Sunday, August 30, 2009

~*~ Queen Esther ~*~

Ok so this past week I reread the book of Esther and it reminded me that even though we may not understand or like our circumstances God can bring good from them. Ok so the challenge this week is to read the book of Esther it's only 10 chapter you can do it! I believe in you! Ok so What can Esther teach us? Lots! So lets start at the begining Esther lived with her Uncle Mordecai, the Jewish People were in exile at the time. Xerxes was King and like to party! This were Esther comes into the story. King Xerxes was in the middle of a party and called for his wife the Queen to come to him. He wanted to show her off but she refused! So he got rid of her. Just like that! So the King asks his officials to gather some girls because he needs to find a new Queen. So they call the girls to come and Esther is one of them. Immediately the King Likes her. She is Beautiful. At this point I can't even imagine what Esther might be thinking, or feeling. But God knew that Esther would save the Jewish people! (You'll have to read Esther to find out the details!)

God does that uses us when we feel the most useless. I've seen it happen many times in my life. Our move from Ohio to Kansas was one of those times. I moved to Kansas not knowing anyone! And God used that to draw me closer to him, to change some things in me that needed changing. At my weakest he is strongest. I may not always understand why things happen, or what God's purpose is but I believe and I know that He can bring good from it, even if I never see it. That's what Faith is Believing and knowing God will work it out even when we can't possible see it.

Another thing I learned, got from Esther is that we need to be obedient to God. God called Esther to save her people. All this weighed on young Esther's shoulders. She didn't whine and say sorry God can't do it. Instead she fasted and prayed and asked her friends to do the same. And God gave her a way.

The Book of Esther shows that we have a choice to see the hand of God in our circumstances in our life and not seeing things as merely coincidence. God is the sovereign Ruler of the universe and we can be assured that His plans will not be moved.

So have you been used by God? Can you relate to Esther? Tell me what ya think! Oh and read Esther1-10.

Know You are loved. Thought of and Prayed for!


Just for Fun, Check out these Coloring Pages that tell Esthers Story:

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Warning Grooves

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Have you ever come home at 11:30 p.m. for a midnight curfew? It’s not likely. I remember waiting on my front steps until 11:59 p.m. before going inside. When given the opportunity, it seems to be in our nature to push the limits to the very farthest degree. Perhaps you’ve asked this question before: how far is too far? How much noise can I make until I push Mom over the edge? How fast over the speed limit can I drive before the police will pull me over? How much can I cheat before getting caught?

We like walking on the edge. The problem is that when we live life near the edge, we can go too far before we realize it. It’s like being on a winding mountain road. On many of them, as you near the edge, you’ll hit a series of warning grooves that cause you to start bumping along. They are there to remind you to get back on the right track. Driving on the edge of a road is dangerous, because it can be easy to lose control and drive off the edge.

The Christian life is much the same. I used to think some of the rules in the Bible were cumbersome. I have come to realize, however, that it is these very guidelines—like warning grooves on a road—that help keep me from flying over the edge and losing control in my life. God’s commandments and principles are there for our protection so we can experience all God wants us to experience. Typically, when people lose control of their lives, it hasn’t been just one bad decision that launches them off a moral cliff, but a series of bad decisions along the way. The Scriptures, the Holy Spirit and our brothers and sisters in Christ help provide us with the warning grooves and the guardrails we need to keep us from flying out of control and going over the edge.

What keeps you from going over the edge? Do you have someone that keeps you accountable? When we constantly push the limit it makes it easier for us to cross the line or even compromise and erase the line to draw a new one, that we eventually cross until we've gone so far over the edge we think there is no way back. But there is a way. Jesus is that way. When we let go of our own thinking and ways and begin to follow His, we will not come near crossing the line.

Thank God today for giving us the help we need to stay on the “narrow road."

Warning Grooves
By Kelly McFadden Homeword Devotions

Sunday, August 16, 2009

What's your Burden?

Burdens~ Something that is carried; Load; Duty; Responsibility; Something oppressive or worrisome. The Bearing of a Load Bearing a heavy load physically or spiritually

What Burdens do you carry around?
Grades, Future, School, Friends~feelings, Fitting in, Parents/Relationship-Divorce Seperation etc…..

