God bless the grandmothers …

God bless the grandmothers who bring their grandchildren to church services. They raised their own children by faithfully bringing them to Bible study classes and worship services and other church activities but their children have failed in their own faithfulness toward God and the church, leaving the “first” generation with the responsibility of spiritually raising the “third” generation. These faithful women play the role of Lois without any interest from Eunice or whoever happens to be the husband (2 Timothy 1:5).

Forty years’ worth of effort to lead other generations into God’s rest, pushing through the bad knees, the bad back, and the aching feet, they wake up early enough to take care of self and others, toting diaper bags, making snacks, wiping noses and showing enough interest in the life of a child to let them know that others are interested in their welfare. And yet, often times only viewed and appreciated as a half-day babysitter, while offering full-time love.

Time has told and time will continue to tell who is the greatest generation of God’s women; because it is never an entire generation at once that constitutes the grandest mothers, but rather individual women in every generation who rise to the call of being a faithful mother on a grand-level.

God bless the grandmothers who labor and become the great-grandmothers that keep on keeping on!

Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren, especially concerning the day you stood before the Lord your God in Horeb, when the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’” (Deuteronomy 4:9-10 NKJV)

#christian-women, #grandmothers, #parenting

September 2017 Issue of Christian Worker (Philippians Chapter 4)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics you will find:

  • Help Those Women (Wade Webster)
  • Towards Spiritual Success (Cody Westbrook)
  • I Can Do All Things (Rob L. Whitacre)
  • The God Who Supplies (John Baker)
  • Farewell (Kevin Rhodes)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions.

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#christian-women, #christian-worker, #encouragement, #financial-support, #philippians, #spiritual-strength, #success

Ireland, women, and baptisms

Roy Davison posted a wonderful story on BNc about a new congregation in Ireland. Jody Apple buzzed me about the other new congregation on the west coast, in Galway, and we’ve got a story up about it. The missionary’s last name is O’Rourke; can’t get much better than that.

Now if we could just get Colin Graham for an update and recent events.

The Christian Hub now has a section for women. We could still use some suggestions of sites and blogs by women and for women to include in that. Check the About page for the three short but restricting requirements for inclusion.

You’ve probably seen the big announcement elsewhere, but I’ll mention it here: Rick Kelley’s Baptism365 site is now a partner with BrotherhoodNews.com. We’re blessed to team up with him, since our goals are so similar.

Today promises good things. As I wrote yesterday on the UPLift/YourDaytoShine twitter: Today will basically be as good as you think it will be. Mind control is your primary task. Strengthening the heart trumps all.

And a last thought to brace your day, from Quick Bible Truths: Every thing in its place. And, with the gospel, every person in his position. “Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves.” 2Co 4.5

#baptisms, #christian-women, #ireland