Blogs by Connie Faust
Women of Hope Eat In
8/24/2007 5:58:51 PM
[ Flag as Inappropriate ]
Want to come along to the Bible Study with me? Oh, by the way, there won't be much studying tonight; we're having a cookout!
Haven't put any poems on lately; I wanted to work on the "book," but my days have been too busy.
"Women of Hope" Bible Study was here Monday; "summertime, and the living is easy"--we had a cookout. It rained and we had an eat-in, in our basement. It's not fancy, but big enough for 3 old tables and some old chairs, and our recently-acquired sofa beds, bought at a friend's moving sale for $50 each. Now that we have them, we're wondering if anyone will ever want to sleep down there.
Of course, the spiders and the ladybugs think it's a grand place! We always have to clean them up before we can use the basement. That's where we have family holiday meals, and our Christmas get-togethers. More on that later.
Back to the cookout, eat-in with the ladies. Since I lead the Bible studies, I also come up with ideas for fun-times. We've met every 2 or 3 weeks during the summer, and have done some neat things.
Once we had a video by Christian Comedienne Chonda Pierce. Chonda is such a cut-up, but then she gets serious and touches her audience so deeply. We laughed a lot, sang with her and prayed with her. Every one of us was moved by the experiences she shared, perhaps most of all Joanie, a new convert to Jesus.
This week, we took time to enjoy the picnic food (and several deserts, including blueberry pie and peach cobbler). We sang a lot of hymns, praise songs and choruses and played a Bible-verse game, where each one had to think of a verse associated with the object she picked. It was hard and there were no real "stars" but we had fun.
The funniest thing was when Irene picked a pkg of note cards and envelopes. The key word on the front was LETTER.
The verse was about Paul, telling some church people, "you are our letter, written on our hearts," etc.
What Irene said with a big smile, was: "If any woman wants to be a preacher, LETTER!" We cracked up over that one. And as a matter of fact, our ladies (and our whole church) probably all believe it is unscriptural for women to be preachers.
Our most-fun-singing song that says "It was on a Sunday, Somebody touched me." The last line says, "and I know it was the hand of the Lord." But when we sang it, we took turns making it personal. For instance, little Sarah sang with a tremor in her voice, "It was at my Grammy's bedside, Somebody touched me, and I'll love Him for all of my life!" Each one took a turn, expressing what happened when she put her faith in Jesus Christ and received Him as her Savior. For my turn, I sang simply, "It was in the Autumn, Somebody touched me, and I'll never be the same again!"
There are currently 11 of us who meet together Monday nights. As we've learned from the Bible, prayed, and shared our fears and our triumphs, we've grown to love each other. After all, we're one family--sisters in the Lord.
Monday after Labor Day, we'll get our study books out again, and bring our Bibles. Back to the Prayer of Jabez study by Bruce Wilkinson. We'll be on the last chapter, which is on sin. I haven't touched it yet, so I need to get busy and do my lesson, or I won't know what it's about when we get back together.
As Jabez prayed, I pray, "Please bless me a lot, and enlarge my territory (for You, Lord) and put Your Hand upon me, and keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain." "And the Lord answered his prayer."
May He answer mine -- and yours, too.
