Monday, June 7, 2010


Well hello everyone out there in Blog-land USA! It has been a while since I have posted hasn't it! I am sorry for not updating and/or blogging for a while as I was extremely busy with work. Now that I have been laid off, I find myself being extremely bored trying to find new things to do. I have painted part of our house, stained the gazebo over our jacuzzi, cleaned out my toolbox and tool bag (now that I am not using it much anymore). In other words, My mind is racing and it is hard to put on the brakes and pray to God that he finds me a position in a company that keeps me close to home. Work is so sparse out here that I am seriously stressing if I am going to find anything in the near future. I know it has only been one week since I have not been working, but I am that kind of person who has to be doing something or I will drive my wife (Kat over at Heart 2 Heart ) and our kids absolutely CRAZY!

My wife and I have talked about my issue several times and I know she is sick of hearing it, I just wish she knew how much I love her and our wonderful kids that I worry about making our mortgage payment, bills and just being the provider I am supposed to be. She has said so many times that she doesn't care where we live or how we live just as long as we are together. Now my problem with that is I do care where we live and how we live. I am supposed to be a Godly man and look to our father in heaven for an answer to my prayers which is God, father in heaven, please see you way to give me strength in these troubled times and lead me to a new job. I lay these stresses and worries at your feet, your will be done. AMEN!

Now that I have said this and prayed, I am hoping to give myself enough peace to not do a whole Extreme Home Makeover!

Well, thank you all for listening.

Take care and as always!

Keep the Faith,


Heart2Heart said...


As always God is working on the plan to prepare a way for you. He loves you so much and knows how hard you are trying to be a provider but He is the ultimate provider of the things you need. Trust in Him.

I know I've said it a million times but God is working on this and with the enemy trying to find a way into your heart, draw even closer to God and seek His peace.

Abba Father,

I lift my precious husband up in prayer and ask for your divine guidance and wisdom to be upon him now as he struggled in this storm. Show him the way that you have provided for us in the past and to trust those promises for the future as well. We know the plans you have in store for us, plans to prosper and not harm us, plans for hope and for a future and we hold onto to those words in faith and believe in the things not yet seen.

In Jesus' Mighty Name,


I love you with all my heart, all my mind, all my strength and my soul that you will never be anything less than a gift from God to me and our family.

Use this blog time to see that power of God during your storm and a way to fall back on it again if the time comes.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Cathy said...

I know it is so hard to wait on God sometimes, but this one thing I know...God is never late. He is always right on time.

Mich said...

prayers going out for you and your precious family.

God is good. He will answer. just remember that the answer may not always be what we want when we want it.

Linda said...

Praying for you and your family. God's timing is always perfect!

He & Me + 3 said...

I have to be doing something too all the time. I will be praying.

Denise said...

I am lifting you up before the throne. Asking God to lead you where He wants you. May He pour His strength all over you. Please keep your faith, He will not leave you, He will meet all of your needs.

Mama Teaching 2 said...

What a sweet man you are! Wish there were more men who truly desired the Lord like you do and in doing so love the family they are given! :) I have one of those special men and feel very blessed!

Lord, please just hold this dear man close and guide him in everyway. Thankyou, Lord, for giving him the heart he has, that he cares for his family and wants to be a hero to them. Keep this family close and as sweet as they are now.

Remember the Lord has a hope and a future for you!

Samantha said...

My prayers are with you and your most precious family.
God is so Good !!!
Blessngs to you dear friend.

Lynn said...

Prayers being said for you and your precious family.. GOD is so good and he will provide in his time, not ours.. GOD is soo good, all the time. We've just got to learn to completely put all of our faith and trust in him..


Angel said...

Praying for you and your sweet family!! We have been in that boat a few times too, not fun, but God always had a plan and it has always been better than ours!! You are very blessed, love your wife!!

Elle Bee said...

Steve, I love what your wife said--God is the ultimate provider! Patience is hard to come by, especially when you're feeling stressed out, but I know you can find peace in this sitation and know that God is in control! I'm so thankful that you have such an amazing support person in Kat.
Hugs to you both.

Wanda said...

Visiting from Kat's place. First I'd like to say how encouraging it is to see your expressed heart desire to lead and care for your family. In the same way that you want your family to rely on you for the needs, God wants you to trust His desire to provide for your family as well. I pray that doors of opportunity would be open for you and that His favor would surround you.

