O Taste and See!

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Join us this Sunday May 31st for O Taste and See, a church-wide Gayla Event.  Food and fellowship will begin at 5:30 PM, with teaching for all ages beginning at 6:15 PM.  Pastor Gayla has a special menu prepared, with the main course being, “How to Feast on God’s Word!”  There will also be impactful ministry dished out for the men and children.  So, stir up your family and friends, and join us Sunday night.  You don’t want to miss this meal!

The Master’s Brush

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Living at 10,000 feet opens one’s eyes to the benefit of embracing the incredible beauty of the 360 degree landscape of the Rocky Mountains, Denver, and its foothills. The morning sunrises alone offer the partaker the revelation of the limitless palette of colors the Heavenly Father possesses and how creative a Master Painter He is, as each sunrise is uniquely its own.

As with each sunrise, each of our lives has been individually and beautifully painted by our Heavenly Father, the Master Painter of the universe. The “landscape” of each woman’s life may have similar events however their stories are different. Our landscapes include mountains marking the heights of success, valleys designating the depths of our sorrows, darkness representing despair and depression, and the bright sunny frames when the “Son” has taken over our spirits and lit up our worlds.

To better understand the beautiful masterpiece that continues to be created for us by the Master Painter; one must look at how the Master, just as any artist, prepared our canvas to receive its painted story. Long before paint was placed upon our canvas, the Master prepared the surface with a sizing or gesso material. The gesso sealed our canvas’ surface and became a protective covering preventing decay and deterioration and giving strength to the canvas itself. What an incredible blessing! Our Creator placed deep within our beings a “gesso” that when the need would arise we would find an invisible strength within the depths of our spirits that would assist us in weathering the storms of life. Psalm 46:1 states, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (NIV). That same “gesso resolve” assures us that we will not succumb to decay or deterioration since everything we need is already inside us to come against destruction. “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm…” (Ephesians 6:13-14a NIV).

When the priming process of our canvas was completed – its surface was ready to receive the Master’s brush! Meticulously the Master mixed the colors from His palette and began to capture our life’s landscapes. Every joyful moment, every success, every heartache, loss and grieving moment is caught on our canvas. Daughters of the Most High King, every one of us have had “stuff” happen to us in our lifetime; whether it is abuse, rejection, offense, hurt and/or pain and we need to remember that nothing has happened to us that did not first pass through the Master’s Hands to His brush. Our tests become our testimonies; our battles qualify us to become overcomers as we tap into the power of the Holy Spirit within us. There is beauty to behold in each landscape. Rejecting any storm within our lives and staying stuck in the “would a, could a, should a’s” of life, denies us the liberation of being set free as God’s healing becomes complete during our lifetimes.

The Word tells us we have been created in the image and likeness of God – oh, women of God, behold your beauty for the Master has creatively painted every moment of your existence! Embrace your landscapes!                                               

The Words of a Mother

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If you knew that your words as a mother would shape and mold someone into who they would become, would you be more careful to choose what you say? Or would you change the way you said it, knowing that every word was heard by someone you cared for…that they would listen to those words […]

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Nurturing a Strong Relationship with Your Husband – Part 3

Here is the final segment in the three-part series on nurturing your relationship with your husband. See how to implement strategies used by the Proverbs 31 woman and become the priceless partner your husband needs. She is his companion A strong woman is eager to be her husband’s companion. In essence, she studies her husband […]

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Nurturing a Strong Relationship with Your Husband – Part 2

Last week we embarked on a study of the Proverbs 31 woman. This week we will continue to see how we can implement her strategies, as we strive to be a godly wife that nurtures a strong relationship with her husband. She knows that her words have great power in his life A strong woman […]

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Nurturing a Strong Relationship with Your Husband – Part 1

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The Proverbs 31 woman is a strong and powerful woman. She has crafted a life of skillfully managed priorities, productivity, and relationships – especially a healthy and rewarding relationship with her husband. Whether a woman works outside the home in a career or job, or works within the home raising children and tending to the […]

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The Beauty of Prayer

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The beauty of prayer is that it is God’s desire for us to come near to Him. It is that intimate call from our Abba Father to draw near to Him, to spend time with Him, to come to Him as His cherished daughter. The Amplified version of John 6:44 says: “No one is able […]

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Hallelujah!

This is the Easter version of “Hallelujah” adaptation by Kelley Mooney of Leonard Cohen’s song. Very moving. I hope this will bless you during this Holy Week!    

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The Healthy Exchange

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As wise and beautiful women who allow our footsteps to be directed by the Lord, we need to search the Word and find out what God has to say about health. Is it His will that we be in good health? How do we obtain it? Will it benefit our lives on earth? It is […]

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Prayer Warrior

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Prayer is not a passive activity. It is an offensive strategy designed by God to destroy the works of the devil (see Ephesians 6:10-18). However, too often Christians perceive prayer as merely a reverent petition and they limit the power of prayer. We have become passive, spiritual hostages, while biblical values are attacked and immorality […]

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