BRIGHAM CITY -- Women of all faiths are invited to join in a Christian Bind Us Together Dessert Fellowship at Main Street Church, 48 N. Main St., in Brigham City, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23.
Bind Us Together is a group of women from nine churches in Northern Utah who have been meeting for many years for
Speaking at their event will be Baptist pastor's wife and former Brigham City resident, Georgia Herod, who will focus on Jesus and His desire for fellowship.
The theme of her talk will be "Come to ME. ... Refresh Your Soul."
"I can't refresh my own soul," Herod said. "I think those are God's favorite words, 'Come to me.'"
Herod, who now lives in Liberty, Mo., is a Bible teacher, conference speaker, editor and freelance writer, as well as an avid reader and a "wannabe" quilter.
A former English instructor at Weber State University, Herod said she has a passion for God's Word and its power to transform lives.
Her deepest desire is for women to have as their ambition to know God and to please Him.
She quotes 2 Corinthians 5:9 in explaining her desire.
"Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him," reads the Bible Gateway version of that Scripture.
Herod will speak of challenges she has overcome through study of God's Word.
Among those challenges: Herod is a 21-year survivor of breast cancer and has survived a lightning strike.
"I will share what has happened in my life," Herod said. "I will encourage women to be strong when life is tough, because life is tough and it's probably going to get tougher."
She said she will discuss preparing by spending time in HIs Word and sitting in His presence.
The speaker said she believes the meaning of Psalm 46 is letting go of one's grip. She said gripping onto something implies being in control oneself.
"I'm in control of very little yet He says let go and be still, and then we recognize that He is a sovereign God," she said.
"I can expect Him to do what he says He can do. I can let go of what I want to get my hands on, and then I can trust Him."
Herod said since she has come to this realization, she has recognized that others have, too.
"I've realized again and again that I was not the only one thinking these things. Every time I would hear a talk, every time I would open up a book, someone would say there is more."
Herod travels as a popular conference speaker and, before coming to Utah, she will hold a retreat in Wellington, Colo.
She said relationships woven together by the truths of God's Word are a precious treasure to her.
She spoke about acknowledging to one another the need to find a deeper relationship with Christ.
Herod spent 24 years in ministry in Utah. She was a pastor's wife for eight years in Logan, eight years in Brigham City and eight years in Hyrum.
After a total of 34 years of full-time pastoral ministry in Utah and Vermont, she and her husband, Jim, are now providing intentional interim pastoral leadership at area Missouri churches.
In November 2010, they moved to Liberty, Mo., where their two children and four grandchildren reside.
In addition to speaking Oct. 23, Herod will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 310 N. 800 East in Hyrum.
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