Monthly Archives: November 2006

4 Reasons to Buy a CNC Cookbook Today


Food interests everyone. Food connects people. Especially tasty food. The CNC cookbook is available for purchase and of course has recipes for tasty food. Contact a Women’s Ministry Team member and she’ll get you connected.

Below are four reasons you’ll want to buy your cookbook today.

  1. There are a limited number of books left. You don’t want to be the only CNC family member without one.
  2. This cookbook contains 350+ family-tested and family-loved recipes. You can cook any recipe and know that it’ll be a winner.
  3. The kid’s recipe section is darling. There are 24 unabridged recipes from CNC children ages 4-11.
  • You’ll find a recipe for Seth’s Pizza Man (p. 248) which you’ll want to start today since it takes 30,000 hours to cook.
  • Hannah’s Super Duper Homemade French Toast (p. 246) is a must try especially for those milk lovers as it calls for 7 cups of milk.
  • John’s chocolate chip cookie (p. 244) ingredient list is easy enough with 1 c. flour, 3 c. regular milk and 2 c. chocolate chips.
  • Have a hankering for strawberries in your eggs? Check out Emily’s Arnez Scrambled Eggs on page 242.

4. It only costs $14.99. At this price you can even buy one as a gift.

Come by the church to buy a book. If you want one sent to you, lmk.


Playing Hurt


Champions learn to play hurt.

A successful Jewish businessman once remarked to me, “Amateurs can produce when they feel like it. Pros can produce when they don’t feel like it.” Spurgeon, like many great accomplishers, fought with a thorn in his flesh. by Fred Smith

Game Readies Ladies for Dec. 2nd Party


See ya’ll Dec 2nd, 6 pm at CNC. Bring your dozen appetizers and wrapped White Elephant gift.

Okay ladies; grab your purse and a pen. Check off each item below that you find in your purse. Count how many items you have.

The score card follows. It will describe what Christmas character you are and what action to take in order to get INTO the Christmas spirit.

□ Christmas shopping list
□ Christmas stamp
□ Christmas bow
□ Christmas card
□ Coupon for candy
□ Coupon for anything you are to prepare for the Christmas meal
□ Christmas bill or receipt
□ Pencil or pen with a Christmas picture or greeting
□ Christmas picture
□ Christmas key chain
□ Nov. 19th Bulletin with ladies Christmas party info (Give yourself 2 points.)

Number of items in purse:
Scrooge: Attend the White Elephant Christmas party to lose your humbug.
1-3. Grinch: Bring one (wrapped) Christmas item found in your home to swap grinchiness for joy.
4-6. George Bailey: Come from 6-8 p.m. to remember how fun it is to celebrate with CNC women.
7-9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Bring 1 dozen appetizers to light the way for Christmas cheer.
10-12: Santa and Mrs. Claus: You are over the top. But come to the party at CNC anyway.
Maybe you’ll rub off on the rest of us.

See ya’ll Dec 2nd, 6 pm at CNC. Bring your appetizers and wrapped White Elephant gift.

Related Post  . . .  Table of Contents for Christmas Posts

Man Cannot Live On Chocolate Alone; But Woman Sure Can


I’ve been experimenting on chocolate pies. “Yumm-O.”

I donated one pie to last week’s youth pie sale. And I took two pies to our Thanksgiving feast today.

Here’s my current recipe. It’s a combination of several recipes.

It takes about 5 minutes to put together.


  • 1- 8 oz bar of Hershey’s dark chocolate – broken into small pieces
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 graham cracker crust


  1. Put the following ingredients into a microwave safe bowl: broken chocolate, marshmallows, and 1/3 cup cream.
  2. Microwave until melted. Stir every (one) minute.
  3. Whip up 3/4 of the whipping cream until fluffy.
  4. Fold the whipped cream into the cooked (still warm) chocolate mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Pour into graham cracker crust. Refrigerate. Let set for at least 30 minutes.

I’m not sure what would happen if you didn’t whip the cream before hand. One of these days I’ll make it without doing that step. I’ll let you know the results.

I do know this about dark chocolate:In the beginning, the Lord created chocolate, and he saw that it was good. Then he separated the light from the dark, and it was better.” Anonymous

BUT Retreat is like birthday cake


Date Night is like apple pie. It’s best if you don’t have to share it with too many people.”

