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10/12/11 6:46 P

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sounds real positive Lily~

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10/12/11 12:30 P

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Lily, it sounds like you are handling things beautifully! I'm sure He will open up the right path to you. Sending prayers for you!

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10/12/11 7:56 A

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Thanks Everyone for your encouraging words and sharing! I would love to do an online bible study.. I would love to lead one... I admidt that is the one thing i miss.... ministering and sharing the Word with women!!

I do think there are many others in the same position and yes... definitely a sign! Truthfully, it does help to know others are taking the same stand as we are even though it means leaving a long time friend....

I have been seeing His Hand move and it is exciting.. One other thing i have noticed is there are some people who now that they see we have left the church are more willing for us to talk about our faith. They don't mind me saying things like i know God heard our prayers.. I believe HE had a Hand in that outcome....quite amazing really!!!

I just got back from a very long vacation in VT(which was not really like a vacation, this time, LOLOL)
\I need to get back on my focus of my health and habits!! Well, off to school today.. where I AM going to take time out of my breaks and exercise... i will let you know!
Have a blessed day!

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10/11/11 5:55 P

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I know of three families looking for new churches for various reasons, but ultimately boils down to the teaching the true word of God. These families have been members of their current churches for many years, one close to 20. She too lives in a very rural area. She's talking about getting an online study going with women.
I think this says a lot about the times and that the elders in the churches aren't doing their "jobs."


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10/7/11 12:38 A

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Lily, we're experiencing some similar things with church. Our area is so rural that there just aren't a lot of choices. I just wanted you to know that you aren't alone. I will be praying for you.

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Sometimes knowing that it is His timing helps keep us patient! Praying that he would fill in the hole in the meantime, and bring you to your next 'home' in his time. Could you two do a Bible study together? This could be a time to minister to some couples one on one, maybe? A friend is discovering that now that her last son is done hsing, she has been the one there with another friend who just lost her husband. How He will use us and open up the next door is a good prayer item that He will answer!

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10/2/11 9:09 A

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Lily,

I'm sure it helped sharing everything. I always feel better when I write out my feelings and goingson. I can't imagine how hard that would be. However, I know that God will give you the peace and strength to carry it through. He will also lead you to another church where you can grow and your spirit soar. I'll be praying for you, so please keep us posted. His timing is TRULY perfect. Wait upon the Lord...He will do great things for you. Have a blessed Sunday...with His peace and blessings.

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10/2/11 8:32 A

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( I posted this on another board , kinda got carried away and then realized .. hey this is a Christian hopefully praying and ministering group so i am letting myself be open)

Well, so far a very nice weekend! We had my bil and sil over Friday night. We had fun, played some cards and the guys won big time! ( ah well, gotta let them win sometimes.. LOLOL ) Saturday was a nice day.. Chores around the house then we went with our dd to visit my mil and then went to dinner. A new place, I was very proud of myself for not over eating and actually brought much of my dinner home to my son who still is home! I don't think i will go there again, very loud, noisy,pricey and the food was just ok... Sometimes you can overdo it with the spices.. LOL But we had a very nice evening! They grow way too fast!



Sunday today... we are feeling displaced. We left our church of over ten years( thought they were family, funny you find out whether you have friends there when you leave) We know it was the right thing to do... BUT we just cannot seem to find a church .... Our lives so filled( really too filled) with the old church... suddenly we find a need to redefine our lives. Specially with the kids grown, working ,college, married and moved away... LOLOLOL I am sure some of you get the picture... LOL
I know God is in charge and we are trying to just press in and listen and hear... At times it would be nice to know what he wants a bit quicker... then i realize no that is not true.. His timing is indeed perfect and we just have to say YES GOD for today! LOL
I was the leader of our Womens ministry for years , actually there wasnt one before... i led all the Bible studies and such.. I so miss that aspect... I dont want the old , but I am waiting for something new , fresh....and I miss ministering , praying with women...

OOPS Sorry to get so introspective... Have a wonderfully blessed day!!!!
Lily

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