Mr. Carl Holley’s Final Thoughts

Praise the Lord oh my soul,

This has truly been a journey through it all for the both of us, just reading your blogs over and over again Jamice, one word keeps playing in my head.. FAITH!!!
It is through faith that has brought us from a mighty long way. You are definitely touching others who may have or is going through a similar situation that we had faced
you should really consider writing a book to reach out and touch more. I can attest that this is truly a testimony that was meant to be shared for others. Jamice, you are a blessing sent
from on high and I thank God for you. Keep on testifying, it’ll make you and others stronger.



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My Assignment / My Final Thoughts – April 2011

1 Timothy 4:11-16  11 Command and teach these things. 12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.  15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.

If you have been following this blog from the beginning, you will know that this was a purposeful blog that the Holy Spirit had me start to tell my story of how Carl and I met and the process of God changing my heart. In the beginning of April I was given the scripture above, I was given the assignment of telling you all our story of our journey to becoming one. I struggled, and I cried, and I cired, and I cried for an entire day. I did not want you all to know anything that happened in the last year because I was ashamed and embarrased of it all. I was afraid and fearful of what people will say.

God was trying to tell me that I no longer have to let the shame that I or we felt have power over our lives anymore. This Blog was about Freeing myself from what has been keeping me in Bondage. I believe that often times we do not know the power that we have within us. I know that I let it all have power over me, but not today. I stand firm in knowing that I am FREE. I have understood the assignment.  See we went through this not just for us and our growth but for you. For you to see what we have been through, to witness what God can do if you just hold on and have faith.

For the month of April Carl was very much hustling to get everything taken care of for the reception. Money was tight but we were hopeful that God was going to make away for everything as he has in our lives thus far. As my assignment was to sum up 15 months in 15 days, while not eating any meat and keeping God as my focus. See the only way I could get through the months was to hold on to God. Every time I wanted to turn of the road of God, God will always answer Focus on Me. God knows that I needed to let Carl handle everything and he did not need me to try and fix anything. For I am not the one that will be in control. God needed me to be Obedient and Focus on me.

Can I tell you the Praise Report.

On April 22nd, Carl and I signed the lease of our first place together. God supplied our need for the 1st months rent.

On May 4th, we are considered “PAID IN FULL” for the Reception. God met the need for the wedding.

We know God as a provider of all our needs, For God will never leave us nor forsake us. For no weapon that is formed against us will be able to prosper. For it may be formed but it will not prosper. If there is something that you are struggling with, Be still and know that he is God. As Pastor Lance Watson put it God has already “Thought that thing Out, and Thought that thing Through”.

I pray that if you take anything from this that is to hold on to God through every test and trial no matter the circumstance. For trials will come, Just stay in the word, keep people around you who can go to God in prayer for you, and have the faith enough that God will do what he said he will do.

This is titled “The Revelation and the Journey” because I saw what God has in store for me with my Revelation, but he did not show me the path I had to take to get there!

I am reminded of a new song that is out, that made it all clear for me. I am going to write the Lyrics but also give you the link. If you do not already have it, Please get the new Kirk Franklin CD Hello Fear. You will not be disappointed!

Right before I Die I Gotta Live:

Live out my Dreams, so I can be what he planned for me. Not just for me, but so they can see Much more of him and less of me. Love my enemies forgive the past and set them free. S0 I can free, free up things every blessing  God has for me. See its for me not just for you I had to learn from what I been through, I cant go through that way again. Be hurt by you that way again, Its not the end.

I used to be afraid to die, I used to be afraid to try. Cause I was to afraid of knowing what the end looked like. But the Son came to give me life now I feel like i can touch the sky.

Get up and Live, Right now!!!!

The old me had to die, now I am living ya’ll!!!!! WORRRRHOOOOOOO!!!!!! I will post pics of the wedding!!!!!:) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 :):) 🙂 🙂 🙂

Praise the Name of the Lord for there is POWER in the name of JESUS!!!!!!!!!!

Love you All!

Be Blessed and A Blessing!

Mrs. Holley 2 B

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God Is ABLE – March 2011

Ephesians 3:17 -21 And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

The closer we were getting to the wedding the more nervous and anxious I was getting. In my petition to God I was praying for miracles. I was counting on money from both Carl and I income tax returns and from my bonus at work to really help us out with the money we needed. Praise God, we both got nice tax returns!!! I was just banking that my bonus was going to be Great!

