All About Family

February 2016

What's Been Happening?

We're only into the second month of the year and so much has happened! Our family has so much to be thankful for. Below are a few highlights:

  • Alexandria was accepted into the Lamar University Graduate program
  • Melissa announced her engagement
  • During the month of January we had the birthdays of Brian, Madison, and Precious. That's a lot of birthday cake in one house! LOL
  • There was a beautiful bridal shower celebrating the union of Brian and Precious
  • There was a fun filled baby shower welcoming baby Landon

Dates to Remember

Feb. 9 - Anita's Birthday (RIP)

Feb. 9 - Fat Tuesday

Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day

Feb. 15 - President's Day

Feb. 17 - Random Acts of Kindness Day

Feb. 29 - Leap Day

Health & Wellness

Alright guys. Mr. Groundhog saw his shadow last week and we all know that Spring is on the way!! With that being said, we should all begin to transition our skin from Winter to Spring. This month's wellness tip focuses on moisturizing your skin. After all this drying weather, we should rebuild and replenish some of that moisture that was lost. Keep an eye out for products that double as skin protectors and moisturizers. Vitamin E and sunflower oil are two amazing ingredients to look for. They act as emollients to trap moisture and keep the skin hydrated.

Monthly Word - His Favor Can Do What You Can't!!

Scripture tells us about a man named Nehemiah who was a cup bearer in the king's house. He didn't come from notoriety. He wasn't wealthy or influential, but he had a desire, a passion to see the walls of the city of Jerusalem rebuilt. This was the city of his ancestors, and the walls were in shambles.

Nehemiah couldn't shake this burden, so he went to the king and shared his idea. Not only did the king grant him time off to go and oversee this massive project, he also sent resources and building materials with him. Nehemiah was able to round up the mighty men to build the walls. Amazingly, what should have taken a year or two, Nehemiah accomplished in 52 days. It was acceleration for Nehemiah!

What was that? It was the gracious hand of God's favor in Nehemiah's life. And you, too, have God's gracious hand of favor in your life. Don't ever forget it! When God breathed His life into you, He gave you the right resources, the right friends, the right connections. He gave you an advantage. He gave you His favor. God is looking for men and women who truly believe they have the favor of God in their lives because He wants to do something incredible in this day and age. Don't just look at what you have in your hand. Look at almighty God and realize that it's His strength that's going to bring the impossible things to pass. Every day you wake up, be willing to receive His favor because His favor can do what you can't!

"For it is You who bless the righteous man, O Lord, You surround him with favor as with a shield." (Psalm 5:12, NASB

Tasty Treats

The season we've all been waiting for is here....CRAWFISH SEASON!! What better way to indulge than with an etouffee? Check out New Orleans Online for their recipe: