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Poised to pray

My heart is poised to pray.  Only three day after the launch of the church, I keenly feel the necessity to pray for good gospel effect. When people hear for the first time the clear preaching of the gospel, there are a variety of reactions.  People can get angry at the clear teaching (often at the teacher) or they may react with humility and repentance either way I want to be in continually prayer for our hearts as a church and the people who visit.

Act 2:42 They devoted themselves to prayer.

A little video of Juliana working on her Spark Book 1.

John 3:14-16

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

          • 6-7 cups flour
          • 3 Tbsp sugar
          • 1 Tbsp salt
          • 2 Tbsp shortening
          • 2 pkgs. yeast
          • 2  1/4 cup  very warm water
          • 1 cup raisins

Mix with beaters: 3 1/2 cups flour, sugar, salt, shortening, yeast, and water.  Then add 1 cup raisins.  Next add rest of flour (until dough is not sticky).  Let rise.  Punch down and knead.  Next cut in half.  Roll out each dough into a rectangle.  With about 1 Tbsp of water brush each rectangle with cold water so that the dough is a little wet.  Use 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon mixed together to sprinkle over each of the wet rectangles of dough.  Roll and place each roll into a greased loaf pan.

Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.  Makes 2 loaves.

Yesterday I was sitting outside listening to little voices and enjoying every moment. The Castle.Sitting at the base of the castle I could hear the interactions of the royal family within. “Excuse me, Your Highness?” said the servant. “Do you want me to paint your whole room pink?” The queen elegantly leans out of the window and in her British accent says, “Why yes! Of, course.” So the servant rubs the giant pink chalk until the castle steps are covered in the queens favorite color.

A Birthday Greeting

Happy Birthday!

With Love from your silly cousins..

Gabi, Sam, Juliana, JJ

Brother, let me be your servant
Let me be as Christ to you
Pray that I may have the grace
To let you be my servant, too

We are pilgrims on a journey
We are brothers on the road
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load

I will hold the Christlight for you
In the night-time of your fear
I will hold my hand out to you
Speak the peace you long to hear

I will weep when you are weeping
When you laugh I’ll laugh with you
I will share your joy and sorrow
Till we’ve seen this journey through

When we sing to God in heaven
We shall find such harmony
Born of all we’ve known together
Of Christ’s love and agony

Brother, let me be your servant
Let me be as Christ to you
Pray that I may have the grace
To let you be my servant, too

The Servant Song (Brother, Let Me Be Your Servant)
Words and Music by Richard Gillard

Great Commission Matthew 28:18-20

18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying,

“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,

baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you;

and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”