“March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in.”
- Susan Reiner, Spring Cleaning
In the Month of March
Prize Women kick started the month with our BE Conference. What a great time spent with our Lord, our friends, and the fabulous Jessi Gibson! Jessi brought us some incredible words of encouragement! We were blessed to have her join us for the weekend; be sure to keep up with her on Twitter @jessi_gibson.
This month on the blog, our authors will be writing on the theme “Never Say Never.” The catchy little saying is much more than the title of a Justin Bieber song. What comes to your mind when you hear it? Looking forward to reading what our fabulous ladies bring to the table this month!
A Call for Writers
We would like to add to the already great group of ladies that write for Prize31! Do you enjoy writing and feel you can add a unique voice to our blog? Do you have a knack for sharing your life experiences and lessons in a creative and encouraging way? If you are a member of Trinity Church and this describes you, please send us an original piece or two for consideration. We ask that your posts be 500 words or less and include at least one image. You can email your posts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had a lot of fun with them this summer and have decided to usher in spring with some more giveaways! Each month will offer a new little something just for you. We will have a random drawing at the end of the month for a cute Bible and journal package. This would be something fun to keep for yourself, or to gift to someone in need of a Bible! Each time you participate on the blog with us, you will be entered for a chance to win the gift. Everyone who comments on March posts or submits entries for our Recipe Box and Foto Friday post will have a chance to win!
(Contest details: Each person may have one entry per blog post [multiple comments on one post will still only give you one entry]. Prize31 authors are exempt from the drawing. The drawing for the Bible and journal will be held at the end of the day on Saturday, March 31. 2012. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 2, 2012.)
The Recipe Box for March
Spring Break is just a week away which means many of us will have kiddos home with us throughout the week. Let’s purpose to have fun, and make it a special time with our children! Spring break allows five extra days where you don’t have to rush to get everyone out the door in the morning. This month in The Recipe Box, we’ll share our favorite breakfast recipes. Even if you don’t have time for a homemade breakfast in the morning, breakfast for dinner is always a treat! Serve a yummy meal for your hubby, your kids, or have a group of girlfriends over and eat breakfast in your pjs! Share your breakfast favs with us at email@example.com. The Recipe Box post will run this Friday, March 9th!
March Foto Friday
What are your plans for Spring Break this year? Are you packing up your bags and going on vacation or staying around town for a little “staycation” fun?! We’d love to see pictures of how you chose to enjoy Spring Break! Snap some pics of your activities (maybe a shot of everyone enjoying one of our breakfast recipes?) and share it with us! Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. The March edition of Foto Friday will run on Friday, March 23rd.
(Rules for submitting pictures for Foto Friday: Please only submit photos of you, your family, & friends. Please do not submit copyrighted images. By submitting your photo(s), you agree to have the photo posted on the Prize31 blog.)
Mark Your Calendars
Easter Volunteer Sign Ups – We’re gearing up for the Easter 2012 services and events. Celebrate Easter with Trinity Church by using your gifts as we welcome the Lubbock Community to our main campus this April. Sign-ups begin the first week of March.
Daylight Savings Time – March is the month we all spring forward! Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour next Saturday; this year, Daylight Saving Time will begin Sunday, March 11th at 2 am.
Mid America Foods – Mid America Foods was designed to bring hope and peace of mind to those who want to stretch their food dollars. Click the link to view the March 2012 menu in English or Spanish. Mail-in orders are due March 15, and online orders are due by March 18.
Some advanced notice… Prize Women’s Ministry will host a fun walk/run, Running to Rescue, on June 9, 2012. All proceeds will benefit The A21 Campaign. Start gathering your girlfriends, family, coworkers, etc and prepare to have a day of fun to earn monies for this great cause. More details to come in the weeks ahead!