Friday, 3 December 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

This month is proving to be a VERY busy time. It usually is hectic, but this is bordering on crazy.

I'm going to just put up our schedule for this month. I'll probably be referring to it myself so that I can keep up with what is going on. LOL

December Calender:
1st- Decorated the church for Christmas
3rd- Decorated the house
4th- Carol Service at Orchard House Care Home and then a few of the ladies at church and I are going to a Ladies meeting in Newbury. I am the guest speaker and also have to play the piano.
5th-Regular service plus the Carol Service at the Willow's Care Home.
6th- Meeting friends for Christmas shopping in Milton Keynes
11th- Karate Grading
12th- Carol Service at church plus our annual Church Christmas Party after the service.
14th- Home schooling Christmas party in Birmingham. I am making Christmas Tea and Buckey Bars with the older students.
19th- Candle Light Service in the evening.

Well, after just typing that I'm tired. Off to relax and enjoy some ice-cream.

Christmas Blessings,
Sis. Tammy

Monday, 29 November 2010

9 & Counting

I know it has been awhile, things have just been crazy.

There is a family that has just moved over here and they have 9 children. Yes, you read that right, I said, "They have 9 children". They are a sweet family and they didn't have anywhere to go so we gave our house to them and we stayed with a friend around the corner. It was fun and interesting. LOL

I don't know that we have ever had that many people in our home at once, well maybe for the church BB-Q, but never to sleep! The friends we were staying with came for dinner on Thursday night and there was a total of 18 people and 1 dog in this little house at once. Not sure if it was organized or not but it was a bit like chaos.

Now the house is all clean and tomorrow while my husband takes the children to a home-school get together (he has to go anyway, he's preaching the chapel service), I'll be home trying to get the mountain of sheets & towels laundered. Not to mention the normal laundry. Oh how I miss my American washer & dryer. :-(

In between loads of laundry I will be using the quiet of the house to finish up my studying for a ladies meeting I was asked to speak at on Saturday. Pray the Lord would use this feeble one for His glory.

I'm so glad that the Lord gives us opportunities to serve Him. Remember, you never know when you are entertaining 'angels unawares'!

Many blessings,
Sis. Tammy

Saturday, 28 August 2010


I just want to "Thank" the Lord for His comfort and grace. When the way seems dark and no light is in sight, I'm glad that my God is there and He cares. He loves me enough to feel what I feel and to hurt when I hurt. He sends a special balm for the soul and comfort for the heart.

The God of all Comfort

When angry storms around me rage,

Life's greatest trials I must face,

My ship is tossed, seems all will be lost,

Then the God of all comfort, speaks peace to my soul.


When the God of all comfort, speaks peace to my soul;

Rough seas are calmed, the winds cease to blow.

No matter how dark may be the night, everything will be alright;

When the God of all comfort, speaks peace to my soul.

When a broken heart leaves me hurting inside,

Like rain my tears, fall through the night.

His voice I hear, "There's no reason to fear,"

When the God of all comfort, speaks peace to my soul.

Resting in His comforting arms,

Sis. Tammy

Monday, 23 August 2010

Tears Are A Language

This song has been a blessing to me today. I honestly did not know a person had that many tears in them and the sad part is . . . . they are not gone yet.

Tears Are A Language

Often you've wondered why tears come into your eyes,
And burdens seem to be much more than I can stand;
But God is standing near, He sees your falling tears,
Tears are a language God understands

God sees the tears of a broken hearted soul,
He sees your tears and hears them when they fall;
God weeps along with man and takes him by the hand,
Tears are a language God understands.

When grief has left you low, it causes tears to flow,
Things have not turned out the way that you had planned;
But God won't forget you, His promises are true,
Tears are a language God understands.

I'm so glad that the Holy Spirit make intercession for us in times when we can not pray or just don't know what to say or do and can only cry. He interprets each tear and turns them to prayers and I'm soooo thankful that He does.

Asking for His strength,
Sis. Tammy

Saturday, 31 July 2010


I know it has been a few months. Sorry! We were on furlough from April 12th - July 15th. Had a wonderful, but busy time. I wish now that I had taken the time to update my blog, what an interesting tale that would have been . . . LOL.

Hoping to upload some pictures soon!

