Thursday, December 3, 2020

Guest Speaker, February 6, 2021

Marty Delmon was born in Missouri, raised in Minnesota, taught school in San Francisco, CA. That’s where I married and raised children, a son and a daughter. Moved to Oklahoma to attend Rhema and Victory Christian Center. Then moved on to missionary work in France. That’s where I’ve been for the last 30 years. My work has been to write for the Lord. I have 22 self-published volumes in French and English and 2 novels published by TBN. I’m using this hiatus of COVID19 to write more. Soon to appear will be Sleeping With Demons, an autobiography. I’m thrilled to find Abundant Rain to be refreshed in the Word while I wait to return to France.

Guest Speaker, January 9, 2021

Jill Spradlin is a Fitness Specialist at Tulsa Community College. Her hometown is Berryhill, OK. We are happy to have Jill help us bring in the new year. She will be discussing setting our goals, nutrition, how many calories we should be eating, and proper exercise.

Guest Speaker December 12, 2020 @ 10 am @ Abundant Rain

Please bring a wrapped gift for a game. it doesn't need to be new. It can be something you have at home. We're eating brunch, and invite you to help us by cooking something special to share with our ladies.

Shirley Gilmore is a native of Iowa and has lived in the Tulsa area since Dec 1996. Graduate of VBI, Tulsa OK - Children's Pastor too many years to count - traveled to several countries teaching in Bible Schools "How to Minister to Children '' including VBI. She has organized many Kids Crusades, VBS's, Children's Churches, as well as gone to other churches to build up a children's ministry. Of course not to mention doing a little clowning in costume. She currently is the Managing director of a Children's Theater in Tulsa and involved in producing 5 shows a year, on stage or sewing costumes, helping with makeup, and performing in other adult shows. She is a great grandmother of two besides having repelled, swam with stingrays, eaten crickets, and had to carry toilet paper. The bestest thing is to lead a child to Jesus and in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues. Next to sharing and making Jesus become a real person to kids of ALL ages.

Upcoming Events Hidden Treasures

Women’s Ministry upcoming events and monthly meeting. We want to hear from you. Please register for Events by emailing your name, address and cell number. Let us know which event(s) that you are interested in attending:

12-12-20 Shirley Gilmore, A Christmas Party
01-09-21 Jill Spradlin, The New Year
02-06-21 Marty Delmon, Author/Missionary

The Glee of Giving

“The happiest people are those who do the most for others,” said leader and educator Booker T. Washington. That joyful feeling you often get from giving is apparently part of our biology. Neuroscientists studying the human impulse to help others used detailed brain scans and saw that acts of generosity lit up parts of the brain connected to pleasure. They say it’s proof of why doing good can make you feel good.

Become a Partner with Hidden Treasures

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Pick Pistachios for Health

It’s called the smiling or happy nut because it looks like it’s cracking a smile. But it’s no joke that the pistachio provides healthy fuel for the body. A 1-ounce serving is about 49 nuts, and all those green kernels have only 160 calories, making pistachios one of the lowest-calorie nuts. Having to pry open a pistachio’s shell can keep you from overindulging. One portion provides 6 grams of protein, about as much as an egg. And like eggs, meat and fish, pistachios are a complete protein, meaning they contain all nine essential amino acids necessary for good health. Pistachios are rich in potassium, which helps build and preserve muscles. Another plus: They have high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin, needed to keep eyes functioning at their best. Because of their blend of antioxidants, “good” fats and fiber, the American Heart Association has certified pistachios as heart healthy. As part of a nutritious diet, the nuts can help maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Tastes of the Season

Just one sip of a seasonal beverage or a bite of a decadent dessert can put you in a holiday mood. Celebrate all month long with these favorite flavors:

(Peppermint) From the classic candy cane to peppermint bark, the vibrant taste of peppermint adds a dash of festive flair to all kinds of sweet treats. It’s often swirled into cocoa or coffee beverages for a refreshing pick-me-up.