Post a Comment
More Blogs by Connie Faust
Amy's Dilemma - Tuesday, January 21, 2014
A Prayer by Max Lucado - Thursday, April 18, 2013
Sandy Hook Comfort - Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Remembering Mom's /Clothesline - Sunday, September 02, 2012
Thinking about me, my health and the work I have to do - Thursday, July 05, 2012
Cellmates -- The Madman of the Gerasenes - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
My Little Sugar - Thursday, February 09, 2012
One Sick Little Doggie - Saturday, January 28, 2012
Aaron and me - Friday, January 27, 2012
Too precious--MUST SHARE! - Monday, July 18, 2011
Spring is on its way! - Sunday, March 13, 2011
Beautiful word--Stable - Wednesday, July 07, 2010
July update on Esa - Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Esa Has A Problem - Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Esa's Eyes Are Stable - Monday, May 24, 2010
Esa's Update for May 18, 2010 - Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Peter Cottontail's always busy! - Saturday, April 10, 2010
It's all about family - Monday, March 08, 2010
Family Concerns - Wednesday, February 10, 2010
God's Training for His Special Forces - Tuesday, January 19, 2010
In the prison of your circumstances - Tuesday, January 19, 2010
An Update on Esa - Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Connie Hinnen Cook's halloween advice - Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Welcome Home, Elizabeth - Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Day 315 for Elizabeth - Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Precious Toddler Elizabeth Struggles to Get Well - Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Improvement for Elizabeth - Saturday, July 18, 2009
Elizabeth really needs prayer - Friday, July 17, 2009
Finally a diagnosis for Elizabeth! - Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Elizabeth Dunford Update - Saturday, July 11, 2009
May's Anniversaries - Friday, June 26, 2009
"Which Side Are You On?" - Monday, May 25, 2009
Hallelujah and Thank You, Lord! -- Jason :-) - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Introducing Elizabeth Dunford - Saturday, April 04, 2009
Where is our dear Bonnie? - Thursday, April 02, 2009
Esa, Jason and now TAYA - Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Portrait of a Christian - Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thank You, Jesus, for Esa's good report! - Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Esa and Jason January News - Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sharp-shooter Jason In The Treestand - Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Christmas time prayers for Esa & Jason & more - Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sharpshootin' Jason Zosh - Thursday, November 20, 2008
Great Rejoicing and Thanks-giving! - Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Yes! - Thursday, October 30, 2008
Good News, Please! - Wednesday, October 29, 2008
A BIG DAY FOR ESA - Tuesday, October 28, 2008
How's Jason? - Wednesday, September 24, 2008
WATCH FOR ESA ON TV! - Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Esa Update/Jason Update - Wednesday, September 10, 2008
ESA HAS SURGERY TODAY - Tuesday, September 09, 2008
The Brave Little Soul by John Alessi - Friday, August 22, 2008
News on The Babies - Thursday, August 21, 2008
Esa's Chemo Started this week - Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The Last Chemo--hopefully forever! - Thursday, August 14, 2008
Never thought I'd go gaga over zucchini! - Monday, August 04, 2008
The Computer Swallowed Grandma - Friday, July 11, 2008
ESA - Good Day - Sad Family News - Friday, July 11, 2008
Walking the tightrope - Thursday, June 12, 2008
Righteousness - Friday, June 06, 2008
Esa's toddler cousin--a tragedy - Thursday, June 05, 2008
from Mom to Grammy in 9 easy steps, er, months, that is. - Saturday, April 05, 2008
When you're tired, write about the weather and the grandchildren - Saturday, February 09, 2008
Speaking of angels........ - Monday, November 19, 2007
Women of Hope Eat In - Friday, August 24, 2007
I'll Keep On Shining! - Tuesday, June 12, 2007
What God is accomplishing with my poetry - Saturday, June 09, 2007
Moving On -- My Favorite Things Last Verse - Saturday, May 05, 2007
Oh, those neighbor kids! -- My Favorite Things, Part Four - Saturday, April 28, 2007
Does Mother Miss Me? - Friday, April 20, 2007
Round The Neighborhood--My Favorite Things Part Three - Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Bird in the attic--My Favorite Things Part 2 - Thursday, April 12, 2007
My Favorite Things--Part One - Sunday, April 08, 2007
Sugar Plum - Sunday, February 04, 2007
Cooking The New Year In - Monday, January 01, 2007
Psalms and "Problems" - Monday, December 04, 2006
Why should He not bruise me? - Saturday, December 02, 2006
Fall Fun Day - Saturday, October 14, 2006
Blog, What blog? - Saturday, October 07, 2006