Friday, August 26, 2016

21st Annual WOW Retreat at Beulah Beach!

Summer is almost over, and you can kick off the next season by taking a little time to rest and recharge at a Women of Worth Retreat! Please see below for more information.



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

IHC. Dayton. 2016.

Here is Lorena's review of our national Women of Worth meeting:

The IHC Women of Worth service was a wonderful time in which we felt God so graciously visit us! 


Our prelude and special singing were inspired by God as Sonja Vernon led us in Worship.




Joy Budenseik challenged our hearts as she described how each of us has a story and we are so precious to God.   


A heart felt thank you to all you dear ladies who came to worship with us in our Women Of Worth service on Wednesday morning. It warmed my heart to see many old friends again as well as many new ones. It was a great IHC!





God has blessed us with a great national committee who loves God and who want God's best for Women of Worth. Thank you, ladies, for all of your hard work.



May we continue to hold the torch high as we move into another year of serving Jesus.



A special thanks goes to the Beach City Bible Methodist youth group for putting together all 600 of the packets for the IHC rally.  A job well done!

--Submitted by Lorena Glick, National WOW Director

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WOW . . . . is meeting in Dayton!

Join us Wednesday, April 20, at 10:30
 for our annual national gathering! 




You will be blessed with the music and the inspirational presentation from our speaker, Joy Budensiek, of Hobe Sound, Florida. Most of all, you will experience God at work in the women around you and in your own heart as you worship and fellowship. Hope to see you then!



And don't forget to pick up one of our new Women of Worth tote bags!
Available in teal or black.



Sunday, April 17, 2016

We have a winner!

Rachael Musser - please email ihcwomenofworth@gmail.com and leave us your mailing address.
Thanks to all who entered this week's tote bag giveaway!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Last Week's Giveaway Winner - Updated!

We have a winner!

Regina - please email us your address so we can ship your beautiful WOW tote!

ihcwomenofworth@gmail.com

Thanks so much to all who entered.  We enjoyed seeing the different ways you would use this tote!

Don't forget to enter the current giveaway. Even if you entered last week, you are eligible! 

Monday, April 11, 2016

win a women of worth tote bag!

We're giving away another one of our gorgeous new tote bags! 


To enter the drawing, please tell us whether or not you attend a local WOW group
and give us the city/state of your group, as well as your group leader's name.

You do not have to attend a local WOW chapter to enter the drawing.

This drawing will end at 11:59p.m. on Thursday, April 14.

***If you are posting under an anonymous account, please leave your first name and last initial.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Win a Women of Worth Tote Bag!

We're giving away one of our new WOW tote bags!


Leave a comment below telling
what you would carry in this bag
if you win. 

All names will be entered in a drawing
to be chosen at random. 

Contest closes at midnight, Thursday, April 7.

Winner will be announced on Friday, April 8, 2016
by 5:00.

Thank you from Women of Worth!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Central Indiana Women of Worth Retreat

The King’s Daughter
Central Indiana Women of Worth Retreat




On March 18, 2016, one-hundred fifty ladies gathered in Greenfield, Indiana for the 2016 Central Indiana Women Of Worth Retreat. The venue at ICHA Campground was decorated as a royal palace.  A silver tiara and  princess wand was at each place setting, accompanied by a fresh red rose in a purple bud vase. Eight white pillars were uniquely decorated with lighted tulle swags connecting, them. A deep red velvet backdrop enhanced the decorations and set the stage for the retreat theme, "THE KING’S DAUGHTER."  The atmosphere was royal, indeed!

The lovely table settings


Ladies enjoying the Royal Banquet


The Gospel Heartstrings

The retreat was launched with a Royal Banquet of roast beef with all the trimmings, after which The Gospel Heartstrings presented a lively bluegrass sacred concert. To make the evening even more special, we were highly honored by a unique guest. All who had registered were daughters of the King by adoption, but our guest, Stella (Yemi) Babatunde, was indeed a genuine King’s daughter, a princess by birth; her father was the King of a provincial region in Nigeria. She grew up in her father’s court with many servants and maids, and it was a joy for us to hear her remarkable story of the coming of missionaries into her village and her conversion. It was an great honor to have Princess Stella; her presence seemed to enhance the royal  atmosphere.

