Saturday, March 30, 2013

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the Church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever." ~Piper

Sunday, March 17, 2013

"As I thought about marriage, I knew that I wanted a man who would have a similar calling, and even one whose ambitions and goals in serving the Lord would far surpass mine."
-Kelsie Powell

Friday, March 15, 2013

Praise the Lord for His Goodness!!

When my family was on the trip to Tennessee, God was spreading his love through the world, even in the most desolate places.  I recorded where He had me leave little pieces of paper explaining the gospel and by His might these seeds planted will grow (which is why I write, so I can record His goodness and see how He is at work and so that I can rejoice when I hear of how He worked in these places, whenever that happens!)  God, you are leading me into beautiful places!
Here were the spots God planted some seeds:

Three Praise FM gospel cards on hotel cleaning carts-pray for their salvation
One on a magazine at a gas station in TN
Gave to gas station lady in Indiana (right before rest stop where I put the tracts 70-some miles from Louisville-wow, the city of Louisville was so beautiful to pass through)
In a bathroom mentioned above (70-some miles from Louisville)
One on bathroom sink just after Chicago
Left on CubFoods bathroom sink (in Plymouth, MN) right when we got home from the adventure to the majestic mountains of Tennessee God created
This surely should be the essence and purity of praying: that prayer would be the giving of all my mind to God while aligning with His heart and mind through the Word and not praying to be seen by others.  That truly is such a privilege to think and act like God upon this earth!  I want to let God have His way.

"Instead of courage, strength, self-denial, and endurance, we often choose the smooth pathway, the pathway in which we serve not our Master but our enemy. Love, remember, is the willingness to be inconvenienced. Jesus was inconvenienced. He went to the cross. May God enable us today to take up our cross and follow Him."
Elisabeth Elliott

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


After forming The Autumn Film, an indie-pop trio from Colorado, band members Reid and Latifah Phillips and Dann Stockton created their alter ego band, Page CXVI, to focus on re-imagining old hymns. The name is drawn from the page number in The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis, the brilliant passage where Aslan begins to sing Narnia into creation out of a black void. According to Relevant Magazine, "...(Page CXVI's) genius is in making the compositions as thoughtful as the lyrics."
As the band celebrates seven years of crafting music as The Autumn Film and Page CXVI, they are giving away their catalog - from both bands - for the entire month of March. Eleven albums, seventy-four songs, two bands. Think of it as a Jubilee. Think of it as a sweet springtime gift. Think of it as something to share with your friends.

The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure and full of quiet gentleness. Then it is peace-loving and courteous…It is wholehearted and straightforward and sincere. James 3:17  TLB