Saturday, August 21, 2010
Tacha surprised me and flew in for my birthday with was the best birthday gift and surprise ever! I started crying! Last night, I had some friends over and we grilled out. We had hotdogs, bratwursts, corn casserole, potato casserole, baked beans, pita chips and hummus, and cupcakes that my friend Nadiyah made!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
My friend Kelly and her husband felt God calling them to be missionaries and start a pastoral strengthening ministry in Costa Rica about a year ago. They plan to leave next Monday. She has been wanting me to check her church out for months so we finally did. She has also been my massage therapist for 3+ years. I'm going to miss her! Please keep her, her husband Steve, and their ministry in your prayers.
I also found out that the pastor of my church is transferring to another church. So we are most likely going to start looking for a new church close to home. Any suggestions?
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Romans 1:18-32 18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts . . .
28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.