Kim's Prayer

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." --2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Friday, June 15, 2007

True story to share

One afternoon, while Mom and Dad were on their way to Jonesboro, they decided to stop and purchase some one cent stamps since they had not had time before leaving Benton. They stopped in a small town on the way. I'm talking Population about 75. When mom walked in, she noticed the postal clerk just starring at her. Finally, the woman remarked "you look so familiar." Well, those of you who know my Mother, know that was all she needed to go through the last 60 years of her life trying to figure out the connection.

The woman finally recognized my mother to have been the nurse that assisted the doctor's delivering her baby 28 years ago. The woman ended up needing a C-section and since there were no doctors available in this small town, a doctor had to be flown in who was qualified to perform the procedure. The woman was knocked out and my mother began praying over her.

When the woman woke up, all she saw was my Mother praying. She still remembered thinking "I know everything will be alright." Just a case of coincidence or chance? You will never convince me of this.

A letter was waiting on mom when she returned home. The woman in the Post Office wrote that before she had left for work the day she ran into my mom, she was wondering "if today would be any different than yesterday" and asking Him "do you hear my prayers? You don't even have to answer, but just let me know you hear." Only a few hours later was when my mom walked through the door of that small Post Office in the middle of nowhere.

God confirmed He hears our prayers. He showed this woman that He has been listening to her all along. We may or may not ever know how our actions will affect others, or how our prayers effect others lives. The woman told mom "you prayed for my son 28 years ago and I have now been given the privilege to pray for your daughter." I know he's listening.


At 6/17/2007 07:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How neat! Of course He's listening...never doubt it. It's so reassuring when we get that confirmation in some "coincidental" way. We had a wonderful visit with your mom & dad up on the mountain last week. Love you. Blanche

At 6/17/2007 08:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its good to know we have another prayer partner! And of course He's listening...and answering!
Love, Shirley

At 6/17/2007 09:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this story - it is so great! He listens and He answers. Just today I was going thru a prayer journal I started 2 years ago and it is AMAZING all of the prayers He has answered and situations He has resolved. You are going to rock your baby's babies Kim, I believe it. Love, Alicia

At 6/18/2007 09:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Kim that is awesome! The Lord is great and HE IS LISTENING. We must believe that without wavering and just when we might begin to think He does not hear our prayers we walk inside the post office?...!Amazing. Thanks for sharing. I have only met your mom a couple of times but she is exactly the spitting image of you. You can't help but love her too! Sending many prayers your way.


At 6/24/2007 02:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,
I told our kids this story and now they're telling all their friends! Sometimes we need to hear how God "shows up" in our lives when we really need Him. The message our pastor gave today involved prayer and that we should pray with chutzpah-or "raw nerve." Kim, after reading through your past blogs again, you have definitely prayed EXPECTING God's blessings. You are an inspiration to me, my family and so many others. I hope you're having a good and Mark and the kids are in our prayers...and we're praying them with lots of chutzpah!
Love, Jennifer Baltz

At 6/25/2007 01:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have had those "divine appointments" a few times in my life,and they are really an affirmation that the Lord is so involved in ours lives in the most minor details.Such as postage stamps.Yes,HE is!

At 6/27/2007 01:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an awesome testimony to the love you have for God. I'm praying for you Kim.

At 6/27/2007 01:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying for your WHOLE FAMILY!!!!!

At 7/01/2007 11:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so strong. You are such an inspiration to everyone. I love to hear stories like this. God is so Good and so awesome. He is always listening to us and sends us stories like this to reassure us.
I am praying for you and your family.

In Christs' love,
Marci Stracener

At 7/08/2007 07:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know I am thinking about you. I want to get up there for a visit so bad! My family prays for you and yours every night. I am amazed by your grace. I always have been-even in college when things were crazy, you always had a sense of conviction and serenity. I have always been in awe of you! All my love-Janis

At 7/08/2007 10:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just thinking about you and yours. Love you. Blanche

At 7/09/2007 10:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you Kim, and hoping you are enjoying a great summer! You are loved and prayed over daily.

At 7/14/2007 09:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a neat story. Jay and I think of you and your journey everyday. Your spirit is beautiful and your love for God pours out of every word you speak.
You are loved my many.

At 7/15/2007 06:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,
It was so great to see you and your sweet family today! I hope you all had an easy trip home. Sorry if I talked your ear off :-)
Have a great week and know you are loved,

At 7/23/2007 01:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


What an awesome story...God knew He needed to make Himself known again to so many people to encourage us. My prayers continue to be with you and Mark and the kids.


At 7/25/2007 11:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,
I hope your day is great :-)
Love, Alicia

At 7/25/2007 04:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kim and Mark -
continuing to pray for you and your family.
with love, Elaine

At 7/26/2007 08:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Precious Kim,
You are loved. We had a wonderful prayer meeting in your honor here tonight!!! We decided that you are actually witnessing to us more than us being here to serve you :-)Fifteen women of God here in Fayetteville are praying and BELIEVING for a miracle upon your body. Karen is going to send you the scriptures we prayed. You are so loved. We are asking, seeking, knocking, BELIEVING.

At 7/27/2007 09:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the time God is CARRYING you through the fire(chemo)!!
As Alicia said there are many women and men(all over the world) who are Asking, Seeking, Knocking and Believing God for Physical Healing!!!!

At 7/30/2007 09:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think of you often, Kim. Have a good week. Love, Karen

At 7/31/2007 08:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father, you have a perfect plan. Wisdom and power are yours. Grant Kim patience as she waits for you Lord. Grant her strength as she seeks you and deliver her from all her fears. (Psalm 27:14 & 34:4)

As a descendant of Abraham, Kim will receive the promises to your people which includes healing of diseases. Let Kim stand strong and fully assured of her healing. May she walk by faith. (Romans 4:17)

At 8/03/2007 10:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


The entire Arkansas staff of the American Cancer Society are ALL praying for you, Mark, the kids and your dear partents. Everytime I see your Mom or Dad outside (across the street), I have to run over to ask them about you. You are certaily surrounded by love and prayer. You are always heavy on my heart, Kim.

All my love, Laura Vaughn

At 8/04/2007 02:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Kim,
Just saying hi today and hoping you are enjoying your Saturday. I am not sure if you read this daily, but just in case! Love, Alicia

At 8/09/2007 02:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a pic of your parents in one of LR's social scene magazines. They looked great. Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you and as always praying for you and the family. Keep grinning Henry!
Love you big-Janis

At 8/12/2007 04:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUMC is blessed to have 2 spirit filled pastors who lift "Jesus"up and who teach us how to become disciples of Christ.
The lady's song about Praising God was not just good; it was HOLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A true story-The insect man came Fri. to spray. I had not personally seen him I guess in a year. He came to the door. He wanted to visit. He asked how I was doing? He said that his church had prayed for me all year. I do not even know the man's name or what church he attends. Once again, Prayers prayed in the name of Jesus have no denominations!
I continue to pray for your physical healing!!!! cb


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