Treasuring up Christmas

I love Christmastime so much I don’t want to let it go. So many things about this season make life a little sweeter and love a little louder. I want to take it with me into the snows of January and the rains of April and the sunburns of July. Mary did too.

In Luke chapter two Mary has completed the journey to Bethlehem riding nine months pregnant on a donkey. I could just stop there. Sh has given birth in a barn, wrapped her homeless baby and son of God in cloths, and laid him in a food trough for the animals.

And yet….

A star shone bright in the sky. Shepherds came running to see the new king, validating all that she had been through. Saying yes, an angel told us, “…Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has ben born to you; he is Christ the Lord…” (Luke 2:10-11 NIV).

What do we do with that great news? We have two options. We can stand amazed and a little bewildered at such a truth for our lives, or we can ponder our God and the goodness he’s given us all the days of our life.

“and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:18-19 NIV).

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:18-19 NIV).

I mean after all the sweet girl had been through, Mary sat there and reflected not wanting to miss a moment– taking a mental snapshot of the ridiculous grace of God that she got to be part of the story.

Now it’s our turn.

The angels said that night was for all people. It was for you and me as much as it was for Mary. It’s our turn to sit silent with the Lord Jesus who has come into our lives. It is our time to turn all our sorrows and struggles into divine goodness with Jesus.

We get to treasure Jesus up and ponder all His goodness all year round. Praise the Lord!

It’s our moment to chose to live in thankfulness for our undeserved redemption and love from God. We get to live praising him for coming to bring us back to life and for the people he has given us to be a light of love til we can see him face to face.

I pray that every day of the year is like Christmas in our hearts. I hope we treasure up the sweet faces sitting at our tables today. Storing up all the joy of these special Christmas moments and thanking God for his amazing mercy and friendship. Joy to the world!

Merry Christmas sweet friends!

Make me Joyful

You make me JOYFUL! You make me JOYFUL! Woohoo Woohoo! My three year old sung a song he heard at church all day long yesterday. But the way I sang it in my head was a little different.

You make me joyful.

That was ringing in my heart this morning as I thought of all of you who are not so joyful in this season of joy. Wondering what is weighing you down. Pondering what pain or uncertainty seems to be blocking out your joy. I’ve been there at Christmastime. I’ve been in that place where you are going to lose it if you hear one more person say “choose joy.”

Here’s what I’ve found.

The only thing that has brought my joy back from the dead is burying my face in scripture and borrowing someone else’s faith and praise for a bit. Letting the truth of God’s unwavering grasp of love hold on to me when I cannot hold on to anything.

“Praise the Lord, O my soul” Psalm 103:1

Psalm 103:1-5 NIV

“Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits

who forgives all our sins and heals all your diseases,

who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,

who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s…

11For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;

as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us…

22Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion.

Praise the Lord, O my soul.”

Sometimes all we can do when our joy is quiet is to remind our soul of truth. We tell tour inmost being to praise the Lord remembering His love and faithfulness when everything around us is upside down. And slowly but surely our joy returns to us like the first rays of sunlight in the morning, then like a flood of light, as our soul finds joy in the one and only.

And slowly but surely our joy returns to us like the first rays of sunlight in the morning, then like a flood of light, as our soul finds joy in the one and only.

And we will say, You make me joyful, Lord.

The greatest part of finding that joy in the Lord and being lifted out of the pit is that we get to look around us and lift up those in our path who are still in it. We get to loan our faith and joy to everyone around us. We get to be a part of bringing their joy back as we step into the brokenness of others.

God I pray that you would be our joy this season as we are reminded of your everlasting goodness and love. I pray that you would lift us out of the pit and rescue our hearts from the weight of this life. And I pray that you would then give us many opportunities to love and uplift disheartened people in our neighborhoods and cities. Be our guide to love others well. You are our joy and our everything. Amen.

