Showing posts with label Girl's Nights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Girl's Nights. Show all posts

6.6.16

Girl's Nights and The Wilderness

I will continue with my early church journey in my next post but I need to interject with this letter to all the lovely ladies who are a part of our Girl's Nights over at King's Coffee House in Cheltenham.

To all you wonderful women who have been on the Girl's Night journey with me for the past years. I write to you with a heavy heart but also with much love in my heart for you. We have grown to know each other and love each other and this new season in my life takes me away from you, which is not easy at all. I would like to say that it's all positive and that you should be happy for me but it's not such a simple story. For various reasons our family have left our church that we have called home for the past 18 months. Eric has accepted a job at another church and felt that he needed to do this to provide for his family, as being a full time student this past year has made life rather difficult. He had to leave his studies and cannot finish his degree to take this job. I have not joined the church he is working at and seemed to have gone into the wilderness. I found the change very sudden and unexpected and it has thrown me into a place of heartache and confusion. You see, I have learned to love each and every person in our church and feel like my heart has been ripped out. Girl's Night has been a place where I have been able to connect with you lovely ladies on a deeper level.  We have worshipped together, challenged each other, laughed together and cried together.

I want what is best for you all and I don't feel that I can continue leading you in my current circumstances. As I find myself lost in this wilderness place I realise that this is nowhere to lead people from or to. You must move on as I pass the baton onto someone who is better able to lead you more positively. So please know that I love you all very much and will be thinking of you and praying for you as you meet tomorrow night for Girl's Night. Please keep me in your prayers too as I keep you in mine.

25.5.16

I Don't Know What to Say :/

I have sat with my hands on the keys several times now, to write to you but never know what to say. So here it is, I am just going to let it come out, raw and real. You see, I have a choice, I can pitch what I have to say to you in a very positive, exciting way (which would be honestish) or I can pour out my heart and soul which could be overly negative and draining for you. For your sake and mine I will do neither, I am not pitching anything to you, it is not positive nor negative, it just is. This is where the journey has taken me and many of you have been reading my posts for years and have stayed with me through all the ups and downs, trials and tests, joys and laughter.

Not A New Beginning

I considered calling this post A New Beginning but realised that it is not a new beginning at all, it is the next chapter in our book, a new season in our life, perhaps even a turn at a cross road. I considered calling it Starting Over only to realise that nothing is starting over but this new chapter, or perhaps we can even call it a new book, is the wonderful culmination of all that we have been through, learned, failed at and enjoyed. Life has brought us to this point and it is both terrifying and wonderful. We had to go through every single thing that we have been through to get to this point and this point is all part of God's master plan. This is what I choose to believe. If I don't believe it then life just doesn't make sense. God is good. He is always good. He is full of mercy. He is love. So what I am choosing to believe makes sense based on these very important facts.

Death Brings Life

Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.  - John 12:24

Sometimes we just have to die! Die to self. Die to our selfish plans and desires. Die to our way of thinking. Die to so many things. If we don't die we will never live. The Bible is full of things that are hard to understand but once you come out the other side they make perfect sense and offer so much freedom that you wonder why it took you so long to get it. I am currently in the pre-die stage, working through dying. At least in this area. In past seasons I can testify to the pain of dying and how wonderful it is bearing much fruit when you come alive again.

The one who loves his life loses it, and the one who hates his life in this world preserves it for eternal life. - John 12:25

King's Life 

So this brings me to our big announcement. We haven't worked out the details yet, we don't know where this path will lead, but we do know that this is the right next step. As you may have noticed, our website address, name, logo, branding, social media, email address and everything has changed! This is a nutshell overview of what is happening:

  1. King's Daughters, AD Life and Cheltenham School of Music have merged into one amazing ministry called King's Life Ministries. Eric and I have joined forces and will be coming together to build what we are most passionate about, which is;


  2. King's Life Ministries is about the church - the wider church not one building in particular - the body of Christ. We are most passionate about this which is why it makes perfect sense to make this our main focus. Our mission is to 'equip the saints for the work of ministry and building up the body of Christ' as it says in Ephesians 4:12  Eric and I will write and preach along these lines under the general category in the blog called King's Life.


  3. King's Daughters will continue under the umbrella of King's Life Ministries with a clear mission to create connection opportunities for women. We will focus on prayer, study of the word and friendship. You can continue to follow these posts in the blog category King's Daughters.


  4. King's Life Music will transform from Eric's existing music business, Cheltenham School of Music, to a more specific focus of teaching music, worship leading and songwriting. We will also record our own music and make it available for your enjoyment.



This is the new season, next chapter, change in direction or whatever you wish to call it. I am exciting about partnering directly with my husband on this project, we work well together and have complimentary skills which is great. We will take it slowly though and not rush into anything, we would love you to walk with us, share your views with us and please pray for us. All King's Daughters mailing lists and social media have changed now to King's Life Ministries so please invite your men over to join us.

So that's it - for someone who didn't know what to say at first, I said quite a lot didn't I!
Love

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I Don't Know What to Say :/

I have sat with my hands on the keys several times now, to write to you but never know what to say. So here it is, I am just going to let it come out, raw and real. You see, I have a choice, I can pitch what I have to say to you in a very positive, exciting way (which would be honestish) or I can pour out my heart and soul which could be overly negative and draining for you. For your sake and mine I will do neither, I am not pitching anything to you, it is not positive nor negative, it just is. This is where the journey has taken me and many of you have been reading my posts for years and have stayed with me through all the ups and downs, trials and tests, joys and laughter.

