Jan 15, 2012

Reading plan 1/16-1/20...

Reading Plan for 1/16-1/20
  • Monday 1/16: 1 Samuel 11
  • Tuesday 1/17: 1 Samuel 12
  • Wednesday 1/18: 1 Samuel 13
  • Thursday 1/19: 1 Samuel 14
  • Friday 1/20: 1 Samuel 15

Happy Sunday!

We have some fun new things coming up this week on SHINE! Please try and check in daily so that you don't miss a thing!

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Tuesday of this week, we will begin something really fun here on the blog.

I will choose a SHINE girl to spotlight...she will be our SHINE girl of the week. We will have a new SHINE girl of the week that will be revealed every Tuesday.

The cool thing is, the SHINE girl of the week gets to  pick the next SHINE girl to spotlight for the following week. SHINE girls like to lift up our fellow sisters by encouraging them and supporting them.

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Doesn't this sound FUN?

So, get ready for a new recipe tomorrow and a SHINE girl of the week to be announced on Tuesday. We will call her "Tuesday's Treasure".

 Continue staying in His word daily, my SHINE friends. This is what is making us radiant ...this is what gives us our strength. We need the nourishment from God's word in order to handle what our days bring.

I will post a new prayer/praise request post for this week as well. Please check it daily to lift your fellow SHINE girls up to the Father.

Also, don't forget about our very first SHINE girl party next Sunday, January 22nd from 2-5. See the invitation here... http://shinegirlsshine.blogspot.com/2012/01/its-shine-girl-party.html. If you can come, please RSVP--and bring a friend!

Happy reading sweet SHINE girls!

Keep seeking Him...in all you do.

ready for more 1 Samuel,


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Terri Abbott said...

Thanks Jill. I was waiting on a place to post this. At my church (Gathering Madison) this morning, Carrie Christie shared the following which was sent to her by a friend. Amazing God? Yes He is. It goes right along our path here on SHINE Girls and I couldn't wait to share. I told Carrie 'the word' would def have a rippling effect.
"REDWOODS- In the Redwood Forest, huge trees grow in groves or families of five. Each tree couldn't withstand the severe storms that blow in from the Pacific Ocean, but they hold hands underground. Each tree's root system is shallow--six feet under the soil reaching 125 feet horizontally--intertwining with the other's roots. Each tree sends its roots out, not down. These gigantic trees root wrap--and when the fierce winds blow, these trees sway and bend, but they don't break. The might of the tree isn't in itself. It is held up by its brothers and sisters.
We should strive to intertwine our hands and our hearts to hold each other up and strengthen one another."
Thank you God that you are so good to us and Your provisions are vast.

Jill said...

oh WOW!! Terri, and SHINE girls! I love how God reaffirms!

JUST today in the car, I pictured all of us HOLDING HANDS together. I envisioned us lined up, side by side, link by link, and holding hands!!

utterly speechless.

love you all,


Spellgirl said...

Hi. I'm only 12, but I believe and trust the Lord Jesus Christ. I just followed your blog, and I'm hoping it will help me to grow closer to Him, the King of kings. I don't know why I go by Spellgirl, I guess I just like to spell. You can call me Jaime if you want.

Judy Bolen said...

Hello all! This is my first SHINE girls post, but I felt moved to write this. Today at church the old testament lesson was 1 Samuel 3 "Speak, God. I'm Ready to Listen". I thought it was interesting when I saw that this week the SHINE girls' readings are in the chapter of Samuel as well. I just joined so I don't know if you guys just recently read the beginning of the chapter of Samuel. Anyway, our preacher spoke about the power of prayer today and do you believe in the power of prayer? Then she told how Samuel's mother Hannah prayed to God to give her a son and that she in turn would give him back to the Lord. After so long of not being able to have children, Hannah became pregnant and had a son she named Samuel. She kept her promise and gave him to the Lord. It felt like our whole sermon today was directed right at me because my husband and I are about to go through the IVF process. Every day for a long time I have prayed to God to please bless us with another child. Today I felt like Hannah praying to God to give us a child. I told my husband when we got home. We are going to have two boys and we are going to name them Samuel and Nathanael. I DO believe in the power of prayer. Please keep us in your prayers as we try to have another child.

Anonymous said...

Good stuff! I love it! Sarah

Anonymous said...

Good for you sweet girl! Read away and it will help you grow closer to Him! I'm sure He is thrilled that you choose to do this at an early age. I wish I would have been this dedicated at that age like you are. Praying it blesses you! Love, Sarah Frachiseur

Anonymous said...

Praying for you! Love, Sarah Frachiseur

Terri Abbott said...

I agree with your petition in Jesus name. It IS amazing how God is right on time. Keep the faith Judy.

Aunt Teddi said...

Love this! Certainly fits the Word with 1 chases 1000 and 2 chase 10000 and on and on!!! Wonderful!!

Aunt Teddi said...

Yes, Jill, but we are in a circle...backs to the center...our families...and rest of our tent behind us...

Aunt Teddi said...

Hey, Jaime. I'm pleased that You are seeking the LORD so young. God bless you as You follow HIM.

Aunt Teddi said...

Judy, I agree with you for baby. Father, I ask that You open Judy's womb...I pray that You balance of sperm count and egg cells in Jesus' Name. Lord, chldren are a heritage of the LORD and the fruit of the womb is His reward. You, LORD, are our creator. You, LORD, love babies, and You LORD have created families...fathers and mothers with children. We thank You in advance for opening Judy's womb...for growing a precious baby according to Ps. 139 in her womb...and for blessing this famikly with a new little one. We confess any sin that would be in the way, and we declare that Your Kingdom come..Your will be done in their lives in Jesus' Name..Amen and Amen. Love You LORD! that You love babies...You love families! Woo Hoo!!! :) <3

Aunt Teddi said...

LORD, I thank You for more focus and discussion on your WORD to us in Samuel. I love that this powerful part of the history of Israel...an example to us, LORD, of how one can be in Your plan..and lose his way and become your enemy...I look forward to the completion of this book...and sharing with these precious ladies what the WORD is doing in and with them in this busy time of the Last Days' Church! :) <3

Jill said...

Hi, Jaime! We are so glad to have you SHINE with us! Stay in His Word sweet girl and He will lead the way for your life. You were created by His very hands for His purposes. Embrace His plan for your beautiful life.

Judy, your story brought me to tears. I am agreeing in prayer for the Lord to bless you with you your Samuel and Nathanael. Your boldness and your faith are precious in the sight of the Lord.

He hears your prayers--He will answer you in His time. I pray for you to continue trusting Him day by day.



Anonymous said...

I say a prayer for each and everyone of you.


Spellgirl said...

Jill, thank you so much! My best friend is moving to London, but we are still connected on a website, all because I prayed to the Lord to give me a way to keep talking to my best friend.

Judy, that is one of the sweetest things I have ever heard! God bless, and i will be praying!