March 8th, we had a meeting with our Pastor for our pre-marital counseling close out session. Now as I have noticed that when something is about to happen I am always given a distraction to get my mind off of what it should be on. This same day I have my review with my manager and we go over everything and it became a very interesting conversation. From this conversation she makes me question what I really want to do as my career. On top of that, she gives me my bonus amount and company wide bonuses were cut. So what I normally get I did not get. I was very sad, I needed an extra 2k from my bonus to help out with the wedding. I went into panic mode, my answer was we will have to cancel the reception. Now mind you, we still have a meeting with Pastor this day.

Carl and I decide to go to the prayer room before the meeting. Now I respect my Pastor so much, but I was really nervous to be in the same room with Pastor let alone talking to him one on one. I know that he is man, but its just weird….. like its Pastor. 🙂 Okay, but our meeting was great, he really put a lot of things in perspective for me. Especially when he spoke of what it means to be married and staying in love. For Pastor its not just about getting married, its about being in love and staying in love.  He also preached a series on relationships that was Awesome, if you are ever in the neighborhood you should stop by the book store to get it. Pastor gave us the title of the book, Fall in Love Stay in Love by Williard F. Harley Jr. Awesome book, it is a must have if you are getting married or already married.

After leaving the meeting with Pastor, I made phone calls to my wedding coordinator and my mom to tell them we were canceling the reception. There will be no celebration after wards. I get a call back from my wedding coordinator and she proceeds to say that she has been thinking about this for a while but she said that we can consider her paid in full. We did not have to pay her our remaining balance. Of course, I cried and she really ministered to me that night and gave me some encouragement. That next day I get to work and I read Deuteronomy 28 again. As soon as I finished I get a phone call from Carl and he said that he spoke to the florist and she said that we can give her the money whenever we have it. For she knows who Carl is and she was not worried about payment right now. So that $2k that I needed from my bonus that I did not get was relieved by these two blessings.

March 12, 2011 Carl and I took some pics for the wedding down at the Harbor and did a video for the wedding. That day was so Great, It made me fall in love with him all over again.

March 13, 2011 I was still on a high from Saturday. Carl and I went to church. Now I was told my Mom that she wanted to talk to myself, my sister, and my brother about something on Sunday after church. I was so nervous and just thinking about my mom really hoping she was okay. She ends up pushing the time back so Carl and I go an pay the florist a visit, go to WalMart and Sears and then headed to my Moms. I could tell Carl was acting weird but I just let it go. I was getting frustrated with him because every time I turned to look at him he was texting. Like literally every time. When we get to my Moms. I walk in not really paying attention to the cake on the table, Im looking for my sister. As I head in the family room, I see all my close friends and family on the patio yelling SURPRISE!!!!! Then next thing I know Carl was on one knee. He said Jamice I love you very much, I know that I don’t deserve you but I know that I need you. Will you marry me??? I was in tears. I could not believe that all this was going down and I did not know about it for one lol. It took me a moment to get all my thoughts together and then I yelled out YESSSS!!! Praise God, Finally we were engaged and I got my Ring! Pics are below!

March 14th, 2011 Carl has the money he needs to for the judgment he had that was holding him up from getting his license. He had to get a ride all the way to Baltimore to make the payment. From Baltimore he had to go to a PG County court to get the judge to sign off on the release. Then go to the MVA and get his license. My Baby can now DRIVE!!!!!!!!! WOORRRHHOOOOO!!!!! I did not know what to do, or to say other than Praise God!!!!!  It was almost a year of him not driving.

March 15th, 2011 Now as I stated in the previous months Carl’s court case was continued for January 27th. That day was when we had the big snow storm. So his court case was rescheduled for March 15th. He got to court and because he had his license the judge through out his court case. Again, all I can say was Praise God!!!! For God was really blowing my mind right now.

March 16th, 2011 Carl went to take care of his tag issues at the MVA and went to the Union Hall to sign his name in the book for Plumbers who are unemployed. Carl said that the man asked him where has he been. For his name has not been on the list in a while. If your name is not on the list they believe you have a job. Then man told Carl togive him a second and he came back and  gave Carl an address and said be there tomorrow at 7am. He said they are looking for people who do not mind working overtime on Saturdays.

March 17th, 2011 Carl arrives at the job site and speaks with the Foreman of the job. He asks him his strengths and weakness and says okay you got the job. There a Journeyman Plumber for the new Greenbelt middle school that they are building. My Baby got a JOB!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My mind was BLOWN. It was so much to take in for one week. Who knew that God opened the door in one week. My spiritual adviser says that the door was opened because he now has everything in order. If two shall become one there definitely needs to be some order.