“Retreat is like birthday cake. Lots of people sharing it means lots of people at the party. With gifts. The gifts women bring to retreat are themselves; humor, insight, experience, love. And everyone shares the best gifts with everyone.” by Joan Spangler, a retreat 2006 attendee

It’s that time of year: signing up for Retreat 2007. Below are some details. Call me if you have any questions.

To-do list:
· Write retreat date on calendar: June 29-July 1, 2007.
· Read the Retreat details below.
· Complete the form from the previous post
· Write a check for the deposit. ($50.00)
· Turn both into the office at 10600 Coloma Road.
· Do Today!

Information on . . .

Lodge Rooms:

  • $150 per person
  • Double occupancy
  • Three rooms are handicap accessible.


  • $125 per person
  • None are handicap accessible.

Cabins are variable occupancy.

  • Cabin # A – 2 people
  • Cabin # B – 2 people
  • Cabin # 33 – 11 people – this cabin has one bunkbed.
  • Cabin # 54 – 4 people
  • Cabin # 56 – 4 people


  • Reservations are now being accepted for 70 slots.
  • Reservations are on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Final payment is due Sunday, March 25, 2007.

Women’s Retreat 2007 Registration Form: June 29 – July 1


I don’t want to miss out, please sign me up!

Grab a form from church (found in the brochure) or send in your own with the following information. I’d love to see you there!

$50 deposit (at a minimum) must accompany form.

Phone Number:
Email Address:

I’m including my check for:
__ Deposit of $50 for lodge room.
__ Deposit of $50 for cabin room.
__ Full payment of $150 for a lodge room.
__ Full payment of $125 for a cabin room.
__ Other _____________________
__ Scholarship. List $ amount & person:

__ I need a handicap accessible room.
__ If in a cabin, list cabin # preference. ____________

I’m interested in carpooling as a:
__ Driver.
__ Passenger.
I have spoken to someone about being my roommate.
__ No.
__ Yes. If yes, list the name(s):

I have special dietary needs which are:

4 Things I’m Pondering While the Goliaths Outnumber Me


How does God interact with His children during extreme crisis?

How would God like His children to interact with Him during crisis?

Week 9, in the Believing God study by Beth Moore, sets the stage to answer these questions.

Are you in a place where God is saying to you, “I want everything you’ve got. I am going to require every ounce of you on this one?”

I’m in that place. And I’ve been pondering four things from this lesson:

God is bigger than any “title” I have to face. His power trumps. Believe it! It may be a matter of time before I see that power, but it is just as inevitable as the setting sun. BUT even when God does stop the setting sun, “He works out all the consequences.”

The Goliaths in my life are not polite or fair. Ever been in the battle where you are fighting so many Goliaths that you don’t know which one to fight first? That’s me right now.

“For children of God, a perfect setup for catastrophic DEFEAT is also the perfect setup for MIRACULOUS victory.”

That is glorious. That is inspiring. That is our God. There is no God like Jehovah.

Sometimes I am “idiot girl.” When I get myself into a mess, God does not say, “you got yourself into it, now get yourself out of it.”

Yes, I’ll likely have to pay consequences. I might get grace and not get what I deserve.

“But always my chastisement [the consequences I pay] will never be for the sake of punishment. He only chastises to the degree I am taught. God is always for me even when I am my own worst enemy. God is NOT like man.”

God is pleased when I think well enough of Him to ask BIG things.

“Show me Your glory, God.” Moses begs. Forget a bank; he wants to see Fort Knox. He needs a walk in the vault of God’s wealth. Would you stun me with Your strength? Numb me with Your wisdom? Steal my breath away with a brush of Yours? A moment in the spray of the cataract of grace, a glimpse of Your glory, God. This is the prayer of Moses.”

“And God answers it. . . “

“Forgive me my effrontery, shouldn’t Moses’ request be yours? You’ve got problems. . . “

“These are no small issues. A small god? No thanks. You and I need what Moses needed – a glimpse of God’s glory. Such a sighting can change you forever.” It’s Not About Me by Max Lucado

I am in such a place of “believing God when victory demands my all.” And I am believing Him. Part of my victory is due to the prayers and support from many people. Thank you to my fellow sling shot wielders.

Sisters, let’s boost our faith by reading, listening, praying, and talking about our Father God’s actions . . . character . . . love.

How about you, my sister, are you believing God?