Thursday, September 4, 2008

Teaching


John & I both serve on the Funeral Ministry at our church. Kay(pastor's wife) set up a breakfast for the ministry....we are going to present the people who serve with aprons. I had the aprons embroidered with the church name and the name of the person....this way when we serve at a funeral, the people will know our name and know who to ask when they need help. A few weeks ago Kay asked me if I would do a 15 minute teaching on serving. I said, Of course! Well, the breakfast is in 2 days and I have yet to write a single word. I do have an excuse, although I am a procrastinator, my hubby has been sick after all. But, I need to open my bible, spend time with God and get to cracking on writing this teaching. Want to help me out? Comment with any ideas you have.

My friend Beth asked me to post a picture of the aprons...so here they are. I think they came out nice.

12 comments:

Beths Blog said...

Hey Betty,
I am so sorry I didn't call you yesterday. My only excuse is I'm just having a hard time this week talking. I have been thinking of you all though. Are you staying home with John this week?

Advice on speaking. Its interesting for me because I can think and study and pray for days, weeks ahead of speaking but it seems the Lord always brings it together the night before. I simply sit with my bible, whatever I'm studying in the bible at the time and just begin asking God what He would have me say. That it would always be about Him and not me.

I would look to the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John because Jesus sets the perfect example of being a servant.

You will do fantastic and you need to put a picture of the apron on your blog. Isn't it exciting when you know you are doing what God wants you to do.
Love ya
beth
ps - i love the new design of your blog.

Rene said...

Betty - thank you so much for visiting my blog the other day when I was featured on BATW. CarGuy's cancer diagnosis has put my thank yous a little behind but know that everyone who left me comments that day really helped me through a tough time and for that I am so grateful. Things are getting back to normal (well, a new normal anyway). Thanks again for coming by and for praying for my family! I will be doing the same for your hubby too!

From looking around your blog we have a lot in common so I hope you don't mind if I become a blog stalker and add you to my subscription feed. I'll also pray for your upcoming training. I'm a worship leader so I'm usually just singing things others wrote which leads to whatever devotional comes along. I'm doing special music on Sunday - a song called Irresistable. It speaks of how God's love is so irresistable and how it surrounds us and holds us up. I know it's not exactly about serving but this song is pretty inspiring to me. I'll e-mail you the mp3 so you can hear it. Another song that has recently touched me is one that another blogger recently linked the video to on her blog. I'll include that link in my e-mail too. It talks about wanting to see the world through God's eyes -- what a revelation that would be!!

Rene said...

Oops...just realized I don't have an e-mail so here's the link I was telling you about: http://americanmum.blogspot.com/2008/09/give-me-your-eyes.html

If you want that mp3, just e-mail me at wing3fam at aol dot com.

Heather said...

Love the new look! See, you didn't need me for that :)

Julie said...

Hi Betty, thanks for coming to visit me in Hungary today :) I think that your idea with the apron is brilliant and really well thought out!

I agree with the other poster about finding tons of stuff in the gospels for serving. Jesus' whole life was serving. My husband is a public speaker and he ALWAYS starts off with a griping story and then tries to share only 1 or 2 things in a talk that he really wants people to take things from it... so that is my two cents worth... hope it helps!

God bless!

leezee52 said...

Thanks so much for visiting me on my special day…I could hardly sleep last night I was so excited!

Lee :)

Aubrey said...

Those aprons sound like such a great idea. So sweet.

I know I always work the best under pressure, usually the night before. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be perfect.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I wish I had some advice for you, but the truth is I think most of us could use a lesson or two in serving in humility. I volunteer at church with the kids' ministry, and find myself grumbling a lot on my way...so maybe I should come to hear your teaching!
Carrie

Becky said...

You blog looks beautiful!!! I was going to tell you about the cutiest blogs on the block (free website) but I guess I don't have too! Looks real cute.

By the way (now that I am finally in blogger world and allowed to comment!) your girls are gorgeous! I love the picture you have posted of them.

Leslie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Love the beach picture at your header. makes me want to go visit that big pool on the beach even more. You have two beautiful girls there. But I'm sure you already know that! ;)

Tori said...

well aren't you just ms. popular, momma!
you did good on the aprons & you'll do awesome on saturday. i'm glad you're taking good care of dad(not that i expected any less)
i'm really sorry we didn't get to talk today other than texting! i'm back to being sick again : (
love you!

Ashley said...

Thanks for the Obama comment love! I feel like we are few and far between.