Friday, August 29, 2014

Concert at The Hearth

Hello all!  Hope everyone is ready for a 3 day weekend.  I  sure am! I wanted to give an update, for those who couldn't make it, on how volunteering at The Hearth went. 

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend due to work commitments, but I have gotten great feedback.  My husband went (yes, even though GLAM is for women, all extra curricular activities men are definitely more than welcome) and said everyone had a good time.

The group that volunteered met early to help set up.  After they did a little decorating and rearranging of furniture, they helped residents down to to concert.  Once everyone that wanted to attend was there the group was able to chat and get to know some of the residents. 

Everyone I talked to really enjoyed helping out and getting involved at The Hearth.  It was a great event for GLAM's first time volunteering. This opportunity opened up the chance for GLAM to do more.  We actually have a date set up to go back and play cards with some of the residents.  I will post that information soon!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Today's GLAM Volunteer Opportunity!

I just wanted to remind everyone of the volunteer opportunity today. If you are free tonight and are interested in volunteering we would love to have you!

Everyone will be meeting at The Hearth on 135 in Greenwood at 5:00pm.  Look for Brittany!  The Hearth is having a concert and needs helping getting residents outside to the event.  Once all volunteers arrive we will be wheeling or walking residents down and then enjoying some conversation and music.

The even should last about an hour.  It will be a fun opportunity for GLAM's first volunteer even!

Monday, August 25, 2014


Hello all! Brooke here :)  Hope everyone had a wonderful, warm weekend.  I wanted to share a picture Brittany had put in the notes from our first meeting.  This picture really hit me and made me think.

Wow.  What a powerful truth.  I struggle with this a lot.  I am such a planner and if I don't have all the details or see the whole picture, I get nervous.  It's a fear of failing.  But, this quote really went well with our meeting and is something we need to use to steer our lives.  We don't have to see it all to take the first step.  It's about trust.  If we trust in God's plan then it should be a lot easier to take that first step or to make the change.

I am REALLY going to work on this.  I need to let go of my own fears and worries and just trust the plan and the almighty planner :) 

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Prayer Requests from August Meeting

Here are the prayer requests we received from our August GLAM meeting.  I decided not to use names in case it's a more private issue, but I have included enough information so you are able to pray!

*Please pray for 3 members of my family who are losing their jobs at the end of September because of their company closing its Indianapolis offices. 

*Please pray for my good friend who has recently moved and is looking for a job in her new town.

*Please pray for strength and healing for a former Greenwood teacher who is suffering from cancer.

*Please pray for strength and healing for a workout buddy of Brittany and Lisa's who is also suffering from cancer.

*Please pray for strength and healing for a coworker of Lauren's mom as her cancer has returned. 

Let me know if I forgot any.  I don't have my notes with me, but I wanted to get these requests up so people could start praying!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Next GLAM Meeting

I wanted to get the September meeting information posted.  We will be switching location often so that hopefully we hit all sides of town and no one has to always drive far for the meetings. 

The next meeting is September 14th, at 6 PM. 

We will be meeting at Lisa Bricker's house.  If you need directions feel free to send me a message.

Hope to see you at the next GLAM meeting!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August Volunteer Opportunity

Here are the details for the August Volunteer Opportunity

Who: GLAM group and anyone who is interested in volunteering
Where: The Hearth
What: The Hearth is having a summer concert and needs volunteers to help walk or wheel their residents down to the event. 
When:August 27th at 5:30pm

If you can make it great!  This should be a fun opportunity to get our feet wet in the volunteering pool, have some good conversation, and listen to some good music!

August Meeting Notes

Hello all! Brooke here. I am finally getting some things done on the site. Thank you for being patient!

Here are the notes from the August meeting.

8/17/14 was our first meeting and it was a great one. We focused on the topic, God's Will for My Life" asking ourselves, what does God want me to do? We dug deeper into this question by splitting it up into 3 focuses.

1. What should you be doing today?

2. What will you be doing in the future?

3. Is there something special God wants me to do?

The first focus was on what we should be doing today. God's Will for My Life in the Present. We looked to the Bible for guidance and went over two verses that really described God's will for our lives.

Romans 12:1

"So Brothers and sisters, since God has shown us great mercy, I beg you to offer your lives as a living sacrifice to him. Your offering must be only for God and pleasing to him, which is the spiritual way for you to worship."

Romans 12:2

"Do not change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but be changed within by a new way of thinking." Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect."

Our second focus was on what we should be doing in the future. God's Will for Me in the Future. We really focused on one verse to help guide us towards God's will for our future.

Ephesians 5:18

"Do not be drunk with wine, which will ruin you, but be filled with the Spirit."

The third and final focus of our first meeting was, How do I Know if God Has Something Special He Wants Me to Accomplish?

A lot of us struggle with knowing our purpose. Not everyone is meant to lead a church or help on a mission trip, but how do we know what we are to do to make a difference? The verses we looked to really help to put trust in the Lord and his plan.

Matthew 22:37

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind."

Ephesians 2:10

"God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us good to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing."

The August team challenge is to invite one person to our September GLAM meeting.

Our first meeting was a great one to start GLAM.

I will be adding the details of prayer requests, our next meeting, and the volunteer opportunity here soon so hang tight!

What is GLAM?

 Hello all!

Welcome to the GLAM page. Brooke here.  I wanted the first post of the page to explain what GLAM is.  The about GLAM section has some details, but I am hoping to break it down more here and really explain what this group is about. 

My sister, Brittany Bradley, started GLAM.  Brittany is a Christian, strong in her faith.  She will be the first to admit though, that there is definitely room for her to learn and grow in her faith. 
Brittany really had a heavy pull on her heart that she wanted to do more, be a part of more, and learn more.  Starting a Bible study was something that really seemed interesting and exciting to her.  And so GLAM was born.

GLAM is a great name.  It stands for Godly Women Aspiring More.  Plus, women are glamorous so it was a perfect! 

Brittany isn't the end all to be all.  She's never taught a Bible study and has a lot to learn about the Bible herself, but she has a passion and really wanted to start something where women can do more, learn more, help more, teach more, participate more, BE more.

GLAM isn't meant to be a normal Bible study.  There are teachings and readings and ways we can dive into the word.  But, there will also be volunteering, speakers, outreach, group activities etc.

If you can come one time and can't the next, we still would love to have you.  Don't feel like you need to commit to something extra.  We would love to have you as part of the group any time you are available.

There aren't any guidelines for GLAM.  If you love God and are aspiring for more, you have come to the right place.

 I am so lucky to be a part of this group.  And the official blogger. :)  I really enjoy blogging and Brittany knows that, so she asked me if I would be willing to take on the blog for the group.  I am happy to because I too feel a need to be more and really feel this group and this blog will help me grow. 

Hope this post explained more and got you all excited about GLAM.  I will be posting meeting information, volunteer information, notes from the meeting for people who missed, as well as quotes and verses that will hopefully help us all.

Look to this blog for all things GLAM!