Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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Cindy in her creative nature even created a song for MOPS using the 12 days of Christmas Theme. Here it is:
On the first day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
a break from the daily insanity
On the second day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
2 friendly greeters
On the 3rd day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
3 on time door prizes
On the 4th day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
4 Christy Crafts
On the 5th day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
5 quick, cheap and delicious recipes
On the 6th day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
Wise mentor Moms
On the 7th day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
7 pesky pages
On the 8th day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
8 inspiring speakers (especially the last one)
On the 9th day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
9 embarrassing ice breakers
On the 10th day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
10 breakfast casseroles
On the 11th day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
11 BOGO coupons
On the 12th day of Christmas my MOPS group gave to me:
12+ life long friends.
I hope to see everyone at the Moms Night out at Jenn's house Friday.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Please join us for our last meeting of 2009. We will be having our Christmas Celebration. Everyone is bringing food, so it will indeed be a celebration. Mentor Mom, Cindy will be speaking for a short time on "Love that is Out of this World". See you Tuesday!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Congrats to Hana Lynch for winner the "Tickle Our Taste Buds" at our Dec 1st meeting. Her winning dish was a delicious cake. It was so light and airy. And the taste was to die for. Below is the recipe so we can make it for our families. Enjoy!
Oatmeal Apple Sauce Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ cups oatmeal (uncooked)
½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
¾ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp baking powder
¾ cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup apple sauce
¾ cup milk
1 ½ cup raisins (optional)
Cream Cheese Frosting
½ cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 pounds confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
In a bowl, mix together flour, oatmeal, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and baking powder.
In a large bowl, cream butter with sugar. Add eggs, apple sauce, and milk; beat until well blended. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in raisins (if desired). Pour into the prepared pans.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let sit for 5 min, then remove from the pans and cool on wire racks.
To prepare the frosting, place butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth. Add vanilla and blend well.
Frost the cake when it is completely cool. Store in the refrigerator. Makes 8-10 servings.
Friday, December 11, 2009
This was MOPS, 3rd consecutive year being involved with this shelter at Christmas time.
It was just wonderful to sit and talk to these soon to be moms and share stories and of course the hope of Christ. The Room at the Inn of The Triad is a christian based organization. They have 2 devotionals every day, where they can either share from the bible or talk about goals. They do not force the love of Christ on anyone, but it is felt all around. We got to share our faith with them and have a sweet time of prayer with 4 of them. We pray that our gifts will help show how much we do love them, not because anything they did or anything we did, but because Christ first loved us, we love them. A big thanks to Rikki, Michela, Joanna, Flemania, Anne, Leslie, and Anna for joining me in representing our MOPS groups during this service project. I pray that it was a blessing to each of you.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Wow what an incredible meeting. Sr. Pastor Jake Thornhill, Jr., honored our MOPS group again, by speaking to our ladies. His topic: A Mother is the Heart of the Home just as Christ is the Center of the Universe. Is was an exciting and emotional meeting. There is no doubt that his words reached our ladies. We were also honored to have one of our "Wiser Women" attend the meeting Brenda Lancaster, mother-in-law to last year coordinator, Leigh Lancaster. After Pastor Jake spoke, she felt called to speak from her heart and her words were exactly what we needed and a great follow-up to Pastor Jake. I had prayed about this meeting since Sept and boy was I amazed at the outcome. We also had an awesome craft, which was an outreach project for The Room at the Inn of the Triad. We will be delivering the baby blankets on Thursday 12/10. We hope you will be able to make the next meeting on Dec 15th. See you there.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Only 2 more MOPS meetings left in 2009.
I am very excited about the meeting on Tuesday Dec 1st, as Life Community Church's Sr. Pastor is coming to speak to us on Christ: The Center of the Universe, staying with our theme "Together on Planet MOM". Pastor Jake has spoken at MOPS before, so having him back is a BIG treat.
We are also doing our service project for December, for The Room at the Inn of the Triad. We will be making baby blankets for the soon to be moms and signing cards. Don't forget your donations. Remember even if you are running late, its never to late to join us. See you Tuesday!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Congrats to Jenn Duke for winning the "Tickle Our Taste Buds" this week. Her winning dish was a hearty "Sausage Roll". Here's how to make it for your family.
2 cans Crescent Rolls
2 lbs Sausage
1 block Cream Cheese
approx. 1/2 cup shredded cheese (although I don't measure)
I also use low fat everything....
Brown sausage and drain, put back in pan and melt cream cheese together
Lay one crescent rolls in the bottom of a casserole dish.
Spread sausage and cream cheese mixture over crescent roll
Sprinkle with shredded cheese
Lay 2nd crescent roll on top and press down around edges
Bake on 350 for approx. 20 minutes (depending on oven!)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
1. Bind yourself to the Lord.
2. Love this messy man-unconditional.
3. Remember your real enemy.
I walked away from this meeting with some wonderful applications.
