Monday, January 2, 2017

Crossing the Waters: A Book Review

Happy New Year!  What a great way to start the new year by reading a good book!  I had the wonderful opportunity to read “Crossing the Waters:  Following Jesus Through the Storms, the Fish, the Doubt, and the Seas,” by Leslie Leyland Fields.  


It is so exciting to write this review because Leslie has lived in Alaska for the past 38 years on Harvester Island, an island off of Kodiak island working alongside her family in the commercial fishing industry.  She has written most of her 10 published books right here in Alaska.  

As Alaskans we are familiar with the fishing industry.  For most of us, it is our livelihood our way of life, our provision for food for the year.  Every summer we fish our limit of salmon and halibut to fill our deep freezers.  Obtaining these fish is not for the faint of heart, it comes at a high cost.  It is time consuming and labor intensive, but reaps great fruit and rewards.  The fishing industry bonds families and unites communities.  However, one has to be prepared for what Alaska has to offer, the elements, the wild life and the storms.  Not having the right equipment or gear can be deadly in a place like this.

Leslie does a exquisite job of taking us through the rough waters of Alaska where she lives to the Sea of Galilee where she visited.  Even if you have never been to Alaska or the “Gospel Trail” around the Sea of Galilee, you feel like you have been there through her stories.  At times, I really felt like I was sitting in the boat with Jesus and His disciples.      

Crossing waters parallels the risky and at times rough living off an island in Alaska to the rough storms in Galilee.  She takes us on a journey through the gospels and relates the storms, the fishing nets, not being prepared, almost sinking in the boat to what she experienced present times to what the disciples experienced over 2,000 years ago.  

Everyones’ journey starts when Jesus tells us, “Come follow me.”  We discover along with the the disciples who drop everything and walk away, what happens when we follow Jesus through the storms and the waters. 

Through Leslie’s biblical trek to Israel we experience where Jesus walked and performed His miracles. She paints us a vivid picture through the gospels when we trust in Jesus how He always has something greater.  She really makes us question what would life be like if we didn’t drop our nets, walk away and follow him, we would be missing out on the best life ever in Jesus.  

I love Leslie’s metaphor of water used all throughout the book.  The representation of water is used many times in the Bible as a way to show us God’s physical and spiritual provision for life.  Jesus is the living water, whoever drinks it will never be thirsty again.  Without water it would be the death of us both physically and spiritually.  Her depiction helps us to dive into the deeper meaning of the gospels and the water itself.  I never thought of the biblical representation of water as Leslie portrays it.  She starts with how God created and gathered the waters, what it means to go under the water when baptized and catching fish, to the storms we endure on top of the water, to how God calms our storms.  

Leslie shows us through her stories and in the gospels, how Jesus equips and prepares each of us when crossing the waters teaching us to trust and depend on him.  This book is filled with rich metaphors and discoveries painting a picture of Alaska and the gospel you have never seen or heard before.  She takes us into uncharted territory that many of us will never experience and see in our lives.  But that is what’s so amazing about Alaska and the gospels, sometimes we have to go to that faraway place to see all the richness that God has to offer or we experience it right where we are.  The only way to truly experience His abundant richness is to drop our nets, walk away and follow Him.  

Leslie ends the book with the gospel of John 21, a familiar fishing scene where Jesus says to Peter, “Do you love me?  Then feed my lambs.”  

“Because this is the truth of following.  When he said, “Come follow after me,” it also meant that He would come after us.  We have nothing to offer him.  We stumble, we faint, we run the other way, and still He comes after us.  He wants us. He loves us.  He does not let us go” (Crossing the Waters pg. 192).

It’s so amazing how God has everything, yet He pursues us.  There is nothing we can offer Him yet He wants us.  Whether we are on a Biblical Trek Across the Great Land of Alaska or in Israel, God will always meet us right where we are.  

Leslie did an amazing job with “Crossing the Waters,”  I definitely recommend buying it and reading it for yourself!


