The concept of My Sunday Dress was completely discovered during prayer. I, Joelle, had knelt down to do my daily prayer, and received an idea from God that I would have never fathomed, or had the courage to think of myself. Right then and there God put in my mind the name as well, “My Sunday Dress.” My first reaction was fear, I thought, I’m a horrible writer, I can’t bear to write papers in school, how am I going to willingly sit down and write? What about my lack of solid discipline, if I started what would it look like if I stopped? What if I wrote about something and everyone thought it was dumb? Questions, fears, and second guesses ran through my mind. A few days later I wrote my first post, and with the encouragement of my sisters Jaclyn and Julia, posted the link on Facebook. At that moment I couldn’t have felt more joy. God is glorified most in our weakness 2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
The first chapter of the book of Ruth is the only place where Orpah is mentioned. She was married to Chilion, the son of Naomi. This relationship made her the daughter-in-law of Naomi and the sister-in-law of Ruth, who had married Chilion’s brother, Mahlon. The Bible tells us that soon Naomi’s husband, Elimelech, died. After Elimelech, the husbands of Ruth and Orpah also died.
Arizona teen Bella Weems wanted a new car when she turned 16. Her parents weren’t planning to buy her one, and she doubted she’d earn enough money babysitting to afford the white Jeep she dreamed of. So in 2010 Weems started selling jewelry at a local mall kiosk. She called the company Origami Owl and logged a remarkable $20 million in sales the first year. Four years later, the company has a professional CEO, employs hundreds of workers and markets its products through 60,000 independent sales representatives nationwide. Retail sales last year surpassed $330 million. Weems, now 17, still oversees the designs of the lockets and charms her company sells and stops by the Chandler, Arizona office almost every day after school.
Here is an awesome Good Friday devotional from Lon Solomon that we thought we would share. (Also, you can listen to Lon preaching “Jesus Rose from the Dead, IMPOSSIBLE?” at MBC this Easter weekend).
Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”