Be Connected

2022-2023 Connection Dates for our GLD pastors’ wives:

October 10-11, 2022
The Annual GLD Conference will be at The Chapel in St. Joseph, MI. We will have an interactive Pastors’ Wives’ Affinity group led by three of our GLD pastors’ wives, Kathy deBock, Tamara Barbieri, and Lisa Bubar.

The women’s dinner is from 5-6:30 pm on Monday. Lisa Bubar will share a devotional.

Child care will be provided at the church for children ages 0 - Kindergarten for a cost of $10 per child.
  • Monday, October 10, from 1 - 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 11, from 9am - Noon
Pre-registration for child care is required by September 15. We do not want the cost of child care to deter anyone from coming. If this is a concern, please contact or 574.299.9711
April 21-23, 2023
GLD Pastors’ and Wives Retreat will be at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, Indiana. Plan to come and share this wonderful time with your husband! More details to come.
Be Encouraged
In our Spring issue, we reflected on Job 23:10. 

“But He knows the way that I take; when he
has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” 

One of my gifts for Mother’s Day was my second positive test for Covid-19 in six months. Many of you or your families faced this same test. Focusing on God’s promise to “come forth as gold” is challenging when our way encounters symptoms and stresses.

As we continue to walk with Job in verses 11-12, he shares his testing action plan.
“My feet have closely followed His steps:
I have not departed from the commands of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.”

This declaration of Job’s faith is his action plan for discipleship and obedience. He believed God knew his life challenges and the wise steps to choose whether he felt God’s presence or perceived His way.

Job chooses to focus on three aspects of his God instead of being distracted by difficult circumstances and judgmental friends.

  • As God’s Steps provide the path, follow closely.
  • As God’s Lips provide commands, choose to obey.
  • As God’s Mouth speaks words of soul nourishment, treasure them.

Lord, guide us toward your steps, listen to your lips, and treasure the words of your mouth each day on our way.
Be Resourced
Edges of His Ways Daily Devotional Notes by Amy Carmichael. The title comes from Job 26:14
Rooted Woman of Valor by Jan C Thompson. This book is rooted in Proverbs 31 and her “Fear of God” heart like Job.
Jan Thompson
GLD PW Coordinator
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