Signature Woman Newsletter Proverbs 31 Mama Ministries
Winter 2012 Issue
Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all ~Proverbs 31:29~
This Issue Letter from President Creative Gift Idea New Year Resolutions Recipe Giveaway Service Engine Entertaining Calendar of Events
We are in the month of December and our minds begin to prep for Christmas and making plans for the New Year! We spend so much time prepping for and worrying about what lies ahead that we often forget to enjoy the right now. I would like to take this time to encourage you to take time out of each day to reflect on Godâ€™s goodness and all He has done throughout the year. We must not take for granted that every breath that we take is NOT ours and tomorrow is not promised to us. But, today we do have! Glory to God! Furthermore, December means that we are coming upon another season but letâ€™s not forget that we are still in the Fall season and enjoy that. As women of God we can get so caught up in hoping, wishing, and praying for particular seasons in our lives to just go away so that we can get to a season that is more blessed and desirable. What we fail to realize that every season has its place in our lives. We must learn to allow things to be pruned, to fall off, to be planted, to be watered, to grow and thrive in whatever season God has us in. It is all for the perfecting of our faith and character. Your Father wants you to come out as pure as gold! Enjoy your season and be blessed in it!
Creative Gift Idea! This is a wonderful gift that you can give to friends, families, co-workers, and ministry workers. Let’s get started!
Everyday Survival Kit What you will need: Small clear jar with lid ● The items in the list below (can be found at the Dollar Tree) Ribbon ● Tag ● Half sheet of printed paper (8 x 5 ½ ) Directions: Put items on list in the jar and secure lid. (2) Take the survival kit list below and print on half a sheet of paper which means you can create 2 printed lists. (3) Print list and roll up and tie ribbon around it to secure it. (4) Tie ribbon around jar with name tag. (5) Place jar and rolled list into a small gift bag with tissue paper and you are all set to go with a great creative gift! Each item in this kit is a reminder of God’s goodness and to be faithful in our walk with Jesus Christ. Skittles ~ Sign of God's Promise Genesis 9:13-16, I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Wash Cloth ~ God washes us Psalm 51:7, Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Eraser ~ God has erased our sin Isaiah 43:25, I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Band-Aid ~ God is a Healer Psalm 147:3, He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Snickers ~ God brings satisfaction to our hunger Luke 6:21, Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Pen ~ My tongue is a pen Psalm 45:1, My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Price Tag ~ The Cost of being God's disciple Luke 14:28-30, 33, In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. Q-Tips ~ God hears our prayers 1 Peter 3:12, For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer,...... Hair Band ~ No hair will perish Luke 21:17-19, All men will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. By standing firm you will gain life. Highlighter ~ God highlighted his knowledge of his glory 2 Corinthians 4:6, For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 100 Dollar Tissue / Play Money ~ God will supply all your needs. Philippians 4:19, And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Most of us are already making commitments for the New Year. We make New Year resolutions and want a fresh new beginning. We make it a goal to do this for the whole following year. As a culture it seems we're obsessed with making New Year's resolutions, but we tend to break these commitments easily. For some of us those plans we made may help and motivate you to make some new changes in your life, but may I suggest not to wait, but start on those commitments now. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you day by day to help you make those changes so you won't have to wait until the New Year to start your commitments. Hold fast to God's word, promises, and walk by faith. Trust the Lord that he helps you right now to get started on those commitments. Every day you are given a brand new day rather that be in the New year or not. The Lord already knows what you need to accomplish in life and he controls how to use all of it in his plan for fulfilling his purposes for your life. Start now and see the Holy Spirit move in your life making those changes you ask through prayer. Have a blessed and wonderful New Year! May this scripture encourage you. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion, "says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him." Lamentations 3:22-24
Rebecca Evans with Looking Unto Jesus
“Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts, the gift of God to man – His unspeakable gift of His Son, and the gift of man to God – when we present our bodies a living sacrifice.” Vance Havner
Ingredients 3 Sticks Butter 1 (8 oz) Cream Cheese 3 Cups All Purpose Flour 3 Cups Sugar 6 Large Eggs 1 ½ TBSP Vanilla 1/8 TSP Salt
Directions: (1) Preheat oven to 300 (2) Mix butter and cream cheese (3) Gradually add sugar and mix (4) Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each egg (5) Add vanilla (6) Sift flour and salt and gradually add to wet mixture and mix until well blended (7) Spray bundt pan with Baker’s Joy (8) Pour mixture into bundt pan (9) Let bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. (10) Place on cake plate/cooling rack and ENJOY!
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Is Your “Service Engine” Light On? Merry Christmas! This “happy” time of year can be stressful! As Christians, sometimes we forget to do preventative maintenance on ourselves. We take necessary precautions on our cars, houses, gardens, and even our kids throughout the year. However, it is so easy to forget ourselves. I know this because it happens to me from time to time. I have allowed myself to get swallowed up by overwhelming emotions and situations, and I lose it. Losing it may result in not spending time with God, wanting to lie around all day neglecting daily tasks, sinking into a depression, and so on. What is so easy to forget during these episodes is that it’s all wrapped in self (better known as selfishness.) When your mind is on self, you can’t think about others. This is exactly what the devil wants. We must remember 1 Peter 5:8 (NIV) Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Is that someone going to be you? This is why preventative maintenance is so important because the devil is looking for someone to devour, destroy, and take down. Don’t let that be you this holiday season. Here are a few steps to prevent being one of Satan’s suckers: 1. Read your word! That’s the first thing that is so tempting to give up during hard times, but if you make deposits early, you’ll have something to withdraw from later. 2. Attend church! The purpose of church is to refill and be refreshed. Being dehydrated naturally is an awful feeling. Spiritual dehydration is just as bad if not worse. 3. Enjoy the simple things. Look around - do you have a roof over your head? Do you have lights? Do you have food to eat? Are your children being noisy and aggravating? That means their healthy and doing well. Take inventory of the good in your life because the devil is always ready to remind you of what you don’t have. 4. Surround yourself with good people who will notice a change in behavior and will snap you back to reality. A pity party really isn’t much of a party! Enjoy this holiday season. God is too good not to! Crystal Redfearn Miller with Able to See
Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us. I know that some of you may be planning holiday parties, and with a long to-do list this time of year, party preparations can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, I have a solution. This year, skip the elaborate menu and have a hors d’oeouvres only party. Now, some of you may feel a sense of panic when it comes to figuring out how many hors d’oeuveres to prepare, but just follow the tips below, and you’ll be able to enjoy your party and your guests without spending all day in the kitchen.
A hors d’oeuvres should be a food item that can be consumed in 1 or 2 bites. For a 2 hour party prepare 20 bites of food per person. If you are having a crowd of 35 or less, plan on serving 4-5 different kinds of hors d’oeuvres. For 35-60 guests, plan for 7-9 different kinds of hors d’oeuvres. For 60 or more guests, you should have 9 or more different types of hors d’oeuvres. Kick up the flavor: this will make people feel more satisfied. Since the hors d’oeuvres will be replacing a full meal, remember to include a few sweet options.
Remember to provide a variety of foods to please everyone. That means something for the vegetarian as well as the meat eater. Having both hot and cold foods will also keep everyone nibbling happily. Happy Holidays and Bon Appetite! LaQuitea Vaughn with Visions by Vaughn
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