"Weekly Chatter with CWOW" - From the leaders
Nothing to report this week. Sorry the newsletter is
late but Nancze has been sick and I've been busy since she got
it to me yesterday. I also want to mention that I had a
CWOW member ask me to make the newsletter a separate egroup
list. I have declined this request and would ask that
any of you who do not wish to receive it, just simply hit
delete *S* Please at least read this section though
because I'm using it for administrative purposes. :o)
I'm not going to go through the newsletter and edit for blank
lines, etc. so please just ignore any formatting problems LOL
"UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL"
CWOW Leader, Glennette
Glennette is a Southern Baptist and lives in Southwest
Georgia. She is married and has one daughter.
Glennette prides herself on her ability to work well with
others, her willingness and desire to help fellow Christian
sisters when they are going through hard times, and her love
of ALL people, Christian and non-Christians alike!
She's so busy that her personal site hasn't been updated in
months but you can visit her business at http://www.premiumwebdesign.com
and her latest project at http://www.commonconnections.com.
Glennette partnered with a friend a while back and recently
went live with this site for women from all walks in life
called Common Connections. There is also an online mall
Were you to visit Glennette's church, you would find that she
is a very active member. She is in the church choir,
attends Women on Mission meetings, serves as a TeamKid teacher
and is the Outreach leader for her Sunday School Department.
She will be directing a Backyard Bible club the week of July
Here is my interview with Glennette!!!
S = Shenna, G = Glennette
S: How did you become interested in the www?
G: I used to get on the internet about once a month but
then a friend of mine introduced me to a few of the personal
homepages on the net and I fell in love with building web
S: In becoming fluent with the internet, why did webrings
G: At first, it was just to get traffic to my personal
site. I'm glad that CWOW is much more than a webring!!!
S: What drew you here to CWOW? When was that?
G: God drew me here to CWOW and I firmly believe he knew
that I needed CWOW as much as it needed me. I joined in
February 1999 and within a few weeks was asked by Cindie to be
S: In the beginning were you active ? What was
your first job with CWOW ?
G: Well, like I said in the previous question, Cindie
didn't wait long to put me to work and my first job was as
S: Has CWOW grown as much as you expected?
G: No it hasn't but CWOW is growing at the pace God
wants it to so I'm happy with that. Besides, I can
barely handle it as it is LOL
S: Would you like to see CWOW have a "specific and
direct cause" in the future?
G: To be honest, I've not really given this a lot of
thought. I would like to see the causes committee be
more involved with different causes, especially the cause of
S: There are websites here on the web that fully support
causes .... even if it is stay at home.... what is your
perspective thoughts toward growing in this direction?
G: I am open to as much as the members are willing to
participate in. As it is, we have a lot of members who
enjoy being a member, reading the newsletter, etc. but have no
desire to participate on a higher level. That's fine if
that's what they want but I have found that we only have a
handful of members with the time and desire necessary to pull
off anything more than what CWOW is already doing.
S: Since you have become Webmaster of CWOW.... what
changes are we looking at in the near future?
G: I've been a webmaster for CWOW for about 1 1/2 years
now so I don't really have any major changes planned.
S: Your ambitions are for CWOW to minister to the women
of the web; so that anyone who needs a touch from God ... can
get it right here ...... inclusively; what are new ways in
which our members can do that?
G: I would say the best way for members of CWOW to
minister to this lost and dying world is to surf sites and
sign guestbooks! It's simple and can be done a few
minutes each day, an hour a week, or whatever is convenient
for a member to do, if that is their desire. CWOW is
ready and willing to assist the members in whatever way we can
but we do have limitations. Many of our members do not
believe in "socializing" with non-Christians.
My belief is different so that is one reason I'm involved with
Common Connections. I love all women, not just Christian
women, so I want to set an example and be a friend to them.
S: Where would you like CWOW to be in another year from
today... "in the news" ? Statistically?
