Thursday, September 30, 2010

The following thought is from Nichole Wright.  She and her husband Chris are members of our church, and are missionaries with NICS (Network of International Christian Schools) in Accra, Ghana.  She and her husband have 5 children.  Nichole teaches British Literature to Seniors at their school.

I was telling Chris last night that we often wonder or ask the question "God what is it to really surrender my life to you, to give up my best so that you can give me the better?" It occurred to me shortly after that we hang onto the lifestyle we have because we believe it is neither good nor bad....just better. We fear that the sacrifice of what God asks of us is to give up our desires realizing not that it is like a child hanging from a window pane trying to escape the fiery room in front of him. He can hear the people down below screaming "let go!" but he can see nothing but the pavement which he fears more than the fire. We all know it requires faith to let go but what we fail to realize as we hang in the balance is that Life for the child hanging is in letting go.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Recipe of the Week - Eclair Cake!

Mrs. Paula made this Eclair Cake for us when we met at her home to plan Refreshments for our Women's Ministry REFRESH, and it was absolutely delicious! 

You will need:
  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 (16 ounce) package graham cracker squares
  • 1 (16 ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting


  1. In a medium bowl, thoroughly blend the pudding mix, whipped topping, and milk.
  2. Arrange a single layer of graham cracker squares in the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan. Evenly spread half of the pudding mixture over the crackers. Top with another layer of crackers and the remaining pudding mixture. Top with a final layer of graham crackers.
  3. Spread the frosting over the whole cake up to the edges of the pan. Cover, and chill at least 4 hours before serving.

Helpful note: The frosting will be easier to spread if the cake is covered and chilled for about 30 minutes before spreading.

Mrs. Paula's pointer for those of you on Weight Watchers or watching what you eat:
I used RF graham crackers, SF/FF pudding, skim milk, FF Cool Whip, and SF chocolate frosting made with Splenda. I figured it was about 3 points cutting it in 24 slices.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Introducing . . . Refresh!

Ladies, do you feel that as women, you are always pouring yourselves into others-your husband, children, parents, neighbors, friends in need, and others? We often invest ourselves emotionally in others, so much so that we sometimes feel depleted. We long to be refreshed. The Bible promises that “…those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” (Prov. 11:25b) This is the heartcry of our Women’s Ministry at Broadway…that those who are spending themselves refreshing others, will come away refreshed emotionally, physically, and spiritually so that they can continue to serve with vigor, recognizing that true refreshment can only come from a thriving relationship in Jesus Christ.

Please come be part of Broadway Baptist Women’s Ministry REFRESH by participating in the upcoming monthly “Refreshments:”

Sat., Oct. 30 – Race for the Cure – Help fight cancer by walking, running, or supporting a participant on the Broadway Girls team. Sign up at or see Stacy McSpadden for more information.

Tues., Nov. 16 – 6:30-9:00 – Mississippi Mud Monkey Pottery- purchase $5.00 ticket for studio fee by Nov. 1. You will pay for the pottery when you arrive that night. Take snacks to share.

Thurs., Dec. 16 – Broadway Tour of Homes for Christmas

Thurs., Jan. 13 – Paint Party – Amaze yourself by painting your own masterpiece to hang in your home or give away. $20.00 - includes all supplies

Thurs., Feb. 24 – Secret Sisters Show the Love