Saturday, June 26, 2010

Simple Joys Saturday

This is us enjoying our meal at Panera Bread yesterday, Chuck got a gift card for Fathers Day, and we went yesterday for an early dinner. We stopped by the big Sporting store, Gander Mountain and then Bed, Bath and Beyond, then went and ate, we had a very fun outing.
Of course we went to Jacksonville, around the Air Port area, they have this new Giant mall, it is like entering a city. Lots to see, everything you would ever need, and it is only about a half hour drive for us. We were so happy to see it put there. Today is visitation, and not sure what is on the agenda after, but I know something good will pop up.  We also stopped and bought this Huge muffin called Cobblestone, oh my it was good with coffee this morning,  tasted kinda like an Ugly, if you know what that is, or some call them Elephant ears, heehee, good indeed.

The flower is growing wild in our area, not sure what it is called, but it is so pretty, and it looks feathery from a far off, we stopped and I got out and got this really close up of it, but here is one from a distance too.

So that about does it for today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and go to worship the lord tomorrow, lots of hugs for you my friends, and of course a scripture to lift up the name of Jesus.
God is just so good, all the time, and keeps pouring out his blessings on us, we are so undeserving too, it makes it so much more special too, hugs.

Colossians 3:23 "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;"


Thursday, June 24, 2010

~Thankful Thursday~

Every time I see this photo I think of my Shepherd and what he has did for me, it has been 36 years since he found me, and I cannot even imagine what life would be without him, he leads me in every aspect of my life, he is not only my Shepherd, he is my Saviour. I think of the 23rd Psalm, I love the last verse of that Psalm 23:6 "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever".

It shows I am never alone, here it says goodness and mercy shall follow me, wow amazing how much we get when we accept Jesus as our Saviour. I sing a song called, I'm the Lamb that the Shepherd left the flock for. It tells it all, hope you enjoy it like I enjoy singing it.

I’m The Lamb That The Shepherd Left The Flock For

So many times I've strayed away from Jesus
As a lamb that leaves the flock without a care
it wasn't long till I'd gone too far and I stumbles
And the more I'd try the more I'd loose my way

I'm the lamb that the Shepherd left the flock for
I was out in the cold all alone
So indeed when Jesus found me
He put his arms around me
And I'll never be alone anymore

I have tried to climb the mountains of this life and failed
Thinking only of my self and my own gain
But the Shepherd came and found me on the cliffs of sin
And from that moment my life has never been the same

I'm the lamb that the Shepherd left the flock for
I was out in the cold all alone
So indeed when Jesus found me
He put his arms around me
And I'll never be alone anymore

Now I'm back where I belong and I'm so happy
I can hear the Shepherd's voice all the time
And I'll follow in the path where He may lead me
For this Shepherd, Jesus, is a friend of mine

I'm the lamb that the Shepherd left the flock for
I was out in the cold all alone
So indeed when Jesus found me
He put his arms around me
And I'll never be alone anymore



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday Wonderful Word

I have thought and thought about what to write today, and I have always heard write what you know. So I do not know much, but I do know what God has did for me. So I have decided to share one of those times today.

I know once I give my all to him things have never been the same, so I will be using this scripture:

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Some times we forget where everything comes from. I think back to the day when I realized that God provides ALL things, he may use others to give it to me, but all in all it comes from my heavenly Father.

I was an only child, and pretty well got everything I ever wanted, I thought my mom and dad provided these things, oh I was so wrong. Then I married young (17) and my husband cared for me, so again I thought he supplied all my needs. But you know no human being can supply our every need, they have many needs of their own, they too struggle with the same things we do, and although God uses our loved ones to provide, it is still coming from our heavenly Father. He supplies all our needs, lest we ever forget that, from the egg on our plate in the morning, to the water we shower with at night, his hand has provided all these things.

