Monday, November 12, 2012

Week 21: Rachel Sanders

Rachel Sanders
Funny that I am writing this blog... I never thought that I would be so involved in a church that I would be asked to write a blog for their women’s ministry. Even more of a surprise to me is that my family is alongside me in this wonderful church we call our family.

I have always been a daddy’s girl (still am really). I grew up with Christian parents. My dad was Catholic and my mom was Methodist. We went to a Catholic Mass on Christmas and Easter every year. When my sister and I were old enough to drive we started attending church on our own. Our mom joined us soon after. The three of us started seeing the transformations God was making in our lives. Soon after experiencing God’s forgiveness and grace, my sister and I decided to get baptized. This was my dad’s first time to walk into our church home. A few weeks later our dad decided to come try out the church for a service. The pastor seemed to speak to my dad this Sunday, and my dad started attending every Sunday after.  This was a huge start!!!

A few years later, I met the man I now call my husband. Again, God amazed me at how he could soften a man’s heart just by praying for them! Before I knew it, both of the men in my life had joined small groups. I was in awe of the transformations God was making in my father, my husband, and myself. Soon, we all ended up here at CrossPoint Church. Now we are all active members and loving it!

This season of my life is about recognizing how far my family has grown together. It is about being grateful for the smallest of things (like seeing my dad set up signs on Sunday mornings.) It is about developing a home with my husband that shows what my amazing family has grown to be. It is about showing thanks to God for transforming my family into loving servants!

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. Hebrews 12:28 TNIV

My name is Rachel Sanders, and I am a CrossPoint Woman!

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