When I was a child we lived in a clapboard house on a tree-lined street in upstate New York. On Christmas morning, my five siblings and I were made to walk in an orderly fashion down the wooden staircase leading from our upstairs bedrooms, before we were able to view the Christmas tree and the presents underneath. If we ran down the stairs (which often was the case, and could be quite the raucous event), we were told to return to the top and try again. We had one thing on our minds and that was to get to the unwrapping of the presents, and the discipline it took to contain our excitement was hard. It was an “every man for himself” mentality, and if a sister got knocked down in the process, well that was unfortunate!
It is with great excitement I get to introduce to you and “unwrap,” in a sense, this blog site for the women of WPC. I think those of us involved in finally getting to see our vision come together would have to say it took much discipline not to just jump right in and hope for the best. We have waited and prayed for God’s perfect timing. The contributors to this ministry will share, through the medium of their choice, how God is working through them. We hope to include profiles of different women of our church giving you a glimpse of their walk with God. There will also be links to other blogs we like, one of them being the blog of our own Amy as she starts her mission work in Africa. We are all at different stages in our lives (lines on our faces being few or many), but our goal is to bridge those differences by coming together as one body of Christian women to learn from each other and connect with each other through a common interest—our love for Jesus Christ.
Your input and comments are always welcome here. If you would like to be a contributing member, we would love to hear from you. There are many treasures waiting to be unwrapped in this community of women at WPC. God is calling on us to come together, share with one another, and, most importantly, love each other. We don’t want this be a place where “orderly fashion” is called for. We want to inspire you to run down those old wooden steps whooping and hollering about this gift of Jesus Christ our Savior! My prayer is that you will want to come here often, to rejoice with each other, support one another, and find a present—a hidden treasure—you can unwrap and hold from one sister to another.