Bay Focus w/ Host Darlene Greenlee
Wed (Aug 20) at 11:30 am EST
Thur (Aug 21) at 7:00 p.m EST
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There is no better way to start the day (& week) than spending time in God's Word. Did you know that bird watching can change your perspective, your day, and even your life. In Luke 12 Jesus is communicating about the uselessness of worry and how it won't add a single hour to your life. In fact, it robs you of life (in this present moment as well as by shortening your life). Jesus tells us that we can draw some spiritual truths just by watching birds (the raven specificly). "They don't sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!" Did you catch that? God made birds. He loves His creation and even takes care of the birds. But he wants you to know how much more valuable YOU are than the birds that he created and cares for. He wants you to observe and see the spiritual truth that is flying around us everyday. Of all the things that God created and values, YOU are His greatest treasure! I love the father-heart of God. He doesn't want you to worry. He wants you to know & comprehend how valuable you are. He puts birds around you everyday to remind you that you are valued & cherished. Just embracing that melts all the worries away. Have a worry free & great day =)
Celebrating a supernatural mission trip in Costa Rica with Harvest Church of Watagua, TX!! It was 9 of the best days of my life with 40+ of the best people on the planet as we clothed & prayed for thousands of people in a very poor town. Thank you Ben DeWitt for daring to do BIG things! Thank you Sandi Schiveley Davis, Laurie Rodriguez, Aloha Orton Bishop, Brian Tarter, and all the Harvest leaders & church members for supporting that BIG dream! Thank you Danilo Valverde Alvarado & all the hard workers of Iglesia Buen Pastor Church for your partnership in this BIG idea! Thank you Laurie Finger for obeying God when He burdened your heart for this hardly noticed poor community & for accepting this BIG challenge! Thank you GTD supporters for helping enable all of us to make a BIG differnce in so many people's lives! And most importantly, thank you Jesus for being a BIG God who inspired & accomplished it ALL!!!
It's been an exhausting morning for a team of us who walked the dirt streets of a poor community here in Costa Rica called Pijije. It's hot here, and I think I speak for us all when I say our clothes are soaked with sweat and we have dirt and dust sticking all over us from handing out invitations and numbered bracelets door to door for people to come pick up donated clothing tomorrow, Saturday and Monday! What a blessing to be used by God to impact a community of this size! I'm humbled to be a part of such an amazing project. One of my favorite parts of this morning was when this little girl in the photo saw me from way down the road and ran into my arms. We may not speak the same language, but our love for one another speaks volumes.
I wish I had time to write more, and hopefully I can expand more later... BUT we had another great Adventure Trip with the Family Center on Deafness and the ASL students from Pinellas Park High School. We thank God for all the fun & safe times we had this past week. =)
Courage and Faith are two of the BEST camping buddies you could ever want! They are best of friends, great trail dogs, super friendly, scare off other animals, alert us of visitors, check on me when I leave my tent or go to the bathroom, they keep me company, they wake me up with kisses and they are always excited to go on an adventure!
So so so proud of this young man! My nephew Carson is serving as a Jr Guide on 3 Adventure Trips and he is doing a fantastic job. He is daily displaying acts of bravery & overcoming fears... and he is only 11 =)
- DUG <><
5 major events over the next 5 weeks! Packed & ready to go the distance =).
Pray for much fruit for the glory of God from these events!
And follow our daily adventures on this blog =)