Monday, February 17, 2014

Reading Challenge 2014



Every year I like to participate in Goodreads reading challenge. I found this to be an excellent way to keep track of the books I have read and the books I hope to read in the future. Last year I failed miserably at my goal, but I am well on my way to completing mine for this year so I think I may increase it. This is also a great way to connect with your friends to see what they are reading.

So far I have read:

The Early and Later Delaware Baptists

Biblical Principles for Parenting by Pastor Larry Youngblood

The Burden Bearer by Paul Chappell

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

It's not too late to jump on the bandwagon! What are your reading goals for this year?


"One characteristic common to every effective person is that they are avid readers." 

Michael LeBoeuf

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday


"Contentment should be the hallmark of the man or woman who has put his or her affairs in the hands of God."

~Phillip Keller

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday


"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile."

~~Wilfred T. Grenfell~~

Monday, February 3, 2014

Highlights of 2013: Part 1

This last year has flown by and brought with it many adventures and changes in my life. I thought I would just share the highlights of 2013 and a few pictures with you...

In March, I began courting James Kyte (which is part of my excuse for my long absence here on my blog :).


In April, I flew home for a week to be with my sister while my parents flew down to Mexico for cancer treatment for my dad. Thankfully, he is now cancer free and we pray that it stays that way. 
On May 18th, I graduated from Baptist Bible Translators Institute. Mom, my sister, Joanna and James all came down to celebrate this event. Dad was still recovering from surgery so was not able to make it. 

 

During the month of June, James and I took a missions trip to the Bahamas with his church for a week. And yes, it was a missions trip. :) During the week we helped missionaries Jason and Heather Lowe with a Vacation Bible School. I worked with the preschoolers which was a fun and challenging group. 




To be continued...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Overcoming Fear Part 4 - Conclusion

In conclusion, I would like to share with you this simple acrostic for you to remember when experiencing fear in your life:



F – Focus on Christ, not your fears


Remember to keep your eyes focused on Christ. When you focus on the problem instead of Christ, it will be bigger than you can handle. When Peter took his eyes off Christ, he started to sink. He began focusing on the storm instead of on Christ.

E –Exercise your God-given power

Remember that we have power over our fears through Jesus Christ. "God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power..."

A –Arm yourself with the Word of God

Memorize and meditate on God’s Word so that when worry, fear and doubt creeps in; you are armed with the Word of God. Just as a soldier would not go into battle unarmed, we should not go into battle without being armed with the Word of God. 

R –Rest in the Arms of Christ 

Find peace and security by resting in the arms of Jesus. Deuteronomy 33:27, “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.”

Overcoming Fear - Part 1

Overcoming Fear - Part 2

Overcoming Fear - Part 3

 


 



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