Monday, February 6, 2012

Kokomo Update (ie When will my testimony be aired on Day of Discovery?)

Hey Friends!

Hope y'all had a great weekend!

Thanks for your kind notes. I'm still in a bit of a "funk" ~ so I've been immersing myself in Truth, and listening to great songs like
this and this over and over again!

I'm choosing victory and joy today (and I hope you are too!!)

A common question I've been receiving is "When will your testimony be aired?"

You may remember this past fall I went to Kokomo with the Day of Discovery film crew to document my story. (Kokomo, Indiana is my childhood home town).

The good news is that they hope to have my testimony air this spring. They've given me a date (that I'm really excited about) HOWEVER, we still need one more scene before it's final....and this scene involves snow.

Now who would have thought it would be so hard to shoot a snow scene in the winter when I live in Michigan?!

However, we've had such a mild winter, and on the few days we did get some snow, the DOD crew was out of the country or it was the weekend. Ugh.

So we (the kids and I) are praying over here that NEXT WEEK we get a snow fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan so they can film the last scene needed. (This week the DOD film crew is in Colorado). My son Benj will play "little Jake" again. I've told the story in the studio when I did the voice-overs, they just need footage of me, little Jake, lots of snow and a shovel.

Once that scene is filmed, I'll let you know about the date so you can mark your calendars. You can look here to see when the Day of Discovery TV show is aired in your community.

If you're curious to hear what the film producer thought after the first day of working with me, you can read his thoughts here. :)

Lastly, in case you want a "sneak peek" into the snow scene...I'll share the story below. Enjoy!

Have you ever wondered, “God, where are You?”

I mean, we learn as a small child in Sunday School that God is everywhere – but have you ever tilted your head back and asked the God of the Universe, “Where are You?”

I know I have...specifically after my fiance David was killed.

You may be familiar with that part of my journey ~ on December 10, 1998 (5 months before our wedding date and 2 weeks before Christmas), David Timmer, my fiance and best friend, was tragically killed in a freak workplace accident.

Two weeks later, on a cloudy, dark Thursday morning, there I was, outside trying to shovel my driveway. The snow was up to my waist or higher, or so it seemed, and my little blue car wasn't going anywhere until I shoveled out a path.

Jake, who was in preschool at the time, was bitter cold. (You know how it is with kids, it’s fun for like three minutes and then they’re just frozen to the core and ready to be done).

As I was shoveling, I found myself asking the question- “God, where are you?”

Actually, it went more like this- “OK God, where are you?! You say You’ll never leave me, but where are You now?! This is a lot of snow, God. How in the world am I supposed to shovel this all by myself? I thought I wasn't going to have to be a single mom anymore. Why did you have to take David home??!! This isn’t fair, God! This just isn’t fair! I mean, look at Jake. He's freezing ~ he has icicles hanging off of his eyelashes for crying out loud. I’m all alone, I can’t even get my car out of the driveway - God, where are You??”

I even lifted my shovel in anger and shook it at the Lord that day...

Just then, a car stopped in front of my house, and a young college kid hopped out.

“Hey lady,” he called, “this looks like a pretty big driveway for you and your son. Go on in the house and let me take care of it for you.”

Tears just poured down my face as I tried to speak the words, “Thank you, thank you, thank you”.

In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses reminds the Israelites (and us) of God’s promise to never leave us nor forsake us. The next time life circumstances cause YOU to wonder “God, where are you?..., ” ~ Go ahead and ask Him, He might be closer than you think. :)

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*! Have an amazing, Truth-filled, life-giving week!!

P.S. I'm linking up with Finding Heaven and the Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood today. Be sure to check out these amazing women. You'll be blessed indeed! :)


Denise said...

Praying for you sweety.

Linda said...

Cindy...that is amazing how quickly God showed you He was right sending that boy to shovel the drive for you right after you asked Him where He was???!!!

Your testimony is awesome! I can't wait to see the DOD video.


Denise said...

So this post made me miss you!

We need to see you again sometime soon.

And I am sending you a hug.

Also, you must know I love you a ton if I actually pray for snow....oh my. That is love.

Tonya said...

I love your honesty! So refreshing! They that deal truly are His delight! So, no wonder He has your back...well, in this case your shovel. :-)

You Sparkle! And makes me want to sparkle too!


Lisa said...

What a beautiful story...and a beautiful reminder that God is usually closer than we think...this post really touched my heart.

Praying for you with all you have going on...we have had a very mild winter here in Buffalo too, so I know what you mean!

Loraine said...

Wow, great post. Go back in the house and let me take care of it for you---those words bring tears to me too. He saw your heartache and showed up! What a God!!! :)
Thanks for sharing, I am so glad i stopped!

Tracy Suzanne said...

That's a bone chilling and heart warming testimony to how the Lord listens to us call and steps in at just the right time. I love hearing about miracles like that. I'm looking so forward to seeing your testimony on t.v. Cindy. Thanks for always continuing to encourage us even when you could use some encouragement yourself.

Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute♥

Jen Ferguson said...

I'm praying for snow and also a warmth that just completely invades your heart, that you would feel scooped up and loved in a way that you did not even know possible. Oh friend. The snow and the fire will come.

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