Monday, December 17, 2012

Ugly Sweater class is Monday, Dec. 17th!! Class cancelled Dec. 20th!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are canceling class on Thursday, December 20 (due to a funeral). We will be having our ugly Christmas sweater class tonight, Monday, December 17th. Thank you for your understanding!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Let's not forget the reason for the season: Luke 2:1-20 New International Version (NIV) The Birth of Jesus 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Thank you, ladies for a great 2012! We just wanted you to know that we love you and appreciate you! Operation Christmas Child collected 525 boxes from TSC (you were a part of this) and over 2200 boxes from Spring Hill/Thompson's Station. Thank you for participating!! Continue to be light in this world!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Operation Christmas Child...We need your help!

TSC is participating in Operation Christmas Child (for more information go here: and we thought this would be a great opportunity for us to help out. We are asking that you help us fill 15 boxes to send to children all around the world who are in need. These children are needing basic necessities (new underwear, socks, toothbrushes, soap, etc) and you can also give them some small toys. We thought with the holiday season getting close, this could be a great way to help give back. Now, don't feel like you have to prepare a box all by yourself. If you want to that's great! We were planning on you working with another lady or two to get this finished (plus each box needs $7 to pay for shipping). We are supplying the boxes and more information at the sign in table. Boxes must be finished by November 12th. Just bring your box to class and we will take it from there!! Go to Samaritans Purse website and you can find many more stories like this one, we found: March 27, 2012 SHARING CHRIST WITH THE KAYAMBI Shoe box gifts bring joy, celebration to an indigenous village in Ecuador The young dancers marched in step, twirled, and then came together to form a circle in a dazzling spectacle of motion and color. They broke the rhythm of the music only long enough to invite onlookers seated in chairs around the schoolyard to join the promenade. One grade after another took turns on a drizzly February morning, entertaining the guests from the United States. Although the visitors had come to bring Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts to the students at San Pedro school in the village of Pijal, it was the children who were stealing the show with their gift of dance and music. Their festive clothes and felt hats are those traditionally worn by the Kayambi, an indigenous people whose ancestors inhabited the land comprising present-day Ecuador before the arrival of the Incas. The girls are dressed in white embroidered blouses and brightly hued skirts. The boys wear white shirts and knickers with dark blue ponchos. After the dance routines, the much anticipated moment arrived as boys and girls lined up according to age groups to receive shoe boxes filled with gifts. “Uno, dos, tres!” At the count of three, the children popped open the lids. Shouts of joy followed. Five-year-old Emily cradled a teddy bear in one hand and a pink Barbie water bottle almost as bright as her dress in the other. Christopher, 4, showed his mother the red ball and toy dinosaur from his box. His younger sister Jonsu sat beside him, pulling out a stuffed animal from among the gifts she received. The celebration was repeated in other schools and churches last month, as thousands of children in northern Ecuador received shoe box gifts during a three-day span. A Kayambi woman named Gloria was overcome with emotion as she watched her three children, ages 2 ½, 5, and 9, proudly show her the toys and coloring books in their boxes. “We are grateful for these gifts for our children,” she said. “These are things my husband and I aren’t able to give to them.” Gloria and her husband own two acres of land in Pijal, an agricultural community about a two-hour drive north of the capital city of Quito. They enjoy the quiet, simple life of the countryside. The black volcanic soil yields a bountiful crop of corn and potatoes. They also raise hogs and guinea pigs to sell. The estimated 3,000 Kayambi who inhabit this region are known for their traditional dances, colorful clothing, and handicrafts. They live in one of the most picturesque areas of the country. Tourists flock to the area to sail across San Pablo Lake or to hike the slopes of Imbabura, an inactive volcano. A closer look reveals a darker portrait of the struggles of the Kayambi. With few jobs in the area, many husbands and fathers must drive to Quito to find employment. Some work even further away in the jungle oilfields. Women are left with the responsibility to take care of the children, the home, and the farm. Sadly, it is the children who usually end up being neglected. An estimated 40 percent do not finish high school. Teen pregnancy is common. So is the continuing cycle of poverty and desperation. That’s why Operation Christmas Child is sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with children in the Kayambi communities and throughout Ecuador. Pastor Carmen Castaneda moved from Quito to Pijal four months ago. She estimated there are about 700 families here, and she hopes to eventually minister to every one. “It has been a challenge for me,” she said. “Only 15 families come to my church now. The children come to activities but their parents don’t. We are working on that.” Through a partnership with another ministry, her church offers programs for the children on Monday and Tuesday evenings that include a meal, devotional time, and singing. They also receive help with their homework. Over 200 children participate in the program, but far fewer attend Sunday worship services. The Operation Christmas Child celebration at San Pedro may be just the spark needed to bring more boys and girls to church, along with their parents. The youth group from Carmen’s church presented the Gospel through skits and a puppet show before the children received their shoe box gifts. “Please pray for these youth,” she implored. “They are working hard to evangelize the area through the children. It is through the children that families will come to know Christ. We need to be patient and keep working.” In addition to shoe box distributions, Operation Christmas Child partners with local churches like Carmen’s to offer the follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. Over the past few years, nearly 10,000 children in this province have graduated from the 12-lesson Bible study. This year the curriculum will be available to churches in 10 provinces in Ecuador, with plans to reach 30,000 children throughout the country. “We have to take care of the little ones because they are very vulnerable,” Carmen said. “You came and not only gave them presents today, you gave them love. You made them feel important. Thank you.” We love you, ladies and want to thank you for being an encouragement to us! Help us spread God's love to others!! Remember the deadline for this to be completed is November 12th!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall is in the air...

