Friday, April 18, 2014

Whats on Your Heart


 Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart[a] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (NKJV)

Good morning Beautiful Women of God,

Today I would like to ask you a question. "What is on Your heart?" There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Only a truthful one.

I have found that no matter how I try to conceal my heart issue, it comes out. Sometimes in how I interact with my children and husband, other times in how I feel overall. What's on our hearts comes out, even when we think we are dealing with it. Being a mother has so many twist and turns that our heart can get filled in a matter of seconds. Its time to find a safe place to release.

One thing that we desire to do as a group of mothers and women is to encourage and pray with other women. WE want to know how we can best accomplish that in your life. What are some of your most pressing issues, questions or concerns. We may not have all the answers but we have experience and  three steps in the right direction which would be God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. 

We are asking for your personal feedback on topics you would like us to discuss on the blog or forum. From how to pick the best shoe for your newborn to how to handle a teen that seems to be headed in the wrong directions. Being a mother or grandmother doesn't come with a handbook but it does come with a hand. Allow us to be that hand in your life.

We love you, please leave feedback and comments on the blog page or forum page and lets begin interacting with each other on a more intimate level.

Be Blessed and Have a great Friday

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Resurrection Rolls

When searching for faith based Easter activities, I can across the recipe for Resurrection Rolls and knew they would be a fun activities for my kids and a great way to reinforce the real meaning of Easter.

Ingredients Needed

Crescent Roll Dough
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
3 Tablespoons Butter (melted)

How to Make Resurrection Rolls 

Step 1 - Melt the butter in one bowl

Step 2 - Combine the Sugar and Cinnamon in another bowl

Step 3 - Place one triangle shaped piece of crescent roll on a plate.  This represents the tomb.

Step 4 - Take a marshmallow.  This represents the body of Christ.

Step 5 - Dip the marshmallow in the butter and then roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture.  This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.

Step 6 - Place the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap the dough around it.  Be sure to pinch the edges of the dough tightly to prevent the marshmallow from oozing out of the cracks while it is cooking.

Step 7 - Place the rolls on a cookie sheet and bake according to the direction on the crescent roll package.

Step 8 - When rolls are done, remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.  Once cooled, break open a roll and it will be empty.  Just like Jesus's tomb.

These rolls were quick, easy and fun to make.  We made these rolls after dinner for an evening snack, but they would also be a great addition to Easter morning breakfast.

You may also be interested in: Faith based Easter Activities for Kids

Are You An Angel?

Blessings to you ladies!

As I sit here thinking about what to write, I am thinking about how thankful I am that God provides guardian angels for His children.  We may or may not be able to see the angels He sends to protect us, to lift us up and give us encouragement every day.  Sometimes our angels are our family, friends, co-workers, or even strangers. 

I know throughout my life there have been numerous times where a guardian angel has helped me or saved me from some danger.  I believe God brings certain people into our lives at different times to be those guardian angels who watch over us.  I also believe that God calls us to be someone else's guardian angel.  This thought brings to my mind a song co-written and sung by Francesca Battistelli called, "Angel By Your Side."  The song is about being there for others when they are going through a difficult time.  It’s not hard to be an angel to someone else.  It could be standing by a family member's or friend’s side as a physician gives them bad news.  It could be holding your child tightly when he or she has a bad dream and wakes up crying.  It could be leaving your husband a note of encouragement in his lunchbox to let him know you are thinking of him and you love him. 

Being an angel to someone else doesn’t mean you can fix everything that is going wrong in their life because that is not possible.  You may not be able to fix anything that is going wrong in someone else’s life.  However, you can be there to hold them, to love them and to remind them that God loves them, too. 

Last week, one of my sisters lost one of her earthly guardian angels—her husband of thirty-five years.  They have been through almost every trial you can imagine.  But, he was always there for her.  If there was only one song I could play for her at this time, it would be Francesca Battistelli’s song, “Angel By Your Side.”   

I want to challenge you to be someone's angel today and every day.  There are so many people around us who are hurting and need prayers.  They need someone to care.  Even if we cannot physically or financially do a lot for them, we can still listen.  We can be their prayer warrior and pray with them and for them.  


Francesca Battistelli - Listen To "Angel By Your Side"

"For He will command his angels concerning you  to guard you in all your ways."  Psalm 91:11 ESV