What the Bible Says
Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT) Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. [29] Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. [30] For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light."

A yoke is a heavy wooden harness that fits over the shoulders of an ox or oxen. It is attached to a piece of equipment the oxen are to pull.

A person may be carrying heavy burdens of sin, fear, rejection, lonliness, etc...

Jesus frees people from all these burdens. The rest that Jesus promises is love, healing, and peace with God, not that there wont be work. A relationship with God changes meaningless, wearisome work into spiritual productivity and purpose. We were created with a purpose, and chosen. (Psalm 139:13-16, Ephesians 2:10, Jerimah 29:11)

Psalm 145:14 (NLT) The Lord helps the fallen and lifts up those bent beneath their loads.

Sometimes our burdens seem more than we can bear, and we wonder how we can go on. David stands at this bleak intersection of life’s road and points toward the Lord, the great burden-bearer.

God is able to lift us up because (1) his greatness is unfathomable (Psalm 145:3); (2) he does mighty acts across many generations (Psalm 145:4); (3) he is full of glorious splendor and majesty (Psalm 145:5); (4) he does wonderful and awesome works (Psalm 145:5-6); (5) he is righteous (Psalm 145:7); (6) he is gracious, compassionate, patient, and loving (Psalm 145:8-9); (7) he rules over an everlasting kingdom (Psalm 145:13); (8) he is our source of all our daily needs (Psalm 145:15-16); (9) he is righteous and loving in all his dealings (Psalm 145:17); (10) he remains near to those who call on him (Psalm 145:18); (11) he hears our cries and saves us (Psalm 145:19-20).

If you are bending under a burden and feel that you are about to fall, turn to God for help. He is ready to lift you up and bear your burden.

Are your burdens weighing you down like the Ox with a Yoke? Are they keeping you from seeing the glorious gift God has for you? What's it gonna take to let them go? Want to share those burdens? I am here to listen, talk, wipe away the tears, or share some of my chocolate if that's what it takes!

Galatians 6:2 (NLT) Share each other's troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

No one should ever think that she is totally independent and doesn’t need help from others, and no one should feel excused from the task of helping others. The body of Christ—the church—functions only when the members work together for the common good. Do you know someone who needs help? Do you need help? Know there is someone here to help? God is ready to catch you if you'll only let go!

Know you are Loved Thought of & Prayed for!

Love Christina

Friday, August 14, 2009

Fall Schedule 2009

(girls Night In June 2009)

Ok so I have a tenative fall schedule for now, Middle School Girls Group will meet the 1st and 3rd Sunday's 6:30-8p.m. at FBC in the Green room Upstairs (8th grade class room). Unless noted otherwise. I would still like to add a girls progessive dinner in this line up as well as a girls lunch or dinner out at some point but will have to look at that later on.


6th 7-9:30 p.m. Smore's and More @ The Cox's
7335 SW 120th st
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on outside. We will roast hot dogs and smores. please bring a side/dessert and soda to share.

20th Girls Group 6:30-8 pm


4th Girls Group 6:30-8 pm
18th Girls Group 6:30-8 pm


1st Girls Group 6:30-8 pm
15th Girls Group 6:30-8 pm


6th Middle School & High School Girls Sock Exchange
6:30-8 p.m. meet in the youth room bring a pair of new wrapped socks to exchange as well as a 2 liter and a snack to share.

11-12 Revolve Tour
(More Info to Come)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Great News! Revolve Here we Come!

Great News! I just found out we will be going to this years Revolve Tour! Check out the video above or go to for more info. Details will be coming soon! WOOHOOO! Save the Date December 11th and 12th 2009!


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Know you are Loved, Thought of, & Prayed for.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Become Extraordinary

I just found this and thought it was a great reminder as we head back to school! Know that you are Extraordinary!

Become Extraordinary
By: Thomas Bartel

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With God nothing will be impossible. Luke 1:37

Did you know that God wants to use you to do the extraordinary? Throughout the Bible, God has used ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things for Him. People like Joseph, who was a dreamer, and despite being stuffed into a cistern and sold as a slave by his jealous brothers, he became the Prime Minister of Egypt and saved both Egypt and the the nation of Israel from starvation and obsolescence.

