Saturday, January 3, 2015

Winter 2015 Bible Studies

I've heard the following question more than once in the last few months,

"If I join a women's Bible study, will I fit in?"

Let me answer that once and for all. Y-E-S! Our groups vary in ages, spiritual maturity and life stages. We all come together as sisters in Christ. Won't you join us?

Mondays - 9:30-11:30am (Otsego Library) - Led by Torie Jaffas. Starts January 5. "The School of Biblical Evangelism" by Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort.

Wednesdays - 9:30-11:30am (Friendship Wesleyan) - Led by Natalie Knowlton. Starts January 7. This study offers free childcare. “Inheritance” by Beth Moore.

Wednesdays - 6:30-8pm (Otsego Library) - Led by Traci Rhoades. Starts January 7. “Children of the Day” by Beth Moore.

If you plan on joining us for the first time, please let us know. It helps in planning, especially when ordering books. Thanks!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fall Bible Studies - Fall 2014

Do you have women praying for you on a regular basis? Is your spiritual cup being filled more than just in a church service on Sunday mornings? I'd encourage you to prayerfully consider joining one of our women's Bible studies. All ages. Lots of times. One with free childcare. What are you waiting for?

Sundays - 8:45-10:15am (North Point Church) - Led by Karen Hook. Starts September 14. "7 Truths That Will Transform Your Life."

Mondays - 9:30-11:30am (Otsego Library) - Led by Torie Jaffas. Starts September 8. "The School of Biblical Evangelism" by Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort.

Wednesdays - 9:30-11:30am (Friendship Wesleyan) - Led by Natalie Knowlton. Starts NEXT WEEK, September 3. This study offers free childcare. “Children of the Day” by Beth Moore.

Wednesdays - 6:30-8pm (Otsego Library) - Led by Traci Rhoades. Starts NEXT WEEK, September 3. “Red Hot Faith” by Cindy Bultema.


If you plan on joining us for the first time, please let me or the teacher know. It helps in planning, especially when ordering books. Thanks!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mercies New Every Morning


I once heard the influence you have on your child is pretty much complete by age five. Who would say such a cruel thing? I remember the torture of forcing my little one to sleep through the night, uninterrupted, cold turkey. I think back on all the times I lost my patience with my toddler. These weren’t polite outbursts of “no.” These were foot-stomping, screaming tirades that I felt compelled to apologize for later. So these last five years, that is what I will hang my parenting hat on forevermore?

If so, I graduated from motherhood today. My little one went to Kindergarten. Five years old and out the door. For a week, we practiced going to bed earlier, setting an alarm and  marking off our school morning to-dos on our homemade checklist. We had everything set out the night before. Textbook parenting stuff, because my parenting influence was coming to an end, right?! At 6:25 this morning I went in to wake her for probably the most important day of her young life so far.

She awoke, sleepy-eyed and her first words to me, “Mom, can we pray?” The closest I’ve come to tears all day. If, in fact, my parenting influence is all wrapped up by age five, I have done well. Our heavenly Father most graciously has covered over my times of blatant imperfection and set up camp in her little heart. She has learned what I still have to remind myself, when I get nervous or scared or worried, pray.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23