Not A New Beginning

I considered calling this post A New Beginning but realised that it is not a new beginning at all, it is the next chapter in our book, a new season in our life, perhaps even a turn at a cross road. I considered calling it Starting Over only to realise that nothing is starting over but this new chapter, or perhaps we can even call it a new book, is the wonderful culmination of all that we have been through, learned, failed at and enjoyed. Life has brought us to this point and it is both terrifying and wonderful. We had to go through every single thing that we have been through to get to this point and this point is all part of God's master plan. This is what I choose to believe. If I don't believe it then life just doesn't make sense. God is good. He is always good. He is full of mercy. He is love. So what I am choosing to believe makes sense based on these very important facts.

Death Brings Life

Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone. But if it dies, it bears much fruit.  - John 12:24

Sometimes we just have to die! Die to self. Die to our selfish plans and desires. Die to our way of thinking. Die to so many things. If we don't die we will never live. The Bible is full of things that are hard to understand but once you come out the other side they make perfect sense and offer so much freedom that you wonder why it took you so long to get it. I am currently in the pre-die stage, working through dying. At least in this area. In past seasons I can testify to the pain of dying and how wonderful it is bearing much fruit when you come alive again.

The one who loves his life loses it, and the one who hates his life in this world preserves it for eternal life. - John 12:25

King's Life 

So this brings me to our big announcement. We haven't worked out the details yet, we don't know where this path will lead, but we do know that this is the right next step. As you may have noticed, our website address, name, logo, branding, social media, email address and everything has changed! This is a nutshell overview of what is happening:

  1. King's Daughters, AD Life and Cheltenham School of Music have merged into one amazing ministry called King's Life Ministries. Eric and I have joined forces and will be coming together to build what we are most passionate about, which is;


  2. King's Life Ministries is about the church - the wider church not one building in particular - the body of Christ. We are most passionate about this which is why it makes perfect sense to make this our main focus. Our mission is to 'equip the saints for the work of ministry and building up the body of Christ' as it says in Ephesians 4:12  Eric and I will write and preach along these lines under the general category in the blog called King's Life.


  3. King's Daughters will continue under the umbrella of King's Life Ministries with a clear mission to create connection opportunities for women. We will focus on prayer, study of the word and friendship. You can continue to follow these posts in the blog category King's Daughters.


  4. King's Life Music will transform from Eric's existing music business, Cheltenham School of Music, to a more specific focus of teaching music, worship leading and songwriting. We will also record our own music and make it available for your enjoyment.



This is the new season, next chapter, change in direction or whatever you wish to call it. I am exciting about partnering directly with my husband on this project, we work well together and have complimentary skills which is great. We will take it slowly though and not rush into anything, we would love you to walk with us, share your views with us and please pray for us. All King's Daughters mailing lists and social media have changed now to King's Life Ministries so please invite your men over to join us.

So that's it - for someone who didn't know what to say at first, I said quite a lot didn't I!
Love

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12.2.16

Introducing Resolutions for Men



Introducing The Resolution for Men!


After our first Girl's Night in January the women were buzzing so much that the men insisted on having their own night too! We are so excited because we have a special night for men and women now where we focus on resolving to be the men and women that God intended us to be. In a society with so much gender confusion and uncertainty, even in the churches, we want to get back to the basics.

Hosted by Charlton King's Baptist Church but open to all - you are welcome to join us at our Girl's Nights or Men's Nights.  If you wish to set up your own group and study along with us in your own church let us know how we can support you.

Get a copy of the books from Amazon.
Girl's and stay connected through www.resolution.kingsdaughters.co.uk
and King's Daughters on Facebook or your men can join in at www.mensnight.adlife.uk or AD Life on Facebook.

It's time for the church to shine brightly, for men to boldly stand out as men and women to courageously stand out as women.  The world wants to be gender neutral but God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 

Let's resolve to be all that God created us to be!


Love

5.1.16

Girl's Night - The Resolution for Women

2016 IS going to be a great year! Not because circumstances will be favourable but because we will resolve to make it a great year no matter what comes our way. Our life is a series of choices that we make so let's choose together to have an excellent year according to the will of God!

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." - Romans 12:2





THE RESOLUTION FOR WOMEN
With everything you have to do, have you taken time to decide who you want to be?

Join us in 2016 as we resolve to be all we can be as King's Daughters. You are welcome to join us at our Girl's Nights in Cheltenham or if you wish to set up your own group and study along with us where you are get a copy from Amazon and stay connected through www.resolution.kingsdaughters.co.uk and Facebook where we will post every study and chat in the comments boxes below each post.

Here is our study schedule for 2016:
05 Jan A Resolution to be content
02 Feb A Resolution to champion biblical femininity
05 Apr  A Resolution to value myself and celebrate others
03 May  A Resolution to be devoted to Christ and defined by His Word
07 Jun A Resolution to devote myself completely to God’s priorities to my life
05 Jul A Resolution to esteem others with my time, concern, and full attention
02 Aug  A Resolution to release others from the prison of my hurt and anger
06 Sep A Resolution to live with the highest standard of virtue and purity
04 Oct A Resolution to care Look Again
01 Nov  A Resolution to be the kind of woman who truly blesses her man
06 Dec A Resolution to train my kids in righteousness
03 Jan A Resolution to make my home a welcome place to be
07 Feb A Resolution to live today with tomorrow in mind.

We would love you to join us as we resolve to be awesome Godly King's Daughters.

Love