God is alive and well. With Tanya’s permission, I want to share an exchange of emails from an EPIC family member. EPIC is a church based life group where we transparently live and experience life together.

If you live in San Antonio or the surrounding community, we’d love for you to join our family. ~archie

The email begins here…

You guys are awesome. I love being part of this new family . I asked God what it is I am to be learning and i had an ‘ah-ha’ moment. God is working on my faith in Him and trusting Him. Really trusting Him.   He continues show me his grace!

I would be honored for you to put it in your blog, and yes if you would like to use my name that it fine!

—–Original Message—–
From: Archie Rhines
To: Tanya
Sent: Tue, Oct 13, 2009 1:21 pm

Subject: RE: County Jail. You should have been there. 🙂

I and others prayed! Awesome! Broke is not a bad place to be with God in your back pocket. Good job! I call that a God Spot! OK if I post it on my blog? I won’t use your name unless you want me to. archie

From: Tanya
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 12:07 PM
To: Archie Rhines

Subject: Re: County Jail. You should have been there. 🙂

God is so good. Went before the judge and took my paperwork with me knowing that there were no times to be there yesterday but that i did show up and so 1 had 2 choices he gave me

1. turn myself in (my knees were shivering), 2. pay the $265.

I said your honor i have health issues and i don’t have my medication for my seizures with me and i do have20the $176 that i was originally suppose to pay. The judge thought for a moment and said ok, what i will do for you is reduce the fee from 265 to 176, but it will go on your record and will put 2 points on your lisence, but the warrant would be lifted if paid in full.

So God is so good. It all worked out…so i have a few points on the DL, but that’s ok compared to going to jail. Thank you for your prayers… I may be broke now, but not in jail…lol

—–Original Message—–
From: Archie Rhines
To: Tanya
Cc: Sharon; Jeffery

Sent: Tue, Oct 13, 2009 8:07 am

Subject: RE:  You should have been there. 🙂

I will pray for you Tanya and the opportunity you have to trust in God. I have CC:d this to Sharon and our EPIC dad (Jeff ). Sharon may have an idea or tw o. I don’t know, just thought she should know.
God bless,

From: Tanya
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 6:53 PM
To: Archie Rhines

Subject: Re: County Jail. You should have been there. 🙂

Archie –
Tanya here. Man how awesome! Thank you for sharing your story. Very strange thing happened to me. I had to go to court today because last 2 months ago the judge gave me probation for my speeding ticket and gave me till August 1st to pay.

Well that is when i was in the hospital for my pancrius and i had taken my papers from the hospital so the judge gave me an extension till October=2 012th (today). My paper didn’t say to be there at 8 am i just assumed that it was 8-5 that i could show up. I go on my lunch break at 200 and was informed that i was suppose to be there at 8am and so they issued a warrant.

So i have to go to court tommorrow morning and see what to do because all i have is the money for my ticket and not the warrant. I pray that i will not go to jail and i am praying tonight that the judge will have mercy.

Your story encouraged me! Thank you.Just when i get to the point of being healed physically of one thing and caught up financially on others, something else happens. I will have to see what God wants to teach me so thank you for your story!

Love ya brother and will see you thursday (hopefully 🙂 )

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

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