How does something that powerful happen? It takes the faith of an ordinary man like Joseph, to overcome the difficulties that others cause in their life, to have God empower them to accomplish the amazing things that they otherwise might never happen been able to do. Another example is Paul. Did you know that Paul was one of the biggest enemies of Christianity before he himself became one?

Paul traveled all over the cities around Israel seeking out Christians and having them jailed and killed, until he met God one day on his way to Damascus. God literally knocked him off of his horse. As Paul fell to the ground wondering what was happening, God asked him why he was persecuting and killing His people. Paul was blinded for the moment and was so frightened by the thought that God was actually speaking to him, immediately confessed his sin and accepted God's challenge to begin starting building churches. Paul ended up starting more churches than any of the apostles.

One of God's favorite words is impossible. Why? Because God is so good at making what looks impossible become the possible in our lives. All He asks is that we believe in Him and that He has the power to do that for ordinary people who have big faith. So, become extraordinary. Be available and willing to do whatever God wants you to accomplish, knowing that He has the power to do it. All He wants from us is to have faith, trust in Him and believe He will do it.

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Know you are Loved, thought of, & prayed for!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Am I Beautiful?

1 Peter 3:3-4 (Contemporary English Version)
3Don't depend on things like fancy hairdos or gold jewelry or expensive clothes to make you look beautiful. 4Be beautiful in your heart by being gentle and quiet. This kind of beauty will last, and God considers it very special.

So what does this mean to you? Do you think it means we shouldn't wear nice clothes or Jewlery, or try to fix our hair? Tell me what you think. (Leave a comment)

~*~When I read this it tells me that I am beautiful because I am God's creation not because I am wearing designer jeans or the lateset fashion. I am beautiful inside. (I know we all hate to hear this, but it's true!) When I allow God to change my heart and my thinking then His Love shines through me and that's what makes me beautiful. Do you see that? ~*~ says this:
1 Peter 3:3-4
After all, what makes a godly woman so attractive? How is it that her beauty shines through even when she's wearing an old sweatshirt or her hair is a “mess”? Let me tell you her secret. Her beauty comes from deep within. Deep inside she is at peace – so much so that even the most fragile person is safe with her. Do you think you are the only one who notices how lovely she is? No! God Himself sees her beauty and puts great value on it.

Have a Beautiful Day
Know you are Loved, Thought of, & Prayed for.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Just Because

Just because no one has been fortunate enough
to realize what a gold mine you are,
doesn't mean you shine any less.

Just because no one has been smart enough
to figure out that you can't be topped
doesn't stop you from being the best.

Just because no one has come along to share your life,
doesn't mean the day isn't coming.

Just because no one has made this race worthwhile,
doesn't give you permission to stop dunning.

Just because no one has realized how much of a woman you are,
doesn't mean they can't affect your femininity.

Just because no one has come to take the loneliness away,
doesn't mean you have to settle for lower quality.

Just because no one has shown up who can love you on your level,
doesn't mean you have to sink to theirs.

Just because you deserve the very best there is,
doesn't mean life is always fair.

Just because God is still preparing your Prince,
doesn't mean you're not already a Princess

Just because your situation doesn't seem to be progressing right now,
doesn't mean you need to change a thing.

Keep Shining,
Keep Running,
Keep Hoping,
Keep Praying,

Keep being exactly what you are already...Complete!

~*~ Unknown ~*~

Welcome to I've got my crown

Hello bloggers it's my hope that the Girls at FBC and in and around Augusta will know and believe that they are princesses, because they have a King for a father.

This site is to post upcoming events for the Girls, as well as be an Encouragement to them in their walk with the Lord. I hope to post a weekly devotion, as well as scripture to memorize and/or know. I also plan to blog about how amazing they are. It's my desire that each and every youth girl who walks through our doors feels, know and believes she has a place and is valued. It's a work in progress.

Know you are Loved, Thought of, & Prayed for.