Saturday, June 29, 2013

When It's Time To Change

Dear Friends,
     Wow, this blog has been an amazing journey for me. Being able to help girls in their ministry has been a wonderful blessing.
     Yet I feel like God has been leading me to move on to others things. To enjoy the journey He has me on right now, not focus on the previous one. So I won't be posting regularly here. You might see some book reviews, but mostly I'm not going to be around.
     My prayer is that you have been encouraged to start doing ministry at home and that it will continue to grow and flourish. Continue it what you have begun.
    Pleasant journey, Rose

Friday, June 28, 2013

Next Generation Leader: Audiobook Review

By Rose H.

Narrator thoughts – I can’t say much either way. He had a good voice and it was easy to understand him, but it didn’t seem like he very passionate about this topic. Overall it was fairly good and he delivered the book well.

Book thoughts – I liked many of his thoughts on leadership. His thoughts on honing in on your strengths and making sure you live out your priorities were encouraging. Today it’s so easy to get sidetracked. So easy to crave power and fame and lose what is most valuable to you in the process. Yet we aren’t super human. We can only do so much. Focusing in on your strengths and letting others take care of the rest is incredibly liberating.

On the other hand because of the spiritual journey God has taken me on, I don’t think that the church system is the primary place where God works. I’m not saying that all of us are called to leave the church, but not all of us fit into that system anymore. For me I feel God is leading me into some leadership positions that extend beyond the church system. Sometimes it seemed like that’s the only leadership position he thought a Christian could have.

So while overall I felt the book was fairly good and I was able to glean some encouragement. I would recommend this book to anyone who is going into ministry or church leadership. It will help get you started on the right track. 

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20 Bits of Encouragement For Ministry #4

1.       Always make time for family and friends.

2.       Take a deep breath and let it out slowly.

3.       Know that God works all things (yes even that situation that seems impossible) for your good.

4.       Give yourself permission to be imperfect.

5.       Know when to say, “It’s finished”.

Friday, June 21, 2013

20 Bits of Encouragement For Ministry #3

1.       Ask for help when needed.

2.       Pray and seek God when new opportunities arise.

3.       Just because it’s a need, it doesn’t make it your ministry.

4.       Plan “white space” in often.

5.       Cut someone some extra slack today. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

20 Bits of Encouragement For Ministry #2

1.       Give freely.

2.       Love generously.

3.       Seize the moment.

4.       Never overload yourself.

5.       Say thank you a lot. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

20 Bits of Encouragement For Ministry #1

This month I’m going to be giving you 20 pieces of advice that I’ve found over my years of ministry. My hope is that these little snippets will encourage you in your endeavors.

1.       Always remember the reasons behind your actions.

2.      Pray (all the time). Even if you don’t see the effects, know that God hears and will act.

3.       Enjoy the process. Life is a journey, enjoy it.

4.       Put people first, even if it means all your work doesn’t get done.

5.       Stick with a project. It may not seem glamorous at times, but you make more of an impact than you think. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

June Ministry Of The Month

June came way too soon for me. My schedule is full. One thing is that I have noticed is when you make yourself available to God, He takes you up on the offer. Even though my life is busy, I can honestly say that I am living out my passions. I"m following the dreams that God placed in my heart.

As far as the month goes, I'm going to be making a blanket for Project Linus. This ministry has always had a special place in my heart since they were the first ministry I gave things to.

God bless and keep you all.