Recently my 2 ½ year old son discovered the WORD. The word most of us mommas have a hard time with. Not just because of the WORD, but how many times our littles use it. Do our littles even know the meaning of the word?Read More
Like many of you, my life has taken a very different path than I ever envisioned, one marked by sweetness and blessing, as well as pain. Through it all, one thing I have come to know, truly know, is that the Lord is so faithful, and He is extravagantly good. The things He has taught and is still teaching me (because we are a continual work in progress) are precious jewels of wisdom that have come at a high price. My prayer is that the Lord would use my story to minister and encourage those of you who might be going through a difficult circumstance.Read More
So many things are not perfect.
Okay, nothing, NOTHING is perfect. No thing. I think I’ve been pretty overwhelmed by this. Maybe even angry. I have seen the cracks in my previous and early beliefs about who God is, how this life should work, and what I was getting myself into. I chose and still choose God. Now, I know - life is just… hard sometimes. It’s hard living and looking, expecting someday for life to click into perfection.Read More
Recently while watching the news about a tragedy that had taken place in our country, a young woman was talking about forgiveness in the midst of this storm. A commentator then followed up with his opinion about the subject of forgiveness and God. Unfortunately, his comments were not encouraging nor did they reflect the gospel of Christ. I found myself standing in front of the TV screen saying, “Jesus, I’m so sorry people say things about you that are not true.”Read More
How do you respond when you start to sense a change in your life? Do you get excited and curious or do you become fearful and hope it goes away? I am on the cusp of something new in my life, and although it’s a little scary I’ve decided to pursue it. I’m excited to see what God has planned for me.Read More
Have you ever gone to a grocery store or nursery and spotted a beautiful orchid in a cute little pot and had the thought of I need that in my life? So, you buy it, and take it home and something about bringing it into your home kills it? Every. Single. Time. You look online, and the instructions for caring for these little things are way out of your element.Read More
The title of this entry probably gives away that I used to teach elementary students! Now I get to stay at home with my three little loves. One thing I know about myself, and have learned it more as I have taught school and become a momma, is that I am a doer, tasker, driver, and well at many times a "performer."Read More
Something about sweet summertime makes us want to crack open a new book as we soak up some sun. With so many options out there, our blog team got together to compile a list of our current personal favorites. Whether you find yourself pool side, river side, or lock-yourself-in-the bathroom-side, we hope you can steal a few moments to refresh your soul with these good reads!Read More
A few weeks ago, I was headed towards full on freak-out-mode. That happens to me sometimes and usually I feel it coming on. 90% of the time I end somewhere between the ugly cry and/or wrangling back emotions that I don’t want to feel. But on this day I said to the Lord, “Lord, I am NOT okay!”Read More
Remember those nights when you heard your mom laughing after you went to bed? Remember her humming as she did the dishes? Can you remember her singing the oldies in the car? Can you remember the sound of her church shoes? Can you remember her in the visor or scarf as you picked weeds together? Can you remember the look on her face as she read beautiful words? We're like her now. We have emotions wrapped tightly inside, unfolding as we journey together, learning more about each other as we go.Read More
It's been almost a month since WAO, and suffice to say, we've missed you! Let's remedy that...Read More
"One of my favorite things of We Are One is experiencing the unity, passion and freedom of women coming together to worship our Beloved Jesus."
-Pastor Kim Witcher
"When the fill a sanctuary full of daughters, mothers, single moms, sisters and wives warring against the enemy with one voice...it's a power that you have to experience. It can't be explained!"
"I love the speakers we have and the amazing truth that is spoken! Whether it is Priscilla Shrier, Caroline Leaf, or Pastor Kim, I always walk away with such awesome nuggets of truth."
"I love seeing the Holy Spirit powerfully impacting women in the pursuit of God!"
"I absolutely love standing amongst hundreds of women, with arms raised, hearts surrendered, singing praises of worship to our King. There is something incredibly amazing when women unite together as one and life our voices to the Savior!"
"Worshiping with all the women! Such a beautiful sound!"
-Pastor Molly Anderson
"There's nothing like a bunch of women getting together to just "be" all things woman--let our hair down, laugh, party, learn, worship!"
-Pastor Bree Proffitt
Tonight is the night! Can't wait to experience all of our favorite things together. Fun kicks off at 6:30. We'll see you at We are One.
