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.
I made this poster for my Sunday School room. Every week my Sunday School Teacher’s wife makes us coffee, and they bring a snack. So I thought this was kind of fitting. I made sure it was ok with them first, and they said that’d be good. I go tomorrow to get it printed. =)
Today, I made another drink. This one, is the Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino from McDonald’s. It turned out just like the real thing.
To give it a different twist, enhance the flavor, or just to give it the best flavor, I added coffee. =)
1 cup milk (or 1/2 coffee, 1/2 milk)
2 TBS sugar
1/3 cup chocolate chips
3 TBS chocolate syrup
2 cups ice
1/4 tsp. vanilla
Blend it all up, top with cool whip, or whipped topping; which ever you have. Ta da! you have another in-home drink for summer. =)
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 beans to grind 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.
This poster is upstairs in the teen room.
This poster is in the hallway in between rooms.
This poster is in my Sunday School room. (young adults)
This one I haven’t gotten printed yet. I go tomorrow to get this one and the one on the bottom printed.
This is also in the teen room.
This one is also in the hallway.
This one I have to print.
Here is the poster that my Sunday School teacher asked me to make. I am in the Young Adults class and he wanted a poster that shows we are grounded in the written word and it is our direction.
Lately I have been into making posters for my Church. Our wall are bare and I thought they needed something. So, I got on photoshop and started to work. I made 6 different posters the first week, now I’m working on ones for classrooms as requested by the teachers. Here is one for the New Converts class. I’ll post more as I get them done.