Pursuing God's Purpose and Promises For Women
Greetings!

 Can you believe we are halfway through 2019? Where, oh where has the time gone? Do you look forward to our time in Heaven where there is no time?

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 Overview for our July newsletter:

  • "Eat the Word" by Karla Maxwell
  • Destination 6.19 Success Report
  • Promise Center's News
  • Helpful Hint: Easiest Vegetables to Grow in Flower Pots
  • What's Happening in Your Area?
  • Our Contact Information
Eat the Word
by Karla Maxwell

A few months back, I had the honor to spend the weekend with a group of amazing women praying and planning Promise Helpers’ retreats. One of the beautiful ladies I was blessed by was Kara, who by the way is an outstanding chocolatier and sandwich shop owner of Dutchman’s Hidden Valley, in Hamilton, TX—she brought chocolates! YAY!! Over that weekend we spent time laughing, catching up, and praying. Kara mentioned how the Lord told her to, “Eat the Word”. That was such a powerful statement, and it has stuck with me all these months.

Eat the Word—God’s Word says, “Man shall not live by bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.” The Lord feeds our spiritual and emotional needs through His Word. It is vital to our spiritual health. Just as when we do not eat or do not eat the right food, we become weak, we can become spiritually weak when we do not read God’s Word on a continual basis.

The Lord designed our bodies to digest food. Food feeds the cells of our bodies, and gives us energy to function. Similar to the food we eat, when we take in God’s Word, we meditate on it, savor it. His Word then energizes us, gives us hope, wisdom, and when practiced on a regular basis, the Fruit of the Spirit becomes a part of us. Food keeps us healthy, and the Word keeps us healthy.

When we eat the Word, the Word gets in us. Some of us are nibblers and some of us are devourers. The Lord never states how much we should read the Word, but the more we apply what we read, the faster we will grow in the Lord.

Along the same line as eating, what you put on you goes in you. Take for example, hand lotion. When you apply lotion, the ingredients are absorbed into your body, causing dry skin to be more supple. Lotion is a good thing. But what if something were to get onto your skin that wasn’t so good? Your skin could be hurt or damaged for life. The same is true with the words we speak or allow others to speak over us. 

Our words have power to be used for good or bad. It is imperative to speak words of affirmation to ourselves and each other. Stop saying negative things about yourself, and if anyone ever speaks negative words over you, do not accept those words as truth, because… what goes on you goes in you. It makes no difference if negative words were spoken to truly be hurtful or were said in mere fun. Negative words make an impact that can hurt or damage our lives just like the bad things that might be applied to our skin. 

I encourage you to Eat the Word of God. Become a devourer not just a nibbler. Savor all He has for you and be amazed of how you grow in Him.  Speak Life into yourself and others. To God be the glory!
 
Destination 6.19 Success Report
We had an amazing time at our girls' camp, Destination 6.19 in June! Fourteen beautiful young ladies joined us to learn ten ultimate truths they need to know based on the book by Kari Kampakis, "10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know". Teenagers have so many challenges and hard circumstances to deal with these days, and our weekend gave them tools with which to deal with all the pressures they must endure. By the end of the weekend we could see the hope and their faith made stronger-- it was so amazing to see the difference of what just a few days can do.

Each girl will be receiving a copy of the book, as they practically begged to have a copy! To the moms/grandmothers/aunts of these young ladies, we encourage you to read the book with them. The girls need your wisdom, and you can learn what their world is like while reading the book.

We were at a new location this year, which was awesome. Kickball, water gun fights, volleyball, S'mores, a two mile walk/run for some, lots of food and fun are all just the tip of the iceberg of the phenomenal weekend.

In years past, it took a couple of days for the girls to warm up to each other, but THIS camp... this camp they were bouncing off the walls immediately! LOL It was an exhausting weekend for counselors, but so worth it!

We love each and every girl, and cannot wait to see them next year!
The Promise Center's News

Your continued prayers and financial support are appreciated as Promise Center reaches the lost, hurting, those in need physically and spiritually.

