Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What is coming from your mouth? Gossip, complaining, frustration, criticism or praise, encouragement and thankfulness.

keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking lies.Psalm 34:13

My tongue will speak of your righteousness and of your praises all day long. Psalm 35:28

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 Walk group at Oak Ridge Park

Thursday, May 27
th 9:15 1st place for health Bible study led by Michelle Pizarro and DebbieHahn

Friday, May 28
th 11:00 Moms connecting with Moms- Bring a lunch at Bur-Mill Park

Friday, May 28
th 12:00 Women's Prayer Group

Saturday, May29
th 7:00am Walk/Run group meet at the church

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Searching For The Savior Saturday

Welcome to Saturday!
Are you excited that it is the weekend?
Is your schedule so full this weekend that you can't see straight?

This morning as I read about the plane crash in India, my heart just broke.
Yes, it's on the other side of the world.
Yes, I probably didn't know a single person on that plane.
Yes, I have traveled to India on 2 occasions and left a piece of my heart there and brought them home with me in my heart.
I find myself in the last couple of years thinking.......Those people have died and where are they spending eternity? Do you ever think about that? Do you ever read a story and say to yourself..."That is is just tragic" and keep going? There comes a sense of urgency when I see and read about things of this nature. Have you thought lately about your friends, you family, your neighbors and where will they be spending eternity? What are you doing to help them and show them about who Christ is and how much He loves them? I am once again convicted and my heart is broken for those that are wandering around WITHOUT HIM!!!!
What are you doing? Please share!!!!
What is the Lord asking you to do about the lost and dying?

Things to ponder today.
Pam K.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

If we understand the eternal consequences for people, how can we not tell them the

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In light of the evangelism conference at our church I thought only one verse would be appropriate today.

Matthew 28:19 (New International Version)

19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Lord, help us to be bold today. Help us to be obedient to your commands. Open our eyes to the opportunities you give us today to share your Good News.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Focused Friday

This one maybe a little "touchy" or step on your toes but trust me, it has been all over me this week. I am sharing this from a personal perspective and not pointing fingers at ANYONE! Just something to consider or ponder and really pray over and ask Him to reveal what, if anything, that you need to change or do differently.
Ok, we all know about this wonderful world of technology. Yes, it is great! It has it's positives and it has it's fair shares of the negatives as well.
How many of you are on MySpace?
Are you on Facebook?
How much time do you spend in those places?
Do you have a blog, or 2 or 3?
I am a one that can get sucked into an Internet game in a heartbeat. Farm Town, Farmvile, Bejeweled........you know who you are...... I got sucked into the world of Bejeweled. What a fun game. What wonderful colors and Oh all the points you can get!!!!!! Very obsessive!!!!! Very easy to say, "Just one more time" "Just one more minute" "I can beat that last game" The other night as I sat saying all of those things and just kept playing over and over and over, I heard something. No, it was not that awful voice on the game that encourages you to keep going. It's sounds demonic at times when I think about it. Anyway, it occurred to me through this voice within me that this is wasted time. This is time I could be reading a book. I could be reading my Bible. I could be listening to Praise and Worship before going to bed. I could be praying. Where was my focus???? My focus was on the game. That is what I had chosen to do. I was convicted on the spot. I turned it off and repented for wasted time.
Now for confession. I'm sitting at a different computer and the enemy brings to mind that I should check my Facebook and see what's going on and maybe play a game or 2. Well, let's just say that MY GOD IS BIGGER! This computer DOES NOT HAVE the required program to run Bejeweled. Is He good or what?!!! He knew I would have a temptation and He gave me a way out. Bottom line is that I knew I was to write this post and was checking FB instead of writing. So, I am here to tell you, NO MORE BEJEWELED FOR ME!!!!!! He has made that clear to me and I must do what He has said!!!!!!
All of that being said...
What steals your focus?
What keeps you from doing what He what He wants you to do or not do?
I have heard it stated that anything that takes our focus off of Him is a sin/idol. OUCH!!!!!
I have been totally convicted. What are you focused on this Friday???

