Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Poster

Lately I've been making a lot of posters. My church has a lot of blank walls in the Sunday School hall, so I've been taking pictures and putting scriptures on them. They've turned out really good. Here are a couple of my favorites just to show you what they look like:

I have been having a lot of fun making these posters. At first I was making them with scriptures I liked and thought would be good to put up in Sunday School. Now I'm asking the Sunday School Teachers what they would like in their rooms. =)
So far, I've made 15 posters and an invitation for a banquet coming up.
One poster that I really enjoyed making was one for my own Sunday School room. Every Sunday we have coffee and donuts; a perfect pair to my way of thinking. =) Anyways, I have seen on Pinterest the signs for coffee and the cute sayings about coffee. But my favorite one was, "all I need today is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus". So I made a poster on Photoshop, cloning 2 pictures together, and this is what I got.
I loved it! And my teacher and his wife loved it. So this is what is hanging above the coffee pot in my Sunday school room.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Starbucks at Home

So a while back we got into the McDonalds frappe’s, but instead of buying them all the time, we found a recipe. Which brings us to the conversation of Starbucks coffee. I love coffee and I love Starbucks, but the downfall that everyone faces, is the price.
So, I have bought Starbucks coffee beans to grind at home, (from Wal-Mart) and now am finding recipes to make at home.
The first recipe I found was a White Mocha Frappuccino. It turned out perfect! Just like Starbucks, and its so simple. =)
We like simple.
First, make coffee. For one cup of the frappe only use 1/2 of a cup of coffee.
While that is brewing, melt 1/2 cups of white chocolate chips.
Add 2/3 cups of milk to the chips.
Let everything cool till room temp. or a little warmer.
Put everything into the blender and add 1-2 cups of ice.
Blend till ice is just chopped. This is your preference whether you like the ice in your drink more coarse or very thin.
And wa-lah! Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Give Thanks

This past week, my siblings an I were able to attend a conference in Nashville Tennessee. We had an amazing time. One of the best messages we heard was one on thankfulness. Have you ever notices that in 2 Timothy 3, God puts un-thankfulness on the same level as un-holiness?
2 Timothy 3:2: For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
Wow! Being thankful is a big deal to God.
One saying that Gabe said many times through his sermon, has been in my mind ever since Friday morning. This is what he said: “Every irritation, in an invitation, to enter into the presence of God, when received with thanksgiving.” Every time something irritates me now, Gabe’s voice comes back into my head saying this. It is then that I have to make a choice whether to give in to the flesh to gripe, complain and be unthankful. Or to let the Holy Spirit lead me in to a wonderful time of praise and thanksgiving to God.
The Bible says, ‘In every thing give thank:’ (1 Thess 5:18) Everything, means everything. The good and the bad.
Since this has been on my mind, today I took the time to make a poster with that saying.