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Song for the day....

Posted By Sharie Hyder on Aug 13, 2009 at 3:14PM

I am loving this song (Grace Like Rain by Todd Agnew) - it is on high rotation on my iPod! :) Thought I would share it with you all....

Choose His Plan

Posted By ccpdm on Mar 10, 2009 at 4:29AM

Today's Scripture

"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

What are you planning for this year? Are you planning this year according to the news reports, or are you planning this year according to the Word of God? It’s good to be informed about what’s happening in the world, but remember, God is not limited by what we see in the natural. You may be planning to have an ordinary year, but God is planning for you to have an extraordinary year. You may be planning on just barely getting by, but God is planning on a year of abundance for you.

Why don’t you choose His plan for you this year? He has a good plan for you, to prosper you and give you hope for your future. In other words, He wants to do supernatural things in your life. He wants you to be an example of His goodness. Start declaring that this year is going to be a supernatural year. Start declaring that this is the year you will see your dreams come to pass; a year when you will discover new talents and become stronger and healthier. As you put Him first in everything you do, you’ll move forward into the supernatural blessings He has in store for you!

A Purpose Driven Life - What is your purpose? 40 days to find out.

Posted By syako on Feb 26, 2009 at 11:50AM

I just wanted to personally invite all who visit this blog to join our group as we take 40 days (during Lent) to go through the book A Purpose Driven Life. Each day there will be a blog post with questions from the day's reading where you can reflect on what you've read.

The daily readings are very short and not time consuming. We hope you'll join us and find out what your purpose is in life.

Best part: you don't even have to buy the book! I found the book for free online at scribd.com. You can open it up on your browser, read the daily reading, and that's it! Or you can go out and buy a copy (they're about 10 bucks at amazon) or check out a copy from your library.

If you want to participate, subscribe to this group and I will add you. All of the daily posts will be "private" so that we can really talk about how we feel. (Send me a private message too, it gets to me faster than the subscribe request) ;)

What happens when I die?

Posted By Terri Klenzendorf on Jan 25, 2009 at 9:10AM

Today's sermon at church today was in response to the question what happens when I die. Do you question what will happen?
We learned that the moment a person dies, their soul separates from their body and is ushered immediately into eternity. Read 1 Corinthians 15:42-44.

The sermon began by saying that there are 4 certainties, one being that we will all die, that there is a box with our name on it.
But the very uplifting thing to know is that the box is not actually a box but a door. A door to eternity. The eternity we will experience will be based on our decision in this life. Christ has repeatedly asked each and every one of us to have a personal relationship with Him. The choice is ours if we want to accept His offer.

It is just wonderful to know that immediately after this life is over I will be with Christ.

Do you wonder what happens after you die? What do you expect heaven to be like?

Tagged with: die, Heaven, jesus

"Never Alone" Barlow Girl

Posted By Terri Klenzendorf on Jan 3, 2009 at 5:19PM

A young woman sang, Never Alone, by Barlow Girl, at church tonight. I had not heard the song before. My opinion, it is simply beautiful. Besides the simple beauty of the music itself, I really appreciate the message of the song.

"Never Alone"

I waited for you today
But you didn't show
No no no
I needed You today
So where did You go?
You told me to call
Said You'd be there
And though I haven't seen You
Are You still there?

I cried out with no reply
And I can't feel You by my side
So I'll hold tight to what I know
You're here and I"m never alone

And though I cannot see You
And I can't explain why
Such a deep, deep reassurance
You've placed in my life

We cannot separate
'Cause You're part of me
And though You're invisible
I'll trust the unseen

We cannot separate
You're part of me
And though You're invisible
I'll trust the unseen


Tagged with: Barlow Girl, invisible, god, Faith, cry, music

Prayer request....

