Category: Faith


 

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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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Thursday night church service at CCWC was really filled with excitement. We had high School graduation ceremony and Spectrum Ministry graduation ceremony during service. Everyone was smiling as they walked up, received either a gift bag for the High school students or a diploma/certificate for the ministry students. They all have much to be be proud of. Everyone going out into the world filled with the Word of the Lord.

Praise and Worship was awesome as usual. If you are interested in being educated and filled more with the Word of God then stop by our church. It’s on Troublecreek Rd in New Port Richey. Or just follow the link in the link section and give them a call.

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Today was such a wonderful day, we had our Tea Party. S.O.S ( Shedding Our Silence) womens group and Daily Transformation Church in New Port Richey, gathered together to teach and socialize on “The Beauty Within”. Pastor Estell  taught on the comparisons between our growth in Christ and the growth and release of a caterpillar from larvae, cocoon and finally a  butterfly of many  beautiful colors. We had good teaching,  Praise and Worship, music, fellowship with many sisters in Christ. The group effort in setting up the night before and the final arrangements prior to the Tea are depicted in the many pictures. It’s so nice when everyone can work together for a common goal. The Tea was a big success thanks to all who assisted, participated and collaborated. The table settings were nicely done with just the right feminine touch. The was a large variety of teas to choose from and a drawing for lovely baskets.

A big thank you to Pastor Freddy, Todd, Marisol, and the parishioners  from the Daily Transformation Church (see their Facebook  link in link section). Thanks also to all the lovely ladies that came to our Tea Party.

I hope we get to see you at our meetings on Wednesdays at Pastor Estells’ home from 7pm – 9pm. We also have a few more functions coming up, that you might be interested in being a part of.

After all being a good servant is one of the things Jesus wants of us. We need to be more obedient and not disobedient to the Lord. If you don’t already serve somewhere please consider doing so. We need to be part of the bigger picture and serving the Lord is certainly a good way to do just that.

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  Our women’s group,S.O.S (Shedding Our Silence) has new tee shirts. Just in time for the summer. We still have the other ones, “It’s not about me, it’s about Him” available if you didn’t get one yet. now we have a variety of colored tee shirts available with “Warrior Bride” over the left chest area in bling letters. Shiny, like little diamond studs. Wash and wear, no worry about losing the gemstone they are pressed into shirts. We have lots of colors available, you can get it with a warrior sword next to the letters or under the letters. You let us know, of course we need to take orders and they must be prepaid before hand. All proceeds benefit our group.

 If you are interested in joining our group the link is listed in my links session under S.O.S. Don’t forget out ladies tea is this Saturday, I know we’re all excited about it. Maybe I’ll see you there.

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  Today is Mother’s Day. A day in which we honor our mothers. A special day for all mothers too. It’s kind of like having or getting validation for a job well done. The atmosphere at church this morning was a bit exciting. Every year the Missions Department takes free pictures of Mom’s and posts them in an album in the church website. All a person has  to do is get the picture from the church album and email it to their families. It’s all for a donation to the Missions department. The do all sorts of fund raising to send people that are called by God out into the Missions field. So if you have the calling, get in touch with them through the website http://www.ccwc.org or on Facebook, under the Calvary Chapel Worship Center in New Port Richey, Florida. See the link section of my blog.

I volunteer for the first service and Pastor Gail spoke. She had some powerful messages to tell us.. If you’re interested see 1John:1-3 in your Bible, as an example.  The message was about walking the talk, not just talking the walk. Jesus wants us to be as He is. To live as He did. He loves so much, He intercedes for us with the Father. I always wonder if I’m doing enough to please Him. I can probably do more. I want to please Him, I need to start by getting right with myself. A better attitude and outlook. God’s message really hit home with me today.

Our head pastor is Pastor Bill Strayer . He has a way of preaching and teaching that really touches you. Today I had multiple Holy Spirit goosebumps. It’s a good thing, a God thing. I feel blessed to have been led to this church to receive teachings and lessons I needed to learn. I also had to make myself available to be there to learn  them. Volunteering, taking classes and joining small groups is so important. Reaching out works both ways. I reach for Him, He reaches for me. Thank you Jesus, I needed that.

After church I went home changed my attitude, and my clothes went to get a well deserved pedicure, bought myself some flowers, and treats, took myself out for my favorite lunch, and then went to see an action movie. I felt wonderful when I returned home. I felt like I was kicking dirt on the devil. Oh that felt good. Thanks Lord for such a wonderful day.

Has anyone else done something to change their attitude in a positive way? Let me know, comment on my blog. Let’s get something started.

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What a blessing to be at this event tonight. From what I understand it’s an annual event where people that are called to serve God are Commissioned and Ordained into the Ministry. Wow, the Anointing of the Holy Spirit was surely there tonight. Praise and Worship prior to the formality of the service was just incredible. Really moving, brought tears to my eyes. Powerful stuff. The speakers Pastor Gail, Pastor Marcus, Pastor Estell and Pastor Johann also had an awesome message to relay. You just had to be there to see what I mean and feel it for yourself. Afterwards there was  a meet and greet upstairs with food and beverages. Nicely done. Thanks Lori for asking me to go. Thanks Tina for reaffirming that I needed to be there with you also.

