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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Safe Halloween Activities ~ This week and next

Don't Forget about MOVIES IN THE PARK ~ TONIGHT!!!! Our church will be out at Harvey Park tonight giving away FREE hotdogs & drinks!
Movie "Casper" will begin at dark.
This month's event will have an admission charge of a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation made to The Well (a Spring Hill Food Bank)
Premovie events will begin at 5pm with free food, live music and fun and games for the children all sponsored by The People's Church.
There will be a costume contest so have your kids dress up and take part in the Safe Trick-or-Treat event where local businesses will be giving out goodies to the kids. Parents are welcome to dress up as well.

TGI Fridays will give FREE kids meals to kids in costume on 10/31/08. One free meal per adult entree purchased.

McDonald's (Spring Hill) is doing $1.39 Hamburger Happy Meals for kids in costume.

Spring Hill Baptist Church on 31 does a great Fall Fest (SAFE Trick or Treating) all activities are FREE.

Publix is doing trick or treating inside the store on 10/31/08.

Enjoy Trick or Treating at CoolSprings Galleria 6PM-7Pm throughout the mall. Enjoy going store to store for treats! Offer valid while supplies last.

Williamson County Parks and Recreation is pleased to present the 1st Annual Halloween Spookfest at the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill on Saturday, October 25th. Bring the whole family for a night of frightful fun from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Kids ages 2-12 will enjoy pumpkin painting, cupcake walk and a fortune teller. Practice your blood-curdling screams for the “scariest scream” contest at 7:30 p.m., and don’t forget to appear in your most unique costume for the Halloween costume competition at 8:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, funniest and most original costumes. Enjoy refreshments including witches brew punch and “deadly” Halloween cookies. DJ Louis Lee will be providing Halloween musical entertainment. Top off the night in the gym as 2,000 balloons filled with goodies drop from the ceiling! Enjoy a fantastic event for you and your little goblin!
Cost is $4.00 per child. Parents get in free, and must accompany children. The Longview Recreation Center is located at 2909 Commonwealth Drive in Spring Hill. Reservations are required by October 22nd. For more information, call 302-0971, ext. 10.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vote YOUR Values

Just asking everyone to think about this for a couple minutes.
Check out and then...think about it!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pampers Coupons...

There are Pampers coupons in the "local news" section of the Sunday Tennessean (not the Williamson am) $2 off boxes and $1 off jumbo packs.

Thanks Lynn for passing this along!

Chick-fil-a offers free kids night!

Chick-Fil-A Family Night FREE Kids meal with a purchase of a combo meal. Enjoy fun entertainment from 5:00-7:00pm each Thursday in the upper level food court at CoolSprings Galleria. Call store for details 615.771.7300

I think this may be the same for the one by the movies too. But call before going.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Encouragment for today!

Puddle Dancing
Marybeth Whalen

“But our fathers refused to obey him. Instead, they rejected him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt.”
Acts 7:39 (NIV)

We’d not had rain in many, many days. I don’t know how large of an area this drought has affected in the US, but I know it has been much larger than my immediate area. I’ve heard on the radio that the drought was the worst we had seen in 100 years. So, that gives you an idea of how serious it had been.

As day after day of record heat combined with no rain waged on last summer, I caught myself scanning the skies for a stray cloud or any sign that rain was coming. I heard that Atlanta, GA was about 60 days from being out of water. Even closer to my home, Monroe, NC was about 110 days from being out of water. We don't think about it often, but can you imagine life without water? In short, things were getting desperate. I was happy when the rain finally came. I rejoiced in it. I thanked God for it. I even prayed that it would keep on raining. I had hope that this rain would begin to replenish our 14 inches of water-level deficit. Come on, rain, I thought. As I loaded children and bags of groceries in the car, I tried not to be grumpy about the rain. I tried to smile even as my hair was getting wet; even as my son was splashing in puddles, soaking his shoes. Every time I felt myself getting grumpy and wishing it would stop raining, I focused instead on how much we needed the rain – and how this rain was an answer to prayer. And yet, I must confess that after it went on for a while, I was anxious for the rain to go away and dry weather to return. Even though I knew that God was giving us what we needed most, I started looking backwards.And then God gave me a vision of how much I was like the Israelites as they wandered in the desert. The scripture tells us that oppressive Egypt was starting to look good to them again. They had prayed for deliverance from slavery and God had provided it. He had answered their prayers and given them what they needed. Yet as day after day of walking and wandering began to take its toll, they started to forget God's goodness and concentrate on their circumstances instead. Oh, to be back in Egypt, they thought. How often do we do this? We ask for deliverance from something, we are thankful for the deliverance, but then as we walk through the hard parts of actually being delivered, the flesh begins to cry out in opposition. We start drifting backwards in our spirits to that place that was familiar, instead of walking obediently towards where God wants to take us.

