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Sunday, September 11, 2011

First Night of LifeGroups

I am working with 10th grade girls this year. We had our first meeting tonight and I had a hard time fitting in since they all knew eachother so well. :o) After dinner and some socializing we sat down went over some rules (no one likes rules), then I shared my testimony (which was hard), and then we did a fun little get to know you game (which was more for me since there are 12 girls in the group). It was a great night!! Ever since they left all I can think about is "Praise the Father, Praise the Son" song. So I am going to share with you the lyrics. :o)

O sov'reign God, O matchless King-
the saints adore, the angels sing
and fall before the throne on grace
to you belongs the highest praise.

These sufferings, this passing tide
under Your wings I will abide,
and every enemy shall flee;
You are my hope and victory.

Praise the Father, Praise the Son.
Praise the Spirit, Three in One.
Clothed in power and in grace
the name above all other names.

To the valley, for my soul;
Thy great descent has made me whole!
You word my heart has welcomed home;
now peace like water ever flows.

Praise the Father, Praise the Son.
Praise the Spirit, Three in One.
Clothed in power and in grace
the name above all other names.

Praise the Father, Praise the Son.
Praise the Spirit, Three in One.
Clothed in power and in grace
the name above all other names.

Yours is the kingdom,
yours is the power.
Your is the glory forever.
Yours is the kingdom,
yours is the power.
Your is the glory forever.

Praise the Father, Praise the Son.
Praise the Spirit, Three in One.
Clothed in power and in grace
the name above all other names.
The name above all other names.


Praying for these sweet Spirits and what the Lord has for them. Have a great night!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

TEARS and FIRE

I am in tears... tears as I watch the news and what these fires have done all over Texas. I am so fortunate and thankful for not being in harms way. Hundreds... maybe thousnads of people have lost their home and a few have lost their lives because of the wildfires. If you think of Texas... PLEASE pray for RAIN! The whole state needs it so bad!

We live pretty far from the fires (about 50 to 100 miles away), but still we are surrounded by smoke and ashes.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Life

So... the last few days I have been thinking as I watch the hummingbird flitter and fly. I can't help, but think that they know their Creator. "Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness." Psalm 96:13. Absolutely... no question to it! Then I begin to ponder the human race... the ones made in the image of God... the holy face is what we have. How is it the perfect creation... the very image of God turns their back on Him? How is it the human race has no sanctity for life? The very creation that is to care for the land, birds, and
animals. I mean don't get me wrong... a lot of you do take life seriously and do what God has called us to do, but truthfully there are so many lost out there... not knowing where they came from. Some people just fight and push back so hard it is almost impossible... but thankful for God, who created me and you.

I don't know if you truly believe that God created you or me... or if we accidentally were formed by dust... or maybe you think an alien planted us here on this earth, but just think... how could that be? I truthfully want to know... how could these complex bodies be so different and made so perfectly without a mighty power and love from Someone. How do you explain a creator like a Hummingbird? Truthfully, I have been worried for my new hummingbird friends... scared they will be eaten by a hawk or something bigger than them, but I was reminded how perfect they were made. They are fast, swift, smart, and can dodge another bird like no other. If you think about all the different creators on this earth and try to compare them to another... sit and think about how different these two creators are from each other.

I have time to think about life as humans as well. How quick we are on this earth and how quick we are gone. How we can get sick instantly and not have a clue what is going on, but there is One who does know... he knows when we are babies what will happen when we are 30. I can't imagine anything but a powerful one true majestic God, Lover of our soul, to be able to put this all together. Birth, growing, sickness, and death... it was all put together so perfectly. Do you agree? If not, think about it... I was told a story from a very good friend... she was in the ER waiting to get back and see a doctor, but they were all busy because there was someone who died, but not long after that life was taken a new life was born. She knew that their was a birth because the hospital plays music every time a baby is born. Praise God for his perfect timing!

I have a very good friend, who is sick... possibly cancer. I am sad. I can't help, but think of what God has done in her life thus far... so so much, but then she is now very sick. How could this be? Is God doing something here? Is He trying to teach her or tell her something through this? What I do know for sure is.... He is going to get glory out of this whole thing. I have been praying for His healing to fall upon her, but what I do keep hearing is "I will be glorified." He is so powerful... it blows my mind! I am in tears right now thinking about Him...

Hallelujah
Artist: Heather Williams
Album: This Time Around

Jesus, please come, please come today
Heal me, hear me, be near me I pray
I have fallen so far, flat on my face
I’m in need of Your grace today
I stumble and fall, but in spite of it all
Your love always stays the same
Hallelujah

Jesus, please come, please come today
Break me, mold me, use me I pray
But don’t give up on me now, I’m so close to you now
I’m in need of your grace today
Wipe the dirt off my face, hold me in Your embrace
Your love always saves the day
Hallelujah

On my knees, here I fall, in spite of it all
Hallelujah

And though it seems hard, I still trust in your love
Hallelujah

I have fallen so far, flat on my face
I’m in need of your grace today
Hallelujah

Sing hallelujah, amen

Sorry if this is all over the place... it sounded a lot better in my head earlier, but LIFE. What does it mean to you and how can we bring glory to God through this short time we are here?