We had a great turnout at our second meeting and were thrilled to see lots of new faces!
With Linda’s “Be You Bravely” devotional, we had an opportunity to share some personal stories of something in our life that took courage to do and to think about something that will take courage to do in the future. While more “intense” than our usual meetings, this type of sharing and reflection really helps us get to know one another.
The devotional was based on Joshua 1:6-9 “Be strong and courageous; for you shall put this people in possession of the land that I swore to their ancestors to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to act in accordance with all the law that my servant Moses commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, so that you may be successful wherever you go. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth; you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to act in accordance with all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall be successful. I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Linda highlighted a few points in the passage: (1) When we get away from the Lord, there will be negative consequences; (2) Success in the eyes of the Lord is different from success in the eyes of the world; (3) It is important to meditate on God’s word, i.e. keep in touch with God, praying continuously; (4) We can be strong and courageous knowing that the Lord our God is with us wherever we go.
Thanks, Linda! We always enjoy your devotionals.
As an additional way to get to know our MOPS sisters, we are trying something new this year: Secret Prayer Sisters. If you decide to participate, you will have the opportunity to share prayer requests with your Prayer Sister and at certain times bring a “gift”–no cost or low cost items (e.g. a book you’ve read, something you’ve made, a note of encouragement, etc.). More details to follow! If you missed the meeting and would like to participate, Vanessa G. can hook you up at the next meeting.
Jessica (Special Events Coordinator) provided a calendar of upcoming MOPS special events. Copies of the flyer will be available on the welcome table at our next meeting. The dates are also listed below. Details on times and locations will be provided at upcoming meetings.
October 31 Trick or Treat (nursing home)
November 14 Fondue dinner
December 12 Ornament exchange
January 9 MOPS and POPS game night
January 23 OFLC Women’s Banquet
February 27 Bunko night
March 27 Chick Flick movie night
April 24 Canvas & Cocktails
Hope to see you all at our next meeting on October 3!