Tuesday, February 28, 2012

March, really???

I can't believe it is already MARCH!!
Where did the winter go??? I am a little disappointed that I didn't get to play in very much snow, but I do love what spring symbolizes!! Spring is a time for growth! It's a time for us to enjoy the warmer temperatures and get out in the sunshine!
Spring is also a reminder about the upcoming Easter holiday! I love Easter and what it means to me as a Christian...but we'll get more into that next month.
This month, I want us to focus on what our "growth" should be in.
Last month, we issued a challenge. We know some of you did it, we know some of you tried to do it. The whole idea behind that was to show Jesus in you no matter what! We, as Christians, should be doing this all the time!!
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
We should be living our lives with Christ living in us, in our actions, in our words, in our thoughts, in our hearts!!
Therefore, I think that we should CONTINUE in our challenge from last month...but lets do it better! This month, we want you to find a buddy to hold you accountable. And just as we did last month, we don't want you to tell what you did that showed Jesus living in you, but just tell us or your buddy every day that you completed the challenge. Buddies, it is your job to call out your friend when they don't tell you they finished for the day!!
At the end of the month, let's see if we "grew" in our Christian example!
Come on, ladies!! It's time to break away from routine and comfort! Living as Christ is not comfortable. Let's get out of our comfort zone!! Pray and ask God to show you ways to be an example to others each day. This could mean buying coffee for a stranger, taking out your neighbor's trash, cooking a meal for someone on your heart. The list is endless!
Think SPRING and growth! Let's grow in our love for one another!!
Who's with us??

1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

Shirt orders are due by Thursday! $20 for the burn out white long sleeve with Z for C on it!! Super Cute!!
Hip Scarf orders are due by Monday to Maria! They are $6.
For both orders, money is due at the time of order!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy February!

Good morning, ladies! Happy February!!
Just a reminder that we are doing the burn out shirt orders again. They are $20 and you can fill out a purchase slip(we have these) with your name, email and size when you pay for the shirt. We will be collecting orders for the next 2 weeks.
Also, we are participating in the Zumbathon at the UAW on February 25th from 10:30 -12:30. Cost is $10 and is is 2 hours of fun! We'd love to see you there!

So I was thinking and praying about what to talk to y'all about this month. When I think of February, I always think of love. Then I started to think "How am I to love as a Christian?"
We think that loving someone is easy, but it's not. I am called, as a Christian, to love my neighbor as myself. I'm called to love my enemies. I'm called to love at all times.
Well, let me tell you that I am not good at loving like this! This is very difficult. I have been convicted many times on the way I love and therefore I am issuing this challenge! This month, I am going to love like crazy!! I AM going to love my neighbor as my self! I AM going to love my enemies! I AM going to love at all times! It is not going to be easy, that's why it is a challenge! I'm going to make an effort to be more conscious of how I treat people and the way that I think! The way that I act should reflect my Savior living in me!
So, who's with me? Let's be radical in our love for others this month. Let's go out of our way to show love to others even when it means that we will not be gaining anything! Let's sacrifice for others the way that Christ sacrificed for us!
I want you to post on our FB page or comment on here ways that you fulfilled this challenge daily. Remember this is a daily challenge. Each day this month!! Report back to us, not what you did, but that you "completed today's challenge." Again, we don't want to know what you did...just that you "completed today's challenge."
Let's show love this month!!
1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails .