She had filled the pages with the recipes we had been raised on. Hot corn casserole from Thanksgiving dinners with the Padgetts. Mamaw’s spicy potato soup that Dad still requests at every opportunity. Vinita’s monster cookies that she made the dads for their early morning fishing trips. Grandma Marie’s apple pie.
Réveille-toi, mon âme, réveillez-vous, mon luth et ma harpe! Je veux réveiller l’aurore.
Je te louerai parmi les peuples, Seigneur, je te chanterai parmi les nations. (Psaumes 57:9-10)
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How much could we do for the kingdom of God if we just had more? That is what I was asking God. I needed more because I wanted to do more for the kingdom. I was asking for more money, really. I wanted to get out of debt, live with financial breathing room, and be able to give more back to God’s work. I asked for more.
We ask you, come quickly, Lord Jesus. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, to speak to our hearts and fill us to overflowing with love for those we do not understand. May your Word fill our mouths like honey. Come quickly, Lord Jesus, to open our ears to hear the stories of [read more]
Some days she is there to remind me of favor and blessing. She sometimes slips in where I least expected her to remind me how very – lucky is not a strong enough word – lucky I am to have had something so wonderful, and it must have been quite wonderful to grieve it so strongly. Sometimes she holds my hand and won’t let me forget beautiful things.
But I believe this story tells us something about the character of God. We can’t always understand why we must face difficult circumstances, but we can be sure that He will sustain us. He will nourish us.
A few of my favorites from 2013: Blog Most read blog post: To Women in Ministry Second place: This is Church Personal favorite: A Letter to my Twenty-Year-Old Self Most read on the AG Under 40 blog: Ministering Through the Valley of the Shadow Second Place: General Council: An Over [read more]
I believe that today’s young adults want more than another social setting to be a part of. We are craving authentic truth and a deeper knowledge of the Word.
During my last two years in Paris, I hosted a young adult’s Bible study that drew about ten young adults each week – from students to professionals and everywhere in between. We prayed together about jobs, relationships, and families, and we shared our journeys together. The Bible study was one of the most successful life groups at the church, and was an avenue for four new people getting plugged in at The Bridge. (more…)
Over the last two years, I’ve had the privilege of doing design and marketing for The Bridge International Church in Paris. During that time, I have been reminded over and over of the importance of non-verbal communication of the Church! In our ministry context, we are faced with many different languages, as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. It is of vital importance that we use every possible avenue to communicate the message we are sending! (more…)
I believe strongly in the power of worship music to draw people into the presence of God. I believe it is a moment where the presence of God meets us where we are. We can justify behavior, we can make excuses, we can run and hide from God, but somehow when we worship, a holy confrontation happens. (more…)