He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

HAPPY 6th Birthday Kaiya!!!

My goodness little girl, you are getting so big! I have been so emotional over you turning six then any of your other birthdays...Not really sure why, other than your mother has issues! ( LOL)
I am so thankful to be called your mom. It just blows my mind that God called us to be stewarts over you. It has been such a challenge, yet so joyous when I remind myself of the Goodness of the LORD and what a miracle you were in getting here, as well as the FRUIT we both shall bare in this journey as mom and daughter... I am calmed with a peace like never before. I love the compassionate heart the LORD is stirring up in you, I love how the LORD has given you a heart of repentance at such a early age, I love your silliness, and the sound of your laugh as I awake some mornings. My child, LORD Willing, I cannot wait to see all the things the LORD has in store for your life. I pray that your life is not a wasted one, but one that leads others down the narrow path!

We love you and Happy Birthday!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Woman Down

Today is our Seven YEAR Wedding anniversary and ya girl is sick on the sofa!! I went in to the doctor today and found out I had Bronchitis and a fever of 102.. They say I should be well by this weekend, sense I am at the last leg of it.. I have been feeling like this for a month and just not decided to go to doctor.. I know..bad, bad, girl!

Would appreciate your prayers!

I am so thankful for this man of mine! He has cooked dinner, cleaned the WHOLE HOUSE, I mean CLEAN!! He has taken great care of my soon to be Six year old come Wednesday ( whaaaaaaaaaaaaa )
I mean, this brother is holding it down....Did I mention it was our anniversary.. SEVEN YEARS.... I come from a hood very similar to the one I live in and people dont stay together that long.. I never witnessed a healthy marriage, let a long a christian one until I moved to Ala. and became a believer...Thank you LORD!! Kevin, I love you, I am so thankful that you chose me to be your wife :)

Ok, have to go..drugs are starting to get to me...
Grace to you all!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quotes Of The Day

"We have placed such idolatrous faith in our ability to protect ourselves that we call it more courageous to die killing than to die loving"

"We do need to be born again, since Jesus said that to a guy named Nicodemus. But if you tell me I have to be born again to enter the Kingdom of God, I can tell you that you have to sell everything you have and give it to the poor, because Jesus said that to one guy, too. But I guess that's why God invented highlighers, so we can highlight the parts we like and ignore the rest."

— Shane Claiborne (The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Blow Wind,Blow!

I woke up this morning feeling a bit discouraged. As I look back on many old blog post, I see I have been up an down emotionally when it comes to my life. Whether its being a wife, a mom, or a missionary, I wrestle a lot. I was telling my husband this morning that I don't feel the same as I did when we first moved over here. I feel confused, I am searching to hear and see from the LORD and he again, is just not answering. I praise GOD for men and the way he created them to communicate, because Kevin knew exactly what my heart was saying.. Fruit... I am looking around for fruit of our labors. I see us laboring, I see us wrestling with loving our neighbors, I see it...That's the problem.. I see US. I am not trying to look at us, my motives are not to boast in us, really please hear me, in tears I pray that you hear my heart on this.... I so want to see the LORD... I want to see his GLORY in our labors... I don't want to die and not see the kids in our neighborhood just as worst off as the generation before them... I know I am being really self centered right now, but I am just being honest.... Kevin was talking to me about missionaries who were committed to the Lord's work... how some of them were laboring for 20 something years and saw no fruit for their labors...but the generations after them saw every bit of it!! that was encouraging.

As I sat in tears and listen to him this morning I just thought about our daughter who I would love to see on FIRE for the LORD right along with those her age living amongst us..but the TRUTH is the LORD owes me nothing!! I don't have to see a thing HE DOES...my HOPE should not come from our successes but on our faithfulness to HIM... Kevin was explaining to me that it is hard.. and its so easy to want to want to see fruit for the wrong reasons, i,e- to ensure your supporters that you are really over here laboring, so that you can share with other what " God is doing", or to just comfort your self that you are doing something with your life....
What happen to just laboring for the sake of WHO GOD IS, and WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE FOR YOU????

The hardest thing right now for me to come to grips with was what Kevin shared with me in John 3:7-9 that says "The wind blows where it wills, you hear the sound of it, you don't know where it comes from, you don't know where it's going, so is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

People are born of the Spirit because they're born of the Spirit and the Spirit goes wherever the Spirit wants.

Oh, LORD, I want that wind to blow so hard where I am, in my parenting, in my relationships. in my hood. Blow....please come blow!!!!

If I die and still see no fruit, I want my heart to be just as Isaiah's was when the Lord called him to preach to people whom he KNEW would not repent... "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity, yet surely my right is with the Lord and my recompense with my God” - Isaiah 49:4

That helps me to be armed with HOPE with ministry of all kinds.... Aghhh....life, I tell ya

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Due to a contract I am in, looks like I will updating my blog daily again :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

With Love, From A Neighbor

Okay.. I know that I said that I was not going to post anything, but I had to share with you this amazing letter from one of our older neighbors...She mailed the letter to Delta and B.k.'s house with both of our families name on it...
Ministry for us has been a little heavy, heavy in a sense of trying to carry so many burdens, focus on the new ministry building, and wrestling with what to do about out of control teens...but the LORD, who is OUR HELPER, has promised to never leave nor forsake us.. I am most thankful for how HE in the right timing will send the most ENCOURAGING words for us to persevere and to remind us that our labor here is not in vain..HE did not have to do this, but HE DID BECAUSE OF HIS UNFAILING LOVE for us!