The leaves are changing, the hot weather is calming down, Honey Crisp apples are in the stores!! We love fall!! One thing we want to encourage you to continue to do is take care of yourself during this season change! With fall, comes darker nights, cooler weather, and the desire to stay home where you can stay warm. We all feel that way some days. We would love to persuade you to continue to come to class and have some time for just you!! Also, we wanted to encourage you to spend some quality time with Jesus this season. Our verse for the month encourages us to remember to sing praises to Him and to live a life that is pleasing to Him. Have you been doing this? We know that it is a lot easier said than done, but we really need to obey the Lord in all our actions and with a thankful heart!! Sometimes that is hard to swallow!! Try to start each day with just a simple prayer telling God how great He is and how you love Him. Then ask Him to help you have the correct attitude and actions for the day. We need to have lives that reflect Him in us!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

What do I do now??

So, it's September now, and just when you think you have all the moves down (as best as you can) we go changing up the playlist! What do you do now? 1. Breathe-you will get through this. You already are familiar with 1/2 of the songs. 2. Come any and every Monday that you can at 6 for a break down of any songs or moves. 3. Listen to this playlist as much as you can. Buy the music on iTunes if you want! The more you know the music, the better you will do!! 4. Always, get your feet right before you move on to trying arms or hips. Those will come as you get more familiar with the songs too. 5. HAVE FUN! This class is not about being perfect! It's about having a DIFFERENT place to do Zumba where you can be yourself and get to know some other fabulous women. We want to tell you that you are doing such a great job!! You are sweating and moving and that is really what we want you to do when you come to Zumba with us!! You have this!! You are WONDERFUL!! Be encouraged that this time of the month is hard for all of us. We get through it together and we WILL have fun!! We love y'all!! Kacey and Candace

Sunday, August 5, 2012

August already?? Yes!!

Hey ladies!! We are so ready and excited to be getting back to working out with you!! This summer has been a great time for us to really try to plan ahead on our workouts and get a great list of new songs ready for you. Don't be fooled though, this does not mean that we are going to be easy on you! These songs will be hard! BUT...we know that you can handle it!! So, here is what you need to know to get ready for this year!! 1. Come to the Meet and Greet on Thursday (Yes, this Thursday) from 6-730. We will be filling out this year's participation form so make sure to bring your insurance card. We will talk just a little bit about new things for this year and we will breakdown a few songs for you. Make sure to bring your hesitant friends with you. This will not be a class. They can get a taste for what we do and decide if they like it or not. We would love to see you there!! 2. The EC will be hot!! So, starting Monday (August 13th) make sure that you drink lots of water before class and eat something a few hours before class starts. It would also be a great idea if you bring a cold cloth or something in a cup (that way it will not spill anywhere) that you can use when we take water breaks to wipe off with. The air will only go down so low, so please be responsible with how hard you are pushing yourself!! We don't want to have anyone get sick!! 3. We are going to try really hard to have everyone leave as soon as class is over. Yes, we will be setting up chairs and tables on Mondays after class but if everyone helps, it will only take a few minutes. We love for y'all to hang out with us and each other, but it would be better for us if you can come before class to do this rather than staying after. (I really want to get home before Ebby goes down for the night!) 4. We will try to have announcement sheets out at all sign in tables and the table with the name tags. This way we will not announce them in class. Bring your phone or calendar in with you and you can write down important dates before class. 5. Class will be starting right at 6:30. I know it is hard for some of you to get here fast from work, but we are going to be starting right at 6:30. If you can, please come early (at least 6:15) to check in, get your name tag, and chat before class. 6. Don't get used to your "spot." We will continue to have you change spots throughout class. Do so quickly, please!! Also, be friendly and encourage the new friends you stand next to. Remember, we are a family!! Let's act like one!! 7. Prayer time will still be on Thursdays. Come before class if you want to participate! We love you ladies and are so looking forward to what GOD has in store for us together this year!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Week

This weekend we are celebrating Easter. For Christians, Easter is the holiday that states what we believe. Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sins and he rose from the grave on the third day. But truth be told, Easter is so much more complex to imagine than just that! I was reading this morning in my devotional and it was talking about how Christ was publicly exposed for everyone to see on the cross, yet He chose to die this way. He saw people pass him by and mock him. He saw people pass by that didn't care at all. Yet, He chose this way to save us. He chose this way to save them. He chose this way to save me.
As I was thinking about this, I was convicted of how often I do things for people and I want them to see. I want the acknowledgement. I want the thanks. Man, do I have a lot to learn. Jesus was the perfect example of dying to self. He gave up his own life, without any thanks, for me and you. He did this because he loves us so much.
Think about this as you celebrate this holiday. How often are we doing what is right or something for someone else without any acknowledgement? It should be daily...every minute of every day.
Lord, please teach me to be more like you! Please take the selfishness out of my intentions! Give me a renewed love of others! Please help me to be more like CHRIST! Amen!