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

To My Child

I can share your life,
But I cannot live for you.
I can teach you things,
But I cannot make you learn.
I can give you directions,
But I cannot always lead you.
I can allow you freedom,
But I cannot account for it.
I can teach you to worship,
But I cannot make you believe.
I can teach you right from wrong,
But I cannot decide for you.
I can give you love,
But I cannot force it upon you.
I can teach you to share,
But I cannot make you unselfish.
I can teach you respect,
But I cannot force you to show honour.
I can tell you the facts of life,
But I cannot build your reputation.
I can tell you about lofty goals,
But I cannot achieve them for you.
I can teach you to obey,
But I cannot answer for your actions.
I can warn you about sins,
But I cannot make your morals.
I can love you as my child,
But I cannot place you in God's family.
I can teach you about Jesus,
But I cannot make Him your Saviour.
I can teach you about prayer,
But I cannot make you pray.
I can tell you how to live,
But I cannot give you eternal life.

Proverbs 23:19~ "Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way."

  1. JESUS

Until the Shout,

Sis. Tammy

Monday, 29 March 2010

God's Grace

There once was a man named George Thomas, pastor in a small New England town. One Easter Sunday morning he came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit.
Eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, Pastor Thomas began to speak....
"I was walking through town yesterday when I saw a young boy coming toward me swinging this bird cage. On the bottom of the cage were three little wild birds, shivering with cold and fright.
I stopped the lad and asked, "What do you have there, son?"
"Just some old birds," came the reply.
"What are you going to do with them?" I asked.
"Take 'em home and have fun with 'em," he answered. "I'm gonna tease 'em and pull out their feathers to make 'em fight. I'm gonna have a real good time.."
"But you'll get tired of those birds sooner or later. What will you do then?"
"Oh, I got some cats," said the little boy. "They like birds. I'll take 'em to them."
The pastor was silent for a moment. "How much do you want for those birds, son?"
"Huh?? !!! Why, you don't want them birds, mister. They're just plain old field
birds. They don't sing. They ain't even pretty!"
"How much?" the pastor asked again. The boy sized up the pastor as if he were crazy and said, "$10?"
The pastor reached in his pocket and took out a ten dollar bill. He placed it in the boy's hand. In a flash, the boy was gone. The pastor picked up the cage and gently carried it to the end of the alley where there was a tree and a grassy spot. Setting the cage down, he opened the door, and by softly tapping the bars persuaded the birds out, setting them free. Well, that explained the empty bird cage on the pulpit, and then the pastor began to tell this story:
One day Satan and Jesus were having a conversation. Satan had just come from the Garden of Eden, and he was gloating and boasting. "Yes, sir, I just caught a world full of people down there. Set me a trap, used bait I knew they couldn't resist. Got 'em all!"
"What are you going to do with them?" Jesus asked.
Satan replied, "Oh, I'm gonna have fun! I'm gonna teach them how to marry and divorce each other, how to hate and abuse each other, how to drink and smoke and curse. I'm gonna teach them how to invent guns and bombs and kill each other. I'm really gonna have fun!"
"And what will you do when you are done with them?" Jesus asked.
"Oh, I'll kill 'em," Satan glared proudly.
"How much do you want for them?" Jesus asked.
"Oh, you don't want those people. They ain't no good. Why, you'll take them and they'll just hate you. They'll spit on you, curse you and kill you. You don't want those people!!"
"How much? He asked again.
Satan looked at Jesus and sneered, "All your blood, tears and your life."
Jesus said, "DONE!" Then He paid the price.
The pastor picked up the cage and walked from the pulpit.
He did it all for me and you!!
Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Thursday, 18 February 2010

15 Years!




Looking forward to the next 15, if they are as interesting
as the first it shouldn't be dull!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing what you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of
your time and money to help people who had nothing,
and I learned that those who have something should
give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry..

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking.'


Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend), influences the life of a child.

How will you touch the life of someone today? Just by sending this to someone else, you will probably make them at least think about their influence on others. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God.


Sis. Tammy

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Abide in Christ - Day 7

I just wanted to take a few minutes and share with you some of the things that blessed me from Day 7.

