Friday, October 30, 2009

What are your potential IDOLS?

We all know that not everything is an idol. Many things if taken out of proper prospective became idols before we even realize them. I am riding this horse from my husband's blog post. He listed areas of potential idols. I will list mine....WHAT ARE YOURS!

1. Husband
2. Children
3. Serving the Poor
4. Righteousness
5. My Shortcomings
6. My Successes
7. My gifts
8. My love of helping others
9. Being a good Mother

I think we wave our banners of:
this is what I do good or
this is what i do bad and
then we worship those things (by giving them our full attention and sincere devotion)
thus creating idols.

Thanksgiving Outreach Around the Corner!

October 27, 2009

Dear Partner in the Gospel of Jesus Christ,

The City of Hope Outreach is a non- profit ministry of Conway, Arkansas. We are an urban mission’s church that seeks to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through teaching and service to the community at large. Our ministry with your help is planning to provide Thanksgiving Boxes to 100 low income families in the Oakwood Mobile Home Park, Sunday November 22, 2009. This is our third year to serve this community with Thanksgiving Baskets. We are delighted to have another opportunity to bless men and women with these boxes and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no better hope anywhere! There are four ways you can get involved in this effort.

You can purchase a complete box for a family with the items listed below. The approximate cost is $80.00 per box. If you choose this option we need to know the exact number of boxes you will bring by emailing You may join us for distribution and worship that Sunday November 22, 2009 at 1:00pm, or you may drop your box(s) off at 2652 Bruce Street Conway, Arkansas on Thursday November 19, 2009.

The second manner in which you can participate is by financial contribution. You may write your check or money order payable to “City of Hope Outreach” and notate in the memo section: Thanksgiving Outreach. Please mail to P.O. Box 11474 Conway, Arkansas 72034 in enough time to be received by November 16, 2009.

The third manner which you can participate is in donation of any of the following items:

1. 1 Turkey
Turkey Bag
2. 1 Ham
Canned pineapples
3. 5lbs Sweet Potatoes
Brown Sugar
vanilla extract
4. 5lbs Regular /or Red Potatoes
5. Green Beans Casserole
5 cans Green bean casserole
1 container French onions
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
7. 4 cans Ol’ Glory Canned Greens
8. 4 boxes Macaroni & Cheese Velveeta creamy mix
9. 4 boxes Corn Bread mix
10. 1 (12 serving) Dinner Rolls
11. 4 boxes Stuffing Mix (Stove Top Stuffing)
12. 4 bags Mrs. Cubbinson's Cornbread Dressing Mix or Pepperidge Farm Cornbread Stuffing Mix
2 Onions
1 powdered Sage
1 Stalk Celery
13. 2 Desserts
Ready Made Pies

The fourth manner is actual labor. We will need people to help shop, organize, and assemble the boxes. Shopping will take place November 17, 2009 organization will take place November 18, 2009 assembly into boxes will take place November 19, 2009 times TBA.

All donations will be used for the sole purpose and benefit of the poor and hurting in the city of Conway, Arkansas. We will distribute these items on Sunday November 22, 2009 immediately following our usual worship gathering at 1:00PM.

If you have any questions, you may contact Nicolle Fletcher at 501-499-1043 or Thanks you in advance for your consideration and support.

For His Name,

Phillip D. Fletcher
The City of Hope Outreach

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Prayer

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation
'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics... We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!'

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's Fall! I'M BACK......I THINK!

So I have not blogged in what seems like forever. I have been busy living the life and answering the call God has for me. That being said I couldn't even imagine sitting down and putting finger to keyboard, until now. Of course at this point I think I have lots to say however, it would be a matter of finding the time and the right words to express them.

I will begin a series of questions and random thoughts that I would love to hear from you about. So check me out at least twice a week so you don't miss out!