Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Next Small Group Meeting on Sunday, March 8th

Good evening!

Our next small group meeting will be next Sunday, March 8th in the coffee bar at VLC Waco. Please note that we will not be meeting this Sunday as the schedule shows.

Time: 5 p.m.

Childcare will be provided during our meeting.

I'm excited to see what God has in store for us in 2009! If you haven't checked out the new video devotionals, I encourage you to do so! I've really enjoyed them, and God shows me something new about His love everyday through them. To check them out now, click here.

I can't wait until next Sunday!!!! God is doing amazing things, and I am so humbled to be a part of it all!

Have a blessed week!

Chelle and Be a Barnabas

Monday, February 16, 2009

Where Never is Heard a Discouraging Word

Happy Monday!

A strange thing happened to me yesterday morning. As I was setting up for our Valentine's Be a Barnabas Lunch, I heard a little voice say:

"No one will show up."

"Why are you even doing this?"

"You might as well just pack it up and go home."

The lovely "voice of discouragement" reared is always ugly and often-effective head.

That is when you know you are in ministry. :o)

I am not safe from these thoughts any more than you are. We all hear them. Even for a self-proclaimed God's Cheerleader, the spirit of discouragement can infiltrate my thoughts and, try as it may, it wants desperately to send me off course and not on the path God has for me. Does this ever happen to you? I bet it does.

Because our Father is fabulously wonderful, He sent a little message through Pastor Kevin yesterday in a special prayer during service for those experiencing discouragement. I knew in that moment that God knows me, and He knows what I'm going through every second. He knows you, too.

So do not despair. When you are on God's path, the enemy will use whatever tactic he can to make you doubt, worry and teeter in the wrong direction. But, by focusing on God, our paths are clear and our burdens are light. He promises that.

Philippians 1: 5-6 tells us "because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

He has begun this good work in you. And, what God starts, He completes. Thank God for that! :o)

May your week be blessed and your service to the Lord be pure.

To be used by Him,

Chelle and Be a Barnabas
God's Cheerleader

Monday, February 9, 2009

February Be a Barnabas Lunch THIS SUNDAY!

Hello, my fellow Barnabi! (Is that Barnabas plural? LOL)

I pray you and your children are having a blessed week. I am e-mailing to remind you of our February Valentine's Day Be a Barnabas Lunch this Sunday immediately following the 10 a.m. worship service. This month's feast is Hot Dog Extravaganza with all the fixin's! Plus, some yummy desserts! I hope to see all of you there!

Take care and God bless!

Chelle and Be a Barnabas :o)

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Video Devotions Now Online


I pray your week is blessed and you are trusting in the Lord!

Pastor Kevin posted the link for VLC's new daily devotionals. Check it out and make it a family event!

Praising Him always,

Chelle and Be a Barnabas