In honor of all moms....especially those who struggle with feeling 'invisible'......
Sunday, April 27, 2008
The theme was, yes, Jesus as our ROCK. We had a great speaker (well, two actually because she brought a friend that added much to the weekend!), and enjoyed the rock theme with stones and pebbles interwoven all through the weekend (rock candy at our tables, rock fabric water bottle holders, writing sins that need to be 'cast off' on rocks and tossing them in the creek, songs that sing of Jesus as our Rock, etc!). The sessions centered around scripture that points us to Jesus as our firm foundation, the Rock. It was a great way to focus our hearts and minds on Who He is in our lives!
To my sisters in Christ who went this weekend: Thanks for your prayers, encouragement, and support of the news that I am now the Women's Ministry Director at our church. But the BIG THANKS goes to God Himself, Who SHOWED UP this morning in a powerful way as I had the privilege of presenting a message this morning about our communion with God, and communion with each other, and how they are both involved in our partaking of the Lord's Supper. I just can't stop praising God for the way that He moved among us as we shared that intimate time with Him and with one another this morning. I came home humbled, blessed, and in awe of the way that His Holy Spirit was SO evident. We 'SAW' You there this morning, Lord!! We did not miss it! Thank YOU, Jesus!
((((As soon as I figure out how, I will post the notes of the message That God gave me to share with the ladies about communion this morning. It's long, and I need to figure out how to take you to a link to read it instead of taking up a whole page here!! Be patient with me!)))
After you are done here, stop and remember that Jesus IS our Rock!!!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The second night, they sang it again, and they did sing "My Jesus"!!! WOW. Jesus has been sung to and about in this season's American Idol more than ever.....Jason Castro has been bold enough to do so and he is not yet voted off - good for him (he's got my vote!)!! Dolly Parton gave glory to Jesus when she sang on an episode, too. Ryan Seacrest barely knew what to do with that!
Watch this clip of the second performance (the one that they do use Jesus' name!) and enjoy!
Monday, April 14, 2008
9,000 women attended the Living Proof Live Event with Beth Moore in San Diego this past weekend. I was one of them, somewhere in that huge crowd! It was just an awesome time of worship and teaching. Travis Cottrell led the worship - amazing is all I can say. Beth brought a message from Psalm 139. Our key word was 'KNOWN'. It was a deeply personal application of this Psalm, because it is an intimately personal passage (read it!). This event was about our very personal relationship with God, and we focused on how He knows us as we worked our way through the Psalm. I was caught off-guard because I thought I knew why I was there before the event began. I thought I was going to focus on some direction for some new ministry challenges I have ahead of me. I was wrong - but God knew and He met me there in a profound and life-changing way as he dealt with my personal walk in some places that I had not surrendered to Him fully. It is for freedom that Christ has set me free! Take a look at the video re-cap and enjoy Travis' singing while watching. If ever there is a Living Proof Live event near you, GO!!! You will not regret it.