Monday, June 27, 2016

generations of girls gonna gather. you comin', too? xoxo

"Because she competes with no one, 
no one can compete with her." 
THIS. It's FREEDOM, Girls! 
Yep. How to we get that place of FREEDOM in Christ?

We've gotta BELIEVE the TRUTH: GOD has glorified Himself by the way He made each one of us wonderfully special.

Why are we always trying to be an imitation of someone else? Are we absorbing too much social media streaming of selfies, maybe? Where is our focus? What or who are we really seeking? It's not working is it, Sister? Nope. We still don't know who we's an identity crisis for some of us.

There is a GRAND REASON why there is only one YOU! What is it gonna take for us to believe each one of us has been created by GOD and endowed with glorious gifts, talents, and abilities that we're supposed to JOYFULLY share with the world? 

When will we believe the truth that we were created to glorify God and ENJOY Him forever? When will we believe God loves us unconditionally and eternally? 

What if generations of God's girls to gather to be encouraged to RISE UP & SHINE? How about coming to a LADIES NIGHT OUT at The Canton Theatre on October 3, hosted by Mt. Zion Women? 

Come and let us serve you, Sister. 
Ticket sales open July 30.
 Only $5 each, includes dessert & coffee. 
More details coming soon. 
For now, please save the date.

"Glorify the LORD with us; let us exalt HIS name together!"
Psalm 34:3

Thursday, June 9, 2016

for the daughters of the Property Owner

To all the daughters of the Property Owner,
Hey, Farmer Girl, we can't stop NOW! The heat may be turned up (physically and spiritually) but we've got to keep on plowing through each day, mowing down negative thinking, and sowing the life-giving seed of the gospel!

Our God, the Property Owner, has magnificent plans (see Jeremiah 29:11) for each one of us to bring glory to His Name. We have to prayerfully keep on loving and serving Him and others.  We must be daily studying and meditating on His Word. 

If we have been faithful in sowing prayers into heaven -- you know, pouring our hearts out to Him in fervent prayers...well, then we may be in a fruit-bearing season of those cries to Him! We must stay alert and obedient to see the fruit flourish! 

Come on, Sister, you are not alone. That "no one cares and you're all alone" junk is not from God. It's all a lie. Besides, whenever I believe that lie, I host a pity party and no one ever comes!  :)

The truth is we are the body of Christ. We are the light of the world. We are a sisterhood of women who follow Jesus! He has already promised to love us and take care of and forever!

So let's encourage each other to rise up together! Let's do this to glorify God!
For now, just SAVE THE DATE of October 3 for a girls night out hosted by Mt. Zion Women. This is a community-wide gathering. Seating is limited. Tickets will be $5. Coffee & Desserts (yes, chocolate) will be included. More info coming.

I love me some Sisters for the glory of our Father!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Don't have time for that....

Think about prayer for a moment. 

We have to deny ourselves in order to pray. 

It's work to pray. But as Christians we should be seeing prayer as a labor of love; love for God and love for people.

To pray we have to give up the temptations that call us away from spending devotional time with God. "I don't have time in my busy schedule to pray." Really?  Wow.

To pray we have to momentarily put down our cell phones to keep from checking for social media updates.

To pray we have to stop our treadmill life --if only for a moment--to move our attention heavenward in seeking the face of God.

To pray is a heart choice. Will we plan to pray and choose to postpone that tempting trip to the outlet mall, resist the self-induced urgency to recolor roots at the hair stylist, miss a favorite TV show, or schedule that date with a friend at a time there isn't a prayer gathering that is calling our name? 

Or will we say that we just don't have the time? But I know we humans always seem to be able to find the time to do what we really want to do, don't we? 


"Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show 
them that they should always pray and not give 
up...And the Lord said, "Will not God bring about 
justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day 
and night? Will He keep putting them off? I tell you, 
He will see that they get justice, and quickly." 
(Luke 18:1, 7-8).

God makes our prayers powerful.  But we've got to pray to see this promise fulfilled: "The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective." (James 5:16)

Love my Sisters,
"For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch."
Isaiah 62:1