The food bank is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.-noon. Weekly prayer time at Promise Center for anyone in the Clyde area is on Thursdays, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) will start back up at the beginning of the new school year, meeting Tuesday evenings 6:30 at the First United Methodist Church in Clyde.

For more information, you can contact Linda Humiston of Promise Center at (325) 893-3777
Easiest Vegetables to Grow in Flower Pots

Almost any fruit or vegetable plant can be grown in a container, provided your container is large enough. You can easily grow herbs, peppers, tomatoes, onions, summer squash, beans and eggplant in summer, as well as broccoli, cabbage, lettuce and greens in spring and fall.


Choose Smaller Varieties
It helps to choose varieties specifically bred for small spaces. Look for variety names and descriptions including these words: bush, dwarf, patio, trailing, compact and miniature. This container is filled with Tumbling Tom tomato, a beautiful compact trailing variety that's ideally suited for containers.


Container Size Matters
Most vegetables need fairly large containers to grow well. The best containers for vegetables are 12-18 inches wide and 18-24 inches deep. As a rule of thumb: The bigger the eventual size of the plant, the bigger pot you need. This Roma tomato variety is called Little Napoli, and even though it's a compact plant, it still benefits from a deep container where roots can stretch out.


Lettuce
Lettuce is an exception to the size rule. Because it has shallow roots, lettuce grows well in nearly any container, including ones with as little depth as 6-8 inches. Lettuce grows best in cooler weather, so sow seeds in spring or fall. To grow in summer, keep lettuce in part shade.


Peppers
Peppers, both hot and sweet, grow easily in containers. Try them on their own or surrounded by flowers in a larger pot.



Tomatoes
Upright tomatoes will grow well in larger pots with a cage or stake, but you can also try small tumbling cherry varieties in hanging baskets or window boxes. This tumbler called Terenzo reaches only 16-20 inches tall and wide.


Strawberries
Strawberries grow so well in containers that they have their own pots. Specialized strawberry pots and planters have pockets on the sides where fruit can grow and cascade without touching the ground, which can cause berries to rot. As their name suggests, strawberry pots are ideal for growing strawberries.


Summer Squash
Summer squash and zucchini will grow well in containers. These plants do get large but don't produce long vines like winter squash, which is better suited to growing in the ground or raised beds.


You Can Even Try Corn
Though it's not the easiest vegetable to grow in pots, it's certainly possible. Again, we recommend looking for dwarf varieties. This corn thrives in its own pot alongside containers of New Guinea impatiens and sweet basil.

What's Happening In Your Area
Clyde  
Promise Center

  • Food Bank open Tues. and Thur. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays Prayer Time 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is taking a summer break

Contact Linda Humiston or Christy Thompson at Promise Center.
The Promise Center phone number (325) 893-3777

      
Cross Plains
Bible Study 
The home of Connie Kirkham 
Tuesday mornings 9:00-10:30
Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:00
Contact Connie Kirkham
cliffandconnie6@yahoo.com
              

Hamilton 
No events at this time
Contact Alicia Cortez 
a3cortez@yahoo.com


Parker/ Wise /Tarrant Counties 
Prayer Time and Fellowship
The home of Debbie Barber
Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30ish
Contact Debbie Barber
jubileedeb@centurylink.net
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Bible Study
Saturdays mornings 10:00-12:00
Fort Worth
Contact Debbie Barber
jubileedeb@centurylink.net

Contact Us
Call us 325-893-3777
Our mailing and physical addresses
PO Box 1104
222 Archer St.
Clyde, TX 79510
Promise Helpers is a non-profit Christian ministry for women that seeks to help women experience the fullness of God’s purpose and promises for them. Our desire is to bring women to a place of personal wholeness so they can bring wholeness to their marriages, homes, families and communities. Promise Helpers is women ministering to women, reminding one another of the promises of God and encouraging one another to implement those promises into their daily lives. The foundation of Promise Helpers is prayer, for apart from Jesus Christ we can do nothing.