Sunday, June 15, 2014


You were coming home
You were loved so much
You would never leave your little girl
You had so many plans and dreams
You could count on our help for any trouble
You were getting your car ready for the trip
You were telling friends to expect you
You would never cause all of us such pain

Please help us find the answers to Why........

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I never expected in my lifetime to see people in this country arrested for practicing their religion in their own homes. Prophecy in the Bible is being fulfilled even faster than I anticipated. I know that friends and I have had a sense of urgency to share the Gospel, we have discussed the need to share the love of Jesus and His promise of salvation to as many as possible, especially friends and loved ones. I am praying for family, friends, and every soul on earth as I type, time is short. None of us will know the day or the hour but the signs we were told to watch for have quickly been coming to pass. We are in the last days Jesus and Paul described, never before has there been so much war, famine, strife, in the world. Israel, the chosen of God, are a target more now than at anytime since reinstated to their homeland. Our current government is for the most part becoming a puppet for the UN, we are headed for one world government and one world currency. The only thing left is one world religion and those who are informed have heard of Chrislam, a blending of Christianity and Islam that promotes tolerance and acceptance of the two, while claiming we all serve the same God. I look forward to the time my Lord Jesus returns but in the meantime feel an urgency to make sure that everyone knows the deceiver is busy trying to destroy as many lives and souls as possible. Please take heed, there is only One God, only One Saviour, Jesus Christ. Jesus promoted love but He also promoted truth. Don't be decieved by the destroyer who is roaming the earth and filling people's minds with lies and corruption, tickling their ears with what they want to hear and believe. Pick up the Bible and pray that God and the Holy Spirit guide you to the truth and the light. The battle our troops are fighting in the middle east is a spiritual battle, the descendents of Abraham are battling the descendents of Ishmael. We who are followers of Jesus know who has already won the battle, praying we reach as many as possible with the Gospel!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Homecoming and July 4th

Just returned Sunday from Jeffrey's 2nd Deployment Homecoming. His Company arrived on base Friday night to the great joy and relief of their family and friends. I pray this was his last deployment but since he submitted re-enlistment paperwork before he returned home I don't know how realistic that is. Regardless I know the Lord has His hand on my family and I am grateful for His continued covering. Since my last post Hubby has his chicken coop finished, chickens are growing fast, shouldn't be but a couple of months and we will start getting eggs. Didn't put out a garden this year but have some Tomato plants starting to bloom. We've already been harvesting Blueberries and Blackberries. Troy's mouth is watering for a Blackberry Cobbler. I guess that will be our dessert tonight. Several invitations to celebrate the 4th but we decided to spend a restful day at home. We feel like Homecoming was an adequate celebration : ) But we will have burgers, potatoe salad, and baked beans for dinner. Have a wonderful 4th of July and stay tuned for some new poetry in the near future, lots of words rattling around in my head, I will post as the Lord leads me.

Monday, April 16, 2012


I know I have been remiss in posting for a long, long time. Much has happened but we have been truly blessed through it all. Both of my sons have married. My Marine married the day before I returned from the India mission, unexpected and to be honest not a pleasant discovery at the time. However, Christmas 2009 we were informed we would be grandparents, oh what a joy! 2010 proved to be a very busy and blessed year. We finally found a house we loved and the offer was accepted. My oldest niece and youngest brother both had weddings in April. June we closed on our home. July my oldest son married his sweetheart, we moved into home and sold the old one, beautiful granddaughter was born, and our Marine was deployed to Afghanistan. I thought I was prepared for his military service but soon discovered how ill-prepared I really was. They suffered their first loss of life the end of August and that was just the beginning of the losses and injuries his unit suffered. With today's technology, we here at home usually knew almost immediately when a casualty occurred, but not who. Fear became a constant battle for me. Even when it was determined it wasn't my son, the guilt and heartbreak for the families of the fallen ripped me apart. My son has since returned healthy and whole. My older son and his wife have blessed us with a beautiful grandson. My Marine is again deployed to Afghanistan, twice in 17 months. He should be home this time right before his daughter's 2nd birthday. His first deployment she was a week old. So much sacrifice from these young men. I have been blessed to get to know the families of other Marines and members of our military. Thank God for these people. They are almost all, God-fearing, morally upright, caring people who stand in the gap for our country. That is a quick update for now. I hope to start posting more frequently again. Love in Christ.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I just finished watching the India mission video from our trip and was once again reminded of the powerful intensity of the prayer warriors we traveled with. I am so grateful for the experience. We take so much for granted in the freedom we have to worship our Lord and Jesus. I continue to pray for India but also for the unsaved on our own doorstep. I have family members that I continually pray salvation for. Thank God for allowing me to stand in the gap for them. Be blessed and remember to pray for those you love as well as for all of the unsaved in this world who don't have someone praying for their salvation.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

