Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010

This was not written by me but it could have been written for me!

We live in a world of want ads.

Some of them are printed on pages,

many more are unspoken:


A woman who is a perfect friend, mom, wife, coworker, housekeeper, cook, driver, thinker, encourager, and more. Messy, real, in-progress people need not apply.

And so we strive.

But God has a very different idea in mind.


A woman who is imperfect, in need of grace, gloriously gifted, flawed and beautiful who dares to believe she's loved through it all by a God who has an amazing purpose for her life. No need to apply. You're already known. You've already been chosen. The Lord looks at the heart. I SAMUEL 16:7

You've got what it takes.

Because you've got a God who takes you as you are.

Heart to Heart by Holly


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010

Ministry Partners,

It's hard to believe that I have been home from Rwanda for three weeks. But I am happy to report that my violent cough is almost completely gone,
Thank You Jesus !!!

I have been very busy working on a new Power Point Presentation and I am having so much fun choosing from all the photos the team took while we were there.

Although you saw the first photo in a previous blog, the second and third ones were taken this year. They really make me smile for it reminds me that the Lord does have a marvelous sense of humor........I'll let you figure out what I mean by that.

Arlene at Bishop John Rucyahana's church in Northern Rwanda

Arlene sharing a morning message at Bishop John's Church

A Vicor from Bishop John's church, Arlene & Alfred

The time in Northern Rwanda was wonderful and the team saw the Holy Spirit work in such marvelous ways bringing many to saving knowledge in Jesus Christ.

This weekend my home church is having a "missions weekend" and I will be sharing at the Sat. evening service and both services on Sunday morning. If you are in the area, please come and hear more about the recent trip.

Blessings on you days,


Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4

Ministry Partners,
I found this on a site called Heart to Heart by Holley and thought it was a good prayer for today.

Praying for America

Flag photo by Vince  Alongi (flickr) Lord,

Thank you for America.

We were founded on faith in you.

On the day when we celebrate our heritage, draw us back to your heart.

Help us remember who we are and whose we are.

Bless our land with peace.

Give our leaders wisdom.

Provide hope for future generations.

We're grateful for all you've done for us and humbly ask for your favor.