Friday, March 20, 2009

The Other Woman

Last night I struggled to drift off into dreamland. Peaceful happy thoughts were interrupted by gunshots, bombs going off, helicopters flying overhead, and trash talk.

And I realized…….every day I compete with ‘her’ for my husbands attention.

I am not sure if I am winning. –LW

Monday, March 2, 2009

I am convinced...

Last night in our Sunday Evening Service we had a Praise Concert with Bro Kevin Howard of The Pentecostals of Alexandria. He has spent the last 3 days working with our choir. The service was awesome. The Choir was rockin - they sounded great, cool new songs, and a true display of God's Anointing.

The thing that stood out to me the most was the alters filled with Blue Bomber Kids and their Families. Last night we saw approximately 130 - 150 Neighborhood kids and adults come to First Church. Our City Council member Pete Constant even stopped by prior to the service to connect to our Church.

The Choir concluded the concert with a song called "Free" (I think that was the name of it). It was a slower song, and as the song began the presence of God just ripped through the building. It was incredible. Brand new converts to First Church, within the past year, began to run the aisles. They were truly excited that they were "Free". My eyes welled up when I saw a young man by the name of Jeffrey, who was just baptized last Sunday Night - get out of his seat and begin to dance and run the aisles. You would have to know his story and what God has saved him from- Jeffrey has come a loonnnng way.

After the service we served a dinner in the Fellowship Hall for all of our Community Guests. We didn't anticipate so many people, but God provided, and we had just enough food for everyone. Leah mentioned that she didnt think we would have enough, but God always makes a way - and provides.

It was just incredible. God is doing it. I am just glad to be a part of it. Thank you God for trusting us with these new people. This is just the beginning.

Monday Encouragement - LW

God give me faith in myself,
not only on days when I'm going great and winning
and nothing seems impossible
but on days when the whole world looks lousy
and I'm losing and the road ahead seems too hard.
When I wonder if I'm brave enough, smart enough
and I must be crazy to try,don't let me quit Lord, not ever.

Let me keep the faith in myself.
No matter how many people
discourage me…
doubt me…
laugh at me…
warn me…
think me a fool…
Don't let me listen.

Let me hear another voice telling me,
"You can do it and you will!"
If nobody else in this world cares or believes in me,
let me believe in myself.

I know there will be times when I will doubt my own abilities,
when I'll be discouraged and on the verge of despair,
don't let me give up, hang onto me.
Fan the fires so that I'll try even harder.
Give me more faith in myself.
You are the source of life and power.
You are the source of my abilities and my faith.
Help me to always believe in myself, as you believe in me.

~Marjorie Holmes
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