A safe haven in Cypress, TX where women and
teens find resources, friendships and Jesus!

Stay tuned for our full website coming soon!

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What is From the Vine Ministries?

The Vineyard’s purpose is to encourage, refresh and empower women with wisdom, scripture and resources to be the best moms, wives and women of God He has called us to be! When the world is too fast and its measurements of success are set way too high, we provide an environment for ladies to believe in themselves and feel worthy enough, living life abundantly!

When you drive into our yard and see the spectacular trees that create a safe canopy, when you enter our house and instantly feel peaceful and calm, when you leave equipped and passionate about your life… THAT is what God intended!

We believe that ladies/teens want to discuss their fears, flaws and faith without “churchy judgement” yet still desire classes and resources to know HOW to apply Jesus to their lives, not just KNOW about Him. We provide mentors who are transparent and willing to walk through any situation.

We are not associated with one church or denomination, but rather are available to all women and teens choosing God’s guidelines instead of the world’s rules/fads.

“And they defeated the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimonies.” Revelation 12:11

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What do we offer?

Bible Studies
Small Group Dinners
Moms’ Cooking Classes
Group and Private Counseling
Prayer Groups and Mentoring

Retreats and Workshops
Support Groups (various topics)
Teen Bible Study and Events
College/Senior MOMs Support

And more… tell us what YOU need!

Huge Awesome Announcement:

SO HONORED to be chosen! ❤️
Thank you, Ms. Tonya Frye and Board Members!!

We are excited to see how God will use FTVM in our community and humbled to be welcomed into this fantastic networking group!

2018-19 NetCaring™ Season Partner Ministries!

2018-19 NetCaring Season Partner Ministries

Here’s What's Coming Up!

August 30, Thursday, 7- 8:00pm 

“Healthy Vines”  - Intro session (women only)

This course is to educate and encourage ladies in the vast aspects of nutrition and exercise, providing practical tips and simple information to be successful in your journey as well as providing face to face advice and accountability. Often just having someone to hold your hand and walk with you is all that anyone needs. We will focus on the Keto diet but also welcome others going through WW, Daniel Fast, Adkins or other programs. There will be two sections of each meeting: a specific topic/demo cooking and tasting, then a discussion topic with a guest speaker.

Free to public, donations appreciated.

Please register: Info@FromTheVineMinistries.com

Sept 4, Tues, 9:30-11:30am, 12 weeks

“Ground Up Women”

A small confidential group of women who have been through the hot water, the grinder and the press. Women who are ready to admit that life is hard, who need truth from unafraid mentors, and who in turn are willing to be transparent and share with others the wisdom they have acquired. They are REAL women willing to discuss REAL topics no one seems to talk about but we need to know about: the changes in marriage, aging, motherhood, sex, fears, finances, anger, friendships, beauty, passions in your soul, faith and grief. This is not a Bible study or a book club, but we will use both items. Fresh Brewed Life by Nicole Johnson

Director: Cyndy Gusler


Sept 5, every Wed, 10:00am -3:00pm

“The Vineyard Cafe” 

Join us as we open our doors to provide a weekly peaceful place for guests to gather, meet with friends, read/do your Bible study, have a confidential conversation in a safe quiet atmosphere, work on your laptop, or just sit and be! Our coffee bar opens at 10am. Lunch will be served at 11:30 prepared by Kids in Motion, our precious special needs adults making a variety of quiche, salads, fruit, muffins, cookies, etc… Each week will be a varied “from kitchen to table” menu. A $10 donation per person is welcomed. Then our coffee bar resumes until 3:00pm.

Director: Debbie Martin


Sept 6, Thurs, 7-9:00pm

“Life Coaching” - Intro session

Need help getting through life? Need a nudge in the right direction but afraid of failing? Come to our intro session and receive practical advice from someone who can help simplify your overwhelming chaos into priorities that are best for you! Come share your needs, ask your questions and see the resources available. This course will be determined by the attendees as to the topics discussed, dates and times of meeting.

Director: Melinda Gordon


Sept 9, Sun, 5-7:00pm

“Teens in Action”  - Intro session

This course is designed for teens 12-15 years of age and will discuss topics such as making wise choices, strengthening your faith, building healthy friendships, enduring school pressures, and more.  Come share your needs, ask your questions and see the resources available. This course will be determined by the attendees as to the topics discussed, dates and times of meeting.

Director: Melinda Gordon


Sept 11, Tues, 7-9:00pm, 6-8 week study

Bible study - “Conversation Peace, the Power of Transformed Speech” by Mary A. Kassian

We all find ourselves at a crossroad in conversation, - how we speak, share ideas, articulate thoughts and resolve conflict can be tricky.  Our own agendas often get in the way.  Join us to find 7 keys to successful communication of “taming the tongue.”  Kassian offers practical instruction in examining the soil of our hearts, listening, communicating ideas, strengthening vocabulary, improving speech habits, and building better and stronger relationships.

