For many Christians working in the "secular" marketplace, the grass looks a lot greener on the other side of the fence in the world of "full-time ministry." At our April Java JOY, JOY blogger and local AVON lady Kristy Rose will talk about how every flower in God's garden has a purpose and a ministry, regardless of one's occupation. We'll take a look at what the Bible says about work -- after all, Jesus was a carpenter -- and hear some heartwarming tales from the land of lipstick.
And, in light of it also being Maundy Thursday, we will reflect on the commands Jesus gave to His disciples at the Last Supper: to love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice.
Kristy Rose is a Gen X homeschooling mom who sells Avon to support her writing habit. She grew up in a Christian home in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 2006, God transplanted her to North Dakota, where she lives with her husband, son, daughter and 3-pound poodle. Moving to the state her great-grandparents homesteaded in 1903, and the ensuing adventures on the prairie, have deepened her faith and given her a heart-felt understanding of God's amazing mercy and grace.
Kristy is fulfilling a childhood dream of being a writer and a speaker and hopes her words encourage, edify and inspire you. You can get her take on pretty much everything throughrosecoloredglasses.weebly.com
Java JOY is one of JOY International's small group events for women. We meet the first Thursday of every month at a local coffee house to discuss topics relevant and interesting to women and the issues we face.