Click SMC Intro (under Labels) to learn about the Scripture Memory Challenge - and then look for posts on 1st and 15th of each month!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SMC - October 1st (a little early!)

Hey y'all!
well...we all know that God controls all plans...hehe! The rain has delayed school tomorrow which means I do not get to go in to work at all! So I can stay up a little later and get ready for my trip (that I hope the plane can take off for tomorrow in the wet weather!!!)

This time I am sticking with the combined Psalm 23! All of it! I am very close...but struggling a bit with verse 5.

Psalm 23 (NIV)
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
3 He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me,your rod and your staff they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Sleep well ladies......
If I have Internet service I will try and post a picture or two of one of God's wonders!

In Him,
Kristy =)

Two things...maybe three

1 - It happened again....what does the second option say??? Is it too much for a girl to ask for a Cherry Coke Zero? I finally sent a formal complaint. I didn't want to...but I was has been 9 days since the machine man put regular Coke in the spot of the precious Cherry Coke Zero. So I sent this picture along with a request that if Cherry Coke Zero was no longer available to please change the label. And the guy came around and said the Cherry Coke Zero was back and he was so sorry it had happened. So at lunch...I put in my money...and out came a regular Coke Zero...SERIOUSLY???? So I melted down...and supposedly it is corrected now...but I am not even going to risk it! I will be bringing my own and saving the $1.25 from now on!

2 - I am LOVING the No Other Gods Bible Study. Our first real session was last Sunday night and I thought the conversation was incredible and Spirit led. The homework last night was like a fresh revelation...I can't wait until tonight!

3 - I am also reading a new book. It is called "Deacon Wives" catchy, huh? It really should be called "WOMEN" because EVERY WOMAN needs to read it!!! It has been so convicting that I blubbered through Ch 1 with toes in seat to protect them from the army boot that was grinding them into the carpet. Finally I painted my toe nails to hide the bruises...haha Seriously, it is so funny how when you think you get it and start feeling a little spiritual "over-confidence"...Jesus gets out the 2x4 and tells you that no one ever truly gets it and that you certainly have a long way to go!!! So you call to Him and he tells you great and unsearchable things...Jer 33:3- memory verse a few weeks ago ;).

But alas I was rewarded last night for past obedience with this..."the best advice you will read in this book: read the entire Bible through completely every year". AMEN SISTER! Honestly y'all, that is the second most life changing thing in my spiritual life (first being scripture memorization). It was so overwhelming the first year...but now I am almost done with year 3 and it is second nature like washing my hair! If you have never read cover to cover...I have a reading guide that makes it simple...15 minutes a night...SEND ME A NOTE and I will provide you the spreadsheet I created. You can start NOW!!!!!

4 - I am going out of town Thursday so I will post the SMC be thinking of your verses! But understand that there could be a delay in your postings...not sure if I will have access to wireless. I can't count...but I love you gals!!!!
Kristy =)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

No excuses...and cookies

If you missed tonight's message, you missed a good one...and your toes are probably still in tact (which is more that I can say! ha). Pastor Billie spoke on one of my favorite passages. Exodus 3 and 4. It's the burning bush event and then the myriad of excuses that followed. I think it's one of my favorites because my name should be Kristy Moses Gardner! I laugh now at all the excuses I gave God in the past for all grades of things. And how whether I realized it then or not at the time...I ended up doing the thing He wanted me to in the end...AFTER the punishment for disobedience. I could have saved so much discipline if I would have just done the thing to begin with! And the stinger Pastor Billie sank was the "good" excuse...I'll pray about it. ouch! How many times do we use that one when the answer might as well have been NO because we are going to pray that they find someone else before they ask us again! So then after service...Ellen Hardison picked on me...if you missed it...we need folks to bake cookies for our "Cookies for Community Helpers" event. The cookies are due next Sunday and I was handing out the bags RIGHT AFTER Billie laid excuses sermon out! hahaha So we only have a few bags left! If you did not pick one up...SEE ME WEDNESDAY NIGHT....hint hint
In Him,
Kristy =)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

SAVE THE DATE - Friday OCT 29th!

*** I am so excited about this opportunity to support villages in need! This is a great way to involve yourself in international missions! We are going to invite all our area churches to this event! Look in the lobby soon for a sneak peek at some of the samples of items! ***

Out of this World…and into your neighborhood.

Shopping combined with hope!

Join us where compassion meets art.

WMBC WMU is hosting a Worldcrafts Party and we would love for you to come and bring a friend.

You will discover the ancient traditions of talented WorldCrafts artisans around the globe, and learn about the exciting growth they experience even in the midst of the poverty around them. There will be samples on display. Lots of great Christmas ideas and teacher presents at reasonable prices! By shopping with Worldcrafts you can touch lives all around the world…come learn how!

Time: 6pm – 8pm
Date: Friday, October 29
Place: Wilson’s Mills Baptist Fellowship Hall
(Come to the doors at the very back!)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

the small things in life...and sorry this has NOTHING to do with Women's Ministry but I thought someone might giggle

What started as a miserable turning out to be wonderful. I had kid and dog duty this morning which I apparently did not allow enough time to prepare for...with a sinus infection trying to attack but I am standing strong...and the last straw of a crazy morning was when the ever so mean Coke man put REGULAR COKE ZERO in the hole that is clearly labeled for CHERRY COKE ZERO. I am a Pepsi girl except for Cherry Coke Zero. I have one every single morning...and today the stupid shut up machine spit out a regular one.