Accepting an invitation is a funny thing. Especially when that invitation leads you to a place that is intimidating amongst other females of whom you feel inferior.Read More
When you think of a strong core, what comes to your mind? Is it a strong physical core or a strong spiritual/emotional core? Both are equally important.Read More
Ignoring the fact that slavery still exists today would be easy, but it wouldn't be right. The first step toward ending modern day slavery is to start having real conversations about the 27 million people currently enslaved.
I tried this interesting little exercise recently and I encourage you to do it too. Here’s how it goes: Pick a milestone moment in your life and think about the advice you would share if you could go back and have coffee with yourself. Neat, right?Read More
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It’s the Monday following Thanksgiving as I rushed to gather my things for the last Women’s Propel meeting for this semester. As I drove, the Christmas music playing on the radio was pleasant to my ear. But one glance to my passenger’s seat at the pile of Black-Friday sale ads brought on thoughts of missed sales opportunities. Cyber Monday deals foregone, and the overwhelming thought that I hadn’t bought even one Christmas gift yet! You see…my husband and I have three daughters. The youngest of which is completing her first semester at Texas A&M in College Station (Whoop!). Therefore, as “empty nesters,” we decided to remodel our kitchen (and most of our living area, as well). After all…we needed something to keep our minds off the fact that we no longer had children at home! Right?
When I arrived at the church, the Team leaders were already busy preparing the room for the meeting--registration tables, door prizes, refreshments, sound checks, worship rehearsal, etc. Shortly before the women began to arrive, Pastor Kim asked all of us to join in a circle to pray for the evening and those that would be attending. And although this was a typical practice at each Propel event, something was different this particular evening. That ‘rushed, anxious feeling’ that I was feeling (almost like a heavy yoke) seemed to be resting on many of the women leaders standing in the circle. Pastor Kim asked if any of us had specific areas of focus for our prayer that evening. It was then that the Lord put this word on my heart that I am honored to share with you. My hope is that as you read these words, that I believe whole-heartedly are from Him, you will be blessed this Christmas season.
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! For Christians, this is one of the most significant events in history, along with Easter, as it represents the beginning of God’s redemptive story for each of us. If Jesus had not been sent to this earth by God to be born of the Virgin Mary and had not gone to the cross on our behalf, we, as Christians, could not stand before our Maker one day, redeemed from sin and all unrighteousness!
What a beautiful story! And yet the telling of the story through a child’s eyes these days might tell a whole different story...
‘‘A time of year when my parents decorate the house with things I can’t touch or break..."
"When mom and grandma bake things I can’t eat until Christmas..."
"When I’m banned from most, if not all, closets in the house (for some reason)..."
"When I am forced to put on itchy clothes and sit still and smile for an hour (mom said something about a Christmas card)…”
You get the picture. The joy of the Season can easily be drained by our ‘To Do Lists’.
I was reminded of the story in the second chapter of Luke, describing Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem just before the birth of Jesus. As you will recall, they went from place to place and found “no room in the inn.” The rooms were all taken. I can only ask myself, "Have I allowed the activities of the Season to crowd Jesus out? Have I saved any room in my house (mentally, physically, and spiritually) for celebrating His birth?"
I believe the Prince of Peace, our Lord Jesus Christ, not only deserves our attention now, but desires to restore peace to each of us! And while it might mean foregoing the traditional Christmas card mail out or not decorating that tenth tree, more of our resources can be given to Him this season! Free yourself from that heavy yoke, and let the peace of God which passes all understanding rest and abide in your hearts!
Sherrie has been a member of TFC for 24 years. She and her husband, Steve (an elder at TFC), have three daughters ranging in age from 18 through 26 years. Their oldest daughter, Jessica, graduated from Texas A&M in 2008, with an International Studies degree. She was recently married to Chad Harrison and works at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX, in the Global Missions Department. Their younger daughters, Jennifer and Jordan, are attending college, both studying Accounting at Colorado Christian University and Texas A&M, respectively. Jennifer will graduate in May. Sherrie manages rental properties in Amarillo that she and her husband own; she has managed properties for 20 years.
"Being a part of Women's ministry over the years has truly been a blessing to me. I love to serve and encourage women as we each strive to be who God calls us to be in every area of our lives."
School is in full swing as are all the extra activities that come along with a new year. We moms can become frazzled as we try to go through each day and get all our tasks done around the house...Read More
My Bible literally falls open to the page containing this life preserver that I have clung to more sleepless nights than I can count. The weapons we fight with…have divine power to demolish strongholds. As women and leaders, we can become desperate for weapons effective in tearing down the strongholds the culture would inflict upon our churches, families, and those we minister to in the outside world: attacks against faith, relationships, even our very peace...Read More