Showing posts from March, 2013

Kindred Spirits, TWAC & Baptism

This weekend was such a blessing in several ways, and I just wanted to share a bit of it.  On Friday night we had the privilege to host two precious ladies in our home- Mrs. Sally Wilcox {editor of the Texas Challenge and Current President of the TWAC} and Cindy Hunter {who has been nominated as the Future President of the TWAC}.   If you have watched Ann of Green Gables, then at a glance, you knew where this was going :)  These ladies were such an encouragement to me and our family.  {Pictured below is Cindy Hunter is from the First FWB Church in Tomball, where Bro. Howard Bass now serves as Pastor}. 
On Saturday, our East Texas Women Active for Christ met.  For such a big state, Texas only has fifty Free Will Baptist churches so any opportunity to connect with our ladies' group is an encouragement. I believe five churches were represented at the meeting, and Mitzi Burkes did a fantastic job coordinating the event.

 Another blessing this month has been the seeing two boys follo…

March's Missionaries

Logan and his wife Grayson are from Cape Fear Free Will Baptist church in Willmington, NC.  He graduated from Southeastern FWB College in 2008.  In 2009 his partnership with Cape Fear and Faith Missions (Faith FWB Church in Goldsboro, NC) was announced in order to start a church in Provo, Utah.  He and his wife moved to the area on May 12, 2011 and held the grand opening service of New Morning on September 25 that same year. Grayson is a kindergarten teacher at Freedom School and plays guitar during worship services.

They have almost been in Utah two years and are now joined by another couple Bryant and Maggie Rouse this past year.  The team is just weeks away from having another addition to the team- the Rouse's daughter Spenser.  Bryant and Maggie are from North Carolina and are both graduates of Southeastern FWB College as well.  God has blessed the ministry of New Morning and using these two couples to share his love and light with the people of Provo.

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Luke 7 Faith

Good Night Girls,

Jesus the compassionate healer. In Luke 7 we see Jesus heal the centurions servant (vs10), widows dead son (vs. 14), many with infirmities and plagues (vs 21), and the sin sick woman (vs. 50). He didn't just heal them out of duty or a need to look good in front of others, no; he healed them out of compassion. He was busy fullfilling the Father's work on earth and leading others to a saving knowledge of him.

But more than anything the theme of FAITH kept coming back to me during our reading this week. It took a great deal of faith for the centurion to send out a servant seeking the Savior to say the word and heal his servant. Jesus even commended his faith by stating, "I have not found so gat faith, no, not in Israel." Then when John the Baptist sent some of his disciples to question if Jesus was the Promised Messiah, we see faith tested. I can remember a message I heard years ago entitled "Who is He?" and it came down to three possibiliti…

Luke 6 Recap

Something that really stood out to me in Luke 6 was the presence of the words "it came to pass" three different times in verses 1,6, and 12.  Take a moment to listen to  "It came to Pass" for some encouragement today.  No matter what you may be going through God will bring it to pass and carry you through it. 

Now taking the chapter in a bit of a different direction...This reading smacked me right between the eyes! I'm so thankful for this study and the reminders that God is putting before me each day!

27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.

30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to th…