October 26th -- Amorite or am I right?

Please read the NLT version of Psalms 73. The whole thing. It's great. Click HERE.
T.G.I.F Good people!

ACHTUNG! This last minute post shall be LONG.

FNF Potluck @ Birmingham 1st SDA tonight @ 6:30pm.
3520 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL 35216
I'll endeavor to recreate Carmen Lau's delicioso potato curry soup and hope you guys will provide everything else.
Please write in the chat box to the left if you can bring any of the following:
Bowls & spoons -- these are important!
Bread or crackers
Side dishes

We'll have part two of our study "Ahab Buys the Farm" @7:30pm.
Please come and bring a friend and a bible.

Here are the prayer requests from last week:

Trudy -- classmate struggling with loss/abandonment of husband; praying for her and their kids.
Chichi -- praying for patience and better time management. 
Camille/Tanci -- mom's breast cancer diagnosis
Brian -- thankful for bible study
Marcus -- praying for ankle (healing and returned full range of motion)
Frederico -- friend Artur's mom's death; praying for the family's strength & comfort
Lots of unspoken prayer requests and requests for prayer for important life decisions and health.


Finally, to close out our October Memm (this is how it should be spelled) Month... I present to you the rejects, or, the honorable mentions. I couldn't make these work for the month but thought they were funny anyway.
See you tonight!


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October 19th -- Finally Brethren...

Having one of those kinds of weeks...  

Hello Friends!

So, this week's been interesting. I'm beyond ready for the election to be over so there can be at least a semblance of civility again AND I got some bad news that made me realize I still have a ways to go with my prayer life. Don't know about you but when things are going ok, I can pray easily. When things matter, however, my brain freezes and I have to count on Romans 8:26-28.

So! Really quick before I start piling on the memes and encouraging bible verses... let's discuss this week's POTLUCK! @ Birmingham 1st SDA @ 6:30pm. Since the "main event" is the bible study, we will have a Tailgating themed feast! Pretend it's the Superbowl and bring whatever you'd bring to a get together with friends. This can include:
Chips & Dips
Hummus/Peanut Butter & veggies
Drinks & cups
Little sandwiches
Fake meatballs
Vegan Rotel 
Fruit and/or Salad
Little plates, napkins, forks
Whatever you'd like, really.

We will start the bible study @ 7:30pm. Seriously :)

Best scriptures I've read this week:  Philippians 4:4-14 and Romans 8 especially verses 18-38

Always be glad because of the Lord! I will say it again: Be glad. Always be gentle with others. The Lord will soon be here. Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.
Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper. Don’t ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise.  You know the teachings I gave you, and you know what you heard e say and saw me do. So follow my example. And God, who gives peace, will be with you.

In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words. All of our thoughts are known to God. He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit, as the Spirit prays for God’s people. We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves Him. They are the ones God has chosen for His purpose for them.

Finally bredrin... some funny stuff. Love and the Christian dating experience-- through memes.

Remember those days.... oh the horrors :)
Kinda lame, right?
Tsk, tsk... Letter to my younger self:  Shame on you.
So, then the girl gets serious about Jesus and...
... BOOM! She meets her match!
Feel free to come to FNF and make jokes about this post if you'd like :) See you Friday. God bless!

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October 12th -- True Inspiration

"...knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit."  2 Peter 1:20-21

G'day mates! I'm so excited to announce our host for this week:
The Lau Family!
The Lau's are wonderful hosts who've allowed us to use their home for praise nights, bible studies, communion services-- you name it:) and you won't want to miss FNF @ 6:30pm.

The address and directions are as follows:


We will continue our theme of studying the SS lesson-- this week's topic is "Revelation, and the God Revealed in It."
Please click on the link, read over it and come prepared to bring new ideas into the study. I'm so thankful to God for providing a ram in the bush named "Zeke" last Friday-- he led a great discussion on the Great Controversy and this week we'll have Marcus helping to guide our study. Yay!

Hope to see you tomorrow night-- in the corny words of my good friend Dianna-- "God bless your socks off!"

#MemeMonth #October #FNF #no,wedon'thaveFNFtwitter #2ndRunnerUp
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness..." 2 Timothy 3:16

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October 5th -- Memes, Rap & October Already?!

 I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart.  But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.  Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?  Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.  And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. Romans 7:21- 8:2

Hey Peeps!

So I'm a little late but I've fallen in love with memes. They crack me up and I found a website with a ton of Christian ones so, the month of October, in addition to being Breast Cancer/Domestic Violence/Rett Syndrome/Squirrel Awareness month, will be "FNF Meme month". We'll start with the one above which kind of relates to the bible study last Friday and ties into a song by a rapper that I wanted to introduce. 

LeCrae is a crae-zy skilled Christian lyricist from Houston. He just released an album last month but I started listening to his old stuff from YouTube and I'm in love with the words to his songs. The beats are ok-- a lot of Dirty South, heavy bass anthems that encourage you to Go Hard for Jesus & get crunk (yay-yuh!) ... this song is a little more mellow and reads like an urban prayer to Christ for daily sanctification:

If I haven't totally offended you by including both Dos Equis bottles & Babylon wannabe music on the FNF blog, then I'll go ahead and get to the point of the post:

FNF will meet @ Birmingham 1st SDA this Friday evening @ 6:30pm.
The address is 3520 Lorna Road, Birmingham, AL 35216
Since we're having our "feasts" on Fridays and "soup" on Saturday mornings, for the next 8 weeks we will use FNF to study our Sabbath School lessons. Here's a LINK!so you can read up and come prepared to participate like never before :)

We'll have a Taco Soup potluck -- we'll supply the taco soup but need your help with sides.
Please write in the chat box to the left of the website if you can bring one of the following:  
Tortilla chips
Shredded cheese
Cornbread/ bread
Sour Cream
Green onions/Tomatoes
Napkins/Forks/Plates/Bowls/Spoons/Cups -- this stuff's important!
Fruit or dessert

I think that's it-- please come early so we can all share in the goodness of the food and also allow time to discuss plans for Saturday morning's Soup project. God Bless & hope you have a wonderful week!

Sheesh-- this is long.
Prayer/ Testimonies

Eliel -- praying for uncle who is sick and awaiting a kidney transplant.
Tancy -- praying for grandfather's continued recovery
Kirk -- praying for niece's hypertensive husband. Gave thanks for CT scan that came back normal!
Victor -- thankful for the Sabbath. Unspoken.
Chichi -- unspoken
Praying for those who are looking for employment.
Praying for the kids' program and good weather.

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