Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Be Joyful and Believe

I will believe LORD that You hear me,
I will believe LORD that You care,
I know You love me in this moment,
I ask You please, O LORD draw near.

Be joyful and believe, that You are with me,
so I am free, LORD set me free...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lifeway Women's Ministry Forum in Nashville!!!

Lisa, Paula, Kelly Minter, Alyssa, Dana, and Paige
Me and Margaret Feinberg
Sophie a.k.a. "Boomama" and me-- Love her!!!
The team plus Molly at Cantina Laredo--tableside guac and best chips evah!!
Paige, Paula, Me, Lisa, and Alyssa
We're "Basptists" ya know...according to our "typo"shirts (Bright and shiny people trusting in supernatural Truth!)
T-rav, always a fan favorite. He blessed us with an unscheduled "meet and greet."

MOMENTum! Ephesians 5:15-16 "Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk--not as unwise people but as wise--making the most of the time, because the days are evil." This was my 4th year to attend the forum. Wit Woo!!! My take home message and goal for women's ministry summed up in a sentence (or 3) would be to build a bridge for our women to cross over from the church into the community in order to be the hands and feet of Christ. Yes, we will continue with bible study as the anchor for the women but we have to "hook 'em up" so that they can use their gifts in profound ways. Ministries are waiting to be birthed. Maybe the WEM team members are just midwives/labor and delivery nurses! LORD, give us wisdom and show us where to plug in. Isaiah 58 says in v. 7, "Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter--when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? v. 8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn and YOUR healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. v.10b And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday."