Been Crushed?

Sharing an idea today for a ladies meeting revolving around being “crushed”.  We all have burdens to bear at one time or another so I’m sure we have all had times that we’ve felt crushed.  I am so glad there are so many places in Scripture that I can run to when I’m feeling that way.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.  2 Corinthians 4:8,9 (KJV)

I posted a new devotional on the main website for you called, “Crushed“.  I hope you will take the time to stop in and read it.  There is a “Crush Your Worries” tear off sheet below that you can print off.  It has the references in the tear off tabs that I mention in the devotional.

Crush Worries Tear Off Printables

I like to have fun ways to give out Bible verses that I want read during a ladies meeting so that’s what I’m holding onto my tear off sheet for, but you can use it however you want.

Tip:  Tear off sheets are a fun item to use in your ladies meetings by putting them on a bulletin board or a clip board.  Here are some ways to use them.

  •  Make up one with all of your ladies names on the tabs.  Have everyone choose a tab and then designate them to pray for the lady whose name is on their tab.
  • Make up one with a list of jobs that you need done for a particular project such as an upcoming ladies event.  Have your ladies choose a job by choosing a tab.
  • Make up one with your church staff members along the bottom and allow your ladies to tear off one to pray for.
  • Make up one with the Bible verses you want to cover during a devotional (such as I did below).
  • Make up encouragement phrases or “pats on the back”.  Put at the top–Thanks for your Help—Volunteers, please take one!–and have all of your volunteers tear off a tab.
  • Make up one with Bible verses on particular topics such as –   around Halloween you could put at the top–Feeling Scared?  Put Bible verses on the tabs that deal with fear.   For Back to School Time–Need Wisdom?  Put Bible verses on wisdom.

The sky is the limit with these tear off sheets.  You can make them for almost anything.  I ran my Cutter Bee Piercing Bug (a rotary piercing tool) along the line above the tabs so they would tear off easier but it isn’t necessary.  When I used to make these I would use my sewing machine and run a line (without thread of course) across the top of the tabs.

You don’t really need a lot of things to go with this meeting idea but if you want to serve refreshments, here’s a few orange snack ideas.

  • Crush Soda (they do make it in several flavors other than orange)
  • Cheetos
  • Candy wrapped in Orange such as Reece’s Cups or Pieces.
  • Orange candy “slices”
  • Doritos
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Orange cake or cupcakes
  • Carrot Sticks and Dip
  • Orange Fruit and Dip – Cantaloupe and orange slices (regular and mandarin)
  • Goldfish Crackers
  • Orange Punch

Download the Crush Your Worries Tear Off Sheet (pdf file)
Note: Be sure to cut around the actual sheet and then use scissors to cut up between each tab.

Crush Your Worries Ladies Meeting Idea

You can find more ideas on my Orange Theme Pinterest Board.
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All tied up with string.

Hello Creative Friends,

Just sharing a tip today for your Women’s Ministry.  Sometimes we give out little booklets such as devotional booklets, prayer journals, and program booklets.  Here’s a fun way to perk them up.  Booklet Packaging for Women's Ministry

Just fold a paper doily around your booklet and tie with Baker’s twine or ribbon.

Booklet Packaging for Women's Ministry

The booklet in the photos is a prayer journal from CTA (Christian Tools of Affirmation).  I don’t think this one is still available but they have other ones.  Most of their things come in KJV or NIV.  It’s a good place to find inexpensive items for Women’s Ministry.  Their tote bags make great door prizes.  I have one from there that I use for my cross stitch.

By the way, I am not compensated in any way from CTA.  If I like something, I just like to share it.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Apron Strings!

Hi Creative Friends,

Sharing another one of my crafty projects I did this past week.  Something else I saw on Pinterest to try.   This is a men’s dress shirt turned into an apron.  There are several styles I saw online and I just sort of looked at all of them and got started on it.

Repurpsed Men's Shirt Apron: Made 2 B CreativeThere are some links at the bottom of this post with instructions but I just cut the side seams away and up under the arms and cut the collar off. I cut up under the arms at an angle and straight across the top for my basic shape.  Then added binding tape and some fabric to perk it up.    The shirt was an old one of my husbands and the fabric piece across the front hides a hole that was in it.  I had to place it strategically.

Repurposed Shirt Apron: Made 2 B Creative

I found the fabric I used for the trim and ties at Hobby Lobby and my eye was just drawn to it.  I love it.  I was very happy with how this apron turned out.  I am so going to make some more of these.

Repurosed Shirt into Apron:  Made 2 B Creative

Here are some links to some blogs where I got my inspiration for this project:

Thanks for stopping by to check out my project.  By the way, for you crafty ones out there.  Just a heads up that over on the Lia Griffith Blog, she is giving away a Michael’s gift card this week.  You can check it out here.

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On the go Oreo

Hello Creative Friends,

My husband made Oreo Truffles this week for my sons birthday and I needed a way to get them to him.  My son is house and dog sitting this week.  I didn’t want to send a container that I’d never get back so I grabbed an egg carton and used that.  It was the perfect container to transport the truffles in.Oreto Truffles - Egg Carton for container

As much as I wanted to tie some raffia or something around the egg carton because I thought it would look cute, I retrained myself.  My son doesn’t like that kind of stuff.  He just turned 15.

The truffle recipe we use is the one from Kraft.  You can find it here.  If you have never made these before, they are pretty simple.  Crush Oreo cookies, mix them with cream cheese, make balls, and dip them in melted chocolate.  My kids love them but I usually only make them for special occasions.

Oreo Truffle - Egg container for gift giving

Tomorrow I’ll share another one of my sewing projects.  I’ve just been too busy to take photos this week but I do have a few projects to share with you soon.

Thanks for stopping in.

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