G: I honestly have to say that my only plans for CWOW's
future is to be as available as I can and follow God's lead as
to where CWOW goes. I also do not know that I'll be able
to continue as leader because I am so busy that I'm not doing
the job justice. I'll continue as long as I can and I
will continue to follow God's lead as to where CWOW is going.
We've had offers from other groups to merge but that just
doesn't seem to be what God wants.
S: Nette.... Please leave us with a few "pearls of
G: Pearls of wisdom .... yikes! Well, I
guess the best pearl of wisdom is the Golden Rule, Do unto
others as you would have them do unto you. If the entire
world followed this one rule, the world would be a much better
place to live in!!!
FROM THE EDITORS DESK
Hello Dear Sisters in Christ. Gosh
it's been a hot week here in
Oklahoma!! We're making it into the 3 digits all this
week-end and next
week.. I hope it is cooler where you are. *S* It's
also been a quiet
week too among the CWOW members. Not many sent in for
If you feel shy or not comfortable with it that is ok.
this in God's eyes we all have a great Value to him and what
we have to
share may just be what someone else is needing.
I was reading a story the other night, well
it was actually a play
entitled "The Admirable Chricton" It was a
story of the Earl of Loam,
his family and several friend who were shipwrecked on a desert
Being of noble decent they were quite adept as chattering
playing bridge, and scorning poorer people. However,
they could not
build an outdoor fire, clean fish, or cook food. The
very skills that
they needed to survive!!
Being stranded on that desert island what
the Earl's family and
friends did know was entirely usless to them. But
Crichton was the key to their not starving to death. He
alone was the
only one who possessed the basic skills to sustain life.
So it was a real turnabout, the butler
Crichton becomes the groups
more or less the chief executive officer. He taught the
Earl and his
family and friends the skills they needed and got them
their efforts to ensure their survival until they were
So you can see it is always good to remind
ourselves of our so
called "relative" place in society. If we are
on top, we need to
remember we can soon be at the bottom. If we percieve
ourselves to be
at the bottom, we need to know that in God's order we are
Think on these things: Who was it
that taught Martin Luther his
theology and inspired his translation of the New Testament?
that person who spoke to the great preacher Dwight L. Moody at
store and spoke to him about Christ? Who was it that
found the Dead Sea
Scrolls? Or the elderly woman who prayed faithfully for Billy
over twenty years?
We may not achieve alot of fame and
recognition from people as we'd
like to in this life time, but God doesn't call usto be
admired. He calls us to be faithful to Him in whatever
find ourselves. When we are, we can see more clearly
when he promotes
us, gives us favor with others and who knows what influence
have on someone else in helping them with their walk with
Have a blessed week!!!
Apple of Gold (Great Christian
From Joanie: http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/backs/poem.html
From Patricia: http://www.geocities.com/patlawrence2000/tommy.html
From Glennette: http://www.gospelcom.net/
A TOUCH OF HEART - From Your
Sisters in Christ
Please pray for me. Desperate situation! Thanks Sharon
I would like to let all of my sisters in C.W.O.W. know that
I've started a support group for Christian women who are
living with chronic pain. All Christian women with
arthritis, or other chronic pain are welcome to come here and
share both your pain and your victories, for the purpose of
giving support to one another.
For information please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or check out the site at:
Your Sister in Christ,
It was one of the hottest days of the dry season. We had not
seen rain in almost a month. The crops were dying. Cows had
stopped giving milk. The creeks and streams were long gone
back into the earth. It was a dry season that would bankrupt
several farmers before it was through.
Every day, my husband and his brothers would go about the
arduous process of trying to get water to the fields. Lately
this process had involved taking a truck to the local water
rendering plant and filling it up with water. But severe
rationing had cut everyone off. If we didn't see some rain
soon...we would lose everything.