Princess Stella with Sister 


Dressed  as a PRINCESS, our featured speaker, Lorena Glick, was used  by God in a very special  way. She inspired and challenged us to stay “in the castle” and be the princess God intended each of us to be. During a special prayer time, God’s presence filled the “palace.” Every heart was touched; no one left as she came.  A variety of needs were met as we lingered in God’s presence. Our faith was renewed, and we left, inspired to claim the privileges and blessings of being the King’s daughter! Many are still talking about that Royal week-end!                                       reported by Barb Brock


Lorena Glick speaking





Mrs. Martha Bryan with daughter Heather, granddaughters and friend Linda Massengill

Mrs. Rachel Edwards Peters with her daughters Elizabeth  and Esther

Ladies at the retreat


Mrs. Alice Gale - a daughter of the King for many years!


Ladies from the Harrisburg, Ohio WOW group at the retreat


Retreat Coordinators - Debbie Gaskins and Barb Brock

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Upcoming Spring Retreat!


There's still time to register for the Central Indiana WOW Retreat!  For more info, please contact Debby Gaskins @ 812-374-4334 or Barb Brock @ 513-535-2071. Exciting things have been planned for you!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Valuable in Any Form

- Valorie Quesenberry
Daisy, Flower, Hand, Connectedness, Wood, Table, Luck

Do you value life? do you?

I always thought I did. I have Christian parents who taught me that God created all things. I gave birth to four children  and loved nurturing them as infants and beyond. I worked as a volunteer counselor at Sav-A-Life- East in Birmingham. Alabama where we tried to uphold the gift of life and offer the adoption option to women in crisis pregnancies. I was gung-ho in the fight against abortion and euthanasia. I voted for pro-life candidates and prayed that America would turn back to valuing life from conception to natural death. 

Then, in 2013, I started working with developmentally delayed students. And my pro-life convictions were challenged. 

For the severely developmentally delayed, the phrase "quality of life" is a cruel standard. They have no quality of life from a purely earthly standpoint. Many of them cannot speak. Many of them wear diapers. Some of them have uncontrolled drooling. Some are uncooperative or have untidy habits and some even have violent behavioral outbursts. And then there are a few who are confined to wheelchairs and require round-the-clock nursing. The ones who can interact often have difficulty maintaining focus and completing their thoughts. These human beings are in a condition in which they are unable to engage independently with their world. They need constant care. These are the kinds of babies that Planned Parenthood and its cohorts would try to prevent from coming into the world. These are the lives that are "expendable" - the ones with Down's Syndrome and genetic abnormalities and developmental issues that can be seen in the womb. These are the children who may never play patty-cake or speak their first word or run to give mom a hug. To many, these are just inconvenient lives. 

But these are people in whom burns the divine spark of life. These children are precious in His sight. Their twisted bodies and fragile minds remind us that sin came into the world to destroy God' s beautiful creation of life, but their guileless smiles and childlike perspective nudge us toward simple faith in the One who will one day "make all things new." Though they bear witness to the principle of decay and death at work in our world, they also remind us that healing awaits in that perfect land "that is fairer than day." The unpleasant aspects of their daily care give us a chance to serve, to be the hands and feet of Christ in a very practical way. Just like the Good Samaritan who would not pass by someone in need, we can always find a way to extend the love of God to those who are hurting and helpless. 

Is it easy? No. Fun? Not usually. Comfortable? Uh-huh. But it's a real-life way to prove that you are pro-life. For me, it is easy to gaze softly at the picture of an unborn baby and declare myself a lover of human life. It's far more difficult to maintain that conviction when life is wrapped in a human bundle that isn't quite so fresh and cuddly. But we are not asked to judge the packaging. We are only called to respect the gift that resides inside, the very real, valuable person whom the Creator has known from before his or her conception. 

As you do not know what is the way of the wind,
Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child,
So you do not know the works of God who makes everything.
 Ecclesiastes 11:5, NKJV


No, it was never God's design for human bodies and brains to be impaired. But somewhere in the mix of His sovereignty overseeing the fractured DNA of our human genetics and the divine purpose He has for every living soul, there is a plan for these who are near to His heart. They are not accidents to Him. They are valued and wanted and purposed for glory someday. 


I am certain that, this week, you will encounter someone whose quality of life is in question by society - whether unborn, developmentally delayed, old and feeble or maybe standing on a street corner holding a sign, at the mercy of poverty and addiction. I ask you to join me in purposely remembering that God is the Giver of all life. Let's  ask our Father to fill our hearts with love that sees beyond the unpleasant circumstances to the person contained inside. Then, if possible, let's be channels of life-valuing grace. Let's love, pray and serve. For when we respect the gift, we are honoring the Giver.


For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light. 

