Today’s Christian Girl (TCG)

3423 N. Loop 1604 East San Antonio, TX 78247


Today’s Christian Girls are age 9-11 and meet twice monthly on Saturday evenings.They enjoy a fun devotion, share ideas about growing up, make crafts and enjoy snacks.




Bradyn Wesie

Today’s Christian Girl Leader


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29
August 2020
TCG Class Meeting

Join us for a fun time as we have a devotion, snack, and fellowship with each other!

6:30pm Calvary Church 

29
August 2020
TCG Class Meeting

Join us for a fun time as we have a devotion, snack, and fellowship with each other!

6:30pm Calvary Church 

29
August 2020
TCG Class Meeting

Join us for a fun time as we have a devotion, snack, and fellowship with each other!

6:30pm Calvary Church 

 

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July 21st- Dealing with Disappointment

Disappointment: sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectation.

Have you ever felt disappointed? Maybe you were about to get the results of a test that you spent a lot of time studying for, only to find out that you didn’t do as well as you hoped. Maybe your family had planned a fun day at an amuzement park, only to find out that when the day came the rain clouds also came and you had to put your day on hold. Whatever the situation, there has been a moment where we’ve all faced disappointment. And even though disappointment is not something we want to experience, we always end up facing it at some point in our life. So, how can we deal with a feeling of disappointment?

Usually when we feel disappointed, it’s because we had expectations about a situation that weren’t met. Think back to that test you studied for. You were expecting to get a good grade because of all the time you spent studying. Your expectation for a good grade wasn’t met when you saw your actual grade. Our expectations are a good thing, but sometimes (when they are too high), lead us right into disappointment. I always end up feeling disappointed when my plans fall through. I put all this time and thought into how I want my plans to go and when they don’t work out, I get SO disappointed. As it turns out, my expectations for the plans were SO HIGH that when my plans were cancelled, I deflated like a balloon running out of air. Managing disappointment is easier when we manage our expectations.

Although we feel disappointed when things don’t go how we expected them to, we have something that will never change! This thing is always true and never disappointing. The bible gives us hope about Jesus who will never disappoint us. Whenever you feel disappointed, go to the person who can give you strenght and reassurance. Read and pray these sciptures whenever you are feeling disappointed:

Psalm 34:18 – “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

Psalm 30:5 – “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning.”

Romans 8:28 – “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

Psalms 55:22 – “Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.”

These scriptures are talking about YOU! The Lord is near YOU when you’re brokenhearted. God causes everything to work for YOUR good. Give YOUR burdens to the Lord and he will take care of YOU.

Take it to the next step and listen to songs that can lift your spirits up! Add these songs to your favorites list:

“Graves into Gardens” by Elevation Worship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YihKbG8-X3U

“Good, Good Father” by Chris Tomlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqybaIesbuA

“Red Sea Road” by Ellie Holcomb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YYsmU8Oo_U

“Goodness of God” by Jenn Johnson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvSuGyJQ6oM

“Good and Loved” by Travis Greene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DefL-oJpjo8

“Nothing Else” by Cody Carnes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLBvCTV23qw

July 14th- Oh, Be Careful Little Eyes What You See

As Christians, one of our responsibilities is to keep our focus on God at all times. We always look to Him and his word from help and guidance. However, the world constantly tries to take our focus off of God and put our eyes on things that we probably shouldn’t look at. There’s a song that I used to sing in Sunday School growing up that went, “Oh be careful little eyes what you see, for the Father up above has poured out his love”. This song was giving us warning to be careful about what we watch with our eyes. But why should we stay alert about the things we put in front of our eyes? Can what we watch actually have an affect on us? Well, imagine yourself seeing your favorite food product being advertised all over your TV, computer, or phone screen. Each time you see the ad, the desire for that food product grows more and more until you can no longer resist the urge to eat it! Come to find out, our desires are fueled by what we watch. So yes, it is important to protect our little eyes! This is exactly what Jesus was trying to warn us about in Matthew 6:22-23. 

Matthew 6:22-23 (ESV) – “The eye is the lamp to the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” 

Every bad thing our eyes are watching is being dumped directly into our mind. The verse explains clearly that if we look at the light (Jesus and His word) that our mind will be filled with His light, but if we look to the darkness (ungodly things) then our mind will be filled with darkness. So how should we respond to this scripture? We are the ones who are  responsible for  filtering out the bad things. If you know a movie/ show may have scenes in it that aren’t pleasing to God, take the necessary steps to not watch the show. Turn it off, flip to another channel, or turn the screen off completely! Focus on things that God finds pleasing. Philippians 4:8 explains that we should think of things that are noble, right, pure, and lovely. But don’t just THINK of these things, we should take it to the next step and WATCH for these things. Make it a priority this week to put a filter in front of your eyes to only let in things that are pleasing to God.

July 7th- Bible Journaling 101

Over the past 2 years, I have taken a serious interset in learning how to Bible Journal in my devotion time. The idea came to me because I felt like I wasn’t fully reading, understanding, and growing in my personal Bible reading time. I watched Youtube videos and looked on Pinterest for all the go-tos on how to Bible Journal, and I made an outstanding discovery. It’s the secret on how to be the best at Bible Journaling. The secret is… there is no ONE WAY to Bible Journal. Crazy, right?! Bible Journaling is a PERSONALIZED way for you to understand what the Word of God is saying. However you want to write, color, and create in your Bible is up to you and your creativity! But, I will still give you a few ideas for you to kick-off your Journaling Journey:

  1. Look for Key-Words: Key-Words are words that stand out to you while you are reading. Words that always stand out to me are words that are used to describe Jesus such as “Wonderful”, “Glorious”, and “Mighty”. I like to write the definition of the key-words somewhere in the margins of my Bible just to fully understand how Jesus is being described.
  2. Summarize the Chapter: It’s so much easier to remember what happens in a story when you know the big picture. Instead of trying to remember every specific detail in a chapter of the Bible, write a small summary next to the chapter to highlight only the key events. I like to include what happened, where it took place, and who was there. Basically a “Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How” description!
  3. Mark down any Cross-References: A cross-reference in the Bible means that what is being talked about has been talked about before! An example of this can be found in Acts 2:16-21. These scriptures can also be found in Joel 2:28. Looking for cross-references helps you understand really important portions of text in the Bible! If it needs to be repeated twice, it’s probably really important.

Bible Journaling can also come from your heart:

  1. Write your prayers: In the margins of your Bible, you can write out your prayers for the week. This is great because you can come back later and see all the prayers that Jesus has answered for you!
  2. Write Church Notes: One of the ways I used my Bible is to take notes during church. My Bible is filled up with sermons and devotions from so many different people. And, if they say something that I just absoluely love, I will write down their quote. I have made a special place in my Bible that is specifically for quotes. One of my favorites is, “Whatever you put in God’s hands will never be lost” by Pastor Caruthers.
  3. Song Lyrics: If I am reading a verse that makes me think of a specific song, I will usually write the song lyric next to that verse. Music is a great tool to help you memorize scripture!

The possibilities for Bible Journaling are truly endless. Make the decision today to try it out for yourself!

Below are a few things that I used in my daily Bible Journaling.

 

July 2nd – The Start of Something New!

It’s always a great day to try something new. Whether that be practicing a new hobby, testing a new recipe, or making a new friend. For us, it’s going to be this blog! A new way for us to connect and learn about what the Bible has to say. If you have a question or an idea for a topic that you would like to be covered, please feel free to contact Bradyn Wesie! Let’s go on this new journey together!

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