Monday, January 25, 2016

IF:Gathering 2016 Women's Event

I wanted to let you ladies know about an event that will be taking place around the world on Feb. 5th & 6th.  This is the third year for the IF:Gathering event out of Austin, Texas.  I am on the planning team that will be showing this simulcast at one of the local churches in my town.  There are local simulcasts in churches and homes around the world.  Here is the link to try to find a gathering near you IF:Local (if you unclick the private tab then it should show the map).  If you can't find a local event then I believe you have a couple of days to watch online, but grab some friends to watch with you.  After watching this last year I am glad to help put this on for the women in my community.  The speakers are powerful and the worship music is really good.  Last year a very powerful part was a discussion on race and how we should get to know other women from other races, we all should be a support system for each other.  I believe this is vital because the enemy wants to keep us apart and this is a sore issue in America and probably around the world.  This event is a time to gather with other women and grow into who God is calling us to be so we can go out into the world for Him.  I hope you will be able to see this amazing event and be changed for the better.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Quote - Be Yourself

"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."

~ Oscar Wilde

How you see this quote will depend on your outlook.  If you love yourself then you might think that it's not too bad, you are different and special.  If you don't like yourself then you probably won't think this is helpful.  God created each of us to be unique in His eyes, He did not care to get any input from a single person on making you.  God does not let popular consensus dictate how He should make us.  Our beating ourselves up mentally I would think might make God sad.  To create something that you love so dearly only to see it constantly tearing itself apart must be heartbreaking.

YOU are a beautiful creation; no matter what you look like, where you live, your education, your circumstances or even if you don't believe in God (He believes in you).  The creator does not void any of His creation, He brings to life many who may never know Him, but to those who acknowledge it must be sweet to His soul.  He waits and waits for us to really see His love, He never leaves what He created. Never.