Maketime for family. More than just a motto, this is a commitment for Pauletta and her husband of 34 years—a commitment that keeps them active in the lives of their three children and seven grandchildren who live in cities throughout the United States.
Self-described: abandoned to the cause of Christ, student and teacher of the Word. Second Corinthians 3:17 says, "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom" (NIV). Pauletta uses this verse to articulate the freedom found in celebrating Christ in our lives, in studying His word, and in living by His grace. She shares, "I believe serving is born out of celebrating. I am privileged to see sweet personal growth and delight in women who celebrate their relationship with God. It is my desire to see their creativity and individuality come alive!"
Happy Spring! It is the time of year that you just can't wait to get outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your face. I must remember it is Idaho and the weather changes as fast as my nail polish color. One minute it is peaceful with blue skies, the next it is windy and cloudy. As I ponder the season changing from winter now to spring it reminds of the farmer going out to sow his seed. Durring the long winter months he waits for spring to arrive. Now the moment has come. There is much work to be done in order for the farmer to plant the seed. The fields must be ready to recieve the seed planted. In Matthew 13 Jesus tells us the parable of the four soils. Take some time this spring to reflect upon the condition of the soil of your heart. Are there some distractions in your way? Do you have some rocks blocking your path? Are there some things in your life that are choking you and keeping you from time with the Lord? Take some time this spring to ponder the condition of your soil -- your heart -- make sure it is ready to receive the seeds God has for you this spring. Just like the farmer who plants his seed in the spring, be patient, for the harvest will come is due season. Luke 8:15 says, "But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop."
I started out with a different To Inspire You essay this month, until one of our volunteers told me about her National Day of Prayer event--a Stonecroft Prays! kickoff that poured Jesus’ love on the community.