Aimie said...

praying for you. God is amazing and will provide exactly what it is you need, I am sure of it! Keep strong in your faith for He will never fail you.



Praying for you and your family. I pray you find a great and fulfilling job very soon. Many Blessings,

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Steve,

I am a friend of Kat's and was going around just to read on sites tonight as times have been difficult here in our home with physical maladies still going on. I had to come over and pray. Your wife is such a sweet woman and has such a beautiful heart for God, her family and for all. I love my dear Sister-In-Christ.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I love you, praise you, worship you, honor you, glorify you, adore you and give you thanks for all of the blessings that you are about to pour down upon Steve and his family.

Father, I uplift Steve into the highest of heavenlies...up up up to your throne room of grace and tender mercies. As I and so many others kneel before you in deep fervent prayer for Steve, I ask with all of my heart that you bless him and his entire family abundantly in all ways. I know that your timing is always perfect and there is never any room for doubt within my mind, heart and soul as to what you can do.

Father, when you created Steve you knew exactly every single step that he would take and you knew and know now what will transpire next. I deeply pray with all of my heart that you answer our prayers and his in a miraculous way. You know me Father, I believe in your mighty mighty miracles and I know that the perfect job is just waiting for him.

Father, I ask that you pave his way to the job that you have in mind and that it will be a smooth ride, a smooth pathway to it. I pray that the job that you have ready for him will go way beyond his expectations for you are the God who reigns over heaven and earth. I pray that you provide for him and his family in a miraculous a way that goes way beyond their understanding. I pray that he feels you deep inside his mind, heart and soul and that he feels your presence ever so sweetly yet strongly.

I intercede for Steve and open his mind, heart and soul wide open to you so that your bright light of love, happiness, joy, security in knowing that you are absolutely there at all times are felt so deeply within his inner being.

Oh Father, it is you who we love so is you who knows and feels our every heart is you who is with us at all is you who provides all of us with strength, courage, willpower and so much much more when we feel we can't go on...when all seems bleak or so far off in the is you who ALWAYS PROVIDES, ALWAYS LOVES, ALWAYS PROTECTS, IS ALWAYS WITH US NEVER LEAVING US is you and only you that can answer our prayers, our heart cries.

Father, this family is a beautiful loving family who loves you and looks to you not just in their time of need, but in all times. I pray your favor over Steve, Kat and their family. I pray that doors will open in every direction. I pray that your refreshing breath will be blown into them as well as swirl around them and I pray that many prayers will be answered. I pray that Steve will have a testimony to give all for your glory.

Father, I pray that a strong hedge of protection be placed around Steve, Kat and their entire family. I pray that multitudes of angels and warring angels be placed all around them wherever they may be at all times. I pray that every inch of their home be filled with your heavenly angels and that they are guarded at all times.

Father, I know what you can do. I know that all that seems impossible on this earth is ABSOLUTELY POSSIBLE through you. I know that you are watching over and are around us at all times. I know that you are with Steve now and are only but a breath away...ever so close, just a breath away.

Father, I love you so. From the very depths of my being, my heart, my soul, of who you made me to be...I humbly ask and pray all of this in Jesus precious name. Amen.

My love to you both,

Loren said...


I am so sorry for this difficult time you are going through! Wow. You truly are making the best of it and getting so much done ~
Please know we are lifting you and your family and this situation up to the Lord and trust in HIS perfect timing and His perfect Will to come forth! Praying for open doors and for Peace that passes all understanding to guard your heart and mind until you know you have walked through Gods door! HIS timing is perfect and I know for me it is in these storms that I see HIS hand more clearly than ever before! I pray you grow deeper to HIM during this time and your Faith does too! HE is with you and will lead you one day at a time ~
praying without ceasing! Love you guys!

Mari said...

God has a plan for you and your family, but it's so hard to wait! Praying for you as you wait on Him!

The Real Me! said...

Hi Steve,
Stopping by from Kat's blog. We've been where you are at. My husband was laid off from a very wonderful paying job and there was nothing comparable anywhere. He ended up doing odd jobs part time here and there but even on less then half his pay we made it through a whole year. A whole year depending completely on the Lord. He truly did provide for our needs. It's not a comfortable place to be but I wouldn't have traded it for nothing.

Praying that the Lord directs you into your new job and provides all you need for your family.

