October 2007


No matter where we are or what we are doing, our purpose is to serve the all-powerful One.
He is the only reason for living.

You are All Powerful
(Eres Todo Poderoso)

by Daniel Montero

The only reason for my adoration (La unica razón de mi adoración)
is You, Jesus (eres tú, mi Jesús)
My only motive for living (Mi unico motivo para vivir)
is You, my God (eres tú, mi Señor)

My only truth (Mi unica verdad)
is in You (esta en ti.)
You are my light (Eres mi luz)
and my salvation (y mi salvación)
My only love (Mi unico amor)
is You, God (Eres tú, Señor)
and forever I will worship You (y por siempre te alabaré )

You are all powerful (Tú eres todo poderoso)
You are great and majestic (Eres grande y majestuoso)
You are strong, invincible (Eres fuerte, invensible)
and there is no one like You! (y no hay nadie como tu)

1 Chronicles 29:11,12 (NIV) Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.

Your turn to share: What song and/or Bible verse has God given you to meditate on this week?

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Do you have someone in your life that always seems to have connections – that “knows somebody”?

Max and I just laugh at our friend and fellow pastor, Eduardo. He is one of those guys. You need some drywall? No problem. Eduardo knows somebody that can give you a good deal. You need 150 pens, with a personal message printed on them, for your women’s conference? Sure. Eduardo has a friend that can hook you up.

Well, the connections continue. The other night, at about 11:30pm, our phone rang. Max and I looked at each other and simultaneously said, “Must be Eduardo!” Sure enough, it was. (more…)

Women Drinking Coffee2

Hebrews 11:24,25 (NIV) And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…



  • I want to encourage each of us to continue to “train up our children”, whether they be 3 years old or 30 years old (because that is about the age when we return to the realization that our parents really do know what they are doing…for the most part:-!) And, thanks for sharing the web address of that video! (comment #12)

  • There were some great ideas shared in the comment section of the post, Judging by Appearances. May we try to show the love and compassion of Jesus each moment of every day.

  • This is the last week for our October Prayer list. Please continue to pray as well as let us know of any answers to those prayer requests.



    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  • parental reminder“Play nice.”
    “Flush the toilet and wash your hands.”
    “Chew with your mouth closed.”
    “Take off your sneakers.”
    “Behave.”

    …etc.

    Proverbs 1:8 (NIV) Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

    Which “parental reminder(s)” popped into your head as you read these examples?

    P.S. The last lesson for our Bible study has been posted.

    Someone came up to me today and said (in broken English), “You don’t look like four children! You look too young for that!” (Obviously, she meant to say that I don’t look like I have four children.) I just smiled and said, “thank you”. I get that a lot when I am out in public by myself. When meeting someone for the first time, I find that I am looked at quite differently, depending on whether I am alone or with my children. When I am alone and I meet someone, that person usually uses the word “señorita” (meaning young, unmarried woman) throughout our conversation. It is kind of fun to play along, actually, because I just wait for the opportune time (usually when s/he gets to the question of asking if I have any children), and then I wait for the shocked expression when I reply that I have four. On the other hand, when I meet someone when my children are with me, the person will automatically use “señora” (the title for wife and/or mother) without hesitation. (more…)

    Women Drinking Coffee2

    Hebrews 11:24,25 (NIV) And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…



  • By the sound of it, I think we could all be a great team for the show, “Survivor”! (click here)

  • I know it is a little different than a normal, “dig-in-deeper” Bible study lesson, but I think it is good every once in awhile to study the Word in a practical way. To those that have commented, thank for sharing your “life application” experiences with regard to this Philippian passage. The final lesson for this study will be posted on Tuesday.

  • How exciting to rejoice in answered prayer together! Please be sure to check out our Prayer page for the praises…and be sure to continue to pray!

  • Thank you for allowing me to be honest with you. And, thank you for all the support, encouragement, and coaching! We are all holding up here, and it sounds like Max is also doing well (although he is probably getting tired out from passing out all the hugs and greetings I sent along with him!).



    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  • (I am sorry that I am late in posting this week’s Bible study. These last few days, I have been helping Max with preparations for his trip and presentations.)

    Thank you SO much for your thoughts and prayers while Max is away from us for these next six days.

    I want to be honest with you. Have negative thoughts crept into my mind at times, with the thought of Max being so far away? Yes. Have feelings of fear snuck up with regard to being in a foreign country with my four young children, having all the responsibility and decision-making falling solely on me? (If an accident occurs, what hospital do we go to? How do we get there? What if the car breaks down on the way to soccer practice with my four children in tow, in the middle of rush hour traffic? What if the kitchen sink’s leak gets worse, what do I do?…etc.) Has fear snuck in at times? Yes. (more…)

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