Women’s Ministry

Don’t get mugged!

It’s time for another Friday Find!  Sharing a new video today from Wonder Forest (Dana) over on You Tube.  Dana is a great water color artist and has lots of tips and things like that.  She just did a new video on You Tube, making marble painted mugs.  So darling!

I’m thinking this might be a cute project for women’s ministry groups.   She uses porcelain paint on these but that will go a long way as it doesn’t require much so this would be great for a group to tackle.  Looks like fun to me!

I’m embedding the video here but you can check out Wonder Forest’s You Tube channel here in case you are into water coloring.  Dana makes it pretty easy.  She offers a workshop too.  Maybe when I get some extra cash, I’ll take it because I would so love to learn more from her.

Thanks for stopping in.  I hope you have a great weekend.  Me?  Well, I’ll be cleaning in my garage.  My husband and I are doing the purging thing.  Well…I am.  I’m not seeming to get much help with this right now.  Everyone in my family is so busy, but I am determined to get rid of the clutter everywhere in my house.  Hey!  Spring’s a coming!!  Hope you are doing something more fun this weekend than cleaning.

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!




We are talking love!

I’ve held three memory verse challenges connected with my main website (Creative Ladies Ministry).  Starting another one today!.   I can’t believe this will make the fourth year I’ve done this.  I usually start on the first of February and we finish on Valentine’s Day.  I didn’t get started yesterday as I’ve just been really busy and didn’t get it up and going, so we are starting a day late.  Sorry about that!

Creative Ladies Ministry 2017 Love Talk Memory Challenge

For the first verse (which should have been for yesterday), I gave you an easy one and one that so many of you ladies already know….Proverbs 31:26

She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

I’ve been kind of picking a theme for these challenges and this year I thought we could all do with a little “Love Talk”.  Amid so many people verbalizing so much hate in the world right now, we ought to work on our speech.  Don’t ya think!  Most of these Bible verses revolve around our tongue in relation to how we speak to others.

The hardest part for me on making up these challenges is narrowing it down to 14 verses!  The Bible has so much to say about our speech so this years was particularly hard to narrow down.

Pick up the list of challenge verses to pop onto your refrigerator or bulletin board.  I normally write out the verses on these but this time I just listed the reference.  You will need to look the verses up in your Bible each day.  I hope you will join me and commit them to memory.

Be sure to grab the pdf file and not the image itself.

Download “Love Talk” Memory Verse Challenge List.

Valentines Love Talk Memory Verse Challenge

Find previous year’s challenges in PDF files below:

“Loving God’s Word” Memory Challenge (2016)

“Loving Others” Memory Challenge (2015)

“Love” Memory Verse Challenge (2013)

Hope you will join with me for this year’s challenge.  Leave a note here in the comments or comment over on the Creative Ladies Ministry Facebook Page.  I’d love to know how many are joining in this year.  It’s always a blessing for me to hear from those participating.

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!

Going galvanized!

Yay!  It’s Friday!  I’m so excited to share with you another Friday Find.  Today I’m sharing something from the Dollar Tree because, hey, who doesn’t like stuff for a dollar?  Especially those of you who follow along for ideas for women’s ministry.  Yeah.  I know you are all on tight budgets or the little extras come out of your own pockets as leaders.

Galvanized Metal Vases from Dollar Tree

How cute are these little galvanized vases from the Dollar Tree?  Wouldn’t they make great centerpieces for some of your women’s ministry functions?  Or if you like that farmhouse style in your home, you could grab a few of these.  They are 6.75-in. tall, and have a 4.75-in. opening.

Find them on the Dollar Tree website here!

You could tie twine around them or even some ribbon.  Gingham ribbon on them might be fun.   I can just see some bright colored spring flowers in these and I am so looking forward to spring!

I like the Dollar Tree for things for women’s events because you can always order cases from them online and have free in-store pickup on most things.  That’s always a help for retreats and things like that.

If you need help on building a prop closet with items like this for your women’s ministry, there is an article on my main website here.  My top picks for women’s ministry supplies are here.

FYI, I don’t get any compensation for sharing my Friday Finds.  Just sharing cause I like to!  Where is your favorite place to find vases for your events?

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!




Black Friday!

I have a Black Friday Sale going on over on my main website in the CLM Resource Shop.  If you are involved in women’s ministry, this is a great time to stock up on a few items to get prepared for your ministry for the New Year 2017.

Get 40% off your purchase of $10 or more today only!  I rarely have sales, so be sure to take advantage of this.

CLM Resource Shop Black Friday Sale


Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!




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