My next guest on my podcast is a dear friend of mine. Each week if you have listened to pretty much any one of the latest episodes. You will hear him each week welcome you to listen to my podcast. His name Is Blazing Blake Linsey. Blake and his wife have been a dear friend of mine for the last seven years. Not only does Blake have a great voice but he has the best Can Do attitude. He has such a great story to tell about his childhood and life. That I am proud to share with you. Blake has not only agreed to come om my show to share with you some of his life story. He has written a book or two. So, that he can share his life with the world. The book is called Blind for A Purpose. This book is a must read for anyone. Especially if you have a child. However, it is just a great read for anyone. He shares his life story with you. sharing how at a young age he had cancer. Blake shared with us how it changed his life. How his parents do not see it as a problem but a blessing. His parents bring him up to have a Can-Do Attitude. Even though the cancer takes a part of his life away. His parents do not let that stop him from being just like any other little boy. You will be amazed to hear how his parents. Instill this young boy with such a can-do attitude.
Blazing Blake Blind for A PurposeSo, let me just share that podcast link with you. Please, take out a little time and listen to this episode for it will. Make you smile. It will make you think twice about not thinking you can do something. I think you will even think about life differently. I believe you will have a can-do attitude after listening to Blakes story. He will show you how all things are possible. No matter what you may face in life.
In life we all have dreams of what or how we want our life to be like. We never want to believe that we may have a life changing event happen to us, where our life will get flipped upside down. Maybe even having our dreams crushed. Where it may have us believing that we may never see the dreams we have come to pass. Well Today I would like to share an amazing life changing story about a young man. Who has this type of story. I have the honor to invite him on my show and interview him. I am so thankful to him and God for trusting me with sharing his life story with the world.
Yes, at the age of 19 his world flips upside down. His dreams come to a crashing halt. Let me share with you. My new dear friend and brother in Christ is Luke Seibert. I would love for you to check out my pod cast. For this young mans amazing story. I could not put his story in to words. For it would not be told as it needs to be. Just by me sharing it on my blog. So, I invite you to have a listen to my latest podcast. To hear Luke’s ever changing life’s story. From Luke himself. I have to share as you will hear in this podcast episode. He shares so much with me about his life. That even while I am interviewing him. Luke keeps surprising me with it all. There are so many twists and turns on how he comes through it all.
If you do not have faith in the Lord or are questioning your faith. I want to share I would be surprised if after you hear Luke’s story. You do not say. OK God I cannot, not believe in you. I cannot doubt this is not your mighty hand at work.,
I want you in my life Lord. I have to share Luke even helps me in my vision loss. He is a man that teaches me a few things about being able to get through my blindness. So, as I share this interview with you all. I know God sent him my way just to help me in my loss of vision. Not only to be a story for the world to hear on my podcast.
Thank you for this interview with Luke. I pray that his story reaches far and wide. As you know all you can do for your children. No Matter the storms of life. I know you do not cause anything to really hurt us. Life on earth is hard because we live in a fallen world. I know as Luke dose too. That you are a good God. That as our lives may turn in ways we do not understand. You will always keep us in the palm of your hands. That no weapon will form against us. That as we live our lives. We need to just hold on to your word that you will get us through it all. The struggles may be hard, we truly are blessed. And as I have learned we are not alone. No matter the storms of life. Thank you always for letting me always have great fellowship on my podcast. To share with the world. I pray this interview it blesses others to know you as we do Lord.
In Jesus Name Amen
Episodes show notes:
This week’s episode is all about my Guest Luke Seibert. Luke shares with us his life changing event. How this life changing event brings him on a journey that no one really saw coming. How God really is awesome. In bringing your life back no matter the storms of life
Luke Seibert lives in north Alabama and is the oldest of seven children. He has a background in carpentry and construction, but since becoming blind, has become an author and gone back to school. He enjoys writing novels, doing woodwork, and playing bluegrass music. Over the past few years, he became heavily involved in the National Federation of the Blind and serves on the board of the Alabama Association of Blind Students. Today, he is enrolled at Midwestern Baptist Seminary and preaches regularly at the church he attends.