Advent: Open Your Gift

For decades of Christmases I had an unopened gift under the tree. Santa didn’t put it there. It was placed there for me by the greatest gift giver of all. But I was scared of it, didn’t understand the packaging, and thought I needed to be in my Christmas best instead of my bedhead to open it. I couldn’t shake that it was really for someone else. So there it sat…

My Salvation.

Turns out, that was all untrue. My Father was waiting patiently for me to open it. Wondering what my face would look like when I believed it really was for me and what I would do when I found priceless freedom inside. Watching to see, would I leave it in the box? Or take it out for a ride?

But I lacked faith.

I wasn’t sure if I needed or wanted the gift God was offering. Or if there was anything in the box at all outside of Sunday mornings. So I let it sit there. I ignored it and pretended it wasn’t calling out to me. I made excuses and thought I could make my own gift with my own hands. But the glue wasn’t holding.

He let me bend just enough so I would see the gift under the tree once again and would run to it and open it because there was nothing else that would do.

I tried and tried til God let weights of this life bring my heart’s eyes down. He let me bend just enough so I would see the gift under the tree once again and would run to it and open it because there was nothing else that would do. There was nothing else that I wanted or needed.

So by prayer, reading my bible, and asking God for His Holy Spirit and His help, I had enough faith to take the gift of my Salvation– and open it.

Inside the box was a new set of heavenly clothes purchased at a high price but worth every bit in God’s eyes. I put on my new self found in Christ and looked in the mirror and I saw something unexpected — it was the me that I was supposed to be from the start. It was me plus the love and forgiveness of my God.

I learned that God is a generous and patient gift giver and His grace is truly what extends the freedom of our Salvation in Christ. No effort of prying or pulling can open God’s free gift– only faith can do that. Not just faith that Jesus conquered death on the cross for the sin of those who believe, but faith that He did it for ME (for YOU!). Faith that He came so I wouldn’t roam this earth wondering if God loved me but walk it boldly proclaiming and living out His love.

I have Faith that He came so I wouldn’t roam this earth wondering if God loved me but walk it boldly proclaiming and living out His love.

When I started running with the gift of forgiveness and mercy and love from the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, my feet wanted to fly. And I have faith with Jesus they will have enough strength and endurance to run my best race.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV).

Advent: Hope Day Two

Welcome to day 2 of our week of Hope! On day one we rejoiced  in the hope that our salvation is 100% done by Jesus and that it does NOT depend on our efforts, but on the gift of the cross. Today our hope continues on in how we rest in His hope in everyday life…

2. We have hope because He is with us while we wait in the brokenness.

This life is full of joy, but it’s also full of loss and worry, doubt and insecurity. This place is unstable and unpredictable. It leaves us grasping for control, left out of breath and weary if we go it alone.

But, as we wait under the trustworthy hand of our Father, we find our hope again in His good will and purpose for our lives and for our struggles. We know that He is the God who can make something out of seemingly nothing. So we give Him our nothingness and He produces our faith into something good.

We give Him our nothingness and He produces our faith into something good. -Andrea Chatelain 

Paul writes, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed” (Romans 8:18-19 NIV).

He goes on to write that we wait in this place with God patiently because hope is found in that waiting. It is not found in the seeing. That He can work it out for our good.

I remember this with infertility and miscarriage. At first feeling so hopeless because I couldn’t see the end of the struggle. I was focused on what I could foresee, not what God was doing in the waiting. Looking back, I can see what He was building in that time. Helping me build a spirit of trust and faith and hope in Him instead of this life. And now, I wouldn’t give those months of waiting and walking with Jesus for anything.

3. We have hope because we are His children and He loves us.

This one took me a long time to accept. Sometimes unconditional love is a hard thing to understand in a world that is built on conditions. Like somehow He loves me but His love isn’t really enough for all the stains and sin that I’ve wracked up over the years. But I have hope because God’s love for His children (you and me) is nothing like the way we try to love each other in our earthly ways.

