Monday, April 30, 2012

Wrapping up BIble 101

A message from Tiffany:

I want to thank you all for your commitment and participation through a not so interesting study. I worked hard to try to make it educational and hope you took something away to help you know how to study your bible better and know what it means to you and the message within.

  • Heather's Papaw is doing well after pacemaker surgery.
  • Chrisha is here!
  • Mark and Chrisha were able to settle with the insurance company to have equity in the totaled car.
  • Ruth is feeling better.
  • Leon is getting re-baptized.
  • CRCT is over!
Prayer Requests:
  • Stephanie's brother, Travis, is up for parole.  Pray for his hearing to go well and him to be released.
  • A friend of Valerie's had to rush her baby to the hospital.
  • Financial wisdom for the Israel's as they purchase a new car.
  • Michelle needs prayers of strength.
  • Heather has an unspoken request so please pray for her.
  • Heather's Papaw to continue to heal with his new pacemaker.
  • Please pray for Skylar as she is struggling with bronchitis.
  • Vacation Bible School sign ups start this week.
  • Connect Groups sign up begins on May 6th.
  • Don't forget to keep your eye open for updates for the wheelchair breakfast Saturday, June 2.
  • Vacation Bible School is June 4-8.
Enjoy your month off and we hope to see you again in June as Mark Israel ventures where he has never gone before as our fearless leader.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mexican Night for the Final Week

As I get the pleasure of being the blogger for the Starnes Group, I want to personally thank you for all your prayers, calls, emails, facebook posts, and so on throughout the weekend.  I am trully blessed beyond measure as God wrapped His protective arms around me to keep me safe.  I really appreciate all each of you did.  Thank you!  Praise be to God that I am safe, sound and unharmed!

Prayer Requests:
  • Michelle's Mom is stressed from taking care of her mom (Michelle's grandmother).  Michelle's grandmother needs to be in a facility where she can get this care.  The family is looking into options so please pray as they go through this time.
  • Stephanie's baby girl, Ashtyn, is 21 weeks now.  Please pray she continues to grow and she and Stephanie remain healthy.
  • Michelle, Mark and Cindy need our prayers as they continue through their stress.
  • Mark and Chrisha need prayers as they work with insurance companies, car dealers, etc. to replace Chrisha's car. 

What's Cookin'
Mexican Fiesta Night

Rose - Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese
Starnes' - Taco Beef, Beans, Chicken
Ozee's - Fruit Salad
Chastain's - Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pico
Israel's - Soft and Hard shells
Stephanie - Tortilla Chips
Ruth - Dessert
Salters - Guacamole, Quesidillas

Monday, April 16, 2012

Figures of Speech, More Pure Words, and Manhattan Meatballs!

We are heading into the home stretch with our Bible Study 101.  This Friday we will be covering Figures of Speech (Chapter 9) and More Pure Words (Chapter 10).  Please note there is an error in the chapter numbers from the table of contents vs. the text. 

Praise Reports: 
  • The week is over!
  • April had a great first week at her new job.
  • Skylar turned five.
  • Jake turned eleven.
  • Ashton turned ten.
  • Mark and Michelle had their four year anniversary and went to the marriage conference.
  • Sonya (April's cousin) is fighting the cancer.

Prayer Requests: 
  • Officer Burch adn family in the loss of their eleven year old son, Connor.
  • The driver that hit Connor.
  • Mark C.'s ex wife is having some challenges in her current marriage.  Please pray that this is resolved as the children are witnessing the problems.
  • Rose's friend in the passing of her daughter. 
  • Rose's co-worker lost her mother.
  • Sonya (April's cousin) for healing.

What's Cookin'?
Mama Mia that's a Spicy Meatball!

Manhattan Meatballs - Smith's
Turkey Meatballs - Ozee's
Rice, Mac & Cheese, Parmesan - Starnes'
Salad - Salters
Egg Noodles - Chastain's
Bread - Israel's
Hot Veggie - Ruth can you possibly do this one?
Oreo Balls - Stephanie... you mentioned these and we can't seem to get the thought of them out of our minds... can you do these? 

Have a great week everyone.  We are looking forward to seeing ya'll on Friday night.