“Scripture quotations used by Luke in the podcast are taken from the NASB (New American Standard Bible) Copyright 1971, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”
It is really early. However today I must write to you all. I need to share. The Devil will not have me believe the Lies of this world. Today as I am doing this podcast. Writing my journey story. The storm is getting hard. Yes, the struggles are real, but my God is bigger then the lies of this world. Let me share with you all. I think because I am now doing a podcast and sharing my story out. The storm is starting to really brew. I am watching from a distance. As I am also living out this struggle. As people are getting away with doing me wrong. They maybe climbing the latter. Let me first share I do not wish any hardship on anyone. NO not at all.
It is absolutely amazing how my life flipped upside down. In a million ways since I have come to Texas. Let me share my life has never been easy. No not in one way. As I have started to share with you all on my podcast. If you know me, you will know for sure this truth. For you have seen it play out as I have.
Nevertheless, as I do and will keep on doing for my whole life. I will share GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME! NO MATTER THE STORM!
Yes, that is a truth that I can hole on to for sure.
Let me now share with you. All of a sudden, every item that I spoke about in my podcast like the 72,000.00 debt, the court case for my EEOC claim is showing up. I am glad that it is coming to pass. What I mean by this is, they are and have been playing with my life for too long. By not wanting to speak with me. No, they really still do not want to speak with me. They just want to send me stuff. Saying that I am not correct or that I have no rights in my statements. I was even told by someone yesterday. I am having more issues because I worked there. They feel like I need to be held at a higher standard.
I get no answers to my questions. I cannot believe that one person could cause so much trouble for me. Then get away with it. They really are playing a game with me. It is not ok but as I do say it really is ok. That they are playing games with me. I always have shared during this process. I did not do anything to deserve this. However, if I am wrong in any way, I will do what is right. That God knows the truth of it all. He will always supply all that I need. I do wish people would really learn I am a God GIRL. What I mean is you can be mean to me. You can treat me bad. You can tell lies. However, even if I did do something wrong. I will sit down and make it right. Also, I know I will not let anyone walk over me. That God is going to get the glory for it all. The miss treatment in this let’s call it a debacle. Is so wrong but God will carry me through it all.
I cannot believe how some people get away with there lies. Again, nothing is going to bring me down for long. For I serve a God who I trust fully with my life.
Yes, I do!
I have walked away from so many things. That I knew were wrong. Where people would have said to me. Just stay. You cannot do it (leave that is). Pretty much telling me that I have to conform to the lies of this world. That my job or whatever is not correct is the only way to make it in this world.
Well, as I am sharing NO I will not lay down for the wrongs of this world. I serve a MIGHTY GOD!
If I do what is right and even if I am not right at times. As long as I do my best and not conform to the lies of the world. God will get me through this for sure.
He will do the same for you. Be truthful in all you do. It will work out in the end. I know this for sure. It is just sad that this has happen. I did all that I could. I DID MY JOB. I Gave then all they needed during this time. With the correct documents.
Now let me share I will sit at this table before my enemies. Yes, let me share God will set a table before my enemies. He will fight this battle for sure. If I am wrongly convicted. I will take my judgement and do my time. Whatever time is for me. Hence, let me share with you God will give me the strength to get through it. HE will help me get through it all. He will provide me the outlet to serve the judgement. He will get the glory at the end. I know I am not perfect. I have done all that I can. I have put this on the alter for the Lord. So, as I always share LET’S GO GOD! YOU TAKE THE WHEEL!
I pray if you are going through a storm of life you. Just grab on to Gods word. Do not let anyone tell you he is not there for you. That you just have to conform to the lies of this world.
If I am found guilty of the lies of the world it is ok. For if I can share with you God will show up and help you with it all.
If you feel you have nothing at this time. Let me share you do. It is the only thing you need. Sorry if you are not a believer in Christ. This may be hard for you to hold on to or believe.
BUT I have to share and yes it will be all in capital letters. For I am shouting it out to the world to hear.
MY GOD WILL MAKE A WAY IF HE HAS DONE IT BEFORE HE WILL DO IT AGAIN!
I will say it again.
MY GOD WILL MAKE A WAY IF HE HAS DONE IT BEFORE HE WILL DO IT AGAIN
Today as I am writing this of course I am playing praise and worship music.
