Nov 12 2013

Letters from Lauren

Feeling like you have prayed for days, weeks, maybe even years without any answer can be downright discouraging. You may start to wonder if your prayers are even being heard. I hope this story reminds you that He listens.

 

“I look at a stone cutter hammering away at a rock a hundred times without so much as a crack showng in it. Yet at the 101st blow it splits in 2. I know it was not the one blow that did it but ALL that had gone before” ~George Mueller

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Nov 05 2013

Letter from Lauren ~ Prayer

Happy November!!

Hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner. That may mean extra time with your family. For many of us it is precious time but also may take a few extra deep breaths to enjoy. :)

This past weekend I had company in town. I had asked friends to pray because I knew it was going to be one of those ‘extra grace required’ type of weekends. Clearly I was thinking that extra grace would need to be applied to the other people but it turned out I needed that extra grace just as much as my company. Embarrassingly, I wasn’t always the most calm or kind in my reactions (something about our ugly side comes out with family. Maybe it’s because we know they'll love us in spite of ourselves?!)  As I was thinking about the weekend it hit me like a 10 ton brick … I had gotten so caught up in praying for change in the other people that I was blinded to the change that needs to happen within myself. 

You got my attention, God! 

Maybe you want to join me in asking our Dad to soften our hearts in difficult family situations so that we can be better examples of His love. Bring on the holiday season!

 

~Lauren

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Nov 18 2013

Operation Christmas Child - A Shoe box Can Change a Life

Sometimes we think reaching out and loving others is really complicated or costs a lot, but the reality is sometimes the simplest act of kindness can change someone's life.  An Operation Christmas shoe box filled with simple toys, hygiene items and hair clips changed Livia's life fourteen years ago when she was living in an orphanage in Romania.  You can read more about Livia's story HERE.

This weekend Livia shared her story at the K-LOVE Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing party in Pittsburgh, where K-LOVE listeners packed 3,500 shoeboxes to send to kids just like Livia.  Since 1993, over 100 million kids, like Livia, have been reminded that they are loved not only by perfect strangers, like you and me, but by Jesus.  This is national collection week for Operation Christmas Child, it is an easy, inexpensive way to show the love and compassion of Jesus to kids all over the World.  You can find out what to pack in a shoebox and where to drop it off this week by visiting http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/ .  

This year, even the Duck Dynasty guys are sending shoeboxes

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Nov 15 2013

Enjoy the Moment!

I don't know about you, but I find that I spend far too many moments rushing from appointment to appointment and not enough moments appreciating…well…the moment. A friend shared this on Facebook the other day and it gave me a new determination to stop, breathe and enjoy the moment this weekend. Carpe diem! 

http://thoughtcatalog.com/brianna-wiest/2013/11/18-things-everyone-should-start-making-time-for-again/

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Nov 15 2013

Kindness

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” 

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