It was on this day that I learned the true lesson of sharing
and witnessed the only miracle I have seen with my own eyes. I
was in the kitchen making lunch for my husband and his
brothers when I saw my six-year old son, Billy, walking toward
the woods. He wasn't walking with the usual carefree abandon
of a youth but with a serious purpose. I could only see
his back. He
was obviously walking with a great effort...trying to be as
still as possible. Minutes after he disappeared into the
woods, he came running out again, toward the house. I went
back to making sandwiches; thinking that whatever task he had
been doing was completed. Moments later, however, he was once
again walking in that slow purposeful stride toward the woods.
activity went on for an hour: walk carefully to the woods, run
back to the house.
Finally I couldn't take it any longer and I crept out of the
house and followed him on his journey (being very careful not
to be seen ... as he was obviously doing important work and
didn't need his Mommy checking up on him).
He was cupping both hands in front of him as he walked; being
very careful not to spill the water he held in them...maybe
two or three tablespoons were held in his tiny hands. I
sneaked close as he went into the woods. Branches and thorns
slapped his little face but he did not try to avoid them. He
had a much higher purpose. As I leaned in to spy on him, I saw
the most amazing sight.
Several large deer loomed in front of him. Billy walked right
up to them. I almost screamed for him to get away. A huge buck
with elaborate antlers was dangerously close. But the buck did
not threaten him...he didn't even move as Billy knelt down.
And I saw a tiny fawn laying on the ground, obviously
suffering from dehydration and heat exhaustion, lift its head
with great effort to lap up the water cupped in my beautiful
boy's hand. When the water was gone, Billy jumped
up to run back to the house and I hid behind a tree. I
followed him back to the house; to a spigot that we had shut
off the water to. Billy opened it all the way up and a small
trickle began to creep out. He knelt there, letting the drip
slowly fill up his makeshift "cup," as the sun beat
down on his little back. And it came clear to me. The trouble
he had gotten into for playing with the hose the week before.
The lecture he had received about the importance of not
wasting water. The reason he didn't ask me to help him.
It took almost twenty minutes for the drops to fill his hands.
When he stood up and began the trek back, I was there in front
of him. His little eyes just filled with tears. "I'm not
wasting," was all he said. As he began his walk, I joined
him...with a small pot of water from the kitchen. I let him
tend to the fawn. I stayed away. It was his job.
I stood on the edge of the woods watching the most beautiful
heart I have ever known working so hard to save another life.
As the tears that rolled down my face began to hit the ground,
they were suddenly joined by other drops...and more
drops...and more. I looked up at the sky. It was as if
God, himself, was weeping with pride.
Some will probably say that this was all just a huge
coincidence. That miracles don't really exist. That it was
bound to rain sometime. And I can't argue with that...I'm not
going to try. All I can say is that the rain that came that
day saved our farm...just like that actions of one little boy
saved another life.
This is not one of those crazy chain letters...if you don't
forward it to anyone, nothing bad will happen to you. If you
choose to forward it, you won't receive any riches in the
mail. I don't know if anyone will read this...but I had to
send it out. To honor the memory of my beautiful
Billy, who was taken from me much too soon.... But not before
showing me the true face of God, in a little sunburned body.
Hi, I would like the ladies to know that I have started an
e-groups support group for military wives or ex military
wives, even retired military wives. If any of the ladies were
previously a military wife or are now ... they can subscribe
Love in Christ,
ALICIA ---- JULY 18TH Email:email@example.com
Hey Dear Sisters.. Let's let Alica know we remember her on her
Well Ladies, That's it for this week. Hope it's a
great one for you.. I will keep CWOW in my prayers always that
we may grown in his loving GRACE!!
Please send text only submissions, the stationery is beautiful
but we can't print it here *S* Also, when possible,
upload long poems to a web site and send in the URL.
If we missed any submissions, please let us know and we'll get
them in the next edition!!
God Bless You ALL!!!!!!!!!
Love and HUGS,
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