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Sunday, May 27 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | 3rd Floor - 3001A The Chapel
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There is only one Kingdom to which we are ultimately called, and sharing Christ's invitation to become a citizen there is one of the noblest duties we can perform.

Join Mary Banks and the GIFT Class to learn more!

Better Together!

Laughing, Loving, Learning

Join us every Wednesday night before the main service for coffee, conversation, connection and more. See you there!


Growing in Faith Together

Calling all of God's beautiful daughters! Join us in the GIFT class where you will meet new friends, have fun and Grow in Faith Together.

The League

Building Women in Business and the Workplace

The League will provide networking opportunities that allow you to glean from seasoned businesswomen, be inspired, challenged and help you achieve your potential.


Wisdom Through Every Season

Join our new moms group every Sunday at 10:15am in room 3001A next to the chapel. From diapers to diplomas, being a mom is an emotional, physical, and spiritual commitment. What you are doing is important, rewarding, and yes, challenging. Truth is - moms need other moms and we ALL need wisdom! Let's come together and gain wisdom and strength that comes from God and His Word. Together we'll reap a harvest of joy! Galatians 6:9

Let Go of the Past

| by Victoria Osteen

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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I've heard that many years ago hunters would trap monkeys by filling a big barrel with bananas and then cutting a small hole in the side of it, just big enough for the monkey to get its hand and arm through. The monkey would stick his hand in the barrel and grab a fistful of bananas. As long as he was holding on to those bananas, he couldn't get his hand out of the barrel. He could have just let the bananas go, taken his hand out of the barrel, and gone on his way. But because he was holding on to the bananas, he was trapped and couldn't escape.

Too often we let the past trap us in a similar way. Unfair things happen. People hurt us, and we become offended. We experience loss. We make mistakes. We have a season of disappointment. The Bible says that trouble will come to us. But we can't allow those negative things to define our life. We can't hang on to them and let them become a trap we can't get out of. We have to put our foot down and say, "No more. I'm letting go and moving forward with my life."

The Scripture says God wants to give you beauty for ashes (Isaiah 61:3), but you can't receive the beauty if you don't give God your ashes. Give God your hurts and pains, and then open up wide so that you can receive the beauty He has in store for you. Give Him your past. Let it go. It's better in the hands of God. Don't worry and fret. Don't let a negative season of your life define your life. God doesn't allow it to define you, and neither should you. He's not thinking that way, and neither should you. He's not saying, "Well, you messed up, so you're never going to get the good things that I want you to have."

God has great things in store for you. The apostle Paul says to think on "whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report" (Philippians 4:8). When you're getting stressed out and discouraged, take inventory of what you're thinking about. Are you thinking about good things? Pure things? Things that are praiseworthy? Can you think of the good things that God has done in your life and what He's done in your family? This is how you're going to invest in the great things God has in your future. Remember that where you've been is not as important as where you're going. God has a bright future in store for you.

About the Women's Ministry

The Women's Ministry is a place to connect and share, to be rejuvenated, inspired and equipped to manage the many hats we wear as women. No matter what age or state of life you're in, we have a place for you!


Better Together - Laughing, Loving, Learning
Wed, 6:30 pm in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

The GIFT - Growing in Faith Together
Sun, 10:15am in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

The League - Building Women in Business and the Workplace
1st Thursday of every month, 7pm in The Chapel (3rd Floor)

MomWise - Wisdom Through Every Season
Sun, 10:15am in Room 3001A next to the Chapel (3rd Floor) 


Phone 713-491-1286
Email [email protected]