So for spite...I drank a full octane REGULAR MT DEW. There you go Coke man...take that!

Then this afternoon...I saw the most glorious site...finally back in the machine... is...Mrs Freshley's cupcakes!!!!! And note I am drinking it with a Diet drink...does that lower the calories you think????

So I guess that sums up that my weight loss is stalling a bit...maybe tomorrow I can make better choices...

In Him,

Kristy =)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Ramblings

Today is a Psalm 118:24 kind of day! Don't ask just

I am so excited about Discipleship Training (aka Bible Study) starting back! If you did not make it last can start now. Mine is not dvd driven so you would just need to get a book from church and do the homework for week 1 before we meet again next Sunday night. It is going to be awesome! Contact me if you want to join us!!!!

The 5K registrations are finally coming in! I was beginning to think there would just be a handful of us walkers/joggers...but now we are up to like 35 or so! And we are multi-denominational! There are some Methodist, Holy Pentecostal, and Baptist! I ordered the first set of t shirts...I can't wait to see them. Christi Boothe did an excellent job designing them. I wish I was talented like that! If you are not registered yet...please do so asap! I need to see if we are going to be able to qualify for the next t shirt qty break!

Have a Jesus-filled Day!
In Him,
Kristy =)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

SMC - Sep 15th

OK...this one may take me two times but I am going to give it a go...the rest of Ps 23!

Ps 23:4-6 (NIV)
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Let's hear yours!!! =)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Friday!

We made it!!!! Tell me...why are short weeks so much longer than normal weeks? It amazes me. I really have nothing to say. Just wanted to tell you Happy Friday!

Oh and I did want to remind you that Discipleship Training classes are starting very soon (most start next Sunday, 19th). If you have not registered, you need to do so ASAP! If you cannot come to class (because you are passionate about shepherding the little children of the church - and we appraciate you more than you will ever know!!!) but would like to have the homework and an accountability monitor...pick mine =) There are no dvd instructional videos. It is purely discussion and homework driven. I can make it work for you. The important thing with Discipleship Training is to consistently get you in the Word! So alone or in a will work!

Other reminders are....THE 5K!!! If you are not registered...please go ahead! A lot of you keep telling me you are excited and ready...BUT we need to figure out what size t shirts we need to order so we need folks to go ahead and register! The link for on-line registration is on the blog main page at the top.

This morning felt so much like fall! I bet Caleb had teeth chattering...that boy is so cold natured...he could not have come from my thick blood! He wears sweatshirts and fleece coats year round. The PES teachers think we are the Adams Family I believe. Anyway, I love fall. Last few years we seemed to skip it into winter...I felt like Fall was getting cheated. Maybe this year God will let it linger. I went from not one thing to say to quite a bit of rambling...have a great day in Him!

Love ya!
Kristy =)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It is TIME for a Women's Ministry Blog Weight Loss Challenge! (say that 5 times fast) here is the deal. I either have a closet that shrinks my clothes or I am growing wider at an enormous rate of speed. If it is the latter (which I am still checking and holding hope into the closet issue)...I am in desperate need of someone to hold me accountable for what I eat. I have tried Weight Watchers on-line...and finally decided that paying the $17 a month for 7 months to GAIN 14 pounds was just plain stupid. Apparently, It only works for disciplined people...which I am NOT! Travis on the other hand decided a few weeks ago to "cut back" and has drawn his belt up TWO HOLES....yes I said two makes me want to smack him. Meanwhile...I am about to give up the dream and buy elastic pants and a gallon of mint chocolate chip.

Or I could believe the promise in Phil 4:13 and get you all to pray me to victory...and ask me everyday how many points I have consumed and whether I did my running the night before. But then honestly it would be no fun if only I was trying to become healthy and not buy a bigger wardrobe. So after today reaching the weight at my 2nd child's birth...I am issuing a challenge to both of you blog readers to join me in the quest for better health...let's lose some weight and feel great! haha

Here's the deal...log in (anonymous if you want) with your goal of either total pounds or total % of weight to lose by 11/24 (day before Thanksgiving). Track it however you want. I am going to weigh on Wednesdays. If you reach your goal...I will buy you Cold Stone's ice cream one night in December!!! Yes, I know I am retarded to reward my weight loss with ice cream...but I love it....and I don't buy it often so it will be a treat! If you think of a better prize...I am game as long as it costs me less than $10 per person...I am not made of money despite what Peyton and Caleb would tell you.

And if no one wants to join me...then you still have to ask me every time you see me..."Kristy dear, how many points have you eaten today?" And every time you eat a bite...pray for me to have strength...cause on my own I have ZERO will power...just ask my man! Also, I will gladly take helps and hints =)

Happy Wednesday! Go to church and get refueled tonight! If your church does not have Wed night service...come to ours...just get it somewhere! It is the 2nd most important day of the week! I could not survive without it!

In Him,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SMC - Sep 1st

OK...y'all are going to think I have lost my seriously you are...haha

I am going to learn Psalm 23. The whole thing. You see, I miss my Granny Capps tremendously these days and it was her favorite. And when she was in the hospital we read it to her a lot. And then when Ms Shelby was so sick she wanted folks to recite it with her. So I think it is important enough to learn the whole two pieces. I'll do 1-3 this time and 4-6 next time.

Ps 23:1-3 (NIV)
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Let's hear your verses...and invite a friend to join us!

See ya!
Kristy =)