(Hot cocoa) There may be no better way to warm up on a cold winter’s day than with a mug of hot chocolate sprinkled with marshmallows. In addition to drinking it, you can indulge in hot cocoa-flavored candies, cookies, ice cream and popcorn.

(Gingerbread) Combining ginger with other spices results in one of the season’s tastiest traditions. Making cookies and decorating gingerbread houses are whimsical ways to enjoy this holiday flavor.

(Eggnog) This rich, creamy beverage has been adapted into recipes for cookies, cakes, ice cream and candies, all celebrating the drink’s scrumptious blend of vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.

The Joy of Simple Things

A whirlwind of sights and sounds, the holiday season is often a busy time. But there’s much joy and meaning to be found in the quieter moments as well.
  • Treats. Certain foods taste better around the holidays, don’t they? Whether it’s a sip of eggnog or a bite of decadent fudge, savor the moment as a mini celebration.
  • Decorations. Setting out some seasonal items can instantly put you in a festive mood. By placing a treasured keepsake in a spot where you’ll see it every day, you can stir up warm feelings of comfort and joy.
  • Crafts. Winter is often peak crafting season. If the weather outside is frightful, you can delight in creating a homemade gift or jolly decoration. Take pride in using your hands and putting love into your work. 
  • Music. Listening and singing along to your favorite holiday tunes is a simple pleasure that many folks enjoy. When you hear a song that’s special to you, close your eyes and focus on the words and melody.

December Reading Plan

Christmas is more than a season for giving gifts, hanging decorations, and enjoying meals. It is an opportunity to express gratitude for the life of Jesus Christ. These verses preach of His birth and love. 

Day 1 Jeremiah 33:14 
Day 2 Micah 5:2 
Day 3 Isaiah 11:1-2 
Day 4 Malachi 3:1 
Day 5 Mark 1:1-3 
Day 6 John 1:1-5 
Day 7 Isaiah 7:14 
Day 8 Luke 1:26-28 
Day 9 Luke 1:29-33 
Day 10 Luke 1:34-38 
Day 11 Luke 1:46-55 
Day 12 Matthew 1:18-19 
Day 13 Matthew 1:20-21 
Day 14 Matthew 1:22-25 
Day 15 Luke 2:1-3 
Day 16 Luke 2:4-7 
Day 17 Luke 2:8-9 
Day 18 Luke 2:10-12 
Day 19 Luke 2:13-14 
Day 20 Luke 2:15-16 
Day 21 Luke 2:17-20 
Day 22 Matthew 2:1-2 
Day 23 Matthew 2:3-8 
Day 24 Matthew 2:9-12 
Day 25 Isaiah 9:6 
Day 26 Galatians 4:4-5 
Day 27 James 1:17 
Day 28 2 Corinthians 9:15 
Day 29 Luke 2:30-32 
Day 30 Romans 15:4 
Day 31 1 Peter 1:13

Wit & Wisdom

“Time together as a family is a gift.” —Joanna Gaines

“Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends.” —Courtland Milloy

“The memories we make with our family is everything.” —Candace Cameron Bure

“I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.” —Jet Li

“Cherish your human connections—your relationships with friends and family.” —Barbara Bush

“The more we can be in a relationship with those who might seem strange to us, the more we can feel like we’re neighbors and all members of the human family.” —Fred Rogers

“You leave home to seek your fortune and when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.” —Anita Baker

“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” —Charles Kuralt

“A good day is a good day. A bad day is a good story. At the end of the day, it’s all good.” —Glennon Doyle

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Exchanging a smooch under a hanging sprig of mistletoe is a longtime holiday tradition. In December 2019, at an event in St. Louis, 480 couples set a world record for the most pairs at one spot to pucker up under the seasonal plant.

A Wintry Robin

Although robins are usually associated with spring, you may have noticed the red-breasted birds on holiday greeting cards. This European tradition began in the 1800s, when British postmen wore bright red coats. Nicknamed after the birds, these “postal robins” delivered season’s greetings and gifts, and soon real robins were depicted on cards and other décor a festive symbol.