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Celebrate Women Month

March 14, 2018

Mavis Staples: Gospel Singer

When Mavis Staples sings, her deep, spiritual voice soothes wounded souls and brings hope to those facing challenges. The words to "I'll Take You There," the 1972 hit made famous by Staples and her family, the Staple Singers, were a healing balm for a fractured nation. The Vietnam War and the volatile 1960s had just ended—a decade highlighted by strife and the civil rights movement. Staples and her family sang in the middle of it. Her father, Roebuck "Pops" Staples, befriended Martin Luther King Jr., whom the Staples family often joined for rallies and marches, singing freedom songs like "Long Walk to D.C." and "Why Am I Treated So Bad?"

Long after Pops died and the Staple Singers faded, Staples kept making music—three albums in the 1970s, three in the '80s, two in the '90s, and four in this millennium. Her most recent, You Are Not Alone, won a Grammy for Best Americana Album in 2010.

Her music remains focused on love, hope, and justice. Over many decades, she has helped introduce the gospel to millions.

"People need to know that even though they may not be able to change their circumstances, they themselves can be changed," she told CT. "Prayer changes things. God changes things. And if you'll let him, God is able to carry you through."—Tamela Mann, actress and gospel singer
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Celebrate Women Month

March 12, 2018

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa, born of Albanian descent in Skopje (now the Republic of Macedonia) August 26, 1910, was known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She died September 5,1997. She was a Roman Catholic nun and missionary. After living in Macedonia for eighteen years she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life.

In 1950 Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation which had over 4,500 sisters and was active in 133 countries in 2012. The congregation manages homes for people dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's- and family-counselling programs; orphanages, and schools. Members, who take vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, also profess a fourth vow: to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor".

Mother Teresa received a number of honors, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. She was canonized (recognized by the church as a saint) on September 4, 2016.

A controversial figure during her life and after her death, she was admired by many for her charitable work. She was both praised and criticized for her opposition to abortion.

Mother Teresa was a very humble woman who devoted herself to the service of others less fortunate. We can learn from her selfless giving to many, forsaking her own needs and comforts. Jesus came to save us from our sins and to show us a true servant’s heart. Mother Teresa emulated His characteristics from a very young age, until her death.
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Happy International Women's History Month
(BAW2006~Being A Woman Raised Up!
Dondo, Mozambique, Africa)
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Celebrate Women Month

March 8, 2018

Hannah’s Sacrifice

Hannah was barren. She wanted a son more than anything, but God had not granted her one. In those days, it was very important to have a son to carry on the family name. Hannah begged the Lord for a child. She made a promise to dedicate this young man to God’s service. God granted her the desire of her heart and she gave birth to a son, Samuel. Hannah followed through on her promise and took her boy to Eli the priest and left him to be raised in the Temple. Hannah continued to have influence over the boy’s life through the years.

Her son grew up to be Samuel—one of the most influential and godly men in the Bible.

“But Samuel was ministering before the Lord—a boy wearing a linen ephod. Each year his mother made him a little robe and took it to him when she went up with her husband to offer the annual sacrifice. Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife, saying, “May the Lord give you children by this woman to take the place of the one she prayed for and gave to the Lord.” Then they would go home. And the Lord was gracious to Hannah; she gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the Lord.” 1 Samuel 2:18-21

Because Hannah was faithful in keeping her promise to God and willing to sacrifice something so very valuable to her, God multiplied her blessings.
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As we are in the midst of the study "Transformed by Desire", this song deemed appropriate. Be blessed, for we are preparing for our Bridegroom. ... See MoreSee Less

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March 1, 2018

You are never alone.

You are never without.

God will supply your needs. It may not be exactly as you think or expect, but He does know what's best and in what season. Just as the weather changes seasons, so does our life change. Praise Him no matter what your season, knowing HE IS with those who love Him.

Be blessed.
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February 26, 2018

Forgiving and Forgetting

A pastor once explained that forgiveness is one thing but forgetting is another. While God can forget, we do not.

Especially when someone's betrayal against us changes our life and affects the quality of it for years, it is hard to forget the trauma of it when you are faced with it longterm.

Forgiving is the easier part.

"Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you." Collossians 13:3

What then can we do to 'forget." We must turn it over to God and rely on Him to help us not form a root of bitterness or resentment. We can carry much resentment. Only God can help us with this.

So, we continue to pray for guidance and strength to get to a place where we can move on and not stay in a place of resentment.

"Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many" Hebrews 12:14,15

"Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you" Ephesians 4:31,32

God forgives and forgets sin. However, you may have made your best effort to forgive and forget and find that you cannot. God can help you to cleanse your memory. Instead of remembering with malice and hurt, remember with forgiveness. Then go one step further and ask God to forgive your offender. By forgiving and then asking God to forgive your offender, you release God to bless you and the other person.

As You Pray
Pray in this manner:

Father, I acknowledge that I've held resentment and bitterness against _______________. I confess this as sin and ask you to forgive me. I forgive __________________. Remind me, Lord, to not hold any more resentments, but rather to love this person. Father, I ask you to also forgive ______________________.
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"Go to your knees and pray until you and God have become intimate friends."
--Rev. Billy Graham
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In honor of Evangelist Billy Graham: "My whole life has been to please the LORD and to honor Jesus, not to see me, not to think of me." Full story here:

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February 16, 2018

Don't Hate the Rain

We can find ourselves grumbling in the rain. It's dreary and wet and it gives us bad hair days and it ruins outdoor why should we embrace it?

'They do not say in their heart, "Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain in its season, Both the autumn rain and the spring rain, Who keeps for us The appointed weeks of the harvest." Jeremiah 5:24

..."then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit." Leviticus 26:4

"Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not You, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in You, For You are the one who has done all these things." Jeremiah 14:22

Obviously we understand rain is necessary for every living thing and God provides what we need in the right time. Also, let us consider that if every day was sunshine we would soon take it for granted. It is in the rainy times that we grow and learn to wait on the Lord and then are we grateful for the sun to shine.

Be grateful in the rain and in the sun. May you be blessed in every season.
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Join us again for BAW Valentine's!

February 15, 2018, 6:15pm - February 15, 2018, 7:00pm

It is that time of year again to CELEBRATE our wonderful friendships & God's LOVE at our Being A Woman VALENTINE's! This year, Valentine's Day falls on Ash Wednesday when many area churches will be having special services. In order to give you the opportunity to attend, we are joining together for dinner on Thursday, February 15, in place of our study. Each one of you are very special & this is a time to celebrate whom God has "fearfully & wonderfully made". Join us at Galo's Italian Grill where there is such a wide array of dishes from delicious homemade soups ($4.50) healthy salads ($7.95) wood-fire pizza ($9.95) to pasta dishes & American dishes. Of course, dessert is always an option!!! Let us know if you will be joining us by texting or calling: (765) 967-7867 by noon Thursday. Looking forward to celebrating LOVE with all of you!

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