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Have a Blessed week!  

In Him,

Heather 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Blessing Israel

Israel has appeared in the news a lot lately. It seems that some are bent on her destruction, while others are whole-hearted supporters. Still others are happy to let Israel figure out her own problems since she is half a world away.

Why should this tiny country in the Middle East matter so much to us?
Does it even matter what we do or think concerning Israel?

This is where Bible history touches modern times! The Old Testament holds the answers to these questions...

First of all, why does Israel matter to us?


Let's look back in time to a couple named Abram and Sarai, later renamed Abraham and Sarah. God called Abram out of his father's homeland to a new land. God promised childless Abram that he would not only have a son, but that he would be the father a great nation. God promised him more descendants than he could count. Here, God laid the foundation for the nation we know as Israel:

The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” 
So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. He took his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, all the possessions they had accumulated and the people they had acquired in Harran, and they set out for the land of Canaan, and they arrived there. Abram traveled through the land as far as the site of the great tree of Moreh at Shechem. At that time the Canaanites were in the land. 
The LORD appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him. --Genesis 12:1-8 NIV

This tiny nation matters to us because God promised the land of Israel to Abraham's descendants. Now, if you know your Bible history, you know that Abraham actually had two sons: Ishmael through his wife's maid, Hagar, and Isaac through his wife, Sarah. There would be a confusing claim to this land had not God clearly stated which son would be the one to fulfill the covenant:

And Abraham said to God, “If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!” Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation. But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year.” --Genesis 17:18-21 NIV
Isaac later had two sons of his own: Esau and Jacob. God chose Jacob as the next generation of the covenant, renaming him, Israel. Jacob/Israel was the namesake for the nation we know today.

God said to him, “Your name is Jacob, but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel. ” So he named him Israel. And God said to him, “I am God Almighty ; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will be among your descendants. The land I gave to Abraham and Isaac I also give to you, and I will give this land to your descendants after you.” --Genesis 35:10-12 NIV
So, long before the rise of other modern religions, the nation of Israel had a historical claim to the land they occupy today.

Now, how does Israel affect us today? 


Back in Genesis 12, God promised to bless those that bless Abraham's descendants. To receive God's blesssing, we must bless and support Israel. They are God's chosen nation. As Gentile Christians, we are simply wild branches grafted into the olive tree of Israel.

If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches. If you do, consider this: You do not support the root, but the root supports you.
You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in.” Granted. But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but tremble. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. --Romans 11:17-21 NIV

We cannot always control what our government does or doesn't do regarding Israel. However we CAN control what we do individually regarding Israel. Let's not curse Israel with our indifference. Let's be active in supporting her.

Let's pray for the protection of Israel. May Psalm 22:15 (NIV) be our prayer:

"Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!"



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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Joy in the Cold

We had an interesting thing happen while we were out and about-my daughter and I stopped by a restaurant where a friend of hers worked. During the course of the next hour my daughter locked my keys inside my vehicle. At first I thought she was joking around when she came back because she had such a sheepish look on her face. She wasn't. So I asked for her set of keys to the house. I did a quick inventory of what I had on and how far I had to walk to gauge what my comfort level would be and the safety of the jaunt to where I lived…looked at the warmth of the clothing that my daughter and I both had on and even without a hat and gloves and pants that offered any measure of protection from the wind and the cold…I was much better off than my girl. So I decided that I would have her stay in the shelter of the restaurant and I would shove my hands in my pockets, try to keep my head as fully covered as possible with a jacket without a hood could be and braced myself for the wind and chill. I asked if she could stay in the restaurant until I made it back, was given the thumbs up, asked my child to stay in the restaurant (and to give me a call if she felt uncomfortable at all), zipped up my jacket and went for a walk (not voicing at all about the knot of unease that I had in my gut about walking on a major road…at night…in the cold).

Psalm 56:3 "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you."