I have hope because God’s love for His children (you and me) is nothing like the way we try to love each other in our earthly ways. – Andrea Chatelain

There is never a hint of sarcasm or moodiness. He is never just done or can’t take it anymore.

“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all — how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those who God has chosen? (Romans 8:32-33 NIV).

That just blows my mind. How can we give up the hope of our salvation so quickly because we can’t imagine that God’s love could be enough to cover up our sin? It’s more than enough. And we can put our hope firmly on that.

I want to end with this.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?…No in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8: emphasis mine).

We are more than conquerors of this life as we do this life with Jesus. As we let Him lead us through times of grief, sorrow, growth, change, or anything else under the sun…we can walk in Hope because we are walking with Hope’s only true source. Jesus.

Keep walking.

Advent: Hope that won’t let go

I’ve hoped in a lot of things in my life. Hoped for a loving husband, a good job, healthy kids, and a purposed life. But in moments of loneliness, stress, illness, or failure I have only one hope that matters…I hope that God won’t let go. I hope in Him and His power that somehow He can hold it all together when I surely cannot.

This first week of Advent is all about hope. Here at afruitfulwoman.com I have 2 days of hope coming at ya. Welcome to day ONE!

Where we land on the time stamp of the universe means that we have the privilege of getting to know Christ through the New Testament scriptures and placing our hope in truth. We hope in the fact that scripture tells us our sin is cleansed on the cross, that our present struggles are battled with the help of the Holy Spirit, and that our Father’s love never runs out.  

Week 1, Day 1: We have hope because in Christ our Salvation is secure.

Open your bible to Romans chapter 8 and see what God has to say to you about hope.

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering….in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1-4 NIV emphasis mine).

I’m going to stop right there.

That’s what our hope is all about. We. Hope. In. JESUS!

We trust that he was victorious on the cross and that He has not forgotten about us, He knows our every moment and is with us and will come again to bring us home. We have hope because Jesus cannot let go of us. We are too precious. Even when we are trying our hardest to let go of him, His grip of love is stronger than anything in this world.

“We do NOT hope in ourselves or our efforts or how many awesome things we do on this planet. We hope in the one who sets us free from sin and death — Jesus.” 

So we do NOT hope in ourselves or our efforts or how many awesome things we do on this planet. We hope in the one who sets us free from sin and death because we could not do it ourselves. And we hope in the fact that righteousness has been FULLY met in us when we trust our lives to Jesus because HE is fully righteous and good.

Anybody got goosebumps? We hope in His power and mercy. Not in our efforts. We are free from trying to be perfect. He’s got this when we don’t. And at least for me, that is good news.

Rest in that today, that your future is secure in Christ no matter what. You can’t shake off your salvation. It is already done. We are free! Now we get the honor of doing life with God. And we can sure put our hope in a life lived with Christ.

More on the Hope you can take to the bank coming on Advent: Hope Day Two….

 

Finding lost Thankfulness

When I was growing up, we would travel 3 hours to Norfolk a couple times a year to see my great Aunt Dorothy. Some things she did have stuck with me for a lifetime — she let us have bubble baths every night, try on her fancy earrings, and eat hot dogs for breakfast. Years later, one tiny memory about her helped me find my lost thankfulness. Whenever we ate she would give thanks and pray…

“Come Lord Jesus be our guest and let these gifts to us be blessed…

Now that’s where my sister and I would stop. But Great Aunt Dorothy would continue the prayer with words we didn’t know…

“Oh give thanks unto the Lord for he is GOOD and his mercy endures forever. Amen.”

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My sister and I always thought it was a funny way to end the prayer, and it wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized she was quoting a psalm.

Psalm 100 titled “A psalm. For giving thanks.”says,

“Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness;

come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God.