It was all worth it. This one week where it all came together the scripture above stands out to me For God is ABLE to do Exceedingly, Abundantly, Above ALL, we could ever think or Imagine…….. GOD is ABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carl & Myself!

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Opinions/Tithing/Healing/Petitioning God – February 2011

Ephesians 6:16-18 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Though this month is the shortest month, so much happened! I was open to some people about our situation and I know that many people were questioning whether or not Carl and I should wait to get married. I totally understood because they were on the outside looking in. When you have a word and a promise from God nothing anybody can say refute what the Lord has said. You just have to have the faith enough and believe that what he said will come to past. I speak from experience, had not God gave me a promise I would have given up a long time ago but my faith was in God and not in man.

In my fast as I was seeking and chasing after God, every where I turned Tithing was popping up. They talked about it on the radio, the TV sermons, and I began to be convicted. Convicted is feeling that you get when you feel like you have done something against what God has asked you to do. Kind of like if you sin and feel bad about it. You are feeling convicted. When Carl lost his job I stopped tithing because in my eyes I felt as though I could not tithe, pay my bills, and save for a wedding. So I was making excuses about why I don’t tithe and God knows my heart and we have an understanding.  It wasn’t until my Pastor was preaching and teaching on the 7th habits of a highly effective christian did I see that I was giving God my scraps and left overs rather than giving him my first and my best. So for the first Friday in February I tithed for the very first time in 8 months. I was so excited about it, I wanted to tell the world :). Instead I told my spiritual adviser and she said as it says in Malachi 3 :10, it says 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I felt Great!

That Saturday we learn that Carl’s unemployment has ran out! My reaction is ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! I was hurt, I really was. In my mind I wanted to say God I just stepped out on faith and I am trusting you and now this happens, I was hurt. Sunday I get to church and my hurt and my pain is pouring out of me. I speak to my spiritual adviser to tell her what happened she said ummmm hmmmm this is your test. See God knows what you just did on Friday and he wants to see if you really believe him. The devil wants you to go back to not tithing, but God wants to see you persevere through this.

God sent an angel to my job in the form of a man whom I did not know but for some reason had an inkling about. This man who will remain nameless after I shared what was going on told me to tell Carl to appeal the decision from unemployment and they will give him another 6 months. Praise God, the appeal went through and Carl got his unemployment back.

Then is when I decided that all that we needed for our wedding was going to take a miracle from God. I was still sad about not being engaged and not having my ring, but if this was in God’s will and if his promise to us was going to come to past then I need to pray for the impossible to become possible. I picked up a book from the grocery store that said Praying for the Impossible to Possible. Int his book it talked about petitioning God to make ways out of no ways. You would write your prayer out to God and then find scriptures that you feel relates to your petition and have faith that God will make a way.

In the midst of all this my sibling gets sick and was in the hospital for a couple of weeks. I was getting weary but I learned through that God is a healer. This was sudden and quick but I had to keep my shield of faith on and stay in the word to keep my mind from having a pity party. Again I say that you can say the characters of God all day long but when you find things out for yourself it becomes personal. The Lord my God is a Healer and a Comforter and there when you need him.

We were heading into March, 2 months from our marriage date. Lord I need you to show up, just as you said you would.

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Not Sweating the Small Stuff – January 2011

Hebrews 10:35-37  35So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.”[a] 38 And,“But my righteous[b] one will live by faith.

During our bible study breakout sessions I took the Finance class. This class helped me understand what it will take to get out of debt. I began claiming that I would be out of debt in 5 years. That was the ultimate goal! As I have learned, that the moment you begin to claim something you surely get things that comes out of nowhere to throw you off your goal. I mean bills from everywhere were coming. I really had to laugh, I said devil you will not get me down. The goal is still the goal, so I will just work a little harder to get there.

Now as you may remember I was told that I was responsible for the car accident in January 2010. I decided to fight the insurance company to see if I had any chance of getting out of this. The insurance administration office told me it would take a few weeks for them to do their investigation and I shall hear from them soon. The week of January 13, 2011, I was starting to feel like I should just chalk it up and add it in my budget. I did the calculation and it is less than my monthly amount for Student loans and it just may take me a little longer than I anticipated to get out of debt. The very next day, I get a letter in the mail from the Insurance office and the regret to inform me that the decision would be in favor of the insurance company. That same day I fasted from 6am to 6pm. I was determined to stay positive. I told God if this is his will for my mistake than I know that he will provide the money for me to pay this.

