Friday, April 9, 2010


God tells us to love our neighbor as our self, what better way to show his love, than to be friendly, write some one a card or an e-card, or if you go out today, let some one know they are important to you, give them a hug.  Perhaps treat them to lunch, just show them that you care, what ever you do, do it as if unto the lord, and do it with love from the heart.

Go bless some one, and honestly it will bless you.  Love you all my friends, have a wonderful day in serving him.
Have a safe and very blessed weekend too, below is a recipe that sounds real yummy too, just for you my friends.

Brownie Bites with Magic Frosting

3/4 cup Hersey's Cocoa
2/3 cup vegetable oil

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips or 1-2/3 cups HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips, divided

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place about 40 foil baking cups (2-inches in diameter) on cookie sheets.
2. Stir together cocoa and oil in large bowl until smooth; stir in sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla; stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in 1 cup peanut butter chips, reserving remaining 2/3 cup for frosting. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls into baking cups.
3. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or just until set and small cracks appear on surface. Remove from oven; immediately place about 6 reserved peanut butter chips on center of each brownie. Let stand several minutes to soften; swirl melted chips with knife or spatula. Garnish with pecan half, if desired. About 3 dozen brownies.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Modern Sayings found in the old 1611 King James Bible
The words and phrases of this "old book" are woven through the fabric of our lives and our Country. The laws of our land are based on it. Many scientific laws and medical principals were stated in it long before they were "recently discovered". In olden days they actually taught from the bible, now they want us to not even carry one to school. I hope you find this as interesting as I did, and it is just one more thing I am thankful for.

Here are 88 words or phrases that I was surprised to find in the KJV during my last 36 years of Bible study:

