Saturday, August 7, 2010

Simple Joys Saturday

I had such a good visit with my daughter yesterday she spent the day, and it is has been a while since we really had a good visit, just her and I, I loved it.
We had another splendid evening at the Revival, WOW, we had a young man saved before the preaching even started, lots os Godly singing and testimonies, God is so good, and he sure has been meeting with us, I am having a great time, now today is the last night of it, but I sure can say it has been good.
I am tired today, and we had a really bad storm in the night, electrical storm with lots of lightening and thunder, and it rained cats and dogs, giggles, did you ever hear where that expression came from?

I know the phrase it’s raining cats and dogs is a bit outdated, but do you have any idea about its origin?

The most common one says that in olden times, homes had thatched roofs in which domestic animals such as cats and dogs would like to hide. In heavy rain, the animals would either be washed out of the thatch, or rapidly abandon it for better shelter, so it would seem to be raining cats and dogs.

It has also been suggested that at one time the streets of British towns were so poorly constructed that many cats and dogs would drown whenever there was a storm; people seeing the corpses floating by would think they had fallen from the sky, like the proverbial rains of frogs.

Having said all that, there is some evidence that suggests a direct link between heavy rain that seems to precipitate cats and dogs.
It comes from a poem by Jonathan Swift,
A Description of a City Shower:
Sweeping from butchers’ stalls, dung, guts, and blood;
Drown’d puppies, stinking sprats, all drench’d in mud,
Dead cats, and turnip-tops, come tumbling down the flood.

As Swift penned these lines in 1710, nearly 30 years before he wrote the book in which raining cats and dogs appears for the first time, it just might suggest that he was quoting an expression he himself had created.

Now was that not just the most interesting thing you ever read, lol, have a wonderful and blessed Saturday, and carry your umbrella, you never know when some cats or dogs will fly by, heehee, hugs my friends.

Hugs ♥ Blessings

Friday, August 6, 2010

Second Annual Rooster Party

It is such fun participating in these Rooster parties, I love Roosters and hens, I have some real ones
and love the fresh eggs they produce, er, the hens that is, lol, so hope you enjoy the roosters and hen
display I have, I have not many like some do, but the ones I have I love, and would not take any thing
for them. So enjoy your time looking at all the different items we who join this party display. Have a very blessed Weekend, and Cock-a-Doodle-Do, that says I love you, in Rooster talk. be blessed.

Well that is all I am posting for this time, hope you enjoyed your time spent with me and here is a Bible verse to get you going today.  Luke 13:34 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!"

Hugs ♥ Blessings

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Well it is that time again, lets look in our own life and see what all we are thankful for today, can we give God the glory for the things he has did in our life? Let's ponder on these things for a few minutes, and I am sure you can come up with many just as I have.  Hummmmmm well lets list them, and see how many I can come up with for just today.

01. I am alive.
02. I am well and able to get out of bed.
03. I have a precious husband that I have been with over 52 years, our 50th anniversary is in September.
04. I am saved and 100% sure when I die I am going to heaven, and be with my Jesus.
05. I am too old to die young. giggles
06. I am blessed by loving and faithful friends.
07. I have lots to eat, too much some times, but never lacking.
08. I have a walk in closet so full I have to take some to Good Will.
09. I own my home, not in debt up to my ears, AMEN, now that was God's wisdom for sure.
10. We have a nice car to drive down this old dirt road ,and get dusty all the time.
11. I have a good church to attend each time the doors are open.
12. I have AC in the summer time, and a good Furnace in the winter.
13. I always have a song in my heart. Now Jesus put that there.
14. I am a half full kinda person.
15. The sun is shinning bright today.
16. I have 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren, all well and very healthy.
17. I have a wonderful group of ladies I minister to daily, at my message board site.
18. I have met some wonderful ladies here in the blogging world, I love blogging too.
19. I have good eyes, ears, sense of smell, sense of feeling, oh God has been good to me.
20. I can open my mouth and sing his praises and speak his words to every one I meet.