It was so moving to see the blessings and prayers bestowed upon the new people that were commissioned and ordained by the seasoned pastors and ministers. The kindnesses and gentle touch was such a nice thing to be witness too. Thanks Jesus for making sure I did not miss seeing this special event. So if you are called to serve the Lord, stop by our church, Calvary Chapel Worship Center, on Troublecreek, in New Port Richey, Florida and tell them you are inspired and required by the Lord to be there. They will tell you what classes you need to do after that.

Remember it’s all about HIM.

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What an awesome morning at church. Not only was it our monthly “Communion and Cans” going on we also had a guest. Dara Maclean,  what an awesome woman of Christ.  Anointed in the Spirit, a kind and gentle person with the most awesome voice. Not just the sounds but her words. They are our words too. All her songs filled with divine motivations. For me, it just made my day. I also was able to get a picture with her. Now that’s a thrill for me. During service  it was so Spirit filling, goose bumps after goose bumps. I was able to speak with her briefly during our picture taking and told her what a fan I am of her and her music. I play her album over and over in my vehicle and my home. I let her know I have her  youtube videos posted on my blog and I listen to her on JoyFm Radio. She asked me to put it on her Facebook page! Woo Hoo again! So please check out the pictures of her (and Kirk) at CCWC.  And check out our wonderful church too. Then go to http://www.Daramaclean.com  to visit her site and also say “Hi”  and be sure to “Like”  her on her Facebook page. Thanks Dara for coming to our church.

It’s not about me, it’s about Him.

Welcome to my blog. This is all new to me. Just another step towards where He is leading me. I have come a long way since I first became a born again Christian. I was always on a “quest” for more of God. Not happy being in typical churches all about the business of the religion and not about the Jesus or the Bible.. Everything else but that. I always prayed  to God for help and direction, and answers also. Sometimes the answers come in such a way that it can be quite traumatic and life changing.  I guess that’s what what needed in my circumstances to get my full attention.

I had gotten hurt at work, went through everything required to get me back to work. Eventually was laid off from my job. It was devastating enough getting hurt, it was a catastrophe losing my job. I was a workaholic. I was a good citizen, took care of my credit cards, house, yard, pets, everything. Unemployment, social agencies, loss of familiar contacts, and the realization that I was going to lose everything I owned hit me very hard. This was going to be a long difficult fearful process for me. Always independent, strong, resilient, and a never give in attitude. I thought I could manage all of that and just get back on my feet. Well, it is happening but not the way I had ever imagined.

When the a/c in my truck broke down again, it was just so overwhelming for me  to manage. Having already replaced it at a cost of $2600. just a few years ago I knew I was done for. Living in Florida, it’s a necessity especially if one is not born here. Then, just when I thought all was lost  I received a telephone call from a friend at work. I thought everyone had forgotten me. I was encouaged to bring my truck to their house and her husband would fix it for me free of charge. I was stunned “wow, you would do  that for me”? Yes, he did. Well I was visiting with her, we were talking about my discontent with my church. She invited me to her church and I went. At the time I was going to different places of worship to find my niche. As soon as I walked into the church and heard the Pastor speak, I knew that’s where I wanted to be, Calvary Chapel Worship Center in New Port Richey. It’s an awesome church. They have many things going on for parishoners and  the community.

He spoke of living a life like Jesus, in  the Bible. The Good Life. Of course it would not be all as easy as said as is done. I knew I had a lifetime of  abuse, bad behaviors, habits,pain, personal demons and discouragements to deal with. After going there a few times and looking around, I knew I wanted more. I wanted to do more, help more and get more Jesus. I began by volunteering. I started taking some classes. I wanted to know more about the book called The Bible. I thought, “I tried every other lifestyle, I’m going to try this one”.  It was always about getting things in the world, a car, a house, things. Never about getting into Heaven. I made many mistakes and most of them where out of ignorance. I am working my way through my misbegotten ways and making amends wherever I go.

I was not a bad person, I always helped people. Yes, I made mistakes, I lived  through the 1960’s without too much garbage. But I had garbage nonetheless. Whether it was of my own doing or generational, sin is sin. I must not sin. Not if I want to get into Heaven, I must also forgive, above all that’s the biggest thing, to forgive. I am a work in progress.  Prayer and my new found classes led me yet to another place.

I joined a womans group called SOS, Shedding Our Silence. It helps women that have dealt with abuse, neglect, and troubles bring out the “beauty within”. Lots of personal growth. It is led by Pastor Estell, an awesome woman of God. She teaches and leads us as directed by God and the Bible. We have done several things outside of our group also. we reach out to others in the community. This past winter we did a blanket/sweater drive for the local homeless. When I am able to post the pictures I will. I am still setting up this blog so please bear with me.

Presently I am selling tee shirts that I myself was inspired to do. It was an Holy Spirit moment for me, hearing a small voice inside me that kept saying. “look around, they are not about Me, remind them, show them”. So I made simple black tee shirts that say, “It’s not about me, it’s about Him”.

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