Andrea said...


Thank you for sharing from your heart. My husband lost his job over 2 years ago. He is older and was able to start his retirement. It was a big financial adjustment (and still is), but at least there is income. However, the biggest adjustment was he had not planned to stop working until he was at least 70. I know that seems old to most people, but he loved his job and he is fairly healthy. He also knew with the economy his retirement had dropped dramatically and worries still that it will not last through out his life. These continue to be difficult days. However, through it all GOD has sustained us, blessed us, and worked in and through our hearts like never before. I know HE will do the same for you.

Blessings and prayers,

~Sandy~ said...

Dear Friend,
Please know that God hasn't forgotten you and He hears your prayers and He knows your needs. Just wait and trust that this is all part of a bigger plan that you & I can't see.
Proverbs 3:5-6
5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
You are in my thoughts & prayers.

RCUBEs said...

Hi bro. Steve! The moment sister Kat shared about your job, prayers are being lifted up for you and we will continue to do so. May the Lord open a bigger opportunity for you and your family. In this stressful times, I pray that you will be enveloped with Jesus' peace. God bless you and your family.

KrippledWarrior said...

Prayers in progress.

David C Brown said...

Waiting and patience don't come naturally to us, do they? But one of the wonders that I see in the life of the Lord Jesus is the patient waiting through thirty years, surrounded by work He could do, and ills He could He could have sorted, until it was the Father's time for Him to work and undo the works of the devil. No doubt there is something that He is working out with you now, and if you learn patience you learn to be like Him.

Grace be with you.

(Meanwhile, it would keep you busy to read the book of Job!)

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Kat has been working overtime for you. Good for her. Best wishes.

Bill ;-)
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Toia said...

Hello Steve...This is my first time visiting. I really enjoy reading your post. I come in agreement with You and Kat's prayer and that God's will be done. When two or three or gathered in His name, He is in the midst. And there's nothing too hard for God. Just wait on Lord and be of good courage and He will strengthen your heart as well as open doors to a new job.

Blessings to you and your family,

Warren Baldwin said...

Steve, I'm praying for you and many others during these economic times. My heart hurts for you - I know where you are coming from and the thoughts/feelings you express here. Hang in there, friend.

LisaShaw said...


As a friend and sister in Christ to your wife Kat, I'm honored to have been; along with my husband, praying for you and your family and we will continue to.

Lean on, trust in, rely on and cling to the LORD fully, without doubt or fear for He has promised (and CAN'T LIE); that HE will never leave you or forsake you.

This is a trying time I'm sure of it BUT I am even MORE sure of (confident in) the fact that our GOD supplies all of our needs! He is Jehovah Jireh, the LORD who provides.

He sees and knows your heart of love toward HIM and toward your wife and family and believe that He will honor your desire as a Christ-centered man; to take care of your family. Provision is from GOD and I believe HE will lead you and open creative doors for you to walk through. Keep a spiritual ear open to HIM; a spiritual eye to see and then be strong and courageous to take the step...

He gives us strength for the journey...draw from HIM and keep a praise on your heart and lips always toward the LORD.

I'm standing in agreement with Kat and you in prayer for your needs.

Blessings in Christ,

Just Breathe said...

Keeping you in my prayers.

Peter Shaw said...

Steve...I was forwarded your blog from my wife (Lisa Shaw at Sharing Life With Lisa). You have received a great response of encouragement from many people of God on this thread and your blessed through the many prayers that are obviously being said on your behalf. I too have been were you now are; it can be scary (in the natural) but although our flesh never cooperates, the Spirit overcomes in Christ. Please stay encouraged. God is aware of your every need and He will provide. The Lord's prayer say's "give us this day our daily bread..." Focus each day on the "this day" part. and tomorrow, do it again...and so on and so on. If you like music, may I recommend the song "This Day" by Steven Curtis Chapman. I'll join others in praying for you Steve. May God bless and sustain you and your family.

Heart2Heart said...


You have an award waiting on my blog to bless your day today. I hope you'll stop by and accept it.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

sanjeet said...

I love you with all my heart, all my mind, all my strength and my soul that you will never be anything less than a gift from God to me and our family.
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Carol said...

It's great to have you back. Now that I know you've been laid off, I will be praying for you. Keep the faith as you always say. God is your provider and will be there for you, Kat, and your family.