Director: Tracy Sutton


Sept 11, Tuesdays 1:30-3pm  and Sept 23, Sundays 4:30-6pm     

“Caretakers of Aging Parents and Spouses” 

Book: The 36-Hour Day, authors Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins

This support group is for loved ones and caretakers of the elderly and spouses. Although we will mainly concentrate on Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s, ANY disease that your loved one has will also be discussed. We will meet with a structured share time and then a discussion on a topic chosen from our book. We will invite guest speakers from areas of interest to the group:  affordable insurance policies, free medical programs offered, hospice options, clarification of legal forms, emotional support for family members, etc…

This group will meet the 2nd Tuesday and the 4th Sunday of each month, come when you can but please RSVP.

Director: Barbara Whiteley


Sept 12, every other Wed 6:30-8:30pm

Bible study -  “The Inheritance” by Beth Moore

This nine week DVD series is a topical study of our Inheritance throughout God's Word. Our desire is to know, believe, and live our true inheritance that God has purposed for each one of us.  Key verse: Psalm 16:5-6 "The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance."

There is no homework with this study but there will be a listening guide.

Director: Cyndy Gusler


Sept 17, Monday, 11:00am-1:00pm

“Monday Mentors” - Sessions will be held monthly.

Join us as our community Business Leaders share their Testimony and Tips to help educate, encourage and refresh those just starting their own adventure and/or stepping out to try new things. Often all we really need is to SEE the person and HEAR their story versus a pile of self-help books or the latest apps and technology. Each month a guest will describe his/her vision, obstacles he/she overcame and then will inspire and help YOU to accomplish your desires!

Guest Speakers:

Sept 17 - Deanna Poehlman, CEO of Interview Preparedness. Author of  48 Days to the Work You Love. She gave up her corporate job to follow the passions in her heart in the middle of her life. She is a mom of two grown boys and is fearless and feisty!  www.48Days.com

Oct 15 - Shellie McBeth, Founder of The Eclectic House

Nov 19 - Stephen Bartholomew, Personal Trainer/Cypress CrossFit Club

*** Bring your lunch or $10 for one of ours.

11-11:30  - doors open to mingle/network and eat lunch.

11:30-12:30  - our guest speaker will share and answer questions.

12:30-1:00  - visit/exchange info and hear about next month’s topic.

Director: Cyndy Gusler


Sept 17, Mondays, 6:30pm monthly  (Oct 1, Nov 5)

“When Women Obey God”

This month’s topic: Have You or a Loved One Been Sexually Assaulted? Or do you wonder how you would defend yourself in such a situation?   If you are seeking answers, healing, counseling, direction, support or just needing to hear someone else’s story... please join us! Our guest speaker is from our very own Cypress community, willing to be transparent and share her story. Her childhood dreams and career plans may have been changed, but WHAT she does now and WHY she does it will not only encourage you, but educate and empower you!! Ladies of ALL ages invited! Moms, please bring your teen girls (ages 13 and up) especially girls heading off to or in college. (Special session for boys is coming!)

** This series started as a heart nudge and turned into a passionate need. Our community ladies have come running to hear and be encouraged as they desire to HEAR God and OBEY when He gives them a calling and learn HOW to follow. But what happens when obstacles appear? What happens when you base your results/efforts on your own resources instead of expecting Him to provide? Come hear a local woman share her courage and testimony and what God is asking her to do now!   6:30pm – dinner. 7:00pm - guest speaker, 8:00 – group discussion.  Free to public, donations appreciated.

Director: Cyndy Gusler


Mondays and Fridays, 9-5:00pm

“Sexual and Domestic Assault Counseling”  

This department is designed to help survivors and their families deal with the trauma of sexual assault issues in general. If you or someone you know needs confidential help and resources, PLEASE do not hesitate to call us/come in! You will not be turned away!! Our counselor is professional and confidential in ALL matters. Educational opportunities will also available as we present various programs/guest speakers on topics which may include: high school girls going into college and how to prepare yourself, help for moms of assaulted daughters, education awareness of sexual predators, learning self-defense, etc...

Teenagers and adults welcome. Referrals will be available for children.

Director: Kim Parmer


“Mountains and Mustard Seeds”   

This resource is available for parents and teens dealing with drugs, alcohol, wayward decisions, college issues, family chaos, premarital pregnancy, OCD and autism, learning disabilities, tutoring, social pressures, how/when to prepare for college, etc... When you do not know where to turn and fear the neighbors not understanding but rather talking and judging…CALL US!!  Our experienced professional will meet with members/families individually for counseling and provide resources, and will also hold various educational sessions open to the public throughout the year.

Director: Yvonne Cumberland


In the Works…

*Dinner and a Movie!
Friday night 6:30-9:30pm - Coming soon, keep watching!
$10 per person, $15 for two

Join us for a movie of faith, family and fun! Each dinner will be catered by a local restaurant or personal chef. RSVP now to info@fromthevineministries.com and bring your friends/family! Only 28 seats available each time.

