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Dear Blog Readers,

I first just want to thank you so much for taking the time to read our entries. You have no idea how much we appreciate you! It makes all of this writing so worth it! Without you, this blog would completely lose its purpose. So thank you. So very much! Besides the attention you pay to our blog we actually covet your prayers even more. So thank you for praying for us and for supporting us so much in that way. 

Throughout this summer, God has been taking me on a journey where almost every moment is a moment of learning again the reason He has placed me here. I am continually reminded that my focus must be on Him in order for His work to be done through me. If I turn inwards or place my eyes on other people or things. . .then the work I do for the kingdom loses its purpose and is not actually for the kingdom, but rather for myself, others, or those particular things. And yes, I can be successful, as are most people who are responsible, motivated, and determined, yet it all is void of God's power. And that is a sad story. Sure it can be a story of success and triumph, and it can even warm your heart and bring excitement. Yet, it lacks the Creator, and a story without an author is really no story at all. Instead of being empowered by God, I become empowered by my own self-will and the purpose I work toward is self-glorification. And that is where I completely miss the point of being a creation of God, to bring Him glory!

So...do you actually believe what you're singing?

Hello everyone! Janae here, filling you in on what all is going on here at the Rosedale International Center. City Challenge is in full swing and things are running quite smoothly as we encourage youth to live and 'EPIC' life for the Lord. 'EPIC' is the theme this year, and it's been a lot of fun getting into it all. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I signed up for this. But it's a good thing, and God has been teaching me a lot lately. Most recently, I was taken aback by a conversation I had with a homeless guy on the library lawn.