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Praise, Promise and Fun with the Westside Baptist Church

By Bette Lee Crosby / October 6, 2013

Praise promise and fun On a beautiful Saturday afternoon I joined about four hundred other women for an afternoon of praise, promise and fun at Westside Baptist Church.

The event was our Westside Annual Festival of Tables. Each table is decorated by the group of women sitting at it and the themes covered everything from Christmas and Old World Florida to Fairy tale Princesses and birthday parties. My friend Jan Albritton and I were fortunate to be the hostesses for our guest speaker Michelle Gage and we sat at the “Rethink Pink” table which was a tribute to the theme of Michelle’s inspirational presentation.

A one time finalist in the Miss Oklahoma Beauty Pageant, Michelle is now a motherGroup Westside Baptist Church of three and co author of the book “Rethink Life.” According to Michelle, “most of us approach life based upon childhood influences or what popular culture says is normal. When we understand the eternal purpose and role God has for our lives, it changes everything.” Michelle, along with her husband, Pastor Rodney Gage, founded the Rethink Life Church based in Orlando.

The Annual Fall Festival is set up and arranged by the Ladies of Westside Baptist Church. It is a special afternoon for the gals…and to add to the fun husbands volunteer to be our servers. Trust me, a hubby who is all thumbs in the kitchen can be awesome when it comes to hoisting a tray of glasses filled with iced tea or plates with towers of peach melba cake.

DickServe2The Fall Festival is just one of the many events at Westside, we are blessed to belong to a church that is not only influential in our spiritual life, but also influential in our community. There are events for the guys, the kids, families, and even families who do not belong to our church. If you have a moment and are lucky enough to live within driving distance of Fort Pierce, Florida visit the Westside Family website and check out some of the upcoming events. CLICK HERE

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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