I know this has been true with our family’s finances. We prayed for deliverance from debt and God began to show us a way out. Yet as we have walked through what it has taken to be debt-free, I have often caught myself looking back at when I used to charge things freely, with no thought as to how we would pay for it. Oh, how nice that was to just be able to go buy something without having to scrounge and save, I find myself thinking. I don't want to look backwards or give into the comforts my flesh craves. I want to push forward, straining for the prize God has for me. I want to seek Him with all my heart – no matter where that takes me. I want to live in that sometimes uncomfortable place of walking in total obedience. When the rain comes pouring down, I want to choose to dance in the puddles instead of longing for the shelter of past sunny days.

Dear Lord, I want to focus on Your plan and not my comfort level when things get hard. I want to live a life that seeks You instead of a life spent looking backwards. Help me to thank You in all circumstances and to trust completely in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Application Steps:
Spend some time today praying for God to show you where your attitudes and actions have been more “backward thinking” than “forward thinking.” Write down anything God shows you as a result, and any verses of scripture you might need to cling to as you walk forward with Him.

Have you been looking backwards lately?

Is there somewhere God is taking you right now that feels uncomfortable, yet necessary?

Power Verses:
Philippians 3:13-14, “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)

Luke 9:62, “Jesus replied, ‘No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.’” (NIV)

Numbers 11:18-20, “Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The Lord heard you when you wailed, ‘If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!’ Now the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat it. You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the Lord, who is among you, and you have wailed before him, saying, ‘Why did we ever leave Egypt?’’” (NIV)

© 2008 by Marybeth Whalen. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 31 Ministries
616-G, Matthews-Mint Hill Road
Matthews, NC 28105

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Fresh Earth Farm

A new place to get organic meats and veggies...
Check them out

They are right here in Columbia...

Free Kids Night

A new one to add to the list!

Thanks Shelley, for passing this along!

Just saw a flier in the newspaper that our new Capt D's here in SpringHill has Kids Eat FREE Thursday night - 2 free kids meal per adultpurchase of a regularly priced dinner or platter. Dine-in only. Also free meals when you join their club at

Looks like this may not start for a few weeks, so be sure to check it out first.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Kroger Deals ~ October 7th

Here's what I got today...

Hunt's Diced Tomatoes...4/$3.00 BUY 2 USE 1 coupon ($0.40 off 2) from 9/21 Smartsource, You will pay $0.35 each

Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta...2/$3.00 BUY 1 USE 1 coupon ($1.00 off 1) from 10/5 Smartsource, you will pay $0.50 each

Healthly Ones Lunch Meat...4/$5.00 BUY 1 USE 1 coupons ($0.75 off 1) from 8/17 Smartsource, You will pay $0.50 each

Starkist Tuna Creations Pouch...$1.79 BUY 1 USE 1 coupon ($1.00 off 1) from 9/7 RedPlum, You will pay $0.79 each

Gillette Fusion Razor...$4.99 BUY 1 USE 1 coupon ($4.00 off 1) from 9/28 P&G you will pay $0.99 each

Jimmy Dean Roll Sausage...2/$5.00 BUY 1 USE 1 coupon ($1.00 off 1) from Blinkie Coupon in front of product, you will pay $1.50 each

I looked for the Scott Mini Lint Roller...found it on shelf but not on sale for $1.00 as mentioned on the list.

Splurge buy for today...Ready to bake potatoes $1.29 each. Used a $1.00 off $3.00 produce coupon that was mailed to me.

Remember that you can buy as many items as you have coupons for...I only tell you to buy 1, etc. so that you know what each deal looks like.

Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Eat Better ~ Eat Together

October is National Eat Better ~ Eat Together Month ... Check out the website for some ideas on how to eat healthier.

Also...check out this recipe for healthy Trail Mix, kids will love it!

Annie's Trail Mix

This tasty, hearty mix provides a burst of fuel that will power kids through homework, sports practice, or other after-school activities.
Make this recipe together on the weekend, and have a delicious treat all week long!
3 cups Honey Bunnies OR Bunny Love cereal
1 cup dried cranberries
½ cup chocolate covered raisins
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup coconut flakes (preferably unsweetened)
½ cup banana chips
½-1 cup dried apple slices, coarsely chopped
1 cup walnuts or almonds or hazelnuts (or combination of all 3)
Combine all ingredients and mix well. You may substitute other dried fruits (mangoes, papaya, apricots) for apples, or combine them all together and mix it up!
Great for your next big hike… or on the trail home from school.Enough for 8 or more individual snack bags.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Save on FoodSaver...

Hey ladies...
Check out the sale on the Food Saver web site.

Click here to go to the website

Great deals on a fool sealer to help keep frozen food fresh!

Thanks Shanna for passing this along!!!
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