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There is just SOMETHING about getting away!

Team One
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Brian and I were recently in Chicago-learning new things from an amazing church there. We added 2 more days on to celebrate 17 years of marriage!

Our favorite refreshers?
Reading the Word together.
Walking long distances and holding hands!
Eating really GOOD food. Chicago style.
Dessert.
Time to think and time to talk.
Laughing-lots of silliness!
And again, dessert…..

The text God kept me in was Ephesians 3:20. My heart responses are in small font.
“NOW (today)
TO HIM WHO IS ABLE (able = power. Jude v.20-24)
TO DO FAR MORE EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY ( possible word: “superabundantly”)
BEYOND ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK (think, really?)
ACCORDING TO THE POWER (similar greek word as “able” -power!)
THAT WORKS (constantly energizes)
WITHIN US (regenerated hearts)
TO HIM BE THE GLORY (greek “doxa”)
IN THE CHURCH AND IN CHRIST JESUS TO ALL GENERATIONS FOREVER AND EVER.
AMEN.”

We are connected, refreshed and renewed.

UPDATED Reading List

 

Hello  Friends! If you are like me, there is no place
better to be refreshed than in a BOOK! 
Truly, whether it's a Christian book or presidential
history, using my mind instead of "DOING",
keeps me BALANCED.
INTERESTED? Here's the latest book list!  
Click on the book for more info from Amazon.

WHAT I STUDY & DISCUSS WITH FRIENDS

  • Believing God by Beth Moore
  • The Call by Os Guiness
  • The Purpose- Driven Life by Rick Warren (I’m enjoying revisiting & teaching parts of this!)
  • Borden of Yale by Mrs. Howard Taylor
BRIAN & I ALWAYS RECOMMEND: 
May you be CHALLENGED, BLESSED, & REFRESHED! 
Tristie 

Heavenly ANTI-Inflammatory

“May JESUS HIMSELF and GOD the FATHER, who reached out in LOVE and surprised you with GIFTS of unending help and confidence, put a FRESH heart in you, INVIGORATE your work, ENLIVEN your speech.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (The Message)

Ouch.  I am inflamed.  Or rather, my back is!  Once you pass the marker of 40 years of age, you realize that injuries take longer to heal.  You will hurt your back.  (The phrase “threw my back out” makes me laugh..where exactly did this come from?) 🙂

I have done this before and learned from experience that an “ANTI-inflammatory” and ice can be my best friends!

I want the opposite of inflammation and pain. This is true in my Physical AND Spiritual world.

This preceding Bible verse calms me and gives me strength. Take this as your spiritual “anti-inflammatory” with me—our focus is removed from our own pain and  focused on the only One who give peace.

Wanna see it again?

  1. Jesus “Himself Reached out. ” (How?) In LOVE.
  2. He “Surprised” me. (With what?) With “Gifts of Unending Help and Confidence.”
  3. He “Put a Fresh Heart in Me”.
  4. He “Invigorates My Work”.
  5. He “Enlivens my Speech”.

Feel better?  Now that hits the spot!  May JESUS give you Healing and Peace today!

Love to you in HIM,

Tristie