What’s up in October ’14


  •  How to talk to women. I don’t even drink wine, but I understand this.

    Hormone Guide-How to speak to women


  • How I Know God Answers Prayers by Rosalind Goforth for the October selection of the Reading to Know Classics Book Club. Join us—it’s only 86 pages and here’s a free Kindle copy. Get details here at Barbara’s blog.
  • One Way Love by Tullian Tchividijian
  • Four Cups by Chris Hodges
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  • And this stack from the library prepping to hear the Dalai Lama speak in Birmingham later this month

    Dalai Lama books


  • This! My new favorite song—It Is Well by Kristene DiMarco/Bethel. Our worship team sang it last Sunday (I missed it). “Through it all, through it all / My eyes are on You / Through it all, through it all / It is well.”

    [click here if you can’t see the video It Is Well]

  • And this Nothing I Hold On To. Every day after serving in Guatemala, we’d eat dinner together then sing to Jesus, being refilled by him through this song and others. “I lean not on my own understanding / My life is in the hands of the Maker of heaven / I give it all to You God / Trusting that You’ll make something beautiful out of me.”


  • Nueva Generacion – One of our gracious hosts (and translators) in Guatemala was Luis Castillo and his Spirit-filled wife Mireya. They are awesome missionaries to their own people. Meet Luis here. Luis ministered with us each day, and each night Mireya fed authentic Guatemala food to our bodies and authentic spiritual food to our souls through her testimonies and spiritual gifts.
  • Potter’s House – Oh my. Check out some videos on their page. These saints work daily with the children who live in the dump community of Guatemala City. We partnered with them so I saw first-hand what amazing servants of God they are. Pray for them now as they’re preparing for a month-long VBS in November to keep the kids off the streets during their school break.
  • Huntsville Dream Center – This is a local non-profit organization where I live that partners with other ministries to give hope and show the love of Jesus to those in our community.


  • 31 Quotes of Grace, one a day throughout October
    31 Quotes of Grace 2014_LisaNotes

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What are you looking forward to in October? Leave a comment here.

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8 thoughts on “What’s up in October ’14

  1. Barbara H.

    I don’t drink wine, either, but had to smile at the hormone chart. 🙂

    I really appreciated the posts about women’s blogs by Challies as well.

    I’m afraid I am one who doesn’t get the excitement about the Dalia Lama, no offense. 🙂 I see him as a false prophet, which to me offsets whatever good things he might say.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      I understand, Barbara. Jeff’s not as excited about going as I am either. 🙂 But the way I’ve always seen it, truth is truth no matter who says it. So I’ll take the good and throw out the bad. He has many teachings that do coincide with what Jesus taught about being compassionate and loving our neighbors.

      I may have to give Jeff some wine after it’s over. And he doesn’t drink it either. ha. But he’s a good sport to go along with me so I appreciate him for that.

  2. Lauren Branch

    Lisa! I haven’t been on here in awhile and just noticed by “blog” tab and decided to read through some of the ones bookmarked there. I was reading through your posts for October and just saw on this one that you had been to Guatemala and were praying for Potter’s House. I was there for a class through my graduate program this August! We were in Guatemala for two weeks learning about the history and culture of Guatemala and the trauma the people have faced due to corruption, oppression, and the civil war. The main purpose of the class overall was to learn about psychology in Guatemala and how the Guatemalan people are doing therapy in their context, but because Fuller is a seminary, we also had the chance to visit Potter’s House one day and see the work that they are doing there! Miss you dearly and hope to see you again someday when I am able to visit Alabama again! <3 🙂

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Hi Lauren! I can’t believe you went to Potter’s House too. Isn’t it an amazing ministry? I was floored by the day-in/day-out work they do. I’d love to go back and partner with them more. I’d also love to listen to what you learned about the Guatemalan culture and the things they’ve been through. What an awesome class!

      I’m so proud of all you’re doing. I actually thought of you often while I was in Guatemala because we housed with about 20 World Race Gap Year kids, and their enthusiasm for world missions and peoples around the world were so reflective of your heart. I do hope we can catch up together soon. Love you!

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