Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
So next time you are having a bad day, grab your bible and pop open some of these "cans" to help you get refreshed...
Twenty Cans Of Success
By: Neil Anderson
- Why should I say I can't when the Bible says I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13)?
- Why should I lack when I know that God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)?
- Why should I fear when the Bible says God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)?
- Why should I lack faith to fulfill my calling knowing that God as allotted to me a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)?
- Why should I be weak when the Bible says that the Lord is the strength of my life and that I will display strength and take action because I know God (Psalm 27:1; Daniel 11:32)?
- Why should I allow Satan supremacy over my life when He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)?
- Why should I accept defeat when the Bible says that God always leads me in triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14)?
- Why should I lack wisdom when Christ became wisdom to me from God and God gives wisdom to me generously when I ask Him for it (1 Corinthians 1:30; James 1:5)?
- Why should I be depressed when I can recall to mind God's lovingkindness, compassion, and faithfulness and have hope (Lamentations 3:21-23)?
- Why should I worry and fret when I can cast all my anxiety on Christ who cares for me (1 Peter 5:7)?
- Why should I ever be in bondage knowing that there is liberty where the Spirit of the Lord is (2 Corinthians 3:17)?
- Why should I feel condemned when the Bible says I am not condemned because I am in Christ (Romans 8:1)?
- Why should I feel alone when Jesus said He is with me always and He will never leave me nor forsake me (Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 13:5)?
- Why should I feel accursed or that I am the victim of bad luck when the Bible says that Christ redeemed me from the curse of the law that I might receive His Spirit (Galatians 3:13-14)?
- Why should I be discontented when I, like Paul, can learn to be content in all my circumstances (Philippians 4:11)?
- Why should I feel worthless when Christ became sin on my behalf that I might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21)?
- Why should I have a persecution complex knowing that nobody can be against me when God is for me (Romans 8:31)?
- Why should I be confused when God is the author of peace and He gives me knowledge through His indwelling Spirit (1 Corinthians 14:33; 2:12)?
- Why should I feel like a failure when I am a conqueror in all things through Christ (Romans 8:37)?
- Why should I let the pressures of life bother me when I can take courage knowing that Jesus has overcome the world and its tribulations (John 16:33)?
Friday, September 21, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
It was so great seeing everyone who attended Sonquest this past Saturday. What a great time we had at
Darin & Angie
Friday, August 24, 2007
It’s not too late if you’d like to bake some items, just give Angie a call at 336-786-1902 or drop us an email at
We love ya’ll,
Darin & Angie
Friday, August 10, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Darin & Angie
Hey just a quick reminder that this Tuesday night is Shrimp Night!! so hey everybody come on out to the Mt. Airy Mayflower and eat some breaded crustaceans with us (they also have chicken). See ya there at 6:30pm.
Love ya'll, Darin & Angie
Friday, August 3, 2007
Hey guys just wanted to give you a quick reminder that tomorrow (Saturday) is Chick-N-Putt We are meeting at 10AM at Bojangles in Mt. Airy for breakfast, then afterwards we are heading over to Hardy's Putt-Putt for some bigtime fun. Join if you can. Hope to see you all there.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Hey everyone, last weekend was Bowled Over! at Mt. Airy Lanes and we had a blast! Well this weekend we’re back again with SK8 Break! and it’s time to break out those roller skates and show off your mad skillz at
The Sweet Life Fellowship is not responsible for consequences of rollermania, or related actions therein. The surgeon general recognizes rollermania as a potential hazard to small children, animals, and Darin. Please initiate rollermania with caution and monitor closely. Keep arms and legs inside vehicle, dining trays in their upright and locked position and don’t go swimming for at least half an hour afterwards.
The Sweet Life
Thursday, July 12, 2007
From the faintest fetal heartbeat to the thundering echoes of a raging summer storm God never fails to amaze me at how all consuming and encompassing He is. His glory outshines a million suns and burns away a darkness blacker than coal. He is majestic, He is mighty. He is THE creator. His hand marks off the boundaries of the universe then hangs the stars against the inky black canvas of night. He calls the cosmos into existence. With a word He flings entire galaxies into place. He fills the oceans and paints the skies. His fingertips carve the canyons and rivers.
He directs the sun and the moon. He brings summer and winter. The seasons bow to Him. He crafts the deepest snow and makes every flake unique. He sends summer breezes through fields of blooming flowers and orchards of apple trees. By Him you are fed, His rain brings the harvest and His light draws the sprout from its seed. His very breath calls creation into being. From nothingness comes something and His breathing never ceases. He is the author and finisher, the beginning and the end.
He sculpts the clay and completes the vessel. His fire refines, His Word polishes and His Spirit teaches. His awesome strength tears down the mightiest fortresses of Satan and His gentle touch lifts our heads when we no longer can. It’s by His hand that we are healed, His voice that we are led, and it’s His love that makes us worthy. Without Him we are nothing and with nothing can we replace Him.