India Mission Trip

Made it home Wednesday from India. Very thankful to be home and tremendously grateful for how blessed we are to live in a country where we can worship without fear. We often take so much for granted. We (including myself) often become habitual about our worship of God. I saw such a hunger in the people attending church in India. They lined up waiting for the doors to open at church and surged to the front for prayer when service was over. Such a hunger for the Word is rarely seen here. I thought I had a strong prayer life until I witnessed the intensity of the prayer team we were traveling with as they prayed for their country. They were fearless in praying against the evil that abounds in their country. Fervent in praying to tear down the strongholds that have held their people in bondage for thousands of years. It was heartbreaking to see the temples to false gods so prevalent everywhere. These poor people spending what little they have to make sacrifices of food and flowers to something that is destroying their very soul literally makes me sick. They are so hungry for relief from the oppression they are under that they are blind to the realization that the very things they are worshipping are keeping them in bondage. Please pray for the prayer warriors who are standing in the gap and interceding on their behalf, pray for the pastors who are risking their freedom and their very lives preaching the Gospel, pray that the eyes and hearts of the people be opened. Pray for our country and the people here that are just as oppressed and unaware of the evil that has hold of them. Take a stand where and when you can, with the authority we have in Christ, to defeat the enemy. Be blessed !

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mission Trip

I don't know why I have been called for this trip. I certainly don't feel that I am able or worthy but I am trying to be obedient. Please pray that I accomplish what God has called me to do. I pray for a bountiful harvest in India. Keep my sons in prayer, Jeffrey is currently in training at Camp Geiger, NC. He is facing some moral testing at the moment, pray that God continues to show him favor and protection. Joey has a beautiful young lady in his life that is a blessing to him and I pray they will be united in marriage soon. I am so thankful. Love and peace to you all.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Blessings Abound!!!

I have been totally remiss in not posting for so long. Life has been moving along at what seems a tremendously fast pace in the last several months. We have had several major attacks, health issues, etc. But through everything we have been tremendously blessed. We have become even more active in church and our youngest son, Jeffrey, has enlisted in the Marines. He is scheduled to leave for Boot Camp March 30th. Please keep him in your prayers. Our dear friend and brother in Christ, Darin Montgomery, has published his book "A Membership Guide to the Body of Christ" website is My youngest brother and his girlfriend have joined our church, Praise God. I am joining a team from our church on a Mission trip to Bangladore, India the end of August. I am super excited to see the awesome power of God at work in that country. I have alot of fund-raising to do for the cost of the trip but I know that if God has called me to go it will all be taken care of. My dear friend Amber and her husband Rick have recently expanded there store location and it has proven to be fertile ground for them to witness to people. I hope to get back to posting more poetry soon if time allows. I'm also posting short messages and following some of my church members on, cool site. Hopefully I'll be back soon with some more good news!

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Faithful and true is Your love for me
All of my failings,You nailed on that tree

Try as I might to prove myself worthy,
my humanity leads me to fail
Nothing I'm able to do on my own,
could prevent a descent into Hell


Grace beyond my understanding,
freedom I never knew
From something so great,
as You loving me
and so simple,
as me choosing You.

