Rosebud

God’s Rosebud ~ Author unknown

rosebudA new minister was walking with an older, more seasoned minister in the garden one day.

Feeling a bit insecure about what God had for him to do, he was asking the older preacher for some advice.

The older preacher walked up to a rosebush and handed the young preacher a rosebud and told him to open it without tearing off any of the petals.

The young preacher looked in disbelief at the older preacher and was trying to figure out what a rosebud could possibly have to do with his wanting to know the will of God for his life and ministry.

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Mission NAC 2016 June 8—11

“Mission NAC” is a multi-church outreach ministry that seeks to help the needy in our community. As the body of Christ in Nacogdoches, we have scraped and painted, roofed, built porches and carports, replaced windows and trim, delivered furniture, mowed, gardened and landscaped for those who simply needed a hand up.

Last year alone over 250 people representing 5 churches joined together to work for four days in our community. Lives were changed as the love of Christ was spoken and demonstrated – and so were over 12 homes!

Imagine what 500 of us could do… or 2000 – every year!

“To make Him knownby serving His people and the lost in our city.Giving a hand up to those in need.”As the whole body of Christ, how do we reach our city with the love of Christ? Together – and one family at a time.

  • Each one should use whatever gift he has received to others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. — 1 Peter 4:10
  • But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. — 2 Chronicles 15:7
  • Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer, contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. — Romans 12:12-1
  • As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. — Proverbs 27:17
  • And over all those virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. — Colossians 3:14

REGISTER – Download and fill out the following forms to participate in Mission Nac.

If your church is a member of Mission Nac, please take these forms to your coordinator.
If not, deliver to: Grace Bible Church, 329 Blount St, Nacogdoches, TX 75965

If you would like more information about Mission NAC, Get in touch with us. Contact Tiki Perkins – tikiperk@gmail.com

© Mission Nac – A Community Outreach Project. Created by BR&HQ

Mission Nac Deadline Approaching

Join Us for Mission NAC 2016
June 8—11


“Mission NAC” is a multi-church outreach ministry that seeks to help the needy in our community. As the body of Christ in Nacogdoches, we have scraped and painted, roofed, built porches and carports, replaced windows and trim, delivered furniture, mowed, gardened and landscaped for those who simply needed a hand up.

Last year alone over 250 people representing 5 churches joined together to work for four days in our community. Lives were changed as the love of Christ was spoken and demonstrated – and so were over 12 homes!

Imagine what 500 of us could do… or 2000 – every year!

“To make Him knownby serving His people and the lost in our city.Giving a hand up to those in need.”As the whole body of Christ, how do we reach our city with the love of Christ?Together – and one family at a time.

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ABOUT US

“Mission NAC” is a multi-church outreach ministry that seeks to help the needy in our community. As the body of Christ in Nacogdoches, we have scraped and painted, roofed, built porches and carports, replaced windows and trim, delivered furniture, mowed, gardened and landscaped for those who simply needed a hand up. Last year alone over 250 people representing 5 churches joined together to work for four days in our community. Lives were changed as the love of Christ was spoken and demonstrated – and so were over 12 homes!

Imagine what 500 of us could do…or 2000 – every year!

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. — 1 Peter 4:10

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. — 2 Chronicles 15:7

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer, contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality. — Romans 12:12-1

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. — Proverbs 27:17

And over all those virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. — Colossians 3:14

REGISTER

Download and fill out the following forms to participate in Mission Nac.

Registration Form

Permission Form

If your church is a member of Mission Nac, please take these forms to your coordinator.
If not, deliver to:
Grace Bible Church
329 Blount St, Nacogdoches, TX 75965

All registration forms are due by May 31st, 2016.
CONTACT

If you would like more information about Mission NAC, Get in touch with us.

Contact Tiki Perkins
tikiperk@gmail.com

© Mission Nac – A Community Outreach Project. Created by BR&HQ

Number for Stress

Mom survey says: Three is the most stressful number of kids

Mothers of three children stress more than moms of one or two, while mothers of four or more children actually report lower stress levels, according to an exclusive TODAYMoms.com survey of more than 7,000 U.S. mothers released Monday. Call it the Duggar effect: Once you get a certain critical mass of kids, life seems to get a bit easier.

imageBlogger and author Jill Smokler, her husband and their three wonderful, darling (and sometimes just the teeniest bit stressful) children. Is three really the most stressful number of kids?

On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most stressed, the average mom in our survey puts herself at 8.5. What’s stressing moms out? Plenty, from money worries to balancing the demands of work and home to feeling like her husband is sometimes just another big kid demanding attention. But the big secret of mom stress is that a lot of it comes from within: 75 percent of mothers said they stress more about the pressure they put on themselves to be “perfect” than they do the pressure or judgment they get from other moms.

“You always hear about the mommy wars, but I feel like we’re judging ourselves more harshly than anyone else,” says Jill Smokler, 35, “Scary Mommy” blogger and author of “Motherhood Comes Naturally (And Other Vicious Lies).” And she should know from stress: She has three kids, and totally agrees that it’s the most stressful number.

“Going from one to two was an easy, breezy transition,” says Smokler, a Baltimore mom whose children are 5, 7 and 9. “Two to three, everything was turned upside down. I do not feel like I have it together. You only have two hands! Just crossing the street and not being able to physically hold all their hands I find tremendously stressful.”

For the rest of this article from Today Parents go here.

Three Choices in Life, Self Doubt Not

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Your Encouraging Word: When something bad happens, you have three Choices. You can let it define you. Let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you!

No More Self Doubt by Catherine Pulsifer

image… Throughout the centuries, so-called significant or important people have told people of various walks of life, that they have no chance to succeed. In a lot of cases, many people cower from these kind of comments and start to believe that they cannot succeed, or that they do not have the intelligence or where with all to accomplish a goal or a dream.

If you choose to believe these types of comments, you are engaging in what is often called a self-fulfilling prophecy, or, in other words, you start to believe what others say about you. If you do adopt as real or true what others have said about you, this means you have given control of your life, your destiny, to the opinions, thoughts and failings of others….  finish this story here… From Catherine Pulsifer

ACT, Billboard Music Awards

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Encouraging Thought: Action Changes Things… ACT!

Kirk Franklin & Hillsong win BIG at Billboard Music Awards!
Kirk Franklin poses with the award for Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Wanna Be Happy?”
While The Weekend and Adele dominated the mainstream charts at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, it was gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin and Hillsong…
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