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Journey continues in Desert

First off, thank you so much for praying. We need those prayers and are so grateful to have you join us as interceders on our trip.
It was the second day of our conference and we saw God in many different ways thru thr eyes of His children in the Middle East. Some of the sahirng is unbeleivable that I have personally experienced. The "Denial is not just a river in Egypt hoke went over well"....:)
I heard stories that will break your heart. Stories of belivers ears being cut off for claiming Him as their Father. So much abuse, so much hurt.
It does blow me away however, how no matter where you go in this broken world, you will find a common denominator of brokeneness and a hungry heart for the Master Healer and Comforter, Jesus Christ.

I spoke wiht one gentleman that described how his life can be when in certain pockets and he talks about Jesus Christ that it is going thru his head, "I could die for this, but I don't care" Wow! I take so much for granted for teh…

April.....Trip update

I honestly was struggling at what day it was cause my sense of time and calendar gets flipped around with the time zone change. I cannot even begin to tell you effectively how humbled I am by what we are seeing after just one day of the conference.
When we arrived we heard how much God is moving before we even got started. The expected attendance number was around 140 people for this first conference. It grew to 240 and they had to change conference locations to accommodate. They had so many people wanting to register beyond that, that they had to close off registration. There was a waiting list for those to get in. Wow! God is working cause it wasn't sure many would be able to make it do to te turmoil they had been experiencing.
The ground is so fertile for God's word to be heard. Sometimes in the great trials of life, it is the best time to share His Good News.
Lifes Healing Choices is such a nice fit for what the people are struggling with. as one lady said, the window if oppo…

CR Mission team departs

9:00PM 4.26.11
Well, it didn't look good initially coming out of NW Arkansas with the crazy weather we have been experiencing, but we made it out. So far the trip has gone according to plan. We are now awaiting the next flight that will be around 13-14 hour flight.
So blessed to have all those that are praying for us praying.
Can't wait to see our old friends!!
Keep praying folks! Angela and Larry fly out tomorrow evening and we need them to make their connections on time too.
Until next update....
Rodney

A Changing Perspective

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“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” - Matt 22:37-40 (NIV)
I was meeting with a couple of my accountability partners the other morning and in our discussion the verse above was shared; along with the thought that our responsibility is to love God with all that we have and to express that love to others around us in this very moment. In addition, that while we normally look at our lives from the past to present, seeing our lives through the lens of our past sin and failures, however, God, through the work of Jesus on the Christ, looks at our lives through the lens of our future in Christ to present.
As I sat there and thought about this, I found that my view of the commandments of God have begun to transform. This transforming is similar to way that I have come to …

I can fix it myself

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Sometimes we just need to stop and realize that we are not to be the one to save the day. There is Someone much stronger than any of us put together. He is capable of helping us thru our struggles. We will learn so much thru the process.




3. We are here to support one another. We will not attempt to “fix”
another.

For more information about One Day trainings or the CR Summit that goes into greater length on guidelines and how to enforce them etc. Or maybe you have questions about how to get into a CR near you. Contact Rodney at 479-659-3679 roholmstrom@fellowshipnwa.org http://celebraterecovery.fellowshipnwa.org/

Are you listening?

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One of the greatest exercises and disciplines we can learn in life is the art of listening. This is one of the reasons we have the "No Crosstalk" guideline in place. This helps keep our small groups safe and productive.




2. There will be no cross talk, please. Cross talk is when 2 individuals
engage in a dialogue, excluding all others. Each person is free to
express their feelings without interruption.

For more information about One Day trainings or the CR Summit that goes into greater length on guidelines and how to enforce them etc. Or maybe you have questions about how to get into a CR near you. Contact Rodney at 479-659-3679 roholmstrom@fellowshipnwa.org

Why should I use "I" or "me"?

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Something amazing happens when we own the negative and the positive things in our life. When we voice them with our own lips and personalize them it give it life and actually means something personal to me. He loves me! That means so much.



1. Keep your sharing focused on your own thoughts and feelings. Please limit your sharing to 3-5 minutes.

For more information about One Day trainings or the CR Summit that goes into greater length on guidelines and how to enforce them etc. Or maybe you have questions about how to get into a CR near you. Contact Rodney at 479-659-3679 roholmstrom@fellowshipnwa.org