Sunday, September 6, 2015

Why I Serve.

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

Movie night this Tuesday!

We're meeting this Tuesday at 6:30pm at Tygart Valley Cinemas.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Keep It Shut Starting September 9th.

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.