Pam K
1 Sam 12:23

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Think About It Thursday

Four years ago tonight(I am writing this on Wednesday) I was on my way to a softball game with my hubby and 2 boys with a smile on my face for the first time in weeks. You see I was very pregnant and extremely miserable. I still had 4 weeks to go but earlier in the day I was told that tomorrow would be the day, so , I had a whole new perspective. At the game a friend said, "You look like a different women than the one I saw two days ago." I replied, "I have hope." Thinking back about that day I wonder how often I walk around like I have no hope. How often to I live whining and complaining instead of living out the hope I have in Christ? When people look at me today do they see someone who lives a life of hope no matter what the circumstances?
How about you?
Think about it.
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Testimony Tuesday

Welcome to Testimony Tuesday. I have been trying to really think about something to share here. It has been really hard for me understand and to write about Testimony Tuesday. Not that I don't have anything to share because I could share TOO much is my problem.
It's one of those things that when the Lord does a work in your life, it is really hard to want to keep it to yourself and you want to shout it from the roof tops and yes, people will look at you like you have totally lost your mind and they think you have totally gone off the deep end. Guess what??? That so does not matter!!!!! What matters is that when, not if, He is working in your life and we are looking beyond our circumstances do we realize what He is doing and give HIM ALL THE CREDIT. We can take NONE!!!!! So, my question for you today is, "What is He doing in your life?" If people think you have lost your mind, or if you have gone off the deep end, they can take it up with Him. What a thought?
The other thing that is concerning and something that I have been thinking a lot about lately is the fact that it is hard to get people to share on this day. Does that mean that He is not at work? Does that mean that you are not looking for Him? Are your circumstances so big that you can't see Him? Are you embarrassed? What keeps you back from wanting to shout it from the roof tops what He is doing in your life? I recently was listening to a teacher and she was talking about the day of Christ resurrection from the grave. She talked about Mary going to the tomb to prepare Jesus' body for burial. She was so much in grief. She was so intently focused on the facts about what she had seen with her eyes and experienced with the crucifixion and her hurting heart. She was prepared and ready to do what she was suppose to do. She was concerned about who would roll the stone away. She gets to the tomb and the stone is rolled away. Her first reaction is "Where have they taken Him?" Of course, this was her focus. She is grieving and she is concerned. She even speaks with the angels as if that was an everyday occurrence. She even turns and speaks to "The Gardener", Christ, Himself and doesn't even realize who she is speaking to UNTIL......He Says Her Name....."Mary" and the it hits her. He is alive. He is standing in front of her just like He had said and promised. I think just as the teacher was teaching, we get so wrapped up in our circumstances and what is happening here and there and Jesus is right there. He's calling your name. Have you heard Him? Are you listening? Don't miss Him because your focus is off. Then just like Mary, once you have regained your focus, GO AND TELL!!!!!!
All of that being said, I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that He is for sure working in my life. I have watched Him move mountains in the last couple of weeks. I have seen Him change my attitude at work, my attitude at home and I can only give Him the credit. I have made the CHOICE to change my focus. What about you????? What is He doing in your life?????
Open door to let His praises ring!!!!!!!!!!
Securely His,
Pam K.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Meet You There Monday

Tuesday, May 11th 7:00 Walk/Run group at Oak Ridge Park

Thursday, May 13th 9:15 1st place for health Bible study led by Michelle Pizarro and DebbieHahn

Friday, May 14th 11:00 Moms connecting with Moms- Bring a lunch at Bur-Mill Park

Friday, May 14th 12:00 Women's Prayer Group

Saturday, May 15th 7:00am Walk/Run group meet at the church

**Saturday Run/Walk Group- Country Park at the Tennis Courts. Contact Pam K or Tara D. Meet at 7:30am. (2 mile, 3 mile or 4 mile options)

Have an awesome week!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

The Seven Principles of the Proverbs 31 Woman

The Proverbs 31 Woman...

Pursues an ongoing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Loves, honors, and greatly enriches the life of her husband, encouraging and supporting his leadership within his family and his church.

Nurtures the next generation, shaping and molding the children who will one day define who we are as a community and as a nation.

Creates a warm and loving environment for family and friends.

Is a faithful steward of the time and money God has entrusted to her.

Speaks with wisdom and faithful instruction as she encourages others and develops godly friendships.

Shares the love of Christ by extending her hands to help the poor and opening her arms to the needy.


Saturday, May 8, 2010


Well, it's almost Mother's Day. What are you doing?
Going to lunch with the family?
Getting breakfast in bed?
Going to your Mom's house?
Going to church in the morning?

