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Recently I was reading my P31 Woman magazine (for which I pay $12 a year) and was particularly interested in an article by Shari Braedel about how we, as Christian women, should be dressing to represent the Lord, that its OK to “look good, feel good, and spend time on ourselves.” This is something I’ve been struggling with for sometime now. I’m preparing to turn 26 in three days and I’m having a bit of an identity crisis. I’m the mother of two amazing, strong willed, little girls and I am the wife of a fantastic Christian man…but I have no idea who I am right now. Now don’t get me wrong, I KNOW that I am a chosen woman of God and I KNOW that Jesus is my Savior, but outside of that…I don’t know. I am so tired of wearing T-shirts and blue jeans everyday…but I am not familiar with how to dress any other way. I’m not comfortable in anything else, though I would like to be. I hate low cut shirts and short skirts/shorts and I have been struggling with how to dress age appropriately. It was nice to have some one affirm to me that it is OK for me to dress nicely, not that I need to spend a lot of money to do so…I usually only buy clothes for myself on my birthday and Christmas, when I get gift certificates and even then I use coupons…but that it’s good for me to look nice and look like I’m happy. I’m representing Christ and Christians everywhere. I don’t want people to look at me and see a person who doesn’t care what she looks like, or someone who is unhappy. I want people to look at me and see the love of Christ in me. This article came at just the right time for me…with my birthday coming up, God’s gentle voice helped to guide me to a place where I can be content. If you would like to learn more about this magazine click here. To view the Proverbs31 website click here. Amanda

“Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”

1 Chronicles 16:8

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”

Psalm 1:1-2

Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.”

Psalm 119:143

To give! As we’re all focusing on what to get our loved ones for Christmas, families all over the world are focusing on how they will eat tomorrow or how they will get clean water for their family. You know, as a mom, my children are my first priority. I am also struck by the need to help another mother provide for her families basic needs. Worldvison.com is a wonderful website that allows YOU as a family or individual provide much needed help for a family or child in need. You can provide an alpaca or a share of an alapaca for an Peruvian or Ecuadorian family or you could help to build a well for many impoverished communities. What a great gift to give! When you purchase a gift through The Hunger Site store, every item you purchase sends at least 25 cups of food to the hungry! This site offers beautiful jewelry, clothing, pottery, and many other gifts.

Do you know someone how has everything? Like your father in law? or that aunt who seems to have too much of everything? Why not provide $325 worth of necessities to an impoverished child in New York City in their name? I hope that this year we are able to touch someone’s life in a positive manner rather than only padding the pockets of credit card companies.

While you’re at it take a few minutes and scan these websites for other great gifts that go along way to helping others.

Worldvision.com

The Hunger Site –With this site, Starting on November 12, 2007, and for a limited time, every completed Hunger Site order will provide eight meals through America’s Second Harvest — at no additional cost to you!

Edited to add: For a limited time only The Hunger Site will feed a family of four with every order placed in The Hunger Site store through the work of America’s Second Harvest-The Nation’s Food Bank Network. Offer Good until Monday, November 19, 2007.

SaveDarfur.org

The Hunger Site Just one click here and you can donate 1 cup of food.

God has recently been speaking to my heart about missions. I have always felt a strong draw to missions, but recently God has been pushing me to take a more active role in my community. The first step God pressed on my heart was to start our Adult Missions Group back up in church. We had a interested parties meeting yesterday right after church…I had about 8 people interested! I thought that was GREAT! I have asked that they go home and spend the next week or so praying about their role in the group and what God is telling them this group should be focusing on. My top priority is glorifying God in all we do and I want us to work together as a single unit.

I’ll be honest, I’m scared to death. When I asked the last leader of the group for any suggestions all she said was “Its hard.” So thats a little nerve shaking. I want to make my God smile…I want to make His name glorified! I want to expand His kingdom beyond all human imagination! Glory to the God on Highest! There are a lot of wonderful Christ-filled people interesting in being a part of the group.

Please be in prayer with me as I pray for direction. I know God has called me to this and I only have to trust Him and He will lead us. Any positive ideas for how our group can impact our community would be great! I was thinking about visiting the elderly in the nursing homes and volunteering at homeless shelters…My God is driving and pulling me to impact our community positively! Our time is short! We should feel a pull for not only our personal lost but those we don’t know…because God tells us we are ALL His children. Join with me in impacting our community! everyday.

Father God,

Thank you for the opportunity to serve Your people and Your name! Father, truly You are the Most High God! I praise Your might and grace! Lord, please be with me in the time to come as I strive to bring new glory to Your name! Direct me O’ God in the paths you want this group to take! Show me the path to follow…Be clear with me God! I am an ignorant and sinful creature. Forgive my shortcomings and us me for Your Will! Thank You again Father for this wonderful opportunity!

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen

“Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. “

1 Thessalonians 5:6


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