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Shout Outs

No apologies for having my head much more into the Bible than blogs lately, but I'm finally putting Haggai aside for a moment and catching up on some blog reading. Some of my friends have awesome posts right now...

Tara just posted, "Drawing the Line" that I completely relate to. Most of you in ministry will probably understand this all too well, so please if you pastor a church do yourself a favor and click the link. It will let you know you're not alone.

Lisa's got a great post, "So you really wanna be used of God?". Do yourself a favor and click there too. Great reminders of exactly what we got into when we said yes to this thing called ministry...

LaDonna's got a very encouraging post with, "Part the Waters Lord." Go there to be reminded of what you need to go through victorious...

Cassandra's got a terrific post that let's me know when it comes to the "I'll be the perfect Mom this year" new school year resolution (that always gets broken a few weeks into the school year if not sooner), I'm not alone. Thanks Cassandra. You bless me more than you know.

And last but not least, if you want to know 100 interesting things about the always interesting Laurie, just click here.


LAURIE said…
Glad to see that you have been catching up and thanks for letting us know about those great posts, I had not read all of them. And never feel like you have to apologize for spending time in Bible study...I find the more I spend with God whether thru prayer or study - the more ideas of future posts He gives me. God bless and hope things are on the uphill for you. -love, Laurie
Unknown said…
A shout out for you...I went to McDonalds the other day and they have cherry pies here in Maryland! The baby and I had one for you and said a prayer for you too.

So maybe your letter to McDonalds is starting to make an impact!

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