Sunday, April 26, 2009

12 People Making A Difference

12 young disciples making a difference in lives... Imitating Jesus.
Today, some of the young people in our church made great strides towards acts of kindness to others.
In recent weeks the young people in our church have practiced singing and worshipping Jesus. They sang beautiful specials for the church Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, and all of us in the church loved it so much, we asked them to continue and take their music outside the church walls.
After church was over today, we piled into the van and headed to one of the three convalescent hospitals in town. As they sang praises to our King, it made such a difference in the lives of the elderly people who watched and listened. After singing five of the songs they knew, they teamed up into teams of two and prayed for the needs of the people.
Those kids will never be the same! And some of those that received prayer will never be the same... thanks to our Great God!

Ephesians 5:1-2
Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter Dishes

As promised, here are the pictures of my new dishes I purchased from a friend for Easter dinner. The dishes belonged to a Great Aunt of hers and I have been admiring them for several years. I am not sure why she finally agreed to sell them to me, but I am very thankful because they are BEAUTIFUL! I tried to get a good close-up so you can see the incredible detail, and the gold leaf trim along the scalloped edges.

I picked them up the week of Easter and searched for just the right shade of blue for the napkins, but nobody in the area carried the napkin variety I needed and I didn't have time to shop in Shreveport, so I did the tablescape as creative as I could and tried to pull everything together. I found the right shade of blue ribbon and ran a piece down the middle of the table and sat the serving pieces on it. For the napkins, I found some really pretty, blue sheer, wire-edged ribbon and tied pieces around each ivory colored napkin, and put the napkins in the water goblets. To finish it off I tied a bit of it around the candlesticks.
Our Easter dinner was lovely as we spent it with family and friends...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Next Generation Of Leaders

The next generation of leaders in the Kingdom of God...

The kids choir was excellent as they worshipped their King on Palm Sunday!

These kids are the next pastors, teachers, evangelists, prophets, and apostles. God is already speaking to them in dreams and visions. What an awesome privilege to be a part of what God is doing in their lives!

Ephesians 4:11-12
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ...