Friday, December 14, 2012

Silent Night, Holy Night

Good Morning Ladies,
I hope you are all enjoying this Christmas season.  I want to share an easy craft project with you this morning.  It is a great way to add a little Christmas cheer to your home.
All I did was make two pillow covers for pillows that I already had on my sofa.  If you do not sew you can do this same thing to  store bought pillows.
Then I used this product
I bought mine from an office supply store.
I printed the words Silent Night and Holy Night onto these transfer pages and then trimmed around the words and ironed them onto my fabric.  The hardest part is you need a mirror image of words (print them backwards).
It is a very easy way to add Christmas cheer to my sofa and now each time I see them I am reminded of that wonderful night and all that this season is really about.

Merry Christmas,

Charity Jones

 Charity is a wife to a wonderful and patient man, a (homeschooling)momma to two beautiful girls, a blogger ( ),FBCW Women's Ministry Social Media Hostess, and a teacher. She loves being all of these people, but mostly loves being a redeemed child of God and the peace and joy it gives her.

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Women's Ministry Director

The Women's Ministry is excited to announce a new director.  Will you please join us in welcoming Debbie Casey.

I am sincerely humbled and honored to accept the position of Director of Women’s Ministries. To even be associated with women of your caliber is an honor and I hold our friendships among my most cherished.
Is it possible to feel like an adolescent shepherd boy and an octogenarian shepherd at the same time?
I’m sure you remember how David was considered by everyone at the time, including his family, to be the most unlikely choice as King of Israel. But God knew David’s heart was wholly His.
And on the other end of the spectrum, Moses believed his time to be used of God had come and gone because he had made such a mess of things.
Let me be totally honest in saying I can completely relate to both scenarios. As unlikely a choice as I may seem to be, like David, my heart wholly belongs to my Lord and Savior. He is the love of my life and I will serve Him forever.
Like the 80 year-old Moses – I’m not quite there - yet – but at this point in my life, following Him wherever He leads, doing whatever He asks, for as long as He gives me breath is my heart’s desire because He is my El Shadai - my God Almighty, He is my El Elyon – my Most High God, He is my Adonai – my Master and Lord.
The hymn, “In the Garden,” best describes my relationship with Him. “I come to the Garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses and the voice I hear falling on my ear, the Son of God discloses. And He walks with me and He talks with me, and he tells me I am His own. And the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.”
But you all know that joy.
And our job as we all await His return is to make that indescribable joyous relationship with our Lord and Savior known to the world.
Like you, I have seen our culture get more and more worldly in the last few decades. We are seeing with our eyes what Paul described in 2nd Timothy 3 – “perilous times wherein men are lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”
As I listened to the results of the recent election, one fact jumped out at me. It was the fact that in many places it would be women’s votes that would determine the outcome of the election, and the largest motivating factor for a majority of those women, especially in the Northeast, was the preservation of abortion. Regardless of the outcome of this election, what does this tell us not only about our culture, but particularly about the priorities and values of many of the women of our culture? It tells me many are deceived!
As I prayed, I believe the Lord spoke to my heart to “confront the culture.” Ladies, we have our marching orders!
I am excited to begin this journey with you as we build upon the excellent foundation of the First Baptist/Woodstock Women’s Ministry laid down most recently by Trina Dofflemyer, Curry Brannen, and Donna Burroughs, to name just a few. I am so very grateful for my co-laborers Kim McWhorter and Angie Matheson who have accepted the positions of Co-Directors. We are excited as we see God’s fingerprints and footsteps leading the way.
Won’t you come and join us?