Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Laid Back Saturday

Waving at you after a very uneventful day...It has been a very restful and peaceful day, I love those kind.
It seemed everything I went to went smooth and easy, yeahhhhhhhhhh!! I am feeling some better, and my leg is not paining me as it was.
I did get quite a bit accomplished today too, I cleaned and scoured the bathroom good today, washing all the little throw rugs, mats and covers. So it is all sparkling and smells good.
I vacuumed and cleaned the living room too, way too much dust to be breathing in, lol then I got some more eggs, the chickens are laying good now, and I am so happy they are, been a while since we got them and I was fearful that the episode at first would harm them in some way, but all seems good, and they are very fat and happy hens now.
I used Sandra's pizza recipe and my dear hubby made a home made Pizza for supper, it was real good, and he did a superb job on it, thanks Sandra for that easy and good recipe.

I am really looking forward to church tomorrow, it seems a long time since Wednesday, but same as every week, perhaps it is because I have been under the weather, and now feeling better. All of you who have been praying for me,. thank you, it has helped so much. God bless you and have wonderful Lord's day.
Lots of Hugs, Barbara

Friday, April 23, 2010

We have a friend that sticketh closer than a brother, his name is Jesus, he is our master, he is our friend, he is our King, he is our Saviour. Let us all walk in his image, let us be like Jesus in every way, I hope you are friendly to those around you, and that today you will send some one a little word encouragement, send a card and let them know you care about them, and that you are praying for them,  or if they are close, call them, or better yet stop by and give them a hug in person. There is nothing more encouraging than to know your friends are praying for you. Love each of you, and have a marvellous Friendly Friday.

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.

Can this be said of us?

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I have so very much to be thankful for. I have been in terrible pain all week, it is lessening now, and I think I am thankful for the leg that is hurting, some others do not have a leg to hurt. Instead of complaining I want to praise God for feeling, for the pain, and for having the leg to hurt. I could be in such terrible shape now, but God has been good to me, he keeps me going, and he keeps me content. Only our Heavenly Father can do this. I give him the glory for all the things he is so wonderful in providing for me.

I have met so many new friends lately, and I am thankful for each of them, and what they have brought into my life. Everyone we meet gives us something different, and all those friends always give what we need, when we need it. Our gracious father sends the exact ones we need. Now my Saviour is still the best friend I have, and he always will be number one. I am thankful for you my sweet Jesus, that you loved me so much to die for me, and that you just keep giving and giving and giving, and I will forever and eternally be grateful for that. God bless you on this Thankful Thursday, give him the thanks and the praise he deserves. Have a wonderful day, and know you have a friend in Jesus.

A Little Healty Treat for you this Thursday, From Lisa at “Here’s To A Healthier Lifestyle!” 

Homemade Granola Bars
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry or unbleached flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
2 tbs. flax seed flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup plus 2 tablesppons honey
1/3 cup chopped dried cherries, cranberries or apricots
Combine the oats, flour, wheat germ, and cinnamon,
stir to mix well. Add the honey, stir until the mixture is moist
and crumbly. Fold in the raisins or other fruits. Coat an 8-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pat the mixture into the pan, and bake at 300°F for 18 to 20 minutes, or until lightly
browned. Cool to room temperature, cut into bars, and serve.
You can add some nuts or chocolate chips to these too.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


What Have You Done for God?
As I think about this title I wonder what have I done for God, sometimes we think we do so much, and as we look back it seems so little. Compared to all God has did for us.
God never gives up on us. He gives us second, third, fourth, fifth hundreds of chances, and more. He still forgives and forgets what we have done. He is so wonderful; so what are you doing for
I am just kinda thinking out loud here, and may it stir our hearts an minds as we think on these things, what have we really accomplished for our dear lord that give his only begotten son that we may have life.
I am getting on up in years, you may say I am in the winter season of my life, and as I look back I think of the ones I have told about Christ, and the classes I have taught, an the souls I led to a saving knowledge of Jesus, but in all reality what have I did, I never did a lot, and now it is almost too late to do too much, I am old, and I am sickly, and have a bum leg. But...I still can pray, I still can write, I still can talk and tell others of what our marvellous Saviour has did for me. We all can do more than we are doing for our lord.
Many say that their prayers are for God. Much of our praying is for us, and not for God, nor for others. “Lord, gimme this”, or “gimme that,” is usually a prayer for only ourselves.