1. My "STUFF" and your "STUFF", Gen 31:37
2. To "LIGHT" upon a place, (go there and stop), Gen 28:11
3. To "CLEAR OURSELVES" of a charge of wrongdoing, Gen 44:16
4. Moses job is too "HEAVY" for him, Ex 18:18
6. "COVERED WAGONS", Numb 7:3
7. "BREACH OF PROMISE", (a present day legal term), Numb 14:34
8. Don't "MEDDLE" with them, Deut 2:5
9. A "FERRY BOAT", 2 Sam 19:18
10. "THE LIKE" (meaning similar) 2 Chron 9:19
11. "REMEDY", a modern legal term for a solution, 2 Chron 36:16
12. A "Horse laugh", Job 39:25
13. The ultimate of "scared" (had to clean out their pants and bathe), Job 41:25
14. "BRIBES", Psa 26:10 (Men haven't changed much in the last 4000 years)
15. "VIOLENCE IN THE CITY", Psa 55:9
16. "SMOOTHER THAN BUTTER", Psa 55:21 (Antichrist betraying Israel in the middle of the Tribulation)
17. "BELCH", Psa 59:7
18. "OLD AND GRAYHEADED", Psa 71:18
19. "CLEAN GONE", Psa 77:8
20. "ANGELS FOOD", Psa 78:25
22. "REVERAND", "meaning the revered one" appears once in Scripture as a title for God, Psa 111:9
23. On the highway of life, we have a "Front door and back door", Psa 139:5 (That means we're in God's "rocking chair", in CB radio terminology)
24. "RIGHT ON", Prov 4:25.
25. "APPLE OF THINE EYE", Prov 7:2
26. "CASEMENT WINDOWS", Prov 7:6
27. That "SMARTS" (hurts), Prov 11:15
28. The wise hunter is told to "Eat what you shoot" Prov 12:27
29. "THE RIVERS RUN TO THE SEA" but it doesn't fill up, Eccl 1:7 (Speaking of the scientific laws of the water cycle.
31. "A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE UNDER HEAVEN" Eccl 3:1-8. (The "Birds" and the "Beatles" didn't write the words to this hit song, God did)
32. "A FLY IN THE OINTMENT", Eccl 10:1
33. "A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME", Eccl 10:20
35. CIRCULATION OF BLOOD is stated in Eccl 12:6, long before Dr Harvey "discovered" it!
36. "ANGLERS", Isa 19:8 (Fishermen casting "angle" or fishing tackle)
37. "A COUPLE of" Isa 21:9 (Meaning a "few")
38. Just "A DROP in A BUCKET", Isa 40:15
39. A "GADABOUT", Jer 2:36. (A restless fun seeker)
40. A "CHRISTMAS TREE", Jer 10:3-5.
42. "TEETH SET ON EDGE", Eze 18:2
43. "SOUR GRAPES", Eze 18:2
44. "AHA!", Eze 25:3
46. A "PLASTER" wall, Dan 5:5
47. "KNEES knocking together" Dan 5:6. (Frightened)
48. "THE LAW OF THE MEDES AND PERSIANS", Dan 6:8 (Unchangeable)
49. To "WEAR someone OUT", Dan 7:25 (My dad used this one on me a lot)
50. "HALFTIME", Dan 7:25 (In this case, it's a half of a year)
51. "COGITATIONS" Dan 7:28. (Meaning to "cogitate" or "think deeply". In old western movies, old "codgers" sit around and "cogitate")
52. A "PLUMBLINE", Amos 7:7
54. "THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES", Matt 16:3
55. They "MADE LIGHT" of it, Matt 22:5
56. They made a big "DEAL" out of it, Mark 7:36
57. "PINING AWAY", Mark 9:18
58. He "SAID TO HIS SELF, SELF" Luke 12:19
59. "EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY", Luke 12:19
60. He "CAME TO HIMSELF", Luke 15:17 (Came back to his senses)
61. "MAN", I don't know what you're talking about", Luke 22:58-60
62. "EATEN UP" with it, John 2:17
63. "GAVE UP THE GHOST", Acts 5:5
64. That "WOUND HIM UP", Acts 5:6
65. "MAKE" your bed, Acts 9:34
66. Send "RELIEF", Acts 11:29 (like a "relief" program)
68. A "TOWN CLERK", Acts 19:35
69. "THE POWERS THAT BE", Rom 13:1
70. It is "HIGH TIME", Rom 13:11
71. "BESIDE OURSELVES", 2 Cor 5:13
72. Paul "WASTED" the church, before he was saved, Gal 1:13 (Paul was a "hit man" against the Church, thinking he was working for God)
73. Got "CARRIED AWAY", Gal 2:13 (Lost his good senses)
74. "BUSY BODIES", 2 Thess 3:11
75. "OLD WIVES TALES", 1 Tim 4:7
76. "TATTLERS", 1 Tim 5:13
77. "PUT OUT THE FLEECE", Judges 6:37, added Sep. 13th, 03
78. Escape "by the SKIN OF YOUR TEETH", Job 20:20, added Apr. 14th, 04
79. A "SCAPEGOAT", Lev 16:8, added May 3rd, 04.
80. "LIGHT BREAD", Numb. 21:5, added Mar. 4th, 05
81. Don't have a "FALLING OUT", Genesis 45:24, added July 3rd, 05.
82. Someone got "SHORTSHEETED"? Isa. 28:20, added Oct. 10th, 05
83. Ephraim is a "cake not turned" - he's "HALF BAKED", Hos. 7:8, added Feb 18, 06.
84. "Merchants" who are a "MART" to the nations, as in "WalMart", KMart", etc. Isa. 23:3, added Mar. 12th, 06.
85. "GOD SAVE THE KING"! 1 Sam. 10:24, added Oct. 11th, 08
86. Psa. 34:18, A "BROKEN HEART", added Jan. 10th, 09
87. Origin of the British expletive "BLOODY", EX. 4:25, and, incredibly, the Hebrew word here is "dam"! Added Mar. 16th, 09 (EVERYTHING has a "history")
88. "MUCH LEARNING DOETH MAKE THEE MAD!" It's not Shakespeare, it's Acts 26:24 in the KJV! Added Mar. 28th, 09

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I am crucified with Christ: neverthless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."
Galatians 2:20