One thing was that was unfortunate was that it was dinner time, dark out and that it was in a busy part of anchorage. With those things on my mind as I started walking toward my condo my prayer was that God keep my daughter safe and as I smelled the acrid and grassy smell of marijuana smoke…I also asked that He keep me safe. I started rolling over in my head those people that I knew lived near the area that I was at and made 1 phone call after eliminating several other options. The person didn't pick up and so I just kept walking.

Psalm 84:12 "LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you."

I looked down to do another inventory of my clothing since my legs were starting to sting because of the cold and I began rehearsing those things that I was grateful for in that moment.

-I am thankful Anna could be in a building that protected her from the cold and the wind because she was wearing jeans, a hoody and tennish shoes.
-I am thankful that for some reason when I was getting dressed I picked up a pair of marino wool socks and Merrill shoes (which just so happened to be slip-on and wool lined) that a friend of mine gave me that were also water resistant (mental note to self that I must thank her again the next time I see her!).
-I am thankful that I was wearing several layers on my upper body (earlier in the day I was shoveling a friends driveway and I had yet to take the layers off) to keep my core warm.
-I am thankful that as we were going into the restaurant, I got a chill and grabbed my jacket that I hadn't been wearing thus far.
-I am thankful that the jacket I was wearing was wind proof and that it was fleece lined so that as I walked against the wind the majority of my body was a good ambient temperature. When I zipped the jacket up fully, it covered to just below my ears, however if I shrugged my shoulders I could put the bottom of my ears inside the zipped up collar. Even the pockets protected my hands beautifully from the wind as I shoved them forcefully into those quickly warming shielding compartments.
-I was filled with joy at the fact that though the temperature was below freezing, it was nothing like the dry bone-chilling cold of earlier in the month.

As I was just finishing repeating all those things I was thankful for, the person I had called earlier gave me a call back. I was asked what was going on and I proceeded to tell them my predicament. After the phone call I continued to walk until we met up. Then I was brought the rest of the way to my condo (in a divinely warm car) to get my spare set of keys, then dropped back off at the restaurant where my vehicle and my daughter were waiting for me.

1 Peter 1:8 "Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy"

In this simple and relatively short amount of time, there were so many things to be thankful for as I think back on the day. So many chaotically beautiful things that God somehow weaved together to bring me to a place of humming praises with a buoyant bounce that had me expressing appreciation and joy to God every snowy step it took.

It honestly makes me grin ear to ear as I think back on the looks that I was given as I gushed words of happiness and thanks…because do you know what I found… that I wouldn't trade this time with Him for anything.

Joyfully His,
Jewel

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

There's only room for one of us

I think it's a little bit funny how God works sometimes.  Well maybe not FUNNY funny, but it's late and a better word escapes me right now.  Last week my Wednesday blog contribution talked about how I often try to carry more than I should, and how my burdens often get VERY heavy before I hand them back to Him. 

Wednesday was a good day for me.  When I got home from work I told my husband how well I felt for the first time in a really long time, and so I got started on some small chores before we left for church.  That might not seem very significant to you, but it was a big deal for me. What some of you may not know is that in December I was in a sledding accident that resulted in 19 different fractures in my body (4 vertebrae, 14 rib fractures, and a broken shoulder blade) once I was a few months into healing from my accident, the Lord blessed us with a baby who is expected to arrive later this fall.  Combine injury and first trimester and I haven't felt so great in quite sometime. I'm not complaining, I promise I'm not complaining, I'm just saying that Wednesday was a significantly good day for me. When we got home from church it was about 9:15pm.  My husband put our daughters to bed while I finished loading the dishwasher when all of a sudden I felt something alarming.  I rushed into the bathroom to see that I had started bleeding significantly and suddenly my good day made a possible turn for the worst.  We have lost a baby before this one so we know first hand that blood isn't good.  After losing one baby seeing blood, especially as much as there was, was terrifying beyond words.  Thankfully our neighbor and close friend was able to come and stay with our daughters as we immediately rushed to the hospital.  As soon as I saw blood I started praying. 

