Upcoming Meeting – October 3rd

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UPCOMING MEETING: Friday, October 3rd at 9:30am

We hope you all can come to this Friday’s meeting where Sgt. Jason Fetner of the Coweta County Criminal Investigation Unit will share with us how to be brave and defend our families.

Reminders:

– Chick-fil-A Spirit Night October 6th, 5-8pm Bring you family out for dinner and help support MOPS! Invite family and friends.  The more the merrier and don’t forget to say, “I’m with MOPS” when you check out.

Fun Stuff Around Town:

Thursday Night (October 2nd) – Taste of Newnan, downtown 5-8pm

Friday Night (October 3rd) – Screen on the Green featuring Rio 2! First Avenue Park downtown. Starts at 7pm, bring a blanket and your own popcorn! UPDATE: Canceled due to bad weather. 😦 https://www.facebook.com/MainStreetNewnan

Saturday (October 4th) – Market Days, downtown 10-2pm – homegrown, home made, and hand made products!

Yummy Recipe:

Pumpkin Cornbread (source)

A delightful fall twist on a classic, perfect with a big bowl of chili!

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • ¼ cups Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Molasses

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and grease an 8×8″ baking dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, spices, brown sugar, and cornmeal.

In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs, and then stir in the pumpkin, oil, and molasses.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined, and then pour the batter into the pan, smoothing out the top as much as possible.

Bake 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

Devotional:

Come to Me in Your Weakness by Sarah Young (source)

Come to Me when you are weak and weary. Rest snugly in My everlasting arms. I do not despise your weakness, My child. Actually, it draws Me closer to you, because weakness stirs up My compassion—My yearning to help. Accept yourself in your weariness, knowing that I understand how difficult your journey has been.

Do not compare yourself with others,who seem to skip along their life-paths with ease. Their journeys have been different from yours, and I have gifted them with abundant energy. I have gifted you with fragility, providing opportunities for your spirit to blossom in My Presence. Accept this gift as a sacred treasure: delicate, yet glowing with brilliant Light. Rather than struggling to disguise or deny your weakness, allow Me to bless you richly through it.

A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out. In faithfulness He will bring forth justice. – Isaiah 42:3

‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you. – Isaiah 54:10

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. – Romans 8:26

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Have you ever wished you weren’t so weak, so easily exhausted or discouraged, so quick to mess up? Take it to Jesus. Lean on Him who has unfathomable compassion for you. He is right there to be your Strength and your Shield.

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Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

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