"Specialty" S.S. Class...WELCOME!

YOU are invited to a ‘specialty‘ 4-week study with our p-31 woman Sunday School class,
First Baptist Church Woodstock, GA, Sunday, 8:00 A.M. , Room B101, March 2012
Growing Godly Children God’s Way
Topics: Bend, but Don’t Break, Halleluiah Harvest, Choose the Challenge, Planting Principles, Lavish Love, Profit From Play, Whistle While You Work, Encourage, Communicate, Faithful Fear, Worthy Word, Positive Prayer, Foster Forgiveness, Dealing With Dating, Hospitable Home, Ditch Distractions, Body Building, Watchful Word, Making Melody, Painful Penalty, Negate the Negatives, Duty of Discipline, Teach and Train, Ap t Attitudes, Obedience Means Obey, Noticeable Need, Doing the Deed, Short Subjects, Friendly Family, Honor, Godly Good, Capture Contentment, Faithful and Focused.

We will cover most of these subjects the first three weeks and will have a question and answer session the fourth week.

Starbucks’ coffee will be fresh brewed and ready for you at 7:55…AND a breakfast food snack to energize! We are so looking forward to having you join us for this special time!
Mothers who desire Godly helps from a woman who has been there, done that,
Grandmothers who would like to pass along Godly wisdom and
Any one who is interested in encouraging parents to raise their children God’s way!!!

Let us know if you can be with us. If you have any questions, please contact Bernadine at 404-231-0717


E-mail me, Bernadine known_at_home@bellsouth.net, or either of these precious ladies for details regarding Bible studies which will begin in January:
ACWORTH, GA: Home of Carol Ann Hollenbeck, cahollenbeck2@gmail.com (usually on the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at 1:00 P.M.)
CUMMING, GA: Home of Julie Braddy, juliebraddy@yahoo.com (2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at 10:00 A.M.)


Friday, 22nd, the Betheas arrived from Alabama. Tim and Juli had just returned from NYC where they had spent five days celebrating their 25th anniversary. We all retired anticipating our exciting family reunion and celebration of the Lord's birth on the weekend.

Saturday, the families drifted in and 28 of us gathered for our 1 o'clock lunch. We missed two of our married grands' families who would join us the next day and Meredith who is in Africa on Mission; Hannah, on mission as well, who has begun her third year in South Asia; Jon and Heather seemed to be in a foreign land because they are living in Sacramento where Jon is attending Law School. We spoke sadly but proudly of each of them. All through the day the contentment that comes from having your "brood" together for awhile and observing their affection for one another and listening to their laughter and seeing the delight on their faces was again a treasured time for Gran'mama and Papa.

At 5:00 we attended the Christmas Eve service at a nearby church where we greeted some old friends and drank in the pleasures of Scripture readings and songs of praise. How can one explain or describe the FEELING as you sit in a church you attended when your children were quite young and sense and feel their love for the Lord AND their children!

Sunday, seven of us visited that same nearby church...great message and good music and certainly a focus on the birth of the King of Kings! Returned home to two beautiful golden turkeys and enough food for the army of 36 as we ate together. Our hearts were full along with our tummies. All of us gathered in the dining room at the end of the meal and our annual sharing began - probably lasted two hours as each member of the family 76 down to 9 years old shared about their 2011 - the joys, the sorrows, the prayer needs.

Monday, we joined the Kimbrough family at their home in Cumming and again feasted on the fellowship and our mutual love for our precious, gracious Savior - God's Gift to each of us.

Now, to the quiet and almost empty house...a laundry room piled high with dirty linens and that thought of "What day do I start taking down these decorations?"

From Anya/in the Ukraine who prayed to receive the Lord:

(Had another note from Anya Christmas week and she and Roman will be
married on January 28th)
My Dearest Mrs. Bernadine,
I am so so happy to hear from you!! I've been also thinking a lot about you and everything that had happens to me. It is so amazing!!! You are absolutely right saying that our Lord and Jesus Christ place our lives on the same route and our meeting was a real miracle!!!
I am sorry that I am writing to you just now... I have something to say to you about my life and what changes made my repentance. Off course many things became different for me. First of all when I came back to Kharkov, everybody in Church was very happy for me and gave me a lot of blessings and congratulations. But at most was happy Roman, if you remember he is my fiance and Lesya's brother. At the same time I told him that we will not have the same relationships as we use to, and we will not sleep together until we get marry.
And he agreed with me and sad to me that he supported me in any way. Although if you understand it is not easy...even for both of us. Other thing that i want to say to you is my big big thanks for your book. I am still reading it, and what is amazing for me that it is like giving me an answers on some questions that appears at the moment...or for example, if i have some problems even in relationships with Roman, i start reading your book and here it is an explanation and the answer. Really wonderful and helpful advises you are writing about. And off course i thank to Lord for you and for everything you've done for me.
I am reading a Bible and many things are becoming more and more understanding for me.
One more thing i wanted to share with you....Yesterday we were in our Church and Roman decided to pray and ask God to forgive him for his sins and he also repented to Lord. It was very happy moment for me and for all our Church, because everybody in church knew him and everybody was praying for him alot.
So, we started today our new life both with God. And we are going to try our best to live with love to each other and to our Lord and Jesus Christ.
I want to ask you to forgive me for my English, i know that i possibly made some mistakes in writing and expressing myself. I hope you still understand what i wanted to tell you.
Give my best regards to Wess. And God bless you both.
I will be really happy if you write me more often. Because you became a very important person in my life. Thank you a lot for everything.
With Love, ANNA