Sunday, February 24, 2008

We had our first night of D.U.C.K.S!

and it went super well! D.U.C.K.S. stands for Disciples Under Christ the Kings Service, and is our newly formed group for children grades 3 through 5. We had a group for this age last year, but the lady who was leading it never meant to do it ALL the time, so she kind of backed out this year, and I can't say I blame her! Chris was really feeling convicted for he and I to lead it, and honestly, I resisted. Then one night I kept thinking about "THEY" need to do something about this, "THEY" need to do something about that, and I realized that *I* wasn't doing my part. So I stepped up and with Chris, answered the call to help out in our children's ministry in this area.

Chris has taken the lead in this, with me being his support, which is a nice change for us! We had 4 boys last night, and they all told their families that they had a good time, and they want more people to come. And I just felt so full of joy last night afterwards! I know it was because we had done what the Lord was leading us to do, and I just FELT His favor on me! It is an awesome feeling!! I can't wait to see what God is going to do with this group and am honored that He wants us to be involved!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

We're not much to look at!

Chris gave me a new Bible today, a bright pink Message! I am SO stinkin' thrilled with it!!

So even though my eyelids are practically propped up with toothpicks, I HAD to have a small devotion, so I scurried over to The Upper Room to read today's devotion.

THIS is why I love, love, love this translation and am so excited that I have my very own and don't have to rely on Bible Gateway to read it!

Listen to this:

If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power within us. As it is, there's not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at.
(2 Corinthians 4:7-9)

Isn't that just fabulous! I love the language! It is just like talking to your best friend, and isn't that how it should be reading our Best Friend's Word?!

And doesn't that just make you feel so much better about your bad hair days and your days when you just look plain 'ol frumpy?! We're not SUPPOSED to be beautiful, we are carrying His message, and we don't want to distract others from Him! If they look only to us, they might miss it! Well, praise the Lord, this TOO was part of His wonderful, perfect plan! I know I feel much better now about not always looking pulled together. That is fine, cause I'm not distracting that way.

Isn't that just the coolest thing in the world?!

I've moved!

I did have this blog at wordpress because I won a custom blog header, but then I stopped hearing from the person, so I just decided to move it here. So here you will find my Bible study-related thoughts, etc. Enjoy!