Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2
 

Author: Idlewild Women

Risky Group Texting by Jodie Montgomery My family suggested I write a blog on group texts. I’m not sure if this is their way of ranting about being repeatedly interrupted by group text chains or if they are thinking of my all too frequent group text faux pas.  I find that...

Hope in Him by Jodie Montgomery I’ve been watching some wonderful women go through some very difficult times. I began to wonder if hope is most evident when the world challenges you to be hopeless. I thought this may require a little word study in the Scriptures on hope. I thought about...

Appreciating the Old by Jodie Montgomery John 5:39, 46-47 "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me . . . "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.  "But if you do not believe his...

Identity Crises by Jodie Montgomery You need to know I'm a redhead, or ginger as my son calls me. As I age I'm less of a ginger due to fading but the ginger label still sticks- that may explain what I'm about to confide. I was listening to the radio last week...

The Sunflower Maze by Jodie Montgomery I get that Mother's Day is bittersweet or even hard for many dear people. I grieve the death of a number of great moms- this year was especially poignant reading a heartfelt tribute by the son of a dear friend that awaits us in glory-the...

I met Ruth this week By Jodie Montgomery Ruth is a Biblical phenomenon-an ancient book focused on a woman’s faith; a Moabitess that lives out the righteousness of God while the Israelites are “doing what is right in their own eyes”; and a widow aligning herself with another widow who is also...

Drafted By Jodie Montgomery For April Fool’s Day, go figure, I went with Heidi Ake to the University of Florida Football Women’s Huddle. We had dinner in the Swamp, got to view practice from the Champions Club, and did our own practice at the indoor facility. Our practice was led by the...

Happy Resurrection Day by Jodie Montgomery 1 Peter 3:18 For Christ suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit. I love this time of year! New life sprouting up everywhere. Crazy...

Dignity Defined by: Jodie Montgomery I just witnessed dignity defined. Dignity is a husband of many years, holding his wife’s hand, praying, reading Scripture, and singing as his wife battles a mean disease. Dignity is a beautiful daughter with her head resting near as she waits with her mom for promised life....

Fitbit Challenged by Jodie Montgomery My husband gave me a Fitbit for my birthday. I am borderline ungrateful. I know the benefit of increased accountability regarding my “fitness” and the importance of being more intentional about good health. I know this was a loving gesture of help as I do struggle...

Lord, help me with my unbelief! by Jodie Montgomery I’m studying the Pentateuch (first five books of the Bible) in the Amazing Collection Bible Study. The daily lessons are great reminders of the reality of God. They are also good warnings about my weaknesses especially my propensity to be unbelieving. I’m reminded...

By-Jodie Montgomery Restful Summer Anyone? I don’t know if it is logical to connect thoughts of rest with the word summer as most of us don’t have any change of routine due to a change of season. We work (in our homes, in our professions, in our studies), regardless of the time...

By: Jodie Montgomery I want a hydrangea hedge. I’ve just come back from a visit with family in DC and those hedges made me stop and REJOICE. The flowers are amazing. I cannot decide if it is the vivid color, enormous bloom, or ruffle-ly look that makes me so drawn to...

The Joy of the Lord was the focus for the June Ladies Night of Worship. Worship songs included All is Well, You Have Made Me Brave, and some very special solos featuring Nicole Wheetley, Juli Garcia, Lauren Webb and Kristie Wheetley. The room was full as the Flourish single moms...

By: Jodie Montgomery Sometimes in ministry, we purpose to help and discover we are helped right back; this makes you realize what a privilege it is to be a part of representing the Lord Jesus Christ’s grace to another.  When we are intentional about being a “grace dispenser”, one discovers how...

Picture from this month's breast cancer support group meeting. This group provides a safe place for women who have been diagnosed with cancer to share their emotions and experiences related to cancer, its treatment, and its effects on all areas of life. The group meets off-campus on the third Thursday...

By: Beulah Campbell Aloha and thank you to the deacons’ wives for preparing such an incredible meal, decor, and entertainment for our widows’ luncheon. Thank you also to Kelly and Katie Wynn for a beautiful mother-daughter talk and of course, lovely music. Such a special time!     ...

by: Jodie Montgomery Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, wait, I say on the Lord! Psalm 27:14 Are you a lady-in-waiting? Are you constantly finding yourself in the midst of life, relationships, ministry, commitments, and all else that is happening; moving and yet waiting...

Confusion regarding Women that Convert to Islam By Jodie Montgomery I recognize that in regards to belief systems there are always extremes in the application of the system. All belief systems have suffered some horrific distortions by extremists. I also recognize that many that profess a particular religion, are not familiar with...

Aging also Means Living by: Jodie Montgomery This week, I get to add another year to what I tell people when they ask me how old I am. However, that really doesn’t impact much as I am getting to an age where people hesitate to ask you how old you are...

The music and testimonies were greatly appreciated by all attendees. Was a joy to have Bible Fellowship Classes attending together. Patti Schwanke shared her long-time secret and God's merciful presence through years of prayer. Whitney Elam was candid regarding God's merciful deliverance of her home. And Missy Patrick shared her...

Hope for 2016 By Jodie Montgomery As a new year approaches, many reflect on what they would like to change. This can be regarding lifestyle patterns, sinful habits, ugly attitudes, longtime goals, perseverance in prayer, relationship concerns...

Defying Ugly Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! by-Jodie Montgomery I've learned over the years that Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday for many people. The main reasons for this excitement are food, family, and freedom. Apparently many feel pressured and a bit trapped by the pressures of celebrating Christmas. Now that's an ironic thing we can look at...

Contrite: by Jodie Montgomery Once in awhile, there is a song that seems to play on the radio just when I need it most. That's been happening lately and the song is Touch the Sky by Hillsong United. I want to pull over when I hear it and just rest in...