Month: April 2016

Fun Ways To Teach Kids About Bugs

Fun Ways To Teach Kids About Bugs

Here in Texas, the last few days have crept up into the 80s and the we’re officially tip-toeing into the hot seasons which means lots of gorgeous green, lots of pool time, and, lots of bugs. Arachnids, Insects, Bugs, Pests, Beauties, whatever you are calling […]

A Day In the Life of the Family Scissors

A Day In the Life of the Family Scissors

Hey there! I’m the humble family pair of scissors, also know by given name of Acme United Carbo Titanium Straight Scissors. You can just call me Titan, for short if you like. Not to toot my own horn, but my titanium-bonded blades that are eight […]

Why Confident Foundation?

Why Confident Foundation?

 

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The world is  a whirl of blaring and confusing information for women.

Into our ears, it shouts, “You’re formidable, you’re proud, you don’t need anyone, you can do anything, you are empowered!!!!”

Then, the very next moment into our faces it hurls images and expectations. Perfectly postured and Photoshopped with body mass indexes that are far below healthy, but vaulted up to be ideal. It shames natural curves in the wrong places and praises fake ones in the right places. Skin is unsafely manipulated into the perfect shade of caramel through sun and tanning beds and creams and lotions, unless, of course, it comes that way naturally in which case you’ll probably be discriminated against because of it. Flirtations are encouraged and applauded at the same time break ups are gossiped into roaring scandals.

Exhausted, overwhelmed, bewildered–we turn to the church because surely we can find clarity and wisdom there.

Inside the church, however, is often just as confusing, though usually much quieter. Occasionally you’ll hear a mumble about how long or short or high or low clothing should be. Women themselves tend to be strictly far to one side of the proverbial fence or far to the other.

The right is wearing turtlenecks up to their ears, homemade denim jumpers down to their toes. The left side is wearing the latest fashions while trying, somewhat, to cover up the parts they know they should, while still flaunting plunging necklines and hems creeping ever higher. The similarity on both sides is that they all look confused, not sure exactly why they’re standing where they are, but as if they would just as soon continue to dance around the topic since those mumbles about how high or long or short or low tend to be incredibly uncomfortable, confrontational, and judgemental.

Given thunderstorm of the world outside and the rumblings of the church inside, women today tend to be drifting along. They’re lost and confused, uncertain and insecure when it comes to their bodies, their modesty, their talents, their abilities, their calling, and what on earth any of it has to do with their service to Christ.

Don’t despair, though, it’s not like this everywhere. Occasionally, just occasionally, you’ll find someone who isn’t so confused. A wise woman who knows that she was made fearfully and wonderfully by God himself. A woman who knows while she can happily dress in fine linen and purple, her real clothing is strength and dignity. A woman who knows that makeup and jewelry can be fun, but it’s useless without the fear of the Lord and a gentle and quiet spirit that make her true beauty shine. A woman who looks to Esther, Rebekah, Sara, Ruth, and Abigail and realizes that God crafted and created her beauty and talents. She sees that those gifts can be used to change the world, and are given to her for specific reasons and times. A woman who is most of all concerned about chastity and honoring God in any way He asks her to. A woman who is standing confident on the foundation of Christ, her Lord, despite her past and faithfully following him into her future, while accepting his grace for today.

We feel those women are too far, too few. We know the struggle it is to find them, we know the struggle it is to become them. We want to encourage you to join us as we prayerfully take this journey to become them, with and through Christ.

So that’s why Confident Foundation. It’s all about embracing the God-given beauty and talents within us, not out of pride or a false sense of self-worth, but through the beautiful, firm, true foundation of love for Christ, what He has created, and His plan for our life, in every area.

We’re so happy that you’re here, how can we help?

