"And this is the real and eternal life: that they may know you, the one and only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent." (John 17:3, The Message)
God has many names in the Bible, and each name tells us something about His character-who God is and what He does. We learn to know God and His character through experiencing Him in our daily lives.
This year at Java JOY we are going to take a look at what that means exactly. Each month a local woman will share her personal and inspiring story of how she has experienced God and how He has impacted and changed her. We hope their stories and these coffee-house gathering will help you see God more clearly, love Him more deeply, and trust Him more completely.
At our April Java JOY:
Penny Kaldor will speak on "Experiencing God as Jehovah Jireh, the God Who Provides." Penny will help us take a look into the life of Abraham and the events leading up to God being exalted as Provider, or Jehovah Jireh. We'll also consider what God's provision means to us today, and how we can do our part in bringing God's provision to fruition in our lives -- and into the lives of others.
About our speaker:
Penny Kaldor was raised in Western Iowa. She grew up in a Christian family with her father serving as Minister of Youth and Education within their church. Her faith, however, didn't truly become her own until many years after leaving home.
She "married into" the North Dakota family, as her husband Matt is a North Dakota native. She loves the people here, but -- in her words -- "the extreme cold, not so much. " Matt and Penny have four children and have lived in Bismarck for nearly 13 years. Having four children leaves little time for personal hobbies, but she does love watching Green Bay Packers football, having "Girl Time" with friends, and pursuing her passion for writing. She also loves growing in her faith walk through Bible Studies and other faith-building opportunities, especially those that involve connecting with other women of God.
Thursday, April 7
Penny Kaldor on "Experiencing God as Jehovah Jireh, the God Who Provides"
6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Boneshaker Coffee Company, 1501 Mapleton Ave., Bismarck
No cost to attend - Freewill offering taken
Java JOY is one of JOY International's small group events for women. We meet the first Thursday of every month to discuss topics relevant and interesting to women and the issues we face.