Luke 24
1: But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices which they had prepared. 2: And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3: but when they went in they did not find the body. 4: While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel; 5: and as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6: Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7: that the Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise." 8: And they remembered his words, 9: and returning from the tomb they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

March, really???

I can't believe it is already MARCH!!
Where did the winter go??? I am a little disappointed that I didn't get to play in very much snow, but I do love what spring symbolizes!! Spring is a time for growth! It's a time for us to enjoy the warmer temperatures and get out in the sunshine!
Spring is also a reminder about the upcoming Easter holiday! I love Easter and what it means to me as a Christian...but we'll get more into that next month.
This month, I want us to focus on what our "growth" should be in.
Last month, we issued a challenge. We know some of you did it, we know some of you tried to do it. The whole idea behind that was to show Jesus in you no matter what! We, as Christians, should be doing this all the time!!
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
We should be living our lives with Christ living in us, in our actions, in our words, in our thoughts, in our hearts!!
Therefore, I think that we should CONTINUE in our challenge from last month...but lets do it better! This month, we want you to find a buddy to hold you accountable. And just as we did last month, we don't want you to tell what you did that showed Jesus living in you, but just tell us or your buddy every day that you completed the challenge. Buddies, it is your job to call out your friend when they don't tell you they finished for the day!!
At the end of the month, let's see if we "grew" in our Christian example!
Come on, ladies!! It's time to break away from routine and comfort! Living as Christ is not comfortable. Let's get out of our comfort zone!! Pray and ask God to show you ways to be an example to others each day. This could mean buying coffee for a stranger, taking out your neighbor's trash, cooking a meal for someone on your heart. The list is endless!
Think SPRING and growth! Let's grow in our love for one another!!
Who's with us??

1 Corinthians 11:1 ESV

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

Shirt orders are due by Thursday! $20 for the burn out white long sleeve with Z for C on it!! Super Cute!!
Hip Scarf orders are due by Monday to Maria! They are $6.
For both orders, money is due at the time of order!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy February!

Good morning, ladies! Happy February!!
Just a reminder that we are doing the burn out shirt orders again. They are $20 and you can fill out a purchase slip(we have these) with your name, email and size when you pay for the shirt. We will be collecting orders for the next 2 weeks.
Also, we are participating in the Zumbathon at the UAW on February 25th from 10:30 -12:30. Cost is $10 and is is 2 hours of fun! We'd love to see you there!

So I was thinking and praying about what to talk to y'all about this month. When I think of February, I always think of love. Then I started to think "How am I to love as a Christian?"
We think that loving someone is easy, but it's not. I am called, as a Christian, to love my neighbor as myself. I'm called to love my enemies. I'm called to love at all times.
Well, let me tell you that I am not good at loving like this! This is very difficult. I have been convicted many times on the way I love and therefore I am issuing this challenge! This month, I am going to love like crazy!! I AM going to love my neighbor as my self! I AM going to love my enemies! I AM going to love at all times! It is not going to be easy, that's why it is a challenge! I'm going to make an effort to be more conscious of how I treat people and the way that I think! The way that I act should reflect my Savior living in me!
So, who's with me? Let's be radical in our love for others this month. Let's go out of our way to show love to others even when it means that we will not be gaining anything! Let's sacrifice for others the way that Christ sacrificed for us!
I want you to post on our FB page or comment on here ways that you fulfilled this challenge daily. Remember this is a daily challenge. Each day this month!! Report back to us, not what you did, but that you "completed today's challenge." Again, we don't want to know what you did...just that you "completed today's challenge."
Let's show love this month!!
1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails .

Friday, January 27, 2012

Zumbathon on Saturday (1/28)

This Saturday we would like to invite you to the Zumbathon at the UAW from 10:30-12:30. The cost is $10 and it goes to the Spring Hill Parks and Rec. It is come and go and will be a lot of fun and a great workout. We'd love to see you there!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Ladies!!
We can't wait to get back to class!!
Just a reminder that class starts back on Thursday (yes, this THURSDAY) at 6:30.
Feel free to invite your friends. Class is free to all women 16 and older!
Bring your water, wear the right shoes, and come with some energy!!
It's going to be a great 2012!!
Candace and Kacey