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Saturday, October 30, 2010

JUST KEEP SWIMMING

So, we. the women of Northbrook left for the budding metropolis of Tupelo,Mississippi (birth place of Elvis) for and "Extraordinary Women" Conference.

Jaime and Janet (and me
Us (not thr 3 front women,we are the fun ones)
Mercy Me


These are the lessons I learned.

1.  Philippians 4:4-9  We are to be anxious for NOTHING!
We are to: Pray, think clearly...on positive things, and do what you have been told (rely on by knowing the word of God.)

2.  His ways are not our ways, so quit judging each other, just love people, We are more than conquerers!

3. There WILL be brighter days.
video

4. I am a Warrior Princess of God, not just a princess. I need to remember WHO I AM. If I can't fight, stand, if I can't stand, kneel, and PRAISE HIM thru it all.  Ephesians 3:16-19


5.A women of everyday peace is:

  • constantly changing to be like Jesus, are open to God changing her.
  • nice to be with
  • thinks clearly
  • knows she is forgiven and Satan cannot stir up the past
  • lays down her bitterness because she believes that God is sovreign and good
  • lays down negativity and gives love.
You can't buy or get peace, it only comes by having a relationship with God.

6. It is our actions and reactions in life that determine our reach. John 1:11, Ephesians 6:12 and 2 Chronicles 20.

The weekend was topped off for me with worship at Northbrook. our Meg sang "Do I trust You".
video

Many of you know I have been waiting and therefore wondering about my "call" to missions, Albanian in particular. What I heard this weekend was to remain in Him, praise Him thru it, and be a woman of peace. Like in "Nemo" I need to just keep swimming...

I asked for answers to so many questions, I got an answer.... So I will try to prove faithful.

Funny Quotes:
"Those hooks are for your dry cleaning", reply "When you drive a minivan, you don't have dry cleaning, you have puke on everything." - Kathey
"They are finger hooks"  - Jaime
" I have a need to nosh" - ? Sheila?
"Do I have mine? I need to touch it" - Kathry
"I'm a Christian, I ain't dead"  - Chondra
"Shoes with necks"  - ask Sue
"Don't bump into my happy" - Angela Thomas


Doodles Produced:
trust
hope



(more about the finger later)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

NOT MY CAT

I pulled into the driveway, threw the car in Park, and hopped out. "Meee-ow", I turned to look, expecting Alley, the immortal. Some orange cat stared at me. "Mee-eee-ow". I answered, "Not my cat". Again, "Mee-ee-oooooow". Again, "You are not my cat!"
I walked on and immediately Matthew 7:21-23 came to mind
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
When judgment day comes, if Christ were to say to me "I never knew you" in essence, "you are not my cat", how devastating that would be.  I cannot even begin to fathom that kind of rejection.   I want Him to say " welcome home faithful servant" or "Kitty kitty, come inside".  Everyone wants to be someones 'cat'. We desire to belong, to have someone to call out our name and love us, be always there for us. As much as I want it, others do to. 
This is the meaning of the Great Commission. We cannot forget that others will hear, "I never knew you, get away from me", if we don't tell them the gospel. If we don't share, forget to share, or refuse to share how God can lead your life, we are letting them get further towards the "lake of fire".   In Revelation 20: 11-15, John paints a clear and scary picture of what will happen when he says that to someone.
Matthew 28: 18-20, known as The Great Commission, is a DIRECTIVE, not a suggestion or elective. We are to make disciples. the only way is to tell. 
"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Oh, there is Alley now,
"meow", 
"come on in and eat Alley, you are my cat".