As I do so many times. No matter what is going on.
Let me share it is the best of Anthony Evans. I just asked my home device to play music. I should have known! She would here from God. And play Anthony Evans first out of the box.
The first song was See it again. Then sing a Hallelujah. Then Fighting for us. Going on and on.
Also let me share as I did get bad news this week. God has already started providing me with GREAT NEWS!
I have to share that A dear friend who I have not talked to in years. Has come to my table and helping me.
THANK YOU TO ALL THAT ARE PRAYING FOR ME, SUPPORTING ME!
Whether it is by funding my podcast, praying for me. Listening to me tell my story. On my podcast or this blog Struggling blessed But Not Alone. May God be the Glory.
This Friday I have an amazing man named Luke Seibert. On my podcast. Sharing his Life story.
Do not miss that podcast. I will put it up for you all. In the next few days.
I am sure God will give me something great to share on my blog. To lead into his podcast. Then the next week, I will talk about my struggles. It will be another great one. I will not disappoint you.
I will also share the victories that I have had in some of my struggles of life. Following all that there will be another amazing guest on. I am not too sure who, but I do have some interviews done. I just need to sit down and see where I want to go. I will let you in on that during my solo.
There are amazing things happening as well. So, please follow me. To stay up to date on my life and how God is really true and really working in the mist of it all.
The storm may be hard the struggle is real. Always remember you are Blessed! BUT YOU ARE NEVER ALONE IN YUR JOURNEY!
Thank you too all! 😊
dear heavenly Father,
I come boldly to you at your feet. I know you have the best plans for all of us. No matter what the world is going through. I know you have your children in the palm of your hands. This road may be long. This road may be hard. But I serve a MIGHTY GOD! You will supply all my needs to your riches and glory. Philippians 4:19. I know the plans you have for me. You declare them over your children Jeremiah 29:11. You will never leave us. I can do all things with you Christ who strengthen me Philippians 4:13.
Just thank you for making the way. When I do not see the way. I pray as I always do. For my readers, listeners, friends, and anyone who needs to be lifted up to you Lord. You
are the beginning and the end.
I pray all this in your sons Glorious Name Jesus Christ Amen!
here is the link for you to click into my podcast and hear any one of the 8 shows. I have done so far.
Please if you are new to my podcast. I invite you to listen to more than one before you make a choice. Just know For as I do share, I am new to this all. I am not perfect with them. It is a great work in process. God is the Glory to this all. I am sure I will get better in time. Why not watch me grow in it? With God by our side. All is possible.
In these uncertain times we all need to remember each day who to lean on. If you are trying to handle your life all by yourself. That may not be the best thing to do. One may say but if I do not do it all how will it get done?
Well today in my newest-latest podcast I Share a little more about my life and my struggles. I also tell you where I go for all that I need in my life. That I lean on God to be my source and Resource. Yes, as I shared in my last blog post. I am currently out of work for I feel and no at this time. I needed to let go of that job. As we all need a job. We all need to know that there are times we need to make changes in our life if things are making us sick or not in our best interest. Let me also share with you. Never try to jump the gun when making a big change in your life. One should always seek out with Prayer and supplication to the Lord what to do. Philippians (4:6-7). I never or try never to just do something with out leaning on God first. I do believe that he is my source and resource for all. I do believe I cand do all things with his strength. Philippians (4:13).
I also do know and lean on Philippians (4:19). He will take care of me. If he does it for me, he will do it for you. As he says in the book of Mathew (6:26) If he does it for the birds. What more will he do for you? I am no better than you. I have just at a young age always believed in my God. As I have shared in my podcast. People may not have believed in me. There were not too many times where I was given encouraging words to get through what I was doing in my life. However, I did not and will not let the lies of this world drag me down. I know that I may be alone at times (physically), but God says in his word that he will never leave or for sake me. Hebrews (13:5) and Deuteronomy (31:8) Yes, we all will go through something at some point. For God shares in his word we are on this earth and while we are. We will have trials of all kinds. Read the book of James for he shows you that we need to count all are trials a joy. That God is working them out and will give his children wisdom to get through them. God is also doing it for you but with his Glory attached to your story. Romans (8:28) We all put our pans on the same way, and what I mean by that. IS that we are all truly – all the same! We just will encounter different trials in our lifetime. If you have been listening to my podcast now on a regular basis you have even heard stories from others that have life struggles -storms. That have really showed them that God is there for them. Some of the people on my show that I interview will have just a small struggle (but is huge to them) others will have life changing events that make them really Grapple with God. Asking WHY ME! Or why my child. But with in time God has revealed to them he has a greater plan in store for them in their life. God showed up just letting them know to trust in him. That their faith and thanksgiving will get them through it.
