At Middle Creek Church of the Brethren
Thanks, Kristen, for inviting me.
It makes me sad, because I wanted to take it along on our next road trip (tomorrow).
Oh, well I think we have enough sugary things packed.
White Grape Cherry Juice
Fresh Fruit Tray
Pepper Jam and Cream Cheese/Crackers
Ham and Cheese Quiche Florentine
Cheesecake Cranberry Bars
Double Chocolate Pecan Tassies
Rice Krispie Treat Cups
Hawaiian Turtle Cups
Assorted Teas and Coffee
I think I will try the Cheesecake Cranberry Bars. (upper left).
They were DELICIOUS.
The White Grape Cherry Juice is on the left.
It was a hostess gift.
I expect that she crocheted it herself.
I love it!
Gift #2 – Sacrifice – God’s sacrifice for us – our bodies are a living sacrifice. The reward is joy and fulfillment.
Gift #4 – Discipline – the rewards are maturity, wisdom, peace, and strength.
During this section I loved her version of “Footprints.”
It went something like this:
At the end of a faithful, Christian woman’s life, she and God were looking back over their footprints in the sand.
In the beginning of her walk with God – she noticed that God’s footprints were nice and straight and hers were all over the place.
Then as she learned to walk with God, her footprints became straighter and often fit right inside God’s larger footprints.
Then as they continued the journey, she saw a time where both of their footprints were all over the place, she became troubled, and asked God what that was all about.
“I can understand why my footprints weren’t straight, and didn’t always match Yours, but why weren’t Your footprints straight?
God said, “Oh, that’s when we were dancing!”
Staying with God brings joy.
Come unto Me and I will give you rest.
Call unto Me and I will answer you.
Give and it shall be given to you, pressed down and overflowing.
If we confess our sins, God will forgive us.
Our hope comes from God.
…and I could go on and on and on.
She ended by challenging us to be open to receive and experience God’s many gifts of grace.