We hear all the time man should not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. This is such a true statement.
Our bodies are made to live on food, and our Spiritual bodies are made to live on food, God's holy word is the food for the Spirit.
I have found that which ever one you feed the most, that will be the strong one. If we feed our physical bodies they become strong and lead, if we feed our spirit it will become strong and lead, now the question is, which one do we want to lead us daily? The spirit of God, or our human fleshly spirit. Well many times we feed the flesh way too much, but very seldom do we ever feed the spirit too much.
Staying in the wonderful word of God, that is the only way for us to become strong in Christ, we need to pray, read our bibles, and let his words soak into our hearts. He has all the answers for every day life, and how we are to live, if we live for him, we will be happy, and we will be filled with joy, love, peace, longsuffering, these are the fruits of the spirit, without being prepared we will not show any of these fruits. Let us all read, study, and let God work in our heart. Let us fill our minds with his words.
When we were baptized into Christ, we shared in his crucifixion and we were raised up to be a new person. Christ is alive in us.
The real challenge is for us to be Christ alive in our world! Our motivation? Not to earn salvation, which has already been given us by grace, but to honor him who sacrificed all to save us.

Hope you have a marvellous Wednesday, and that you go to prayer meeting tonight, and let your cup be refilled. God bless you, and keep you until we meet again.
Lots of Hugs, Barbara

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I was thinking that Tuesday's are pretty normal and dull around here. So lets spice it up some.
Ithink adding a recipe here on Tasteful Tuesday is delightful. I added my recipe, and it so

NOW please add your favorite recipe too, anything you like, from soup to nuts. Hugs and lets have some fun with this. If you don't want to add you recipe, add your link and put the recipe on your blog.


1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 1/2 cups cold milk 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons hot water


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.

In a medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring until butter melts completely. Reduce heat to low, and add flour and salt. Stir vigorously until mixture leaves the sides of the pan and begins to form a stiff ball. Remove from heat. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well to incorporate completely after each addition. With a spoon or a pastry bag fitted with a No. 10, or larger, tip, spoon or pipe dough onto cookie sheet in 1 1/2 x 4 inch strips.

Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and bake 20 minutes more, until hollow sounding when lightly tapped on the bottom. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For the filling, combine pudding mix and milk in medium bowl according to package directions. In a separate bowl, beat the cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Beat in 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Fold whipped cream into pudding. Cut tops off of cooled pastry shells with a sharp knife. Fill shells with pudding mixture and replace tops.

For the icing, melt the chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in 1 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in hot water, one tablespoon at a time, until icing is smooth and has reached desired consistency. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and drizzle over filled eclairs. Refrigerate until serving.

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Fabulous Finds

My dear friend and I went to some Thrift stores on Saturday, when we were in Jacksonville, Florida, my dh went fishing, and I tell you what, I did much better than he did. I am gonna show you my finds, I had been looking for a pitcher to serve tea when I have dinner guests, and I just could never find that perfect one, until Saturday, then I found this wonderful peach pot, Now maybe you can help me, what can I use this pot for, I thought of planting flowers in it, perhaps peach impatiences, but just not sure, then I found the perfect egg basket too, and a new Buxon wallet, so I was very happy with my finds.

Okay Now tell me, What can I use this Pretty Peach Pot For???

Sunday, April 4, 2010


We had a wonderful day this Resurrection Day, from SS to the final service at 2 pm. The singing the preaching all it was wonderful, the food was exceptional, I just love Christian fellowship, and praise God because of what Jesus did all those years ago, we can worship him, and have a great time with folks of like faith.
Our pastor preached out of Matthew 28 today, his theme was looking, lingering, and lasting.
Oh what a good message it was too. Such great points he brought out, about the how the women and the men reacted, and how much I learned today, gleaning from his message.
Oh that I never get too old to learn, or ever think I do not need to learn, my earnest prayer is that God will always give me a teachable spirit. I do not think any of have arrived at perfection, and none of us live the faith we believe ever second of every day. Shame on us, I know, we could, we should, but if being honest we do not, and we all fall so very short of his glory.
What a wonderful testimony Christ left for this world, and the wonderful truths he shared in his holy Bible.
I hope you praised him to the max, and really worshipped him in Spirit and truth.
God bless you and the song that sticks in my heart today is He Lives...