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        FEBRUARY - 2016
          Where the SON always shines

          “. . . . come and let us walk in the light of the Lord.” (Isaiah. 2:5)

"Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to the law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? 
(1 Corinthians 6:1-3)
(I wanted to put the entire chapter in this newsletter, but space does not permit, so please take time to read 1 Corinthians Chapter 6 for a great "wake-up" call.) 
   When I thought of a theme for February's newsletter, I could only think of Love or Presidents. I was taught that if you can't say anything nice about something or someone, then don't say anything at all ~ so I won't be saying anything about our President Barak Obama.
     The theme will be love. There are many kinds of love: married love, young love, puppy love, love of self, neighborly love ~ you get the idea. I was wondering what the Bible has to say regarding mature, married love and intimacy between a man and a woman.
     Christian married love should be characterized by warmth, joy and delight (Proverbs 5:18-19). Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled (Hebrews 13:4). Scripture tells us clearly that the joyous sexual expression of love between husband and wife is God's plan. It is a place of great honor in marriage ~ the holy of holies where husband and wife meet privately to celebrate their love for each other. It is a time meant to be holy and intensely enjoyable.
     Marital love is an unconditional, affectionate and intimate devotion to each other that encourages mutual growth in the image of God in all aspects of the person: physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. Different types of love operate in marriage; it has romantic, passionate times; it's highly sentimental times; it's comfortable times; it's companionable and sense-of-belonging times. But it is the Agape love described in the New Testament ~ the selfless, all-for-the-other love ~ that comprises the foundation of true, lasting marital love.
     Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 13 the entire chapter, the beautiful soliloquy about what love is, and what love isn't. And we can all love a little more.

(Parts copied from "Seventh Day Adventists Believe. . . 27 Fundamental Doctrines)    

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To wait an Hour ~ is long ~
If Love be just beyond ~
To wait Eternity ~ is short ~
If Loves reward the end.

~~ Emily Dickinson ~~ 

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Prayer is the road to Heaven
But Faith opens the door.

Faith is like Wi-Fi;
It's invisible but it has the power
To connect you to what you need.

Life may be Tough, 
But I've got a God that's Tougher.

When Life gets too hard to stand ~ Kneel.

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Arrange Flowers Neatly ~  If you need flowers to stand up in a vase, but the stem is broken or cut too short, cut a drinking straw to the length you need and insert the stem into it.

Make Fluffy Rice Every Time ~ Add a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to the water first thing and your rice will never be sticky again.

Keep Cats At Bay ~ If you've got cats that love to lay in your flowerbeds, scatter lemon peels around their favorite spots. The smell of citrus should drive them away.

Remove Silk From Corn ~ To make sure you get all the silk from an ear of corn after you husk it, rub it down with a damp paper towel.

Butter Up Your Cheese ~ Don't waste good semi-hard cheese by letting the cut edges harden or get moldy. Give them a light wiping with butter and your cheddar or swiss will stay soft and fresh.

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In Medieval times, mead ~ a fermented drink made from honey ~ was used in an aid to seduction? In many parts of Europe, newly married couples were supplied with enough mead for a month in order to sweeten the marriage. From this practice came the modern tradition of the "honeymoon." 

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The Ladies met at Saint's Ave. Cafe February 15th ~ The next luncheon will be March 8th ~ Location has not been decided yet.

Activities night was February 17th at Katie's house after the Board Meeting ~ We had fun playing a board game called "Pipe Works." The next Activities night will be March 17th, 6:30 p.m. at Katie's house. Not decided what we will do, we have a selection of board games to choose from. 


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