We are all people of faith. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. That sentence is found in the Bible in the book of Hebrews, chapter eleven, verse one. Maybe you don’t care about the Bible or just aren’t familiar with this verse or the concept of faith, spiritually speaking. But again, we are all people of faith. Probably all of us have driven or ridden across a bridge in our lifetime. We don’t stop to inspect each one before crossing. We don’t know the engineer, the contractor or the workers who built the structure. We, by faith, cross over, trusting it will hold us up–never giving it a second thought. We drive 70 on the interstate without any concern, because we have brakes. We believe they will work anytime we need to stop. We may not even understand how they work and likely have never met the one who designed or installed them. But we have faith in the fact that they will stop us when we need them to– and that keeps us on the road.

The truth is, we all have faith in a lot of different things in our everyday living. I trusted bridges to get me across and brakes to bring me to a halt, but I discovered at age 19 that I had no idea of what I could trust when life one day demanded I stop, and then left me facing a crossing with no idea of where the bridge even was. I did not have that “faith in the assurance of things hoped for”, or the “conviction (or belief) of things not seen” when it came to this eternal matter.  I did, however, in the summer of that year, make a discovery that then led to a choice that was based on that very word, “faith”. Faith in a man-made bridge was, no doubt, totally incapable of helping me when I arrive at this crossing. Only faith in the finished work of Jesus, God’s only Son, on a cross, followed by an empty tomb will work here.  This discovery and that faith has been with me, Butch, since June of 1970 as part of my everyday living.


I, Pam, grew up in a loving, Christ-centered home and was always at church, literally, every time the doors were opened.  At the age of nine, a teacher coerced me into “praying the prayer”.  Thinking I was a Christian, for the next twenty-one years, I tried to do all the right things.  But at the age of 30, I realized that I had only gone through the motions and nothing had really changed.  That early spring night, for the first time, I trusted in the finished work of Christ.  It was not by any good works on my part, but His great love and forgiveness, as I repented of my sin and surrendered my life to Him.  The Christian life is an everyday dying to self, in order to experience Christ’s everyday living in us.


  1. I found your blog today and such a blessing…I know at the Holidays we tend to get nostalgic and missing loved ones a little more…but so happy to see your message about faith…I was only 7 when I recieved Christ as my Saviour…Had grown up in a Baptist church going family…I remember at age 8…my Sunday School Teacher telling us what Faith meant…To believe in something we can not see…but act upon it as though we can. I have recited that so many times over the years…My Dad ( who I lost a year ago) and miss so much and my brother (at age 54) from a long battle with cancer…passed away a year before my Dad…and he was my older brother who was my protector…if I was to describe him in a word…it would be “Smiles”…always smiling and putting smiles on faces of others and laughter into lives that so desperately needed it…But through my Faith…I know will see them again…As I have told so many people…The Greatest Gift you can give your child…is the Knowledge of Jesus Christ and his amazing sacrifice…On a quick note…I was with my Dad when he passed and it was very unexpected…my Mother was also in Hospital on same floor…right across the hall…and I was truly thankful I am an RN…but just hours before Dad passed…I told him even if we had been poor (financially)…He saw to it that we were also the most wealthy…He gave us the gift…The Knowledge of Jesus Christ…Have A Merry Christmas, Kendra…

    • Kendra, I am so glad that you found our blog! What a blessing it was to read your comments and your testimony! My beautiful Mother passed away 7 1/2 years ago unexpectedly, and I miss her so much! But, I have the assurance that I will spend eternity with our loving Heavenly Father and all those who place faith in His finished work on the cross and repent of their sin. Thank you for sharing such encouraging words and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family! Blessings, my friend!! Pam

  2. Bonnie says:

    I was led to your blog today and am so glad to have found you. Your testimony is a blessing to my heart. Thank you for sharing. MERRY CHRISTmas to you and yours.

    • Bonnie, I am so very sorry that I have just found your precious comments! We are new at blogging and still trying to learn! It is always good to hear from fellow believers! Blessings, Pam

  3. Julia says:

    You both have such a sweet testimony. I’m sure I will be reading your blog regularly, as I just found it a few days ago.

  4. Diane Weeks says:

    Visiting from Saturday Sparks. Love the blue in your tablescape. Cute country pictures on the plates. Can’t get anymore country than milking a cow. I like that you do this blog together with your husband. So cool! I am a fellow believer and a new follower. Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings, Diane

      • Dinah says:

        Just found you today through WOW Us Wednesday. You both have a wonderful testimony. Because of health issues, it seems like I tend to dwell on the “here and now” but I know that through faith I have a heavenly home where I won’t have these issues. Your testimonies helped remind me of that today. Blessings to you and yours!

  5. Carole says:

    I found this blog today and I am now a follower of yours. Oh how nice to be reminded of these things. Thanks for the boldness you have.

    • Everyday Living says:

      Carole, I am so sorry that I missed your comment! Thanks so much for your encouraging words and for following! Blessings and hugs, Pam

  6. Libby says:

    Being led to and “meeting” fellow believers in the risen Lord Jesus Christ has been one of the greatest blessings of being a blogger. Thank you for living your testimony of the finished work of Christ in your life so evidently on your posts. I am honored to call you my “Sister in Christ.”

    • Everyday Living says:

      Libby, I so agree! I started blogging in August 2014 and I am still learning! I have met many fellow believers through blogging and it has been a blessing! I am thankful to have the opportunity to share the love of Christ! I am thrilled to have a “new’ friend to call my “Sister in Christ”! Wishing you a joy-filled week! Blessings, Pam

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