Monday, April 21, 2014

Counting My Easter Blessings

Men aren't always as romantic as we may want them to be. And sometimes that can hurt our feelings or even offend us. Today at Woman to Woman we are talking about what to do When He Isn't Romantic. Join us!

Continuing to count my blessings...

1481. Resurrection Day: Easter.

1482. The beating and crucifixion my Jesus took for me.

1483. The resurrection! Jesus may have been crucified but He rose again and He's ALIVE!

1484. Ministering to a needy community through an outreach with my church.

1485. Seeing hundreds of people hear about Jesus through puppets, an object lesson, and Christains serving.

1486. Easter devotions and prayer with my husband and children.

1487. Easter service at church.

1488. Easter celebration and get together with my family. I love having the whole family together!

What are your Easter blessings? Share with us in the comments!

Linking with:
A Holy Experience 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Finding You

Have you ever heard someone say they are trying to find themselves? Maybe you've said it yourself. We all have gone through a period where we seek to find who we are. We want to find the reason we are here on this earth.

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about finding who God created you to be. He created you on purpose for a purpose. Find who God wants you to be.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you...
Jeremiah 1:5

For You created my inmost being,
You knit me together in my mother's womb.
Psalm 139:13

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you a hope a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

These verses show us that God had a plan for our lives. He knows who He created us to be. Instead of seeking to find yourself, seek to find who He made you. Seek His will through prayer and reading the Word.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Story of Jesus

Each night I walk past my daughters' room and see my girls laying in bed reading the Bible. It melts my mama heart. Every time I hear my son asking questions about Jesus or telling me about something he has learned about Jesus a thrill passes through me. When a child at church asks Jesus into their heart, my heart sings for joy.

We need to teach our children from an early age about Jesus. We need to encourage them to read His Word and love Him. We can do that with Bible stories.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Palm Sunday Blessings

A marriage should have three parts; God, husband and wife. Today we are discussing five ways to keep God at the center of your marriage. To join us, click HERE.

Counting my blessings....

1471. Beautiful weather.

1472. Housewarming bbq with friends.

1473. Thirteen men in my church ministering through the drama of the Living Lord's Supper.

1474. A powerful time of worship in church.

1475. Taking communion and remembering the sacrifice my Jesus made for me.

1476. Lunch with family and friends.

1477. Much needed rain.

1478. Sunday afternoon nap.

1479. My husband bringing me a treat of soup and bread from my favorite place, Panera.

1480. The chance to pray for dear friends. While it truly hurts my heart that they are going through things and need prayer. I am honored to lift them to Heaven and ask my Father to be with them and bless them.

What are you praising God for today?

Linking with:
A Holy Experience 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Legend of the Three Trees

If I could hand pick a talent or line of ministry I would be in, it would be music. I love music. Music touches me and ministers to me in ways nothing else can. Music ushers me in to the presence of God. It helps me feel His presence even in those dark times. I love to sing and even more, I love to worship. Worship music is playing almost constantly in my home. As a teenager I took piano lessons and I love playing and couldn't wait to learn worship songs. {Sadly, after too many years of not playing, I have forgotten how.} So, my choice of talents and ministries would be music.

But that is not the path God has for me. Even before I was born, as I was being knit together in my mother's womb, God had a picture perfect plan for me. His plan is far greater than my plan.

While I am not qualified to lead a beautiful worship service through singing and piano, God has brought me to minister to kids. To lead them and teach them all about our wonderful Father in Heaven. And I couldn't be happier. And, I even get to sing with these cool kids and they don't care if my singing is less than perfect. {smiles}

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord...
Jeremiah 29:11

God's ways are higher than our ways. He has a picture perfect plan for you. Even if it isn't what you once thought or dreamed, God's plans are far better than anything we could ever imagine.

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