Archive for June, 2012


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 This past weekend in Florida we were visited by Tropical Storm Debby. It was a very slow moving storm. It started out at three miles and hour and worked it’s way up to a whopping five miles an hour when it came upon my county, Pasco County. I live in New Port Richey. To say we were inundated with water was understating it. It was a constant deluge, a sheet of water falling continually from the sky. I remembered that God promised not to give us another flood like in Noah’s time but geez it was sort of looking that way.There was some thunder and lightening but not much over by me, thank God. It was scary enough with all the water and wind. Let’s not forget the tornado’s and water spouts that were generated by the storm . Just about everywhere you looked there was standing water, deep large ponds of water. people drove through that just to get home or wherever they were going.

My friend and I went to Regal Cinema on Sunday after church and lunch. Sure it was raining, it was a great day for a movie. After the movie let out, going to the parking lot I was wading in knee deep water just to get to my pickup truck. Even though I have been hoping and praying to get an SUV or minivan I sure was glad I had a truck. The water reached the bottom of my engine,definitely time to get out of there. Driving south on US19 was surreal. Shopping centers everywhere flooded, cars underwater, devastation of property was evident. Closer to my home the ponding was wherever I looked. these pictures are not far from my home in New Port Richey. 

I am so very thankful that my home is safe and dry, no tree damage, wind or water damage. I am safe and so are my pets. I have a friend that was not so lucky. Her home flooded with about one foot of water and the house across the street from her and the house directly behind her were hit by a tornado. So in a sense I guess she’s luckier than they are. Yesterday she and her husband  spent the day tearing out their rugs and tossing out all their furniture, bagging up the kids clothes and bedding to take it to get laundered. Her children had to stay with friends because it was so bad at her house and in  her neighborhood also.

I am so Blessed Lord. I have been calling her to see what I can do to help them. I know there must be something I can help them with. I will continue to see if I can bless them since I have been blessed. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to work? Thank you Jesus for all you have done for me and all you still do for me.

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 Pastor Estell is having a service at The Daily Transformation Ministry on July 13, 2012. It will be a “Soaking in the Holy Spirit Fountain of Fire and Healing” ministry service. Thank you Pastor Freddy and the parishoner’s  of The Daily Transformation Ministry for having this service in your church. See link section for address and website of the church.

I have been listening everyday to the music from the website http://www.soakingwithapurpose.com. Wonderfully relaxing and fulfilling spiritual music. Please feel free to check out the site. If you know of other sites please let me know so I may share them on this blog.

I am anticipating going to this special service. I am believing it’s just what I need to fill me or re-fill me with the Holy Spirit.  I just want to seek more of Him.

A description of soaking was borrowed from the soakingwithapurpose.com website:” soaking is an intimate time where we place ourselves in a posture of rest in the Lord’s presence while listening to anointed music created to impart to our spirit and bypass our mind.”  What a beautiful way to describe it. To also have Healing along with the Fire of the Holy Spirit sounds like it’s going to be a powerful service indeed! I am so looking forward to it.

I think I will get there early enough to get a parking spot. Sounds like it’s going to be a full house, awesome.

P.S. The address for The Daily Transformation Ministry is 7425 Orchid Lake Rd., New Port Richey, Florida.

 

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 Pastor Estell was a guest pastor today at Pastor Freddys church The Daily Transformation Ministry  at 7425 Orchid Lake Rd., New Port Richey. She spoke  of Love and “how it is not self serving, nor forced. Love is forgiveness. It’s a choice,  and starting today let’s make better choices.” To also have “a zeal for the Lord. If we can be excited over sports or someone’s accomplishments why can’t we also be “excited and have zeal for the Lord?” We need to walk in Love towards our enemies.

Pastor Estell taught us the Five Languages of Love. First, words of affirmation, second, quality time, third, receiving gifts, fourth, acts of service and fifth is physical touch. We all have one or more of these love languages that speak to us. Which ones are yours? Which are your spouses, mother, father, childrens , neighbors, friends, clerks, you get the picture. Powerful teaching and preaching on Love.

Pastor Freddy also spoke of Love and the heart and how God is still working in your life. How God uses the “stuff” in your life to bring about good. “When you don’t see external growth God is working on your root system.”  The only thing that remains is Faith, Hope and Love. They are everlasting. Good teaching. Wow, that hit home with me for sure what about you. I got the Word God, thanks. During Communion we learned to receive with honor and forgiveness. To ask God to help us release forgiveness, guilt, and  pain. To Believe that God is working in our life. Very touching, brought tears to my eyes.

Today was also AGAPE Sunday at The Daily Transformation Ministry. That meant fellowship and food. Lots and lots of each. What a wonderful post worship service. Kudos to the church ladies and leaders. The food was plentiful and delicious. I love to see the unity of people working together to get things done. Thank you all for such a wonderful service.

Blessings, Mary

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