Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year!!!!!!!!

Good morning sweet precious ladies,


It will look different for each of us........but please ladies consider praying and asking the Lord........"please precious Jesus, make it known to me what can I do in my part of the world. That you want done through me, to Love whoever you call me to Love, in your Name! We may not be able to go to the ends of the earth ladies, but what about our neighbor next door.....the lady we work with who so desperately needs the Lord, the momma at the Crisis Pregnancy Center, who needs someone to adopt her, so she can stay home with her baby.........the little girl or boy whose Daddy is not in the home, (because life has scarred him) not making excuses for's just the way the enemy works to destroy the family! One generation after another......I know......he came after me.......praise the Lord, Jesus rescued me! You can ask the Lord to help you find these people.......but the only way it will really work... is if the work is done in the power of the Holy Spirit. We can do work, just to do work, but if the cup isn't given in the name of is only work. "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17

Our stories will be observed by lived out between Him and ourselves.........He does want to be a part of what we are will be amazing!

 As so many of you know this last year our family poured our lives into the life of a little orphan boy named Vitaliy. It started over a year ago.........he came into our son's families home a quiet, shy, a little scared I would say little boy, but needing love. Soon his little life was woven into all 20 of our families hearts. We had to send him back. That is the way Horizans works. But we worked and prayed and God provided a way!

He is signing "I love You" before he gets on the go back to Ukraine.

Now he is back and living in America, with the name Vitaliy Philip Stubbs!!!!!!! I pinch is true. 

 So many of you came along side us and gave of your hard earned money to help us with the 30 thousand dollar fee. We are forever grateful and wish we could tell each of you in person and give you a hug! If you ever adopt a child.........please tell me......we want to help!!!!!!! It is the most wonderful adventure in the world!!!!!!!

Anyway the other day Emma told me about Amazima Ministries. I wrote about it in yesterdays blog.  Later in the day I listened to this  "one precious YOUNG lady tell her story..........I heart was turned inside out! I want to help her.......God will supply the helps! I know I can't, but He can. If you want to donate go here to  Amazima Ministries. Katie herself (her blog), in her early twenties has adopted 14 precious little girls to date. She has also taught woman (who have had to sell their bodies to care for their children) to make necklaces to help provide for their families. 

She had this on her site. "Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you." George Mueller. 

So true.......I have seen it in my life a thousand times! I could NEVER live this life down here with out HIM!

Katie also has a book called Kisses from Katie, sold here
AS you can tell, my heart is excited! I can't wait to ask the Lord to bless this precious Momma of 14........this is only one ministries.......I realize there are ones right in your back door......but I ask you ladies to consider reaching out. Our God has a touch lives.........I want to badly be a part of that plan..........and I am asking the Lord to use my blog........for His purposes.........please consider using yours if you aren't already! 

May God use this new rock this world for Him......using Young Ladies, Momma's, and Grandmother's in Jesus Name........He will do what we can not!

I love you so much and thank God for each and everyone of you. Let's stay on our knees for our families, our community and for  our world.........that they may know Jesus!

Love you all,very much and may the Lord use us in 2012!


Listen to Katies story. There are 3 parts to it. Precious. Get your kleenex! You will need it.

Oh and thank you were used in a big way, to start a burning in my heart... thank you! I will go to serve in the bakery on Tuesday.......with a new heart along side my family! Even if I faint and grow weary.......he says that He will help me. I know that leaving my home will not be easy, but I will trust Him!


  1. Wow! What a great video! What a great God! Like Katie said, "[Obedience] is not an option, it is a command". God certainly gives us the desires of our hearts, and fills us with joy as we serve Him. I will be excited to buy the book~ soon!

    Come and visit my blog for a little giveaway:))

  2. Happy New Year....

    I will have to tell you Linda, that you bless me each time I visit...I get so encourged by reading your post each day. You are a strong prayer warrior and I would ask you to help me pray for a dear friend that will be having a triple by-pass at 7:00 in the morning...Her name is Bertie....she needs her heart fixed, and though she speaks of God, I sometimes wonder if her walk is truly faithful...(not for me to judge though) Anyways, I would ask for you to be in prayer...
    I pray many, many blessings over your family, your work for the Lord, and your blog, for this new year...

  3. Crazy Farm......there are other video's that she has on youtube. I thought it was on the one I put up, but not. Here it is. and the second part is here. Part 1
    Part 2
    Tonight I was with my 11 and 13 year old granddaughters. They watched all 3 videos. It was so precious! Trusting the Lord will get a hold of their hearts and they will hear His calling! Coming over to your blog!!!!!!!!!!

    Hello Shug, make me cry!!!!! I will pray for your sweet friend. Please keep me posted as to how the bypass goes. We can pray if she doesn't know the Lord. He knows. Thank you for praying for my family. I am so appreciative. You are so kind Shug.

    Hugs sweet ladies!

  4. Linda,
    I went and visited Katie's blog and listened to all three videos yesterday. What an amazing, beautiful young woman. What a beautiful heart. It made me cry happy tearas, too :) :)

    I can't wait to see what God is going to do for me this year. I really feel like this is the year He's going to answer some of my prayers :) :) Time will tell...but whatever happens, it will be an awesome adventure with HIM :) :)

    Happy New Year to you and your family, too :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  5. Dear Linda,
    Have a blessed new year!!! I learn so much with you last year!!!! Be blessed.

  6. Linda, we will be in prayer with you and for you. You are so right...nothing is too great for God.
    I pray that God will bless you and your family richly in 2012.
    You are a blessing to me.

  7. "Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers" (from 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society')
    and a big THANK YOU to you Linda!


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