I even in this week’s show-podcast-episode share with the listener that I am struggling with something this week. Asking you all to pray for me. For we all need prayer from one another. I show you that I am real. That as I do this week’s episode. I question God not saying why but just asking am I really the right person for this job. However, I know I am because as I am no better than you all. God has gotten people to share with me how my podcast has helped them. I know I have a life story to tell as well as you have a story. Therefore, God has blessed me to be able to not work at this time and move forward on this vision he has brought to me.
I thank you each week for listening, reading my blog, following me, sharing my message with others.
Letting me email you or text you when a new podcast or blog post comes out. For I know it is God working in and through me. But I have to be honest at times it is extremely hard, but God will always be there to lift me up. As he will do the same for you. I just pray as you hear my words each week. If you do not lean on the Lord learn to do so.
Not because I tell you too but because God is there to help us all. If you believe, trust, have hope, and faith in him God. He will show up for you. Even if you are on the fence with him – God. I ask you to just seek him out. He will show up for you too. All it takes is a conversation. With him. Please do not let the lies of this world tell you any different. Seek him out give him a try. Test him. He will show up for you. Better than you would ever think.
I do want to share with you. Please just do not think he is like a genie. God does not grant 3 wishes. You cannot rub on a lamp. He does not just do all that you want him to do. He has a purpose and a plan for your life. Jeremiah (29:11). I can share his promises are real and true. No man or woman can promise you anything like he can. Again, seek him out not only by speaking to him, pray -talk with him, read his word, find a local church. then just wait and watch your life change. Now remember. Life may still be hard at times, but he will work all things out for you in his timing and for his glory. Romans (8:28).
Here is my latest podcast for your listening enjoyment! May god be the Glory for it all.
Your Sources and resources where do you lean teresa shares where she leans to get them.
Again, thank you for all you do each day. Even When we do not see you and think you are not working. We know that as your word says. You have a grater plan in store for us. This world is filled with so many lies. That I am so thankful that your word (Bible). Tells us different. Thank you for being the right on time God. Thank you for the struggles in life no matter how hard they are. For me do know no matter what the struggle is you are working it out for me and others. I am so proud to share my story with the world showing how you are my source and resource. Thank you for showing up every day with me. Doing a better work in and through me.
Thank you, for my listeners and my readers. No matter what life brings their way. I pray every time they read or hear me, they see you before they see me Lord. Thank you as well for all the stories -interviews you let me feature. Showing the world how you are working in and through them.
I pray that you bless all that I do for you and bless my listeners and readers too.
In life I think we think you have The Abundant life if you have the car, family 2.5, the big house, the so-called perfect job (insert here what you think it is). Well, Today I have a podcast up with Ms. Mandie from The Abundant Life.
She really shows us how to have the abundant life. No matter what you face in life is the so called the abundant life filled with gold and glamour. Or is it just living your life to the fullest. With God taking the wheel of your life and storm.
Mandy shows us that in her life her struggles. Are HUGE. She is not sad about anything that she has faced. We all need to just sit back and listen to Ms. Mandie.
I am so blessed to now call Ms. Mandy a dear friend and a sister in Christ.
I pray as you listen to this podcast you really seek out Gods amazing Grace for you and let him guide you in having The Abundant Life. God is really the beginning and the end.
I know your life will not be the same after hearing this interview.
Before you click into the podcast here is Mandis Bio
My name is Amanda Wiggins. Eleven years ago, I had a life changing event that caused me to surrender to Jesus. Life before that day was filled with anger, sadness, and torment of all kinds. I walked around just existing, not fully living life. But since that day I have come to know what it means to have life in abundance, to the full, until it overflows (John 3:16). I am now able to love myself and my life because I chose to begin this walk of life with Jesus.
