Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I'll pray for you....well, maybe.

I'll pray for you isn't just something nice to say to a friend in need.

It's a commitment to share their burden and unite your faith as you seek the Lord.

It's an investment.  It's realizing that there is more to this life than what I want, what I need or what I have time for.

Earlier this year I read a book by Jonathan Acuff called "Stuff Christians Like".  Without a doubt, this is a tongue in cheek look at Christianity.  I remember reading a passage about praying for one another.  He writes "Sometimes saying "I'll pray for you" is just the Christian equivalent of ending a date by saying, "I'll give you a call".

Anyone else feel like they were punched in the gut on that one? 

Saying I'll pray for you shouldn't be my go to saying for when I'm uncomfortable and don't know what else to say. 

It should be my battle cry. 

I will be on my knees, seeking the Father for your need.  I will be invested in you and your situation.  I will be there to share this burden with you, because you are my sister in Christ and I love you.

Saying I'll pray for you should be more than just my good intention.  How many times have I said "You'll be in my prayers" and then promptly went right back to the day in day out business of life, forgetting about my pledge to pray for you.

Starting today, let's make a change together.  Let's make prayer our priority.  Let's spend twice as much time praying about a problem then we spend talking or fretting about it.

I'm about you?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Man After God's Own Heart

God will never give up on you!

Explore how David's life proves this promise to be true in this updated edition of the best selling A Heart Like His: Seeking the Heart of God Through a Study of David.

In this examination of the "man after God's own heart," David will delight and disappoint you. You'll want to be just like him at times and nothing like him at others.

If you've ever experienced doubts, temptations, losses, family problems, or personal inconsistencies, this study is for you!

Check out all the details on our Woman 2 Woman page.

If you're intersted in joining us, please call the church office at 304.363.8237.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Woven Favorites: Chocolate Cherry Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes!  I found this in the Woven Favorite's Cookbook and had to share it with you. 

Ruth Haney submitted this recipe to our cookbook.  It's one of my go to recipes when I need a cake....quick.

Here's what you'll need:

1 Box chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup cooking oil
3 eggs
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease Bundt pan.  Mix together cake mix, oil and eggs.  Fold in cherry pie filling.  Pour into well greased Bundt pan.  Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes.  Serve with whipped topping.

I've been known to add a quick chocolate glaze for my chocoholics.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Love Revealed

What great love the Father has lavished upon us!  1 John 3:1

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines lavish as expended or produced in abundance, marked by profusion or excess. 

We're not talking about a smidge, just a touch or a teeny little bit here. 

God loves you with an overwhelming, overflowing, outrageous love. 

Did you hear that?  You are loved!

This year's Women's Ministry theme is "Love Revealed". 

God's love revealed to us......

His love for us.....

His love working through us, reaching out to those around us. 

Won't you join us?