August 1, 2017 Update

August 1, 2017 Update

Wow, it has been a while since we last updated you all about what’s happening with us!

This is Angela and I will share what is up with me! I really want to go ahead and share some news about Jerry, but I feel like his insight will be best to share what he has been up to, lately. I will say that we are seeing miracles and God has been answering prayers. There is a mountain moved that we have been praying to be moved for a long time. God is faithful. I count on my Lord because He who promised is faithful.

Some exciting news for me to share is that I just finished writing my first book and self-published it on Amazon as an e-book. The paperback is also available on Amazon and I used CreateSpace for it. The book has received two five star reviews and that is quite exciting to me. No, it has not sold a million copies, yet. But the people I have shared the free version with have said it is very helpful to anyone suffering from depression or who knows someone who has. The best comment I received about my book is that it does point people to the Word of God for encouragement. My purpose in writing the book was to point people to the same source of comfort and help that I have found and that is Jesus Christ, the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit. So, I am happy with the feedback, so far.

One thing going on with me is that my school closed and we are not sure yet if it is permanently closed or not. I pray that it re-opens but I am not sure how it will all work out. I do know that God is in control and has a great plan for each and everyone that this situation affects. I was going to continue my education at another college, but I have felt led to take at least a semester off to help my children with school, write another book, and help Jerry and his business partner with their new venture. We have a lot going on and we are trusting the Lord to continue to lead, guide, direct, uphold, and grow us.

Also, I am continuing to volunteer and serve with a couple of ministries and I have been invited to speak at a women’s conference this coming October. As always, I am available to speak to groups or share my testimony at anytime. You can contact me at angeladingler70@gmail.com if you would like more information. Also, I do have a Facebook page and the link is here.

May the Lord bless us all and keep all of us. May He turn His face towards us and shine His countenance upon us. May He be gracious to us and give us His peace.

Thank you for stopping by and we love you in Christ Jesus our Lord.

You can find the book here: Amazon “From Affliction and Refinement to Fulfillment”

Update from Angela of 2Fools4Christ

Update from Angela of 2Fools4Christ

Good afternoon to everyone who happens by our blog! And I know that it is God who has directed you here. This is just our meager attempt to give back to our Father who loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sins and shortcomings and mistakes – knowing what they would be in advance, He came and gave His life for us so that we can know the Father. We are forever grateful.

Even having acknowledged our faith in Jesus, we admit that we are still imperfect in ourselves and of ourselves. But we also say that is the Good News of the gospel. We are nothing. We do not try to make ourselves out to be something that we are not or take any credit for any good that we do. It is only by the grace and mercy of God that we stand, stumble, fall, get back up and continue every day to seek those new mercies offered by our Father in the name of Jesus. The Good News is that we all have fallen short of God’s perfection and He knew that we would, but loves us in spite of ourselves and sent Jesus to rescue and save us from ourselves, the world and the devil. We do have victory in Jesus! Victory is not us being perfect, it is that we are perfect in Christ even though we cannot be perfect – He gives us His perfection and perfects us.

We have to not be so hard on ourselves, but we must rest in the finished work of the cross of Christ. He cried, “It is finished!” for a reason. We need to stand on the promises of God even in the face of failure and dire looking circumstances and situations. Though we fall we must keep turning to the Lord for He is the One who picks us up and gives us more grace. I am like Paul who said: “Who can save me from the wretch that I am? But thanks be to God who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Romans 7:24-25). I am so thankful to know that my sins are not counted against me and that they are covered by the blood of the spotless Lamb. And so, I pray that they are not counted against you or anyone else. I pray that you are drawn by the Holy Spirit to Jesus Christ and the Word of God and that you come to know Him so that He may reveal to you the Father, who’s love is unfailing and does not depend on who you are, where you are, what you did, what you did not do, how rich or how poor you are or any other thing. The Father so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to reconcile those who believe on Jesus into a relationship with Him. That relationship is LOVE.

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I did not mean to say much more than that I am going to be posting some poems and writings from my teenage years and forward. These poems were written prior to being diagnosed as having bipolar disorder. Some of them are very strange and some of them are miraculous. I hope that they speak to you about the journey that I have been on ever since I can remember. As I do post them, feel free to ask questions or comment and thank you for stopping by our blog!