Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm Back in Action!!!

Please take time to watch this blog...  This is the new me...  in the blog world!  Love, Leigh

Please forgive me as i told you I would have this up and running by the Oct. 25th.  But I could have never predicted a computer failure and having to learn Mac all on my own.  I hope now I will be back in action!  Love, Leigh

Don't forget to check my facebook page as well for more entries!  


Fran said...

Hey sweet girl...
Being in the great state of TN, I love to hear "y'all!" And, you say it beautifully! :)

Love the video and I can't wait for more. It'll be fun. I'll see ya around soon. Glad you are back. I missed ya.

Big hugs,

Sarah said...

loved it! Still reading/ listening in Abilene, Texas!

Alyssa McGuirt said...

So you mentioned the verse in James, I've always sort of disected that verse because I think the wording that is used is so interesting. We, before coming to appreciate and understand God, were orphans. We were without our Father. Also, before knowing Christ and becoming part of His church (the BRIDE of Christ), we were without a husband. Now, its a stretch to parallel that to a widow, but you see what I'm saying. To look after widows and orphans, is to look after those without the Father, and the Bride Groom. Essentially, keeping watch for those who do not know Him, so that through His Spirit's nudge, they might become adopted into the family of God, and be married in part with the church who is to be Christ's bride!

Alyssa McGuirt

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

alyssa - what wise words!!! I can totally see that parallel!!! Thank you for sharing that too!! even more beautiful way to look at that verse!!! What a beautiful woman of God HE has made you!!! Love, LEigh

Julie said...

Hey Leigh,
I watched the video. you did a great job...

I live in Georgia!


Lindsee said...

Sister friend! I am so glad you're back AND it was so fun to actually hear your voice. That's one thing about blogging world that stinks, is I so miss hearing peoples voices! You are precious. :)


rusty'swife said...


Excellent job. I know that God is going to use this to reach and teach. So nice to have you back.
In San Angelo Tx on about 90 miles for Sarah.


Leah in Iowa said...

It was fun to see you this morning! What a great idea - I love it!! =)

Leah in Iowa

Susan said...

Hey Leigh,

Welcome back to the blog world! I love the idea of the video and will look forward to your future posts!

Keep shining your light for Him!

Susan in Meredith, NH

Anonymous said...

Good morning, friend! You did great and I love seeing your face and hearing your voice.

And now for the "ah ha" moment I got...

Yesterday morning our church did a special offering for World Hunger. Any good Southern Baptist knows that this is an emphasis for the convention right now. The statistics are staggering. But during the video they showed and during his message, God kept telling me to look up that verse about the widows and orphans, but I had left my Bible in the Sunday School room. So I tabled it for when I got home. Then, of course, I forgot about that moment.

Then your video blog...reminded me of it again. Love how God wouldn't let me forget about it and he used you to remind me.

With that said, I loved Alyssa's analogy of taking Christ to the "orphans and widows" of the world -- those without the Heavenly Father and those who are not right now part of the Bride -- but I also have to take that message in James very literally. I even think that sometimes it may be easier for us to go to those who don't know Christ and introduce Him to them than it is to go and meet the physical needs of these that the Bible refers to as widows and orphans.

I love this scripture in the Amplified:

"External religious worship [ religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world." (James 1:27)

Thanks for the reminder that our message and our ministry is two-fold: not only are we to just take the gospel to the World, but we are also to go out and help and care for their physical needs as well. Love God, love people...that's our goal!

Love you, friend!

Teresa said...

Hey sweet friend! I missed you! And I am so glad to see and hear you! Great word! Will be looking forward to your videos!!
As you know..I'm watching from West TN!!

Holly said...

So very glad to have you back, Leigh! I enjoyed hearing your voice again (since the CD on marriage and spaghetti! hee hee!). I am listening from the Colorado Springs area. I won't be catching you on facebook (a whole 'nother story), so I'll miss your writings. Perhaps you can link them here somewhere, too?

Love you!

Speaking Thru Me Ministries said...

Holly - i will see if Dori can teach me that too. Thanks for stopping by... love you much! Leigh

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

Hey girl! I love it! It's so good to "see" you again!! =)

Lora said...

Greetings Leigh! And welcome back!
I admire and appreciate your testimony of fasting from blogging to seek the Lord.
God has been working in similar ways in my life - first it was fun, fit and flexible Friday's, then it was a Weekly Word for Wednesday. And Monday, He and I are still ironing out that day - Monday musings?
So good to *see* you!

Lubna said...

Hey Leigh, I really enjoyed hearing that country "twang!" Oh how I miss you and remember so fondly sitting in your basement in such a memorable time of my life! I look forward to hearing what all He has to teach me through your posts...lifting you and the Gray family up often...all the way from the Middle East:-)
Love U...Blair

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Cool, cool, girl!!!!

I told Brian I went tech. stuff, including a web cam for Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Hiya I am from Corn Days Illinois!!! lolol

The Lord has had me in James studying for a while. I appreciate the insight the Lord has given you on that verse.

Love the blog Cant wait for more!

Hugs !!
Julie Bouldin

Charnita's Xpressions said...

Loving the blog via video...I can see your personality and spirit so much better! I am your fan here in Birmingham AL!
Glad you are back and glad your prayers concerning your blog helped you define the new bloggy you!

Melissa May said...

So cool, Leigh! I love the video idea! Are you using the webcam on your mac? Looking forward to more!

Melissa in Fresno, CA

Missy Wainman said...

Ok - so I know that I'm a little behind in watching this video - I watched the newer ones first! - just wanted to tell you what a blessing you've been to me just over these last few days and what an excouragement you are! Learning TO pray (Luke 11:1) in Venice, FL!