It is he who made us, and we are his,

we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving

and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;

his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalm 100 NIV emphasis mine)

The thing is, scripture is not to be read only when times are good. This psalm is not true only when my circumstances are hunky dory. Sometimes the sweetest joy and thankfulness in my life has come during or after deep pain and loss because my joy is not surface level– it is God’s joy digging deep into my broken heart.

Sometimes the sweetest joy and thankfulness in my life has come during or after deep pain and loss because my joy is not surface level– it is God’s joy digging deep into my broken heart. 

Last year at this time I was driving once a week to visit my sweet Grandma Irene Johnson in her hospice room. Her husband, children and grand children had decked her room out with so many photos and plants and Christmas decorations you could almost pretend we were meeting in her living room. Still, I had to pump myself up to get there. To face the reality that she was slipping away and I couldn’t keep her here much longer.

It’s hard to be thankful when that’s your reality during the holidays. Most of us have had pain creep in stealing memories and time from family. But God is so good to step into our pain and comfort our hearts.

On the way from Gretna to Bellevue I listened to my favorite gospel song with my hands in the air, begging God to show up in our few precious moments. And on the way home I would do the same. Hands up praising him, tears down my hot red cheeks, thanking him for blessing our time. 

I thanked Him for the chance He gave my oldest son to read one of His first books to her.

I thanked Him for the silliness and joy my two littles provided to make her smile.

I thanked Him for the chance to ask her questions and and talk about flowers.

And I thanked Him for one more hug. One more afternoon. One more goodbye.

I found that praising God came easy in those moments when I was uncertain and not in control, and I found my thankfulness and comfort and peace and even joy in the wisdom of scripture like Psalm 100.

That season gave me a new appreciation that ‘the Lord is God’ in hard moments and ‘we are His’.

That season gave me a new appreciation that ‘the Lord is God’ in hard moments and ‘we are His’. That not even death can take us from him. That He is always good no matter what and that His love and faithfulness go on past this life and these struggles.  Mostly I was thankful that I got to know Jesus’ love and comfort more and that He was simply with me in my pain.

This Thanksgiving, a year later, is still sprinkled with a mixture of sadness and thankfulness. Life goes on living, but a piece of my heart is in the ground with her. Still, I will put my hands up the rest of my life, praising the Lord who is our God, thankful that He is good, and that His love breaks through to the other side of eternity.

 

 

 

God wants You. Period. End of story.

I doubt God’s goodness and faithfulness like it’s my job. Like a dog who sees a squirrel, I keep forgetting the salvation that He has called me to through Christ. I keep forgetting His power He has shown in my life and turn to my own power and control. I forget that God doesn’t want my efforts, but that He wants me. He wants you.

We are not alone in the struggle of amnesia. Micah shook the Isrealites trying to get them to stop running after their own tails too.

He told them, “My people, remember…Remember your journey… that you may know the righteous acts of the LORD,” (Micah 6:5 NIV).

Friend. Remember. When you are scared, or lonely, or anxious, or depressed, or grieving, or heartbroken, or just plain broken… REMEMBER. Remember your journey with God.

Remember your journey with God. 

Remember the times He was the only one listening at midnight when you needed peace.

Remember when He pulled you out before and gave you new life and new perspective through His Spirit.

Remember you are already made right and already completely cherished and loved without an ounce of payback required.

Remember that He wants you for YOU not for what you can do — because really, what could we do greater than the cross?

Micah continues to press their hearts asking, “With what shall I come before the LORD and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I offer my first born for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” (Micah 6:6-7NIV)

Our earthly striving selves need to be set free from this desire to pay back God everyday. He doesn’t want our fearful, guilt-ridden ‘have to’, He wants our thankful, heart-pounding, awe-struck ‘want to’.

He doesn’t want our fearful, guilt-ridden ‘have to’, He wants our thankful, heart-pounding, awe-struck ‘want to’.

This struggle is not a new one in the kingdom of God. Thousands of years ago His people were trying to please the Lord with spilling out whatever they had physically, when all God really wanted was their hearts. In their time it was giving of offerings to make things right. In our time it looks a little different.

