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Listening to My Life

January21

I’m listening to my Newsboys playlist on my iPod as I work. I’ve been hearing songs that have walked with me for many years, helping me through good and bad times.

As songs play, I remember high school, college, and most recently Mom’s death…all through the lens of my faith. It’s a walk down a road of growth and struggles, falling and getting back up, failures and victories.

But most of all, listening to these songs reminds me that it’s my faith that has given me strength to stand back up and smile.

WooHoo just came on…I think it’s time to go back to work. WooHoo!

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Good Reminder

January13

People will never forget how you made them feel.

They might not remember your name or what you do for a living, but they will remember this.

Are You Short-Changing Your Heart?

November17

A few years ago, Brett and I were meeting potential renters. A middle-aged lady and man came to see the house, and they said they’d been together for a few months. She was selling her house, and they were looking into renting this house together. From what she said, it seemed like the house was big enough. It didn’t make sense to Brett.

After they left, he said to me, “Why would she sell her house and move into a rental? I don’t get it.”

It was clear to me. She owned her house. She didn’t really trust her new lover yet. So instead of risking her assets (her money), she would rather leave her home and go to a house with a short commitment. That way if it didn’t work out, her money was still in her bank account.

I explained what I saw to Brett. We both thought the same thing: she valued her money more than her heart.

I see this all the time: people will get into a serious relationship (making their heart vulnerable), but they’ll carefully protect their bank account, details in their salary, and even their cars. But not their heart.

The funny thing is that we can replace our money by just working harder, but our heart doesn’t “fix” so easily. Believe me… my heart still hurts from my mom passing away, but any money I might have lost in life doesn’t even register in my memory.

Give up hatred. Return good for evil.

November16

A tough word… but so necessary to learn.

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Humidifying the night away!

November15

Brett and I are chilling and humidifying on this chilly night.

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What do you think about the new look of PlanetSonia.com?

November14

Brett is teaching me how to get all geeky, so I decided to try this new look that I found for PlanetSonia.com. What do you think? I think it is pretty cool, except the background is a bit loud.

11/8/08 SLFC Sunday 3rd service Rick Huffton: Porcupine Love

November12

I loved this sermon… so much practical advice to digest!

11/8/08 SLFC Sunday 3rd service Rick Huffton
Chelsea Perry intro
When was the last time you were uncomfortable?
Go to the Word, pray, and deal with issues.

What can I do for the kingdom?
We’ve got assignments.

Daily things you can to do
Carry your own weight spiritually
We’ve got to grow and expand.

God is calling us to do radical things and we all must be on board.

God is more than enough to meet every need.

Pastor Rick
SLFC supported them while they got started

Eph 4:1-3, 31-32
Live a life worthy of the calling, unity of the spirit, get rid of
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11/6/08 SLFC Friday Night: Dick Mills Special speaker

November11

11/6/08 SLFC Dick Mills
Judah’s poem: In the beginning God

2 Cor 8:9
2 Cor 9:8 god is able to make all grace abound towards us

Phil 4:19 God will meet all my needs

God Makes us inclined to give

2 Cor 9:6,7 cheerful giver
Make all grace abound toward you
9:11
Take every thought captive

Ever present help in time of need Read the rest of this entry »

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11/2/08 Pastor Jeff SLFC Sunday 3rd service: Walk in a Manner Worthy of the Calling

November3

11/2/08 Pastor Jeff SLFC Sunday 3rd service

Eph 4:1 “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling.”

1 Thess 2:12 for you recall our labor and hardship… So you would
walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you
God’s called us to walk The walk

Eph 5:2 the love walk

Be imitators of God as beloved children

His dad was a water skier, because of leg missing because cancer, dad
limped, so they limped (imitating)

Come to me all who are weary … Learn from me, learning how to please
God

Faith works through love,
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10/31/08 Pastor Jeff SLFC Fri Night: 6 Things to Remember

October31

10/31/08 Pastor Jeff Fri night
“6 things to remember”

We need to be stirred up by way of reminder

1 Cor 11:24 do this in remembrance of me, remember how good Jesus is,
that he died for us

Key concept: be on guard from spiritual amnesia

Wicked – blurred the lines of good and evil
Must be careful that things don’t get blurry

Eccles. 12:1
Remember also your creator in the days of your youth
Ecclesiastes is search for meaning of life
Conclusion: remember your creator
Dissatisfaction of vain pursuits Read the rest of this entry »

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