On our way to the hospital I texted anyone and everyone I could think of and asked them to pray.  I know that texting is impersonal, but it was the quickest way I could think of to have our baby, and my body covered in prayer.  I just kept pleading with God "Please God, please don't take this baby too."

One text response made me angry.  It's hard to admit that, but it's true.  I texted someone I love very
much, in a moment of absolute panic and fear and said "Please please pray!" They didn't say "I'm praying for protection over your baby." They didn't say "I'm praying that everything is ok." They said "I'm praying for Gods will." I didn't want prayer for God's will.  I wanted prayer for my baby to live.  I've seen first hand that sometimes God's will means never getting to hold the baby you so desperately wanted.  When I was crumbled on the shower floor, handing Ruby's life back to God I prayed for His will and not my own.  I literally called out and said "Not my will, but thy will. Have thine own way. Please spare my baby, but if your answer is no, I will still love you."  Not this time.  This time I wasn't ready to accept the fact that maybe God's will means another baby in heaven.  This time I wanted it my way.  Haven't we been through enough? What do I have left to learn? I have been stripped of everything, more than I ever knew I needed to, how can there be ANYTHING left to show me? I couldn't accept that, not that it's up to me, but I couldn't.  I went to battle, in prayer, that my baby's life would be spared. 

We didn't receive many answers Wednesday night.  The emergency room took me back to a room almost immediately and listened for our baby's heartbeat.  "One hundred seventy beats per minute. " they said, and then we didn't see anyone for almost two hours.  I wish I could say that hearing a heart beat was reassuring.  I did cry out loud and thank the Lord that there was still a live baby inside of me that moment, for the nurse and anyone else to hear, however that wasn't a promise or a reassurance to me at all.  We've seen a heartbeat before, and we've also seen a womb with a lifeless body inside.  I needed to know why there was so much blood. We sat in silence, and in prayer for what felt like an eternity.  In some ways I'm thankful for that time because had I not had so much quiet time, waiting, I wouldn't have poured my heart out to God. Two hours later a phlebotomist came and took some samples for labs and then a doctor came in not long after.  We hadn't had an ultrasound, no lab results, no physical exam, and he said "miscarriages happen all the time, they're very common." He said it just the same as someone would say "sometimes it snows in Alaska." (Yes sir, I am VERY aware of that.  If it wasn't a concern to me that I might be losing another baby, I wouldn't have come to the emergency room.) and moments later he was gone again.  Another hour wait to see an ultrasound technician who wasn't able to determine much, and then he too was gone.  In the end we had no answers.  We knew our baby was still alive at that point but the doctor kept reminding us that although our baby was currently alive, that didn't mean that the end wasn't on it's way, about 2:30am we were on our way home not knowing what to expect in the time to come. 

Thankfully the baby is fine for now.  I have a phenomenal doctor I'm seeing who got me in as soon as their office opened in the morning.  We were able to determine the source of the blood, and although I need to take it easy for a while (again) the cause doesn't seem to pose a threat to the baby.  PRAISE THE LORD FOR HIS MERCY! The whole reason I share that is this, I was reminded MANY times from last Wednesday to now, that THIS IS HIS BURDEN TO CARRY! It was so wrong of me to be upset for someone to pray God's will over this baby's life and mine.  That should have been my prayer as well, but I wasn't in the place that I could accept that maybe His will was different than my own. 

Why do I battle so often with trying to force my own way? He knows what my deepest desires of my heart are.  He knows what concerns me.  He knows what best for me.  He knows what breaks my heart.  He knows when I need encouragement.  He knows when I need rest.  He knows when I need to have my eyes lifted back up to Him.  He knows when I'm headed down the wrong path, HE KNOWS...yet somehow I easily forget that, and think it's me who knows best. 

