Living The Life That God Has For Us....

God's Plumbline Ministries is called to repair devastation in the lives of God's people allowing restoration both physically and spiritually. Providing creative solutions for employment, education and life skills allowing God to repair and restore hope.  Empowering each community to establish a secure foundation both inside and out, while keeping in tact God given talents and uniqueness, not focusing on man's ways but God's ways.  Developing working relationships within social and economic circles, working hand in hand with community leaders to bring the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. 

Monday, June 21, 2010


Last week, Sam Simpson, with Global Outreach Missions drove all the way to Boston to pick up fabric being donated to us.
He transported it all the way back here to Georgia.
It is now safe and sound in our donated warehouse space.
I have had to pinch myself thinking about all 4000 pounds of fabric that Kathy and Tyler Kangas from Homebound Missions
donated to us for sewing school.
Kathy and Tyler have such a heart for Haiti and helping those in need.
What a gift!

Thank you Sam, Kathy and Tyler!!

We are also working on getting more treadle sewing machines.
If you, or anyone you know would like to donate one to us, please contact us.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bumper Sticker Conversation

Bumper sticker reads as follows:
"Sorry I have missed church:
I have been practicing witchcraft and becoming a lesbian

I found it to be humor poking fun at "religion".
He said, it was more literal, finding NO humor at all.

I said we almost crashed into the back of the mini-van.
He said, "he was just making sure this is what it really said".
It was, in fact what it said.

I said, he was embarrassing me.
He said, he had to know what they looked like.
We pulled up along side of them and he slowed down to make his observation.
Turns out to be a normal looking man and wife, mid-forties with a few kids.

As far as we could tell there was no witch, no lesbian, just a family making a statement.
It seems the church has made some assumptions that have not been accurate.
I am guessing causing some hurt.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Give Me Any Four Words

Little Five Points is home to colorful, edgy people to say the least.
This can be translated in many different ways.
You will find The Flying Biscuit, The Junkman's Daughter and The Vortex.
No matter what or who you find, you are guaranteed to leave with something to talk about.
It is, by design, not traditional or normal - ever!
If there is one "rule" that applies in Little Five Points, and I am not sure there is one, it is that you must enjoying being out of the box, always taking what you see at face value, reading between the lines after you leave, unless however, you are willing to take a risk.
I am always game for taking a risk when it comes to interesting people.
Not the kind that you know are looking for attention, I am talking about the kind that have something to say by just "being".

We heard The Vortex won an award for one of their crazy hamburgers, we had to go and see.
It was my birthday weekend, we had no children and two days to do some fun things together.
Yes, we consider Little Five Points - fun!
After we finished lunch at The Vortex, Dan eating something called a "Coronary By-Pass" (1/2 lb meat, four slices of cheese, two fired eggs, four slices of bacon, lettuce, toms, onions and mayo) we did some window shopping and people watching.
People watching happens to be a gift in itself for me.
We rounded the corner, when a guy who was pan handling approached us and said, "give me four words, any four words and I will give you something amazing"!!
We kept walking.
Something about him seemed legit and I wanted to know what he had to say.
I dug in my purse, found a piece of paper, pen and a couple of bucks for him.
I wanted him to write down this amazing stuff.
What four words to give him?

Passion of life to rebuild.
The youth erected by teachings from elders
Love restores the scars of humanity.
Without the plumbline, life would not be balanced.
Thus empowering the community, opening eyes, allowing the world to realize peace can't exist without love.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ask For Help Fool

The modern translation of John 14:14:

What does John 14:14 say....
"You may ask me for ANYTHING in my name, and I will do it!