Article in the Fountain – Our Church Blog

Lee at South Lake Howard watching Wood Storks

Lee at South Lake Howard watching Wood Storks

But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. (Isaiah 64:8 KJV)

Birdwatching is not the only thing taking up my time these days. If you read the following article about our upcoming Ladies Retreat, you will discover another of my “adventures.” Just when you think you have discovered all your gifts and talents, the Lord gives you a new challenge and then He helps you accomplish that new task.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13 KJV)

The Fountain’s article – God Gives Good Gifts – A Ladies Retreat was written by Jonita Barram, also a contributor to the blog.

The Fountain is our church blog, Faith Baptist Church in Winter Haven. That is where this whole adventure of doing The Birds of the Bible blogs got started. And then this site.

The Lord is gracious and is helping us get the retreat ready. I knew our church was loaded with ladies with various gifts and talents. Much more than mine. Many have stepped up and are presenting workshops and talks, plus doing the many behind the scene projects. I praise the Lord for everyone who is helping and for all the ladies who will be attending.

God does give good gifts through abilities and a desire to use those. To me also, one of the Lord’s Gift is His Creation of all these birds we get to watch and observe.

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. (Psalms 28:7 KJV)

Answers in Genesis Conference – Winter Haven, FL

For those of you who live in the Winter Haven, Florida area, the Answers in Genesis Conference will be this week. On February 20-22, 2009, Faith Baptist Church of Winter Haven (my home church) is hosting the conference. It is not too late to sign up yet. I am looking forward to conference and hope you can join us this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Great Blue Heron by Dan

Great Blue Heron by Dan

A link to the conference from our church with registration information.

The Answers and Genesis announcement from them (AiG)

Friday, February 20, 2009
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Ken Ham: Genesis: Key to Reaching Today`s World (Ages 11 & Up)
8:30 PM to 9:00 PM Dr. David Crandall:Why Is This So Important? (Ages 11 & Up)

Saturday, February 21, 2009
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM Ken Ham: Defending the Christian Faith in Today`s World (Ages 11 & Up)
10:45 AM to 12:00 PM Ken Ham: Answers for Effective Evangelism in the 21st Century (Ages 11 & Up)
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM Lunch Break
2:30 PM to 3:45 PM Ken Ham: The Origin of Racism: Evolutions Racist Roots (Ages 11 & Up)
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Dr. David Crandall:Answers WorldWide (Ages 11 & Up)
Sunday, February 22, 2009

8:00 AM Ken Ham: Creation, Evolution, and the Last Days (Ages 11 & Up)
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM Dr. David Crandall:Linguistics Events In The Bible (Combined Adult Sunday School)
10:30 AM Ken Ham: Creation, Evolution, and the Last Days (Ages 11 & Up)
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Dr. David Crandall:Reclaiming The Culture (Ages 11 & Up)