Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Our WOW Monthly Event is Tonite....

I love the 4th Tuesday Evening of each month.....

This is the evening when all ladies are invited to a potluck dinner and have a chance to "relax" and have fellowship with other women and have the opportunity to listen to a guest speaker and be blessed and ministered too....

Women are so busy in todays world....We are working, taking care of family, doing laundry, etc,. that its so nice to just leave that behind for one evening a month.....

Women need to hear Gods word that is just meant for them.....They need to be ministered to, to be prayed for, to have that SPECIAL time with God.....and this is what we try to do.....

We decorate each month with a different theme....This month we have decorated with an Autumn Harvest theme....it looks so pretty with all the autumn colors....This is one of our favorite months to decorate and the other is Christmas.....

Our guest speaker this evening will be CC Honacker, a pastors wife from the Brandon area...I am very excited to hear what she has to share....

I have been up since 4am......which is not the "norm" for me.....But, my little mind starts working overtime in preparing for tonites event.....i go thru my "mind" checklist....is everything on the tables, dont forget to do the program, make sure all paper work is on the tables, are we going to have enough food, etc....Those who know me, know i am organized and I like things in "order...LOL....may not always work out that way, but I try.

The Lord blessed us with some REALLY COOL weather....so, it really will feel like Autumn tonite...thank you Lord for that....

As I get ready to start my day, I want to wish everyone a blessed day in the Lord..Be happy knowing that our Lord God is with us and he will bless us abundantly.....

In Gods Love

Luv
Cindy

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Autumn...What a Beautiful Time of the Year....

Autumn is the most beautiful time of the year......

Originally from NY, i think about all the beautiful colors that God made for us....the golden yellows, vibrant oranges, reds...It amazes me the colorful pallet he used for this time of the year.....

When we moved to Florida 4 years ago, I didnt even know that autumn was here...i didnt see the beautiful changing color of the leaves or the crispness of the air getting cooler....I kept thinking, wow they don't have autumn here.....

As time went on and the next Autumn season came around, a friend had said "Do you see the flowers on those trees changing color, Autumn is here" and i started feeling the coolness of the air, the change was here, but in a whole different way....

This is the way God want us to be.....He doesnt want us to stay the SAME...He wants us to keep GROWING and CHANGING.....He doesnt want us to stay in our COMFORT ZONE.....He's telling us, I want you to CHANGE just as each season changes, I want you to GROW into the purpose I have chosen for you.....I want your eyes to SEE ALL the BEAUTY that I have CREATED.....Most importantly, GOD wants to see our BEAUTY in ourselves and others......He wants us to have that VIBRANT GLOW of the autumn leaves.....He wants us to step out and reach out to those who need to know THEIR BEAUTY.....

I'm saying right now, today, if there is someone you know who needs to know their INNER BEAUTY or needs to hear that they are SPECIAL and BEAUTIFUL, i encourage you, to find that person, it may even be someone you havent met yet or dont really know them that well, God will place you where HE KNOWS he wants you to be.....Encourage them today, let them know that they are BEAUTIFUL in the eyes of GOD and they are beautiful to you.....

Life is short.....JESUS is coming!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!! make each day a special day and spread it throughout out your community and the world!!!!

I cant wait for service this morning....Its going to be an awesome day.....

I love you all....have a blessed day....

In Gods Love

Luv
Cindy

Genesis 1:27 "So God created man, in His own image;
in the image of God He created him;
male and female. He created them."

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Encouragement and Strength.....

As i awoke this morning, the sun was shining, my house was quiet. My beautiful pets were still sleeping and carl was snoring peacefully. I got out of bed and went to the kitchen and made myself a nice BIG cup of coffee....I need my coffee when i first get up......As i fixed my coffee, i took my bible out onto my lanai and enjoyed the sound of the birds chirping and just enjoying my gardens and flowers.....Looking at all this i said to myself:

"This is the day the Lord
has given us. Let us rejoice
and be glad in it."

I began thinking of all of those who need ENCOURAGEMENT and STRENGTH.....and a scripture came to me.....Its Isaiah 41:10 "Fear not for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with my rightous right hand."

What an awesome God we serve. Who else would do this for us? Who else would be there for us at any given moment? God is ALWAYS there....he is never far away from us, as long as we invite him into our lives and obey his word and really listen with open hearts, he will help us and he will give us a strength that no human could ever give us.....

I encourage you today....If you are going thru something and you need strength and encouragement find a place where you can talk to God.....tell him what you are going thru....Ask him for encouragement and strength.....if you talk to him from your heart, he will hear you.....he does not leave us....He is ALWAYS THERE.....

We need to ENCOURAGE and be STRONG for each other.....We need to be there for each other...To LIFT EACH OTHER UP.......If you know someone who is going thru something, go to them and say "I am here for you, let me pray for you"....Even if they havent been saved, pray for them, because God placed you there for a reason....and God will work thru you to them.....

I just pray for you that God gives each one of you STRENGTH and ENCOURAGEMENT for the things that are ahead for you......God has a plan and purpose for each one of us and its HIS PLAN and HIS PURPOSE, so you better be ready for the CALLING, because it is COMING.....