We do what a ‘good Christian’ should do. We go to church to say we went. We don’t do this or that because we shouldn’t. And we do, do, do because we should. We tally up our good and try to hide our bad. We try to lay all our “shoulds” at His feet when He never asked us to strive. He doesn’t want our “shoulds’ He wants our hearts. So why do we withhold our hearts from Him?

Micah 6:8 “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

He has shown us what is good through Christ on earth. In Colossians 1:15 it says that Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He showed us how to live as sons and daughters of the King because He was one!

The way to walk humbly with our God is found in following Christ.

The way to walk humbly with our God is found in following Christ. Loving like He loved with the strength of the Holy Spirit within us. Forgiving crazy abundantly like He continues to forgive us. Reaching across ethnic, cultural, racial borders like He shattered the border between Jews and Gentiles, seeing the poor and oppressed and weary as equal and worthy and priceless like He saw women, children, and beggars.

Knowing Christ is knowing what God wants of you. He wants you and He wants your heart and He wants your life plan and your control and your time and your everything. Not because you have to, but because you love Him back and you want to do life with Him because life without Him is no life at all.

Sister, I pray that we walk humbly with our God today. That walk will not disappoint.

Silencing past regrets

Everyone has a sinful past. If you are living and breathing I would put money on the fact that you’ve said or done something you regretted. Something you wish you could erase. I know I have. Even though we are forgiven in Christ, sometimes it’s hard to let go of who we were before we started following God.

Recently, I wrote about the Proverbs 31 woman who is a beautiful picture of what a life can look like when God is at the center of every decision and every moment. But there’s another woman who is just as important to recognize.

She’s the Luke 7 woman.

We read her story in Luke 7:36-49. She’s the woman that led a sinful life and is weeping at Jesus’ feet, wiping and kissing his feet because she wants to let go of her sinful past and feel free. Instead of hiding her sin or staying in it, she seeks the Lord and lays her sin and regret right there for Him to take away so she can feel loved and whole again.

Instead of hiding her sin or staying in it, she seeks the Lord and lays her sin and regret right there for Him to take away so she can feel loved and whole again. 

She believes that this Jesus guy who everyone is talking about really is the Messiah, the one capable of wiping away everything and giving an undeserving person like her a new start.

And he does. Just like that at the end of the story, Jesus tells her that her sins have been forgiven.

“Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace,” Luke 7:50 NIV.

I wonder what this woman went on to do with the peace and forgiveness she was granted by the Savior of the world. Maybe people still treated her poorly because of her past, but she was able to walk with new pride anyway knowing that their opinion no longer mattered to her heart. She was right with God and no one could take that.

She was right with God and no one could take that. 

I wonder if she looked around her town for other broken women and told them the good news — that the grace Christ gave her could be theirs too if they believed and loved the Lord.

I wonder if her new excitement for life in Christ naturally prompted her to extended her faith and peace with the strength of the Proverbs 31 woman.

I bet in her new life she detested the sin that once owned her and instead gave every ounce of herself for the work of the Lord because she knew He was good and worth it.

Do you know the Luke 7 woman? If we have trusted Jesus as our Savior, she is us. She is me and you.

I’ve been that woman. The one who doesn’t know why on earth God would think I’m anything worth loving or forgiving, but so thankful He does. I wake up everyday the Luke 7 woman, wanting to be more like God and less like me, hoping in faith that I can start over again with a clean slate and live this life for such an incredible God. I love the fact that it’s possible to start over no matter what we’ve done or left undone if we find forgiveness at its ultimate source — Jesus.

I love the fact that it’s possible to start over no matter what we’ve done or left undone if we find forgiveness at its ultimate source — Jesus. 

I think we have to be the Luke 7 girl before we can be the Proverbs 31 woman. We have to accept God’s crazy love and forgiveness knowing we are imperfect and he is perfection before we can start living out love and forgiveness and peace to others.