A week later I had an appointment with my counselor and he said something to me that really stuck out. I was telling him all about what I just went through with the insurance issue and he said you know, you shouldn’t sweat the small stuff. He said to pay them, for there must be a lesson that God wants me to learn from this. He said learn the lesson and move forward, and that is what I did. I need to be consistent in paying my bills on time and how can I be the one handling our finances in the marriage if I am struggling with paying things late. Hard lesson but I definitely learned from this.

At the end of January I decided to do a 40 day fast. I really wanted to seek after God’s face and really hear from him. There was still a lot of things to be done and paid for with the wedding and Carl was still not working so I was beginning to stress out but I wanted to be confident and not lose heart that God was still going to show up and work a might way in our lives. In the beginning of my fast I got the scripture above, this spoke so much to me. For we knew God’s promise of the marriage and the date of the marriage to begin, the road has just been rough to get there. The scripture gave me encouragement that God was still working on us, and he hears us, and he is coming just as he said he would. It just takes a lot of faith. I wanted my faith to be where God wanted it to be.

That meant putting myself in his face and chasing after him. For that was my New Year Resolution. To chase after God no matter what I had to do, because I needed him more and more!!!

Thats a song, like to hear it here you go:

That is when I decided I needed to be careful of what I listen to i.e. music and radio stations. I did the 30 days fast with 91.9, I listened to their station for 30 days straight. Now, that is one of my favorite stations. This was already Carl’s favorite station. I see why God had me do that, this helped lift Carl’s spirits 🙂

You should try it!

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Perserverance & Doing What God Asked of Me – December 2010

Romans 51 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

After Thanksgiving Carl go a letter in the mail that his request for a new court date was approved. His new court date was scheduled on January 27th. Praise the Lord!!!!! We were ecstatic about this, well I know that I was, I decided to hold onto the paper until his new court date came up. God is so Awesome, because I know I was worried about that. Even though God word says that we need not to worry, I was just on pins and needles until I heard a reply. Praise God that Carl did not get arrested either.

Since Carl was living in my apt, my lease was up at the end of November and Carl was moving out. We both were feeling so uneasy about this. This would make Carl 20 minutes away verses 5 minutes. Even when Carl was living in his apt he was still 5 minutes away, this meant that we were going to have to adjust.

A week later I put on an antibiotic and was told to make sure I drank plenty of water with the medication. A few days later I was starting to feel like I was getting out of breath just walking from my apt to the parking garage.All the while I was having a pain in my right leg. One morning I got up and I was like these symptoms sound familiar. I thought that I had another blood clot. So I ended up going to the hospital. The find out that I was dehydrated , I was put on an IV for a few hours and was sent home. It seems that the I was not giving my body what it needed to keep going on. Needless to say I got in trouble from my sister, my mom, and Carl.  I surely will make sure I drink enough water.

I started see that I was not taking care of myself as I should have. This was not me, I like to workout and I like to drink water. My hair had broke off and I had to end up cutting it when I went to my hair stylist. I was just losing my self and letting myself go. I kept feeling like something has to change and that I can not keep up with all that is going on and all the commitments that I wanted to make and continue to keep God first, there was just seeming like there was never enough time.

I ended up having a conversation with one of my choir members and the Holy Spirit was just all up in that conversation like BOOM!!! I was telling her about how I was feeling and she was just ministering to me about the need to put God first and taking care of ourselves and from that conversation I knew then that God needed me to put him first and the only I could do that was to take a break from the choirs I was in. Now this took some praying because I have been a member of my church for 5 years then and I been singing for 5 years. Now, you want me to take a break…. Lord Jesus!!!!!! After much prayer, it was just clear. I was so hurt and so heart broken,  because my desire was to sing. How can I minister in song in the choir when I am not feeling what I am singing. That Sunday I sent my email to the choir to let them know what I was going to do. I was not bold enough to do it face to face, that would have been much worse.

This assignment was so hard, there were so much going on at the church this month. I had to sit in the congregation while all of my friends and my sister was in the choir. It was an adjustment but I knew that there was a reason for this. During the rehearsal times I decided to spend time reading my bible or worshiping or going to the prayer room. It was like I had to fall in love with Jesus all over again.