REMEMBER:

"BE BOLD,
BE STRONG,
FOR THE LORD
THY GOD IS WITH ME"

In Gods Love
cindy

Friday, October 17, 2008

All In The Day of CIndy.....

Hello lovely ladies,

I thought i would share an amusing story about myself.....

God loves when we can laugh at ourselves and make others laugh too..... :-)

This little diddy happened awhile ago, but when i think about it, it seems like yesterday.....

Sit back ladies and enjoy this, because i am sure some of you can relate to this.....

I was being a responsible woman and going for my yearly mammogram....I don't know about you, but i really do not like having this done...Dont like the gurls being pushed and squeezed in ways that i didnt know they could go.....i have found our "gurls" are contourtionists.....Well, in i go, they get me ready....they put those round ballie stickers on them and away they go.....dont breathe, breathe...put your left arm this way, put your right arm this way, i wanted to start singing "Do the Hokey Pokey and turn the gurls around".....ok.....its all done, you can get dressed now...fine...yay.....i get dressed and leave and i had shopping to do in Walmart....I do my shopping, nothing eventful....just regular shopping.....I have my receipt out to show the door person, i go to leave and the BELLS go off like im shoplifting something...im mortified, because theres nothing thats not bagged, receipt is checked again, the door person ok go ahead, think its thats simple.....nah not for me....IT GOES OFF AGAIN....the door person has a look of what the heck? she just says go ahead (im also a frequent shopper there, if they had frequent shopper miles i'd be right up there) i start putting my bags in my trunk, and then i felt something scratching me under my shirt, thought something was biting me....had to finish putting stuff in the trunk first....then i look down my shirt and THERE WERE THE METAL BALLIE THINGS STILL STUCK ON THE GURLS.....i started laughing, got them off and i had to go back in to tell the gurl what the problem was...i told her, i thought she was going to split her gut she laughed so hard.....she said "You just made my year".....
MORAL OF THE STORY......make sure and check that all items are removed and accounted for!!!!

I hope you enjoyed this little story....

God is so good.....He has given us a sense of humor......

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend....

In Gods Love
Cindy

Thursday, October 16, 2008

God and Stress

Good morning Ladies,

How many of us are dealing with stress right now? You will probably all say ME.....

My pastor gave a sermon last night that really hit home to myself and I'm sure others as well...We are living in a very stressful world right now....Unemployment is the highest its been since i've been in this world and I have been here for awhile :-)...Families are losing their homes, gas prices are soaring and we all have had that feeling of FEAR and are still feeling it....

Dont let this FEAR take over your lives.....Dont let this FEAR interfere with the Love that you have for God....This is what the devil would like us to do....He is just waiting for us to FALL, but we serve an awesome God, who loves us, who will never leave us or forsake us...He brings us from the darkest valleys and gives us LIGHT.....He will not let us FALL as long as we are FOLLOWING HIM.....

Jesus is telling each one us of right now, in John 6:35 and Jesus said to them "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger and he who believes in Me shall never thirst." We need to HUNGER after Him, we need to BELIEVE in Him....We need to cast ALL our cares upon him....

These are trying times.....These are stressful times.....But when you wait upon the Lord and walk everyday with Him, he will bring MIRACLES to your lives.....Just as he has done in mine.....God, knows what we need, HE knows us better than we know ourselves...

On a personal note....God is my LIFE and I have learned to cast ALL my cares upon him...Its not always easy.....I have been praying for months now, "Lord, please help us financially. You know the struggles that we are having. Please dont let us lose our business...Lord, help me to find a job that You want me to have." i prayed this for at least 5 months. Things were getting worse and worse...Our dump truck had a major repair done, that cost thousands of dollars....That really hit us hard....There were nights that i literally cried out to Jesus and said "Jesus, Jesus, we need a MIRACLE now (and we know that we dont always hear from God that instant), please help us find a way out of this situation." and its thru the TRUST that I have for the Lord and the LOVE that HE has for ME, that 2 weeks ago He found a job for me.....He put me in the PLACE that he wants me to be.....He placed me back in our preschool at our church, because this TIME is where HE wanted me to be......

MIRACLES happen everyday with God. You just need to TRUST, HUNGER and BELIEVE in Him.

As my close friend says and i say it all the time now: LET GO, LET GOD.....

and remember ladies: STRESSED spelled backwards is DESSERTS!!!! WHO WANTS SOME CHOCOLATE.....

Have a blessed day....May you find peace and tranquility in your life today.....

In Gods Love,
Cindy

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

WELCOME TO: IN GODS LOVE....

Good Morning Ladies,

This is my first attempt at BLOGGING.....

A special friend of mine was telling our ladies at our planning meeting last night, about how to start a blog of our own....I've been wanting to do this for awhile, but didnt know how to go about it....

I am hoping that my blog will be an inspiration for women all over the country.....

I will be sharing different things that the Lord has done in my life and is doing everyday....

We serve an awesome God...He is forever FAITHFUL.....

I hope that you will visit often and all replies and advice is certainly welcome....

"This is the day
the Lord has made,
let us be glad and
rejoice in it"

In Gods Love,
Cindy