Women’s Ministry Blog (Page 6)

Women’s Ministry Blog (Page 6)

This blog is written by wives of Stonebrook Pastors, as well as other women in Stonebrook. We hope that you will enjoy getting to know them better as you hear their hearts!

Counted as Loss

Philippians 3 Philippians 3:7 “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ.” The beginning of 2017 reminds me of a very important decision I made ten years ago. In January 2007, after many prayers and councils, I turned in my resignation letter to the business school for which I had worked as faculty. My career had been progressing well, with wonderful colleagues and attractive pay. However, God called me to let go of the…

The God of All Comfort

Psalm 27 One theme on my mind is “losses”. Since my stroke in May 2015, my losses at times have been devastating to me. The loss of my independence—I can’t bathe on my own or get in and out of bed; I haven’t driven a car in 20 months; I can’t get down on the nursery floor at Stonebrook and play with all those beautiful babies. And I can’t run around like a “woman with her hair on fire” anymore…

Examine Me, O Lord

Jeremiah 1: 6-9 Whenever I am asked to communicate something of a spiritual nature, my first thought is, “Lord, what do they need to hear from You?” Honestly, I don’t really care if you ever remember a thing I say but, if you hear from the Lord that is all that matters. I have always been struck with the Lord telling some prophet, “And this is what you are to say…” If they didn’t, it was on their heads. If…

God is With You

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 I have this verse bookmarked on my phone, and I go to it a lot for encouragement and a reminder that the Lord is with me, that I am not alone. A while ago I was listening to a song with a similar message, and it struck…

You Will Find Refuge

Psalm 91:4 “…and under his wings you will find refuge.” Psalm 91:4 Lately I have been soaking in Psalm 91. When my heart is anxious and I find myself worrying, verse 4 sticks out to me especially. I love the direct words “YOU WILL” and how it is such a clear promise to those who seek refuge “in the shelter of the Most High.” (v.1) “YOU WILL find refuge under his wings!” I grew up going on vacation with my…

You Created All Things

Revelation 4:11 “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things and by your will they were created and have their being.” – Revelation 4:11 When I read this verse in my quiet time recently, I was struck by the phrase “by your will they were created…” It reminded me of the old Scripture song that we sang “waaaaay back” in the ‘70’s (the KJV version): “And for your pleasure…

The Lord is My Sustainer

Psalm 59:16-17 Annette Barrett (wife of Pastor Brad Barrett) Because of my stroke, I can’t sing very well due to a difficulty of getting enough air. But I was reading Psalm 59 today and remembered a tune to vs.16-17 we sang years ago. (I made Brad sing it today, and I sort of sung along.) Psalm 59:16–17 NASB95 “But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For…