Posts by Amy Becker

Posts by Amy Becker

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We’re Half Way There!

And we’re living on the prayer that many of you would spend another $15 and buy a second case of peanut butter!  THANK YOU for your generosity so far to our Peanut Butter Drive for the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) food pantry network! We have sold 87 cases and need to sell 83 more in the next two weeks! If every family at Ashworth purchased 2 cases, we’d accomplish our goal! I love knowing that our church partners…
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Peanut Butter Drive

It’s become an annual tradition for all of us at Ashworth to collect peanut butter to stock the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) food pantry. Each year, we set lofty goals, you all generously step up, and we exceed expectations and bless lots of hungry folks in Des Moines by doing so. This years goal is even loftier… and smarter.

Mary Flynn: Faith and Grace Garden Volunteer of the Year

Mary Flynn, 84, volunteers in the Faith & Grace Garden on Wednesday evenings in July. She is part of group 6 – 10 from Ashworth Road Baptist Church who have been volunteering in the garden for the past five years. When Mary is not volunteering in the Faith & Grace Garden she is working in her own garden.. Mary has brought over one hundred pounds of vegetables from her home garden with her when she volunteers so we can transport…

EmotionFit

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Emotional Immaturity Emotional health is often the most neglected or under-valued kind of health. We put physical health on a pedestal because we’ll die without it; however, we die internally without emotional health. We can’t have healthy relationships and we can’t have healthy spirituality without it.  It’s impossible to be relationally and spiritually mature without emotional maturity. So in what ways do we neglect our emotional health? Emotional UNHEALTH, in it’s extremes,…

The Big Story of God: New Creation

Sermon Podcast Audio  Your browser does not support the audio element. Intro I love a good ending! In fact, I’ve been known to be so impatient, I skip way ahead and read the last few pages long before I am done with the book! Matthew discovered this on our honeymoon while I was reading “The Hunger Games.”  I want to know the ending is good before I really get invested in the story! The good news about this Big Story of…

Day 10: No Pain, No Gain

James 1:2-4 We all avoid painful situations. Things that hurt, that make us uncomfortable, that cause us to struggle. We when see a potentially trying situation coming at us, we run, avoid, and do just about anything we can to protect ourselves.  It’s human nature, really.  But what if there’s something significant in those painful situations we avoid and dread? James seems to think so. He tells us in this passage not only to not avoid or protect ourselves from…

Staying Thankful During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has become anything but thankful. It’s the holiday about food and not fighting with family and watching football and then shopping, shopping, shopping….getting ready for the bigger holiday where we eat more, attempt to keep the peace in our families for yet another holiday, and open the gifts that we’ve spent hours stressfully shopping for. Don’t let that be your Thanksgiving this year. I’m attempting a few small changes in my daily routine this November to keep gratitude and…

Let’s Serve Des Moines

As we enjoy fall and fear the dreaded season ahead, it may be hard to think back to summer nights, but go with me. Have you enjoyed Summer of Love and serving our city on Wednesday nights in the summer? The answer has been a resounding yes from so many at Ashworth Road—enough that we want to offer more opportunities to serve year-round! It’s time to take our Summer of Love program to the next level. And so I’d like…

Reflections on Summer of Love 2014

As the summer comes to a close, kids head back to school, and we begin a new season, I find myself incredibly thankful for this summer with Ashworth Road Baptist Church! You all blew me away as I filled big shoes and planned Summer of Love with the ARBC Missions Team. More than 70 of you showed up week after week in July to paint, pull weeds, lay carpeting, and most importantly to love and bless so many people in…

Are you an Encourager? Find out!

Hope you’ve been thinking about the importance of encouragement and affirmation in your families this week. You all have been an incredible encouragement to Matthew and I as we’ve joined the Ashworth Road family! Thank you!  Here’s the website for the 5 Love Languages Test I mentioned in yesterday’s message. Grab the others in your family and take a few minutes to learn how you all feel most encouraged, affirmed, and loved! If you missed this message, you can find…