Friday, July 23, 2010

Not retired! Re-fired!!

Today was a turning point in my life. Sitting on my friend's back porch sipping coffee with another dear friend opened my eyes (once again) to the power God placed in women and the love He wants to pour out through us to each other.  We had opened our souls to each other and shared deep things.  We were comfortable in each others presence and sensed a connection that comes from the love of the Lord and the willingness to be vulnerable.  We moved our coffee clache  into town to meet three other beautiful women at Larry's Mexican restaurant, the place to meet in Richmond, TX!!  As we met for one short hour over chalupas and tacos,  God knitted our hearts together in a powerful way. Friends of 45 years and friends of 45 minutes became friends for life!

So what was the turning point?  I realized that the ministry God had called me to years ago was found in these relationships.  As Frances and I drove home to San Antonio, we both knew we were supposed to have retreats for women, helping them though the loss that comes to us in life. The collective wisdom that is in each of these lovely ladies is needed for the next generation!  Look out world! Here we come!!

Be watching for information on our first retreat! It will be somewhere in Texas, sometime in the Spring! 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Singing to You!

I woke up this morning singing, "The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love!" It was just ringing in my heart! God is not mad..he is desperate for us! Can't you hear Jesus' heart as He wept over Jerusalem? He longs for us!  Jesus said, "If you have seen Me you have seen the Father."  He is calling us to tell everyone!  Jesus is coming, wake up, wake up!  He loves you with an eternal love. It is the forces of the evil one that want to kill steal and destroy! Don't attribute evil to God! He is love and mercy and kindness and peace and joy and gentleness and goodness and faithfulness and self-control.  Don't be deceived by voices that would bring fear into your hearts! If you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gift to those who love Him!! Worship the Lord! You will find Him there!

Love and Blessings to all who pass by! Anna Marie

Monday, July 12, 2010

From Here to There!

From There to here, from here to There,
God's healing power is everywhere.
He gave His law to help us know
The depths of brokenness we show.
We couldn't keep it, no not one;
So Abba sent His only Son.
He came.  He lived.  He kept the law.
He washed my feet.  My heart is raw
With love and passion for this Man,
Who came to show me who I am;
A broken vessel at His feet, but
Through His love I'm made complete.
So I can go from here to There,
Because Lord Jesus takes me where
I learn the way that I must show
The love of God to those below,
And I must go from There to here
And tell them that God's love is near!

By Anna Marie Sheffield