Friday, November 27, 2009

Give Thanks

I'm am thankful for a God who loves me and my beautiful family.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Balance Beam by Francis Chan

I don't want to stay clinging to the balance beam. I want my Savior to say, "Well done, my faithful servant." When Jesus was on the earth he didn't do what was comfortable, he was always found in uncomfortable situations. He wanted His Father's name to be known to the world. I want my Father's name to be known wherever I am and that calls for many uncomfortable situations. I say "Bring it on!" God is not calling me to stay in my nice, safe bubble. God is calling my family and I to go share His love with a new group of people. I'm excited!

have your way Lord

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lord of Lords

This song has encouraged me recently. It's not a song with deep meaning, it's just a simple love song to our Lord. My favorite line is, "Let not the things of this world ever sway me, I'll run 'till I finish the race."

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Power of Creativity

This is long overdue. I promised to write about creativity in ministry a while back and I was reminded of this when I went back to read my old posts. Ha! Sometimes I wish I was a super hero who had the power to remember everything I'm supposed to remember at exactly the right times! Back to creativity. Our church had some creative minds working this last Sunday for Operation Christmas Child. We wanted to do something different as a whole church that would make a big impact for Operation Christmas Child. My team and I decided to have the whole church pack shoe boxes this year. The creative part was trying to figure out how 400 people could pack shoe boxes at the same time. We decided to set up tables out in the hallways of the Children's Ministry and let people walk from table to table putting items in their shoe box. It worked really well! I think everyone had so much fun, especially the kids. One sweet girl came up to me and said, "I've packed 7 boxes and I'm going to pack another one!" I LOVE to see the kids in our church get excited about helping others. What a great Sunday and what great, loving people we have in our church. Thank you to everyone! We packed over 220 boxes this year!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We Love Fall!

Our Fall Festival at The Branches was so much fun this year! My favorite part was the pie eating contest. Gotta love stuffing your face into a pie for fun! Sidney was a Volleyball player, Lucas a ninja, and of course Will was Nemo. Will actually liked wearing his costume and he got to go trick or treating for the first time.