1. Category Archive: Weekend Notes

    “baby on board” #sixships


    I love the story of Moses! I read it to the girls all the time, and it just never gets old.  I LOVED this sermon. My husband always has a way of bringing a rich, fresh perspective as he opens God’s Word, and I’m in awe of God’s hand on my husband’s life. He said something at the beginning of the message that reminded me of him:

    “When God’s hand is on your life – now matter how hard things get – you can continue to grow.”

    One of my favorite truths in this is that Moses points us to Jesus.

    “The law came through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”

    My favorite point of the message:

    “Let your deliverance define you, not your dysfunction.”

    My husband preached how Moses’ life wasn’t defined by his dysfunctional family, but by his deliverance, as his name means “drawn out of the water.” What a beautiful truth.  We don’t need to let our trials define our lives, but let God’s deliverance define us.  Just as Moses was drawn out, we are called out.  God has called us out of darkness and into His marvelous light!

    Lord, thank You for calling us out and drawing us into You, keep us in a place of thankfulness for Your deliverance and may Your praises always be on our lips, guiding our lives.


  2. Category Archive: Weekend Notes

    “lifeboat” (for a rainy day) #sixships


    It’s been a month since my husband has been in the pulpit at fresh life as we have had the incredible privilege to bring the gospel and the message of God’s design for sex and purity to the states of Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.  We were able to simultaneously, as a church, learn from God’s Word through Pastor Craig Groeschel as he so generously shared his “Being Rich” series with us!

    And now, what a joy to have my husband back in the saddle in this new series “Six Ships”!  Oh my goodness this was amazing as he preached the first installment of this series through these six epic boat stories in the Bible.

    And the first story is Noah and the boat (box) God told him to build.

    Some of my favorite things about this sermon:

    ~ Who God is: He is so perfectly loving. He held back judgment for a long time, at least 120 years.  He  gave the people who were stuck in wickedness to turn around and repent and be saved from the flood.  He doesn’t want anyone to perish, He is gracious and merciful and wanting all to be saved.

    ~ Who Noah was: He found grace in the eyes of the Lord.  He walked with God.  He rested in the Lord.  He believed God.

    “Noah cared more about Who he was with than what he was doing.”

    I just love the simplicity of Noah’s faith, and it just reminded me of the childlike faith that Jesus talked about in the New Testament. And I want more of this!

    My husband’s first point was “Noah took God at His Word.”  Noah simply believed what God told him, and this is such an incredible example for us all.  We’ve got to trust our God and believe what He says from His Word.  We’ve got to believe His promises and walk in obedience.

    I loved at the end of his message when he brought up the rainbow.  Oh my goodness, rainbows are personal! God has something uniquely special for each and every one of us, and I love this so much. And I love thinking about the moment Lenya entered into eternity, she saw the rainbow encircling God’s throne.  Beautiful.

    Thank you God for Your Word, help me to walk with You like Noah did, strengthen my faith in You and my obedience to what You’re calling me to.

    “let our activity flow from our identity.” #walkwithGod

  3. Category Archive: Weekend Notes

    “you’re doing it right now” #SometimesAlwaysNever


    “God’s will is more present than it is future, and it often remains invisible until it’s in the past.”

    This two week series has been a super-charged and life-changing study about navigating within the will of God, and it has impacted my heart and life immensely.

    My husband mentioned that if anyone missed the first message in this series, they’re missing half of it. And I’d like to add, if you haven’t listened to any of this series, you’re missing out on huge life-changing truths that will change the way you view the will of God for your life.

    God has taught us so much in this area of the will of God, and my husband has so eloquently and boldly preached the truths he has learned over the years.

    Be sure to catch this weekend’s message, “You’re Doing it Right Now” and be ready to take notes!

    I really don’t know how my husband studies and preaches like he does week in and week out with such passion and boldness and fervency. (Ok, well I do know how, but it still blows me away how he really does preach like it’s his first and last sermon every time!)

    I just love love love the concept, the truth, that we can be confident that we are living out God’s will right now as we are walking with Him.

    “The will of God is a relationship, not a scavenger hunt.”

    I think one of the truths that I am holding tightly to, is how we should view our days and our jobs and our relationships:

    “Lord, I am Yours today.”

    He said that we must walk into the room each and every day on a mission from God, telling Him, “Here I am Lord. I am Your ambassador in this office, in this house, in this building, in this place.”

    I tend to make His will complicated – like my three-year-old exclaimed the other day, “I am SO complicated!” It’s true, we make big deals out of little ones, and we make it more confusing than it is.

    “Less pressure, more pleasure. It’s less about what you do, and more about how you do it. It’s not about where you are going as much as it is about who you are becoming on the way there.”

    SO good! Have a great week as you trust Him, honor Him, walk with Him, and acknowledge Him in all your ways!


  4. Category Archive: Weekend Notes

    “eight days a week” #sometimesalwaysnever



    “The closer we are to Jesus, the more we are inside God’s will for our lives.”

    This series is a game-changer.

    Here’s what I’m going to do with this one – I’m going to include my husband’s great points, and then put the link for you to watch right here. I’m going to tell you to take good notes, and have a fantastic week!

    “Eight Days A Week”

    1.  Grow in Grace

    2.  Grow in a Grove

    3.  Grow in Godliness

    4.  Grow in Giving

    5.  Grow in Gratitude

    God bless you all sweetly!!!


  5. Category Archive: Weekend Notes

    “catching fire” #acontrolledburn


    I’m sad to say good bye to this series! My husband said this weekend that this has been his favorite series in the history of our church.  It is true that every series is my favorite, but this one has been huge in my own personal walk with Christ, but also I know for our church.  What an incredibly empowering series – learning about who the Holy Spirit is, our need for Him, what it looks like to be filled, and how we can be filled! Seriously wow!

    I’m just so amazed at the fact that God wants to empower us and to fill us and to use us to reach people who don’t know Jesus. This message is all about the “how” of being filled with the Spirit.  I love how my husband reminded us that we’re not just about information, but we’re about revelation that leads to transformation, meaning we’re not just hearers of the Word, but doers, and we let God’s Word change us!

    This message is one you’ll want to hear, so listen to it here right now, seriously, it’s so good.

    I can’t pick a favorite point, because they’re all my favorite, but I’ll highlight the second point:

    “It’s an ongoing relationship, not a one time thing.”

    We are to be constantly living under the spout where the glory comes out, to “be being” filled daily and moment by moment.  And this is done by practicing the presence of God, remembering that He is with us always, and we must pray without ceasing. We must constantly be asking God to help us and fill us and use us and as the song we sang this weekend says:

    “Let us become more aware of Your presence, let us experience the glory of Your goodness. Holy Spirit, You are welcome here. Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere…” (Bryan & Katie Torwalt)

    I’m so excited to put these truths into action this week as we are gearing up for Skull Church Majestic and for Fresh Life Easter all across the state of Montana, inviting everyone and bringing someone.  And if you can’t be there in person, you can join us live online!

    Here are some shots from this weekend:

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