Volume 12

September 2014

Issue 9  Page 1

Published By Central Church of Christ Women
Editor: Mary Ellen Evans

Table of Contents:

About this Ministry
   o Planning Team
   o Past Newsletters
   o Our Church's Web

Page 1:
Lessons from a Panhandle Sunset

Page 2:
Try this Quiz

Page 3:
  o Dorcas House

Page 4:
  o News Bites
      o Ladies Bible
      o Sister Saturday
      o Dorcas House
      o Beth Moore

Page 5:
   o Nickson Recipe
      o Chicken
Apple Butter

Page 6:
   o Salad Dressings
       Store Bought  vs
        Healthy &

Lessons from a Panhandle Sunset

Have you ever observed sunset on a summerís day where you could see both the east and west horizons? If you look to the east the sky is dark with night, overhead the sky is a twilight blue, while in the west the horizon is still daylight with fading colors of the sunset. The colors of Godís sky is enthralling as the light tries to last through the encroachment of darkness. The twilight leaves enough light to finish a yard task and it is cooler because the sun has ďgone down.Ē We can look to the west and watch as the colors and light fade.

Sometimes we live our lives a lot like a Panhandle sunset. We often place our self in the twilight, the middle between the darkness of Satanís world and the light of Godís. We feel comfortable because we can still see the light. We feel confident because we arenít in the darkness. We feel content because we can see the familiar ways of old habits and still reach for the promise of new ones. We would call our self an average Christian, not a backslider, nor a radical Jesus freak. I once read that average is the best of the worst and the worst of the best. Do we really want to be an average Christian? Does God want us to be an average Christian?

Read Matthew 7:21, & 12:50; Luke 11:28; Romans 2:13; and James 1:22-27, as well as other passages in the New Testament. God wants us active in shedding his glory and light to others, not a mug wump (thatís a fence sitter with her mug on one side of the fence and her wump on the other!) standing in the twilight between darkness and light. No, God wants us to be a mirror that reflects his light into the darkness. He doesnít want us to settle down to enjoy the sounds of a summer evening in a twilight world. He wants us to be the little bird that sings with joy to the world each morning as the sun comes up. So will I sing praise unto thy name forever, that I may daily perform my vows. Psalm 61:8 Mary Ellen Evans