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November 15, 2016 — Leave a comment

I read a story about a great sculptor Michaelangelo.  He was moving a huge, odd shaped rock through a busy street..  “When asked what he was doing, the artist replied that he was going to release the angel within the stone.”  Before he put hammer and chisel to the rock, he could see the potential within.

God is that Artist, Sculptor, Designer who looks at you and sees more than you can possibly imagine.

He sees the gifts that he has designed within you   He knows exactly what your capable of and he knows the preparation that has taken place for you to serve in your church.

“All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.  The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, the form one body.  So it is with Christ.  For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body – whether Jew or Greeks, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.  Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.” (1 Corinthians 12:11-14, NIV)   

Each believer was created to serve the church with his God given talent.  Let’s serve together for the Kingdom. ~Debra

Arise!!

May 31, 2012 — Leave a comment

“From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”-which mens, “My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:45, NIV)

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. (Matthew 27:50, NIV)

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.  There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord cam down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.”  The Angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen…” (Matthew 28: 1-6, NIV)   

I serve a RISEN Savior! ~Debra

Last night I did something I’ve never done before….recorded a video.  It was crazy!  We rehearsed, took several takes, laughed at ourselves, took several more takes and finally got something our videographer was happy with.  We are anxious to see how it turns out!

Love Heart Ministries has been an adventure and stretched Gwen and I to do things we never thought possible.  We sit in wonder at what God is doing through us and feel humbled to be used by Him.

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverb 19:21,NIV)

As we prepare to enter this New Year maybe there is something God is calling you to do.  Stretch yourself…it’s not you but He who is in you!

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21, NIV)

Sometimes it’s overwhelming, sometimes it’s scary, but ohhhh Love Heart, it worth the ride! ~Deb