Mother's Day is such a special day. It always amazes me to listen to people talk about what they have planned and what they are hoping to do. I have thought a lot about it this year. Many of you know some of the difficulties that we have dealt with our daughter. It's a bittersweet Mother's Day because we are not sure where she is this year.
Maybe you have a prodical child.
Maybe you yourself are a prodical child that has come home.
Maybe you are a Mom with empty arms because your child is already in heaven.
Maybe you are a Mom in your heart but you don't have that biological child.
Maybe you are a Mom by adoption.
Maybe you are a Spiritual Mom.
What is your Mother's Day going to mean to you this year??????
Ok, for the shy one's, I will start.....
My name is Pam. Mom to Kyle, Tonya, Kaleb and "Kiara" (miscarriage). Wife to Bo. A sinner saved by grace. My Mom is AWESOME!!!!! She is a blessing upon blessing. She and I have developed a relationship that is so close over the last 10 years that I would not trade for the world. My Grandmother was a Godly woman. I remember her standing in the kitchen while I sat in a recliner and listened to her pray for her friends. What an impact. My Granny was so dear. Always encouraging and because of her love of missions and taking my Mom to the WMU meetings when she was little, she shared that love and passion and now I have that heritage to share with my children. My Spiritual Mom lives on another continent but she is so close through e-mail, SKYPE (if I can figure that out) and of course FaceBook. She teaches and she keeps me focused. I miss all of these women. Mom is in Georgia but always as close as a phone. Grandmother and Granny are already serving the Lord in Heaven and Marsha is in Ukraine.
OK, now it's your turn. I pray there is a lot of you that share. Don't miss out on the blessing of sharing.

Happy Mother's Day,
Pam K.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Focused Friday

I am amazed and overwhelmed at time how the Lord is so busy at work. Last night I had the privilege of attending a Bible Study. It's called Bible Study Fellowship. Many years ago I had the privilege of attending the class on The Life of Moses. It was truly a life changing experience for me.
Do you struggle with quiet time and Bible Study? I know that I do. Structure is key for me. Take away the structure and I just am floundering like a fish out of water. This new class does not start until September. I may be so excited by the time class starts that I may just bust a gut. I have never studied Isaiah and it's so exciting.
He is so at work. Once again, I listened to the Teaching Leader Monday night and "those" words came up again. CHOICE, CHOOSE, SECURITY. WOW!!!!!! I was once again so aware of His presence.
What Bible Study are you taking right now?
What are you learning?
Do you struggle without structure in your Bible Study time?

Please share!!!!!!!
Pam K.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

This is a clip from author Angie Smith and her husband Todd Smith(he is from the group Selah). This is her new book about her story of grief and joy. I know many of us have suffered the loss of a baby, so, I wanted to make you aware of this book.

The name of the book is I Will Carry You The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Warning: This song is a little different from what we usually have, but give it a chance and read the words.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Back in February we asked some women to tell us something God is doing in their life. This was one thing that was shared.

The blessing of seeing "children" make a decision to accept the Lord as their personal Savior. It has been a true blessing to serve the Lord through teaching the school-aged children at Cornerstone. My greatest prayer for our children is that they become aware of God's special presence in their lives. - Nikki Kober

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tuesday, May 4th 7:00 Walk/Run group at Oak Ridge Park

Thursday, May 6th 9:15 1st place for health Bible study led by Michelle Pizarro and Debbie

Thursday, May 6th is the monthly Ladies Night Out meeting in the fellowship hall.

Friday, May 7th 11:00 Moms connecting with Moms- Bring a lunch at Bur-Mill Park

Friday, May 7th 12:00 Women's Prayer Group

Saturday, May 8th 7:00 Walk/Run group meet at the church

Saturday, May 8th, 7:30am- Walk/Run group WILL NOT be meeting due to Mothers Day!

Happy Monday

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Searching For The Savior AND Silent Sunday

Tonight, I realized that I had forgotten to post this morning. At the same time, maybe there was a reason that I didn't.
Tonight my heart is heavy for a family that I have known for a very long time. They have been thru a lot and now things have taken a turn. It's headed down a road that no-one should EVER have to go down. The ugly "D" word of Divorce. But of course Separation comes prior to that.
What in the world is happening to our marriages?
Why are we not on our face before the Lord for them?
Oh, how my heart just hurts.
I have been there.
It is a hard place to be.
It's a lot of hurt and stress.
It's a lot of tears shed on shoulders and on pillows.
We need to share with that "safe" person if there is trouble.
We need to be transparent with our hurts.
The church is the place and the people that we should be leaning on.
If you or someone you know is having a marital problem, problems in a relationship with their children, no matter how old they are, please let someone know that is a "safe" person for you. TALK ABOUT IT and seek council!!!!!!!!!
We are here for you. This Saturday or Sunday that you read this, please pray. If you are someone that needs prayer, please leave it in the comments or contact us directly. My e-mail is pkennedy0707@yahoo.com . Just click and send me and e-mail.

Scripture says "Farbeit from me to sin against the Lord by NOT praying for you." PRAY !!!!!! (1Sam 12:23)

Pam K.