Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Missing my friends

So, I'm missing my friends.

Don't get me wrong, I love living in CO, but since I'm 1,000 miles away from some of my dearest, and most special is hard to stay in touch.

After reading some of the "Sisterchicks" books (along the side of my blog) it just makes me miss some of you even more! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!! The books are all about best friends, who have know each other for years. They were best friends is college, they saw each other get married, they raised their children together, they even moved away from each other, and through it all; they are as close as ever! The actual definition of a sisterchick is this:

SISTERCHICK (n.): A friend who shares he deepest wonders of your heart, loves you like a sister, and provides a reality check when you're being a brat.

The more I read about these "sisterchicks" the more I became aware of who my own "sisterchicks" were. It is funny how your closest friends are in some ways complete opposite of you. I think this just makes the bond even tighter. I started to realize how two people, who may be so different, can bring out the best in each other.

I love how sisterchicks don't have to see each other everyday to have that special bond. I love that their is not an ounce of guilt within their relationship.....they don't make each other feel bad for not calling. The fact that when one of them picks up the phone to call, they just find themselves picking up right where they left off! What a beautiful thing that is!

I want all my sisterchicks to know that I miss you and that you all have a special place in my heart! Go read the books for yourself, they're great!!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Ahhhh, to be His Bride!

I would like to just take a moment to say how blessed I feel today! I realize, on this Sabbath day that I do belong to Christ. He is my bridegroom and I am His bride! How remarkable and special is our relationship with our Savior!

Most of you know, I am on leadership at my church. We have been discussing some new changes that will soon be put into place within the church. I, along with many others on leadership are ready to start these new changes, yesterday! Now after reading "Fivefold Ministry Made Practical", and realizing exactly what it means to be a part of a Fivefold Ministry; I can honestly say, as the Apostle that I am...........I am not scared of change!

I want more than ever to see others excited and amazed at God's glory! He is such an AWESOME God! To see others using their giftings, that God alone imparted to them; and using those giftings to spread His Word and advance His Kingdom!!!! What else, but Him alone, do we need! He is all we need! He can provide our comfort....He can provide our strength.....He can provide our love......He can provide our peace! He can do it all, folks! Lean on Him!!!!

Today, during worship I was so blown away at God and all that He is for me! I felt so loved and so blessed! I was also so excited to see others feeling that same way! So many of us, just lost in Him. Lost in His glory, lifting up our praises to Him, as a body. It was beautiful! As the tears flowed down my cheeks, and as I sang praises to my Father I was swept away in His wonderful presence! Oh, how I love my Savior!!!