Once I began to experience the freedom of rejection, abandonment, fear, hatred, depression, and other torments I had the deep desire in my heart to share the things that God had taught me that has enabled me to now love myself and my life. I set out on a mission to let others know that they too can learn to love themselves and their lives no matter what the circumstances may be by creating a blog called “the abundant life.” On it I share the practical things that God has taught me, the biblical truths that He gave me understanding on, and the reasons for hope of a better future. I share some of my personal struggles, my embarrassing truths, my flaws, my failures, and the lessons that I have learned so that my readers will know that I am just like them. We are all equal in the eyes of God and He died so that all of us could have the opportunity to have life in abundance.
I write from life experiences only. I may not have a college degree, but I have gone to the school of following the Holy Spirit and have learned so many life lessons that a textbook could never teach me. I live and write by the wisdom and understanding that I have been given from God.
In this week’s podcast. I share a little of my life story with you all. I also give a lot of encouraging words. At this time, I want to give you all some words of encouragement to stand on anytime you need it. I pray this blog helps you if you are feeling down or just need a little bit of positive words to get you through your day.
Pease enter your name everywhere you see the word YOU.
You are a Master Peace.
You are perfectly Made.
You are a child of the highest God.
You are a great Mother or Father.
You will get through it No matter what it is.
You are beautiful.
You are handsome.
You are funny even if no one laughs at your jokes.
You are the Head and not the tail.
You are blessed and highly favored.
You are a great daughter or son.
Your latter years are better than your earlier years.
You are a joy to be around.
You will pass that test.
You will finish that report.
You are a great friend.
You are a good mentor -leader.
You are healed.
You are a good spouse.
You will get that new job.
You are one in a million.
You are Rich in life.
You are important.
You are smart.
You are special to all.
You are correct.
You are loved.
You are going to do it whatever it is.
You are lovable.
You are strong.
You are sweet, kind, and friendly.
You are helpful.
You are looking good.
You are the life of the party.
You are never alone.
You are a prince or princess.
You are the best one for that job.
Your hair is looking good.
You are the sunshine everyone wants to be around.
You can sing and dance.
You are a good grandmother or grandfather.
You will get out of debt.
You can do all things with Christ who strengthens you.
Well, I pray that this helps you through your day. Smile for you have a great one. If you were smiling at the beginning of this blog. I pray you are now full of even more joy. If you were a little sad. I pray that you are smiling now and full of joy. I love and care about you. I want you to know you are all of that and more. You are that and a bag of chips. 😊 If you would like to hear more from me.
Please listen to my podcast. I know it will help you in your walk of life. For today I want to thank you all. For you all are helping me as well. My life is fuller because of you checking in and up on what I have to share. May God always get the glory for it all. I am nothing with out my Lord and savior.
Just know God really wants the best for you. No matter what this world tells you.
If you want to add to this post. More words of encouragement feel free to comment. We all need as much as we can get in today’s times.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you! For all that you do for us each day. I am so proud to honor you today and every day. Thank you for giving us your son on that cross for our sins. The gift of grace and mercy is the best gift I could ever get. Thank you, father.
Well as I think about my life and all the types of friends I do have. You can check these types of friends off your list as well. Maybe I even share a friend or two that you did not consider as a friend. You may even read this blog post and say, “WOW! I did not think that person was in a group list of friends for me?” Perchance we even have a few of the same friends. I do Know there is one Friend that you should not take for granted. Yes! Before I share that friend with you let’s talk about all the types of friends one may have.
Childhood friends, Co-Worker friends, Old friends, New friends, Seasonal friends, Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Long distance friends, Close friends, Neighbor friends Book Club friends, Church friends, College friends, Family friends, Animal friends, Social Media friends, Gym friends, Coffee (buddies) friends. Walking friends, Phone friends, at one time we even had a TV show called Friends and most of us tuned in each week to see what they were doing. I know there are so many more types of friends. If I did not hit a category of friends.