He knows you better than you do. He lay down His life for you. He cares for you when even you don’t. He softly calls, and He gently knocks. His hand raps at the door and waits patiently. He knows your name, He knows everything about you. He cares about your struggles and He builds upon your dreams. He knit you together in your mother’s womb placing every fiber into place. He feels your pain when you no longer can, when you hurt so much that you are numb He still hurts. He sends help onto your path and friends into your way. He tries and tries and tries and tries again. His love never fails. When friends give up He keeps going. When the world runs away, He keeps going. When all others quit He keeps going. He doesn’t abandon you when you aren’t perfect, He doesn’t belittle you when you fall short, and He doesn’t betray you…ever. His Word is truth, His promise is real and His love is always and forever.
The Sweet Life Fellowship
Monday, July 2, 2007
Hey guys just wanted to drop you all a quick note with some Sweet Life Fellowship announcements. First off tomorrow night July 3rd is our next “Shrimp Night” we will be meeting for dinner and fellowship at 6:30PM at Mayflower Restaurant in
Also Ben has officially launched our Sweet Life Fellowship Myspace page it is now live so check it out today and add us as a friend. Ben and Makayla are working on it and they’re doing a great job. Thanks so much guys. We really appreciate you! To check out the Myspace just visit us at www.lifesosweet.com and click the myspace icon in the top right corner of the page. One last thing I wanted to mention is the prayer request button on the www.lifesosweet.com website. I really want to encourage everyone to use this option to submit prayer requests. We would love nothing more than to join with you in prayer. The Bible says that we should take everything to God in prayer, that nothing is too large or small. James 5:16 says for us to pray for each other and 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says for us to never stop praying. You may choose to mark your prayer requests public and I will email them to our Life♥Link prayer chain and we will get everyone in the fellowship to join you in prayer or you may mark it private and I will pray confidentially. Either way prayer is enormously important. The Bible says that the early church ate together, learned together, and prayed together. Prayer strengthens us individually and as a fellowship, through our common prayers we grow closer to God and to each other. So let’s use that link and let’s pray together.
I love you guys and want to thank you all for being part of The Sweet Life Fellowship, we have a big month ahead (check out our full calendar at www.lifesosweet.com .) This month holds lots of opportunity for us to reach many, many folks who haven’t accepted Christ as their Savior, so please be praying that we are able to be as effective as possible for God, showing unfailing love to those around us and bringing His simple message of salvation to our community.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Do you worry? I know I do. I shouldn’t but I do. I worry about all kinds of things. I worry about majors like my health (I know, I know it’s hard to tell), and gas prices (up a quarter, down a dime…grrr), to the somewhat less significant like whether or not I’m going to get to Chile Rojo (what exactly happened to Verde) before they close, (I just love their white cheese dip). It really doesn’t seem to matter if it’s something small or large, monumental or trivial. Waaaaay too often I catch myself doing it, over focusing and stressing as the anxiety builds slowly within; dredging up that subtle feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach. The same questions repeat in my head. How am I going to figure this out? What am I going to do?
Do you ever feel like this? Unfortunately, I think we all do at some point and time, it’s pretty much part of being a human with human emotions. Which begs the question, “Why do we worry so much?” Have you ever stopped to think about that? What’s at the root of all this worry? You know the answer, is really pretty simple and as a Christian it’s an answer that’s right there with you the entire time. It’s all about surrender. All too often we try to carry the full load of burdens by ourselves, but they are way too heavy. We forget or sometimes just refuse to ask for help.
Control is one of the most difficult aspects of ourselves to give over to Jesus Christ. Being directly in charge of our personal and environmental direction helps keep us comfortable. If we know exactly how, why, when, what, and where then we can have peace, right? Wrong! For some reason that just doesn’t seem to work does it. No matter how much control we have we still find things to worry about, don’t we. You know why? Could it be that we are trying so hard to do things and control things with our own strength that we have forgotten that we are supposed to cast our cares upon Jesus.
Psalm 55:22 says Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Wow He will sustain me, how awesome is that. Nothing is more liberating than throwing off the weight and burden of worry and relying wholeheartedly on His promise. He won’t let me fall.
The Bible says, in 1 Samuel 2:9 He will guard the feet of His saints, But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. "For by strength no man shall prevail. You know the truth is that through my strength alone I can do very little, in fact most of the time when I’ve tried to do things all on my own I just end up getting myself in bigger messes. It’s not until I reach my wits end and finally admit that I can’t do it and I lay it at the feet of Jesus and cry “Help!” that He shoulders that burden and carries it with me. I know then that it’s ok. The almighty creator of the universe isn’t about to slip and let it fall on me. If He could carry the weight of all mans sins he can certainly carry my concern over retirement savings. And that’s just it God wants us to rely on Him fully no matter what. Nothing is too small, absolutely nothing. We have to say, “God, I need help, I’m surrendering this to you, you are in control.”