Don’t let past sin haunt you anymore. Do business with Jesus today praying and laying the old you at His feet. Let’s trade in our regret for His peace and joy and love today. Let’s live free to be something completely new and lovely in Christ.

 

 

 

 

Faithful hands

My father-in-law’s hands are like none you’ve ever seen. They are calloused and cracking and sometimes wear dirt and oil. Looking at them, you know they could open the most stubborn jar of pickles. His hands tell a story that I hope mine will tell someday.

Paul’s hands have done a bit of everything in life. They have typed out forms at a hometown bank, caught pigs that got out on chilly winter mornings, fixed every electrical problem, hung every picture, and driven combines at harvest.

They are working hands. They don’t like to be idle. They are most happy when quietly serving others and serving the Lord.

Chances are you have heard about “The Wife of Noble Character” in the book of Proverbs. She is much like my father-in-law. Her hands are always going, always serving, always loving– they are faithful hands. But for a long time I didn’t like the woman described in this bit of scripture. I felt like her ways were completely unattainable no matter how hard I would try.

And I was right. Just listen to what this woman is up to all day (and night) in Proverbs 31…

Her hands are working when everyone is sleeping, making every meal for everyone.

“She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. (v.13 NIV)

“She gets up while it is still dark;  she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls.” (v.15)

Her hands do the family finances, keep the books, and make important decisions.

“She considers a field and buys it out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.” (v.16)

“She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.” (v.18)

She works outside the home, but she still gets all her household chores done.

“In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.” (v.19)

 When all the chores, family business, and the farming are done, she heads out to serve the poor.

“She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.” (v. 20)

 

I mean. Come. On. This is the lady we all love to hate. We want to be her, but we don’t even know how to rise to this level of awesomeness.

But here’s the deal. I don’t think an outwardly awesome life was ever her goal. She never set out to be perfect. She set out to live life loving and trusting God with every ounce of her being. She set out to “fear the Lord” and divine faithfulness flowed out of that desire on her heart and through the strength she found in Him.

The last few verses tell us just that.

““Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” 29-30

I’ve learned that she’s not the woman I thought she was. She’s not a people pleaser or a showoff. She didn’t get all her ducks in a row by herself. She is a picture of a faithful life lived in constant reliance, trust, and obedience to God. 

I was wrong about us too. Her way of life IS attainable. The way this woman lives and how she uses her hands all day everyday for the good of others is attainable … WHEN we have a deep abiding relationship with God.

We may do “noble things” on our own. But at some point our sin gets in the way. We need the giver of strength and the perfecter of righteousness to lead us when our pride and selfishness try to take control.

Proverbs 15 and 16 talk about trusting every move of our lives to the Lord…

“The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor,” (Proverbs 15:33 NIV) Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed,” Pro. 16:3 NIV.

Wisdom from God helps us to be humble and serve our people with endless strength and love. As we commit our moments and days to the Lord and His purposes, our lives will succeed in divine ways much like our friend in Proverbs 31.

In Christ, we will be women of noble character. And our hands will do all kinds of great works for His glory.

 

*What sweet things do your faithful hands do to serve the people around you? Do your hands wash dishes? Fold laundry? Drive the carpool? Use a stethoscope? Post a picture of your hands working for Christ on our Facebook page encouraging other women that everything they do is important to the kingdom of God.

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There’s only one way to live a fruitful life

We want more from life. We want more out of ourselves. We want to be better people, to love better, and feel whole. But there’s only one way for God to accomplish His purposes through us. And first we have to figure out what’s missing.

The Holy Spirit.

A lot of us have grown up being taught that there is a Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but we never really take the time to understand who the Holy Spirit is and why He is vital for our existence.

Watch this kick off video called “Holy Spirit Come” about God’s transformative power. And start your journey today toward living life and loving your people in a new and powerful way.

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