Have You Seen? {October 10th, 2021}

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Last Week’s Theme: How We Pray

Three Words for Those Who Fail at Prayer by Danielle Wheeler—”What if taking a day to be with God is exactly what you need? What if this day allows you to process, to bring the hard hidden questions before him? What if in this sacred space, God touches your soul and speaks to your heart? What if you came out of this day… changed?”

Geography, History and Themes {Book Club} by Rachel Kahindi—”She had simply barreled through, leaping from one idea to the next, allowing her emotions to lead her decisions. Her mind had been tangled in its own storm of plans. Plans that had crashed around her, gaining her nothing.”

Acorns and Oaks by Janessa Cypher—”I feel myself beginning to come undone. It’s an answer to prayer that I’m even here, but as I begin to breathe in deep, I feel that all too familiar ache with the heaviness of all the countless prayer requests that aren’t yet answered (or at least answered the way I’d like them to be).”

He Meets Us Here by Karli Von Herbulis—”If your prayer life looks different in a new season, take heart. Christ meets you there. He has given us tools to find words when our hearts feel lost. He comforts us even as we breathe simple words. Bring your heart to Him, in whatever way you can, and feel His presence as you do.”

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And Now For Next Week

The theme is…

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“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Immediately following the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6, Jesus teaches us about forgiveness. Matthew 6:14-15 says, “For if you forgive others their offenses, your Heavenly Father will forgive you as well. But if you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive your offenses” (CSB).

Forgiveness is baffling. It can be freeing but also one of the most difficult struggles of our lives. Yet we know it is so important to God and to the relationships with people around us, and even in the way we understand ourselves.

What has God shown you lately about forgiveness? What encouragement would you share with women in the community who are walking the tender journey of forgiveness?

#VelvetAshesForgiveness

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