Saturday, May 22, 2010

Simple Joys Saturday

Hi I hope your Day is a laid back simple one, living the good life, mine will be, we are going to pick blueberries in a little while, so should have enough to freeze for all year, I am thinking probably the 5 gallon bucket should do it, have any of you picked blueberries? I have never, that I remember any how, but looking for ward to it.  I have 3 blueberry bushes now, and they are loaded, but still small bushes so will only get about a quart I am thinking, unless they keep reproducing but I do not think they do.
I have been out and watered and fed the hens already, and need to get fresh hay when I get back, but for now am doing what I need to online.

I took some photos of my new pots and pans so here they are. I packed all my other ones in the box these came from and going to save them, they are still usable, some one may need them. I also got all new non stick utensils with them so happy for that also, packing it all up.

This is the bottom, it has a heat sensor in them for even heating.

Pool is up now too, going to enjoy very soon when the water warms more.

Welcome to Papa and Nana's nest, this sign is on my back porch and very applicable for mother hen don't ya think?

So my dear friends I hope what ever you do or where ever you go, you enjoy life, and show that light that shines in each of us Christian women. Have a very blessed and Simple Saturday.

Lots of Hugs Mother Hen aka Barbara

Friday, May 21, 2010

Faithful Friday

Faithful occurs 82 times in 78 verses in the KJV

Faithful, ever wonder what that word really means? I did so I did a quick search on the word.

From Webster's Dictionary Main Entry: 1faith·ful

Pronunciation: \ˈfāth-fəl\
Function: adjective
Date: 14th century
1 obsolete : full of faith
2 : steadfast in affection or allegiance : loyal
3 : firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty : conscientious
4 : given with strong assurance : binding
5 : true to the facts, to a standard, or to an original

Let me ask you now, are you faithful? You may wonder faithful to what, well I mean are we faithful to God, to his calling, to his service, to do what he has burdened our hearts to do for him.

1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
We see God does expect us to be faithful,  in all things, and it is important enough that he wrote it in his Holy Word. 
 We need to do our duty,  and prove ourselves faithful:  Remember what God said " It is required in stewards that a man be found faithful "  that mean trustworthy. The stewards in Christ’s family must appoint what he hath appointed. They must not set their fellow-servants to work for themselves. They must not require any thing from them without their Master’s warrant. They must not feed them with the chaff of their own inventions, instead of the wholesome food of Christian doctrine and truth. They must teach what he hath commanded, and not the doctrines and commandments of men. They must be true to the interest of their Lord, and consult his honour. Note, The ministers and witnesses of Christ should make it their hearty and continual endeavour to approve themselves trustworthy; and when they have the testimony of a good conscience, and the approbation of their Master, they must slight the opinions and censures of their fellow-servants: I hope I can always be found faithful, always abounding in my fathers work, and always giving God the glory for the work that is done.

Have a very wonderful weekend, and God bless you real good, lots of Hugs, Barbara♥

Thursday, May 20, 2010

♥ Thankful Thursday ♥

I was thinking about what I am thankful for, and then seen this graphic, and I thought well first and foremost I am thankful for the loving Shepherd who found me, and made me his own, now I can say I am his, without hesitation, or thinking, I love my precious Shepherd, and I so want to be pleasing to him. I do not want to wander off to any other pasture, and I do not want to have him use the rod on me, or to break my legs, now that is a stretch, but the true Shepherd does at times need to do that, to his sheep, those are they that wander off and just will not stay close by the Shepherd, I want to be in the arms of the Shepherd, and let him care for me, to feed me, to clothe me, to lead me to green pastures, and sweet still water, oh yes I love where the Shepherd takes me, and may I always and forever follow him, and one day I will follow him right into heaven, where the truest green pastures are, and that is my hope, and what a wonderful experience to look forward to. I so hope the upper taker comes and gets me, and not the undertaker, I am waiting for the Rapture of the church, and hope it is while I am still living, that is my earnest hope, is it your hope, if you have never accepted that free gift of salvation I beg you let today be the day of salvation, let today be the first day of the rest of your life.

Luke 15:6  And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

Now I can almost hear the excitement of his voice when he stated this, can you?

John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

Yes Praise God, I do know his voice and I am thankful for that;  I cannot imagine not talking to my Jesus, or being able to hear him, I do love his direction, I love his written word, and when I get fluttered and flittered, I am happy he is there to lead me, to correct me and to call me his sheep. Have a Teriffic Thankful Thursday, and be blessed.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Creole Shrimp and Okra 


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
3 cooked Kielbasa sausage, cut into pieces
1 (10 ounce) frozen cut okra, thawed or fresh if you have it.
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, or to taste
2 teaspoons salt
2 pounds peeled and deveined medium shrimp (30-40 per pound)


Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the bell pepper and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes, then add the okra, sausage, Cajun seasoning, and salt. Cover and cook for 30 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and cook until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, 8 to 12 minutes.

I hope you have fun making this, and it is a fun dish, if you like sea food you will love this. You can make rice and serve it over rice too, or plain however you like it. But it takes you down home to New Orleans, and piece of corn bread with it you are set. Just ask Aliene, I bet she makes this dish.

Be blessed my friends, and have a wonderful Tasty Tuesday.. Hugs, Barbara ♥