Saturday, June 21, 2008

Spokane River

This photo was taken last week and the river as of last night looks like it may have receeded even further even if just slightly. While this is good news and a wonderful answer to prayers we can still pray for those in the midwest going through troubling times right now and we can give to Operation Blessing through CBN: for our funds to help out with the further possible prevention of flood waters and repair/help for families that are suffering loss at this time.

A walk with friends

Photos by Kyla Waldron, Angela Smith

Celebrating a birthday and enjoying fellowship last week was refreshing and enjoyable. Kyla and Angela, I cherish the memories and I look forward to the joys and sorrows shared in our journeys to come, it is a blessing to have close friends in the Lord. Thank you precious sisters for your love, encouragement and support. It wonderful to know that our friendship will never end because "Friends are friends forever if the Lord's the Lord of them"-M.W. Smith YYY We might not know where the road ahead will take each of us but we know if/when we part we'll meet again! Here's to many fun adventures along the way! IPSFGHJ Love you both! Thanx for a great afternoon. -Tiffany

The hearts of men...

Photo by Tiffany Phillips I love this country and it's wonderful privilege of freedom. As priceless and precious as freedom is, it is never free. Concerning eternity, Jesus Christ/God the Father paid the highest price, his life so that others can live and if you're alive He's got everything to do with it. Destruction is cheap and ramped and there is so much of it. I'm not out to defend war at all costs but when it means sacrificing life in order to preserve it because of the evil in the hearts of men who kill, steal and destroy life then it's worth it, fighting to protect innocent life. So, thank you again to all who are serving and sacrificing and those families that support you. Your gift is priceless and is not taken lightly by this U.S. citizen.
Recently I've been reading a fictional book by Karen Kingsbury, one of my favorite authors, titled: Ever After. It portrays the very real concerns of the war in the Middle East very well on both sides of the issue.
I can't help but quote this relevant scripture once again:
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

Monday, June 9, 2008

Bloom where you're planted

Photos by Tiffany Renee Phillips

"To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified." Isaiah 61:3

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Photo by Tiffany Renee Phillips

The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; Psalm 24:1The earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A blessing from the Lord

Photo by Tiffany Renee Phillips
I don't know where we'll end up, but I know who we'll be with: the Lord God Almighty Jesus the Christ. "And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken..." Ecclesiastes 4:12 Congratulations on your degree! I love you so much. You are a mighty man of God. You have been hidden but He's bringing you into the light for His purposes alone. Praise Him! May you continue in His ways like David "a man after God's own heart".

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Photo by Tiffany Renee Phillips "For we will surely die and are like water spilled on the ground which cannot be gathered up again. Yet God does not take away life, but plans ways so that the banished one will not be cast out from him." 2 Samuel 14:14

Monday, June 2, 2008

Do we really believe God can heal???

Praises! Earlier tonight, Jason and I were watching Jesse Duplantis minister. He was encouraging boldness and believing with us that we'd recieve all God had for us: finances, health, sound mind, etc. Well my back was hurting on the right hand side near the spine and I had a problem for the past few days a severe pain under my right shoulder blade that was sharp and throbbing and about the size of a quarter. I really thought I'd have to go to a chiropractor. However I believed Jesus would heal me and so did Jason and he laid hands on me [Hebrews 6:1-2"1THEREFORE LET us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ (the Messiah), advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. Let us not again be laying the foundation of repentance and abandonment of dead works (dead formalism) and of the faith [by which you turned] to God,
2With teachings about purifying,
the laying on of hands,
the resurrection from the dead, and eternal judgment and punishment. [These are all matters of which you should have been fully aware long, long ago.]." Amplified Bible] and I was instantly healed of all pain and none of it has returned! PRAISE JESUS Our King Eternal! God said we ARE healed. "...By his wounds you have been healed." 1Peter 2:24 Jesus healed the sick Mttw 8:8 "... But just say the word, and my servant will be healed" Do we believe HIM? or would we rather put God in a box? Do we accept all of the Bible or only part of it? Did God tell us we would do greater things or is he a man that He should lie?! Hebrews 6:18 "it is impossible for God to lie", Numbers 23:19 "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?", Titus 1:2 "in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago," So then, what did Jesus say??? Mark 16:15-18 "And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." Christians: Who are we to make God into a liar!? We need to be careful we do not blaspheme the Holy Spirit (speak out against what God Himself thru the Holy Spirit has done on earth)! For this is the one unforgivable sin! Jesus speaking ->"So I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven." Mttw. 12:31 Jesus' authority to heal: "And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth." Mttw. 28:18 ", "And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'" Acts 11:16, "for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." Acts 1:5, "but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." Acts 1:8


Photos taken by the Beckham family

With only two weeks left to nanny I treasure each moment even more with Triston, Anthony and Lavona. Today we had company, the Beckhams came to visit! Thanx for a fun filled evening everyone! Treasured memories of today: Triston stood again (4th time @ my apt.) for a few seconds! Lavona praised the Lord with worship music! Anthony listened well, offered to share his pizza with Lavona and played racing games with the neighbors very nicely, <--you've grown so much and have a generous heart! Thanx for all the fun times! :)

A Walk by the River

Jason and I are blessed to be right on the Centenial trail. Tonight we enjoyed a beautiful walk together.

Photo on top by Jason L. Phillips photo on bottom by Tiffany Renee Phillips

"Therefore what God has joined together let not man separate." Mttw. 19:6 NKJV

Spokane River

Photo by Tiffany Renee Phillips As you can see the river has receeded quite a lot. Now not only is the word "warning" visible but almost the entire sign. The water level is just below the number 41 now. Thank you Lord for answered prayers. Jason and I were able to travel on the road beneath the Greene St. bridge as well(it is no longer covered in water).

Rest in Him

Photo by Jason Phillips
"1 O LORD, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. 3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. 5 You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. 7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; 12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You. 13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. 17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You." Psalm 139:1-18

"Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved."

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Noise makers ;)

Photo by Hunter Beckham "Cutie-pie" is our yellow parakeet and "Tweety" is our green and yellow parakeet. While Jason & I get a little frustrated with their noise level on Sat. and Sun. mornings they're a joy to have.