Archive for June, 2009

June 19, 2009

games?

This post is a semi-rant.  In that case, I’d like to keep it short.  In fact I’m hesitant about posting at all, so let me preface with this:

Yes, people often become too focused on the problems within the church (not the building, but the body of believers) that they forget that which Jesus commanded them to do. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Alternately, however, the problem is this:

If we’re going out into the world to make disciples, should our lives not reflect that which we preach?  Shouldn’t we, as followers of Christ, be walking examples of both His great love and His power to transform lives?

This Lecrae lyric, to me, really sums it up: “If you didn’t know Christ would your life look the same?”

DISCUSS.

Ephesians 4:1

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June 17, 2009

praise.

Have I mentioned how awesome God is? Through your donations (and ultimately, God’s provision) all funds necessary for me to make this trip have been raised.

“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
Luke 18:27

June 8, 2009

fresh start.

I can’t tell you how many blogs I’ve started and subsequently abandoned in the past 10 years.  I can’t even imagine what ridiculous thoughts and feelings are floating around cyberspace from my high school and college years… I almost don’t want to know!

I think WordPress is my favorite blogging platform thus far, and since my Ethiopia missions trip blog is housed here, I figured why not move a personal blog on over here as well?  I don’t know how often or seldom I’ll write, but here I am.  For now.

June 3, 2009

ministry plans.

Another conference call last night to discuss some ministry plans and catch up with the team. We have a lot of great stuff planned, and I may need your help with a few things, friends! I’ll update soon with a list of supplies we’re going to need, and if there’s anything you’re willing and able to contribute, we would be so appreciative!

I’m going to be assisting in planning some music activities and also Bible study/devotions in the morning at a home for former prostitutes. Please, if you have any insight or ideas to offer for these, feel free to post a comment or email me. I want to give these women and children our very best, and God’s very best. If there’s any verses of scripture you think would speak to the women especially, please share them with me. Ashlee mentioned on the call last night verses that show them how much God loves them, and I’m feeling the burden to share verses about the new life they have in Christ, and how He makes ALL THINGS new. If you have anything that relates to this, or something else God puts on your heart, please share!

God bless, friends!