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Girlfriends Night Out Luau Style!

Girlfriends Night Out was so much fun! Thank you to everyone who had a part in making this night a success! From those who helped with setup to those who brought food to all those who attended—all of YOU are a part of the RBBC Women’s Ministry and we couldn’t do it without you!

As we talked about, let’s remember to be an encouragement to others not only in face to face contact, but also in our social media presence. Let us make much of Jesus in all that we do, in all that we say, and in all that we post. Remember you are an ambassador of Christ Jesus!

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.  – 2 Corinthians 5:20 ESV

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.—Philippians 4:8 NIV

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As We Wait

Who likes to wait? Raise your hand.  For the most part, as a society, we don’t like to wait. Just ask the waitress that gets yelled at because the food took 5 minutes too long to get to the table.

Now how many of you like a really good rack of ribs? The best ones I have ever had were so tender and flavorful – because they had been allowed to marinate and then slow cooked to give all the flavor time to be fully achieved. Preparation, marinated and slow cooked. It took time! 

Have you ever felt like what is the next step, do I go through door number 1 or 3? You have been praying about a specific thing and you are just not sure what the next step is. You want to go ahead and walk through door number 1, but there is a hesitation about it. Have you ever jumped ahead of God? The Holy Spirit will guide us, but we must be paying attention.

The answer is to wait. If we rush then we do not receive the best God has for us, and we could really mess things up. How many of us can identify with lessons learned from   jumping ahead?  As we wait, God is preparing! Those ribs could have been rushed, but they would not have been as tender or flavorful. Allowing God to add flavor to our lives while we wait can be really hard but oh so worth it!

“But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31”

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Merry Christmas 2020

Hi everyone. Well, 2020 is coming to an end. There’s been many challenges this year that came in different forms. With the challenges came changes.

When a storm comes, clouds form and the sky gets darker and darker. And then it hits. The length of a storm varies, but after the storm there is a freshness, a washing of sorts, of nature and civilization. Where once there was dirt, grime, and heaps of leaves, now there are flowers pushing their way through all that to reach up and bloom with an array of color and foliage. Even streets look brighter. They have been changed by a storm.

Through this storm may we be changed and emerge with a freshness, a renewed passion for the life we have been called to as children of God. He is speaking to us! I ask myself and each of you “are we listening?”

Christmas may be different this year, not large gatherings, but the meaning and the focus has not changed. Emmanuel, God With Us.  Jesus left all of glory and came to be our Redeemer, giving us life eternal through his death, burial. and resurrection. We can REJOICE in that truth and celebrate our life in Him.  

We love each one of you and wish you A Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

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Ornament Swap

We really enjoyed our time together at the annual Ornament Swap! 2020 has been a rough year, but Jesus still sits on His throne! And today we celebrated our Savior! There was fun, encouragement, laughter, and even a few tears. And boy, oh boy, were there beautiful ornaments all up for grabs! Thank you, ladies, for joining us. We hope you left today with joy in your heart and were encouraged in your faith. Now go share those special invitations with someone who needs to hear the real reason for the season!