Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Digging Gems from our Garbage - Finding the Promise of Peace


Digging Gens from our Garbage - Finding Promises of Peace

I just returned from speaking at Singing Hills and we had a sweet time in God’s presence. 

The ladies inspired me with their creativity and humbled me with their expressions of love for one another.

Digging Gems from our Garbage - Finding the Promise of Peace

We dug for gems, seeking to find a shimmer of promise in the middle of the hard places. We dissected God’s word in Philippians 4:6-9 and discovered the precious promise of peace.

Paul writes this letter to friends and commands them (and us) to:

Rejoice in the Lord always

Let your gentle spirit be made known to everyone

Be anxious for nothing, but in (not for) everything with prayer and praise, bring your requests to God

And peace that will baffle the world will settle over us, and guard our heart and mind.



Digging Gems from our Garbage - Finding the Promise of Peace

Every time we saw a gem glimmer in the garbage, we added another gemstone to a dish on our centerpiece. 

We discovered that we need to deliberately seek out the positive in order to guard against despair and discouragement. And, like Jehoshaphat we need to put praise out in front to protect us from the enemy. (2 Chronicles 20)

We asked the question, “What if I don’t see anything good?” (Click to Tweet) because sometimes there is nothing that looks remotely like a gem.

Even when we don’t see the true, lovely, excellent, or worthy of praise yet—God has given us His promises to hold onto and His character is trustworthy.


God is the substance, my friends. He is the reason for our hope. He has been faithful in the past and will be faithful again.

Digging Gems from our Garbage - Finding the Promise of Peace

Psalm 138:8 says, "God will accomplish everything that concerns us."


I appreciate you praying for our weekend. I saw the burdens lift from the women's shoulders as their praises rose to the Lord who loves them. Their faces shone with His glory. 

Your prayer and God’s power accomplished it!

All for His glory,


Jeanne



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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Walking for Life - Will You Help?

Walking for life - Will you help?

It's time to walk for life. Supporting our local pregnancy center is important to me and I'd like to invite you to help.

I will be walking on May 30th to benefit Caring Families Pregnancy Center here in Connecticut. 

Caring Families provides FREE pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, medical care, parenting classes, baby items, and support to moms, dads and babies. 

They don't receive any federal or state funding. So they exist and do what they do solely on the donations of people like you and me.

That's why I commit to gather sponsors and walk each year. Because they do amazing work in the lives of people in crisis every day.

I am the walk captain for my local church. And we gather with other churches and groups to make a difference.

If you would like to participate, we need:

People to pray for Caring Families and for the walk event on May 30th.

You can register to walk if you live locally.

You can sponsor me for the walk by donating online or contacting me to find out how to send a check. 

I have set a personal goal to raise $1500. Will you help? They depend on the money raised to provide all that they do. 

No donation is too small!!





Help me to make a difference in the lives of men and women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy.

Thank you!!!

Jeanne

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