Archive for August, 2015

LPL Fargo Recap Video

Happy Monday y’all!  Oh Fargo, we pray that the teaching this weekend proved powerful in your entire being: heart, mind, soul, and body.  Based on Mark 4:8, we are asking God for each seed of truth to be planted in good soil and to bear much fruit.

1 Peter 5:6-7 (NET)  6And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under his mighty hand by casting all your cares on him because he cares for you.

Fargo Living Proof Live 2015 from LifeWay Women on Vimeo.

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War Room: in theaters this Friday!

I am so excited to tell you about a movie that releases THIS Friday, August 28th: WAR ROOM.  What’s even more exciting is that my good friend Priscilla Shirer stars in the movie! We sat down together at a recent premiere to share this little video with you.

To get tickets, or find a theater near you, visit:  warroomthemovie.com

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LPL Fargo Scholarship Tickets

NORTH DAKOTA! This weekend Living Proof Live hits the road for Fargo! Who is coming?

If you are new to Living Proof Live, we want you to know that you can count on a fresh word this weekend. Beth is diligently seeking God (as she does for each event) to know what message He would have her share with you. He cares so much for each of you. We would like to help you go if you are in the area.

Here’s how we like to offer our scholarship tickets: If you are thinking you would like to attend this weekend but can’t quite swing the cost, Beth would be thrilled to make a way for you to come, and to bring a friend with you! Is there someone you’ve been wanting to introduce to Jesus? Or maybe that friend is new to the Word, or just less-discipled in the Scriptures. If this sounds like you, just give Kimberly Meyer a call at our office and she will set you up. Toll-free 1-888-700-1999 (NOT 800).

We sure love Jesus and His Word, and want you to fall more in love with Him, too! He is our great hope and joy!

We sure hope to see you this weekend! To purchase tickets, or for detailed information about this weekend, visit Lifeway.com here.

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LPL Milwaukee Recap Video

I smiled all the way through this recap video from LPL Milwaukee.
Even when life is complicated, we know and trust the One who can untie our knots!

Ephesians 6:10 (HCSB) Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength.

Milwaukee Living Proof Live 2015 from LifeWay Women on Vimeo.

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Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 16!

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Hey sweet siestas!

How much fun is this? Can we all just stop for a minute and thank our beloved leader, Bible teacher and yes, friend, for spurring us on in this world of scripture memory? I fail every time on my own. We need our people to conquer this task, don’t we? I’m good for a couple of months and then I flat out quit and blame it on something other than myself. But, I won’t quit if I have y’all! I’m thankful for this community. I’m thankful for the accountability. Memorizing scripture has transformed my heart and mind…the Word is living, and we have the privilege to breathe it in when we open those sacred pages and be changed from the inside out.

 

Something that I have done as I have memorized scripture is to write a brief synopsis of why I chose the verse on the back of the index card. I also date it. At the end of the year, it’s so powerful to go back and read a mini-journal of God’s faithfulness and the journey you’ve taken together that particular year. Go back and do that if you haven’t done it already. I’ll bet it won’t take you long to recall why you picked a particular verse. It will be a sweet gift to read through at the end of 2015.

 

Ok, my name is Fran Thomas and I’ve been married to Chip for 21 years! That’s crazy to me! I swear I’m still 30-something. We have 3 teenage boys. That’s another kind of crazy! Our oldest is 18. (Insert tears of high school graduation, starting college and hoping you can cook and do laundry on your own) It’s nuts, y’all. Savor the moments, mommas. It flies.

 

We are living life in Jackson, TN, and I love our community of people here. I work at Union University, teach college girls on Sunday mornings, sing in the choir, and serve with our jail ministry at Englewood Baptist Church. I am also a partner in a non-profit ministry with my two best friends, Christy and Robyn, that we founded called “More than a Mission Trip.” Our heart is missions in every form and fashion. Our heart is for the lost, the saved who are lost, God’s precious people at the ends of the earth and those who are around the corner. Our desire is to encourage other women to serve God locally and globally…there is no better time than NOW to love, obey and serve Him with all we have! We can’t question or delay what God clearly calls us to do.

 

So how appropriate for me to choose a verse that has me in a season of being scared to death of what God has called me to do. Would this be the Christian “pot calling the kettle black” or what? I like safe and comfy just like you do. It’s predictable and doesn’t make my stomach hurt. I know the scriptural promises from Him, but there is simply something terrifying about taking new steps with Him after a season of predictability. *sigh*

 

So, we press on, sisters. We believe Him and take Him at His word. I’m doing this even with the butterflies alive and churning about! Unfortunately, I think I have an unbelief issue right now, but I’m choosing to believe Him for this season because He is able! He is faithful… Me? Not so much. He never fails. NEVER.

 

“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6

 

I don’t want to doubt or be tossed around because of my unbelief. I want my feet to be steady and secure in Him, His voice, and His direction. I really want to believe Him and trust Him even with these butterflies during this new season. I don’t just want to say, “Yes, Lord I believe you,” but it only be a temporary belief or trust. We’ll start strong and then fade, don’t we?

Lord, help my unbelief.

 

It’s easy to say, “Sure, I’ll get out of the boat, and walk toward Jesus,” but it’s a whole other thing to actually put the feet into motion, isn’t it? Let’s not be tossed around, sisters. Let’s walk by faith and take Him at His Word. Let’s choose to believe Him girls!! Declare it even when we don’t feel it. We’ll begin to believe what we know and speak over that situation. Let’s declare the Truth that we are hiding in our hearts.

 

Y’all are such a blast! Hang in there and march on strong and steady because we are MORE than conquerors! We CAN do this because He WILL show us the way! He will NOT leave us! He WILL show Himself faithful! He has good plans for this season! He will NOT harm us! And on and on and on the promises go. Declare them. Believe them.

 

It’s such an honor to journey alongside you. I will be your biggest fan and cheer you on like nobody’s business. Fix those pretty eyes on Jesus and let’s run our race well. I’m praying for us all. I desperately need Jesus and His Word.

Love y’all,
Fran

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LPL Milwaukee Scholarship tickets!

Wisconsin! This weekend we make our way to Milwaukee for Living Proof Live!  Who is coming?

If you are new to Living Proof Live, we want you to know that you can count on a fresh word this weekend.  Beth is diligently seeking God (as she does for each event) to know what message He would have her share with you.  He cares so much for you, Milwaukee!  We would like to help you go if you are in the area.

Here’s how we like to offer our scholarship tickets: If you are thinking you would like to attend this weekend but can’t quite swing the cost, Beth would be thrilled to make a way for you to come, and to bring a friend with you!  Is there someone you’ve been wanting to introduce to Jesus? Or maybe that friend is new to the Word, or just less-discipled in the Scriptures.  If this sounds like you, just give Kimberly a call at our office and she will set you up.  Toll-free 1-888-700-1999 (NOT 800).

We sure love Jesus and His Word, and want you to fall more in love with Him, too!  He is our great hope and joy!

We sure hope to see you this weekend in Milwaukee!  To purchase tickets, or for detailed information about this weekend, visit Lifeway.com here.

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