September 1, 2021
Hey there, Mamas. My name is Becky and I'm the coordinator of Moms at Bear Creek Baptist Church. Moms @ BCBC is a place to find friendship, community resources and support for you as a woman and a mother. We welcome mothers of all ages and stages, mommies of babies to kindergarteners and beyond, homeschool moms and mothers who just want to encourage other moms. No mom should ever feel alone. This year, our theme is all for love. In the Bible, we read: "Love is patient and kind. Love does not envy or boast. It is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way. It is not irritable or resentful. It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13,: 4-7
After a year spent hunkering down, living smaller and experiencing a little more fear and anxiety than usual, we are declaring this is the year of going big. It's a year of fresh starts and turning ordinary experiences into extraordinary ones. Enthusiasm will replace worry, friendship will replace loneliness. No longer will we wait to get back to normal. Instead, we'll start making space for the new things God has for us. We will become less guarded and more daring because this is our year to live off for love. Love is the most powerful force on the planet. And yet the concept almost seems cliche. We tell somebody that we love them in the same breath that we talk about how much we love a new podcast. Perhaps we've become so accustomed to the world that we've forgotten how revolutionary it is, how God's love changes everything. It is life altering, curse lifting, and as shown in Christ's resurrection, quite literally death conquering. This year, we embrace the transformative power of love, to the point where it starts to affect everything we do, the way we talk to our kids, the way we interact with strangers, handle disappointments, celebrate victories and even make decisions. When love floods into our lives, it all shifts. It results in less doom scrolling, more conversation, less comparison, more community, less fear, more competence, more over the top displays of compassion, more patients, more life and our souls. This year, Love will save us. In fact, it already has because loves name is Jesus. We will walk in power, love one another and make love your legacy. This is the year of big things. Love is starting to fling open doors. And when love comes into the room, no one is safe. Comfort zones crumble, relationships are born, fear is cast out, whimsy is restored, perspectives shift. Ready or not, here it comes. So today, I invite you and all of your mama friends to join us for a fun filled year of support, laugh and love at Mom's at BCBC.