Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Recipe of the Week - Buffalo Chicken Dip

You Will Need:
One 8oz package of cream cheese
Two 10.5 oz cans of cooked, chopped chicken
½ cup of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
½ cup of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
Let cream cheese sit at room temperature until soft.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  
Once well mixed, place into an 8x8 casserole dish and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  
Top with additional shredded cheese before serving if desired.
Serve hot with chips.   

Monday, August 29, 2011

Think about it!

Wonder what would happen if we treated our BIBLE
like we treat our CELL PHONE?
We carried it everywhere we went.
We flipped through it throughout the day.
We went home if we forget it.
We received messages from the text.
We couldn't live without it.
We gave it to kids as gifts.
We used it in case of emergency.
One more thing, it would never be disconnected.
JESUS has already paid the bill.

Friday, August 26, 2011

"Make Up Mirrors" - Tony Manley

“Test me, O Lord, and try me, EXAMINE my heart and my mind.”  Ps.26:2

Last weekend, I traveled with my husband to Colorado.  He is a board member for an organization based in Colorado Springs.  Wives are encouraged to attend in February and July, so going to a hotel and hanging out with women who live the life of a Christian School administrator’s wife is absolutely a treat!

We checked into our room and I noticed pretty quickly a make-up mirror!  I have not seen one or used one since I got married!  I jumped on the opportunity to “freshen” up my make-up before we met a group for dinner.  As I turned the mirror toward my face (the magnified mirror), I immediately flipped it back to the “normal” side and muttered, “I’m not dealing with that tonight.”  It was unbelievable what I saw - lots of pores, wrinkles I had not discovered, eyelids that looked so droopy, and then I thought I must be becoming a man with peach fuzz!  I got all this information in about 10 seconds!  You see, the image/truth was so intense, I didn’t want that much revelation (I am used to my face from a distance).  I am not used to that intense of a magnification of my face!!!

Can you see where I am going?!  My sweet and loving Comforter, Counselor, Confronter – the Holy Spirit – spoke to me and let me know that we (He and I) would be getting used to using a magnified make-up mirror (the Word) with my heart.  And with His teaching, all the pores, wrinkles, sagging, and peach fuzz of my heart would be magnified, and I would become comfortable and even “wanting” of His magnified mirror – the Living Word of God!  Each day, I found the mirror becoming less frightening and more helpful as I applied makeup – the things I wanted to cover, accentuate, and improve were specific.  The same thing happens to my heart when and as I willingly place myself before the Lord.  I find the areas of my heart that need accentuating, highlighting, and changed are magnified by the Word and dealt with by my Indweller!  He is perfect in what He magnifies!  My only decision is my level of receptiveness (“I’m not dealing with this” or “Yes, Lord, let’s do this now”) and my obedience to what is seen when looking at the “mirror” of the Word.

*I am glad to tell you that each morning after my husband went to his meetings, I found myself gaining more courage to go back to the magnified mirror!  J

Father, may I continue to courageously STAY before the mirror of the Word with the counsel and direction of my Advisor, the Holy Spirit.  Amen

“”…for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day…”Acts 17:11

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Recipe of the Week - Corn Dip Appetizer

You will need:

2 cans of whole kernel corn (or one larger sized can of corn)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayo
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
½ of a purple onion, finely chopped
½ of a white onion finely chopped
1 teaspoon of taco seasoning (optional)
3-4 cups of finely shredded cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and blend well.  Transfer to a Tupperware container once mixed and refrigerate 4 hours before serving.  I usually make mine the night before.  Serve with chips.  Great appetizer!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fall 2011 Women's Bible Studies

The Monday night and Tuesday morning ladies classes will begin September 12 and 13.

They will study Priscilla Shirer’s Jonah for seven weeks.

The Precepts class will also begin on Tuesday morning, September 13 and their study will be eleven weeks.

The nursery will be provided on Tuesday morning only.

Sign-up sheets are on the welcome center table to sign up for the Women’s Bible studies.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Recipe of the Week - Barry's Albino Fox Cake

Fall is approaching (hopefully) and we will soon start back to our Care Groups on Sunday evenings.
This recipe comes from one of our own, Mrs. Charlotte Taylor.  Don't ask me where the name of the cake comes from, but it so very delicious.  Sunday is a very busy day for everyone, and what is so neat about this recipe is you can make it on Saturday, put it in your refrigerator, and have it ready for Sunday night.  This cake actually gets better the longer it sits.

Barry's Albino Fox Cake

1 bx- Angel Food Cake Mix ( or get one from Sam's)
Large can-- crushed pineapple-- DO NOT DRAIN
Coconut- Use your judgment on amount
Large marshmallows--only 30 
1 cup milk
8 oz Cool Whip

Tear Cake up into 9 x13 pan. 
Melt marshmallows in milk.   Do not let this boil-----just until the marshmallows are melted. 
Pour over cake. 
Pour pineapple with the juice over that. 
Sprinkle coconut over the top  (just use your own judgment about how much)
Spread Cool whip on top. 
Top with more coconut.