17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you. 2 Chronicles 20:17
As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
Psalms 18:30


Tonight my husband and I were blessed with the opportunity to see a pre-screening for the upcoming movie War Room and one of the lines in the movie reminded me of the theme of this week.  One of the main characters said to someone she's mentoring through the movie "There's only room for one of you, on the throne of your heart.  Is it going to be you, or God?" It reminded me to get off the throne, there's only room for one of us.

In His Love,
Rosalynn

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

3 Types of Fasts & How To Choose


Over the past several weeks, we've studied what it means to fast. We took a look at why people fasted in the Bible, the benefits of fasting, and why it's still relevant for today.

So once we decide to fast, what are the options?

Before I delve into specifics, please note:
It's always best to consult a physician before abstaining from food. The ladies at ACWM and I are not health professionals and cannot give medical advice. Please be very careful when choosing to fast, especially if you have never fasted before.

Just as a reminder, fasting is meant to be a sacrifice. It's supposed to be hard. If you're not a breakfast person, God may not honor a fast where you to skip the first meal of the day. As you consider what you wish to abstain from, be sure to take your current lifestyle into account.


Types of Fasts:


1) Total Fast: No Food or Water
When faced with annihilation, Queen Esther and her people completely cut out food and water for 3 days. Because the human body can't go without water for more than 72 hours, this a more extreme, more desperate type of fast. Due to the physical severity, most current resources don't recommend this type of fast because our culture is much too fast-paced for this to be safe.



2) Liquid fast: No food, but juice, broth, and certain teas are consumed.
This appears to be the most common practice among Christians today because we can better maintain the strength we need for our day-to-day tasks. We can ingest just enough to sustain our busy lifestyle so we don't have to alter our schedules. Dr. Don Colbert recommends buying a juicer for fruits and vegetables.

3) Partial Fast: Cutting out a meal or a certain type of food
The preferred method for Daniel seemed to be eating only fruits and vegetables; he abstained from choice meats and sweets/pastries. This is another popular type of fasting among believers today. I've heard of doing a caffeine fast (no sodas or coffee), and I have personally done a sugar fast. Another option is to skip specific meals.

Some Christian teachers believe that giving up food is not the only way to fast. Abstaining from entertainment such as social medial or TV has been suggested as an option. I heard of one situation where a breastfeeding mother, who clearly could not give up food, felt led by God to give up her devotions and podcasts to only read the Bible. While I can see the value in this kind of sacrifice, my personal belief is that this is not a true fast. Nothing like this is mentioned in Scripture; fasting consisted of giving up food.  


What to choose:
In Bible times, when a fast was proclaimed, all the people did was seek the Lord; they didn't work or shop or run errands. In our society, taking 3 days (or up to 40 days) off to do nothing but commune with God is probably not possible. Most of us are paid by the hour and need to be at work to support our families. We have kids who need to be driven to activities, we have church meetings and service commitments, we have laundry and dishes and pets.
For physical safety, and to best keep up your strength so you can do normal mom/wife things, I recommend doing a liquid fast or a partial fast.
If you feel you can cut back on commitments and seriously slow down, a total fast may work for you.

God's idea vs. Our idea:
Some people believe that we should only fast when we feel the Holy Spirit tells us to. I disagree, because several Bible stories indicate that the person chose to fast - nothing is mentioned about God instructing them to fast. (See Jehosphat, Esther, Daniel.) While we can argue that they were probably prompted by the Spirit, we can't say for sure.
I believe God honors fasting whether it's our idea or His idea. Sometimes I am prompted to fast, but I have personally made the decision on my own, and God still honored my sacrifice. Also, once when I decided to fast, I felt God tell me 'no', for which I was grateful, because something stressful occurred that week and I would not have been able to handle the pressure if I'd had no food to give me energy.

