Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Praying for you today...ox B
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Hey guys...just wanted to let you know where we are in the book...we will be doing days 19 - 22 to discuss at our meeting on Dec 15...we cut our reading down because we were all having a hard time getting the reading done...and we really wanted to absorb all God has for us I mean that's the point anyway right??? So there you have it...days 19 -22
Love you guys,
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Girls Day Out:
We had a great time on Sunday for our very first Girls Day Out...who was there do you ask??? Well me of course and Sarah...Jenn, Debbie, Debra and a new friend Named Kasi...who was VERY pregnant!!! A week over due in fact...no not any special deliveries during our fun...but maybe by now??? Not sure... But during our time together we planned our Holiday plan for allowing God to use us to bless our community...here is what we came up with...
OK so we are going to create and Santa's Secret Shop for the Woman's homeless shelter in our community...so this is how that looks...we are going to supply (make) Stockings for boys, girls, women and men and allow the children along with moms and dads fill each others stocking for Christmas of course the items will be free of charge which is one of the many places we come in...but we really need to start getting donations right away...stocking stuffers for girls boys of all ages and men and women...we will get more specifics soon as far as children's ages...anywho we will set up two rooms at the shelter one for parents one for children...making it a wonderful experience from the moment they walk in until the minute they leave...they will pick a stocking and fill it with items...how many items will depend on how much is donated...we will be excepting gently used items so if any of you or anyone you know is planning on cleaning out yours or their kids toys before the next hall at Christmas you have a place to give them!!! This is sooo exciting!! I can't wait to see how God moves through this experience...there are lots more details we will discuss but if you want to ask any here I will answere them asap...ok so this post is way too long...I'm going to stop here and post more tomorrow...
Love you guys and praying for you all!!! On a side note stop by Josie's facebook page and see her cutting a rug on Sunday...she looks absolutely beautiful and the joy on her face is contagious...
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Day 2 You are not an accident
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be
Friday, October 23, 2009
I hope many of you were able to come to our first meetings this week! I made it Tuesday morning and it was so nice to just sit and relax with other moms. Brandi had some very good questions for us to think and talk on. Funny how sometimes all it takes to think deep about ourselves is a simple question. We talked about our passions, what we are good at and on the flip side, issues God is working on within us. I like to refer to them as God and mine arguments - I haven't won one yet, you would think I would learn?
We are starting the book "The Purpose Driven Life" For this week read the intro (just how the book works) and the first day. Tuesday of next week we will talk about working the reading into our daily schedules and keeping one another accountable. If accountability is not for you, you have found the wrong group! Or perhaps it means you need to take a good long look at yourself.
I know it is far too easy to be to busy, or even forget to take a moment for ourselves and for God. So to make things easier on you (because you know, we live to serve!) we have given you a wonderful excuse! Now you can tell the kids, a husband or perhaps yourself that you HAVE to take 10 minutes today to pamper yourself. Sit on a comfy couch and read and relax for a moment. We as woman have a tendency to take care of everyone else first and let ourselves fall on the way-side. Don't fall into that trap, take some time to focus on yourself and what God has for you. Then come on Tuesday and tell us all about it!
I really feel this first few weeks are all about building our core. We are more then just a group of ladies that like to hang out every so often. We are a team of strong individuals here to lift one another up; in prayer, laughter, emotionally and perhaps even a time will come when we will have to physically be there to keep someone from falling. Isn't that amazing? It feels like such a gift, to know there are others right here that I can be present for in their time of need. And even more amazing to know that the moment I need one of you, you will be there to pray for me and help me through even the toughest of times. Of this I have no doubt. This core is what God is building on to further serve, to further reach those around us.
I had such a blast Tuesday morning - but I haven't heard yet how Tuesday night went. So do tell!! What did you guys talk about? What was learned? What was laughed? I would love to hear. Also, how is the reading going so far this week? Have you taken those moments to be with God, to let him reach you? What gets in your way? How can you come up with ways around those obstacles?
Until Tuesday my friends, be well!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I wanted to introduce myself. I am Sarah - Stay at home mom of two little girls and a lover of seasons. I love autumn and the smell of cinnamon the most at the moment! Of course, give me another month or two and I will be as giddy as my three year old waiting to decorate our Christmas tree. Seeing magic, blessings and joy through the eyes of my kids is such an amazing thing!
I will be the person up-dating this blog (well, most of the time). I will try to do it at least twice a week. Once to make sure all info for the upcoming week is available and clear. And that way, any questions can also be answered through here. Second, I will post a summery of our meetings. What we focused on, what inside jokes came to be (we don't want anyone in the dark!) and of course, that gives everyone an opportunity to give their thoughts/feedback on the meeting. Feel free to make this group/blog your own. We are a community of believers and this is one way we can stay connected! I do want to cation those who would post to make sure that what is offered here is positive and uplifting. We are here to support one another.
Ah, but on to the topic at hand. I met with Brandi this morning to talk and pray and we are so excited to kick off our group next week! She has some meetings with some more ladies that feel called to join us in the next few days. But aside from that, we are almost completely ready to dive into this head-first and just see what beauty God has waiting at the top when we break through the surface . I get all shivery just thinking about it! Don't you love God shivers?
Our first meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th at 9-10:30am and 7-8:30pm. Moms with kids are welcome at the morning meeting (no childcare will be provided - but we will have good things to eat!) we ask that kids stay at home for the evening meeting. Both meetings will cover the same topics - we just want to be able to include everyone, no matter their schedule.
I truly can't wait to share this time with all of you. We have been praying for each and every woman called to join us. Yes - that means we have been praying for you even if we don't yet know your name. There are great things in store that we have all been called to be a part of - will you join in our adventure?