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“Bleed The Same”

Published May 6, 2018 by lynn k scott

It’s Sunday morning and I have another song to share.

Today’s selection is “Bleed the Same” by Mandisa.  I have mentioned she and Toby Mac have collaborated on several songs and this happens to be another great outcome of their work together.

“Bleed The Same” has a great message.  It’s time to start listening to some great words of advice.

Disclaimer:  I do not own any rights to the song/video.  I am sharing for entertainment purposes only.

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Simple Church

Published November 15, 2017 by lynn k scott

Our church is rebranding.  This is new for me, because growing up, we went to the same church my entire life and it never changed.  I even was married in that church.  With the rebranding, we are establishing ourself apart from another church that we have been getting confused with.  I think it’s a great idea.  Without change, there cannot be growth.  I am from a small country town.  Even though I moved to a city, I still like my church small, but we all have room for growth.

God’s message is simple.

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After years of searching for my “home church”, I have found it.  I’ve been at Simple Church for about six months now.  In that time, besides being allowed to drink all the coffee I could want, I have met people who are becoming like family.  I’ve even been asked to help with providing refreshments for fellowship after church.  This was a blessing, because I enjoy cooking and feeding others and providing a snack or meal, appeases that particular need.

Having moved 3,000 miles from where I used to call home, restarted my life, remarried, had another child, gone through some really difficult trials and now battling cancer, knowing there is a place, where I am accepted in my jeans, my tattoos and all my other short-comings, brings a sense of peace.

Every week, the message comes from the Bible. It’s straight-forward; can’t get any simpler than that.  Prayers, contemporary music and singing fills the room as well.  There’s a song, “Old Church Choir“, by Zach Williams that sums up my feelings.

If you’ve ever been to a church with a choir, you know they can project a lively happiness with an upbeat tempos and their voices.  You are drawn in, want to be part of and appreciate the energy they are providing.  Memories are created through the music.

Stepping into Simple Church gives me that feeling every week!  Even when I was brand new to the church, I was welcomed.  It just wasn’t an obligatory, “hello” by someone assigned to meet the ‘new people’.  It was a genuine welcoming and caring that you were there.

It’s a church where I feel comfortable bringing my daughter.  Having a tween child brings it’s own challenges.  Knowing she is making friends, likes the children and their parents and wants to go instead of fighting me not to, says a lot too.Simple church

If there are little ones to consider, there’s a nursery for them to play and relax in during the service.

All in all, if you are looking for a small, community-based church, that offers genuine caring and compassion, with what I like to call a ‘come as you are’ mentality, then Simple Church might be the place for you.

If you are in the Solano County area, come check out 10:00 a.m. service.  We’d love to meet you!

An Eggcelent idea!

Published March 31, 2015 by lynn k scott

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A while back, I made some message eggs.  These are really a fun and unique way to deliver a message to someone.

The process is somewhat simple.   You need a hole in both ends of the egg.  One will be slightly larger, as this is where the tiny rolled slip of paper will enter the egg.  Once you have made the holes, blow out the contents of the eggs.  You can blow them into a bowl or down the sink; the choice is yours.

This is a really good way to get the kids to be quiet, even if it’s for a few minutes.  I mean, why not put all that hot air to work?  Ok, I know that sounds horrible.  My daughter is at the stage that silence is a sin.  I look forward to bedtime, A LOT lately! I suppose technically you could even make a mini-science lesson out of this project.

Once the yolk and egg white have been removed, gently run water through the egg to wash out any remaining egg.  Then let dry at least 24 hours.

Now you’re ready to paint.  I found using wooden food skewers work inserted into the egg works really well.  You can put either end of the skewer over a small bowl without the egg coming into contact with anything.  This is great for allowing the paint to dry.

There are a variety of ways to get the paint on the eggs.  I’ll let you experiment and have fun with that.  No two people will paint the same way anyhow.  Plus that’s a really fun part of this process.  Let your creativity shine through. Once painted, I let the eggs dry.  I keep mine on the skewer during the drying process.  I try to let them dry overnight, if possible.

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I admit, I’m not the most talented painter.  I stick to easy designs but I try to differentiate them a bit.  The only real limitation is your imagination.  This is another area that kids can join in the creative fun.   Let their minds wander and see what they come up with.

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I had a lot of fun making these.  These would be great for Easter, to announce a pregnancy, perhaps surprising a sports fan with an egg colored in the team colors and the note announcing tickets to a game.  No matter what the purpose you choose, painted eggs truly make an eggcelent way to communicate a surprise!

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You Enhance Me

Published March 12, 2015 by lynn k scott

Small trip back in time to the movie release of Jerry Maguire (men shut up and stop groaning).  I was recently separated from an awful and dangerous husband when the movie hit the screen. My favorite scene in the movie took place in the elevator.  A man had signed to his girlfriend “you complete me”.  I thought, “that’s what I want”.  To have a man in my life that completes me.

Years later, after a horrible divorce and getting remarried, I was wrong.  I thought that’s what I wanted.  I grew up thinking women should get married, have kids and have a supportive husband who didn’t mind if she worked too.  I guess I watched one too many “Leave it to Beaver” reruns coupled with “The Cosby Show”.

As my youngest is entering pre-teen stage, starting to discover who she is, I often think of this movie. What I am instilling in my daughter, besides strength, independence, a thirst for knowledge and to question every day ideals, is that a man will not make her complete.  She will already be a complete person.  She will be able to stand on her own two feet.

What a man will do for her is enhance her.  He will add to her values.  He will demonstrate his love.  He will treat her as an equal. He will support her dreams and take her on adventures.  That is what I have told my friends who were a bit (man) distraught; that is what I will tell my daughter. Perhaps in our signing classes, I will teach her to sign, “You enhance me”.  I like the message that phrase sends.

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