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.

Finding the Extraordinary

The Fence

This image was spotted on a picket fence by a group of women gathered for Ponder This. The image they saw was Mary holding the baby Jesus. Do you see her? Her dark hair is falling around the small head of a baby wrapped in a blanket. Below the blanket is a pale blue dress with the top set of staples forming her shoes.

This image especially complements Ponder This because Mary was keenly aware of the miracles that were going on around her, and she was able to grasp the true meaning of events in her life. As it says in Luke 2:19, “Mary pondered these things in her heart.”
Mary’s life was filled with dramatic manifestations of God – the same loving God who manifests Himself in our lives, too. However, if we are to see Him, we need to ponder just as Mary did.

Take another look. Do you see her now?
Keep pondering.

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