Galations 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The name game

Hi peeps, I made a few updates on the links I posted about information for Mary Kay, LDD, and Glad Tidings. Please make sure to check them out and let's all learn how to live beyond ourselves!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Buy to give:

I know its always hard to figure out how to give through your lack. This is the great thing about the Christmas season, people give anyway.
There are two ways you can help live beyond yourself: go to her website and purchase products from that site and 25 percent of your purchase will help me in my internship with personal expenses and helping me go on my next two missions trip next year to Africa and Central America in 2011.
You can donate to glad Tidings Church ( (put Lisa Holcomb Africa missions trip) in the memo box to place a tax deductible donation toward the missions trip(s).

Thirdly: go to and purchase a ticket for our concert featuring Tommy Walker! The concert is on December 3rd and you can only buy the tickets online. All the proceeds are going toward the Africa Missions Trip. Time is running out! Please purchase a ticket before November 22nd to get a ticket for $22.00!

Lastly: go to my website and purchase items for Christmas. It will help me out a lot business wise and you get to have cute items.

You cal always to go if you want to purchase through there.

If none of these things appeal to you and you just want to give a gift card for the grocery store and call it a day, I won't stop you either.

Three ways to live beyond yourself, three ways to help me do the same.

Thanks everyone.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Care Package Ideas

I found this article online on how to send care packages for college students:I basically am one and would deeply appreciate any of these items:

Special Treats
Kori Ellis

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When your child goes off to college, your responsibilities as a parent don't end there. College can be a difficult transition, even for the most mature and well adjusted 18-year-old. In addition to talking to your child regularly, sending care packages is also a must. Depending on the needs of your child, care packages can contain an array of items. A care package should show your child you care, but also contain items that they want and need. Talk to your child and get input before sending the care package.

How to make a care package with food

The most common type of care package consists of food. While a lot of colleges offer meal tickets for cafeteria food, that’s not always sufficient. Students keep odd hours and need snacks on hand at all times. Fast food, in addition to being unhealthy, can also be costly – especially for college students. That’s where food related care packages come into play.

When sending food care packages, make sure that everything you send is non-perishable. Also take into account how much space your child has to store the items and whether or not your child has a stove, oven or microwave at their disposal.

Best foods for a college care package

Here is a list to get you started:

  • Bottled water
  • Candy bars
  • Gum
  • Canned soups
  • Cereal and oatmeal
  • Granola bars
  • Chips
  • Brownie mix
  • Rice crispie treats
  • Homemade cookies
  • Ramen noodles(chicken or beef)
  • Popcorn (kettle corn)
  • Pretzels or party mix(I like honey nut chex)
  • Protein bars
  • Tea or lemonade mix
For an extra treat, consider gift cards to your child's favorite restaurants or fast food places!

What types of health & safety items are best to include in a college care package?

When your child is off at college, fighting off germs will remain a constant struggle. Dorms are notoriously dangerous breeding grounds for all types of nasty bacteria, molds and viruses. Keeping everything as clean and sterile as possible is the best way to avoid getting sick.

Best health & hygeine items for a college care package

Here are some items that could be included in your care package:
  • Antibacterial spray
  • Cleaning products
  • Hygiene products
  • New bedding items
  • New towels and wash cloths
  • New undergarments
  • Shampoo
  • Colorful or whimsical loofa
  • Shower slippers
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Contact solution
  • Fun lotions
  • Shower shoes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Mini first aid kit with bandages, anti-biotic ointment, etc.
  • Air freshener

What types of school supply items are best to include in a care package?

Items that can be included in this care package include:
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Notebook paper
  • Brightly-colored folders
  • Organizational binders
  • Construction paper
  • Scotch tape
  • Printer ink and paper
  • Bookmarks
  • Computer accessories(new carrying case, gift card to APPLE)
  • Stamps
  • Envelopes
  • Fun-shaped paper clips
  • Post-its
  • Gift card to their campus' college supply store(or in my case Safeway, Wallgreens or CVS)
Don't forget fun items such as: 
  • music CDs (anything contemporary Christian
  • Colorful sticky labels
  • sketch books
  • video games (computer games for my MacBook would be awesome)
  • iTunes gift card

Other college care package ideas:

A good idea is to send the care package in a plastic container. The plastic container can be re-used by your child while at college to separate clothes, school books or any other number of things. Make sure that all fragile items are packed securely and that you clearly label the container.

No matter which kind of care package you are sending, make sure to add a personal touch. Include a hand written note, pictures of the family, homemade cookies and anything else that will make your child feel loved and remain motivated to do well at college.

Any of these items would be amazing and I would love words of encouragement!!

Thanks everyone!!


Monday, October 11, 2010


I just wanted to send a HUGE thank you to the Mary Kay sellers in New Jersey for sending me a huge box of t-shirts, jeans and the like! I would like to Officially thank Denise, Lisa and Deborah. You ladies are a true help to me and a joy to my heart. I believe that the Lord blesses those who live beyond themselves!   They were all different too, one of them especially I'm fond of: it say's Redemption (victory is the only option)--Thanks Deborah!  I didn't know its what it said until I looked in the mirror: the print was backwards. I just think that shirt alone is such a testimony to life. We serve a God of Redemption.

Thanks soooo much ladies!!

