Welcome Wanda to BCW!

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Hi BCW community!

It’s with great joy and bits of nervousness that I cast my first pebbles upon the waters here. Having ruminated for days on what my opening lines would be to this community, my fingers hit the keyboard many times only to have the backspace key erase the letters several times. I felt like Samantha in her recent post, Just Short of Fabulous.

Although I would never dare to think that I could be fabulous, I have sought that ever illusive, dangling carrot called perfection.  The quest for perfection left me with many regrets and neglects. Far too often, it chained me to the fear of doing things wrong. It left me worried about the ending before taking those courageous first steps forward. That insidious monster whispered the lies that it was better not to do a thing at all, if I couldn’t do it right. And if I  am honest, I still fight those whispers on occasion. But God graciously reminds me that self-imposed perfection has never been the mission to seek. Instead God has called each of us to be encouragers of one another.

  stirred up

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. Hebrews 10:24

As I have been digging behind the scenes to get acclimated to the BCW blog and community in preparation for taking on the design manager position, while Jessinia travels to Dominican Republic, I have been encouraged by your stories.

And like our individual lives, our stories are littered with imperfections perfectly displaying the wondrous love of our almighty God. Sweet sisters in Christ I look forward to serving and getting to know each of you in the days to come.


  1. Steve Finnell says


    Does God offer a special plan of salvation for those who are unsaved and experience sudden death before they have a chance to obey God’s commands?

    Many like to claim salvation for those who believe, but face sudden death before they are baptized in water for the forgiveness of their sins. Is, the excuse, I did not have time to baptized written in Scripture, as an exception to God’s commandment to be baptized so that your sins may be forgiven? Of course not!

    Jesus said he who believes and is baptized shall be saved. (Mark 16:16) Can men revoke what Jesus said because they believe Jesus was being unfair? Of course not!

    Assume a preacher was his way to preach the gospel to a dying man, who had indicated be was open to believing, but had not made that confession. If that man died before he believed, could that man’s friends and relatives claim “The Sudden Death Plan of Salvation,” because he did not have time to believe? Of course not!

    If a Christian was openly a drunkard, a thief, a fornicator, and a serial killer, but decided that next week he was going to repent of his sins and ask God for forgiveness, but died before he had the chance; would he be able to claim “Sudden Death Repentance and Forgiveness?” Of course not!

    Men can speculate about, Sudden Death Plans of Salvation; however, there are no Scriptures to confirm it.

    There is no Scripture that states men can be saved if they suddenly die before they have time to believe.

    The is no Bible verse that says men can be saved if they suddenly die before they have time to repent.

    The nothing stated under the new covenant that says men can be saved if they die before they have time to confess Jesus as the Christ.

    There is no verse of Scripture that says men can be saved if they suddenly die before they have time to be baptized.


    Dead men cannot believe.
    Dead men cannot repent.
    Dead men cannot confess.
    Dead men cannot be baptized.
    Dead men who die in their sins cannot be saved.

    Men do not die without believing and being baptized because they did not have time. IT HAPPENS BECAUSE THEY DID NOT TAKE THE TIME THEY HAD AVAILABLE, TO BELIEVE AND BE BAPTIZED!

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  2. Denise says

    Great post (and introduction) Wanda! It is always amazing to me that God loves us despite our imperfections because He knows that we are not perfect. We are all works in progress in God’s eyes, and He will use all of our good and bad experiences for His ultimate glory.

    So good to see you here friend; excited to see the talent and encouragement you will bring!
    XXOO Denise 🙂

    • Wanda says

      Yes He, who made us knows all of our imperfections. Yet some how we deceive ourselves into believing that we just don’t measure up. Despite the fact that He values us so much that He sent His son Jesus. Thanks for coming by Denise. I appreciate it!

    • Wanda says

      Hi Pam, appreciate you following be over friend. Be sure to stop in often I think you will love what all the ladies share. Blessings to you.

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