I thought I’d try out “My take on trends”. This week is colors that I am seeing a lot of. Comment and let me know if this is a series you want to see more of!
This sermon of the week is part 3 of Elevation Church’s Waiting Room Series (the first two were preached by Holly Furtick and then Bishop T.D. Jakes). It is a powerful word from Steven Furtick!
p.s. Please leave comments on things that you like or inspire you, etc. I’d like to hear from you!
This year Colin (my husband) and I have double the mothers and grandmothers to appreciate. I wanted to do something nice for them, but within our budget. I made some fun cards for our grandmothers, and posted a pic of what we did for our mothers. The clay pots and flowers were very inexpensive. I took a regular stamp pad and flower stencil and stamped the side of each pot, and then wrapped some twine around it and voila!
The Resurgence has awesome blog posts and articles that are updated every day. This is one that I found that definitely applies to me! I thought it was an awesome post. The pic above is from theresurgence.com, and here is the link for the article: http://theresurgence.com/2012/05/09/are-you-pinning-to-the-glory-of-god
Lately I have been “injured” so I haven’t been working out how I want to. So today, I am taking it easy and sticking to cardio and abs. The Tone It Up girls have great exercises as far as abs go, so I will be using some of their moves. For Cardio I am really liking HIIT (High-intensity-interval-training). It takes less time than steady heart rate cardio, and burns a heck of a lot more! This will be my cardio session today:
2 Minute warm up
60 Second Sprint (at around a level 8 or 9 on a scale of 1-10 for exertion)
2 Minute Slow (at around a level 4)
Repeat sprint and slow for 16 minutes.
I found this on self.com, which has some great exercises as well.
Check in next week for a fun workout: My mom and I, along with some friends, are going to do an insane workout to get ready for the Dirty Dash this summer. I will take pics and post for a fun workout.
Marks of the True Christian
 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.  Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.  Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.  Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.  Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.  Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.  Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.  Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.  If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.  Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”  To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
(Romans 12:9-21 ESV)
Reading through this list, how do you measure up? Most days I am doing really well if I portray one of these “marks”. Reading this, I am both convicted as well as given hope. I am so glad that I serve a God who wants the best for me but is constantly serving me grace. I want these marks to be evident in me, do you?
Happy Sunday! My husband gave me the idea to post my favorite sermon I listened to throughout the week every Sunday. For Spokanites this may be especially helpful because people will be running Bloomsday (a huge deal in our area) and may miss service. Anyways, This is Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill Church in Seattle preaching on their new series in Revelation.
Mars Hill the Seven Revelations of Jesus