Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Family Fun

With the holidays coming up, you're sure to have more time with family and maybe even family members you don't see often.

Here's an idea for family time fun from The Christian Girl's Guide to the Bible:

Family Fun
     Talk to your parents about having a special family night. Then make one or more of the snacks below to share while you spend time together. Pour the ingredients listed into a bag or bowl for sharing and just mix or shake.

Sweet Family Mix
1 cup plain M&Ms
1 cup peanut M&Ms
1 cup white morsels (chips)
1 cup gummy bears
1 cup malted milk balls (Whoppers)

Pretzel Mix
1 cup plain M&Ms
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup pretzel sticks
1/2 cup peanuts or sunflower seeds

Healthy Mix
1 cup cubed hard cheese
1 cup peanuts
1 cup cubed turkey
1/2 cup sunflower seeds

     Kabobs are fun and easy to make! Just thread the ingredients listed and on a wood or metal kabob stick .

Fruit Kabobs
Kiwi squares
Strawberry halves
Pineapple chunks

Sandwich Kabobs
Lunch meat cubes
Cheese cubes
Bread squares

     After trying some of these ideas, create your own mixes and kabobs. See who can come up with the most creative ones.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thank a Veteran

Be sure to thank a veteran for his or her service. Here's a video that someone put together on youtube. Unfortuately I can't get it to embed, so I'm putting the link.   http://youtu.be/5pfBUUZNbFM

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's Save Our Girls Day

This is the first national day of prayer for girls-especially for teen girls. You are close to being a teen so we also want to pray that your teen years will be great and you will stay close to Jesus through them all. Look at your friends and consider just a few facts:

1 in 3 teen girls becomes pregnant
1 in 3 teen pregnancies is ended by abortion (so one in 9 teen girls will have an abortion)
Girls get depressed more than boys and experiment with drugs more than boys

The world can be tough, but as young women prayer can make you strong, so spend P-O-W-E-R time with God

  • Pray -pour out your thoughts and feelings and listen for God to respond-HE will
  • Open up to other Christians in praying together-who share your faith will strengthen you-ask your mom, friends,and church to pray 4U and with U
  • Word of God will strengthen you-so read the Bible and gain wisdom and encouragement from it-read about Hannah pouring out her heart to God(1 Samuel1:7-20), a forgiven woman (Luke 7:37-48) , and how God made plans for you as he created you inside your mother's womb--let God's Word be prayers-Psalm 51:10 is a great morning prayer (create in me a clean heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me)
  • Evaluate of life and what's happening--think through to the outcomes and ask God to show you his plan and how he could use you--things may seem terrible but know the season will pass and joy will return
  • Request better results--look back at how God has answered prayers and how you have grown. Consider the results you want it you life and set those as goals and then work toward the goals--you cannot control people but you can make wise choices in how to live--ask God to give you a vision of the results He can help you achieve and trust he will do it
And pray for a teen girl you know--pray God will give her strength and peace and much more!

Check out Save our Girls Day on facebook---http://www.facebook.com/SaveOurGirls