What's In A Name?

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Ephesians 6:18 tells us that praying at all times in the Spirit, will infuse the armor and through the Holy Spirit we will be given the strength we need to be the ambassadors (warrior princesses) to fulfill our ministry He has called us to for this time; this season.

Good Morning Princesses!

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In-Person Class Session on Tuesday, March 19 @6:00 pm- Stark Library, Innovation Center NEW STUDY: Ruth: Loss, Love, and Legacy

1. Babies!!

I love babies! Who doesn’t? They are so cute, little and they depend on their parent or caregiver for everything. Then something happens around the teenage years (ominous music, please).

The parent or caregiver is no longer the center of their universe, they are usurped by FRIENDS! Well, that’s at least how it appears for some time, but if the parents or caregivers have established a solid foundation those rocky relationships eventually settle. Now I know that I have skipped through a lot of developmental stages and didn’t even mention that there are additional outside factors (church, community, school, social/emotional, etc.) that are a part of one’s developmental journey, but the original point was that babies are cute! When they are born, parents or caregivers all would agree that they want the best for their child. In fact, all their hopes and dreams are seen through the eyes of that precious, little baby. So much so, that sometimes their name will play a role in their destiny.  

2. Etymology- the study of the origin and literal meaning of names (the meaning of a name)

In ancient times, names were given to represent the family, culture, religion.

Our names today in one form or another are rooted in history, religion, and culture (family). Do you follow ancient naming traditions or are modern names more popular? Do you pass names down through family generations or invent new ones?

A few weeks ago I asked the in-person bible study team to take a look at the meaning of their name. What is the meaning of your name?  While there are various sites (my disclaimer), take a look at the following to find out the origin or literal meaning of your name/variation of your name.  Behind the Name (enter your first name and see the results!)

As we open our study of Ruth, Chapter 1, there are a few places and individuals whose name means one thing, but they respond differently.  Take a look:

Bethlehem- “house of bread”Moab- “of his father”Ephrathite- “fruitful”Elimelech- “My God is king”Naomi- “Pleasant”Mahlon - related to sickness and weakness Chilion/Kilion- “One failing”; “One coming to an end”Orpah- “Back of the neck”Ruth- “Friend”Boaz- “Swiftness”

While our names may mean one thing, the truth of the matter is that as Christians our names carry the hopes and dreams and will that God has for our lives. If you are following along through our GO! Reports, take a look at Chapter 1 in the book of Ruth.  

Over the course of our study, we will see each name and its meaning unfold, but we will also see that in spite of the names, actions or inactions, God’s sovereignty, providence, and control.

Similarly in our lives, sometimes our direction (despite the meaning of our name) is not in accordance with God’s will. Our actions or inactions are not aligned. However, because of God’s faithful love, HE never gives up on us and in spite of the rough terrain, WE WILL through Christ walk in our destiny. One thing has remained true since the beginning, God’s love never fails and when we call on the name of Jesus, all things are made new!

So dear princesses, did you get a chance to look up your name? If so, ask God to provide you clarity as to His will for your life so that you can leave a legacy that shines the light brightly on Him!  We have more nuggets in Chapter 1. Happy Reading!

3. Ruth's Truths

These key areas are Ruth's Truths:

R- pRovidence

U- Unknowns

T- Truths (facts)

H- aHa's

Did you have a chance to note any Ruth's Truths from Chapter 1? If not, take a look at and see if you can list any truths!

📷4. Our Winter/Spring Session -- Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy- Study Plan Outline

We revised our dates slights in the study. See below for our next meeting dates:

Tuesday, March 19 - discuss Week 1

Monday, April 15- discuss Weeks 2 and 3

Tuesday, May 7- discuss Weeks 4 and 5

Tuesday, May 14- discuss Week 6

To obtain the new study visit Lifeway for Ruth: Loss, Love, and Legacy.

5. Upcoming Event ~ REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

GO! Presents in partnership with Malone University...

The 2019 Women’s Empowerment Network Symposium!

Caring for Yourself in Mind, Body, and Spirit

Registration is now open => REGISTER NOW

DEADLINE - MONDAY, APRIL 15TH

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Spread the word and please keep the event, speakers, volunteers, and attendees in prayer. We hope you will able to attend this special event!

Oh, princesses of faith...remember 

Prayer “empowers and ‘charges up’ every other piece so they can be used effectively against the enemy.  Without prayer…  your armor, cannot, will not, be infused with the power that only God’s-Spirit can give."

Closing Thoughts-

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Know that through the Holy Spirit you can:

do things you couldn't;feel things you didn't; anknow things you wouldn't.

GO! PLAYLIST...For your praise and worship:

📷GO! 3/19/19New feature, contains a playlist of songs for your praise and worship time.

Housekeeping:

Please tell a friend. There's still time to join in!

See you at GO! on Tuesday, March 19, 2019,

Stark Library - 2nd Floor Meeting Room-

6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

WEN Symposium, April 27, 2019  ~ REGISTER NOW (deadline April 15th)

Remember, each day is an opportunity for us to...

Lead, Serve and GO!  

Krista

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