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“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

– Luke 1:45

“in all things give thanks”

– 1 Thessalonians 5:18

“as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”

– Proverbs 27:17

“She is clothed with strength & dignity, she can laugh at the days to come”

– Proverbs 31:25

Let your love grow

– Philipians 1:9

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Building Friendships that Fit: Workbook

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Growing up I only saw my Grandma B about twice a year, but I never remember a time where there was not a pound cake waiting for me at her house when we arrived. She knew it was my favorite. I liked to put butter on it and warm it in the microwave for 15 seconds (still do). Grandma B passed away almost a decade ago, but she lived to be 98 years old! In her final years I would occasionally call to check on her and she would always ask about Elevation. She would say, “How many you’d have this week?” and I would tell her the latest update of our growing church plant. She would always gasp and reply, “Well I’ll be. I am mighty proud of you.”⁣

Pound cakes get their name not because they make you gain weight but because the original recipe called for a pound of butter, a pound of flour, a pound of sugar and a pound of eggs. They appear to be simple recipes, but they can be very complicated cakes to make. You cannot cook them too long and, you always run the risk of it not gliding effortlessly out of your bundt pan. But when you nail it, it is so good.⁣

I remember calling Grandma B several years ago and asking her for her recipe. She made sure that I knew to put it in a cold oven, turn it on and NO PEEKING for one hour. So here is her recipe. When I make this recipe today, I am immediately transported to her kitchen, and that is the magic of food.⁣

Ingredients:
3 sticks of salted butter (room temperature)⁣
3 c sugar⁣
5 eggs (room temperature)⁣
1 c evaporated milk⁣
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract⁣
½ tsp lemon extract⁣
3 c flour⁣
½ tsp salt⁣

Directions:
Cream butter and sugar together⁣
Add extracts and salt⁣
Add eggs one at a time (blend a little in between each one)⁣
Alternate flour and milk⁣

Put it in a cold oven and bake at 325 for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. (No peeking for at least an hour.)⁣
Use a toothpick to check for doneness.⁣
Top with sliced, sugared strawberries and whip cream for a version of strawberry shortcake or just a sliver of butter while warm.
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Philippians 4:11-13
...for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
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Happy birthday Faith Furtick. Thank you for loving me like I was your own daughter. ...

A reminder for today:
God is doing wonderful things in your life. But sometimes, we have to be patient. God’s not a genie who grants our wishes as soon as we ask them. He does not magically snap away all of our problems and difficulties, faults and failures. You are on a journey, and our faithful God is your guide. Be encouraged. He who began a good work in you is faithful to complete it.
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#weekendrecap⁣
PLOT TWIST⁣
John 4⁣

On Father’s Day, @stevenfurtick went back to the well to teach us that our Heavenly Father is a barrier breaker.⁣

Here are a few highlights from my notes:⁣

- You don’t get to choose WHO God uses, and you don’t get to choose WHAT He does.⁣
- When following Jesus, there is a BIIIIG DIFFERENCE between worshipping a tradition and pursuing truth.⁣
- Every disruption is not divine.⁣
- God is the god of the plot twist. (Genesis 50:20)⁣
- A lot of people may feel like life is one giant setback right now, but plot twist: God takes what the enemy meant for evil and turns it for good. Get ready for unexpected blessings in unlikely places.⁣
- What is the enemy trying to convince you to give up on, because what you’re carrying is so significant?⁣

WOW. You don’t want to miss this sermon. And if you’ve already watched it, you’ll want to watch it again! It’s available now on all our Elevation channels.
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No matter what your situation is, you are wrapped in His love today. ...

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