I can't believe its been two months since I've updated this blog. Yes time flies!! Scripture says that our lives are a mist, a vapor, we are here today and gone tomorrow. As I look back over the years, as I grow older I understand more fully the above description of life here on earth. … Continue reading Does Time Really Fly?
The Oaks Ministry wants to introduce to you John Wallace and Sheryl Hawk the newest members of our Board. John is a long time member of Bethany Presbyterian Church and is excited to be part of our ministry. I often say it takes a special man to be part of a woman's ministry and John … Continue reading Two New Board Members
I had a very hard childhood and adult life. I knew there was a God. I went to church every Sunday till my 2nd husband would not let me or the children go. I started to forget about God till the Amish came into my life. Yes I was working for the Amish for 15 … Continue reading A Managers Message from Oaks 2
I will always be grateful to my God and Father for guiding me to this ministry. He has blessed this ministry so much and has brought so many wonderful people to this ministry also. I have been so blessed to be given this opportunity as House Manager. All of the women that have come here … Continue reading A Manager’s Message from Oaks 1
John 15 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. The whole chapter is written in red, meaning the words recorded are the words of Christ. Christ knew that he would soon be leaving this world and the disciples would be left behind until his appointed time. Jesus was reminding them of things they … Continue reading Abiding in Him
Last week I received a beautiful Hallmark card and I'm sharing it's message with you. It is a reminder that life is sometimes hard but when we are rooted in Christ, we will be able to withstand any problem we encounter and will come out victorious!! "THE OAK TREE" A Message of Encouragement A mighty … Continue reading Never Underestimate the Power of an OAK!! (Isaiah 61: 3b)
This past month has been emotional for me. Having our first graduates move out was an emotional surprise. When Jen moved out early February, I shared with a friend that I felt like I was dropping my daughter off to college for the first time and then a little over a month later Anita followed … Continue reading Happy Endings and New Beginnings
Ephesians 3: 20 states "now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus thorough out all generations, for ever and ever! Amen A month ago we … Continue reading More than we could imagine….
A new year brings thoughts of new beginnings. As we review this past year, we are thankful for the many things God has done for this ministry. It's been exciting to be part of God at work in the lives of his daughters. To watch the ladies in our program, grow in their faith and … Continue reading Let your SMILE change the World but don’t let the World change your SMILE!
I can't thank all of you enough for coming out and supporting our Christmas Bazaar at Oaks House 1 last weekend. Donations came pouring in and people came to shop on a very cold weekend to show their support. We raised over $2,300 and since things are still set out, people are still purchasing. We praise God again for … Continue reading Winding up 2016…