Friday, July 30, 2010

Simple Joys Saturday

We had such a fabulous day yesterday, we swam and floated around the pool all after noon. Just my hubby and I, it was very fun and so relaxing. We were floating around in the pool and I looked up this is what I saw.  I was not sure what this was, we debated if it were a humming bird nest, but wondered why the opening would be in the bottom, then thought may it was a wasp nest, well I went online today and there it was plain as my picture, it is a wasp nest indeed, so my husband is going to cut these branches back, and remove it,  sure would not be fun to be floating around in the pool and them all hatch and decide to sting us, lol oh me, I dread the very thought.

After swimming we decided to go for Pizza, we stopped and got the pizza then went to a Park in Brunswick, GA about a half hour from us, The sun was about setting, and it was beautiful on the water, so much cooler than when we were at home, We seen many and I mean many perhaps 30 at least, Dolphin's swimming around, there were schools of fish swimming, and they were where the fish were, the fish were not biting, but I do believe they were getting bitten, lol, the Dolphin's were all around them, I have been in and around the waters for so many years, and I have never seen the Dolphin's like those last evening, it was a thrill, and again I thought oh what beauty these eyes have seen, how much the lord has given for me to watch and enjoy, the beautiful sunsets, and the wonderful animals he has created, I am so thankful that God made us to enjoy our surroundings, and give us the wonderful gift of vision, smell, and touch, wow such senses, and how it makes life so very enjoyable, God sure is good, and he sure has been good to me.

This is our beautiful Goldie, she is part Retriver and part Shepherd, she is a wonderful dog, and such a sweet disposition she has, he and out little dog Zoie, she is Shih Tsu and very snippy at times too, lol glad the big dog is not.  We have lots of fun with our animals, chickens, and all our wild life too, it sure makes it a very Simply Joys Saturday. Have a very blessed day tomorrow in your services, and God bless each of you.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Where to start, whew, I am so over joyed and filled up and very thankful for the friends that God has put in our path, I have been blessed by them all this week, our life seems like the hymn, "Showers of Blessings", and God just keep pouring it down on me.

Okay I am going to start with the photo I have used for my Thankful Thursday, that is material a dear friend of mine bought so I can make a apron out it, and she will not let me pay her for it, now is that sweet or what, she is such a giving woman, she give us a wonderful wood picnic table Monday, last night she brought us this fabulous swirl, it consists of sausage, and biscuit mix, roll it like a pumpkin roll and slice it in 1 slices, bake and it is the most wonderful breakfast you can ever put to your lips, I put two fresh eggs on top of my dear husbands this morning, I ate it like a piece of toast, it is out of this world good. So you getting an idea of this wonderful friend. That is was just a few blessings, Tuesday some friends took us out to lunch, after we ate dinner we stopped at Good Will , we got some really good deals, and when I went to check out my lady friend told the cashier, I have hers too, wow, just unreal, oh but that is not all yet, whewwwww... Had to stop give God a little praise and wipe a few tears back, now continuing, with our blessings from God, and how he works through people. When we got back to our friends home after lunch and a time of shopping, my husband and her husband were talking and the subject came up about push lawn mowers, Chuck's arms hurt when using the weed eater a lot, so he wanted a push lawn mower, well this brother said well come on I have some in my shed, you can have one. So he has the push mower now, and his wife asked what size suit do you wear brother Chuck, he did not know, giggles, so I said a 42 regular, she said well try this suit on, I bought it for my brother and it was too small, and she had bought it when on vacation so could not take it back. Well you guessed it fit him perfect, looked like it was made for it, still has the tags on it and the legs have never been hemmed. So my dh has a brand new suit, Bass dress shoes, a push lawn mower, a full tummy, and a blessed soul, we both have been overly and undeserving ways by our precious heavenly Father, God has just poured out his blessings on us this week like I have never seen, and all we have did is to do his will, and try to be obedient to him, this is the blessings he has poured out upon us, I am thinking about the verse in  Luke 6:38 "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again".