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Hi, just wanted to send out a note of encouragement to everyone and let you know some exciting things that are coming up with The Sweet Life Fellowship. Before I get into announcements, I want to briefly talk about what God is doing in our ministry. You know, I’m reading a book right now called “Revolution”, by George Barna. If you have never heard of George Barna, he is a highly respected expert on church growth trends and cultural behavior. In the book, Barna writes about the character of Christ during His ministry on earth and shares insight into Jesus’ status as a revolutionary. I wanted to mention one particular point that made me think a little deeper and thank God a little harder for His perfect love, and for The Sweet Life Fellowship.
You know it’s amazing if you stop and think, no one who has ever lived throughout all of time has ever influenced so many people and changed the course of so many lives as Jesus Christ. Not a single bullet fired, not a life taken but only a life given. Christ’s message was so simple that a child could nestle in His lap and fully understand it, yet required so much sacrifice that it’s impossible for the greatest intellects of our world to fully grasp it. Jesus Christ, being both man and God could have easily with one word done away with an entire army of persecutors and naysayers. But he didn’t. Christ overcame all that this world could throw at Him, the taunts, the name calling, the questioning, you name it. And the awesome thing is He did it all to follow His perfect, simple mission, to love God and to love people.
You know it strikes me at just how blessed we are that Jesus loved us so much and it is so exciting that God is giving us this unique opportunity with The Sweet Life Fellowship to share His simple message with the community and world around us. Looking at it closely it makes me want to do everything I can to be Christ like in my life. You know Jesus modeled acceptance so perfectly. He didn’t approach people with prejudice, presupposition or pride he saw needs and he met them. He delivered truth, healing, comfort, peace, and joy to every life he touched. He lifted burdens and exalted God. Whether feeding thousands on a hillside with fishes and loaves or quietly healing a desperate soul with but a touch of His garment. Jesus revealed His immeasurable love to the community and the world around Him. I look so forward in the days ahead to finding unique and revolutionary ways to do our best to be like Jesus as we go and share that love with our community and world by loving God and loving people.
I want to hear you guys’ thoughts on this too please email me, or comment on The Sweet Blog located at www.lifesosweet.com. If you haven’t checked out the website yet please do. There you can read about the vision of The Sweet Life Fellowship as well as check out some crazy photos from our events, you can also read and respond to blog postings and find out what we’re going to be doing next on our “What’s Comin’ Up!” calendar of events. I also want to point out the banner that sits at the top of every page on our website where you may submit a public or private prayer request. The Bible says in Matthew 18:19-20 that God is right there with us when we pray together in His name.
19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
God has given us many tools to help us through our life journey but one of the greatest and one that should never be overlooked is that direct line of communication we have to our heavenly Father through prayer. God loves us and He loves to talk with us. Nothing touches His heart more than when we stop everything else and start talking to Him and nothing is more encouraging to us than when we are joined by our brothers and sisters in Christ who love us and want only the best for us. So make sure that you use that link so that we can join our prayers with you.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
In Matthew 5:13 the Bible says that as believers in Christ, we are to be "the salt of the earth" or the seasoning that flavors this world for our Father. Tuesday night (Shrimp Night at The Mayflower) was a flavor packed evening of food, fun and great times. The Sweet Life Fellowship gathered Tuesday Night and how awesome it was to see God growing our relationships and drawing people from all walks and ages together to get to know and to encourage each other in faith. God showed up in a big way and we had tons of new faces and names to learn. We can't wait to get to know you all even better and to become part of each others lives. It's so awesome to see God growing this community of joy and using us to reach the world around us with a big ole shaker of salt.
Monday, June 4, 2007
Hope to see you all there!!!
Friday, May 25, 2007
Mayberry Shazzam is located in Pilot Mountain, NC right off Highway 52 at Exit 134. The entrance to the park is on Highway 268 just past McDonalds restaurant. Turn left at the Masonic Lodge. There is plenty of FREE parking.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Saturday morning at Pilot Mountain State Park, The Sweet Life Fellowship met for it's second gathering. We had a sweet time of praise and worship and fellowship that lasted into the early afternoon. We were blessed with 18 in attendance including some wonderful folks who just happened to be passing by at a God appointed place and time. As we lifted God up with our voices God in His sovereignty lifted us up and showed us how powerful and all knowing He is. Thanks to all who came out and enjoyed the day with us and we look forward to seeing all of our friends and making new friends at the next Sweet Life Fellowship.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Wow...what an awesome night. Last evening was our first Sweet Life Fellowship meeting and did God ever show up or what. We had over twenty folks attend and we shared some great fellowship with each other. It was awesome to watch people who had never spoke or met before strike up conversations that didn't conclude till the restaurant staff basically ran us out by turning off the lights. You know God knows what he is doing. He took "shrimp night" and turned it into His time. He was at work in the back room of Mayflower last night and you could see the beginnings of relationships being formed. For all who attended thanks for coming and for everyone else God bless and we hope to see ya next time at The Sweet Life Fellowship.