Happy Friday!

For those of you following the study, My Love Dare with God, I wanted to post a quick update…  I am diligently working to catch up on audios – yes, I’m still behind, but steadily making headway!

So hop on over to the study My Love Dare with God or click on the Video/Audio link Video Links

imageimageToday is a really good “feel good” kinda day so I’m trying to get as many in as possible – they take a bit to upload, but by the end of the day I hope to post at least through day 21 (week 6)

 

Thank you again for your patience!

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The Face of Faith

Early Sunday, my church family learned of a tragic accident and loss of a beloved member, wife, mother, friend….

While I didn’t personally know Mary, I knew of her as a cherished Believer. The shockwaves through our congregation are palpable as many struggle to understand…. her husband Marc, is in the fight of his life as he sustained numerous injuries. Their precious children were delivered from the accident physically unscathed… so many broken pieces of their lives to somehow be pieced back together…

At some point in our lives, we have or will face similar trials… we will experience the pain of a seemingly untimely death of a loved one… a terminal illness diagnosis… physical loss…. emotional loss… financial loss…. LOSS in some form or fashion…

My nephew posted on Facebook today and his words were so impactful, I felt led to share….

I have to admit, I don’t understand God. But I also confess that despite that confusion, and perhaps anger… I cling even more to my faith in Him. My faith that through the brokenness He will be there. He has power to bring some good from it. I do not believe He caused it, nor that He “wanted” it. But I know that He “allowed” it. And that is where my frustration lies. I don’t know everything, so I defer to His wisdom, His goodness. Even though I don’t understand, His character is still the same. His integrity is still there. His glory still shines. So I will praise Him and serve Him the rest of the days He allows me to remain on this earth. And on that day that He calls me home. I will reunite with my friend in the presence of God. And no pain, no tears, no sadness will ever be experienced again. It will all be okay in the end. If it isn’t okay… it isn’t the end.

— Mike Gonzalez

This life is fleeting…. if you take away anything, hug your babies….your spouse…. your loved ones…. show kindness regardless of the circumstances … love like Jesus

My Love Dare with God – week 4

wk 4Can you believe it??? Week 4 already????  Hallelujah! You’re still here!!!! If you’re anything like me, it may be getting tough continuing to commit the time to fully immerse yourself in this study – one thing is for certain – you are not alone!

Hang in there – continue to strive for balance…don’t rush through to check this off your to-do list, but try not to drop it all together – a fine balance to say the least!  Remember, I’m the person who took 12 months to complete a 12 week study!!!! Keep asking God to stir your heart to know Him more intimately and trust in His timing.

This week we’ll be looking at:

  • how we express our love for God  through Cherishing our relationship with Him and others
  • avoiding the trap of insisting on having things “our” way and showing God and others we value Him/them by seeking their needs first
  • fighting fair – establishing and exercising me boundaries to build bridges instead of burning them

My prayer is consistently for you to thrive in this study and allowing God to grow your relationship with Him to new depths!

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My Love Dare with God – week 3

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Welcome to week 3 of My Love Dare with God!  I hope you are enjoying the study and ready to keep deepening your relationship with God.

This week we will take a look at four aspects of love:

  • believing the best
  • turning away jealousy
  • making good impressions
  • loving unconditionally

As I mentioned before, I recommend approaching the study tools as follows:

  1. print stuff
  2. read The Love Dare
  3. watch related video
  4. read related discussion
  5. complete Think-Write-Pray

I remain confident you will find your groove

My Love Dare with God Study – Week 3

I’m looking forward to your feedback!  Please share your thoughts & any questions on the site; also, please feel free to share any artwork on my FB Page – Celeta’s Journey

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My Love Dare with God – week 2

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Welcome to week 2 of My Love Dare with God!  I hope you enjoyed week 1 and found your way around the site.

As I mentioned last week, I recommend approaching the study tools as follows:

  1. print stuff
  2. read The Love Dare
  3. watch related video
  4. read related discussion
  5. complete Think-Write-Pray

Most importantly??? …. no set rules! No set timing!  I remain confident you will find your groove

My Love Dare with God Study – Week 2

I’m looking forward to your feedback!  Please share your thoughts & any questions on the site; also, please feel free to share any artwork on my FB Page – Celeta’s Journey

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My Love Dare with God study – the details

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Still not sure what this study is all about and who it’s for?????

Hopefully, this post will answer those questions!

  • the study is for anyone who wants to dig deeper in their relationship with God – whether you’re a seasoned or new believer; God will meet you where you are today
  • we’re using the book -> The Love Dare (click on the name of the book to read about the authors) – BUT we’re using it in an unconventional way!
  • you DO NOT need to be married; this study is all about your relationship with God
  • the study will take each “dare” and commentary from the book,  then challenge you to look at how it applies to your relationship with God
  • IMPORTANT!!!  Follow my blog (link to the right), to get the weekly study delivered to your inbox!
  • your cost:
    • the book – The Love Dare (link to the right or your local bookstore)
    • your time
    • an open heart to look at your relationship with God in perhaps a new way
  • the study will provide (at no cost!):
    • discussions for each dare
    • a weekly handout with questions for the dares discussed

For more information, click HERE to read Getting Started

If you have more questions, please leave me a note & I’ll do my best to explain

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Who’s Ready?

My Love Dare with God Intro

2017 is coming to a close…. a time of reflection and a time of planning.  A few weeks ago I shared about the upcoming “My Love Dare with God” study – here’s a little intro video to help give you a better idea of what it’s all about!

Thanks in advance for your patience – posting videos is new for me and I’m learning as I go 🙂

Hang tight – the actual study begins mid-late January… click HERE for more details

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