June 2022

by Margo Bodishbaugh

How would you like to give someone a gift they will treasure for years to come? I have proclaimed myself a terrible gift-giver, so to get someone a gift they will treasure is gold to me.

This year for Christmas my daughter Alex gave me the gift of storytelling. She found a company that emails me a question once a week and I can answer that question with as short or long a response as I like. At the end of the year, the company will print and bind as many copies of my yearlong storytelling as I pay for, so they can be given to other interested family members.

When I first started, it was super easy and fun to tell childhood stories. Then, as time went on, a question would appear, and my first remembrance was negative. I didn’t want to go back down that road of hurt, sadness, or heartbreak. But, as I let some of the less attractive questions sift within my mind, I was able to see God’s hand even in the challenging times. I could see how He protected me, and how some of my major disappointments were moving me in a direction to lean into Him and His Word. I could see some of the hardest times in my life have since been used to further His Kingdom. Each step on the road has led me to where I am today.

This may seem elementary, but we need to remember the times God has guided us, protected us, healed us, and so much more. We need to retell His goodness. We want to remind each other of the times when He shielded us from disasters we didn’t see. And we rejoice in our dependence on Him and His provision in our darkest moments.

Deuteronomy follows the Israelites as they wandered the desert for 40 years. In Deuteronomy 8:2 Moses encourages a new generation of Israelites to remember God’s goodness:

“Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.”

God guided them, fed them, and kept them clothed for 40 years before they entered the Promised Land. Moses is telling them to remember.

I want to remember the times God has been so good to me.  I want to be aware of His goodness each day in the little things. As I think back through a lifetime of stories, I want to see God in each one. 


Reflect & Remember

  • Do you remember a time when God showed up in your life?

  • Who needs to hear that story?

  • Take a moment to thank our Father for His Goodness in your life.

  • Send a text to whomever the Holy Spirit lays on your heart.

Meet this month's contributor: Margo Bodishbaugh
Margo is the Women's Shepherding Leader at Fellowship Fayetteville. She is happily married to Matt and has three grown daughters and a son-in-law. One of her greatest joys is to meet with women, hear their stories, and help them find a place to use their God-given gifts. She enjoys gardening, has an acting background, and loves to use the creative arts to encourage women in their faith. If you’d like to meet for coffee, please reach out to her at She would love to spend time getting to know you!

Women's Summer Study

Remember Your Joy
by Courtney Doctor and Melissa Kruger
Facilitator: Heather Walker
When: Tuesdays: June 7 - July 26
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: FayetteKids Elementary
Registration ends June 7th!
This seven-week study traces the promised seed of the woman from Genesis 3:15 through seven Old Testament stories. Each chapter gives a glimpse, a foreshadowing, of the greater salvation Jesus wins. Each story will be accompanied by a symbol that represents an aspect of our salvation, intended to be visual reminders of spiritual truths. We will be called to remember the joy of our salvation! Some purchasing options are The Gospel Coalition Bookstore and Amazon.
Childcare is available with an adult registration.

Worship One, Serve One

Every Sunday, incredible leaders in our Early Childhood ministry sing, teach, and explore God’s story with children from birth through Pre-K, and get to see first-hand how God is working in the lives of the youngest members of our family of faith. We encourage you to join us in the joy of seeing the next generation learn to love Jesus by serving with us during one service on Sunday mornings and worshiping during one service.
Fill out our Serve Form to get involved.

Fellowship Online

How to Update Your Online Fellowship Account

With lots of changes at Fellowship and the opening of the Bentonville campus, this is a great time to update your profile along with newsletter subscriptions and giving preferences, or create an account if you've never had one. 

Watch this video to learn the basics.

Serving Opportunities

If you are specifically interested in serving through a Fayetteville Women's Ministry group, shoot us an email at and we'll get you connected to one of our team leaders.

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