How true this is.

One Door Closes..Another Opens

Revelations 3:8

When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! 'The power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor. If you believe, send it. If you don't believe, delete it. God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close.

A funny for the day.
I received this one in my emails, I thought it was cute.



If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish, and my paint job is getting a little dull. But that's not the worst of it. My headlights are out of focus, and it's especially hard to see things up close.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was. I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

My whitewalls are
stained with varicose veins. It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here's the worst of it --

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or laugh, either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires.

Join me in the Faith Challenge
My friend Tracie Miles is issuing a "Faith Challenge" for the next five days. Please follow the link to her blog for the details.

As we enjoyed some quick family time at an indoor water park resort this week. I got the pleasure of riding the "Howlin Tornado" this water slide has a 100 foot drop into a bowl of rapids. My first time down I was facing backwards; so I did not know what was coming. I was okay though because I had the assurance that the ride was safe or the resort could not allow people to go on it.

I thought about the many roads I take in life and how many times I can not see what is ahead of me. I know that God has a life plan for me, and it is good not to bring me harm. But I must confess that all to often I am not at peace trusting in Him, I am too busy trying to manipulate my own turns.

How about you? Are you trusting of God's plans when you are in a drop zone or are you trying to turn it your way?

Praise report; my computer is up and running again.


The power in a box
Many of us are writing about our She Speaks experience.

I want to touch on something that Dawn wrote on.
When the team arrived on Wednesday we were given these glass boxes tied with a beautiful ribbon of gold (like the one pictured above). Inside were many little slips of paper. On each of these slips were scripture verses. Any where there was the word "you" it had been replaced by our name.

When I returned to my room that first night I opened my box and read every verse in it. The tears were streaming down my face as I realized that God was speaking directly to me.

I pulled out several that really hit me as I read them. I re-read these particular verses several time each day throughout the conference.

One of the verses was: "I will be the voice behind you, Charlene, guiding you in the way you should go." Isaiah 30:21

Another one was: "Trust me with all your heart, Charlene, and I will guide you." Proverbs 3:5-6.

Here is a picture of my box and a couple verses.

In the prayer room (Julie has a great story of her time in there) there were laid out the names of God and everyone in attendance had their name printed out and set on one of the names for God. I found my name on the page containing "El Elyon" as Gods name. Which means "Most High God", the passages referred to trusting in Him.

There was a recurring theme for me this weekend all leading back to completely trusting my Most High God to guide me in all of my ways.

For those of you who attended, what did you learn this weekend? If you did not attend, what is God talking to you about today?


She Speaks 2009
Wow, what a weekend we just had. Over 600 women were blessed and encourage and radically changed the the Proverbs 31 Conference this past weekend. Transformation was a definite theme along with remembering to "be still". Here are some pictures from the weekend. My evaluation group was the best, so many talented and on fire ladies.

This is my oldest daughter Katie and I. She attended the Next Generation Track.

About Me
I am taking some time away from speaking to glean more from God and draw closer to Him. I need to be at home more with my children for a season. I will continue to post on my blog and update you all. I covet your prayers during this new season.
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