Showing posts from September, 2021

Sharing Your Hope Story

 At our first Soup & Scripture event we shared a template for Sharing Your Hope Story .   We want to encourage women to intentionally seek ways to share what God is doing in their lives, and equip you with a helpful tool that can help you organize and communicate your story in a meaningful and impactful way. You can find a printer friendly copy of the document  here that we hope is helpful to you!  The first page of information explains the WHY. And the second page is a worksheet for the HOW.  We've included all of the same content below for you to review - and our prayer is that we can all be attuned to the fingerprints of God in our lives this year and have the confidence to share His goodness with those around us.  Sharing Your Hope Story There is power in sharing our personal experiences. When we stop to reflect on what God is doing in our life, and have the confidence to share it with others, we remind ourselves that God is at work in our world, community, and everyday li

September Soup & Scripture Recap - plus stuffed pepper soup recipe!

We had a wonderful kick-off to our Soup & Scripture series! Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us!  Ally Brennan began our year long journey through the Sermon on the Mount by providing context for Jesus' famous teaching found in Matthew 5-7. She also gave an overview of the beatitudes, where Jesus taught the attitudes we should have in order to experience happiness. She reminded us, that the common translation to "blessed" really refers to an unshakable happiness, persistent in all circumstances.  We then spent some time studying the first Beatitude found in Matthew 5:3 -  Blessed are the poor in spirit,   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. After studying the meaning of "poor in spirit" and "kingdom of heaven" - Ally showed us how the first Beatitude (and Jesus' very first teaching in his public ministry) is a summary of the gospel message. Unless you humble yourself, and recognize that you have nothing to offer God, only then can

Devo - The Sound of Wings

Philippians 4:8-9 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. I had someone tell me years ago that when my mind starts to swerve left of center and the yellow line on the road ahead starts to blend in with my surroundings – that I should begin at the top of this list and move along until I come to one that I can not apply to what I’m thinking. I don’t remember ever making it past the first item. I ask myself if what I’m thinking is true. Well. In the case of my anxious musings, they are never true. And just how much time and energy do I really want, or even have, to spend on a lie? If I also apply the fact that my anxiety is saying to God, “I don’t really think you ca