You can visit Lara's blog for more insights on her journey with God at My Adventure with God, Unrehearsed , or you can email her at WilliamsL@triad.rr.com. Thanks again Lara and you are welcome back anytime.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Congrats to Christy Secraw for being our Tickle Our Taste Buds Winner with her Cinnamon Cream Cheese Breakfast Bake. It was a delicious breakfast dessert. I can't wait to make it.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Breakfast Bake
2 tubes crescent rolls
2 – 8 oz. cream cheese
1 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
¾ C. sugar
1 T. cinnamon
1 stick butter
Soften cream cheese & add sugar & vanilla. Beat until smooth. Unroll 1 package crescent rolls and lay in a 9x13 baking pan, pressing seams together to seal. Spread cream cheese mixture on top. Lay 2nd package of crescents on top of cream cheese mixture. Pour melted butter over & top with remaining sugar/cinnamon. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
The weekend is here and I hope your families are excited about your weekend activites. Don't forget to FALL BACK ONE HOUR!! I am looking forward to our time together on Tuesday morning as we discuss methods for money-saving. We will be touching on topics such as coupons, food storage, meal planning, and general habits for effective savings. There will be plenty of time for discussion, so please take some time to think about what problems you are having or where you can improve on your budget.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Congrats to Joanna Tyler for winning our Tickle Our Taste Buds with her Chess Casserole. It was very hearty and yummy. Below is the recipe.
(Cheese, Hashbrowns, Egg, & Sausage Supreme!)
2 large cans Crescent Rolls
1 lb. ground sausage
½ large onion, diced
1 (8 oz) block cream cheese
2 tbsp milk
2 cups shredded cheese (I use sharp cheddar)
1 (20 oz) bag Simply Potatoes shredded hash browns
Seasoned salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 375. Line bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish with one can of the crescents, pressing the seams together.
Brown the sausage in a skillet with the onions; drain off any fat and return to skillet. Melt block of cream cheese into the sausage and spread mixture over the crescent rolls in the baking dish.
Beat the eggs together with the milk and salt and pepper to taste. Scramble the eggs and spread over the sausage mixture. Sprinkle one cup of the shredded cheese over the eggs.
Prepare the hash browns according to package instructions with the olive oil and seasoned salt. Spread over the cheese in dish. Sprinkle the remaining cup of shredded cheese over the hash browns. Unroll the second can of crescents and place on top of casserole.
Bake for 30 – 35 mins until crescents are golden brown.
A fruitless branch with nothing to show,
Unaware of the tricks of your foe,
Peter tells us to
KNOW AND GROW!
Please join us for an in-depth study of 2nd Peter beginning on Thursday, oct 29th at 9:30am.
We will meet for 1 hour weekly (and yes…it’s ONE hour only for all you busy ladies) for 7 weeks (with a break for Thanksgiving).
There is no cost…just bring your Bible.
Childcare provided: please request.
If you are seriously interested in attending this Bible Study or have questions, please reply to Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is not enough interest the class will be postponed until Spring.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Homemade Gourmet will save you hundreds of dollars on those crazy grocery bills or last minute runs to the local restaurant, and renew your hope that there is a solution to the mealtime madness. I can help you get a delicious, healthy and affordable meal on the table so that you can use the important time to enjoy your family.
Also, with Christmas fast approaching, I can show you great and inexpensive gifts that anyone would love to receive.
Today, we can have your mealtime menu planned and Christmas gifts bought and out of the way. You can receive a 20% discount by becoming my “Preferred Customer,” or eat for free by sharing Homemade Gourmet with your family and friends.
If you would like to taste before you buy, why not come to my Taste & Tell Fall Party, Saturday, October 24th @ 2:00pm. There will be lots of food, demos, and door prizes. Bring a friend. Remember 20% of all purchases made that day will go to our MOPS group.
Contact me: Ashley Parrish – 617-7008
– maparrishclan at triad dot rr dot com
You can also check out my website – http://www.quickndeliciousdinners.com/
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Enjoy a Hayride and stories then pick your favorite pumpkin! Total cost: $2.00 per child
Tuesday, October 13th
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
1 box of spice cake mix
1 can pumpkin
4-5 tablespoons of water.
Mix on low with mixer for a couple of minutes. Bake in the oven on 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I wanted to mentioned Tricia's business again that helps women that are diagnosed with breast cancer. You never know when you might be able to refer this business to a women in need, and directing them to a woman who has been through what they are going through will giving them an everlasting hope.
Tricia's Pink Bowtique
1707-H North Main Street
High Point, NC 27262
"Mastectomy Products With a Survivors Insight"
To learn more about breast cancer please visit the American Cancer Society.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Items listed in red are especially appreciated!
*New or gently used infant clothing, especially preemie & newborn size clothing for girls
*Diapers, newborn or size 1
*New or gently used Boppy pillows (positioning aids often used for breastfeeding)
*Onesies, size newborn or 0-3 months
*New or like new baby furniture & equipment. Please make sure these items are clean and in good working condition.
