Wednesday, May 26, 2010

PAINT CLASS

This week, our ladies got together for another craft class. This time, we learned how to paint crosses on canvases. The ladies had so much fun at our paint class! We enjoyed the time together very much and all ended up with very pretty paintings!

Enjoy some pics below....








Monday, May 24, 2010

Hidden With Christ


“Your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3

The Chinese language has a great symbol for this truth. The word for righteousness is a combination of two pictures. On the top is a lamb. Beneath the lamb is a person. The lamb covers the person. Isn’t that the essence of righteousness? The Lamb of Christ over the child of God? Whenever the Father looks down on you . . . He sees His Son, the perfect Lamb of God, hiding you. ~ by Max Lucado

Dear Lord, we thank you so much for all your many blessings on our life. We thank you for the sacrifice of your Son on the cross that frees us from the penalty of death, Hell and the grave. We ask that you allow us to recognize your grace in all areas of our life this week. Thank you that you hide us behind your Son. We thank you and praise you for your sacrifice. Help us to always remember your grace that you give us. We love you, Lord. In your name we pray, Amen.

We hope you have a wonderful week!

Serving Him,
FLO Ministry Team

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Buster Bar Ice Cream Dessert

Bottom Layer:
Crush 1# pkg of Oreos, melt 1 stick of margarine. Mix these together and press in bottom of 9 X 13 pan


Second Layer:
Spread 1/2 gal. softened vanilla ice cream on crust

Third Layer:
Sprinkle 1 1/2 cup peanuts over ice cream. Freeze all until firm

Top Layer:
Melt together 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 stick margarine. Add and stir until smooth 2/3 cup powdering sugar and 1 1/4 cup evaporated milk. (need large can) Bring to boil and boil 10 min., stirring frequently until thickens. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp vanilla. Cool, stirring occasionally. Pour over ice cream and freeze overnight.

If you'd like, top with Coolwhip and crushed Oreo cookies.

Enjoy!
FLO Ministry Team

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Announcing New Summer Bible Study

Every now and then we just need to get back to the basics. We have spent several months talking about how to “Let go and Let God” so to speak. The only way to let go of our past, let go of control of our present, and let go of our plans and dreams for the future is to know God and Know that HE will take care of things. Knowing who God is and what He has done certainly boosts trust. Knowing God does nothing but prove Him completely trustworthy. Knowing God is what enables us to grow in our relationship with Him to the point that our natural instinct is to run to Him when things go awry.
It is my prayer for myself and others that we will grow to the point when our Fellowship with our Heavenly Father is uninterrupted. I believe that taking a fresh look at the basic Spiritual disciplines from Scripture will help us answer questions like:

“What interrupts our Fellowship with God and how do we combat it?” and “Why do strong Christians still have weak moments?”

We will be facing these very questions head on for the next 10 weeks in Ladies Bible Study. Using Charles F Stanley’s book, Practicing Basic Spiritual Disciplines, as our guide, we will dig deep into scripture and look for the treasures of understanding God has placed there to help us CONSISTENTLY be STRONG CHRISTIANS.

Through this study, we will learn how to develop disciplines that will build “spiritual muscle”, such as personal Scripture study, Involvement with other believers, and seeking Christ in all things. We will also learn the 10 Hallmarks of Spiritual Strength and the four R’s of Spiritual Growth. Most importantly we will learn about the character of God.

This Sunday will be Week 1 of the study.
We will be asking the question “What does it mean to be spiritually strong?”
The book is available at Lifeway Christian Store, if you would like to purchase one, but a book is not required for the class. (there is no homework)

Hope to see you there!
Hugs!
K

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers Show Up

“Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.” John 19:25-27


Mothers show up. They show up at the birth of their child. They show up when the baby wakes up, cries, is hungry or needs changing. Moms show up at the bus stop, in the car pool line, at teacher conferences, as homeroom moms and at ball games. They show up to wash their child’s clothes, clean their rooms, help with homework and feed their bellies.

The Lord put relentless and forgiving love in the heart of mothers. Moms cannot not care for their child, because this is how Christ made them. Why does a godly mom show up in quiet supplication for the soul of their son or daughter? Why does a woman of God go to church faithfully with their child in tow, so they can hear the truth about Jesus’s love?These women of faith keep showing up on behalf of their Savior, because like the mother of Jesus, they love Jesus. The love of Christian moms flows out of the love for their Lord. Their Heavenly Father first loves them, so they in turn can deeply love their loved ones with the Lord’s everlasting love. Indeed, you show up to be loved by Jesus, so you can show up to love for Jesus. Mothers who love their children best are first loved by Christ.“I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also” (2 Timothy 1:5).

Lastly, loving moms show up during the darkest days of sorrow. They keep coming back to the bedside of their little one languishing with illness. The stamina of a mom over her sick child sometimes seems supernatural—and it is—because the Holy Spirit is their supply. He is there to give you the support you need to be the mom Christ as called you to be.

Stay true to showing up with your Savior each day. He will equip and empower you to be the mom for your children. Show up for Jesus and He will show up for you.

“I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there” (1 Samuel 1:27-28).

Is Jesus the lover of my soul? Do I allow the Lord to love me, so I can better love my child?

-Courtesy of Wisdom Hunters Devotionals

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Healing Rain

Tonight, as I was coming back from buying some VBS supplies, one of my favorite songs came on the radio, Healing Rain by Michael W. Smith. This song has great meaning to me. God used it to minister to me during the time of my 10 week old niece's death. Today was her birthday. She would have been 2 years old. This song was played at her funeral. What a coincidence that I heard it again tonight on my way home. I took it as a sign from God Himself reassuring me that He's still in control and that even though life is hard and things happen that hurt us and cause us pain, He's still in the business of bringing Healing Rain to our hearts. I can see how He's sent my family His healing rain over the last 2 years. He's continuing to restore and we are so grateful.

If you are hurting today, our prayer is that you experience God's Healing Rain. Let it wash you, surround you, and cleanse you from the pain of this world. Enjoy the video below.


And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28
Serving Him,