The following blog is a study Ronda led our outreach team through yesterday. As I listened to her lead our team through this study I was amazed at how rich the revelation was that she was sharing with us. I immediately thought I needed to steal her notes and post them on our website. So if you are looking for an encouraging challenge today I exhort you to read the scripture passage and notes that follow and write out your thoughts in response to the questions Ronda poses at the end. God bless you today! I wish you could have been with us in Cambodia to experience the live version of this study.
Philippians 4:4-7 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (NIV) Read the rest of this entry »
It has been 2 weeks since I have written…which is way too long because now I have too much to write about! I have to pick my favorite events.
As a Family…
As a family we discovered that one of our new favorite past times is family worship time with Jacob as the worship leader. Two weeks ago I had just recovered from a bout of the “homesick blues” just in time for my kids to enter in to their own bout of homesickness. One night both Jacob and Ariel had melted down over missing their best friends Elijah and Isaiah Hippe back in Tacoma. I was praying with Ariel when all of a sudden her face lit up… “I know how to feel better! We need to sing worship songs to Jesus…only we have to sing them really loud for it to work!!!” Jacob got out his guitar and the 5 of us sat in a circle in the dark… in our little room in Cambodia. Ariel opened us in prayer saying… “Jesus we just want more of you! More of you God!” Then she turned to Jacob and said… “Jacob can you just play the guitar quietly for a minute while I pray…I just need some quite music behind my prayers.” Read the rest of this entry »