On January 12th an earthquake shook Port-au-Prince leaving thousands dead and many more without food, water, or shelter. Now, more than a month later, Compassion International is still standing with the people of Haiti.
Compassion has been meeting the physical and spiritual needs of Haitians for more than forty years and will continue to serve them in this time of extreme need. Already Compassion International has supplied more than 15,000 families with clean water, food, blankets, temporary shelter, medical supplies and counseling.
On February 27th, 2010 tune in to HelpHaitiLive.com to watch a multi-artist multi-city concert to help Compassion help Haiti. Proceeds will lay bricks, feed, educate, clothe, heal and rebuild Haiti in Jesus’ name for many months to come.
1. What’s your favorite time of the day, and why?
Early morning when I’m taking my walk. The world is quiet…the sun is coming up and it feels like it’s just God and me. Before the busyness of the day.
2. If health wasn’t an issue, what food could you live off of?
How about salad and breadsticks from the Olive Garden?
3. If you could have one wish granted (besides wishing for more wishes), what would it be?
Either for the Rapture to occur…or to have the many people whose salvation I pray for, come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
4. What’s one thing that you get teased about a lot?
About being strong and opinionated. I’m definitely not a wishy washy kind of gal.
5. If you could choose one movie, book, or TV show to spend your life in, which would you pick? What type of character would you be?
Probably a Jan Karon book “At Home in Mitford”…one of the quirky towns people at church.
6. If you could have one talent that you don’t already have, what would it be?
I would love to be able to play the piano. I learned when I was young…but didn’t advance far and didn’t keep it up.
7. If money were no object, where would you go on vacation?
An Alaska cruise with John MacArthur or Charles Stanley…with some great Gospel singing groups like Greater Vision. Of course I would want a stateroom with a balcony. Can you imagine seeing God’s creation along with other Christians who love the Lord?
8. If you were an awesome singer, which genre would you sing?
9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, what would it be?
Best Buy…computer or camera equipment.
10. If you could live in any point in time, when would it be?
I think right now…it’s just right for me. I love to write and take photos…and the avenues that are open to me are marvelous.
11. If every outfit in your wardrobe had to be one color, what would it be?
Brown…even though it’s my husband’s least favorite…I like it. Or maybe pink…but it depends on what shade.
12. If you were one of the seven dwarves, which one would you be?
(Doc, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Happy, or Dopey)
Happy…my husband says I’m perky…so that’s the closest.
13. What’s the last album you listened to?
It was either Keith & Kristyn Getty’s “Awaken the Dawn” or the soundtrack from “Facing the Giants”.
14. What’s something we’d be surprised to know about you?
I used to be a shoplift agent.
At Kindred we are currently going through a study in Revelation. For the past few weeks, the topic has been about the church at Thyatira. In preaching through this passage, Pastor Philip De Courcy has been addressing the issue of sexual immorality. While we’d like to think that the Christian church is immune to such temptation, I’m sure that we’ve all heard or seen many stories about pastors and prominent Christians who have fallen into sexual sin.
On Sunday, our church passed out a message from CJ Mahaney called “The Soul of Modesty”.
“The Soul of Modesty” is an excellent message and one that all Christians should hear. Be it a Christian woman who is trying to navigate the waters of looking attractive, but trying not to tempt men into sexual sin. Or the father and mother trying to raise their children in a culture that is hostile to Christian values.
In the message CJ Mahaney mentions a guide that his wife Carolyn Mahaney and their daughters put together. “Modesty Heart Check” is a checklist for both the heart and the dress of Christian women.
Doesn’t God’s word tell us that we are to have the mind of Christ? (1 Corinthians 2:16) As a Christian…there nothing that is off limits to God and that includes my dress.
I encourage you to click on the above links and learn from CJ Mahaney’s very transparent message how a woman’s dress effects men and Carolyn Mahaney’s guide for Christian women.
It was the day
God’s love overrode His righteous wrath
Against sinful man
Where He offered me a sinner
Mercy, grace and forgiveness
Called this enemy, His friend
But God’s wrath towards sinful man
Was poured out in full
Against the only begotten Son of God
The innocent Lamb of God
Put on my sin
So that the wrath of God would be satisfied
The Word of God
Fulfilled Scripture that day
Submitting Himself to the Father’s plan
By Susan Bunts Wachtel
February 23, 2010
As I started my day I was overwhelmed
Feeling defeated by the mountain of responsibility that stood before me
Downcast at the prospect of walking through a dark valley
While drying my hair…God met me in my weakness
God assured me that He did not bring me to this mountain
So that I would be overwhelmed by my inability
But so He might come alongside me
Walk with me and strengthen me so that I can overcome by His power
God did not bring me to the valley
That I might be overwhelmed with despair
But that He would meet me there
Walk with me and bring me through the valley in His presence
Oh Lord, may I hold fast to You and remember
You are well able to handle all that concerns me today
May I find encouragement when facing a mountain or valley
Know with certainty that You are with me and will bring me through
Susan Bunts Wachtel
February 3, 2010