Some think their Bible-reading is for God. Reading can guide us in the direction He wants, but most of our reading is for us, and not for His plans. Too many are not reading it to “hear” from God, and allow His Spirit to sway and direct their hearts. For many, it is a drudgerous work and is not done for God.  And how many times do we let God lead us, and when we are done learning and reading actually go and tell others about what I have read?
Attending church, also, is usually for us. In too many cases, the reason for attendance is for fellowship, food, or for attaining interesting facts. Attendance should be to hear what God has laid on the pastor’s heart to speak to ours, or to learn how we can be of further use to Him. Go to church to praise God for what he has did in your life, Go to church to give God glory for all he has done, and to worship him in Spirit and Truth. Let us go to be with God's people and and to be strengthened in his holy word.
Many through the ages that have done what God has told them. It was hard for them to tithe, go soul winning, attend church although they had a work schedule, and all the other things that so many excuse their way out of. The difference between them and the excuse-makers is that obedience to God was important to them, and they did obey what they were shown or told. When one is obedient, all the things that God wants them to do are done. Then they will give, teach, help others, pray, read their Bible, attend church, serve in a ministry and other things God wants them to do. I will close today with these scriptures:

“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” Romans 6:16

“But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” James 2:20

“For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” Romans 5:19

Now what will you do today for God?

Lots of Love and Prayers, Barbara

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Cheesy Chicken & Rice Casserole

Ingredients1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or Healthy Request®)
1 1/3 cups water
3/4 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Heat the oven to 375°F. Stir the soup, water, rice, onion powder, black pepper and vegetables in a 2-quart shallow baking dish.
2. Top with the chicken. Cover the baking dish.
3. Bake for 50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Top with the cheese. Let the casserole stand for 10 minutes. Stir the rice before serving.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a Caesar salad. For dessert serve frozen Italian-style water ice or gelati.


Jesus Is Sweet

As I was looking at this orange, it reminded me of a sermon my dear husband preached on about salvation. He said if I were eating this orange, and you did not taste of it, you would have no idea how juicy and sweet it tasted. Salvation is sweet; but if you've never tasted it for yourself, you have no idea just how sweet it can be.

II Corinthians 6:2, "For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation."

Proverbs 27:1, "Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."

This is the scripture he used in the message, and it just all came alive. He preaches dynamically and uses many things in every day life to get a point of Biblical teachings across. Just as Jesus gave all the parables, he uses these illustrations to point sinners to Christ. So many in the pews of our churches are lost and undone without Christ, and we must reach them -- this is the great commission, go, go quickly! Compel them!

Luke 14:23, "And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled."

As you know, the lost world is not beating the doors down to get into the church where they can hear the gospel; so as the saved and called accordingly to His purpose, we need to be willing to go out and bring them in. Amen.

Monday, April 19, 2010



Do you see the date on this, 1957 oh what a time it was, we were young and the world was ours, I was a child at this time, and thought everything was created just for me. *Giggles* Oh what a rude awakening I had when I grew up. like Paul said, When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. WOW how I know this is true now. Sure different than when I was a child. But  I do love reminicing about the old times, there were so many good things, just a much simplier life than now.
A new car then was 17,00 compared to 27,000 today, big big difference Bread was 22 cents a loaf, compared to 1.29 cents a loaf, yep big change in our life through the years. I love looking at the old ads, my husband found a stack of old News Papers from 1957 I scanned some of this stuff from them.

Look at these Prices, WOW unreal, now something is real wrong when we pay the prices we pay today. Well on that note I will say have a lovely Marvellous Monday, and just think on all the wonderful things that used to be, puts you in a really quiet and sweet mood. Be blessed and be a blessing. One thing that never changes is God, he is the same today, yesterday, and forever, what he says if for ever, not just a day or a year, but everlasting, just like him.
Hugs, Barbara