This is what the letter said:

" To the Kelly and King families,
This Saturday is a special day designated to show love. the best way for me to do this and let you know how I feel is to speak from my heart. When I first met you I was not very friendly, it took me a while to really get to know you.
I found two caring and loving families and I am truly glad you have open your hearts and your homes to me and my family and for that I am grateful. Coach and Kevin you are doing a great work for the westside you have really dedicated your time and effort to help these kids, for this you should be commended. I know it takes a lot of hard work and prayer for this to happen. I am reminded of a special song, we have come this far by faith leaning on the LORD trusting in HIS holy word, he never fail me yet. Don't ever be discouraged when troubles in your lives, just take your cares to Jesus and he will brighten up your life. Keep up the good work. In closing I would like to leave the motto from my high school class, " We have crossed the stream, the river lies ahead""

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Lord, thank you!! What a humbling thing to know you are using us to rebuild the city for CHRIST one neighbor at a time. Please continue to show all of us here your glory!

Friday, February 6, 2009

One Life

"I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God; first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.
William Carey said, “Expect great things from God. Attempt a great thing for God,” and that is exactly what we are trying to do"

By Rev. Michael Young-Suk Oh

YOU MUST READ ABOUT Michael's testimony here!

CardBoard Testimony


Real Vision-Trip Lee ft Tedashii

Official music video for "Real Vision" from Trip Lee's sophomore album "20/20".

We are constantly bombarded with messages to believe from popular culture, from churches, from friends, etc. It seems like everywhere we turn someone has something they want us to buy into. But which messages line up with the heart of God? And where do we go to filter what is a lie and what is truth?

For more on Trip Lee, Tedashii, and other artists check out reachrecords.com

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rejoice, Again I say Rejoice!

Psalm 144:2-3

He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me ,O LORD, what is man that you care for him, the son of man that you think of him?

Psalm 95:6-7b

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

I am so thankful to the LORD and his timely words of encouragement! I got a very precious, encouraging, faith lifting phone call from a woman who reads my blog, whom I have yet to meet..her message brought tears to my eyes as I listen to her voice how she and her husband prays for us and our hood. As, I listen to her I was then at that moment reminded of how MUCH, HOW BIG, HOW WIDE IS THIS LOVE GOD HAS FOR ALL OF US!! How HE CARES, about every small thing that goes on in our lives! We are not FORGOTTEN, HE KNOWS EACH AND LAST ONE OF OUR NAMES and holds them dear to HIS HEART!!

Thank you my sister, for showing how deep is the love of Jesus, I do pray one day our families can meet!
Rejoice with me over the blessing of knowing not only do we SERVE a GOD who cares for us, but that HE WOULD GIVE US THE CHURCH, a FELLOWSHIP of believers to encourage us along the way!


Monday, February 2, 2009

What Are We Up Against??

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.”

C. S. Lewis, Screwtape Letters

There are some very crazy things happening around us. Persecution on all fronts, sadness, depression, threats from neighborhood teens that they are about to take "their" neighborhood back with drugs, and gang activity ( did I mention these were guys that were professing Christ and who once use to met with our hubs once a week for bible study)...One teen has a 10 year old younger brother who hangs out a lot with Kevin and BK..he also is very involved in their young boys bible study.. this teenager who has turned to selling drugs, and gang banging, has informed his younger brother that Kevin and BK are making up everything that they are teaching him about the bible..he's telling him that none of it was real... you have gots to be kidding me!!??

I must be honest friends.. I have been feeling really sad,blue, depressed at times about all that is going on here.. I mean, even with the SLAM! girls, things have gotten crazy, one of the girls went off on me the other day because I asked her a question about her pursuing Jesus. Sense SLAM! has ended some of the girls are not getting along at this moment...

In the midst of all that is going on, we trust and believe that the LORD, the LORD our GOD reigns and he is here with us.. I mean this is why we came here in the first place...TO SEE GOD, here on earth.... we don't want to wait until heaven to see JESUS...show ME HIM NOW!! LORD SHOW US WHO YOU ARE...SHOW OUR HOOD WHO YOU ARE!!!!

Please pray for our hood, keep these kids in your prayers, as much as I want to make it about us, its not about us...Satan wants nothing more than to blind the hearts of those around us, he deceives with signs and wonders, he use people to hinder others from believing, he snatches the word away from people who hear, Satan hinders mission efforts in general ( 1 Thess. 2:17-18)

you know its crazy how so much has started to take place right at the moment we close and begin renovations on this ministry property that will be used to further much of GODS KINGDOM...

Looks like we have a serious conflict of kingdoms here..
coincidence, I think not!

Ephesians 6:17-18
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints

1 Peter 5:7-9
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.