That you have Please, (insert it here). Yes, I even know a few friends that I did not put on this list for clean reasons. Lol
However, I have not started this Blog post to just give you a list of the type of friends you have. I want to share the best friend anyone could ever have. That is your friend in Jesus.
YES, you have a Friend IN JESUS! All of the other types of friends are great. I pray for you all you have at least one in each group. Hence, the friend I pray you know the best is God’s Son Jesus.
DO YOU KNOW JESUS?
He is a true friend through and through. If you do not know that today. Please do not leave this page without knowing who Jesus is. He has so much to offer you. With no judgement at all. Did you know he will never leave you or forsake you? Deuteronomy, (31:8) He will take your call anytime of day. He wants to give you your heart’s desire. Psalms, (37:4) He loves you unconditionally. He is just waiting for you to call on him. He is not mad at you. He wants the best for you. You are never alone with him as your friend. He is truly your source and resource. Philippians, (4:19) he shares with us in Matthew, (6:26) he will take care of all of your needs.
He hears you when you cry. Actually, if you cry out to God, he cries with you on your behalf. As long as you believe in Jesus you can ask God anything and Jesus will send it up to the father. John (14:13-14) He is really the beginning and the end in your life if you let him be. As your friend he even shares his playbook of life with you (The Bible-his word). He died on a cross for your sins. He has a gift for you. Which is the gift of Grace and everlasting life. John, (3:16) Know matter what you hear about him he really wants the best for you. He knows when to come and help you out. He will be your right on time friend. He will never give you more then you can handle. Did you know you can even do all things with his strength Philippians, (4:13)? He works all things out for his glory but because you are called for his purpose Romans, (8:28) I hope you can join me in saying HE IS MY FOREVER FRIEND!
If you do not know him today or are on the fence about calling him your friend. I pray today you find a bible, pray out to him, and ask him to help you with your unbelief. I cannot promise you much in life. For if you know me I do not like using that word promise. But today I will come along side of you and share with you that I do promise if you do not know Jesus and want to. He can and will be your forever friend. He cannot lie. 1 Samuel (15:29). God is three parts for sure God the father, Jesus Gods son of Man, and the Holy Spirit. God gave us three parts of himself to show the world that he has overcome the world.
So today please look to him Jesus for all you need NO MATTER what is going on in the storms of life. Before it is too late. For I do believe at this time God is shaking us up with this pandemic.
Well as I do want to pray with you all. I also want to share with you my next Podcast is up. Ready for you to listen. This podcast is called A Friend and Mentor.
She is also a child of Gods. She knows Jesus is her forever friend as well. Please listen to my friend Ann Harrison from Inspirational journeys stories that matter Her interview will inspire. You. Show you a No Excuse ADATUDE. Show you that all things are possible. No struggle or storm of life is too big or small. With God on your side. You may even be surprised. The struggle you think may be the hardest for her is Not at All.
Thank you for all the types of friends we have in life. Hence, thank you for the best friend we could ever have. Which is your son Jesus. Thank you for putting him on the cross for our sins. Giving us the gift of Grace. Today I pray anyone that does not know you. That they do seek you and your son out. That no matter what the world may say. They see that you only have the best for them. That you put your son on the cross because you loved us so much. Thank you for that gift. I pray that all I do for you. I do always show my listeners and readers that I am your daughter in Christ. That I can hide behind your cross to make sure you are heard. I Thank You Lord! If any one does not know your son, I pray they ask you into their heart and get to know you and your son. That they see you really are all they need.
The Lord is my Shepherd = that’s relationship I shall not want= that’s provision He make the me to lie down in green pastures=that’s rest He leadeth me beside the still waters= that’s refreshment He restore my soul= that’s healing He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness = that’s guidance For His namesake = that’s purpose Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death= that’s testing I will fear no evil= that’s protection For thou art with me= that’s faithfulness Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me = that’s discipline Thou prepare the a table before me in the presence of my mine enemies = that’s hope Thou anointest my head with oil= that’s consecration My cup runneth over= that’s abundance Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life = that’s blessing And I will dwell in the house of the Lord= that’s security Forever =that’s eternity The 23rd Psalm
Thank you from a dear friend Gail love it love it love it! This is an iPhone post because I just needed to share it right away