Read this for some exciting news about our church and SWBC.
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I am very excited about Soul Winners Boot Camp! It’s just a few days away, October 23-25. Our church has been praying a fasting for several weeks now and you can already feel the effects in our services and even around town. It is as if the ceiling is being taken off the atmosphere and the light of God is beginning to shine through in and around our area. I am honored that we will be hosting such a dedicated group of people who want to be soul winners in their home towns and churches. Those of you who are coming to Hollister for SWBC, let me say even now, You are welcomed here and we are so glad you are coming to learn and participate in soul winning with Bro. Maddix and his team. When you leave and go back to your respective places I know you will be inspired and equipped to win souls for the great Kingdom of God. Time is short! We must work while we have a little bit of daylight left. The night is swiftly coming, when no man can work and bring forth a harvest. Let’s win souls together and see people brought to their knees in repentance and then filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost and baptized in the only saving name, Jesus. I am already looking forward to reports coming back about the souls you are going to win when you go back home. WOW! See you all in a few hours! The SWBC motto is, “In Your Face Devil”. Yes! Let’s see just how many people we can get out of his clutches before the Lord makes His return to the earth. I want to take many with me in the rapture. How about you?
Go to: www.thepentecostalchurchonline.org for SWBC info.
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If you still live in a house you may need to buy extra candy this year for those little ones who come by your place and say, “trick or treat”. 🙂
And, please….before you start sending me reasons we don’t believe in Halloween, I already know. I just thought this was sadly cute. 😦 🙂
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Posted in America, Christianity, Encouragement, God's Protection, Greed, Healing, Inspiration, Lessons, Life In God's Hand, Max Lucado, Prayer, Selfishness, Urgent Prayer on October 14, 2008|
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The first response to any crisis is prayer; urgent and honest prayer. Before we turn to money managers and governments, let’s turn to the Maker of the Universe.
You Have Our Attention, Lord
A prayer by Max Lucado – October 2008
Our friends lost their house
The co-worker lost her job
The couple next door lost their retirement
It seems that everyone is losing their footing
This scares us. This bailout with billions.
These rumblings of depression.
These headlines: ominous, thunderous –
“Going Broke!” “Going Down!” “Going Under!” “What’s Next?”
What is next?
We’re listening. And we’re admitting: You were right.
You told us this would happen.
You shot straight about loving stuff and worshipping money.
Greed will break your heart, You warned.
Money will love you and leave you.
Don’t put your hope in riches that are so uncertain.
You were right. Money is a fickle lover and we just got dumped.
We were wrong to spend what we didn’t have.
Wrong to neglect prayer and ignore the poor.
Wrong to think we ever earned a dime. We didn’t. You gave it. And now, tell us Father, are You taking it?
We’re listening. And we’re praying.
Could you make something good out of this mess?
Of course You can. You always have.
You led slaves out of slavery,
Built temples out of ruins,
Turned stormy waves into a glassy pond and water into sweet wine.
This disorder awaits your order. So do we.
God will always give what is right to His people who cry to Him night and day, and He will not be slow to answer them. (Luke 18:7 NCV)
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Posted in Body of Christ, Christian Lady, Christian Men, Encouragement, Family, Feminine, Inspiration, Ladies, Marriage, Masculinity, Men, Ministry, Raising Kids on October 9, 2008|
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Disclaimer: I know that “Think Pink” is the motto for breast cancer awareness. This article has nothing to do with that. I wholeheartedly support breast cancer awareness and I “Think Pink” where that is concerned. My mother was a victim of breast cancer, therefore I support 110% anything that can be done to prevent it.
A lot has been said of late about the church being to feminine. I don’t agree with this take on The Church. At least not in our church or the churches I am associated with. There is a lot of surveys floating around of “why men don’t go to church”, etc. However, on this score, I am thankful for the body of Christ that I am a part of. The men in our congregations are completely sold out to God, by far the majority. The ministry that I see on a consistent basis are true MEN of God. Not a feminine one in the group. 🙂 I am thankful for that.
I do, however, see this trend happening more and more concerning marriage. I’ve heard it said to husbands, “You have to learn to think pink”. Huh? Is that even possible for a man to do? “You need to get in touch with your more feminine side”. Huh, again? Please don’t get me wrong…I want my husband to be sensitive to my needs but I want him to do it like a man, not like I would. I see this same thing in raising children. The mother doesn’t want to leave the kids with daddy to long because he lets them get dirty and smear peanut butter and jelly on their face. 🙂 I am a firm believer in the fact that kids need both parents influence. It is good for the kids to hang out with dad every once in awhile. My children tell me stories of how when I was gone to a ladies conference or some other trip and Nathan (dad) was left in charge. It is quite funny to me. Here is one incident…when he would fix their oatmeal in the mornings before school, they said he let them put as much sugar and butter in there as they wanted. I can just imagine the oatmeal floating in a yellow “lake” of butter. 🙂 You know what? It didn’t kill them and now they have those funny memories. There are things they could get by with Dad that I would NEVER have allowed. 🙂
I am simply saying…in the kind of world we live in, we are being bombarded on every hand to become something we are not intended to be by God’s design. Personally, I like men to be men and women to be women. What in the world is wrong with a woman being feminine? Ruffles, lace, sweet smelling perfume…? A little pampering never hurt anyone. And, what in the world is wrong with a man being masculine? I’m afraid sometimes that America has “suited” up the ladies and put “ruffles” on the men. Let us be what we are intended to be! Please don’t start trying to make me think “blue”. I don’t think I could possibly pull that one off. As much as I like to relate to my husband and son, I like to do it in my feminine way. And, as much as I like for them to relate to me, I know that no matter how hard they try, they will never be able to think “pink”, totally and completely. It is just not in our make-up to do so.
Men, be the man God intended for you to be and love your wife, your daughters and your sons like a man should. And ladies, be proud. Hold your head up high. Keep that feminine mystique about you. God made us all like He intended. He did not make a mistake when he made you what you are. Don’t allow the world around you to squelch it. 🙂
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