We will be having Bible Study this Thursday night at the home of Dave and Christi Clarke. Hope you will be able to join us
Bible Study September 18, 2011
We will be having Bible study this Thursday, Sept 22 at 7 p.m.
It will be at the Shedals.
If you are still in need of a book, please let us know right away! We are placing an order and hoping to get it by Thursday.
This study is open to all the ladies of Bethel. Looking forward to learning much and growing together.
Park Play Date September 10, 2011
We will be having a park play date this Tuesday, Sept 13 at Molasses Creek Park (off of 663 after the turnpike enternce). We will be there from 9:30-11:30. Please check the blog/your e-mail in case of rainy weather.
Grace 101 September 1, 2011
“It’ll be good to get back into a routine.” “I’m ready to get back in the swing of things.” I’ve been hearing myself and friends saying these kinds of things lately. The carefree days of sun and fun had become chaotic. I was ready for a change and some schedule. Children of all sizes and ages were in and out of the house all day, leaving messes wherever they went, bickering about….oh….everything. We stayed up way too late and got up way too late (except poor Dad). So, it was time.
Yet, looking at the school year in all its hugeness, I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it this year. It seems like we go from “nothing” to “everything” all at once. I was thinking “How are we going to get though another year?”
Do you struggle body and soul in handling a “strong-willed” child, a “messy” child, a “fussy” baby, a schedule of meals (3 of them every single day), kids’ schoolwork and practices, potty training, a house to keep in order? There are days when I say, “Calgon, take me away!”
Being a mom takes patience and strength that I, frankly, do not have!
I’ve been thinking about grace lately. Do I really understand it? I sing about it in so many songs, hear it in many prayers and say it over my meals. But, have I asked for it in the nitty gritty details of life? I often think of grace only in terms of salvation (amazing!) but forget that God desires to give grace to help us live the Christian life. Do I only need it for the big things like surgery or death? Does God know that my son never picks up his clothes? Yes, He cares about us enough to help us give a “soft answer” to that son when we would normally be exasperated.
Have you asked Him for grace today or peace or joy? We don’t deserve it, but because of Christ we can have it.
Will you ask for His grace with me as we begin a new season? I am seeing my perspective change as I ask Him in my feeble, halting, stumbling way.
I can’t be mom without His Word and His grace.
This Year with Moms and Tots August 19, 2011
Here is the 2011-2012 Moms and Tots schedule – specific locations will come out as we proceed. Please contact us if you will be participating in our Bible study and would be willing to host an evening.
Sept 13 – Park Play Date
Sept 22 – Bible Study ch 1-2
Oct 1 – Farm Day
Oct 20 – Bible Study ch 3-4
Nov 1 – Play Date
Nov 17 – Bible Study ch 5-6
Dec 6 – Play Date
Dec 15 – Bible Study ch 7-8 and Cookie Exchange
Jan 10 – Play Date
Jan 19 – Bible Study ch 9-10
Feb 7 – Play Date
Feb 23 – Bible Study ch 11-12
Mar 15 – Bible Study ch 13-14
Mar 31 – Spring Party
April 13-14 – Mom’s Weekend AWay
April 24 – Play Date
May 12 – New 2 You Sale
May 24 – Bible Study ch 15-17