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"HE" is risen!!!

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My Beautiful One

My Handsome Son



Us

Thank you Jesus for rising!!! Thank you for loving me!

Repent & Believe

All you have to do is repent and believe.
The problem we have is with the word "believe".
Luke 18:9 the Pharisees felt like their own righteousness was enough...There is nothing we can do to make ourselves righteous.
Luke 18:18 the rich young ruler...it had nothing to do with his stuff or money, it had to do with his heart.
Something in him could not give up what he had. It's about denying yourself or giving things up for HIM.
Matthew 13:53 we get to a place when we've been in church for so long that you don't actually BELIEVE in HIM. We think since we KNOW him that we have a relationship with him.
Mark 9:23 - 24 I believe but help me with my unbelief.
Ephesians 2:8-9 by grace you have been saved through faith...not from yourselves, it is a gift of God, not by works- so that no one can boast.

Once a year...

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Each year either in April/May or Oct/Nov we drive 122 miles, 2+ hours to Sikeston, MO to eat here...
*Photo courtesy of Lambert's Throwed Rolls website

Since we're going to Florida in September...we decided we'd better make our annual trip now.

Then we went shopping at the outlet mall that's there. Since I just lost 25lbs (thanks to HCG) I really needed to do me some shopping. I got lots of goodies...We had a GREAT time!

No day would be complete without a stop in Jackson, MO at...

And this particular year...we reflect and thank Jesus Christ for dying on the cross for our sins...HE is RISEN!!!
Jesus Died For You!!!

Getting Over Things

Deut. 4:32 ; Deut. 11:23 Getting over things that are greater and mightier than you. The Word and the Holy Spirit will get you through and causes change. 1) the #1 thing for change is the love of God. God's love empowers us to change. Understand the love of God. God loves you through everything possible. Rom 5:6-9 2) Feeding on God's Word. Rom 12:2 there can be true and lasting change. Be transformed by the renewing of the mind (metemorphisis) A) birthing stage - butterfly eggs are delicate and fragile, they can fall away and get crushed. (baby Christians) B) feeding stage - larvae /catepillar they eat, eat, eat (molting process and the skin sheds off 3 or 4 times) (Christans grow, eat and desire the word of God the process doesn't happen by TRYING...it happens by eating on the Word of God)(christians forget God loves them and they TRY to be good, discouragment sets in) the catepillar isn't trying to be a butterfly...it's just eating and wating. 3) resti…

PART of "MY" story...

Part of "MY" life story shows up today on Sheila Gregoire's site. For those of you who have daughters...please click on the link...

To Love Honor and Vacuum

You & Your Girl ~ A Lifeway "Vicki Courtney" Event

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Me & My Girl just spent part of the weekend "away" at a Vicki Courtney, "You & Your Girl" event. It was a mother/daughter simulcast for 5th - 12th graders. The 2 closest churches were a church in Columbia, MO and a church in Springfield, IL...we went to West Side Christian Church in Springfield, IL. It had to be one of the "MOST" amazing churches we had ever been too...it's HUGE!!!

The all day event didn't start until 9am on Saturday but I wanted us to have a good nights rest and some mother/daughter bonding time so we headed out a day early...you can read about that in the post below this one. :)

Vicki Courtney talked about there being "TOO MANY CHOICES" in todays society and it's actually paralizing people & causing depression. People need to overcome the "If I had __________________ I would be satisfied." Stop waiting for the "next BIG thing." There is a God sized hole in each of us that is suppose…

A Mother/Daughter Time Away...

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Me & My Girl just spent part of the weekend "away" at a Vicki Courtney, "You & Your Girl" event. It was a mother/daughter simulcast for 5th - 12th graders. The 2 closest churches were a church in Columbia, MO and a church in Springfield, IL...we went to West Side Christian Church in Springfield, IL. It had to be one of the "MOST" amazing churches we had ever been too...it's HUGE!!!

The all day event didn't start until 9am on Saturday but I wanted us to have a good nights rest and some mother/daughter bonding time so we headed out a day early. :)

We started the event off by heading to Collinsville, IL for the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention...SOOOO fun!!! We both had a great time shopping and doing a make & take. By the time we got done, it was lunch time so we drove through White Castles...nothing but the best for my girl. LOL - It's where she wanted to eat. Works for me...I LOVE White Castles. LOL

We arrived in Springfield…

Our job is to be a revealer of the unseen God

Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS and again I say REJOICE!!! Paul wrote from prison.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
When u really want something it's very easy to hear God say YES because you want it so bad. In that action you have then given into the flesh and made yourself a god. That's a consequence of the flesh.
If u want to continue walking in your maturity go to God in prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your request unto God.
Prayer puts you outside of yourself and going before God showing that you don't have the answers.
Be honest with God!!! He knows everything about you and can handle your being honest about your requests.
The prayer and petition has nothing to do with getting the "thing" it's about BEING in HIS will!!!
Make sure your feelings line up with the Word of God.
Hebrews 4:12 the Word of God is living and active. Sharper …

So Thankful Lord...I Am Yours!!!

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You are NOT in this walk Alone!

Philippians 1:27-30
Strive and contend for the message of Christ. Walking forward toward the message of Christ. Contend together as a group.
Romans 12:3-8 don't think of yourself more highly than you ought...but think of yourself with sober judgment.
We are NOT in this walk alone! When we feel isolated we feel like we should do nothing or you think what you do is greater than anything.
Philippians 2:1-18 Do nothing out of selfish ambition but in humility DENY yourself. Consider others better than yourself.