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Preparing and Setting up a Buffet Line for Barbecue or Cookout

Setup a buffet line, so that your family and friends will have ease at getting their plates and loading their plates with the best food they’ve had all day.  Begin the buffet line with the plates and bowls so that your guests can serve themselves.  Next, place the many meal choices for their plates.  Then, you want to have a dish, bowl or saucer for the salad, fruit, or other cold dishes.  Afterwards, you can place the napkins and silverware at the end.  It would be nice if the desserts have their own place along side their own saucers, bowls, silverware, and napkins.  The beverages should also be separated from the food, so that your guest does not have to juggle too many dishes at one time or disturb the flow of the buffet line when going back for their beverage of choice or their dessert.  If time permits, you can have some beverages, such as tea and lemonade prepared.  

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4th of July Wreath

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Calculated Cost:

Wreath Form $ 1.00
Hat $1.00
2 Stems of Carnations (Red, White, and Blue) $2.00
Ribbon $1.00
Total $5.00 plus taxes

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Women Mayors in Action

Still I Rise

Maya Angelou
1928 – 2014

Still I Rise

   Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

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How to make Water with Lime

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  • Benefits of drinking lime water are
    1. Promotes drinking water
    2. Energizes the body
    3. Great source of antioxidants
    4. Helps promote skin health and fights signs of aging
    5. Supports digestive health
    6. Boosts immune health
    7. Boosts brain power
    8. Supports metabolism and weight loss
    9. Provides nourishment for healthy kidneys
    10. Helps your body absorb iron
    11. Relieves inflammation
    12. Lowers blood sugar
    13. May support joint health
    14. Helps with heartburn
    15. Reduces chances of cancer
    16. Helps prevent kidney stones
    17. Prevents the growth of micro-organisms
    18. Fights infections
    19. Controls blood pressure
    20. Banishes Bad Breath

     

Today We Must Hear From GOD



8 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

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WATER is Essential for LIFE

Water is essential for life.  Water is used as a symbolism for salvation, cleansing, and the Holy Spirit. 

Water is rich in nutrients for our health and wellness.  Water increases energy, stimulates our brain, fuels our muscles, boosts our productivity, normalizes our blood, helps maintain a healthy weight, rids toxins from our body, reduces stress, boosts our immune system, and calorie free.

God provides us with what we need and he enriches his creation.  Psalms explains:

9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.

10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.

11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

 

Genesis 1:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

 

 

Isaiah 55:1-2 King James Version (KJV) 

1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness

 

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Able to Help

 

14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 

15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 

16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 

17 For this reason he had to be made like them,[a] fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 

18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

Hebrews 2:14-18

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Grief Overturned

The Lord is Risen Indeed!

Luke 24:13-27

13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven milesa]”>[a] from Jerusalem. 

14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 

15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;

16 but they were kept from recognizing him.

17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast.

18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

19 “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people.

20 The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him;

21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third daysince all this took place.

22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning

23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive.

24 Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”

25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?”

27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

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Strength in Suffering

TheMatthew 5:1-12

New International Version (NIV)

Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.

The Beatitudes

He said:

3  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.