Posted By Sharie Hyder on Dec 21, 2008 at 9:53AM

Good morning, all!
I would like to ask everyone to send up prayers for Sugar member (and my darling friend!)Areidz. They just found out yesterday that her mother in law had a stroke. She is currently in the hospital, but has some damage to her motor skills, speech and memory. This is all the more stressful for the family, since she is the primary care for Areidz's brother in law with Down's Syndrome! She goes by "Mama Sue" if you want to name her when lifting her up in prayer.

Thanks everyone!

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Why tithe?

Posted By Terri Klenzendorf on Dec 17, 2008 at 6:47AM

I just finished Dave Ramsey's, Financial Peace class. The last topic in this course is titled, "Build Wealth and Give". Only 3% of church attending Christians tithe. To be honest with you, I have not been part of the 3%. But Dave talked about giving and tithing and explained why we do it in such a way that I feel like I will. I wanted to share with you what Dave said.

First, we have to understand that all we have belongs to God. We are stewards of the gifts God has given us not owners.

Now to talk about tithing specifically.

Church service usually begins with singing, followed by some short announcements. The offering is then received, followed by the service. Dave said, and I have to say this was certainly true for me ,that we frequently look at the time of offering as a short intermission but in fact it is part of the worship. So why give?

Because giving is a reminder of ownership. What we give is not ours it is God's.

Because giving is an act of praise and worship.

Because giving combats spiritual warfare.

The tithe should go to your local church. The local church should provide for widows, orphans, pastor and staff. What if you don't trust how your church spends the money you tithe? Dave says, You trust the church with your children's souls but you don't trust how they spend money? If that is the case it is time for you to find a new church.

Many of you have heard that God rewards a cheerful giver. This is true but it may not be a monetary reward. Dave says, never give with the motive of having your giving returned.

Dave says the great misunderstanding, the paradox, is the mistaken belief that the way to have more is to hold on tightly. We hang onto our things, our money, with a tight fist. We need to realize that when we have our hands closed tightly nothing more can come in.

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift?

Posted By Terri Klenzendorf on Dec 17, 2008 at 6:07AM

No one has posted in this group for awhile so I thought I would share a page from the book, Time Out For The Spirit. I thought it might be helpful with Christmas right around the corner. It is called
"When you're searching for the perfect gift for a loved one. Of course, all of the gifts we give won't be the "perfect" gift but we receive so much joy when we give a gift that a person truely wants.

Read 1 Corinthians 12:31 But earnestly desire the best gifts.

Reflect: When I was four, my family gathered for a reunion on St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia. When it came time to leave, no one seemed to realize my misery at not being able to stay at the ocean. I felt so happy there.

But I discovered that someone did realize. As Mother, Dad, John and I headed for our car todrive the two hundred miles inland to Macon, Rosa took me aside. Rosa, the large smiling cook, handed me a bag, saying, "Here, missy, this is for you." It was full of beautiful shells--memories to take home with me. Somehow I knew her act of kindness to be much more important than anything I'd yet received.

Rosa was perceptive and willing to go out of her way to make someone else happy. I realized, as I gazed aat the shells throughout my childhood, those were the essential for gift-giving.

Samantha McGarrity

Pray: That's the kind of gift I want for my friend, Father, a gift that will stay with him /her for life.

Do: First ask God for the perfect gift idea for your loved one and listen carefully for clues. If nothing comes, ask others, keeping in mind that what sounds like a bad idea from our limited perspectives, could turn out to be the perfect thing.

Tagged with: giving, perfect, god, gifts, christmas

Just a fun little card.

Posted By Terri Klenzendorf on Dec 9, 2008 at 5:57AM


I came that you may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10

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Rick Warren

Posted By hausfrau on Dec 5, 2008 at 8:34AM

I was in Sam's Club the other day and I saw Rick Warren's The Purpose of Christmas. Have any of you read this? Is it something worth picking up?

Also it reminded me that one of my 2008 books I wanted to read was A Purpose Driven Life, which I also have not read! Darn those resolutions!!

I haven't read anything of Rick Warren's so I was wondering if you had any thoughts on him or his books!

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