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Ministry wives event highlights the Gospel & ‘biblical hospitality’
Oct15

Ministry wives event highlights the Gospel & ‘biblical hospitality’

“Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10 CSB). TULSA—Ministry wives gathered from around the state at Tulsa, First on Sept. 20-21 for a retreat designed to honor and encourage ministry wives as they serve in their local churches. These women play a valuable and unique role in the life of the church, utilizing their gifts to serve others. The keynote...

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Seeing the results of giving to SMO
Aug14

Seeing the results of giving to SMO

Recently, I attended CrossTimbers with my daughter who just finished 3rd grade. We were excited to arrive to camp! After unloading our luggage and claiming a bunk bed in the dorms, we hiked up to the cafeteria for lunch. Setting down our lunch trays, we started a conversation with two campers across the table. Through the conversation, I learned how one of the camper’s father had been in prison most of her life. She was new to church,...

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August named Ministry Wives Appreciation Month
Aug02

August named Ministry Wives Appreciation Month

Oklahoma Baptists may remember a special motion offered at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Annual Meeting in November 2018. The motion requested for a month of appreciation in recognition of the wives of ministers, including pastors, staff ministers, evangelists and directors of missions. Messengers voted with overwhelming support in honor of women who serve in such a vital role within the life of the church. As a...

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Let your light shine
Feb22

Let your light shine

Throughout Scripture, we see God’s creativity in communication to us. On the first day, God created light. Then, He spoke to Moses in a burning bush and led the Israelites out of captivity by a pillar of fire at night. In Ps. 34:5 the Psalmist writes, “Those who look to him are radiant with joy; their faces will never be ashamed.” Through the prophet Isaiah, we read, “I will also make you a light for the nations, to be my salvation to...

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Pure and undefiled religion
Sep30

Pure and undefiled religion

“Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27). Growing up in northern Oklahoma, my father served as a deacon in our church. He often took me along to make hospital visits, welcome new members to our church and serve the widows in his care. I have great memories of serving alongside my dad to care for our widows....

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