I am going to stop here, but you get an idea how we can be thankful for everything in our life.
God has blessed America, because we have stood on his word, now many have tried to take him and his word out of the government, out of the courts, out of our schools, but for us Christians we will always have his word hid in our heart, and no one can take that away, I think that is why David  told us in the Psalms 119:11 "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."
he knew a time would come when Christians could not have a Bible, this has happened in many other Countries, and if it keeps going the path it is going here in America it could
happen here as well. So it  is important to hide God's precious word in our hearts, that we stand on that word, and we can always give account to some one and tell them what God has did for us.  Never be ashamed of God, or his word, stand and listen
to that sweet Holy Spirit that is in you, and when it nudges you
and tells you to tell them about Jesus, do it, then comes the sweet peace that only comes from being obedient. You hear me
mention Obedience quite a lot and you probably wonder why, well my friend, if we are not obedient to God, there are consequences for that, and I am a firm believer that God wants to bless us, but he is a just and holy God, and if we are not
obedient he will punish us too, it is very plain in his word. So I
much rather have showers of blessings, than punishment, how
about you? It is our choice. Hugs my friends, and do have a very
Thankful Thursday.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday Wonderful Words

I love Wednesdays, it is the middle of the week, and the day we go to church to get our heart lift for the rest of the week, we gather and pray for all our needs, it is a good time of fellowship and just a good day, even the name sounds happy, puts a song in my heart, and pep in my step, how about you?  Do you feel happy today? 
Is it the bright spot in your week. I think of the Prophet Jeremiah what he said in Chapter 3 and verse 2 and 3;

"2. Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;

3. Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."

Wow, all we have to do is call upon the lord and he will show us all kinds of things that we cannot even imagine, have you prayed for something that only you and God knew about? Then he answered your prayer and magnified what you ask for. Amen, yep that is my God, he gives and gives and never stops giving, from the time of creation throughout eternity he gives, God is such an awesome God, the only one, it sure blesses my heart to be able to call him Father.
In such a vast universe of billions of stars, think of the power of God who made them and knows each of their names. Think of all he knows that we don't. Think of all he has seen that we have not seen, think of all that he has written and is not in our history books. Think of all he has done and can do. Add to this that he asks us to talk to him about the things of our heart and our needs, then you understand the great space of his grace and our very limited knowledge of our minds.
He created us for fellowship with him, we are not forced to love him, we are not forced to talk to him, it is our honor to come before a holy God and tell him the things that are on our heart, whew, Well glory getting me lifted high in the Spirit already this morning. Yes just like Jeremiah penned through the power of the Holy Spirit, he will answer thee, and shew they great and mighty things which thou knowest not.

I leave you today with these thoughts, found in Matthew, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:"

This song keeps going through my head too, when I seen that photo of the morning sun peeping through the clouds.

(I come to the Garden Alone)

I come to the garden alone

While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.


And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.


I’d stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.


Have a wonderfully blessed Wednesday.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

Spaghetti Pie

1 (6 ounce) package spaghetti
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) can tomato Sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Cook and drain spaghetti. Stir in margarine, Parmesan cheese and eggs, while spaghetti is hot. Form spaghetti mixture into a crust in a buttered 10 inch pie plate.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a skillet cook the beef, onion, green pepper and garlic. Drain off the fat and stir in the undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar and oregano. Heat through.

Spread cottage cheese over the spaghetti crust then pour in the beef and tomato mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top of the pie then bake for 5 minutes longer, until cheese melts.

I have to warn you this is more like Lasagna than spaghetti, and oh so delicious...You will want to make it every time you fix  Spaghetti, honey it will make your tongue slap your lips, LOL
Serve with a green toss salad, garlic toast, and perhaps a light dessert, fruit parfait is a good one. WOW there you have a dinner to know your socks off. Have a wonderfully blessed day, and will see you tomorrow with Wednesdays Word.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Spiritual Sunday

Give us this day our Daily Bread

Matthew 6:6  But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11. Give us this day our daily bread.
12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

This is the manner in how we are to pray, we need to confess our sins and have God forgive them, and if we have any bitterness in our heart we need to forgive that person in whom we are bitter against, then ask God for his daily bread, you notice he does not say give us bread for the week, or month, God wants us to come to him daily, to get our needs met, most have freezers, and we look and plan ahead, but according to the bible we are just to trust the lord daily for every need that arises in our life. I do remember times when we had no income, and God took care of us, day by day, and he used others to help us, but our prayers were to him, and we knew he would care for us, but the more we see what God does in our life, the more we are willing to trust him.  The more we let go of, and let God have of us the better off we become, we get content in him, and not in our self.
I have learned through all the mishaps and trials in my life that God is never slack in his giving, he is never a day late with his giving, and he is always there and can be depended upon, I trust my lord with my life, with my soul, and with the little things daily too, that is how to be a happy person, and to keep close to the lord God almighty. Hope you enjoyed this time spent, and I pray that you had a wonderful Sunday service, that souls will be saved, and your cup will get full, go seeking a blessing and I promise you, you will get one.
Lots of hugs and...