Monday, September 28, 2009

No Small Group Meeting 9/29/09

Hi ladies!

This is just a reminder that we do not meet the last Tuesday of every month. Our next small group meeting will be Tuesday, October 6th @7pm, Terri's house. Can't wait to see you there!

Have a blessed week!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Retire from the world each day to some private spot, even if it be only the bedroom (for a while I retreated to the furnace room for want of a better place). Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God’s presence envelops you… Listen for the inward Voice till you learn to recognize it. Stop trying to compete with others. Give yourself to God and then be what and who you are without regard to what others think… Learn to pray inwardly every moment. After a while you can do this even while you work… Read less, but more of what is important to your inner life. Never let your mind remain scattered for very long. Call home your roving thoughts. Gaze on Christ with the eyes of your soul. Practice spiritual concentration. All the above is contingent upon a right relation to God through Christ and daily meditation on the Scriptures.

~A.W. Tozer


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

At Your Cross

This song reminds me to give everything to Jesus. It reminds me to be totally honest, surrendered in His presence; no walls, no distractions - just me and Him. Don't treat your time with God like a journal entry - a quick update on your life, not fully engaged because you're afraid that someone will read you or figure you out. Don't treat Him like a journal entry because fact is, He already knows you. Learn to be real with God, yourself and with others in His presence. This week, I want to encourage you to get in God's presence and s-t-r-e-t-c-h yourself. HOLD NOTHING BACK.


You'll have to scroll down and pause the tunes player at the bottom of the page before you play this

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I Hope You Dance...

Hey ladies I got this email this past week from a friend. I was really blown away by the awesomeness of dancing with God. Hope you enjoy see you gals tonight...
love Isabel

When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word.

I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.

When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.

The movement doesn't flow with the music,

and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.

When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,

both bodies begin to flow with the music.

One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back

or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another.

It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.

The dance takes surrender, willingness,

and attentiveness from one person

and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word
When I saw "G": I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i".

"God, "u" and "i" dance."

God, you, and I dance.
As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust
that I would get guidance about my life.
Once again, I became willing to let God lead.

My prayer for you today is that God's blessings
and mercies are upon you on this day and everyday.

May you abide in God, as God
abides in you.
Dance together with God, trusting God to lead

and to guide you through each season of your life.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


This Saturday our Jenny got ENGAGED!!! Yay! Jenny & Jon are amazing people and we are so happy for them and know that God is going to continue to bless them and their new life together! We're sooooooooooo excited!

The happy couple: Jon & Jenny

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Calling vs. A Burden

I loved Thursday night... How often do we hear a calling from the Lord and turn it to glorify ourselves? I was so humbled. I thought about my own life, and the things the Lord has allowed me to love. Those are things He has intended to be a burden, but I created it to be my own calling. Therefore, when things went wrong, or still do for that matter, I take it personally.

A CALLING is something that will fulfill the longing in my heart; a BURDEN is something that will fulfill the Lord's heart. I want the burden, because when I hit the wall of opposition and I'm doing it for my own glory, I will FAIL. But if I'm doing it for the burden the Lord has put on my heart, I can do all things through HIM. When the enemy is waiting for the right moment to stand in front of me, I want to covered in His love, His protection, His covering. I want His burden in my life. I want to stand for Him and say, " I will do whatever it takes to glorify You." No enemy, no wall, no opposition has a hold on me. For I am my Father's, and I can do all things through Him. So Lord, put the burden on my heart... break me of things that I use to bring glory to myself. Break my heart for the things that break Your heart. I am here to be part of Your army... to establish Heaven on Earth....

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Beauitful, Isa.

We pray that the Lord blesses you above and beyond! Happy, happy birthday!

Take A Listen

You might have to scroll to the bottom of the page and turn off the tunes player in order to hear this. ;) This song is so refreshing.

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

We Love You!

It was so great to see all of the beautiful faces who came out to Tuesday night LG! Jesus is so awesome and sitting in His presence was amazing! I love how the Father ministered to us in the areas of rejection, confidence and boldness. Please continue to encourage and pray for one another. You guys wear Jesus, well! We'll have to take a picture to post on this blog, soon! And, if you have any comments, anything you'd like to share about group, questions, etc. - please feel free to leave something on our page!

One more thing: Don't forget to come to AWAKE this Thursday @8pm.

Can't wait to see you Thursday and again next week!

As you finish out this week, remember to: FLY. GO DEEPER. SURRENDER. LISTEN. GO HARD & HAVE FUN DOING IT!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Fall Kickoff!

Hi ladies! The weather's getting cooler, the leaves are turning different colors and the Fall season of lifegroups is here and we're sooooo excited! Get ready for fun, fellowship, worship, prayer and good times! We're goin' hard after Jesus!

This Tuesday, September 8th will be our first lifegroup (LG) meeting! Spread the word and bring as many people as you can. We're meeting @7pm every Tuesday at Terri's house (e-mail for location information.

Also, check this blogspot at least once a week for group updates, stories, devotionals, etc. We might even post a joke or two, just for you! ;)

We can't wait to meet you!

Luke 7:37-39
And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.