The church of the valley

church of the valley

Lyndie Blevins blogging from Sage-Texas where you can expect greater things to come

the church of the valley column reports spiritual and religious commentary. It is not supported by any particular church or denomination. Most of the churches in Sage have supported 'the church in the valley' as a part of the city's foundation. Part of the philosophy of 'the church of the valley' includes any specific church service can offer a...

the church of the valley column reports spiritual and religious commentary. It is not supported by any particular church or denomination. Most of the churches in Sage have supported 'the church in the valley' as a part of the city's foundation. Part of the philosophy of 'the church of the valley' includes any specific church service can offer a 'mountain' top experience, which are valuable. However, it is in the everyday life in the valley where the church is really needed.  

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Helping our friends in Louisiana

There are many ways you can help the flood victims in Louisianna 

Here is one at the North American Misssion Board

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What I learned building Nehemiah’s wall in First Grade Sunday School.


 

While I was teaching first grade Sunday School, we studied Nehemiah. I wanted the children to experience working together to build the wall brick by brick. I also wanted them to experience their part in building the wall. 

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Trust30 My Personal Message

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

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Looking for a cool spot?

Last week, the outside air conditioning unit servicing my bedroom froze. I slept in the living room with a fan. The temperature inside hovered around 80. I have little tolerance of heat in this menopause phase of life. Oh, how I longed for a cool place.

 

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Which kind of leader are you?


 

I loved Jotham’s story of the trees looking for a leader in Judges. I took away two different thoughts. 

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Life after death - lightness or darkness?

Criminal Minds - Epilogue shown on July 25, 2012

 

Last night on Criminal Minds was a beautiful scene about the possibility of life and death.

 

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The Slavery issue has to be resolved...

AP Highlight in History: 

On June 16, 1858, Accepting the Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

 

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Favored by Grace

One of the recurring themes at Aunt Faye’s service was our family being favored by grace. It was a message spoken by the pastor and in their own way each family member who spoke. 

 

 

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Celebrate Pentecost

Today is the Feasts of Weeks, the Old Testament celebration of the early, summer harvest or the First Fruits. 

 

 

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The rest of the story...

The rest of the story...

Deut. 34, Luke 9:26-37, Eph. 3:20

 

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Surviving Judgment -Background passage Deut 30:6-8

The LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the hearts of your descendants, and you will love Him with all your heart and all your soul so that you will live. The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you. Then you will again obey Him and follow all His commands I am giving you today. HSCB

 

The one difficulty of coming to know Jesus at an early age is holding on to your childhood theology. It is easy to understand the basic concepts of God’s love and actions and our appropriate response. Jesus loves me and died for me. Many of God’s other mysteries like sanctification or propitiation, become words mashed into the easier understood concepts. 

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Do you know where John and Paul met in 1957?

AP Highlight in History: 

On July 6, 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time as teenagers at a church in their native Liverpool, England, following a performance by Lennon's band, the Quarrymen.

 

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What questions are you facing? - and the answer

It doesn’t take many weeks of Sunday School to realize there is only one answer you need to know. Whatever question is asked by the teacher, Jesus is the only answer. 

 

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Trust30 Day 5 Where in the world would you like to go?

Travel by Chris Guillebeau

 

If we live truly, we shall see truly. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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One Strong Belief by Buster Benson Trust30 Day 3

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

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Selling Nuts to Squirrels and The Great Commission

Reading Seth Godin’s blog on marketing today made me think of the Great Commission. He recommends the best avenue is to sell nuts to squirrels, rather than attempting to change the audience’s world view, unless you want to be a world changer.

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A tribute to Habakkuk, Paul and Martin Luther

After studying Habakkuk and the demands the Jewish Christians were placing on the Gentile christians, the Apostle Paul said, “Hey, guys, we got this wrong.

 

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Where is his body?

“Osama bin Laden is dead and the United States has his body, a source tells the Associated Press.” This sentence was in one of many Breaking News emails I got in the last 24 hours from The Dallas Morning News.

 

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Have you been drafted? (2011 NFL Draft Day)

Today sports fans will keep a NFL window open on their desk tops or their iphones open to the messages to track NFL draft updates. Everyone is hoping their team will get the best talent to eventually end up in the Super Bowl.  

 

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How to Love and pray for others

Being able to claim, ‘I was prayed for before I was born’ is one of my great spiritual privileges. I am confident of this by not only knowing my family, but seeing the results of these prayers in my life.

 

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Where We Are Located

Lyndie Blevins

P.O. Box 381029
Duncanville, Tx 75138
LyndieBlevins@guidingwind.com

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