I loved the singing time and communion during our worship today. We recognized Orphan Sunday today by watching a video, and all I could think about was our sweet Gracie girl. There's not a day that goes by that I don't pray for her and her brothers, hoping that one day we will be able to have a relationship with her. She is always in my heart; always. At the end of his message, Dave reminded us that "anyone can be a part of God's family." That's right, we were all spiritual orphans and when we accepted God's invitation, He adopted us into HIS family with all of the provision, protection, power, and peace that He gives. Thank you, Jesus!
Today's message (from Acts 2) was the third message in the Unstoppable series. I love the second point: "The center point of the message is JESUS. Dave reminded us of the story from John 9 about the blind man that was healed and gave the most concise gospel message, "I was blind, but now I see." But I loved it when day told us that the unspoken, central part of his message was, "and then Jesus showed up." "I was blind, and then Jesus showed, and now I see." That's all of our stories......we were blind (lost, addicted, alone, hurting, etc...) and then Jesus showed up, and now we see! Thank you, Jesus!
During the third service, I was in a planning meeting for our upcoming Women's Retreat. Please mark your calendars now because I believe God has some wonderful things in store for us. You can check out our speaker's website here: http://www.strengthforthesoul.com/ The dates are March 8 - 10, 2013. If you save $10.00 a week, starting this week, you'll have the money you need to attend ($145.00). We will have the entire camp to ourselves this year; it's going to be great! Let me know you'll be joining us!