My name is Lori Thomason. I am the wife of Jimmy Thomason and mother of five fabulous children Kilian, Brenan, Bryce, Jamison and Carson Joy. We have a ridiculously cute Chihuahua named Chico. I live in Tallahassee Florida. I am not a pastor, apostle, teacher or speaker. I guess I am just a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am a believer who has devoted the rest of my life to discovering who the Lord is and what He would have me to do. I am just like you working full-time, managing a family and trying to hold it all together. But what I desire to be most is an intentional Christian who considers and compares my life to Jesus Christ every day. Some may find this radical and that is okay – it is not for everyone.
For years our family begins each New Year with a 21-day fast. In 2009, when the Lord introduced me to this notion of writing my children were all in the nest with hectic days and nights as with any large family. Although I had no idea where I would find the time necessary to commit to such a daunting task I tried it anyway. Each morning getting up just a little bit earlier to see what would happen and if God would really meet with me, much to my surprise He did. The Lord asked for my time and has fully utilized every moment that I have been willing to give. The Lord invited me to spend more time with Him each day. He laid it upon my heart to begin to write about these experiences with Him.
Each morning I meet the Lord and wait for His Word to come. Thirty minutes has turned to hours as I will continue to write each day for Him as long as He continues to speak to and through me! I love Jesus Christ with my whole heart and long for Him to be the center of my life! As we enter 2013 and the fifth year of Pure Devotion, things have changed significantly in our life. But God has not changed at all. The Lord has proven to still be our trusted friend just as He has promised remaining ever so faithful. My hope is that through Pure Devotion that you too will develop a lasting intimacy with Jesus Christ using the Words that He has shared with me that I offer to you! I invite you to the new concept of intentional Christianity by consecrated your life moment by moment to God until you live fully in His Presence.
Now our family has matured and changed physically and spiritually. As our oldest son followed his calling to become an American Soldier, the Lord walked us through a year of active duty in the Middle East and returned him safely just as He had promised. In 2011, we entered a new level of trusting God as our 19-year-old son was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and began the fight of his life. Four relapses later in July 2014, he underwent a bone marrow transplant. Only time will convince the doctors, but we are confident that “By His Stripes” our son is healed. Daily God has poured more of His Goodness and Grace into our life as we take each step together. Living with His Peace that passes all understanding has made all the difference. Our oldest daughter is engaged to be married and soon we will adopt a new son-in-love. Thankfully, we still have two “little” girls who refuse to slow down chasing on the heels of their siblings. We are blessed. God has been good to us! Through it all as I have committed to meeting God each day, He has spoken to me even in exhaustion, confusion, devastation, doubt, worry, anxiety, tears, sorrow, joy and pain. I have written at home, on vacation, in hospitals, infusion rooms and cancer centers never missing an opportunity to meet the Lord in His Presence. For over four years now all that I have done each day in this process is to dedicate increments of time to the Lord but what He has done in my life and family is beyond our greatest expectation.