Friday, July 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell;
I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell.
C.T. Stud

This alone should be our goal as Christians!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

An angel on one side, devil on the other...

We got into a discussion Wednesday night about living in peace. It is SO hard sometimes to be peaceful. I don't think of myself as a fighter. But, recently I have discovered a fighter down in my soul. I guess when I had kids and a wonderful husband that I felt the need to "protect," the fighter in me came out. Hahahaha! Visions of baseball bats and the posse I would create kept rolling through my mind.....Anyway! Our discussion about living in peace really stepped on my toes because as Christians we are called to live in peace with everyone. "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of GOD" Matt 5:9 Ouch!

There is a constant battle going on inside of me...the human one that wants to judge, be angry, and seek revenge. Then there's the part of me that desires to follow God's will and let his light shine through me. A picture of a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other comes to my mind. Which one will I listen to today? A constant battle! ugh!! I may stumble and I will fall in this battle, but I know the one that will pick me up.

And, for today I will remember that even the God of impossible knows that it is not possible to get along with everyone...thanks Donna Partow for sharing that with me. However, today, this day and everyday I will CHOOSE to live in peace with others as long as is up to me!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Leaning on Jesus

I am on my knees today acknowledging the fact that I cannot survive without Jesus. He is my rock and my salvation. I have no hope in this life without him. How can I live one day without his breath of life?

The words of a song keep coming to my mind "O God you are my God and I will ever praise you...and step by step you lead me and I will follow you all of my days..."

No matter what happens in my life or to me I choose to follow my savior, my LORD Jesus Christ each and EVERY day. I love you, LORD, thank you for saving me everyday. Amen.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Jouney we found ourselves on......

Hello, Ladies!
It's hard to know what to say on the first posting of this new blog. I guess I could let those of you that don't know about us in on our We are a group of women that decided we needed to get together, EAT, and talk. Most people know women are good at those things! We realized that each one of us has a need and a desire to be closer to our heavenly Father. We have learned that none of us are perfect (of course!), we each struggle in our daily lives with our families and jobs, and we realized that we need accountablity and friendship. When we finally all got together we realized that many of us were craving friendship within our own church family.

We started meeting at the end of May and began the journey of becoming the women God wants us to be. This has been a road to self discovery and soul searching. Each one of us is leaning something different. God is doing a magnificent work within our hearts and lives.

It is our goal to be so much more than we are now. God has big plans for each one of us and this group. We are praying that God will expand our group and draw more women to us.

I am anxious to see the postings of women that are already going through the study and attending the meetings. All women are invited to join us on this journey! May our God richly bless you this week!