I was listening to I See God In You today and I thought of my Mom. She has been gone for 8 years and I still miss her but I know where she is and she is in a better place and in no more pain.
I was 13 when I remember her being sick and from that point on it was a chronic thing. That in itself played into why I wanted to be a nurse. There were many times she and all of us thought she would not make it but she never lost her faith or felt that God was not with her. Even when she was at her worst she thought of others. No matter what was going on her 7 children came first. She always got us some little something for us on our birthdays and at Christmas. Long story short, my dad was an alcoholic, not around very much for many years and other things until I was 15 but she stayed with him and kept our family together. She was an amazing lady and you know even when she was so sick her thoughts were on others. She would send other people cards and check on them and keep them in her prayers even when she was in the hospital. I would watch her make candy and cook for others when she barely had the strength to stand up. She awalys looked for the good in others and taught me to never judge and treat others how you want to be treated. She would take us to church every Sunday and was thankful for what she had. Did she have an easy life, no. She had a father she never knew and a mother who was not there and had a very hard childhood. I watched her sit and care for my dad when he was dying with cancer and realized how much they loved one another.
I remember thinking how can she stay with my dad and put so much into others when she was so sick, In time I realized all her strength came from God and when I hear your song I think of my Mom and all that she gave me and what an example she was to me even though at times I didn't see it. Did I have the best childhood, no but I had mom who made sure we had what we needed and taught 7 kids about the love and forgiveness that you can only find thru Jesus. Do I feel cheated, no. God knew what I needed and that was to have the mother I had and to be thankful to have had her as long as I did and I know I will see her again She was an an amazing lady and not just because she was my mom but she was a woman of God. So when I hear your song I think of how I saw God in her...
Hi Lara, my name is Richard Ellis. I heard your song "I See God In You" and immediately thought of my daughter Alina. When she was twelve years old she gave her life to Christ and has never looked back. I took her to church, she led me to Christ. I dont know what this world has for Alina but I do know what she has for this world. I am so proud of her for who she is. I don't know how to describe the Christ like love she has in her heart.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to honor her.
Carrying 250lb concrete cylinders 2 miles thru the jungle of Costa Rica to be able to provide water for a remote village. These students sacrificed their comfort to serve those who have yet to hear the word of God.
I See God In You Uncle Buddy!
Many call him Uncle Buddy or Dave but I am certain that God looks upon him and says "well done my good and faithful servant." In his 18 years of serving as a youth minister, he has touched, influenced, helped, mended, encouraged, steered, mentored, guided, and lead thousand of youth in a rural community called Damascus, Va. and in adjecent towns. From the depths of caves (photo), to streets in NY and TN, to the tip of the earth in Belize, Dave's life continually demonstrates servanthood.
About a year and a half ago, I was suffering from depression and anxiety issues. I was so tired both emotionally and physically from trying to balance college and work with family issues. One day I was on the phone with my little brother. He knew I had been sad for a while. Over the phone, he told me not to worry. That God loves me, and that he was going to take care of me, and everything would be alright. I saw God in my 11 year old brother, and knew he had great plans for him.
I admire my children's love for God.
My children love to pray every night and read the bible before they head to bed. They always have compassion for others who don't have what they need. My kids are forgiving towards one another. They could be angry one minute about something small and the next I notice they are willing to reconcile. My youngest is always smiling about everything and lifting the stress away from home. I know with tough times my kids are always smiling not matter what.
Meet Will, I actually joined Lara Landon's Street Crew about the time he was born. Will's birth was a struggle, the cord was wrapped around his neck. He finally came out & was blue &lifeless. I recall shielding my wife whilst listening to the erruption of urgency in the room. All I could pray was "He's my son" but with that I felt God's hands surround me. Soon the old country Doc had him breathing, not by fancy machine, but by waiting. While I see God in all my kids, I truly see the Son in Will.
My sisters in Christ
The ladies at my church, Christian Life Center. I can't choose just one person, I see God in all of them because they are wonderful woman of God.
My Precious Daughter
I picked my daughter Christalin, because she's just full of love and loves Jesus. She's proud of being a Christian. And she got just got her first Bible from a precious friend of ours. She carries it with her everywhere she goes and she sleeps with it right next to her.
A Faith heart.
This is a picture of my mom and I. She is a strong women who has been thur so much in her life and has always smiled thur everything and Believed that God and knows that God is with her.She was the first to teach me and inspire me to be faithful.
I See God In my Friend Mary!
I see God in my friend Mary Green at Church, it's always a pleasure to see and hug her! Hugging her, is like hugging Jesus, you can feel his love and hers. She has been a foster parent and has at least one adopted daughter, and just a wonderful mother and example in many ways! She lets you know of her love and God's love for you!
Tod & Janae
This is a picture of my grandchildren of whom I have the pleasure of raising. Tod is a special needs kid with ADHD, reactive attachment disorder and sensory disorder issues. Janae is his little sister. They love each other tremendously. At the end of each day when Janae and I pick Tod up from daycare they run to each other and hug. They are best friends. They both love the Lord and will tell you "You gotta love God first". They are amazing and I can't imagine my life without them.
My little niece Ali Ann was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was just a year old. She is now four and doing awesome. Prayers are being answered. God is so good...All of the time.
Seth is my 11 year old son. He was physically abused when he was 2 1/2 by his mom and her boyfriend. They were arrested and charged and i was granted full custody. He was hospitalized the last abuse with a broken femur bone, after being hospitalized earlier with a broken leg and severe cuts to the forehead both from abuses. He had play and individual therapy. I see a glimpse of God in him as he has put the past behind him, and is able to flourish as any other child. He is my gift from God.
i see God in your mommy and daddy!
this is baby Corban. he, his big brother and parents are at st jude's fighting for Corban's life. today he had surgery to remove the mass in his leg. i have seen God in his mom's life as she posts about his condition day by day. she is always positive, always praying and always has something to be thankful for. nearly every post also mentions other families she is praying for as well. all glory be to God in the way he shown Himself to me in this situation!
The Holy Spirit shinin in Trujillo, Peru
Last summer i went to Peru on a short termed missions trip through a nonprofit called Inca Link. While i was there i met this little guy. His name is Luis is the sweetest kid in the world. I see God in this little boy. For someone who has basically nothing and be as joyful as he is is truly an amazing thing to witness. The holy spirit was definitely moving through this place. Without a doubt i see God in Luis! He is the God of Luis, the God of Trujillo, and the God of the entire world!