Abide in Christ : As your wisdom

"But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us of wisdom, and righteousness,and sanctification, and redemption." I Corinthians 1:30

The life is the light of men; it is in revealing to us, and making us behold the glory of God in His own face, that Christ makes us partakers of eternal life.

How often have you longed for wisdom and spiritual understanding that you might know God better, whom to know is life eternal? Abide in Jesus: your life in Him will lead you to that fellowship with God in which the only true knowledge of God is to be had. His love, His power, His infinite glory will, as you abide in Jesus, be so revealed as it hath not entered into the heart of man to conceive. You may not be able to grasp it with the understanding, or to express it in words; but the knowledge which is deeper than thoughts or words will be given-the knowing of God which comes of being known of Him.

Whatever questions come up as to the possibility of abiding perfectly and uninterruptedly in Him, and of really obtaining all the blessing that come from it, always remember: He knows, all is perfectly clear to Him, and He is my wisdom. Just as much as you need to know and are capable of apprehending, will be communicated, if you only trust Him.

There is soooo much more that I would love to put here, but it is just to vast to relate. I highly recommend this book (devotional). It has been a blessing to me.

Monday, 11 January 2010

~A Real Workout~

"Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." Philippians 2:12

Many people work out to keep their bodies in good shape. Walking on a treadmill or working out by lifting weighs are good things to practice. Physical exercise is to be commended.

What about spiritual exercise? Here Paul is challenging the Philippian church to "work out" their salvation. They are not working for their salvation, no one can do that - it is the gift of God. We are, however, to allow our salvation to work its way out of our hearts and into our lives. We must allow the Lord to "work out" our salvation in everyday living. We are told to work it out with "fear and trembling." Below are a few thoughts to consider about how we are allowing the Lord to work in and through our life:

  1. I am convicted when I sin against a holy God.
  2. I am challenged each time I read the Bible.
  3. I am compelled to pray.
  4. I am concerned for the lost.
  5. I am connected to the brethren.
  6. I am caring for others.
  7. I am consumed with glorifying God.

We need to ask the Lord to help us "work out" our salvation so that He will be glorified, other people edified by our example, and we will be encouraged in our faith.

Seems like a pretty good way to start the New Year, doesn't it?

Until the Shout,

Sis. Tammy

Friday, 8 January 2010

~A New Day, A New Year - Fresh Manna~

I can't exist on yesterday's old manna;
I can't subsist on weak "remember when's".
I need a new, fresh moment with you, Jesus.
Today, Lord! I must have you once again!

Today I am so desperate for you presence!
Sweet memories of the past just aren't enough.
I appreciate what you've done, but a new day has begun.
More of you, Lord. That is all I'll ever want.

A new work, a new word, a brand new song,
more fire, more passion, more zeal,
more signs and wonders, more love for the lost -
a Holy Ghost revival that is real!

If there's something I have done or I'm not doing
that prohibits you from moving as you want,
drop me to my knees with an intense conviction, please!
And of that thing, oh Lord, I WILL repent!

For I've seen you move in awesome, holy power,
and now, Lord, I will settle for nothing less.
I've become addicted to you and all that you do;
I crave to know and have a live only your best!
~Cheri (Gale) Henderson~

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Friday, 1 January 2010

"Things New and Things Old"

"Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old." Matthew 13:52

We need the old to provide stability. We need the new to provide challenge.

Solomon warned not to get rid of clear spiritual markers: "Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. . ." (Prov. 22:28) and, "Remove not the old landmark. . ." (Prov. 23:10).

Our society wants life without boundaries. Men and women want to be able to choose without regard for God's absolutes.

We need the old landmark of God's Word; we need the old landmark of fervent prayer; we need the old landmark of soul winning; we need the old landmark of faithful church attendance. "Remove not the old landmark . . ."

We also need the new things. We need a vision of what God can do in our lives; we need a new attitude of love for the lost; we need a new goal for church growth; we need a new love for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Every scribe which has been instructed unto the kingdom of heaven ought to bring forth tot he people both things old and things that are new.

Remember, when moving toward new things, don't sacrifice the ancient landmarks. We need stability of those old markers; we also need the challenge of the new things.

Whether old or new is in view, TRUTH never does change!

May the Lord bless you this coming New Year and all that you do for HIM!!!

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy