Saturday, February 26, 2011

seems that most of the world....

is feeling like this picture!  Every time I answer the phone lately, someone is being battered by the storms of the enemy or being tried and tested.  Praise God for the strong tower He is to shield us! 

Psalm 63

 1O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
 2To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.
 3Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
 4Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
 5My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips:
 6When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
 7Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
 8My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
 9But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
 10They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.
 11But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Coffee Ministry

We are busy looking for a location for the new coffee ministry!  Please keep this in your prayers.  We have also made some contacts with equipment suppliers and coffee roasters. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Alabaster Box

Everyday as I have been walking in my neighborhood and to the church, I pass 12 altars to the Virgin Mary and 9 "places of worship or religous institution of some type" Literally 1000's of Mexican people enter these places each the little they have to "buy the favor of the saints" or to earn points to enter heaven or simply to be filled with emotional promses! All of them do not even begin to understand the price that has been paid. They do not know the joy and freedom of being forgiven and set free. Today as I walked, the song included here came to mind and I spent the rest of my walk remembering...all that my Lord and Savior rescued me from. I was reminded that I too did not understand until that moment my heart opened and He entered in. Do you remember that day for you? Let it be the thought that makes you humble yet bolder than ever to tell the story of how He found you and freed you! How He loves you everyday!