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This easy and DELICIOUS fudge recipe is the perfect solution for any chocolate craving!
Grab a few simple ingredients, pre-heat the oven and prepare for a great time with your faith girl.
- 1 – 18-ounce bag milk chocolate chips
- 1 – 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 8” x 8” baking pan
- In saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and walnuts.
- Pour into 8” x 8” pan lined with wax paper.
- Refrigerate until cool.
- Cut into small pieces and enjoy!
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Get your tastebuds ready for this refreshing berry-filled smoothie.
Grab a blender and a few ingredients. You’ll be enjoying this delicious treat with your faith girl in no time!
- 1⁄ 2 cup blueberries
- 1⁄ 3 cup milk
- 3 or 4 ice cubes
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3⁄ 4 cup of vanilla yogurt
- Place all ingredients in blender and mix well.
- Pour into tall glasses and serve with straws.
Enjoy this no-sew project with your faith girl! Create a fun bandana tote in no time!
- Two 22″ Bandanas in a fun color like purple or pink!
- Fabric Scissors
- Cut a 1″ border around all four sides of both Bandanas in one piece. Lay this border aside-it’s for the handle. Lay bandanas out, wrong sides together, lining up edges as best as possible.
- Using fabric shears, cut a slit every 3/4″ cutting up to the most inner printed square on the bandana. You will be cutting out the corners and discarding these small squares of fabric.
- Beginning at one of the corners, take one of the fringes from the top and one from the bottom and tie them together in a double knot. Tie one on each corner.
- Continue tying all around except for the top. This will be left open.
- To make the handle, cut each long scrap into two equal pieces. Discard one piece and braid the other three together knotting at each end. Knot and end to each side of the bag. Iron the top fringes down on each side.
Whip up a great DIY face mask and spend some quality time with your faithgirlz!
This make-at-home favorite is sweet-enough-to-eat and made with ingredients you’re likely to already have on hand: strawberries, honey, plain yogurt and rolled oats.
- 1 cup of uncooked oats
- 1⁄2 cup of plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- mashed bananas or strawberries (optional)
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and puree it until you have a rough cream. If you’re adding fruit, use bananas for dry skin, strawberries for normal; skip the fruit if your skin is super oily.
- Spread the mixture on your face with your fingers in an even layer and let it dry for five minutes.
(This is the time when the giggle meter goes nuts.)
- Wash the mask off with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
- Stroke your face to feel how soft and smooth it is!
- Store the leftover mixture in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
To keep girls engaged throughout the meeting, break from discussions with creative activities and crafts!
Examples of various activities are available on the blog: (LINKS TO COME)
Faithgirlz Club – Member Profile (Printable Form)
This simple profile will help you get to know the girls in your club a little better.
Have each member fill it out at your very first meeting. We suggest creating a binder to hold all your club info. That way as new faces join in the Faithgirlz fun, you have an easy way to keep track of them.
Faithgirlz Club – Meeting Overview
- Each meeting will begin with a prayer (The leader may pray or ask a girl to pray if she’s comfortable)
- Members will then recite the Faithgirlz verse and the Faithgirlz promise
- An icebreaker activity or craft will follow with “Getting Closer”
- The leader will then give an overview of that week’s Bible lesson and follow with a discussion
Thinking of starting a Club? Explore sample material below:
Faithgirlz Club – Faithgirlz Promise (Printable Form)
Each meeting will focus around an aspect of the Faithgirlz Promise to help girls understand the things that make them beautiful both inside and out. The Promise encourages each girls to:
- Focus on my inner beauty
- Remember that God loves me always
- Love myself the way God made me
- Look at others’ gifts without jealousy
- Treat other people the way I want to be treated
- Love my neighbor
- Forgive others when they sin against me
- Love my enemies
- See God’s will in all that I do
- Focus on the inner beauty of others
Each week, recite the Faithgirlz promise to remind us of the kind of young women God wants us to be.
God Says: The Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6
Olivia’s house finally sold last week, and we’ve had to say good-bye. I didn’t think it would hurt as much as it did. I helped her pack up her room, putting all her favorite books into boxes and packing all her clothes into suitcases. It
took us a long time to pack because we kept uncovering old memories. Her scrapbooks and photo albums are full of pictures of the two of us giggling at the lake or the park. Her CD collection has albums from artists that we saw in concert together. Her closet was full of outfi ts that we’d shared — I left with a pile of sweatshirts and t-shirts that she’d borrowed. Everything had a memory attached to it, and it was so hard to see those memories stuffed into boxes. At one point I just grabbed a stuffed animal and sobbed.
Mom, Dad, and Melody came over to see them off. Mom gave them a basket full of snacks for the road, and then we all stood in a circle and held hands while Dad prayed for their safety during the trip and blessings in their new home. Then they got in the car and drove away, the moving van following behind. We all stood and waved until we couldn’t see them anymore.
Mom keeps telling me that it will be easy to stay in touch online and on the phone, and maybe Olivia will be able to come back for a visit at Christmas or next summer. But it won’t be the same at all. No more Olivia to giggle with, or sing funny songs with, or just be best friends with. Lord, what will I do without her?
All of us will experience some sort of loss in our lives, and it never gets any easier. It’s hard to imagine how life will go on after such a huge change, but in those dark times remember that the Lord is near, and he will never leave you.
Dear Lord, keep me close when I go through dark days. I praise you that you are unchanging, and that I can always run to you when I’m lonely. Amen.
“And I want women to be modest in their appearance.They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves…. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.” – 1 Timothy 2:9–10 NLT
Mackenzie came out of the dressing room to show her BFF one of her choices for Estelle’s party. “Isn’t it way cool?” she said. “I saw it in Teens & Things Magazine. It’s a little short, but it’s half-price. What do you think, Tanya?”
“I think you’d better go with the red one. This one looks like a Band-Aid,” Tanya replied. “It’s not a little short …it’s way short. You’ll be pulling it down all night … that’s if your mom even lets you out of the house.”
Our clothes can’t talk outright, but they can speak volumes about us just the same. They tell our whole story at a glance and can give people either a good or bad impression of the kind of person we are. And it’s not just our BFFs
who will judge us. It’s other girls, guys, parents, teachers, youth ministers, even perfect strangers.
Yup, what we wear can let everyone know whether we’re living for Christ by dressing modestly to get his attention—or living for ourselves by dressing provocatively to get the world’s attention.
For sure, many girls do dress to be the center of attraction. They wear tight-fitting clothes, short shorts or lowcut tops, and other “boy magnet” clothes.
And, yeah, they get noticed—but for all the wrong reasons. Believe it, guys aren’t riveted on these girls thinking, Oh, wow, she really looks beautiful, or She must be such a nice girl; look how well she dresses. They’re thinking far more improper stuff that may stay with them all day.
So girls who wear revealing clothes are not only hurting themselves, they’re also risking damaging others as well.
And Jesus warns us about this: “Temptations are inevitable,”he says, “but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting” (Matthew 18:7 NLT).
The flip side of this is that girls who dress modestly (and look pretty at the same time) can make a statement, too. They can let their clothes tell everyone—loud and clear—that they respect and love God, themselves, and their neighbors enough to forgo the “fashionista” look for a look that shouts “Christianista.”
Food for Thought
If Jesus returned suddenly, like, tomorrow, would he find you dressed appropriately?
God gave Adam and Eve animal skins to replace their skimpy fig leaves. Read about it in Genesis 3:9-21.
Jesus, help me to remember I should grab attention with what I am inside not what I wear outside. Amen.