Archives for 2012

Dec 24

Merry Christmas!

From our family to you~

Merry Christmas!  Thank you for being a blessing to me. I pray that you experience the love of Jesus like never before this Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Taylors

 

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” ~ Luke 2

Peace & Love~

Melissa
Dec 20

Greater Hop: Week Four

We know Christmas is literally around the corner. So if you don’t get around to these blog hop topics right away, don’t worry!! This particular Blog Hop will be open until January 10th!

First time hopping?, click HERE for a short tutorial.

This week’s suggested topics…

1.  For the Good. What are your thoughts on this week’s reflection verse?

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. ~ Romans 8:28 NIV84

2.  Wasted Faith. Talk about a challenging chapter!! Have you ever felt that your faith was wasted? Do you still feel that way or has God revealed the “good”? Share with us.

3.  Trust Fund Baby! Share your most memorable blessing from God. Was it unexpected?

Just for fun!

1.  Christmas. The sky is the limit with this one. You can share your funniest, most inspirational, unique, or whatever Christmas! Have a recipe to share? How about some decorating ideas? As long as it has something to do with Christmas, it’s fair game!



Our next blog hop will be when we return from our break!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Melissa
Dec 19

Greater, Week 4

Hey Great Greater Group!  Hopefully the past few days have given you the opportunity to catch up if you were behind.  This week, our assignment is small in time commitment, but big on content. We are dissecting the topic of Wasted Faith.

A Very Short Assignment

This week, your only OBS assignment is to read Chapter 7, Wasted Faith.  In this chapter we learn that “the journey toward greater things is marked with setbacks and real suffering. But God has never wasted an ounce of your faith.”

This chapter was good for me. All the negatives that Pastor Steven addresses, I secretly thought of too.  And felt a little guilty for thinking them. This chapter was excellent for me to remember that God sees it all and helps me keep my faith but also keep it real.

Reflection Verse

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.     ~ Romans 8:28 NIV84

The Message puts it this way:

That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

 

Hang on dear friends. God has greater for us.

We keep focused on our part:  obedience.

And we trust Him with His part:  the results.

And we believe: that it is worked into something good by God.

Blog Hop

If you are participating in this week’s blog hop, here are your topics this week:

~ For the Good. What are your thoughts on this week’s reflection verse?
~ Wasted Faith. Have you ever felt that your faith was wasted? Do you still feel that way or has God revealed the “good”?
~ Trust Fund Baby! Share your most memorable blessing from God. Was it unexpected?
~ Christmas. The sky is the limit! You can share your funniest, most inspirational, unique, or whatever Christmas!

Post your blog on Thursday!  I love reading your blogs!

Social Media

For Twitter and Facebook~ please share these Greater tweets and updates with your friends and followers.

“The journey toward greater things is marked w setbacks & suffering. God has never wasted an ounce of your faith”~Greater, @MTBibleStudies

“We must surrender our plans to God. Many times He has a different & greater plan for us”#GreaterBook @MTBibleStudies @stevenfurtick

Pinterest

Here are the pins through Chapter 6:

Memory Verse:  http://pinterest.com/pin/221520875393249143/

This picture came from my friend Karen’s trip to Israel:  Tabgha where Jesus fed the 5,000
Chapter 5:  http://pinterest.com/pin/221520875393249161/
This picture came from my friend Dawn Whitmore (She Speaks friend) who went out one day to specifically get a picture of a ditch for me for this pin!!!

Chapter 6:  http://pinterest.com/pin/221520875393249170/

 

Hope you all are having a great week!  If you didn’t comment yesterday to be included for a give away, it’s not too late. We pick 4 winners on Friday!   Prizes were generously donated by girlfriend get away expert, Mary R. Snyder!

 

Melissa