*Scrapbooks or scrapbooking supplies
*Gas cards for families who must travel long distances to be with their babies in the NICU
*Grocery gift cards or vouchers
*Restaurant gift cards or coupons
*High back, reclining high chair (great for infants & toddlers with special needs)
Many local grocery stores have boxes you can drop the lids in to save on postage!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
(Christy, Ashley, Sherri, Laura, Julia)
(Tanya, Christy, Laura, Julia)
(Janet, Sara, Leslie)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Unfortunately, there are many children still fighting cancer. As is typical during chemotherapy treatments, Matheson received numerous blood product transfusions. We have been made acutely aware of the importance of blood drives and donations during our experiences these past months.
In honor of Matheson Barber, and other children facing this disease, Life Community Church and the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on September 22nd from 1:30-7:00pm. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact Holly Barber at 880-5430 or email@example.com. If you are unable to donate blood for any reason, but would still like to help, we are also in need of several volunteers that day to make things run more smoothly. Volunteers would work in 2-3 hour shifts, assisting in several different areas. If you interesting in donating your time instead of blood, please contact Holly!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Our Next Meeting in Sept 15th at 9am which is on "The World-Wide Web". Its not too late for you to join us. Come see what we are all about, I promise you wont be disappointed.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
One of our moms (Joanna) has been so blessed by the services that they have provided her during her stay at the RMH when her daughter was in the hospital, that she organized this project thru our charter church Life Community's Sunday school class "Married Life"as a way to give back. We met at the church at 7am to commute together to Chapel Hill.
We prepared and cooked brunch for the residents staying at the RMH. It was fun and a blessing to be able to feed these families when they are there to be close to there sick children. Even though this was not a MOPS event, I wanted to post to show how active our MOPS MOMS are in the community. Thanks again Joanna for organizing this wonderful project.
(Back row: Emma (Joanna's mom), Joanna (DG Team Leader), Janet(Coordinator), Tracey (Mentor MOM). Front row: Shana (future MOPS mom), Tanya (Asst. Creative Activities Leader)
Friday, August 7, 2009
(Front back to front: Zack, Alana, Hayden, Ella, Halle, Daniel and Sydney)
(Liz with daughter Alana)
(left to right: Ashley, Halle and Ella)
(left to right: Daniel, Zach and Hayden)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
We had 12 ladies that were able to join us, which included 1 new mom Sara and 1 new soon to be mom Enjonae. It was great introducing them to the other MOPS ladies even before the new MOPS year begins (Sept. 1st). Some of us helped close the place we talked too much, but that is what it is all about. I sure hope you can join us next time.
(Starting from Front Left: Jessica, Hana, Rikki, Janet, Enjonae, Morgan, Liz, Julia, Sara, Katherine, Laura, and Flemania.)
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The MOPS Experience equips women for the joys and challenges of their lives as moms. One key factor in the MOPS Experience is the relationships built within a group. Time and time again, MOPS moms share that the friends they make in MOPS are significant for this season of their life and on into their future. God created us for relationship! It’s one of the defining parts of being human.
However, when you become a mom, all your relationships change. It’s like you have landed on a different planet—Planet Mom—and the relationships on Planet Mom don’t look like the ones on your previous planet. Your relationship with yourself is different—you are a mom! Your relationship with your husband, girlfriends, extended family, community and God have all changed. Many of these changes are positive, some are not. Even positive change requires adjustments on your part.
During the 2009-10 MOPS year, we will explore how to thrive in relationships Together on Planet Mom.
The theme book for 2009-10 is Life on Planet Mom: A Down to Earth Guide to Your Changing Relationships by Lisa T. Bergren. The book is part of the MOPS International Membership benefit. All the moms and Mentors in your group will want to be equipped with this resource as together they learn to navigate the relationships on Planet Mom.
The foundation of being Together on Planet Mom is that God is with us and we are created for relationship with him and each other. We are created to “do life” together. This is definitely true for us as both moms and leaders. The more we draw together in community, the better we are able to thrive as women and moms. And in MOPS leadership, we are better together than individually, which is why the emphasis in MOPS leadership is working together on a team. This life together is underlined in our theme verse for the year, where Jesus promises: “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
They were wonderful to work with MOPS to allow us to have three rooms(2 king size and 1 queen size)to use for our planning and relaxation. As you can see the room decor was just stunning and spacious. Thanks Morgan for working your magic.
We were able to get all of our meetings for the year planned out and God lead us to some exciting meeting ideas and topics.
We had a great devotional on Matthew 18:1-35. We learned more about forgiveness and humility. We also focused on MOPS key verse for the year:
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
We had a great time, gained a better understand of who we are and deepened friendships. I am excited about this year "Together on Planet Mom". Please come join us starting September 1st at 9am to see all of our hard work pay off.
Thanks to all of the ladies that were able to attend. I hope you are as excited as I am for the year to begin. (from bottom to top: Flemania, Jessica, Morgan, Joanna, Julia, Christy, and Janet) Ann not pictured.