Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. (Psalm 62:8, ESV)
Pray for communities that were hit and the families of those who were lost. Pray for protection for the rescue workers. Pray for peace and wholeness. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. (Hebrews 13:16, ESV) Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:4, ESV) Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2, ESV) Pray for Arkansas.
The following is a conversation I seem to have on a regular basis. It happens at least every three months. Sometimes more frequently.
Me: Can you run my card as credit, please? Cashier: Yes. Can I see your ID? Me: (hands cashier my ID) Cashier: Your last name is Pentecost? Me: Yes. (thinking "We're going to do this again?") Cashier: Are you Pentecostal? (Laughs like they are the most clever person in the world) Me: Haha (Was that fake laugh convincing enough) Don't get me wrong. I love my last name. I want to hold onto it as long as I can.
Seriously, though, if you ever run into someone with the last name Pentecost, don't ask them if they're Pentecostal. Chances are you are not the first person to have attempted that joke, and you are definitely not the first person to ever come up with it.
What does that have to do with anything?
Over the past few days, I've seen several people challenging each other to post their favorite verse on Facebook. I thought it was an in…
This week has been rough with finishing up my final class for the semester and starting the packing process. I haven't had time to sit down and write a pattern. I decided to feature one of my favorite free ones instead. I am absolutely obsessed with the chevron trend. I love anything and everything that features the print. I also love making baby blankets. I had a hard time finding a pattern or figuring out how to fill in the triangles to have a straight-edge. Then, I came across this pattern on Eat, Knit, & DIY. It is really easy to make and so easy to customize. Here we go! Chevron Baby Blanket With A Straight Edge
I've got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart. I've got that joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart. Where? Down in my heart to stay. If you are like me, you probably cannot even count the number of times that you sang this song. It's starts back in preschool, or maybe nursery, and continues on into children's church. Maybe your mom or grandma sang it to you.
The thing about children's songs is that they have a way of creeping into your brain and staying there for days. This is a catchy one. I'll probably be singing it well into the end of the week.
Not only are almost all children's songs catchy, but they also normally are trying to teach a simple lesson. Sometimes about how important it is to eat your veggies or maybe even to get a toddler to whine about getting a certain new toy. This one, however, is simply about the joy of the Lord.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the…