Copyright 2008 Vanita Hindsley

I'm still amazed daily at Gods's grace. Many people think that christians are hypocrites who think they are better than everyone else. However, christians are not impervious to mistakes and sin. If any of us could achieve perfection on our own, we wouldn't need a Saviour. God loves us despite our imperfections. He knew we were unable to save ourselves and sent Jesus as a sacrifice to atone for us. Such a great love is what leads us to strive for righteousness in the eyes of our Lord, to please him and get closer to him, but we still stumble. Praise God that His grace is sufficient to forgive our failings. We are a work in progess and He changes us more and more as we get closer to Him. Anyone who is waiting until they "clean up" their life to start that relationship with Him is just wasting time, He loves you just the way you are and He can
do more to change your life than you could ever imagine.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hallelujah-He's Alive

By Dolly Parton

The gates and doors were barred
And all the windows fastened down
I spent the night in sleeplessness
And rose at every sound
Half in hope of sorrow
And half in fear the day
Would find the soldiers breakin' through
To drag us all away
And just before the sunrise
I heard something at the wall
The gate began to rattle
And a voice began to call
I hurried to the window
Looked down into the street
Expecting swords and torches
And the sound of soldiers' feet
But there was no one there but Mary
So I went down to let her in
John stood there beside me
As she told me where she'd been
She said they've moved Him in the night
And none of us know where
The stone's been rolled away
And now His body isn't there
We both ran towards the garden
Then John ran on ahead
We found the stone and empty tomb
Just the way that Mary said
But the winding sheet they wrapped Him in
Was just an empty shell
And how or where they'd taken Him
Was more than I could tell
Oh something strange had happened there
Just what I did not know
John believed a miracle
But I just turned to go
Circumstance and speculation
Couldn't lift me very high'
Cause I'd seen them crucify Him
Then I saw Him die
Back inside the house again
The guilt and anguish came
Everything I'd promised Him
Just added to my shame
When at last it came to choices
I denied I knew His name
And even if He was alive
It wouldn't be the same
But suddenly the air was filled
With a strange and sweet perfume
Light that came from everywhere
Drove shadows from the room
And Jesus stood before me
With His arms held open wide
And I fell down on my knees
And I just clung to Him and cried
Then He raised me to my feet
And as I looked into His eyes
The love was shining out from Him
Like sunlight from the skies
Guilt in my confusion
Disappeared in sweet release
And every fear I ever had
Just melted into peace
He's alive yes He's alive
Yes He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive yes He's alive
Oh He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive He's alive
Hallelujah He's alive
He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive He's alive
He's alive
I believe it He's alive
Sweet Jesus

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I am so thankful, the past week has had its challenges but God, as always, has been in control. I love Him so much, words just can't really express it but one of the songs on my music list comes close-make sure to listen to "Revelation Song" while you are here. I have so many things I am thankful for : my family, my brothers and sisters in Christ ( Amber, Rick, Darin, April, Connie, Peggy, my Sunday caregroup, Tosha, Frankie, and Dawn) and all of the little joys of each day. I have discovered that no matter how bad things are if I keep my eyes and thoughts on God and continue to praise Him for who He is, He will take care of everything else. I have a couple of praises to report. My youngest son was in a bad car accident a few days ago, the car was demolished but he doesn't even have so much as a bruise, Amen. A friend in our caregroup who has been battling colon and liver cancer just got a clear report- it's GONE, Amen. I never know what tomorrow may bring, but knowing that I have God to lean on and brothers and sisters praying for me and my loved ones is the most wonderful feeling in the world. This past Sunday we had a guest speaker at our church, Matthew Barnett, he's the pastor at The Dream Center and Angelus Temple in L.A. His ministry has been incredible, reaching thousands of the most desperate and lost in his city. So inspiring, God is so amazing, the Gospel of Jesus has changed so many hearts and lives in that city, so many that everyone else had given up on. "Lord I pray that your Word will continue to be a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path and that everyone I meet will see the love of Christ shining through."

Sunday, February 17, 2008



Broken hearts, broken dreams,
are all a part of the devil's schemes
Loss of homes, loss of life,
loss of minds, so much strife.

Acts of God, some often say,
God's not the one they should blame
To steal, kill, and destroy is the devil's desire
Death, disease, and destruction are in his power.

But greater is He that is in the believer,
the power to defeat that old deceiver.
Pray for the Lord to bind satan's hands,
Pray for the Lord to heal our land,
Pray in faith and take a stand.

Copyright 2008 Vanita Hindsley