GOD’S WHISPER

November 2021

There’s a Thief in the Midst

There’s a little garden spot that my brother works every year. Sometimes there are tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, watermelon and I think we even had cantaloupe one year.
Now I love Fried Green Tomatoes. I was waiting for those vines to bear its fruit. Nice green plump tomatoes. Good for frying and I could almost taste them.
There’s a Thief in the Midst
Tomatoes began to come on the vine and just at the right time they were ready to be picked.  I would look at them and say “I’ll get them tomorrow”, well you can imagine, that tomorrow never came.
There’s a Thief in the Midst
I was on my way out one morning to run errands and saw a squirrel running across the yard with something red in its mouth. As I watched him, it dropped that red thing out of his mouth onto the ground and then picked it up with his little paws. TOMATOES! That squirrel was eating a tomato.
I looked over that little garden spot and the SQUIRRELS had picked the vines clean.
THERE’S A THIEF IN THE MIDST AND IT WASN’T THE SQUIRRELS.
THE THIEF WAS PROCRASTINATION!
I allowed procrastination to come in and steal my gardens fresh tomatoes and a tasty dish.
Do you remember the song Tomorrow? Tomorrow, who promised you tomorrow? Better choose the Lord today, for tomorrow may very well might be too late.
I lost out on Fried Green Tomatoes because I Procrastinated.
Don’t miss out on what God has for you because you are saying I can do it tomorrow.
What have you allowed Procrastination to steal from you?  Or should I ask, “What have you given over to Procrastination?”
Proverbs 6:4 Don’t put it off, do it now! Don’t rest until you do it.
Most importantly: Don’t let procrastination steal the Gift of Salvation by you waiting for tomorrow because tomorrow may very well be too late.
Nobody but Jesus!

From the desk of Minister Sheila Marsh

November Scripture

THE SPIRIT OF GOD WITHIN YOU

ROMANS 8: 28 And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

7TH    Renee Munford
8th   Sharon Bassett
29th Eric Martin Jr.
30th Janeau Martin

NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES

12th Erik and Lea Dunlea

SICK AND SHUT IN

Continue to pray for the sick and shut in
Ray Gibson 804-674-1234

SMALL BUSINESSES

Jewelry by Vanessa 571-235-3152
Heart of Hair by Shanniece Jones 804-901-1869
Heavenly Floral Creations by Linda Martin 804-314-5991
Mary Kay Consultant-Bernice Shepperson 804-663-8156

{If you have a small business that you would like featured in the newsletter, please contact Bernice Shepperson at Necie5766@gmail.com}

DID YOU KNOW

DID YOU KNOW THAT 40 % OF HUMAN JOBS COULD BE REPLACED BY AI IN THE FUTURE?

DID YOU KNOW TREES CAN COMMUNICATE?

CHURCHES ARE NOT BUILDINGS AND THE BUILDINGS ARE (ALMOST) UNNECESSARY.

ALMOST A THIRD OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION CONSISDER THEMSELVES CHRISTIAN, MAKING IT THE LARGEST RELIGION ON EARTH.                                                                                                                                                                                                             

CHRISTIAN JOKES

Q: WHAT TIME OF DAY WAS ADAM BORN?
A:  A LITTLE BEFORE EVE.

Q:  WHY DID THE UNEMPLOYED MAN GET EXCITED ABOUT READING THE BIBLE?
A:  HE THOUGHT HE SAW A JOB.

Q:  WHO IS THE GREATEST BABY SITTER MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE?
A:   DAVID-HE ROCKED GOLIATH INTO A VERY DEEP SLEEP.

Easy Southern Pecan Pie (Submitted by Vanessa Eubanks)                 

2 Large eggs
1 C corn syrup (light or dark)                             
¾ cup of brown sugar, packed (Light or Dark)
1 tsp cinnamon                                                  
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ½ cups Pecans    
1 9 inch unbaked or frozen pie crust
3 tbsp butter (slightly cooled)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees , add Pecans to the pie crust
2) In a large bowl whisk together eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, vanilla. Pour mixture over Pecans
3) Bake for 55-60 minutes or until the middle has a slight jiggle but edges are stable and set. Cool 2 hours before cutting.
                                                                    

EASY KEY LIME PIE (Submitted by Sharon Bassett)

1 pkg Keebler Pecan Shortbread Cookies
1/4 cup toasted Pecans                                                                                       
5 Tablespoons melted Butter

Process the cookies and pecans to crumbs, add melted butter and press into a 9 inch pie plate
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 -12 minutes.  Remove and completely cool.

1 – 8 oz Philly Whipped Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Granulated White Sugar
1 can Lucky Key Lime Pie filling
1 – 8 oz Container of Cool Whip

In a medium bowl, beat (using a hand mixer) the cream cheese with the 2 sugars until the sugars are dissolved.  Add the can of pie filling and continuing beating until combined.  Fold in half of container of cool whip, do not over fold.  (Do not use mixer to fold in Cool Whip)

Spoon into the cooled pie shell.  Top with remaining Cool Whip.  (You can use a pastry bag with a large tip and pipe swirls around the diameter of the pie to hide where the crust and filling meet.  (Add Zest on top with either real key limes or a regular lime –Optional)
Refrigerate at least 4 hours and ENJOY!   


UPCOMING GMC EVENTS

Thanksgiving baskets will be given out the week of November the 20th.  We will be giving out 4 baskets this year. All of the baskets have already been assigned. The list for donations will be in the dining area please help us to help a family in need this Thanksgiving.



TMT-every Thursday at 9:00 a.m.            Bible study-every Thurs at 7 pm

GMC is open every day: Monday-Friday. Those in need of counseling, Pastor Rick or Linda Martin will be at the church Tuesday-Thursday from 10-12. For an appointment see Maria Banks.

Food Pantry -see Sister Sharon, Sister Vanessa or Sister Lottie Dottie

Coming soon: Spiritual reading materials for your spiritual growth and enlightenment will be available for checkout. Those interested contact Maria.

GMC Wellness meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday after morning worship. Come out and be a part of this group.  For more information check with Kellie, Gwen, Louise, Angelica, Ms. Lottie or Sheila.

Every 1st Monday from 9-10 the church is open for prayer.

Unscramble Thanksgiving Fun

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