Sunday, September 6, 2015
You see that lady right there?
That's my Nan. We started attending Trinity decades ago. She modeled many things for me but one of the biggest things she modeled was having a servant's heart.
Cake needs baked? No problem.
Just got out of the hospital? I'll bring you dinner.
Dishes need washed? OK.
Some one needs a ride? I'll be there. (Although in all honestly they didn't ask that one very often. She wasn't a great driver).
I grew up seeing these things done and helping from a young age. It's a good thing.
I read the book Hometown Tales by Phil Gulley several years ago. In it he said "Jesus never went out of His way to help anyone". I remember being a little shocked at that statement. But you see, he went on to explain that Jesus never went out of his way to help anyone because helping people was never out of his way. Helping others was just part of his life, not something he had to add to the schedule.
I hope my kids see that.
I hope that one day they can say "Mom never went out of her way to help anyone".
I hope that just like my Nan showed me - helping out, serving others, serving our church - it isn't out of the way.
It's just what we do.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
From Bible times to modern times women have struggled with their words. What to say and how to say it. What not to say. When it is best to remain silent. And what to do when you’ve said something you wish you could now take back. In this book a woman whose mouth has gotten her into loads of trouble shares the hows (and how-not-tos) of dealing with the tongue.
Beyond just a “how not to gossip” book, this book explores what the Bible says about the many ways we are to use our words and the times when we are to remain silent. Karen will cover using our speech to interact with friends, co-workers, family, and strangers as well as in the many places we use our words in private, in public, online, and in prayer. Even the words we say silently to ourselves. She will address unsolicited opinion-slinging, speaking the truth in love, not saying words just to people-please, and dealing with our verbal anger.
Christian women struggle with their mouths. Even though we know that Scripture has much to say about how we are—and are not—to use our words, this is still an immense issue, causing heartache and strain not only in family relationships, but also in friendships, work, and church settings.
Charli is homeschooling mom to three boys, ages 10, 9 & 8, as well as a part time RN, small business owner, and reluctant farmer. She and her husband Ronnie have been married 14 years. She blogs at WV Urban Hippies as well as here at Woven. Join her as she strives to learn when it's time to keep her own mouth shut.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
He walked on earth two thousand years ago and changed the world for all time to come. Now comes a remarkable study on the most remarkable person to ever walk on this earth.
Come along with Beth Moore on a life-changing journey which will lead you through the hills of Galilee with the Teacher, across the lake with the Master, and finally, on the road toward the cross with the Savior. Get to know Jesus intimately ... as though you had walked with Him during His days of earthly ministry.
This 10-week, in-depth Bible study includes weekly personal assignments and 11 video sessions taped on location in Jerusalem and throughout Israel.
Dee Dee is a mother of three, two daughters in college and a son in high school. She teaches middle school Math and Bible at Heritage Christian School. She loves Jesus and can't wait to grow closer to Him through our next Beth Moore study, Jesus, the One and Only. Join her Wednesday, September 9th as the journey begins.