This is the day that the Lord has made.

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“This is the day the LORD has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalms 118:24” 

Do you remember the old chorus "This is the day, this is the day, that the Lord has made, that the Lord has made"?  I remember singing it as a child as the overhead projector showed the words on the wall.  "I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be glad in it".  ( you are welcome for now having it stuck in your head :) ) 

It has been a tumultuous 2020, so many challenges and obstacles that we have not had to experience before. And if I am honest I don't remember waking up any day in 2020 thinking "This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it",  because I was too focused on everything else around me.  Focused on Covid19, focused on wearing masks, focused on quarentine, focused on politics, focused on trying to decipher truth in everthing that was happening in our country.  I forgot to focus on the truth written in the Word of God.  Truths that say:

Joshua 1:9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

Over and over again stories about how much God loves His people and will not forsake them. Truths that say this world will be hard, but we have nothing to fear. I realized I needed to make a decision. Do I trust God or do I not?  That is the bottom line. Do I believe God has a plan and that He is good? Even when good things may not be what my eyes are seeing.  Its easy to praise when life is comfortable. Will we choose to folllow and praise when life is uncertain and painful? 

Join with us in waking up everyday with Psalms 118:24 on your lips.
“This is the day the LORD has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it. 
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Please pray with us

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Hello GiveSendGo Family,

As we witnessed the civil unrest in Washington DC yesterday, our hearts are saddened by the direction we see our country heading. Instead of "One Nation Under God," we see a divided nation under the gods of our own making.

Please join us as we say a prayer for our nation.

Dear Jesus,
We come before you now with repentant hearts. We often fall short of a life that reflects you. Still, you welcome us. Today, we lift up the United States of America. Give our leaders wisdom as they work to bring this country together. Lord, we trust you with our country, our leaders, and our future. We know you can heal our divided land, but more than that, Jesus, heal our divided hearts. So often, we are distracted by what we see, that we forget you are ultimately in control. As it written in John 16:33, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." Let our focus be on you this New Year, willing to be used by you, to share hope with a broken and fallen world. Replace the fear and discouragement in our hearts with boldness and confidence as your representatives at “such a time as this”. Use us, Lord Jesus, to be your hands and feet. In Jesus’ Name. Amen
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Questions to ask when picking a crowdfunding platform...

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A few questions to ask when choosing a crowdfunding platform


  • Why am I raising money?

Have a clear understanding of what you are raising for and why you believe your friends and family will want to support your cause.  A successful campaign has a clear defined purpose and call to action.  It will also always start with support from the people closest to you.  



  • What are the fees associated?  

Just because a platform advertises it is free to start a campaign does not mean the platform does not take any money.  Make sure to dig in to the fees associated with having a campaign.  Every platform will have a processors fee, if they are processing credit cards online.  Remember you will want to look into if there are additional monthly fees, or often a % of donations go to platform fees and are deducted from each donation.   It may be free to start a campaign, but when donations start coming in you don’t want to suddenly  realize 10%+ is going to the platform and processors.



  • Is it a KIA or AoN platform?

Does this look like secret code to you?  Well let us explain.  KIA means Keep it all and it is how runs their platform.  The money you raise, you keep.  You don’t have to raise a certain goal or achieve a % to be able to transfer your donations to your bank.  The money given, is yours.   AoN is an All or Nothing platform which means what it says. You either raise all the money you set in your goal or it all donations get sent back to your donors.-  On you do have the ability to wait to transfer your donations to your account so if you need to refund a donation it is easy. 



  • How are funds disbursed?

Again, many different platforms have many ways of handling your donations.  At GiveSendGo the money is donated to YOU so it goes directly into your payment processor account and you have full control over your donations and how, when and where they are paid out to you. 

Hope this helped give you some direction as you investigate. Make sure to continue to check out for all your crowdfunding needs! 


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