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Spiritual Sunday

Spiritual Sunday – 1/30/11

Wow church was amazing again. I can’t say enough to explain how thankful we have found Faith Church. As I mentioned last week we started a series called A Radical Life Rooted in God’s Love. Last week we heard about “Radical Gratitude” this week it was “Ever Believer is a Minister”. It really hit home there is so many times we can minister to people by just being truly grateful for things in your life, even when you are not grateful for the situation or the problem in your life. This really spoke to me since lately both Mike and I have situations where we haven’t been very grateful. Well we decided to change our attitude about those things. We can minister to others and show that no mater what there is good even when the situation is not.

Here are a few scriptures that remind us of that.

“Do everything without complaining or arguing. You will become blameless and pure. It’ll show you’re a child of God without fault. He says you’ll be faultless if you do that. In a crooked and depraved generation that is cynical and sarcastic and critical, in which you shine like stars in the universe.” – Philippians 2:14-15

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” – Ephesians 4:29

“Even though the fig trees have no fruit and no grapes are growing on the vine, and even through the olive crop failed and even though the fields produce no grain, and even though the sheep are all dying and the cattle stalls are empty even though all of this is happening I will still, I will still, I will still be joyful and glad.” – Habakkuk 3:17-18

I can only hope that I can that joyful and glad everyday no matter the situation. Please remember life is so much better to think of it half full no matter if you like the situation you are in.

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Spiritual Sunday – 1/23/11

These verses are from A Radical Life Rooted in God’s Love – Part 1A of the new 10 week series we are doing at church and I felt the are very wise (well duh, it is from the Bible so it will be). If you are interested in this, please visit our church, we would love to have you. Faith Church in Orwigsburg PA.

“Just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him.” Col. 2:6-7 (NLT)

“May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand…how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, through it is so great you will never fully understand it. THEN you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” Ephesians 3:17-19 (NLT)

“They don’t have deep roots, so they don’t last very long. As soon as life gets hard or the message gets them in trouble, they give up.” Matt. 13:21 (CEV)


New Year, New Me!

It’s a new year and it will be a new me. 2010 was a good but rough year for me. I am determined to make 2011 a much better one. Last year I suffered my share of depression and had my share of feeling sorry for myself and well to be honest I didn’t like it. My husband always told me when I put my mind to something I am able to stick to it. Here is the plan, I am going to blog more about the positives in my life and my struggles, but do my best to be more positive then negative. I am going to put God in the equation. Each day will have a new theme to my blog. I am hoping this will keep it as uplifting as I can. But since I am a busy mom of two, I will not promise to post daily. I will do my best.

Here is my plan for my blog:

Sunday: Spiritual SundayThis day can contain anything God has shown me or Bible verse that stands out to me.

MondayMenu MondayThis day will by my weekly menu list.

Tuesday: Time Out TuesdaySince I work on Tuesday I do not plan to post anything Tuesday.  I am also taking this one step farther and the computer will not be turned on at all this day.

Wednesday: Wise Words WednesdayThis day will contain some wise words.  They will be anything from quotes I like from anyone or from me or from God.  Some will be serious, some will be funny, some will be sad etc… Depends on what moves me.

Thursday: Take it off ThursdayThis day will be my diet update.  I will be posting later tonight about my plans.  Trust me it will not be any crash diet deal, I plan to make it a life altering plan.

FridayFamily FridayI also work Fridays, my plan on this will be to post something positive, uplifting about my family.  It could be a story or it could be just a picture.

SaturdaySecond Look SaturdayI will use Saturday to review my week.  How did I do reaching my 2011 goals.