My husband hurt his back in a car accident back in the late 80's, and had to have back surgery. He was laid up for several weeks, and then several weeks after the surgery, oh me what will we do, that was my first response, how will we manage. So many things coming into to my head, my husband was our soul money maker, and now he is laying in a hospital bed, oh me what will we do...On and on and on I went, finally I could not go on any longer, I sat on my dining room floor and cried out to the lord, HELP...I realized no way could we do this on our own, and he gently showed me it was him all along providing my needs. I came face to face with the facts of life that night, God was my soul provider, he used Chuck and other folks to get it to me, but in the end it was always him. He went on and provided in this hard time, my grown children jumped in and helped all they could, our church brought food and just amazingly we did not get behind in any thing, I felt like the woman whose oil just keep going on and on and always more in the cabinet. Oh I proved my God, and he did what he promised in Philippians, from that day forward I put my trust in him, others may supply some needs, but I know in my heart it all came from my loving heavenly father, that made me that promise in Philippians, his word never fails, and you can take his word for every circumstance in your life, it is easy, just come to the end of your rope, then jump, I know God will catch you, he did me. Praise God for his mercy and his grace on this family. What he did for us he will do for you, he promised he would never leave or forsake us, take him at his word, trust him, he does not lie.

Well I have bared my heart here, I hope you can relate and it will help you in a time of trouble, God bless you and know God is able, no matter what your circumstance may be. 1Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

♥Tasteful Tuesday♥

Parmesan Chicken

2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. garlic salt
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup plain yogurt or 1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup butter, melted
Combine cracker crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and garlic salt. Dip each piece of chicken in yogurt to coat and then in crumb mixture. Arrange in greased 9X13-inch baking dish. Drizzle with 1/4 cup melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.
Top with Sour Cream Chicken sauce, if desired.

Sour Cream Chicken Sauce
2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 cup sour cream
In a small saucepan heat soup and sour cream together over low heat, stirring frequently.

Blueberry Bundt Cake

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. buttermilk
2 lg. eggs, well beaten
3/4 c. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. frozen orange juice, unreconstituted
2 c. blueberries, washed and drained
1 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12-cup bundt pan. In medium bowl combine dry ingredients. In a large bowl blend together eggs, buttermilk, oil and orange juice. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Carefully fold in blueberries and chopped walnuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

If the blueberries are frozen, omit the orange juice, or cut down on the buttermilk a little.
Garnish with whipped cream and additional blueberries.
Good with a caramel icing, or just sprinkle powdered sugar on top for garnish.

Hope you enjoy these recipes both are just wonderful and will impress any friend or family member you have for dinner, God bless you real good, and may he pour you out a blessing that your barns cannot contain, amen, hugs my friends,



Monday, June 21, 2010

Well My dear friends, it is Monday, after a long weekend I am glad it is a day of rest, lol,  I was sick Saturday, and Sunday was a very busy day, a glorious day,  but busy,  I am glad we do not have anything special planned, and nothing to rush around about, think I will just loaf today, do you have days like that? Where you just want to relax and not have to think too seriously about anything? Well that is the mood set I have today, I am going to do just that..Posting a yummy Amish dessert, in fact two, hope you enjoy your Monday, and the recipes I am giving to you.. Lots of hugs for your day my friends. ♥

Peanut Butter Fingers

½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg
⅓ cup peanut butter
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
6 oz. chocolate chips
½ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup peanut butter
2-4 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350°.
Cream butter and sugars.
Add egg, peanut butter, baking soda, salt, vanilla, flour, and oats in order and mix until combined.
Spread into greased 9x13 pan, and bake 20-25 minutes.
Spread chocolate chips over hot crust immediately after removing from oven. Let stand.
Combine powdered sugar, peanut butter, and milk, and drizzle over chocolate.


1 Package Chocolate Pudding
1/3 Cup Sugar
3 Cups Milk
1 Cup Cream or Half and Half

Combine pudding, sugar and milk. Cook until thickened. Remove from heat
stir in cream. Pour into molds or in muffin tins, freeze, easy and simple kids
love it, and so easy and quick to make for them, great for Nana to make when
the kids come over, gives them a real treat.

I seen this cute poem in my Amish Cook book too, no name under to give credit for.

A house should have a cookie jar
For when it's half past three
And children hurry home from school
As hungry as can be.
There's nothing quite so splendid
As spicy, fluffy ginger cakes
And sweet milk in a cup.
A house should have a mother
Waiting with a hug.
No matter what a boy brings home
A puppy or a bug.
For children only loiter,
When the bell rings to dismiss,
If no one is home to greet them
With a cookie and a kiss.