Category Archives: Women’s Ministry

Let us gather together

Welcome to Mrs. Thistlethwaite’s cozy cottage. This evening Tillie is hosting a home Bible study for a group of ladies from her church. You can curl up beside Edgar, Tillie’s pet tortoise, on the cushioned window seat and listen in. Continue reading

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A Sample Children’s Sermon

I was recently asked by my pastor to prepare the children’s sermon for our worship hour. I was hesitant because I know how tricky it can be to present something meaningful for both children and the rest of the congregation. … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to polite conversation?

When I was young, there were topics considered taboo for polite discourse. Talk about intimate activities and functions were, of course limited to the immediate family. While some subjects, such as finances and health issues, might be discussed with close … Continue reading

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How clean are your feet?

Many churches follow the liturgical calendar during the Lenten season, with sermons reviewing the events in the life of Christ leading up to the Resurrection. Jesus washing his disciples’ feet at the Passover meal is usually highlighted, emphasizing how His … Continue reading

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Appreciating Old Women

In light of the recent Woman’s Day, I think it is appropriate to share these thoughts I posted a few years ago. “The stereotypes of old women as poor, dumb, and ugly have remained similar over the past 15 years. … Continue reading

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The meaning of life

God created everything for His pleasure (“…and He saw that it was very good.” -Gen 1:31). With that in mind, I have long believed the purpose of my life is to please God. A few days ago I had my … Continue reading

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They will know us by our Love

As the old song goes, love makes the world go ’round. There have been uncountable songs and poems written about love.  Even in our modern culture where sex gets more airtime, love is still what most people really want. The Scriptures instruct us to love one another. As we approach Valentine’s Day it seems fitting […]

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Getting back to basics

TMI: that means Too Much Information and it describes our culture today. We are bombarded on every side by new revelations of political corruption, impropriety, moral outrages and horrific assaults on individuals and groups. Too many interests bury us in … Continue reading

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I was born this way

“Oh, well, that’s just the way I am.” I think we’ve all heard people excuse themselves with some variation on that phrase, as they let others know they are comfortable with their own particular failings and don’t plan to try to … Continue reading

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Manifold Witness

In the King James version of the Bible the word “manifold” is often used. This is a word meaning  complex, diverse, or varied, and it is used to describe God’s mercies (Nehemiah 9:27), His works (Psalm 104:24), His wisdom (Ephesians 3:10) … Continue reading

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