Please keep the words of encouragement, gift cards and care packages coming everyone! Every little bit helps and the more I have the more it will help me go to Africa next year.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Call to Give

Two months ago,  I entered a year-long internship run by my home church, Glad Tidings, which places me in full-time ministry work. I am training to become a missionary. I’m also finishing my last year in  bible school with Berean School of The Bible and in the internship we will be doing multitudes of tasks from office work, to working physical labor to praying for people and ministering to them by youth group and taking people out to lunch and coffee and connecting with them.

My dream is to help women in extremely impoverished countries.  My goal is to partner with others to help create sustainable economies, build water wells, schools, and bring support to their churches. I firmly believe that the Church is here to feed the needs of the mind, body and soul.  I want to be able to train others to teach women the skills to bring funding into their community.  I don’t want to bring an American Ideal of capitalism into a foreign country, but rather reach people through their own culture and language.  My dream is big, and for me to succeed in this effort I will need your help. I need your help to meet my own personal needs, and to raise funds for next year’s missions trip to Africa.

There are many things I am in need for like money for food, clothing and other finances that I need for daily life and ministry.

Here’s how you can give:

Purchase at My friend, Denise Barnwell is an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay, the #1 skin care and cosmetics brand.  Denise provides great customer service, including FREE shipping. Denise is donating 25% of every order to support my ministry.  First, register on the website.  Then you will be able to order online 24/7.  When you check out, just type “for Lisa Holcomb” in the Comments box.

The Holidays are coming up soon.  It would be a wonderful time to be a blessing to others by purchasing gifts and knowing that a portion of your purpose is furthering the Kingdom of God. If you would like to donate:

Cash Donations to Glad Tidings Church

Tax-deductible donations can be made by check, money order or credit card. An accounting of all funds will be available, and your donation is tax deductible. (You can also write check directly to Lisa Holcomb, however, it will not be tax deductible.)

Make check or money order payable to:  Glad Tidings Church
In the memo on your check, please write, “Internship Program: Lisa Holcomb”.
Donate online: Go to
Note about designation “Internship Program: Lisa Holcomb”.

Mail donations – and words of encouragement to:
Lisa Holcomb
c/o Glad Tidings Church
1280 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST . . . Help spread the word.  No amount of support is too little. Even if you’re not able to help right now, someone you know may be willing and able.  Please share this email and become a follower  on my Blogger Ministry page: .

What IS Ministry?

Hey there everyone. Wondering where I've been and why the blog has been so scant? Be assured in knowing that I have been interning, going to school, working hands on in ministry. It is work. Ministry. Is. Work. I think there is a huge misconception to what working 'in ministry' looks like. It's not just office work and sitting in a service. It's about logistics, time, sweat, paper, people, Jesus,  more people, cleaning, Jesus...see where I'm going with this? Ministry does not end when the last person leaves the sanctuary and you get to go to sleep. It is more than just being 'on call' like a doctor.

Ministry much more. It's job, its disappointment, its sadness when people fall from a huge height, it's excitement when people get back up after that fall. Ministry is waking up early to get a taste of the Lords presence and realizing that hour was just the beginning to getting a glimpse of His Glory. Ministry is working beyond fatigue, and still having that energy to do more when that person gets a breakthrough. Ministry is being image that Jesus was and pointing others in that same direction. It's being a person of integrity, character. It's a hard tightrope of being a minster to others and a family member to your wife, husband, children, ect. It's waking up in the middle of the night to pray for a teen who doesn't know how to handle the pressures of their household. It's just being quiet and listening to that mother who is at her last end because of her children. Ministry is having your focus be that ONE in the sanctuary to get a clearer picture of who Jesus is and WANTING that for themselves. 

Ministry is seeing that reality of Jesus flash in someones eyes who recently was so stuck in their own stuff of life that they missed the point for so long. Ministry is cleaning, it's filing, it's listening, it's worshiping, it's falling in love with Jesus.

By the way.

We are all called to be ministers.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Being constantly broken before the Lord

God requires a perfect heart from those who follow him. David Wilkerson says a perfect heart is not what the world deems as perfect. The LORD says a perfect heart is a broken one before him. King David has been deemed as a "man after God's own heart." and he came to the Lord with a perfect heart. As we know-Dave was not exactly Dad of the Decade. He had an affair, murdered someone, his own family...well you thought Jerry Springer was intense....
David was an imperfect man with a perfect heart: he was willing to be broken over and over again.

A few days ago I was praying for God to break down the walls in my heart and named them for what they were. In those walls I saw different bricks and what those issues were. With the hands of Jesus over mine, I saw those walls come down.

The cry of my heart is that you have a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus. How  much farther will you get with your relationship  if you ask for his help to push down those walls of things that stop you?
Maybe you need to put the bricks & mortar down first. 

We build some of the very walls we feel hinder us.

Only with the power of God and His grace and mercy will you experience freedom.

In Romans 8:4 (AMP) it says that  God condemned sin in the flesh (subdued, overcame, deprived it) of all its power according to those who ACCEPT the sacrifice.

Accept the sacrifice, accept the help of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Jesus, our Paraclete our helper, our Lord)  to push those walls down.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The way to Begin

Most of my blog readers know me for totally different reasons. Not that those things are wrong, just different. This blog here is to mark a starting point of a journey I know God has placed me on. This is just the beginning of a process that will take time, patience, grace and laughter-because we all need it. I'm taking a deep breath and jumping into the unknown.  I'll be posting a lot of things on this blog; most of them about what I want to do in ministry, new lessons I learn along the way and new projects that I'll be working on. Stay tuned and let everyone know about this blog.