So much has happened since I first created my website!! I hardly know where to begin!! First, let me say that God has been so good to me! If I thought He had blessed me in the past, He has (as usual) outdone Himself!! After 7 & 1/2 years as a single mother of 2, God sent me a wonderful man that I married in May of 2006. His name is James (but he goes by his nickname, Bo) and he is a wonderful, loving man, who puts God first in all things (which is exactly what I had been praying for). We moved into a new home the end of May and we are surrounded by close friends and family whom we love dearly. My daughter is now 12 years old and my son is 8. They just started new schools because of where we moved during the summer. To my surprise and delight, their new schools allow them a moment of silence in the morning so that they can pray. I thought that was something that was completely prohibited in public schools these days. They sure weren't allowed to do that at their old schools! They are very happy and absolutely love my husband. They even call him "daddy" and they thank the Lord that He sent Bo to us, as do I.
I started teaching the teenage/young adult Sunday School Class at our church in January and I have really received a blessing from that. I look forward to spending time with those kids. They really love the Lord, and I think they teach me just as much, if not more, than I teach them!! I am also advisor for our Mime Team now, and I am director of the Youth Group, with help from my husband, who just recently took over as teacher of the children's Sunday School Class. It is so exciting and rewarding to me to be able to do God's work as a family affair!! But God really continues to use me and I am so thankful, because I am unworthy even to call upon His name, yet He chose me to do something for Him and that is such an honor and a priveledge.I lost my job at G&K in March and have been receiving unemployment benefits, but they are about half of what my net pay was when I was working. But praise God, it is giving me the opportunity to try and start my own business from home. I am working on the computer and selling things on Ebay and I pray that God will allow this to be another opportunity for Him to use me in some way, as well as help bring in extra income for my family. If there is one thing I have learned, it is that God never closes a door without opening a window!!
As I look back over the past few years it amazes me at how much God has done in my life. Of course He is able to do ALL things, but the fact of the matter is I don't deserve any of the blessings He has bestowed upon me. God has brought me through so many things and I have come so far in my Christian life. I have also learned that you can be as close to God as you want to be. If I ever start to back up from God, I pray that He would call it to my attention and draw me closer to Him, because I want to be as close to Him as I possibly can be. He is my everything. Everything I have, I owe to Him. Without Him I could do nothing, but with Him I can do ALL things!! To each of you reading this, I urge you to draw closer to God. You will never believe the miracles He will work in your life!! When you give everything over to God, He will use you and bless you in so many ways.
I want to leave you with the words to one of my favorite songs because it is so fitting of my life:
THANK YOU LORD, FOR YOUR BLESSINGS ON ME
**NOTE** -- I posted everything you just read on my website, and since I had promised an update on here, I thought I would post it here as well. Please be sure to visit my website at http://www.godwillmakeaway.cjb.net or http://www.geocities.com/stephanie_freeze because I have made several changes and put up some new pictures. Also be sure to read my previous post on here that gives a link to my items I have on Ebay. Much love and prayers to you all. Until next time, be blessed......