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IBC Women’s Blog May 24, 2019

IBC Women’s Blog May 24, 2019

The Tooth Spa By Jodie Montgomery

Every 6 months I get my teeth cleaned because I like having clean teeth and because I have dental insurance that fully covers taking care of my teeth but rebukes me a bit for dental problems. I try to maintain my teeth.

I call my 6 month visits my time at the tooth spa. This is the only spa I know so maybe this is a dream world for me. My dental hygienist is incredible, relaxing and kind. The office has great music playing over the intercoms. I get to put my feet up and recline while someone else does the work. I remain quiet for a change. And my dentist has a little garden out the large window that my reclined chair faces. I have visited this tooth spa for over thirty years now. I’m more faithful to the tooth spa than my hair salon. Happy moments.

The dental hygienists and the receptionists talk with me about Bible Studies. Some of them have attended Bible Studies I’ve taught at Idlewild and, as a group, they gather to do a study together. I love their small group. Sometimes I loan them Bible Study materials. Recently, when I went to the tooth spa, the wonderful receptionist was very apologetic as she had borrowed a 6-week David Platt Bible Study…. one year ago.  She is returning it in two weeks. This totally cracks me up. I get this. Sometimes you try to start something and it is just hard to get it going or to finish. This group leader really wanted everyone on the same page and waited patiently for weeks when all could be together.

I’m so proud of this group! They persevered as they really loved the study. They thought the material relevant and convicting. They had lots to say about what they learned. They really came together to work through some of the lessons and to encourage one another. They liked the teaching so much they ordered the books and went through the books-more depth- in detail.

I’m glad for women to borrow our Bible Study materials. It thrills me to hear of these work and home groups gathered around God’s word and inviting others into their time together. I understand these leaders that have a passion to bring others into feasting on spiritual food. I know this produces strong women of faith that encourage others and are marked by their love and joy.

2 Timothy 3:14-16 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;  so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.