Volume 17

March 2018

Issue 1 Page 2

Table of Contents:

About this Ministry
   o Planning Team
   o Past Newsletters
   o Dorcas House on
   o Our Church's Web


Page 1:
My name is
         Gina Newton
              cont. p2

Page 3:
  o Dorcas House News

Page 4:
  o Welcome to my
      Kitchen -
        Cathy Sifuentez
    o Chicken Thies
    o One Pan Roasted
          Pork Supper

Page 5:
   o Chocolate -

Page 6:
  o Upcoming Series
      Women in Ministry

    It has taken me a lot of years,
a great deal of effort,
and no small amount of prayer
to begin to give myself a break.
But now and again......
But God is an infinitely patient and gentle mentor!
And as we struggle to get it right,
we learn more about being a believer, a follower,more about our Father
About a year ago,
I undertook a project.
Something I expected I would love!
But I can't seem to get it right!
For nearly a year,
I have tried and failed.Over, and over, and over again.
   , Saviour, and Comforter,
and more about ourselves.

My project will never be perfect.
But it will get better and better each time. And we will never reach Christian perfection this side of
It leaves me feeling incompetent.
But I am determined not to quit
out of fear of not ever getting it right!!!
It -
and I -
have potential!!!
And I'm getting closer to getting it right
with every single attempt!
I'm learning much about the project,
my mentor in the project,
and myself! 
Quitting is not an option!!!

I have realized that following Christ
is very similar!
We want to do it right.
And when we fail -
and we will fail -
we are tempted to give up, quit.
Heaven. But we will grow and thrive,
and become closer and closer to our Creator, Saviour, Friend. 

I read something recently.
“If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”

Tonight, I am resting from my project.
And when my soul becomes weary of 
the struggle for Christian perfection,
I rest in my Comforter.
I do not quit!

Are you weary of the struggle to get it right?

Reprinted with permission from
“Musings of a Middle-Aged Woman”
© 2017 Gina Newton