Monday, May 22, 2017

apple

There is no finer work of edible art than the apple, and His signature is in every luscious bite.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

portrait

Like a vintage portrait, God's grace in us is lovely through the years. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

eggs

Farm-fresh or store-bought,
God's provisions are fresh blessings. 


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Join us online or in Dayton at 10:30 a.m. TODAY for the annual IHC Women of Worth Rally!  This is the highlight of the year for Women of Worth, and we are excited to see how God is going to bless today's event.  Follow the link for livestream: Interchurch Holiness Convention.

Following the rally, would you please take time to give us your feedback?  Complete the survey at:
Women of Worth Feedback.

Thank you so much!

Friday, April 14, 2017

the Cross

"O wondrous Cross, our desires rest in thee. . ."  (John G. Elliott)

Monday, April 10, 2017

tulip


New blooms burst forth in vibrant life. The earth awakens at His call. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

rain


When in the rain, look for blessings strewn like leaves, on your path.

Monday, March 27, 2017

not forgotten






He  sees not only the sparrow fall, but also keeps track of every forgotten hatchling. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Hobe Sound Retreat

The Hobe Sound Bible Church Women of Worth meets five times a year to fellowship and have special activities. For our spring retreat we were privileged to have Lorena Glick minister to us. We met at the home of Tamara Alexander. She and her sister Karen Finney decorated beautifully to make the setting special. The women enjoyed supper on Friday evening and breakfast and lunch Saturday coordinated by Teri Bailey. Everyone contributed treats for in-between snacking.

At each session WOW Director Sharon Walker emceed. Sherilyn Bozone led us in singing. Then Mrs. Glick encouraged us to  remember we are all princesses of the King. She waltzed into the gathering on Saturday in her royal robe (literally). She led us into the presence of the King as she reminded us that we are all His daughters and precious to Him. She shared her struggle in surrendering to God when He did not choose to answer her prayers the way she had expected. But then she described that day which is coming when we will be in His presence and all our trials will be over forever. We were blessed and encouraged together in Him. Thank you, Lorena, for your special presentation!






Monday, March 20, 2017

puddles

Whatever your puddle, He can clean you off.  
Bring your mess to Him. 

Watts, Foot, North Sea, Wadden Sea, Mud



Sunday, March 12, 2017

winds

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot
 and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light,
and winter in the shade.   -      Charles Dickens

Reed, Autumn, Silver Grass, Nature, Pool


God has control of every wind, cold or warm, 
that blows into your life.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

winds


For He commands and raises the stormy wind, which lifts up the waves of the sea.
Psalm 107:25  NKJV


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Reaching Women in Coshocton Ohio!

To be brutally honest, the thought of starting a Women of Worth chapter has never been appealing to me. I have worked with ladies in my local church for years and I simply viewed it as another “activity” for church women. That is, until two and a half years ago at the Inter-Church  Holiness Convention.

I sat in a hotel room with several ladies talking about the Women of Worth service that morning when one of the ladies began sharing her joys of being a chapter leader in her community. She went on to share one of her frustrations was that most of her “church” ladies do not even attend her meetings. As a matter of fact, many of her ladies came from area churches and several of them did not attend church at all (at least not as of yet). That’s where she grabbed my attention. WOW! A ministry to reach the lost and use it as a gateway ministry to address (on a surface level) and meet the needs that women face in our community! Now that was exciting to me! That day, Carolyn McHugh, Laura McBride and I began to dream of seeing a Coshocton, Ohio Women of Worth.

Unfortunately, that dream spent over a year and a half on the back burner due to several circumstances.

But then God opened a door to have a consistent place for our meetings literally in the center of town. We had brochures professionally printed with the dates for the next year of our meetings and we also had a rummage sale which raised over a thousand dollars! Praise the Lord!

Our first meeting was a fall theme addressing the topic of “The Worth of a Woman” by Lorena Glick. She did a fantastic job connecting with the ladies from the community and area churches. At one point during the evening I looked at Lorena and said "I do not know over half of these ladies."  A number of the ladies are currently unchurched. I am so thankful for our honored guest, Jesus, and for the blessing of His presence in such an undeniable way. Each lady received a fall centerpiece and we enjoyed soup, salad, rolls, and dessert. Laura McBride conducted an ice-breaker game which was a hit!

Another month we had a Militant theme with the topic of “The Battle of the Mind,” our goal to help ladies identify combatant and destructive thinking and remind them where/who it comes from. There was a skit and a Biblical interactive power point by Rachael McCreery on that the subject. Our décor was graced with camouflage and “thought bubbles” filled with words describing battles/struggles we’ve all faced.  



I owe a special thank you for those who worked diligently behind the scenes that being my committee Carolyn McHugh, Dawn Layton, and Laura McBride.



We covet your prayers and desire that Jesus be glorified through though this ministry!
In Christ,

Rachael 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

moonlight



Moonlight reminds us that God 
doesn't waste anything - not even 
reflections from the sun. 
And nothing in your life either. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

adventure


Grab your gear and go on an adventure.
Life awaits you. . . a gift from God.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

winter



Winter is God's reminder that He is in 
every frozen season you experience.
Draw close to the warmth of His grace. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

scent of heaven



Every baby has the scent of heaven. 
Every life is precious.

Sanctity of Human Life Week -- January, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Shine.



As I stand on the cusp of a brand new year, my mind is overwhelmed by a mix of emotions. It sounds so cliché, but wasn’t it just yesterday that I was staring at an empty calendar with “2016” scrawled across the top? And before mastering the habit of writing that number, I am turning the page to a new year.

Although New Year’s resolutions aren’t really my thing, I do spend some time evaluating my personal goals and priorities. Each of us has a role and a season that is unique to us, and that role and season will look somewhat different from year to year. That is to be expected. And, as many can attest, life has a way of throwing us the unexpected, as well.

While reflecting back to late 2015, I recall having some specific goals for 2016. There were personal goals (maintain weight loss), spiritual goals (read through the Bible), and family goals (take a vacation to a new location together) to name a few. During a time of meditation, I was impressed to focus on the idea of wisdom – its pursuit (James 1:5), and its practice (Matthew 7:24). I cannot describe how precious the word “wisdom” became to me. 2016 brought some wonderfully warm moments, but it also had its share of hurts, failures, and difficult places. Wisdom provided perspective. Wisdom promoted peace. Wisdom made the difference.

Whether or not we are ready, 2017 is here. It provides a clean slate. A chance to start right where we are and make this our year to shine. Did I meet all of my 2016 goals? No. But that doesn’t mean that I’ll quit trying. Rather than focusing on the shortcomings of the past, I am choosing to move forward and continuing to aspire toward the objectives God has set for me.

As Women of Worth, we are chosen to be the light. We may not have it all together. In fact, few do. But it isn’t in our “togetherness” that we are called to reflect Jesus. He uses our rough edges, our imperfections, our humanity, to manifest His love to those in our sphere of influence. When we find ourselves in a difficult or undesirable place, rather than complain or question, let us ask Him to show us the opportunity He undoubtedly is creating through it. On the other hand, when we find ourselves in the most desirable places, let us not forget that we have a calling. Beautiful circumstances sometimes distract us from the reality of our purpose. Matthew 5:16 reminds us, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

Maybe you have a detailed list of resolutions and goals, or maybe you prefer to take a less structured approach to the new year. Whatever your method, whatever your season, whatever your role, remember – you are called to shine.