Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fall Breakaway just breathe with Lisa Bevere

Dear Ladies,

I trust that you are having a great summer! The temp's have been unusually warm, so hope you've been staying cool. October will be here soon and we can enjoy nicer weather!

If you aren't aware of it by now, I wanted to bring to your attention that the Conference Hotel is full , but not to fear there are other options. The registration deadline for the early bird special of $50.00 is August 3rd. After that the price is $60.00 with a Sept. 3 deadline. Tickets at the door if available will be $70.00. Registrations are not refundable, but may be transferable.
There are rooms available at the LaQuinta.
Reservations directly with LaQuinta
1803 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34234
Pen Florida Assembly of God
Confirmation # 7712GRVBPD
$69 for 4 people
Complimentary Breakfast
(1 mile/2 minutes)
There may be a few rooms left at the Hyatt Place. This is a beautiful property close by to the conference hotel.
Reservations directly with Hyatt Place
950 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34234
1.888.492.8847 or 1.941.554.5800
Assembly of God-Women's Dept
Code/Group # G-RAGO
$105 for 4 peopleComplimentary Breakfast
Shuttle provided Sarasota Hyatt and Hyatt Place (3.5 miles/6 minutes)
Please check at the Pen-Florida Women's Ministries page for info at:
If you are interested in bringing a group from your church time is of essence! So hurry and make your reservations! We're going to have a wonderful time! October is just around the corner!

***Reminder: We'll have our Fall event at Harvest Chapel Christian Center in Bradenton Saturday, November 7th with Rev. Deanna Shrodes! Check out her blog here.

Monday, July 13, 2009

"Life is a Theater--Invite Your Audience Carefully"

This has been around for awhile, but worth the read again.


Not everyone is spiritually healthy and mature enough to have a front row seat in our lives. There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance.

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships, friendships, fellowships.

Observe the relationships around you.Pay attention to: Which ones lift and which ones lean?

Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse?

Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know and appreciate you and the gift that lies within you?

When you seek growth, peace of mind, love and truth, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.
You cannot change the people around you but you can change the people you are around.
Ask God for godly wisdom and discernment and choose wisely the people who sit in the front row of your life.

- Author Unknown

Monday, July 6, 2009

Reason, Season, Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

— A poem by Brian Andrew "Drew" Chalker

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