One night I went to the prayer room to pray specifically for a job for Carl. That same night I was taking Carl home, and we drove by Jericho Praise church and they had the X-mas lights up and I wanted to see them. As we drove up there is a young man and an older man who looked like they were having car trouble. As we circled the road to look at the lights, we stopped to ask if they needed any help. Carl jumps out the car to help the young man change his tire as  the older gentleman left. Next thing I know a black car pulls up and I am just praying Lord don’t let us get jacked tonight. Sorry, that was my thought! It ends up being the father of the young man. But for me I felt like I was watching a miracle. It is 20 degrees outside, Carl’s shoulder is not all that great right now, and he is helping this young man change his tire. The father tries to give Carl money for helping, but Carl declined. The father ends up giving Carl his business card and told him to call him so that he can help him find a job. For me my spirit was losing it, because I just came from the prayer room praying for a job for him. No matter the outcome I was just amazed and standing in the Hope of God that he was going to get a job.

As we approached the end of the year, I was just amazed at God for bring us this far and we are still standing. It was a very hard and tough year. We could not have made it through the trails and tribulations if it were not for God. I am just reminded of his scripture Hebrews 12:1-3, He instilled in us perseverance to run the race that he has marked out for us and we just need to fix our eyes on Jesus who died on the cross for us. I praised God like none other that night of New year eve.  For it was only by God Grace and Mercy that we have been able to make it. For we see brand new mercies morning by morning, and I thank God for it all the days of my life!!!!

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Blessings For Your Obedience, But will you TRUST Me? – November 2010

Deuteronomy 28 1 If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God: 3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. 4 The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.5 Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. 6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.7 The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. 8 The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. 9 The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in obedience to him. 10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you. 11The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.12 The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. 14 Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.

The saying is God will never give you more than you can bear. I was really feeling like I had hit that mark. I am not sure if you ever been in a place where you have been mad or upset with God, but I have.  In this walk we learn that we are not excluded from trouble, for trouble will come. I think that I was at the point where I understood all that but when was it going to stop.

November 15, 2010 I took off from work both this day and the 16th. Carl’s court date extension was scheduled for the 16th. On the 15th Carl and I’s plan was to go out on a date and just spend time with each other. So as I go to meet Carl at the apt, I go to check the mail and there was two letters from the court addressed to Carl. I take him the letters and he is just quiet. I am waiting for him to tell me what was going on. Apparently, the court believed that Carl missed his court date. Now what I failed to mention in September, after Carl asked for his extension he got a notice in the mail changing his court date from the end of October to November 16th. I remember reading that letter and telling Carl don’t lose that because they changed your date. That came back to take us down this path here. The court put a warrant out for Carl’s arrest in the amount of $10,000. It was $5,000 for each ticket.

When Carl told me this, I had to gather myself. I said okay, just get the paper that they sent saying that your court date was changed. Carl can not find the paper. I just put my head down. I canceled our date and I sent a text message to my sisters in Christ asking them to meet me at the Holy of Holy’s because we need to pray and pray hard. I left Carl at the apartment to find the paper.As I got to the Holy of Holy’s at church, I was sick to my stomach. I just could not understand what was going here. I was really out of answers, and I needed to hear from God.

I get there and I just cried my eyes out. I laid out and I just cried to my father for help. I told him that we needed him and we need him now. My sisters prayed for me that night and was there by my side though they were going through themselves. As I started to read my bible Holy spirit said that there is a word for me. So as I picked up my bible I opened up to Deuteronomy 28. The title of it in my Bible is “Blessings for Obedience” that I have referenced up above. God told me that he needs me to trust him and there will be Blessings to come for our obedience.

I again cried my eyes out. When God speaks through his word, and speaks to my soul and I listen to him, I know that he is near and I find comfort in that. I felt okay when I was leaving from prayer. On my way home I was in the car and CoCo Brother played this song by “I will rejoice”

A part in the song says: I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be Glad, My depressed days are over. I made up my mind, Im gonna be Glad. I will rejoice, Come Hell or Highwater Im gonna be glad, no matter what comes my way!

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say Rejoice!

If you want to hear the song here it goes:

God was putting deposits into my spirit the whole ride home, but I had to make the choice if I was going to praise God from this or have another pity party. I just knew that this was not the time to have a pity party so whatever we need to do Lord we will do. I talk to Carl when I got home and just said well we are going to the court tomorrow, lets just see what you have to do.

We get to the court and the public defender said that Carl had to write a letter to the judge explaining why he missed it and the judge will decide whether or not he will get another court date again, but he still takes a risk of not turning him self in. Carl writes the letter and gives it to the public defender.

Now, we just wait in anticipation to see what happens!

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