Last week was an AWESOME beginning to our study, A Makeover of the Heart. I know God is doing amazing things in our hearts....and there is GREAT transformation taking place! Please head over HERE, to the Well to join us.
Are YOU ready for a transformation?
They had a field trip to the fire station. I am so glad they had a ball....and Daddy was able to see how busy our day is...
I am reposting a favorite today....I pray it speaks to you! And, please head over to the Cafe!
Jesus was sharing here that He was about to die and rise again. He begins the passage with "The hour has come for you to see the Son of Man glorified." He is reassuring them ( the disciples) and US that to LIVE, we must die. When Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected, He produced many seeds. I love that Jesus uses the example of the wheat. It falls to the ground and dies, but then it grows in the soil, producing many more seeds. He uses this example to illustrate what will happen to Him, but then, extends it to us.
We must die to live.
Die to our flesh.
Die to our own selfish desires.
Die to sin.
Are you ready for a Makeover?
Did I tell you the topic was JOY????
The message was AWESOME! I can say that because it was ALL GOD! He was "showed up" and was HUGE! I can't wait to share more details throughout the week.
But, I promised the ladies I would get this up ASAP. We had technical difficulties...and had no sound. As you'll see....you gotta have the sound!
Hope it blesses you (at least makes you laugh!).
I am thrilled to be leading my bible study, "Makeover of the Heart" over at the well for the next six weeks! I so hope you can join us. I know God is going to be doing amazing things through this study. There will be short video teachings, a blog post, and weekly download-able study guide.
Are you ready for a MAKEOVER?
I hope you join us (and please TELL YOUR FRIENDS! )Here is the information, straight from "At the Well":
We are gearing up for a BRAND NEW BIBLE STUDY here At The Well given by one of our very own – Tracy Berta!
In this age of extreme make-overs, we transform everything from our appearance to our homes. Join us here, beginning MONDAY, September 13th, to explore a different kind of make-over; A Make-Over of the Heart. Come experience a complete heart transplant, allowing God to take out your old heart full of its selfish desires and replace it with a new heart….
So many hearts today are crying out for love and are carrying wounds of the past that so desperately need to be healed. Allow God to reveal your hidden pain, to heal your broken heart, and replace sorrow with joy by trusting Him.God wants our hearts to be fully devoted to Him. Learn how He has given us power, through the Holy Spirit, over sin, temptation, and the desires of the world to live as free women completely committed to Christ.God wants a natural, living, breathing relationship with you and prayer is the way to that relationship. He also wants us to slow our lives down so that we can be still and listen! Allow Him to transform your heart into a prayerful heart.
Each week Tracy will have a short video where she will share a bit about the weeks lesson, followed by a few words from her heart. We will have each weeks lesson right here for you to download and do at your own pace throughout the week.
We want you to be able to share and discuss as you are working your way through the study, so each week we will have a discussion question for you to ponder and answer either in the comments or by writing a post and linking it to us. We encourage you to come back throughout the week and read the comments and take part in the discussion.
We are beyond thrilled to have Tracy lead us through this study and can’t wait to see how the Lord will transform and renew our hearts!
We will link to each week’s post as the study continues:
Wow! Homeschooling is WONDERFUL....but very DIFFERENT than sending my kids off to school everyday for 7 hours! Will I EVER have time again to be ALONE???? :) Not much time for blogging (or even answering comments- sorry!). I have so appreciated your kind comments and lovely emails. I am trying to settle into some routines, so I haven't had much "free time". (WHAT is that?!?!) I have been learning sooooo much! I love this new adventure, and I can't wait to share so much with you very soon. For the mean time, I have been writing in my journal the old-fashioned way.....
I am so excited because God is showing me so much about JOY!
I am speaking at a women's retreat this weekend (prayers appreciated!) and YOU GUESSED it.....the topic is JOY! Again, I am learning that when I sit quietly before Him, allowing Him to fill me...He FILLS me joy. And, when I hurry, hurry, hurry.....do, do, do....and forget to take time to sit in His Presence (or choose not to because I am too busy), the joy escapes me and worry and frustration fill be instead! Oh, what I am learning, friend! I can't wait to share it all with you next week!
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