The following is the email devotional I sent out to the ladies of our growth group.
Hello sweet sisters!
I so loved what Laura shared with us last week through her testimony and the things her father has taught her. If you would like copies of the handouts she gave us, check your email from me last week, or check the Facebook page under “Files.”
We all have our dreams and hopes for the future, don’t we? Sometimes they come to fruition… and sometimes they don’t work out exactly like we planned. And this can be a good thing, or a not as good thing, depending on how you look at it. But in all things we have confidence in these promises:
- For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) (more…)
This week I am thankful for these three things:
1. My church. Two Rivers is a special place where God’s Spirit dwells. I love the people, the pastors, the worship, the preaching, the focus on prayer. I have grown so much in my few short years in this body of believers. (more…)
This past weekend, the girls of STEPS sang in their church. The youngest are not singing, but you will see fifteen of them here in their matching dresses. Aren’t they just too precious?
And I love they song they sing about Jesus redeeming them, because He truly has redeemed these girls from a life of no hope. Because of STEPS they have hope of a better life. They are safe, secure, and loved. They are truly blessed little girls!
Psalm 8:2 – From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise!
Great job girls!
I struggle to even put into words what the last three years has been to me. While I rejoice that my dad is no longer suffering with the painful effects that Crohn’s disease can cause, that also means that I don’t get to see him until we are reunited in Heaven. But this one thing I know is true: God is ever faithful to His children.
Since the band Mercy Me sings it so well, I will let them speak for my heart: (more…)
Tomorrow is my birthday.
Birthdays are a bitter-sweet thing for me. They weren’t always, but they always will be.
A day of celebration was quickly turned to tragedy on my 27th birthday. I got news that my dad had a massive stroke. He was already very unhealthy from Crohn’s disease, and his body could not fight back. Two days later, he went to be with the Lord. And I miss him. (more…)