Firstfruits began with an idea: How could women’s needs to gather with other women, experience God’s love and go forth more centered on their own giftedness and purpose be met? Then the Holy Spirit stepped in and something powerful happened!
In the beginning … Firstfruits began as a vision for a women’s ministry whose purpose was to gather women to experience God’s love. And as a result, be transformed!

As word spread about this unique opportunity, other parishes became interested in hosting a Firstfruits gathering. It became apparent to the founders of Firstfruits that this “gathering” needed to be moveable. We became known as a moveable feast of spiritual opportunities for women.

Ponder This

Firstfruits Reflection Series

Ponder This

a collection of modern day parables by Joan Carey

Jesus used parables to cause people to experience that kind of “aha” moment. Parables were stories using familiar subjects and everyday symbols to point to a deeper truth. Jesus’ parables often included familiar symbols of the time such as bread, wine, and sheep!

The parables centered on familiar activities of the day – fishing, farming, and herding. This made it easy to relate to; therefore, more likely to be remembered.

In order to understand the deeper meaning in the parables, you have to ponder them for awhile.

Ponder This reflections are like modern day parables.

They are  stories using familiar subjects and everyday symbols to point to a deeper truth. Ponder This does just that – causes you to ponder! Hopefully, as a result of that pondering, you will experience a “lightbulb”  moment.

A moment when the power of God’s Word and the truth of his promises catches your attention like never before and stays with you for a lifetime.

Copies of Ponder This are available at Firstfruits or contact Joan Carey.

  • Going Where Your Feet Don’t Touch The Bottom

    Snorkeling in Hawaii. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? I was on the vacation of a lifetime. Everyone else was going snorkeling, so I said: “What the heck.” W

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    Did you ever stop and think about the similarities between the Wizard of Oz story and Christian discipleship? Look, – an unfulfilled farm girl is looking

  • Staying Too Close to Where You Got In

    It was bedtime for little Danny. Danny’s mom hoisted him into bed, said a prayer, kissed him on his sweaty six year old forehead and tiptoed out of the room.