Daily Bible Verse

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Commissioning at SLI Event - and also for those of us who did the study!!!

Amanda just posted the commisioning statement that Beth gave at the event today.......I so love her way of sending us out with a commissioning!
Let's each one of us repeat the words - OUT LOUD, and like we really mean it!!

My Dear Sister

If Christ is Your Savior

You are the dwelling place

Of His own Spirit

You have it IN YOU

to be secure.

Every day of your life

You have a choice to make

You can live in your old defeat

Or you can turn from your unbelief

And choose life

Make up your mind

To put off the old you

And put on the new you.

Never, ever, ever forget

That the Lord is your security.

He will keep your foot

From being caught in a trap.

He will take care of you

To your very last breath.

Now, leave this place

And go out into the world

And act like a person

Who knows she’s dearly loved.

You were born to be exceptional.

So, Girlfriend, go forth

And walk worthy of your calling.

You are clothed in strength and dignity!

Now unto Him

Who can keep you from falling

Be glory and majesty

Power and authority

Through Jesus Christ our Lord

Now and forever more


So Long, Insecurity!

If you have any comments or thoughts about the SLI Simulcast, we would love to hear them!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

SLI Simulcast

I'm just wondering how many of us are attending the Simulcast tomorrow. I think it will be a great way to pull together all we learned from the book. I am so looking forward to attending and will be a volunteer with the Women's Ministry team as well. I will be attending at CrossRoads Church in Red Deer, Alberta.

My daughter is also attending with her good friend and there will be several women from the church where I work as well. The women here where I work have done several Beth Moore studies in the last couple years! There are actually 2 different ones happening right now, so hopefully, we will have a great response and by God's grace many women in Central Alberta will no longer deal with insecurity.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Memories of P F Chang

For those of you who were at the Siesta SMT weekend in Houston, here is something to remind you of our lunch at P F Chang on Saturday:

It's a lettuce wrap!   I found the recipe by accident the other day, and I had most of the ingredients, so I made them.  They were delicious!!
Brought back some fun memories!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

So Long Insecurity - Week Nine Discussion (the finale)

Hey Siestas,
We are at the final segment of our Book Study.  Some of us have some catching up to do.  Thats okay.....we'll leave this blog open for awhile and hopefully we can all post updates once in awhile, even after all our SLI answers come in.
So here is the SLI portion of Beth's post for today.  Be sure to read the full post at the LPL Blog!

"It’s time for us to finish up! I am so grateful for your partnership through this journey. You were such a big part of the inspiration to write it (not because you’re insecure or anything… but because I knew I’d have a little company if I went public). When it came out, reading it together seemed only fitting. Thank you for your willingness to enter in. As for the rest of you, I can only imagine that you will be relieved to have this hog off the blog and I equally thank you for your patience.

Let me say quickly before we get to the final set of instructions, I loved reading about your life passions last week! One of my favorite sets of comments from this journey! (And, separate from SLI, your testimonies of receiving Christ impacted my whole Easter weekend. Superb. I felt that God delighted in it and that, Sweet Thing, is my favorite feeling.)
This week’s assignment? Finish this baby up! Please read Chapters 17 and 18 and answer the following questions:
1. Based on Chapter 17, on a scale of 1 to 10 (one-almost none, ten-over the top), how big a part has fear played in your life? After responding with your approximation, please share what, if anything, in the chapter resonated with you.
2. Reflect over the journey as a whole. What (again, if anything) lasting and of God will you take away from it?
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ladies. You are a great joy to me. May the God of peace sanctify us through and through – spirit, soul, and body – until we are wholly overtaken by Him. (1 Thess. 5:23) This alone will be the essence of wholeness.I love you."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

So Long Insecurity - Week Eight Discussion

Hi Siestas,
Sorry this was late being posted on here.  I usually wait for the RSS feed to come into my Inbox, but this week it didn't and I suddenly realized that they've changed Blog hosts, which means a new feed has to be added.
Has anyone had any problems adding the feed, like I have?  I've tried numerous times, and with different feed servers, but I keep getting one entitled "Yanio" and totally in Chinese characters!  Interesting, but definitely not the LPM Blog!
Anyway, here is our assignment for this week.  A bit longer, but we can do it!!

"OK, young ladies, we have a book to bring to finish so I better stop musing over Spring and start thinking So Long Insecurity. We’ve got only two more weeks to go in our discussions and five chapters left to read. That means we’re going to need to take three chapters this week so we can close up next week with only two. That works, though. It’s not hard reading and many of you have already finished the book anyway and are reviewing it for the sake of discussion. However it works for you is great with me! Your homework this week will include Chapters 14, 15, and 16 and the following three questions - one per chapter. Try to be as succinct as possible in each answer so we can read through many of the comments.

1) As you surely noticed, Chapter 14 is more of a testimony than a teaching but it concludes with a charge to deal with our female insecurities for the sake of young girls coming up behind us. Annabeth was my big inspiration for the journey. Briefly describe someone who is worth doing what it takes to you to live abundantly and effectively in Christ. Help us picture her so that she inspires us, too. Needless to say, don’t share more than she’d want you to.
2) I wish we could discuss all of Chapter 15 in person but this is the next best thing. Name a couple of ways pertinent to your sphere of life and influence that you could look out for your own gender in our battle with insecurities. In other words, how can you (not others but you in particular) start becoming part of the solution in your female relationships rather than default into part of the problem. No condemnation here. Goodness knows, we’ve all been both. Our challenge is to learn to be deliberate. How are you prepared to do that?
3) I can’t wait to see your answers to this one. Based on Chapter 16 and the challenge to look past ourselves, what is your passion? If you don’t have one presently, don’t feel pressured or unnerved. You might be too deep in toddlers or school work to think past the urgent. Those things are priority and need to be your passion right now. If, however, you long for something that makes you feel fully alive and part of something specific God is doing for the greater good, ask Him to nurture that vision in you. It will be ultimately be the key to life on the outskirts of self-absorption. Keep in mind, your passion may not be anything you’re currently engaged in. Maybe you don’t have the opportunity to participate right now. Maybe it’s just in dream-form. Or maybe it’s just a place God has tendered your heart. Try to give it a name. What is something outside of yourself that you feel passionate about?
I will look so forward to your answers, Sisters! I’m so honored to have you along on this journey. Try to enjoy it while you’re at it. Believe it or not, as much as it’s pried into our business, we might just miss it when it’s over.
May the Lord answer you when you are in trouble. May the God of Jacob make you secure! (Ps. 20:1 NET)
With much affection,