re: flect-I: a new blog from Christ the Word's "Women of the Word"...

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Back in September, the women of Christ the Word Church in Toledo, Ohio began a blog titled re: flect-I. The posts on this blog are by women who are a part of Women of the Word, a ministry of Christ the Word that serves to encourage, challenge and strengthen women with wisdom from God's Word. Here's their explanation of the blog's name:

re: flect-I is an unusual name, isn’t it?  It was created because of our desire to reflect our heavenly Father more and more as He conforms us to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.

During Lent, different Women of the Word are posting on the Names of Jesus and here's an excerpt from a recent post on Jesus, our...


My parents built my childhood home when I was two years old.  And, while it has changed quite a bit over the years, they still live there to this day.  I recognize now how it was a benefit to grow up in the same house, but at the time I envisioned moving and starting all over with everything and everyone new.  It seemed like it would be exciting to be the “new girl”.  I always loved befriending the new girls at school and learning about where they came from.

...Stability would have been a very proper adjective for my life until my 33rd year of that formerly unwavering life.

My husband’s job demanded a transfer eight hours away.  The prospect of moving still seemed fun to me, but I had grown very comfortable in my stable life.  It was difficult to leave all that was familiar, but we quickly grew to love the people in our new home, Paducah, Kentucky.  And, when it was time to move two years later, and again a year later, and again two years after that, I was a mess.

Some of you may have experienced a stable and comfortable life without any big disruptions at all.  But, in this fallen world, we can be almost certain that we will endure a whirlwind of some kind.  And when we do… (to keep reading)


Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

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