Sharing the Joy of Easter

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This week, as we remember about the sacrifice of Jesus, we are overwhelmed by His love – for He has shown us the greatest love. Our Saviour has shown us abundant grace and mercy.

In reading Romans 5, we learn that “at just the right time,” Christ died for us, and we have been made right with God by the blood-sacrifice of Christ.  This justification, accomplished by God through Jesus, is the reason we can now rejoice and even boast.  He is the Shepherd of our souls, and He knows whatever our hearts need.

We wish you all special Easter blessings!  God is good all the time, and He will be good all the time.  May your happiness be great, and may you be filled with much hope, peace and joy!

Blessings and prayers!

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March 30, 2018 at 3:45 pm Leave a comment

Do You Ever Feel Lost?

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Have you ever felt like you are on a journey but without a map?  Maybe you’ve actually been driving along trusting your GPS…when it stops!  That actually happened to me on one of the monstrous new TX freeways two weeks ago.  Totally dependent on my GPS, suddenly…the voice disappeared!

Nothing around me looked familiar.  I had no idea which way to turn.  Filled with anxiety,  I began praying,…and kept going…believing that somehow guidance would happen.  Laugh if you will, but shortly before the needed exit, the little lady inside the GPS began speaking again!  Now, mind you, that was not the exit to get me on the simple path.  I missed the first exit…driving at the legal speed limit of 70 mph, I could not see all those small signs beside the highway as I sped past.  But the lady in the GPS started again telling me what to do..and I obeyed…every step…arriving a little shaken, but safely at my destination!

Well…what lesson is there to be learned from this?  Stay off these new giant roads?  Slow down?  Don’t go where I’ve never been before?  Ummm, no.  😉   There are many lessons.  Perhaps you have a suggestion? Here is the Big Lesson I learned, again, that day… Regardless of what comes our way, God will see us through it.  Maybe our plan needed to be tweaked, or even changed.   If we suffer pain, disappointment, loss along the way, or wind up feeling battered and bruised,  by hanging onto God, we will grow stronger, wiser.  I know whereof I speak…from experience.  So…wait on the Lord, then spread your wings.  He always will help you fly on the good path!

~~ Anne

“…those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
    They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind

    They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind.”  Isaiah 40: 31, The Message 

March 22, 2018 at 3:45 am 1 comment

God Sent Us A Fine New Treasurer

Joey and Melanie Griffin prayerfully considered our need to find someone to replace Rie, and then Joey volunteered to be God’s Children Treasurer!

Joey spent 23 years in the Engineering field, serving the last 8 years as Director of Engineering for Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Later, Joey and Melanie both spent six years working with Eastern European Mission where Joey served as Vice President, Administration/CFO and Melanie served as Administrative Assistant to the President. Melanie also co-directed the activities of WEEM (Women for Eastern European Mission), facilitating spiritual and physical connections between women across the U.S. and women in Eastern Europe.

Joey and Melanie have both been very active in their local congregations through the years. Joey served as an elder for three years for the Northview Church of Christ in Statesville, NC. They both served as teachers and mentors at several congregations, including Prestoncrest Church of Christ in Dallas, TX. They have also participated in several camps and workshops in Lithuania and Russia.

They have been joyously married for nearly 39 years, have two children and six grandchildren. They currently live in Temecula, CA, only two blocks from four of their grandchildren! Joey currently spends most of his time being a grandpa. Melanie works from home and facilitates personality training workshops.

We appreciate Joey and Melanie’s dedication to the Lord and their willingness to help us! Welcome into our team 🙂

March 20, 2018 at 7:11 pm 1 comment

Brokenhearted – A Silicon Valley Testimony

When all you have done is not ‘]”good enough!”
~~ Anne B.

Biblical Viewpoint

In her desperation in the privacy of her hotel room, she simply spoke out loud to no one specifically and said: “I give up. I can’t fix this.” 

I heard a compelling faith story this week. It was shared by a relatively new Christian at a regional Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast event. As a high-achiever who grew up in a non-religious home with a strong distaste for religion and a preferred focus on human accomplishments, this professional married woman and mother of 3 teenage children succeeded in attaining her goals of work success, family, and social status in this performance-oriented California culture.

Yet something was missing.

There was still an emptiness and void that no achievement could fulfill. Against all practical advice from friends, co-workers and family, she even ended up leaving her established job with a major high-tech organization and explored a job that she thought would…

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December 5, 2017 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

The Dream of Education – The project for #GivingTuesday

Together we can have a greater impact in joining this movement. In order for the scholarship program to go on, we are hoping to raise $25,000.

Our goal is to help:

4 village students to get university Bachelor’s degree which takes 3 years. For 1 student the following amount is needed: $ 675 = tuition for one school year. $1,350 = 9 months room, food, books $6075 is needed for one student to get a university degree. We know this is a challenge, but God can make great things. We trust that the students we will help will make a difference in the future. Their life will be changed so they can change other lives too. Say YES to a better life!

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~ Anne Boyd, CEO, God’s Children.

November 29, 2016 at 2:00 am Leave a comment

Two responses

These words are timely, can help us find peace. Guest Post by Brian Casey, PhD, (our “nephew” by his choice. He offered. We accepted.) God is good! ~~ Anne Boyd, St. George, Transylvania, RO

Earnestly Speaking

Following the slaying of President John F. Kennedy, Jr., the composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein said this:

This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely,
more beautifully,
more devotedly than ever before.

And in the Christian Chronicle of January 2015, Brian Owens of the (predominantly black) Ferguson Heights MO Church of Christ is said to feel “inclined to protest. ” But his protest won’t involve “waving a ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ sign, staging a ‘die-in’ or chanting ‘I can’t breathe’ during a march.  Owens told fellow members of the predominantly black Ferguson Heights Church of Christ,

Worship is our protest. . . .  Our response is worship because it is through our worship that people see the glory of God.

The notions expressed by these two men — ideologically and chronically distant from one another — seem to be of the same ilk, don’t they?

Bernstein Bernstein

Owens Owens

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January 16, 2015 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

The Truth About Marriage….

Want Your Marriage to Last As Long As You Both Shall Live? Thank you, Chelsea Dent, for shareing with us the way to help that happen! ~~ Anne

Making A Dent in The World: One Child at A Time

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So, I think we all have this idea in our head about what marriage will look like and how happy and fun and lovey dovey it will be, but the truth be told….it’s a crock. Marriage is not all butterflies and daisies and sunshine; it is messy and imperfect and takes true dedication and hard work all the time.

The Truth Is Marriage Means Being Selfless

From the moment you say, “I Do” you are agreeing that you will never be the center of your universe again, you will always have another person to consider. It means saying no to yourself sometimes and saying yes to your spouse and doing things you may not always want to do. It means giving 100% of yourself to someone else 100% of the time.

The Truth Is Marriage (in its own way) Is Much Like Parenthood

Like parenthood, there are no days off…

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January 16, 2015 at 8:23 pm Leave a comment

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