The Haynes

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"The Story Of Us"

"The Story Of Us"
Keep up with the Haynes Family as we engage the world and share the Good News about what HE is doing in our life through His Son Jesus Christ...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ahh Ha Moment...

Hello all,

Just a tip: It is said that it takes @ least 10,000 hours to become good @ something... I found through this that I am not reading the word enough... So I challenge you to read, fast pray @ least 10,000 hours and lets see how good you become... Today I spent 4 hours studying His word, as I awaited the tornado that hit down in our town today.

Stay tuned for the fruits of my labor as I share with you in increments what I have been studying.

In Him,
Tashema

Monday, April 25, 2011

Where are you going?!


It seems that for the past few months the hub's and I have been talking about Gods plan for our life, marriage and ministry. There has been so many situations that have brought us to this point in our conversation however I will fill you in on that much later.

A little backdrop is that, before the hub’s became an officer, he told God if you give this to me (Officer) I will use it to your glory. So initially he planned to become a Chaplin. Then as time moved on he kind of got swept in the world wind of doing what it requires to be a Marine Corps Officer. (Which he wouldn’t change for anything) however, I could still see in his eyes that somewhere along the line he felt that he may not have kept up to his end of the bargain. So now it leaves us to this ... He says, “baby in whatever I am doing I just want to make sure I am going after God’s vision for my life."

Ponder this:

In Daniel 2 Nebuchadnezzar had a disturbing dream.

He woke up, called a meeting and asked his astrologers, soothsayers and magicians to tell him what his dream was and what it meant.

They were bewildered and wondered how he could expect them to know such a thing. After all, while Nebuchadnezzar was sleeping, so were they. Nebuchadnezzar pressed and pressed. He even threatened to kill them if they could not tell him the dream and its meaning. Nebuchadnezzar’s reasoning was, you guys are my ‘brokers of the supernatural.’ You are supposed to know things that no one else knows and if you don’t know, you are not worth keeping.

Believers, especially ministry leaders, are God’s ‘brokers of the supernatural.’ We are supposed to know God’s supernatural plan for our lives and how to use all of the resources He has trusted into our hands.

Many spouses are praying for a different rank, more money new cars a bigger house and a better duty station. But I believe that before God gives them to you He wants to know if you know how He wants those resources to be used. Remember, it all belongs to Him and for His good purpose, not ours.

Basically God wants to know, “Are you running after my dream for your life or are your running after yours.” WHERE ARE YOU GOING?!

Yes, rank, money and houses are resources for the greater purpose of bringing hope to a broken world and that can’t happen by only gathering people for church services, Bible studies and meetings.
We need to mobilize people and send them out into the highways and byways.

Luke 14:16-24 Jesus said ‘go’ into the entire world. (This could mean Iraq, Afgan or any other war zone) Matthew 28:19-20

He said that we would do the things He did. John 14:12

He said we would receive the power to be a global witness. Acts 1:8

So as you make ministry plans, military plans or simply life plans keep in mind that God might not release them until you can answer His one simple question.


“Where are you going?” My hopes in the Haynes household is that we are running after His dreams for our life...

Thankful to Pastor Miles... A Do Something Ministry...

In Him,
The Haynes

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Ressurection


Happy Resurrection,

Today was a very important day for all of the Jesus Freaks out there...  Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose again on the 3rd day... Thank you Lord!

I am so excited to start this blog, I have so much that I would like to share with the world as the spouse of a Marine. There is so much that goes on in our life and if I can help even one spouse then my job here in the blog world is considered complete. :)

Today the girls and I were alone for Easter, the hubb’s is away doing some intense training and we miss him dearly. He is dong really well as graduation is swiftly approaching in 2 weeks.   I am so happy that I will have my best friend back. I miss him so much and whenever he is away I can truly say I am a much different individual.  I have yet to learn to completely live without him.  But I do understand the duty of the Marine Corps so I am happy to allow him to do his part in serving our country as I do my part in serving him...

We have so many different events coming up in our life in the following months... We are relocating overseas and I am happy and a bit apprehensive about the whole move... I have so many things going on in my mind about the move and I think I am just holding it all in as I have no one to tell because my best friend is still away.  But not to worry as soon as he returns I will begin to pour it all out. Lol!

It will go a little bit like this... Welcome home honey... So yeah, I am not sure how I feel about the move to Japan that we are embarking upon. Like I have my training career here that I have built from the ground up , I have such a good church here, my mind just got settled and oh yeah the girls... They are just adjusting to their new school and environment and we are due to TMO May 16?! Boots due to hit soil June 4th... This is all so much and we just got you back home... And oh did u say you will have to deploy less then 3 months after we arrive AGAIN!!! So you are basically saying honey I am picking you guys up from here to drop you off over there.... And don’t worry it’s a foreign country but I will be back in 6-8 months. 

Hummm... Now that it’s out of my system... I will start packing, as this is my reality and it has been for the last 10 yrs of being married to this Marine.  Just as he lace his boots I will lace my boots... When he put on his pack, I will put on my pack and we will hump, walk, and run side by side. This is what I signed up for. It is not always easy but why would taking care of the world’s best be uncomplicated, effortless or undemanding?!

All you need while he is away is Honor, Courage and most importantly... Commitment. Through the hard and the good. If you posses these attributes you will make it along your journey...

Nice to meet you all... Some will read my blogs and take them completely out of context as others will know exactly what it is I am trying to convey... All I can say is I am who I am, and I am VERY proud of it.  I’ve learned that it is not about what you’ve done but what’s been done for you. It is not about where you’ve been. But where your brokenness brings you to... I will not always be politically correct throughout this blog and I will not always use perfect grammar or English for that matter.  But to the ones that are easily offended by such, pls excuse me in advance. :)

Blessings,
Team Haynes