Wednesday, April 1, 2015

In God's Eyes You're Enough

By: Shari A. Miller


Do you remember our post from last week, I'm a Mean Girl? How have you been this week? Did you take the challenge and write down 10 positive things about yourself each day?

It may not have been and easy thing to do, but hopefully it was rewarding. The process of stopping the negative self talk, and focusing on the positive, should remind us that we are precious in the eyes of God.

"Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life." Isaiah 43:4



Sisters, when you hear the lies of the enemy, telling you that you're less than, tell him, "No! I am more than, because God loves me, and He sent His son to die for my sins so long ago!" 

Amen!

"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." 1 John 4 :10 (NIV)

Don't let fear, doubt and discouragement win. That's not what God wants us to focus on. Remember God's Word in Philippians 4:8 (NIV),

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." 

It may not be an easy task, but everyday you need to get up and thank the Lord for the day He has given you, and when the negative self talk creeps in, remind yourself that you're indeed enough in God's eyes!










It is time for the Woman to Woman Word Filled Wednesday Link Up. We desire to connect women of God with one another and encourage each other in Christ. So grab a cup of coffee or glass of sweet tea, sit back and visit a few blogs. Be encouraged and share your own stories in their comments.

Use hashtag #w2wwordfilledwednesday

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1. Must be a {Christian} faith post.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Bark


Recipe courtesy of www.LoveAndOliveOil.com
By: Melissa Baker

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces good quality, dark chocolate (70-80%), very finely chopped
  • 6 ounces peanut butter chips 
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter cups 


Directions:


1. In a microwave, double boiler, or chocolate melter, gently melt chocolate on the lowest possible heat setting. Stir regularly, removing from heat as needed. The goal here is to keep the temperature under 90 degrees, above which the chocolate will lose its temper. Be patient, keep stirring, and even with on and off low heat the chocolate will melt eventually.


2. Meanwhile, melt peanut butter chips in a microwave safe bowl by microwaving on medium power in 20 second intervals, stirring until melted. If this mixture seems too thick, stir in a teaspoon or two of vegetable oil or shortening to thin it out.


3. Pour melted chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. 


4. Spread into an even layer (it will not cover the entire pan, just spread it until it's as thick as you want your final bark to be). 


5. Dollop lines of melted peanut butter chips on top of chocolate. Run a toothpick or skewer through the two kinds of chocolate in a circular motion to form decorative swirls.

6. Sprinkle evenly with peanut butter cups. Let sit, uncovered at room temperature, for 1 to 2 hours or until set. Break or cut into serving size pieces.

*Note that if you melt your chocolate to a higher temperature or it somehow loses its temper, the chocolate may not set up completely. In which case, just refrigerate it until firm. While the bark is still perfectly edible, it is not as stable at room temperature and will need to be refrigerated.



Monday, March 30, 2015

Instruction Manual for Marriage

By: Jenifer Metzger

Have you ever wished that your husband came with an instruction manual? A guide book on exactly who he is and how to handle him? Yea, me too. The truth is, marriage is hard at times and a guide book to help us would be wonderful!

Guess what? We do have an instruction manual. It's called the Bible.


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We often seek the counsel of family, friends or a pastor for marriage. Which is great! It is very important to seek the counsel of wise, mature Christians who have been where we are and can offer us guidance, encouragement and prayer. However, do we ever seek the One who created marriage?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

SECRETS


Life Happens.

Good. Bad. Indifferent.

The days keep moving forward.

What we do with each day says a lot about what we believe, who we are following and why we matter. Lately my life has been happening at a break-neck pace and although I know this is just a season, I constantly find myself stopping to remember to just breathe!

Anyone else?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Celebrating the Holy Week



This Easter season, I have decided that I will listen to the Holy Spirit's prompting and lead my family in finding the "Holy" in this Holiday, celebrating Christ's Resurrection.  Would you consider joining me this week as we remember that blessed sacrifice that was made upon the cross?  Here are some ideas that focus on Jesus' life, his miracles, and his resurrection.  Let's celebrate, with our children,the Hope we have because of Christ.

Palm Sunday:  Luke 19: 28-48  Hosanna Branches
        Remove some twigs with leaves from a tree.  Sing a worship song to Jesus as you wave the branches.  Talk about what it would have been like to see Jesus.  Why were all the people excited and why did some people want Jesus to quiet the cheering crowd?  How would you show your excitement if Jesus were coming where you lived?  Tell Jesus you want him to be King of your life.