But as the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, “We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of … Continue reading We Are The Deacons
"...weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5 The Bible says the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy (John 10:10). But he also likes to disrupt my slumber. Just as my head hits the pillow with what I'm hoping are happy peaceful thoughts I find myself … Continue reading It’s Only Temporary
Today we are taking a Grace Day. Take today to pray, rest in the presence of The Lord and enjoy Grace. Think on this verse today. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power … Continue reading Grace Day
"Neither is new wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is spilled and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved.” Matthew 9:17 ESV The New Year is upon us. It seems 2015 went almost as quickly as it … Continue reading Old Wine, New Skins
John 10: 27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck … Continue reading Lost & Found
Tis the season of lists... lists of what we want. We ask our children and we think about it ourselves. What do you want? We can all recall the screen from A Christmas Story where Alfie climbs up in Santa's lap and is asked, "What is it that you want?" I wonder if I am guilty … Continue reading What Do You Want?
I’ve learned much from these women that we’ve written about each week, but what I’ve learned from them as a whole happens to be verbatim what my fellow writers have already shared this week. However, it occurred to me that what I’ve learned from the women of the early church, I’ve also learned at the same … Continue reading Iron Sharpens Iron
Wow! Can you believe our time is up this semester with the leading ladies of the New Testament? What great examples these women were of the early church and to the women of today. From being a generous disciple; a faithful mother; a godly grandmother; a joyful maid; a business women with priorities; a competent … Continue reading I’m Kind of a Big Deal
We’ve spent several months now writing about the women of the New Testament, and I have learned more than I ever though I would about some obscure corners of the book of Acts. The most significant thing I have learned this semester, though, has been about the writing itself, the process, the act, and myself, … Continue reading Desires of the Heart
As women we are all different. We all have our strengths and we all have are weaknesses. No one is going to experience life just as I have. I have something to share with the world and so does everyone else. I guess when it comes down to it that is what I took from … Continue reading Am I Calling Out The Good In People?