answered the way we want them to be.  God's plans are always better than ours.  I believe God allows these things to happen to make us trust in Him even more.  In 13 minutes, little Maggie was born to us by c-section.  And it was amazing!  Not really the way we wanted it, but we trust that the Lord was in total control the whole time and His purpose is greater than our wishes.

The Lord did so many things for us this week and answered so many prayers.  He is an amazing God and worthy of our praise!  Begin examining your life.  What is He doing for you today?  It could be a little thing or it could be GINORMOUS!  He is at work.

What did Jesus do for me this week?
He gave us a precious baby girl.
He delivered her with no complications.
He made her a healthy baby.
He's helping mom recover wonderfully.
He's letting Maggie sleep.
He's letting Monkey (our dog) get used to the new addition better than we expected.
He gave us a supporting family.
He allowed my sister to come in town and hold little Maggie.
He gave us friends to feed us.
He let mommy's milk come in when it seemed all was lost.
He guided Maggie to latch on to Mom.
He's giving us rain to cool us off.
He's helping Maggie gain weight!
And He is still doing...
He is in control of it all.  Lord, we give you ALL the glory!

Mommy holds Maggie for the first time.
Gran holding Maggie.
Grandparents getting a gaze.
First cake from Uncle Ricky and Aunt Roxanne!
Sweet baby!
Glad to be home!
Aunt Ashley in town?  Yay!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Marguerite Ruth

What did Jesus do for me today?

He gave us a beautiful baby girl!  Thank you Jesus for a healthy, sweet, precious, little miracle.

(more to come...)

Monday, August 16, 2010


The room is ready and all is in place, as of yesterday.  And wouldn't you know it, the doc wants to deliver baby Maggie tomorrow.  Coincidence? I think not ladies and gents!

Through prayer and situations, God is showing me that His timing is perfect.  In these situations, we must rely on Him through our prayer with Him.  When life is coasting and when life is brutal, He is with us.  Pray without ceasing.

What is Jesus doing for me today?

He is showing me that His timing is ALWAYS perfect.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Today in Sunday School, our bible study ended with a word from a friend of mine. She stated that the scriptures we studied really helped her realize how much the Lord does for her and her husband.  And she listed a few of these things.  The Lord is truly at work in all of our lives.  And He wants us to recognize it and give praise back to Him.

What did Jesus do for me today?

He guided our study in Sunday School, He spoke to us through His word, and He let us rest.  Thank you Lord for air conditioning and our couches!

And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.  Genesis 2:3

~ T

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Keep Your Cool

Well it's that time a month again to fork over the ole mortgage check.  And to my surprise, the payment has gone down ninety bucks!  For the next 12 months!!!  Also, today I had to mow my yard.  Yep, in the extreme heat.  But, every time I felt like I was getting a little too hot, a nice little breeze would come my way.  Coincidence?  I think not my friend.  And, I got through the weed eating with minimal frustration.  Although the weed eater ended up in the trash can.  Here I come Home Depot!

What did Jesus do for me today?

He helped me keep my cool in more ways than one and He continues to bless us financially.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Virtue?

For 24 hours, my wife and I sat in a hospital room for tests.  She's 37 weeks preggers.  The test results would tell us that we could A: go home for bed rest - or B: get induced to have a baby.  The staff at the hospital was awesome!  We enjoyed they're company.  When the 24 hours was up, waiting for the test results was brutal. I could feel an uneasiness in my soul.  Anxiety was brewing.  My patience was ceasing.  Two and a half hours later, the test results were in and we could go home.  Yay!

Someone once said, "Patience is a virtue."  The internet doesn't seem to know if it's a Chinese or an Irish proverb.  In Colossians 3, Paul tells us to clothe ourselves in patience along with compassion, kindness, humility and gentleness.  He goes on to say that over all these 'virtues,' put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

I'll be honest, today I found it hard to stay patient.  I'm sure it came across a bit in my mood. But even through these times we have, Jesus is still with us all the way.

So, what did Jesus do for me today?

He showed me patience.  And, He reminded me how much I need a Savior.  Forgive me Lord.  Renew my soul.

Do you need forgiveness today?  He's a prayer away.

~ T

Thursday, August 12, 2010

In Control

What did Jesus do for me today?

He reminded me that He is in control and that I don't have to worry about anything.  All I have to do is offer it all up to Him and it's taken care of.  Whatever the outcome, remember He is in control.  Thanks again Jesus for letting me lay my burdens at your feet.

~ T

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Zero Balance

In getting ready for the new baby on her way, the past few weeks have been a little tight in the pocket book.  This morning I had a doctor's appointment (routine checkup).  As I was there, it dawned on me that I would have a co-pay to pay.  Whoops!  Of course I had the money to pay it, but it wasn't in the budget!!!

What did Jesus do for me today?

He paid my co-pay at the doctor's office!  Thank you Jesus!

Turns out that my insurance had a 'credit' on it.  So that made my visit a wash!  Amen.  Let's thank Him for ALL miracles in our lives, big and small.

~ T

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Just Breathe

What did Jesus do for me today?

He let me breathe.  So many times we get caught up in the day to day that we don't even acknowledge the things God allows us to do.  Like breathe or walk.  And how many times a day do we thank Him for the things we have?  So many of our luxuries are taken for granted every day.  Things like our air conditioning, health, roof, transportation, a job, income, etc, etc.  The list goes on.

Thank you Jesus for giving me life, today.

~ T

Monday, August 9, 2010

Words to Speak

What did Jesus do for me today?

Today Jesus woke me up with the sunlight pouring through the living room window.  Yep, I was on the couch.  Not for being in the dog house as one might think.  Ever since the pregnancy has entered the third trimester, my darling wife has contracted a vicious snore.  Bless her heart.

And, most importantly, Jesus gave me the correct words to say to two very special people in my life.

What did he do for you today?

~ T

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Why I've Created a Blog

I became a christian February, 2008, and since then have begun to see the Lord do mighty things in my life.  God truly blessed me by giving me my wife last year. AND, we are expecting a new addition to the family in the form of a new human, any day now.  So, from the big to the small, God shows us His love everyday.  I think we just have to be in tune with Him to recognize it.  Colossians 3:1 says 'Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.'  I believe Paul is telling christians to look toward Jesus in EVERYTHING.  Not just when we're having a bad day or a tragedy in life, but in everything we do.  3:2 reiterates saying 'Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.' As we fix our eyes on Jesus and share it in this blog, we pray it is an encouragement to others to give glory where glory is due. So, throw coincidence out the window and praise Jesus for the things He's doing in your life!

What did Jesus do for me today?

He allowed me to congregate freely with fellow believers and lift up praises to Him for all the wonderful things He does for me.  He is worthy of our praise.

~ T