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Skill Question

By | Polls

How much does it cost to build an accessible home in Ethiopia?

Answer: $15,000 is the cost to build a home in Ethiopia. We are partnering with Habitat for Humanity in Ethiopia to give 40 families living with disability in poverty a new home! Read more.

Molasses Sugar Cookies like your grandmom used to make.

By | Recipes

Nothing says Mother’s Day like a batch of homemade cookies. And nothing says Grandma like rolling those cookies in sugar before you bake ‘em.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup (packed) dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour, spooned in
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Sugar for rolling

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in a medium-sized pot. When just melted, remove from heat and stir in the white and brown sugar. Stir in the molasses then the egg, mixing well.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt just until combined.
  4. Place rolling sugar in a small bowl.
  5. Scoop dough by the tablespoon and roll into balls. Roll in sugar and set on prepared sheet, about 2” apart.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes. Once set, remove to wire racks and let cool completely.
  7. Makes 20-22 cookies
Shirley Holden holding the 2018 prayer diary

From the Desk of Shirley Holden

By | General

I’ve been receiving the prayer diary for at least 14 years. I feel like I know some of the partners in the prayer diary personally because I’ve been praying for them for so long. I’ve watched their children grow throughout the years.

The Prayer Diary helps me to know what to pray for more specifically. Not only do I pray for the organization, I’m also so thankful for the prayer cards that I received from Hope and Healing International staff after they prayed for myself and my family.

I pray short prayers often throughout the day. Some of these prayers are to tell God how beautiful a flower is or something I see in the world. I’ve learned to pray Scripture prayers and praise and find this helped me considerably. Praise Him!

Blessings,
Shirley Holden

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