Who comes to mind when you think of a woman of worth? What character does that woman display?
Titus 2: 3-5
The older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things- that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
Don’t miss this weeks talk as Wendy gives us insight into this topic.
I love easy, prepare ahead food. This recipe is from a friend who always use to make it on Christmas morning for her family. She was the mentor at my table when I attended a mom2mom group. It is so yummy and so very easy! Great addition to your Christmas morning while the wrapping paper flies and smiles abound.
Nutty French Toast
12 slices of french bread (1 “)
2 cups of milk
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup butter – softened
3 T. dark Karo syrup
1 c. chopped nuts ( I like to use pecans.)
Place bread in greased 13×9 pan. In large bowl, beat eggs milk, vanilla and cinnamon; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Meanwhile in mixing bowl cream butter, brown sugar and syrup until smooth; spread over bread. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake uncovered at 350 for 1 hour or until golden brown. Add a side of yummy fruit and breakfast is complete! – Julie
Right before a storm everyone seems to get a bit anxious. You start to think of things you can do to prepare yourself for the unpleasant weather. You wonder if you should pick up an extra gallon of milk, or stop and fuel up your car, and you worry about the safety of your family as you run around doing all the things in your normal day.
In times of stress I have found comfort in these verses.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 6-7
Nothing is beyond the power of God. Not even inclement weather.
“The Bible says that every good gift comes from God, and strength is definitely a good gift! God often uses practical things in my life to give me that gift. My son just turned one, and I am commonly given strength when he is willing to sit on my lap and read with me or happily play some little game. Those things are an easy and obvious reminder of the happiness of motherhood, and they give me energy to keep happily chugging along.
Also, my husband is a constant source of strength. His encouragement is always recharging and comforting.
Third, simply having other moms around me strengthens me because they are a reminder that so many other women are out there doing the same things I am.
It is great to have other moms who I can ask for advice and bounce ideas off of. It gives me confidence I might not otherwise have.” -Aleaha
“Liking coffee is not essential but common grounds are. The joy of a friendship is things like having each other’s back, jumping in to help, a knowing look, a laugh shared, a remembered birthday, and always having someone to sit with at events. Friendship blooms out of shared interests or situations, a hobby, kids’ ages, a job. To have a gal pal laugh with you and cry with you is balm. If you know the joy of a good friend, consider this: the Bible calls Jesus a friend to Christians. If you enjoy time with girlfriends the friendship of the Prince of Peace is even greater. The benefit we receive from having a friend is great but the benefit from having Jesus as our Savior and friend means health and life forever! One more thought on friendships…if common ground you and a friend share is Christ, the friendship should have times when you challenge each other and speak scriptural truth to each other when sin rears it’s ugly head. Then the friendship is at it’s fullest and you can both enjoy freedom in that relationship knowing your friend will indeed call you on the mat if you are venturing into gossip, complaining, or whatever other sins tempt you” -Lynnette