Volume 17

November 2018

Issue 9 Page 2


Table of Contents:

About this Ministry
   o Planning Team
   o Past Newsletters
   o Dorcas House on
        Facebook
   o Our Church's Web

Page 1:
  o Women in Ministry
       Part 8 It's a Wrap
         Continued p2 - p5

Page 3:
  o Dorcas House News
     
Update - We've Moved

Page 4:
  o Welcome to my
      Kitchen -
        Cathy Sifuentez
    o Chicken Enchilada Soup
    o
Roasted Salmon with
       Lime and Cilantro
    o Delicious Non-Dairy Milk
       Alternatives

 Page 6:
  o
Women's Newsletter
      Mission Statement

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Shana Shutte <www.runtogodministries.org>
has this to say in her article Discovering Your God-Given Purpose:

Listen to your gifts

I’ve never liked math. Whenever I come within five feet of a math problem, I break out in hives. Numbers have never been my thing and my guess is that they never will be because God created me with different gifts. Even though I can’t do math, I can write, paint, draw, sing and communicate well. These gifts are also road signs to where God is directing me.

Have you ever considered your talents and gifts? Do you get a kick out of soccer? Are you a strategic thinker? A great listener? Can you motivate others to action with your words? Are you skilled at building things? I suggest making a list of the things and activities that interest you in which you excel. You can also ask yourself, “What’s the one thing that I do better than others?” This can also clue you in to your God-given purpose.
The gifts God gives us are like little seeds planted inside us,

but for them to grow we have to use them. This means that if you can’t identify which “Gift Seeds” God has given you, try doing new things that interest you. Through these new experiences, God will reveal more to you about who you are and how He has called you to serve Him.
Listen to your passions

If I could ask you what makes you angry, joyful, excited or passionate, what would you say? Take note of when your emotions are moved; these times can be a sign of your God-given purpose.

I get fired up about the godless condition of the world. When I hear about little children being abused, I get angry. When someone tells me a story about loyal love, I am deeply moved. An exquisite arrangement of words on a page fills my heart with passion. A story of someone’s heartbreak grieves me. Talking about Christ stirs me up. When coupled with my talents, these passions point in the direction of my purpose of written and spoken communication about things that deeply impact people on a spiritual and emotional level.

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