Probable side-effects:
Your body will object to a change in your eating habits. You will get uncomfortable, saying no to things you've previously indulged in, things that have become common in your day-to-day life. Our bodies get used to doing things a certain way, and when we change our habits with food, we have physical reactions to this change.
When we eat less food, we tend have less energy, and depending on how little we eat, we may become very weak. If we abstain from caffeine or sugar, we can expect to have headaches and fogginess, especially for the first couple days. So be prepared for your body to rebel a little, no matter what type of fast you choose.
You can also expect the enemy to come against you, trying to tempt you and convince you to quit. He may use many tactics, such as complicated schedules, gifts from friends, pressure from family, etc. So we must be prepared to stand strong in moments of weakness. (This is one reason getting the support of friends and family is so important, but more on that later.)


I hope this helps you decide what will work best for you! If you're still not sure, just spend a few days talking with God and He'll point you in the right direction! Next week we'll discuss our purpose, motives and attitude. 

Let me know if you're going to join us January 10th-31st. Click here for more details on our 21-Day Group Fast!

And for more details on the subject of fasting, check out my list of resources.


Blessings, Jen



Monday, December 26, 2016

The Great Escape

It’s the day after Christmas.  Gifts have been given and presents have been opened. Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean the story of Jesus ends. Many of us have been following along the Advent series of The Christmas story.  Last week we discovered how King Herod was at work behind the scenes trying to stop God’s divine plan.  His plan was actually Satan's attempt to destroy Jesus.  This week we find out how God provided a way to escape the plans of the evil one.  

It all started with the Magi, the wisemen who were following a star that predicted the birth of Jesus, the king of the Jews.  Even though the Magi were Gentiles, they went to seek Him in Jerusalem the Jewish capital city so they could worship Him (Matthew 2:2).  But after meeting with the chief priests and teachers they discovered baby Jesus wasn’t in Jerusalem but born in Bethlehem.  

When King Herod heard of the news of a possible king being born, he was upset.  He called upon the Magi to tell them “Go and make a careful search for the child.  As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him” (Matthew 2:7).  What the Magi didn’t know was Herod was an evil man and never had any intentions to worship the new king. 

The Magi were overjoyed when they finally met baby Jesus and Mary.  They brought them gifts and bowed and worshipped Him (Matthew 2:10-11).  In their rejoicing, Satan was at work behind the scenes creating a plot to have baby Jesus killed.  

I love how God intervenes to protect His will and plan.  How did baby Jesus escape from the evil plan of the devil?

3 Ways God Intervened:
  1. God warned the Maggi about Herod’s evil plan.  The Magi decided not to return to Herod but back to their country by another route (Matthew 2:12).  Herod learned he had been outwitted by the Magi, that he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under (Matthew 2:16).  
  2. God sent an angel to appear to Joseph in a dream.  The angel said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt.  Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him” (Matthew 2:13).  So Joseph and Mary left with baby Jesus to Egypt until the death of Herod.  
  3. After Herod died God sent another angel in a dream to Joseph telling him it was safe to head back to Israel (Matthew 2:19).  

God knew Satan was using Herod to stop one of God’s greatest plans ever, but God is bigger. 

God provided a way to escape from the plans of the evil one.  His merciful hands had it under control the entire time.

Satan will always be at work trying to prevent God’s plans from happening.  Whatever your circumstances are please know, if God is able to provide Mary, Joseph and Jesus an escape from Satan’s evil plans then God is able to do the same for you.  God loves you.  

When we trust in God’s plans for us, He will always provide an escape for us protecting us from the plans of the evil one.  

“The only temptations that you have are the temptations that all people have. But you can trust God. He will not let you be tempted more than you can stand. But when you are tempted, God will also give you a way to escape that temptation. Then you will be able to stand it” (1 Corinthians 10:13 ICB).  

This concludes the Advent series.  Thank you for following along!  Join us next year as we have some exciting new posts that you will enjoy!  Enjoy your families and know you are loved!

In Him,

Heather

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a Merry Christmas from all of us at Alaska Christian Women's Ministry!