* Marriage Workshops – small group sessions with guest speakers

* Cornerstone Warriors – monthly meetings to pray over your home and community

* Refreshment for Ministry Leaders and Pastors’ Wives – a safe haven to seek help, validation and encouragement

* Moms of Twins, Triplets and Multiples – practical strategies and resources to survive those busy days

* Crafting and Cooking Classes – try something new and/or meet with others who have same hobbies

* Let us know if you're interested in any of these by emailing Cyndy@FromTheVineMinistries.com.

Our Founder/Leader

Cyndy and Jay Gusler
Cyndy and Jay Gusler

In December 2008, Cyndy Gusler established From the Vine Ministries by stepping out into the community as a speaker, author and coordinator of women/teen events. Her greatest desire is to encourage women to use scripture and wisdom in their daily lives instead of being frustrated with the world’s fads and forever changing measurements. Cyndy brings to life Biblical stories of our Great Women role models, learning from their joys and tears while resting in Him!

“I am the Vine, you are the branch… apart from Me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5

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“Car Wash Christmas”

My day was packed with an errand list longer than the state of Texas! I was moving as fast as I could, trying to check it all off in order to get home in time to shower and dress for a special Christmas dinner. Two of our dearest friends were visiting from out of town and I was “mad-rushing” now so I could enjoy “relaxing” later. I drove into the car wash, slipped my foot off the gas and took a minute to review my remaining errands when it happened. MercyMe’s “Joseph’s Lullaby” came on the radio and grabbed my heart. Though my eyes were still glued to my list, I saw nothing. In fact, somehow I even forgot what I was doing. My brain emptied and all I could do was listen.

The song has always been one of my Christmas favorites – one of those that either makes you all warm and fuzzy, loving everyone as you sing, snap your fingers and dance in the grocery store aisle… or the one that makes you melt and cry all at the same time. This time I was crying…trapped in the car wash, stuck in neutral, shutting out the world for one moment of silence to really soak in Christmas. Not the exciting racing around, the festive lights and wrapping paper – but the simple stable with a newborn child held by a father who barely knew him, yet loved beyond understanding. A tiny child that was unknown to mankind yet bigger than the world.

I love reading between the lines of a Bible stories, and the holy birth is no exception. Today we as a people know Christ by our personal research or His fame as an historical figure, but at that time in history, He was simply a baby born to two ordinary teens. Tucked away in a common stable, oblivious to the townspeople distracted by the hustle and bustle of the census, Joseph had time to grasp the greatness of his baby…thee Baby…His Baby!

Go to sleep my Son
This manger for your bed
You have a long road before You
Rest Your little head

Can You feel the weight of Your glory?
Do You understand the price?
Or does the Father guard Your heart for now
So You can sleep tonight?

I remember December of 1999. We had just moved to Texas, barely knew anyone and had given birth to our second child, Nicholas. It was 10:00pm and the house was silent as I held my six-day old baby boy. Jay was driving home from the airport with his parents who would be staying on to help for a few weeks. As I sat there in the dark, feeling and hearing his tiny breaths on my neck as we cuddled, I remembered Mary and Joseph. They had to have done this very same thing in the middle of the night. When the world was dark and quiet, were they holding him, staring at him in awe and wondering what was to come? It is one thing to just enjoy a new baby and figure things out as you go but I think as parents, they felt an added pressure. God gave them an extraordinary child, one that had a stated purpose beyond their comprehension. “He will be the Savior of the world” was enough of a title to cast a shadow over their excitement as parents. Instead of living freely in the moment, I think they were forced to prepare for a costly future. I wonder if in later years Joseph ever said, “Wait! Let’s just stop a minute. I am your father; you are my son. I’m standing up for you and shutting off the world. We need time to just be a family.” I wonder as he held this newborn if Joseph cried at the time already fleeting, not knowing why he felt panicked, but knowing it was beyond his control to protect his child.

Go to sleep my Son
Go and chase Your dreams
This world can wait for one more moment
Go and sleep in peace

I believe the glory of Heaven
Is lying in my arms tonight
But Lord, I ask that He for just this moment
Simply be my child

Go to sleep my Son
Baby, close Your eyes
Soon enough You'll save the day
But for now, dear Child of mine
Oh my Jesus, Sleep tight

Although the song is beautiful and meant to show God’s glory, tears flowed down my cheeks as my heart hurt for Joseph. I think he knew the real meaning of Christmas: Jesus was born to leave him and save us - people Joseph would never know. People who didn’t really care or want Jesus in their lives. People who didn’t know Jesus or were too busy to take the time. Just like today…today I awoke and grabbed my agenda. I hurried the children off to school and sped out the door. No quiet time. No Proverbs prayer. No Advent calendar moment. “But just as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds (from the excitement of the holiday) may be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:3) Did I love Him? Yes! Did I know the reason for the season? Yes! But there in that car wash, God focused me and allowed me to worship at the stable…right there amidst the suds and water sprayers, He made me relax and enjoy His Child’s birth.

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