Friday, October 24, 2008

restoring my sanity...

As a Christian, I (Amy) am constantly in need of the Gospel. I need to be reminded of what is True, especially as I struggle through tough days as a new mom in a new place with a new church in a new house...

Anyways, like most of us, I find myself so busy and distracted by the everyday hub-bub, and with a husband out of the house with students tonight and a baby fast asleep, I've had a few hours in which to restore my sanity and be reminded of so many wonderful truths...

I came across a women's conference where John Piper & others were speaking, and after reading through 2 of the messages, I feel so refreshed, like I have taken a bath in the Gospel, as our pastor here would say! For any of you, at any age or stage in life with a few minutes to STOP, I hope these links might be an encouragement to you in your present circumstances...

Here were some highlights for me:

1st message from Nancy Leigh De Moss- I was reminded of & encouraged by God's sovereignty and working in ALL things, even the things that we wouldn't have scripted for our lives. "For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things."- Romans 11: 36. Nancy said, "To resist or to resent the circumstances, the situation in which you find yourself, is ultimately to resent & resist God Himself." Worth reading. (or you can listen, too.)

2nd message from Joni Eareckson Tada- Joni is a quadriplegic with an amazing ministry. This was so great. One quote: "Trouble is the textbook that will teach you who you really are."

Sorry for the long text with no pictures, but my hope is that at least one of you might be refreshed with the Gospel which we need to hear, sing, read, and preach to ourselves and each other EVERY DAY! Oh, how we forget it so quickly and turn to our own devices, but thankfully we have a kind, loving, and compassionate Father!

More coming from Caroline! (she's much more interesting anyway...) ;-)

3 comments:

  1. "Church Jill"October 25, 2008 at 10:26 PM

    I was one of just over 6000 women at that conference earlier this month in Chicagoland. (Schaumburg, IL, actually.) It WAS that good! :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing your "gospel bath" with me today. I needed it. Thanks for being willing to share your need for restoring your sanity as it was encouraging to me today! I hope your colds did not come from the Griffiths. Happy Fall to ya'll.

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  3. Oops Amy, that last comment was from me, Anne Griffith.

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