Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Mother's Paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13:1-8

If I keep my house immaculately clean, and am envied by all for my interior decorating, but do not show love in my family-I'm just another housewife.
If I'm always producing lovely things-sewing, art; if I always look attractive, and speak intelligently, but am not loving to my family-I am nothing.
If I'm busy in community affairs, teach Sunday school, and drive in the carpool, but fail to give adequate love to my family-I gain nothing.
Love changes diapers, cleans up messes, and ties shoes-over and over again.
Love is kind, though tired and frazzled.
Love doesn't envy another wife-one whose children are "spaced" better, or in school so she has time to pursue her own interests.
Love doesn't try to impress others with my abilities or knowledge as a mother.
Love doesn't scream at the kids.
Love doesn't feel cheated because I didn't get to do what I wanted to do today-sew, read, soak in a hot tub.
Love doesn't assume that my children are being naughty just because their noise level is irritating.
Love doesn't rejoice when other people's children misbehave and make mine look good. Love is genuinely happy when others are honored by their children.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Tomorrow, Wednesday the 23rd, Donna Elam will be leading a lesson on parenting. Hope to see you all there! Note on right side of screen the food list: PURPLE

Monday, September 14, 2009

Recap of Last Meeting

Last week, 9/9/09, we had guest speaker Sarah Mabra come and speak about health and fitness. She stressed how important it is for us to feed our bodies healthy and nutritious foods and teach our children the same habits. Examples were given of QUALITY calories vs. EMPTY calories. Some quality calories would be whole grains, fruits, vegetables, chicken, lean red meat, and nuts. Empty calories would be french fries, pop, candy, bagels, and chips. Sarah also gave us tips on how to get those "picky" eaters to eat healthier, PUREE. When you puree food like fruit and vegetables, they hold their nutritional value but obviously not their shape. Pureed food can be easily added to favorites such as mac&cheese, muffins, meatballs, and beverages.

Thanks Sarah for all the helpful information. You can visit Sarah at Mabra Chiropractic for more of this info and special NEW information on allergies!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Guest Speaker Tomorrow

At tomorrows MC meeting we will have guest speaker Sarah Mabra. She is a chiropractor at Mabra Chiropractic and a mother. She will be speaking on a variety of topics such as backpack safety. Join us tomorrow at 9am at FBC to hear Sarah speak, eat, and fellowship among mothers. Are you connected???

Food Group: GREEN