The messages and memories from this past weekend's event are still lingering in my mind so I thought I'd share my notes with you. (After all this blog is called notes from Noelle) They may seem scattered but there is some really powerful truth in here that may be encouraging for you today.
"Today's worries may be the enemy of your tomorrow"
Put a necessary end to whatever is keeping you from your dreams
The gardner prunes the good roses and only keeps the best. What God is taking away may be in order to save something that is better for tomorrow.
Why don't we believe God will supply our needs?
Peace is not about changing circumstances, the peace God gave. When God speaks peace they have to obey. Mark 4
Peace is not the absecence of trouble but the presence of God.
There is nothing good in me apart from God.
The good shepard knows where to find you
Our God adores the bummer sheep.
(I bought her book Stumbling Into Grace and it is soooo good!)
Perfection is NOT a requirement
Humor = a gentle way to acknowledge human frailty
God is not oblivious to what's going on Isaiah 43 MSG
The boy had to physically offer the lunch, knowing he had one is not enough
*Divine math - my talents are nothing in my own hands, but in God's hands they are so much more
*Be brave enough to bring God the pieces to brew something new
God has the vision for the brokenness that we think is trash.
Also since the weekend I've had this awesome song stuck in my head!