Find out just how much God has given you, and take what you need; the remainder is needed by others. There is always some one you can bless. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier, for being with you. We have the God given ability to make others Happy, we should use this talent every chance we get, let us put others first, and it is amazing how you cannot out do God, he will not let you bless some one more than he blesses you, just no way can you out give him. When we give our all unto him, for his glory, he sure gives rewards and pours it out on us.

"You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."

Amen and amen, Have a very Thankful Thursday, and may God bless you real good.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

♥ Tasty Tuesday ♥

The Peaches are in Season Now Here in Georgia, so hope you enjoy these recipes for this Tasty Tuesday.
It is a beautiful day here, going into the 100's today, so stay cool. Some friends are taking us out for dinner, so we are going to have a fun day with good food and lots of good fellowship.
It is a blessing to meet with friends, these friends have been away for quite a while and finally came back home, so it will be very good to see them, to laugh and be in a good mood with those you care about around you. I hope you have a very blessed day, and maybe you can share some recipes with us too, let me know in your comment if your  going to share a good
recipe with us,. I love new recipes, so with lots of hugs.

Baked Chicken with Fresh Peaches


6 - T. butter
2 - (3 1/2 -lb) broiler fryer chickens, quartered
1 - C. finely chopped, fresh onion
1 - C. sliced, fresh celery
1 - tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/3 C. finely chopped, fresh parsley
1 C. chicken bouillon
8 - firm-ripe, fresh peaches
Melt 4 tablespoons butter in large skillet. Add chicken and brown on all sides. Transfer to large oven-proof casserole or baking dish. Add onion and celery to skillet and cook, stirring to remove brown particles from pan, until onion is browned. Spoon onion mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and parsley. Pour chicken bouillon over all. Cover and bake in a preheated 350 oven for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, peel peaches by dipping in boiling water for 1 minute and then in ice water and slipping off skins. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Add peaches and saute until brown on all sides. Add to chicken. Cover and bake another 15 minutes or until peaches are tender. Makes 8 servings.

Hungarian Peach Bars


1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1 cup pecans
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 to 1 ½ cups peach preserves

½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup coconut
¼ cup pecans
¼ cup butter

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll dough into the rectangles and spread in ungreased 13x9 inch pan; press over bottom. In medium bowl combine nuts (1 cup), sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over crust. Spread preserves over this. Lightly spoon flour mixture (which has been well mixed) onto top of preserves. Bake at 375 degrees (350 for glass) for 30 minutes or until brown. Cool completely, cut into squares.

Hope you enjoy all these recipes, they are delicious and ones your  family and friends will love.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Marvellous Monday

Well the weekend is over, and it is back to the old grind, well for us retired folks it is a day of rest, lol for all you working folks it is back to the job, but  in these times I am sure you are praising God you have a job to go to. We had a wonderful day at church yesterday, My dear husband preached and we had many singing and just a good time.
Any of you that do bulletins or church New Letters will appreciate this following article I have printed for your here, it is the mistakes that some make in their church bulletins, laugh along with me:
The following sentences actually appeared in church bulletins, or were announced in church services:
1. The Fasting and Prayer Conference includes meals.
2. Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
3. Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
4. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
5. Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
6. At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice .
7. Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
8. Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
9. Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
10.The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
11.Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Baptist Church Please use large double door at the side entrance.
12.The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours".

How many have ever read the book Hinds Feet for High Places? By Hannah Hurnard, I love this book and it is a allegory about a little crippled girl and her walk with the Shepherd, it shows us our walk with our great Shepherd, and all the battles that come in our life, and how he helps us fight off the enemy, and gives us strength for the day, here are some good scriptures about having Hinds feet, read them in your Bible and see what God speaks to you about them. I recommend this book if you can get it, most Christian book stores carry it. It is a good teaching and learning book to grow in grace. Here are the scriptures I do love:

2 Samuel 22:34 "He maketh my feet like hinds' feet: and setteth me upon my high places".
Psalms 18:33 "He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places".
Habakkuk 3:19 "The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments".

I hope your Monday is a very blessed one, that you get accomplished all you intend, and that God gives you the strength to get it all done, Be blessed and do be a blessing to some one today.