Went and saw Jars of Clay and Third Day last night! It was awesome!
If their Christmas Offerings Tour comes to your town (or near it) please go!
So worshipful! Helps put your heart in right place during this advent season... especially when the world is so pulling it away with all its craziness, shopping, lists, returns, decorating, cooking...OK now that is making me panic again! : )
"BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM GOD!" Psalm 46:10
Emmy : )
Friday, November 30, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
OKAY I have something HUGE to share!!! Something SO COOL that God did!!!!! He is SO AWESOME!!! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!! I love to hear these kind of things so I thought maybe you all do too?? This past weekend I went to Colorado for the "Captivating Conference" John and Stasi Eldredge (SO AMAZING!!! POWERFUL!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!) I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!!!! (I PRAY!) THANK GOODNESS!!! If any of you get a chance to go it is a MUST!!! Anyway...the morning of the first full day we kind of had the heavy talk about our wounds we have received etc...you know the kind of talk...the reasons why we believe the lies about ourselves that aren't true!?! Anyway after the talk Stasi said we were to have about a 45 min covenant silence time to go talk to Jesus to linger in His presence...to invite Him into those places where we were wounded...b/c that is the place where true transformation begins and the healing and beauty will come (I'm probably not explaining it right....) but hopefully you know what I mean...Anyway everyone was crying...we all went outside...to different spots to reflect, pray, sit at His feet...it was a GLORIOUS day....overlooking a valley with mountains surrounding you! God's presence was so huge! BEAUTIFUL! Then all of a sudden TWO not ONE but TWO RAINBOWS appeared! (NO RAIN IN SIGHT I MIGHT ADD!!!) Now is that LOVE or what! As Beth would say WHEWWWW!!!! I was on my face crying everyone's mouth dropped open! I cry to think about it! He was there telling all His BELOVED wounded daughters "I AM HERE!!!! MY PROMISES ARE REAL!!!!" "In this world you will have trouble....BUT TAKE HEART I HAVE OVERCOME the WORLD!!!!" Girls HE LOVES us so much! He is PASSIONATE about us! He wants us to be FREE! We are FREE!!!!! He wants to KISS us awake! His pursuit of you took Him to the Cross! He wants to give us strength and courage to move beyond our wounds! He wants us to know that we are His BELOVED...we are HIS CHOSEN, REDEEMED, SOUGHT AFTER, HOLY, DEAR, PRECIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, DELIGHTED IN, DARLING DAUGHTERS!!! HIS RADIANT BRIDE!
Amen! Amen! Amen! Thank You Jesus!
(I took this picture with my camera phone about 30min or so after the rainbows first appeared...the 2nd one had already gone...by the way this one disappeared right after the 45 min silent time...how cool is that! I love you Lord! )
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Last weekend was my daughters 14th birthday! She wanted to go eat and shopping in the "Big City!" (our favorite thing to do!) My parents flew up to meet us! We had so much fun!
Anyway...we went to the real "Fancy Mall" (Babylon at its best!) (gosh and I love it...I admit it...so guilty!!!!) It really made me think...about excess...about image...and measuring up...Why do we love excess? Why do we always feel as if we have to measure up? Have any of you all seen "Measureless Love" Beth's new DVD? It is AWESOME!!! I love how she says, "All excess is rooted in emptiness"
Two questions she asks that I think are so good to think about...
Who do we keep trying to measure up to?
What empty places are we trying to fill? And what are we filling it with?
Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1 :10
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
My daughter and I are trying to figure out this Blog thing! : ) Well needless to say we can't figure out how to upload the pictures correctly so they are very random! And my boys I promise do sometimes get haircuts! I love peoples pictures so I thought I would post various ones of my kids and family etc!!! I wish I could write something profound...that I could share with everyone...but I am afarid that isn't my gift area! (Obviously figuring out how to post pictures isn't my gift area either (Computers!)
I have just been so ministered to by so many of your blogs I just needed a place that I could write back in forth to you all! So here is my mismatched BLOG! : )
But I do PRAY that the eyes of ALL of our hearts are ENLIGHTENED : ) ... IN ORDER that WE may KNOW the HOPE to which He has CALLED US! the RICHES of HIS GLORIOUS INHERITANCE in the saints, and HIS INCOMPARABLY GREAT POWER for us who BELIEVE!
God Bless you PRECIOUS GIRLS! Emmy : )