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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Talk on Tuesday


Last Tuesday, I shared with the ladies a bit about the theme of Cinderella.
Valentine's Day was approaching and I felt to share about how
Jesus wants to have a love relationship with us.
He longs to romance us.
We are His Bride.
As I began to search a bit about the story of Cinderella
 I noticed that Hollywood is coming out with another movie next month.
I thought that was a nice confirmation.
Here is the movie trailer.
Most young girls have always been fascinated by this story.
It's been around for hundreds of years in many cultures with varying story lines.
(Vintage cover of the book of Cinderella)
As young girls we dream about meeting the man of our dreams and sharing a life together.
Our Prince Charming.
God put that desire in us, to be loved and to want to love someone.
 When I came to know Jesus at the age of 9, I received a scripture verse
that I have held onto ever since.
You are altogether beautiful, my darling,
    beautiful in every way.
Song of Solomon 4:7
We as women often struggle with this area of beauty and worth.
We feel like Cinderella.
We feel like no one cares or no one notices.
We feel unappreciated and unlovely.
God is not a Man that He should lie.
So when He says that you beautiful and that you are the apple of His eye,
He means it!
He loves you!
You are beautiful to Him!
This was the front of the postcard that I designed.
I shared a song from Bethel Music called, "We Dance".
It's easier to have a "friend" relationship with Jesus
than to have a "romantic" relationship.
But all of scripture from Genesis to Revelation declares God's deep love for us.
I asked the ladies to close their eyes and imagine that they were dancing
in the arms of Jesus wearing their beautiful evening gown.
The words to the song were put on the back of the postcard.
I brought heart-shaped sugar cookies to share.
Sugar Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cream butter and sugar.
Beat in egg and extracts.
Add in the flour, baking powder and salt.
Do not chill the dough.
Divide the dough into two balls.
Roll each ball onto floured surface
Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use.
 Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheets for 6-7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
Makes about three dozen cookies.
Recipe may be doubled.
If desired, apply icing once the cookies are cooled.


1 cup icing sugar, sifted
1 1/2-2 tablespoons of milk (just enough to get the right consistency)
1-2 drops of food colouring to create desired colour.
I used one small drop of red to create the pink colour.
Use a dull knife to apply the icing on the cookies.
Shake some sparkling sugars immediately after applying the icing or they won't stick.

Happy Valentine's Day! (Belated)


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