 Psalm. 36:9, NKJV


Today, January 17, is Sanctity of Human Life Day, 
This observance began under the presidency of Ronald Reagan in the year 1984 
and the official proclamation designates the third Sunday in January as the
 national day to honor the God-given right to human life.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas



Merry Christmas
from
Women of Worth


May the Lord bless you with the 
wonders of His love and
the gift of His peace.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

10 Easy and Cheap Christmas Decorating Ideas




Need a few new ideas for 
your holiday home?

Try these tips. 
They're easy on both 
your budget and your schedule.




  1. Wrap empty boxes with holiday paper (plain colors or plaids are best); tie on fabric ribbon or twine, add decorative tags or bits of holly and arrange in a vignette on a sofa table or in a large planter or galvanized tub. 
  2. Take a tip from restaurants and wrap the fronts of  your wall art and decorate with a large ribbon bow. It will give your home a festive appearance and go better with your other holiday decor.
  3. Spray long twigs gathered from your yard or the woods with white or gold paint; arrange in crock or tall glass cylinder (with glass gems or marbles in bottom). You can hang a few Christmas balls on this if you want.
  4. Toss a few pieces of garland onto a cake platter and nestle Christmas balls in the center; top with cake dome and use as a centerpiece or kitchen counter decoration. 
  5. Spray pine-cones with fake snow and dust with white glitter; arrange in basket or decorative bowl. 
  6. Tie a big red bow on a child's teddy bear and place under the Christmas tree or on a shelf.
  7. Use children's Christmas books (Little Golden books are great) for decoration on the tree or hung in a garland or placed in a basket with Christmas floral picks. 
  8. Put glass Christmas balls in a glass compote or punch bowl for a holiday centerpiece.
  9. Decorate a small Christmas tree for kitchen use with metal cookie cutters, jar rings tied with ribbon, small spoons, etc. Place inside a crock or put on a cake stand and cover bottom with a plaid bread towel. 
  10. Spray a quart canning jar with fake snow and add glitter while wet (use white sparkly glitter for a snowy, elegant look or red glitter for a festive touch); when dry, drop a 20-count strand of white lights inside, cover opening with a circle of fabric and then screw on the ring, leaving end of light strand out. Add a sprig of fake holly or greenery and ribbon, plug in and enjoy (but don't leave it on when you leave home:)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Let the Decorating Begin!

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Click here to check out our Pinterest holiday printables board.  A free printable can be a great starter piece for a stunning vignette or wall arrangement. 

Happy decorating! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ohio WOW Retreat Celebrates 20 Years!

Front of the Beulah Beach Worship Center decorated for the retreat
On September 11-13, ladies gathered at Beulah Beach Conference and Retreat Center for the annual "original" Women of Worth retreat. This retreat, the dream of Lorena Glick and hosted annually by the Canton-Massillon WOW group has been the inspiration for numerous other ladies' retreats across the IHC movement, from Alabama to Pennsylvania, and Indiana to Blind River, Ontario, Canada.                    

 
 
 

This was the 20th Anniversary for the retreat and there was a special after-service
 session devoted to the celebration. 
The beautiful cake/cupcakes were provided as a complimentary gift from 
Krista Jeffries and the Kountry Korner Bakery.
 
 
 

A commemorative WOW cup stuffed with candy was given to each attendee.



The theme for this year's retreat was Life in Christ: Good to the Last Drop. and the venue was decorated with sunflowers, mums and white pumpkins.  Missy Miller created a coffee bar which was open all weekend. It featured brewed coffee, iced coffee and gourmet pumpkin-spice creamer.
 



 

The featured speaker was Janan Miller. 
Additional sessions were given by Rebecca Miller and Valorie Quesenberry,
The retreat was led by National and Local WOW Director , Lorena Glick. 


 
 
 
Rebecca Miller, MA, LPCC, CSATc
 

The Saturday evening concert featured the Jerry Glick family. 
They provided a variety of music, both vocal and instrumental.

Phil and Jennifer Alexander, and Jerry, Becky, and Jonathon Glick

Grady Alexander






Autumn Quesenberry provided special violin music.

Director Lorena Glick (Also National WOW Director)

Janan Miller sang with two of her daughters.
 
Valorie Quesenberry led the group in worship during each session.



The four ladies who have attended every retreat for the past 20 years:
(Lto R) Lorena Glick, Eunice Stearns, Judy Miller and Rose Turner. 


The weekend was a great time of celebration, fellowship, and spiritual growth.  The ladies enjoyed the gorgeous new worship center at Beulah Beach, and reveled in the lakeside environment as they ate in the waterfront dining room or walked along the shore of Lake Erie. And we will do it all again next year!  Plan to join us!