Friday, January 28, 2011
Ileana Reich spoke this past Tuesday at Women of Worth and gave 7 points & illustrated them. Point (7).
Stand in it based on 1 Peter 5: 8-10.1 (New International Version, ©2011)
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
We are called to stand firm in our faith. Praise God He will restore and make us strong, firm and steadfast!
I'm still standing!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Today I took some time off to go have a pedicure and I ended up getting the Herbal Escape Deluxe pedicure. It felt really good on my feet.
I've been experiencing a horrible burning sensation in my right foot for a couple of months and it's going up to my knee. I got the Peppermint herbal treatment with massage. I can't tell you how good it felt! It cooled me down and it felt wonderful not to have the uncomfortable burning feeling for awhile.
This isn't a really good picture, but my toes came out really pretty and I'm happy with them.
So, thank you to the Women of Worth leadership team for my good looking toes! The leadership team blessed me back in October with a gift certificate at a local spa.
On another note: don't forget our Women's event this month. We'll meet next Tuesday, January 25 at 6:30 pm for a time of fellowship. Please bring a pot-luck dish that we can share.
Our speaker is: Ileana Reich and she will bring the word that God has placed in her heart. It's going to be a wonderful evening!
Hope to see you there! Please sign up GCAG ladies in the lobby! Thanks!
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Okay, I'm trying to catch up on my bible reading and a little behind....already in this new year! I read this today and just loved it! I'm a musician and director of our music department at church. Sometimes dealing with sound men can be a challenge. In fact, we've clashed and butted heads on an occasion or two. I loved this entry for yesterday, Jan 12th.
Recently I attended a memorial service for a gifted musician whose life had touched many people. The tribute to this Christian woman included video and audio clips, photos, instrumentalists, and speakers. After everyone had left the church, I stopped to thank the technicians whose flawless work at the control board had contributed so much to this moving tribute. “No one noticed what you did,” I told them. “That’s the way we like it,” they replied.
In Matthew 6, Jesus told His disciples to give (vv.1-4), pray (vv.5-6), and fast (vv.16-18) in order to please God, not to gain praise from people. “When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place” (v.6). Whether giving, praying, or fasting, Jesus said, “Your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly” (vv.4,6,18).
Something within us makes us want to be seen and recognized for our good deeds. While there’s nothing wrong with encouragement and appreciation, a desire for praise can undermine our service because it shifts the focus from others to ourselves. When there is no public “thank you,” we may feel slighted. But even when we serve God in secret, He sees it all.
The service that we do for God
May go unpraised by men;
But when we stand before the Lord,
He will reward us then. —Sper
It is better to earn recognition without getting it than to get recognition without earning it.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Can she feel no kindness for the child to which she gave birth?
Even if she could forget her children,
I will not forget you." Isaiah 49:15
Thursday, January 6, 2011
One of my favorite things to do is create seasonal tablescapes. I'd never done it before until seeing it on the Food channel and just fell in love with creating them.
When we first began having our WOW meetings it brought me such pleasure in creating tablescapes for our monthly meetings. Since then, I've delegated that job on to capable women on our leadership team that are so talented and do an amazing job every month in making our tables and room so beautiful for you that attend.
We look forward to this new year and all that God has in store for our church and you Women of Worth!
Make your plans to come as Ileana Reich shares a word from the Lord this month, January 25th at 6:30 pm in the Life Center. Bring a dish to feed eight that we share for our mealtime together.
Hope to see you there! Sign up in the lobby
Tuesday, January 4, 2011