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Natural Skincare Routine for Blemish-Prone Skin

Natural Skincare Routine for Blemish-Prone Skin

Legalese Nonsense:  I was given two Timeless Skincare products for review.  All opinions, recommendations, and fantastic results are my own. Most of us would like to minimize the chemicals and toxins we expose ourselves to, including the things we put on our skin.  But if […]

Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs

Protein Smoothie Freezer Packs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and it advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MySmoothie #CollectiveBias After each child, I tried to give myself some grace and wait a couple months before thinking about dieting and exercising. All three times there was […]

Lunchbox Freezer Sandwiches

Lunchbox Freezer Sandwiches

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My son is always hungry when I pick him up from school in the afternoon. He usually makes it to the house before getting a snack, but the other day he got in the car and immediately started searching for food. I asked him why he was so hungry and he said it was because I did not pack enough food in his lunch box. I felt so guilty! Like any mom, I cannot stand the thought of my kids going hungry. I apologized and promised to start packing more in his lunch. He suggested that I make another batch of the ‘tiny sandwiches.’ The tiny sandwiches he was talking about are Lunchbox Freezer Sandwiches.

I pack my son’s lunch every day because he is not interested in eating cafeteria food. Mornings can get crazy, so I created Lunchbox Freezer Sandwiches to have a quick and nutritious lunch ready in minutes. The sandwiches are easy to make and customizable to the preferences of your family. In addition to being great for school lunches, these sandwiches are a quick afternoon snack and a great addition to a picnic.

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I make two versions of this sandwich for my son, and there are an endless amount of possible combinations. This sandwich is barbeque turkey with Colby jack cheese on mini ciabatta rolls. The mini ciabatta rolls are an important part of this recipe. The ciabatta bread is more airy than typical loaf bread. The texture of the bread allows it to freeze well and keeps it from getting soggy when it is heated up or thawed. I get these mini ciabatta rolls in the bakery of my local big box grocery store. If you are unable to find the mini ciabatta rolls, you can get a loaf of ciabatta bread and slice it to size.

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All you have to do to assemble the sandwiches is spread barbeque sauce on one side of the bread and stack the turkey and cheese. Depending of the type of cheese and turkey you choose, you may need to cut them down to size for them to fit on the bread.

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Once the sandwiches are assembled, wrap each individually in plastic wrap. After they are wrapped individually, put the sandwiches in a gallon sized freezer bag and put the gallon bag in the freezer. I can fit nine of the sandwiches in one gallon freezer bag.

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My son has an early lunch at school, so I warm the sandwich up and wrap it in foil before packing it in his lunchbox. The sandwiches will thaw out on their own if your child has a later lunchtime. I usually pack one sandwich along with fruit, a side, and a treat for my second grader. Older kids may want two sandwiches in their lunch.

These Lunchbox Freezer Sandwiches make packing lunch everyday quick and easy. Give them a try!

Barbeque Turkey Freezer Sandwiches
Recipe Type: Freezer
Author: Darisse Kennedy
These barbeque turkey freezer sandwiches can be prepared ahead of time and are ideal for packing in school lunches.
Ingredients
  • 12 Mini Ciabatta Rolls
  • 1/2 lb Sliced Turkey
  • 1/2 Block Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Barbeque Sauce
Instructions
  1. Separate the top and bottom of the rolls
  2. Spread one side of each roll with barbeque sauce
  3. Cut the sliced turkey to size and distribute evenly among the rolls
  4. Slice the cheese to desired thickness and distribute evenly among the rolls
  5. Put the tops back on each roll
  6. Wrap each roll individually with plastic wrap
  7. Put the wrapped sandwiches in gallon freezer bag and freeze
  8. To serve, heat for 45 second in microwave or allow to thaw

 

 

 

 

How To Go on an Epic Mini Adventure With Your Kids!

How To Go on an Epic Mini Adventure With Your Kids!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  all® free clear detergent is not intended to treat or prevent allergies. As always, All opinions are mine alone. #allfreeclear #CollectiveBias The other day I walked into Tyler’s room to find him filling […]