Coming Soon. . . .

I will be moving into my newly-designed blogsite soon; the reins have finally been turned  over to me.

But the new place needs all the furniture hauled over (old posts) and some of the new appliances are not working quite right–the widgets have yet to be “tweaked.”

But overall, the blogsite is cleaner and less cluttered than this old one, with some great additional features. My new site is warm and homey, and I hope invites you to come in, sit down, and wander around a bit. . . .

My month-long theme for April is the Body of Christ, locally and abroad. I have a great blogpost from Betsy Vaughan that I’ll air this Friday. She’s had several chances to go to Kenya and minister there with her church. . . .I think you’ll get a wonderful blessing from what she has to share!

3 DAYS until my own mission adventure with our church group to Haiti. . .There are 27 of us going, flying out to Miami, then out to Port-au-Prince on Saturday morning the 7th. We’ll return the next Saturday the 14th. Although there is spotty internet service in the evenings where we are staying, I can’t promise a post until I return home. . .

That said, I have a couple of personal prayer requests for you to carry to the Father for me:

  • I’ve had vertigo problems lately and am concerned that even with the preemptive measures I’m taking, the plane ride over might “stir the pot”—please pray that this is not a problem.
  • Along the same lines, if you would pray that my digestive system stays functioning properly—I’d appreciate it!
  • That I reflect the Lord Jesus and truly am a flexible servant, focused on Him and what He wants me to do–
  • I pray I get to meet my sponsor child, Pierre, and give him his goodies in person. If this happens, there will be plenty of pictures to come!

May the Lord bless you greatly, my brothers and sisters.  He is worthy to be praised!

He is risen, INDEED! HAPPY EASTER RESURRECTION DAY!!

Lookin’ up,

Sislyn

My Blog’s New Look

Looks like I’ll get getting the keys to my new blog site tossed to me in the next day or so! I’ve been so hepped up, I didn’t sleep much last night. I may do a future post on the whole interesting process itself . . .

However,my new blog’s inaugural post will come from Ridgecrest Church’s own Pam Vaughan, fiancee of Senior Pastor, Dr. Marc Francis. She writes about contentment and watching God provide for her, as only our Heavenly Father can do. You don’t want to miss it!

Family of God, may you see and feel the Lord’s abundant love and care for you today!

Lookin’ up,

Sislyn

A Little Nip and Tuck

image via guardian.co.uk

No, I am not having plastic surgery. But my blogsite will soon be undergoing the knife. . .

Although “From the Church House” has only been up and running since April of last year, I recently decided to take a major step. I’ve discovered a free WordPress.com site can only take you so far.  I was praying about what to do when the Lord brought an experienced blog designer across my path. Designer Jessica will be overhauling the site, using one of WordPress’s newer “Genesis” themes to include some extra features I want and change the overall look of the site.

She and I have discussed the changes. . .things like an “author box” at the end of each and every post that tell a little about me and tell how to easily subscribe to my blog by email. . . because I am Baptist/like to cook/like to eat, I’ll have a plug-in that will hopefully allow me to post new recipes easier. . .a bookshelf widget that will allow me to show you books in my personal reading stack. . .and finally, if and when I am published with books of my own, I will have a visual book display linked to a bookseller where you can buy my “stuff.”

Anyway, I’m excited about the changes in store and will keep you posted on our progress!

May your day be filled with God’s incredible blessings—our God is good, all the time.

Lookin’ up,

Sislyn