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The Discipline of Serving Others

There is a secret discipline appointed for every man and woman whose life is lived for others. No one escapes that discipline, nor would wish to escape it; nor can any shelter another from it. And just as we have seen the bud of a flower close round the treasure within, folding its secret up, petal by petal, so we have seen the soul that is chosen to serve, fold round its secret and hold it fast and cover it from the eyes of man. The petals of the soul are silence.

--Amy Carmichael

Cookie Baking Night 05/08/17

Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Carissa, Allison, Rylar, and Enzo. We made peanut butter pretzel bars.


We started by crushing the pretzels. We put them in a plastic bag and used a rolling pin to crush them. 

Next measure out some peanut butter.

Add the powdered sugar. Mix. Spread in a pan. Melt some chocolate to put on top. Throw on a few M&Ms for color. 


And Voila! 

Tonight we made flower-garden pictures. My mom, Clara, spends her days coloring flowers that she uses to minister to others in various ways. One of the ways we used them today was in our pictures. The kids glued the flowers to large pieces of paper and used colored paper or markers to add stems. 


I think they turned out beautifully. It blesses my heart to see the generations coming together here and each glorifying God with what He has given them. 


For our Bible lesson this evening, we once again turned to the book "God's Names" by Sally Michael. Tonight we learned the name J…