Monthly Archives: January 2008

The Blank Page (again)


I am privileged to share the next couple days with my sister IDOK and friend, Bev. It was Bev and another IDOK, Daphne, that ‘insisted’ this ministry should begin.
Bev’s favorite of all IDOKs thus far she says is The Blank Page. So how about The Blank Page again this morning? It first appeared December 5, 2003.

Father, this is an unusual morning and I don’t know why the page is blank but I am choosing to trust You even with a blank page. I know You are good and kind in all Your ways. Your Word tells me so at Psalm 145: 17 and 18… One of the few places that I know exactly were the verses are found… Yet I can’t quote the verses. But I do know that You are righteous in all Your ways and gracious and merciful in all Your works and You are near to all who call upon You. So Father I am calling upon You. I read a few things this morning, varied things — read about Your attitudes, Lord Jesus; read about Your kindness intending to lead us to repentance; read that speaking the Good News is what we are to do; read that prayer should be our first response, not our last resort. How foolish we are when talking to You and sitting still to listen to You is our last resort; how foolish indeed. I think we are getting better though; sometimes we come earlier. Thank You for that. Still don’t know why the blank page this morning. I have feared a blank page. I feared breaking down in the tunnel too; I remember that day. You were there; You worked it out; You kept me safe and You even gave me with it a platform to praise You. You are so awesome! So this morning I sit here with a blank page something I have so feared but You know what so what. I remember that — so what; so how and so who… That was a great message that You gave us through Beth. I am really looking forward to what You have to say to us through her again in January. Thank You for the prayer guide. It is good I think to have prayer guides. Direction is a good thing and Your direction is the best. So I am praying for my sister, Beth, that you will empower her to speak to us; to speak boldly and with authority and conviction what You have for the peoples of Mobile and Baldwin Counties and from as far away as You bring them to hear from You. And I ask You to bless her family, Keith and Mandy and Melissa and the son-in-law, I confess I don’t know his name… But You do. How wonderful You are You know all our names and even the number of hairs on our heads … All of us. Father You are so awesome. And I pray for continued good health for Beth and her family and for safe travel for her and the team and help her to strike that good and perfect balance between her family and the ministry You have so privileged her with. And Father, all the tickets have been sold, now I pray that all the seats will be filled; filled with hungry and seeking women and yes, some men too. Especially the men.. Especially bless those wonderful men, those brave and humble men who would dare to come to a place so filled with a bunch of women. My time to sit here Father is just about up. Thank you that I have a job to go to and thank You that I have such a wonderful email family to send this blank page too and I am trusting You Daddy God that You will bless this blank page and that by the time it reaches their computer screens it will be filled to overflowing with AWESOME YOU. Amen and amen.

And Father, for these we pray all the blessings of the blank page. Protect in mind, body and spirit our IDOK Troops; bring each of them home safe and sound we pray; please bring this war to a successful conclusion; protect Israel, especially in this time of discussion as to Jerusalem and Father, give wisdom to George and others that Jerusalem regardless what others think belongs to them – You gave that land to them and wise souls will honor You in this. We pray for Repentance for America and for the election of Your choice for President and Lord for the revival of Your Church. Thank You Father for what You have for each of us today. Lawson Family. Mrs. Dobbs. Charles and Renee’. Dall T. Dylan. Mark, Margie & Duncan. Marsha’s grand-baby. Kathy N. Kyle A. Jason, Vicki. Joseph Toomey and Family. DeLois. Terri. Patsy B. Kim T. Krystee. Rachel B. Kevin and the children. Lisa’s Mother. Katelyn (B). Janie B. Vickie. Lisa W. John Thomas. Cole. Anita. J Lloyd and family. Janet and Steve. Cathy. Toy and family. Caleb and family. Bay and family. Jennifer B. John and Carolyn. Larry and Claudia and family. Taylor & family. Jeanette and Earl and family. Libby and family. Callie. Madie. Ruth. Cynthia. Martha F and Bob. Allyson and Glen and family. Brittney and Kersten and family. Sharron and girls. Frankie and girls. Sheila and Andy. Carrie and Rachel and Jacob and family. Billy and Gina and boys. Lance and family. Grace and family. Tressa and Brad and family. Cindy K and family. Chuck. Jessie L. Windy and Jared and families. Helen and Dan and family. Jen and Larry and family. Chad and Brittany and family. Mollie and family. Julia. Bobbie. Tj. Zack. Phillip. Jessica. Larry. Kayla. Trey. Jacob. Ashely. Lance. Candance. Laura and family. John and Sandy. Bill and Judy. Adam & Family. Tiffany & Makayla. Andrew.
Every IDOK and every IDOK son and daughter and grandchild.
Every IDOK Pastor and Family.
Every IDOK church.
The Peace of Israel
Revival in America.
IDOKs Military Families.
IDOKs Troops (foreign soil) – Ethan. Christopher. Raul. Robert. Billy. Josh. Buddy. Mark. Josh W. James. Bryan. Nick. Hawk. Brant W. Lyndon A. Christopher R. Travis N. Joshua M. Brent. Drew.
IDOK Troops leaving shortly for foreign soil: Justin G. Albert R III.
Serving Stateside: Jonathan. Jasmine B. Tommy T. Shaun. Bay. Danny. Tim. Lee. George.
Injured and brought State side: Anthony. Hector
Injured Stateside: Edward J.
Hospitalized outside USA: Corpl. Light
Military at home adjusting – Mack. The 226. Troy. Brad. Tommy. Desi.
Civilian in Country – Mike. Lee.

Amen and Amen.
As I post this it is 50°F and clear in BALAD, Iraq & the time there is 4:18 PM AST – on January 14, 2008