Friday, August 27, 2010

Barbara's Babblings

Well good morning, or guess I should say noon, I have really thinking on somethings here lately, what is truly important to me as I age I see the importance of things other than things. Doing for others, helping others in their time of need, telling them of my Christ that gets me through the toughest times. Yesterday I put up 14 half pint jars and containers of pears. They come out really good, then I made some Chocolate Chip with Walnut cookies, they are so good, and always a hit here, my dear husband really loves them, his favorite were peanut butter cookies, but he is allergic to peanut anything now, go figure at 68 years old he develops allergies. Oh well just a few of the things that go wrong with age. 
Here is inside my freezer you can see some of my goodies I have stored for the winter months. Then next the cookies, yum yum good.

You always need a good glad of Iced tea to wash down those
cookies, lol so of course I had some, with lemon too. Nothing
better than tea, if you were here I would share it with you and
give you some jam to take home too.

Okay tomorrow I will not be posting, I am leaving at 6:00 AM 
going to a ladies Jubilee in Statesboro, GA a couple hours from
here, it is almost in Savannah, going with a dear friend of mine, so I know we will spend hours of sweet fellowship going and coming.
I am excited about going too, been so long since I have been to anything like that, I used to go all the time when In Florida, but here seems I never get the chance. So keep me in your prayers too, for driving mercy, and that I will sop up like a sponge everything taught in these lessons.  

So last but not least, I have a date for my surgery, it will be done September 20th, at Brunswick Regional Hospital, I will have a
complete knee replacement, and will stay a few days, then probably come home and go to rehabilitation daily, that part is still not clear but all the rest is. So my birthday will be over September 1st, and our Golden Anniversary will be past, 10th and then on to becoming a new woman, giggles, yeah new parts consists of becoming a new woman right. Too bad it was not a face lift instead of a knee replacement, I would be much cuter then, lol oh me vanity of vanities right.  So that is it in a nut shell, you have a wonderful weekend and keep me in your prayers, I may not post again til Monday, we will see, be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Lots of love, and prayers.

Hugs ♥ Blessings

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Well the summer is winding down, soon the Apples will be in the markets, the pears are in now, and all the fall things will return to the shelves, I love fall, the temperatures cool down and the leaves start falling, and turning gorgeous color, it is a good season, yet my favorite is still Spring, when all new life appears after a long cold winter, but I love the season change.  I am thankful that God set up the seasons the way he did, just as we tire of one, another one appears. God is so good. 

It does make me think of the Scripture too:
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then
cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
It is the season of harvest, and may we never forget this statement made in John, it is important to get
the crops in, but it is so important to get all the souls in the
flock we can too, it is something all Christians can do, tell
others what Christ did for you, it does not have to be some long Theologians speech, simply tell them how you got saved, how Christ touched your heart and life.

Today I am making pear freezer jam, it is a first for
me but I love pears, a lady give me a bunch of them, so will try it, I may make some pear relish too, I have a good recipe for it.
I am thankful on the this day that I am still able to do the things I love, and that my surgery will be over soon, and I will feel so much better, and will be able to stand for long periods of time, something I cannot do now. I thank each of you for your prayers, and for coming daily to hear me rant, and babble on, lol it is assuring that I do not stand alone, that many ladies love doing the same things I do.
You have a blessed Thursday, and see ya tomorrow.

Hugs ♥ Blessings

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

36 Reason Why I love the Lord

I am participating with the KJV blog in listing the reasons why I love the lord and I praise God for a chance to testify for my lord, I have been saved since July 1974, that is 36 years, WOW it seems like yesterday to me. Let me give you 36 reasons why I love the lord.
01.I love the lord because he first loved me
02.He drew me to him
03.He bled and died for me
04.He planted my feet on higher ground
05.He give me love
06.He taught me how to love
07.He saved me from a Devil's hell
08.He reached down to where I was, and came to me
09.He touched my blinded eyes and made me see
10.He set my feet upon a solid rock,
11.He give me a good husband
12.He give me wonderful children
13.He gives me breath for each day
14.He give me compassion for others
15.He give me Godly friends to help me
16.He give me eyes to see his beauty
17.He give a mouth to witness for him
18.He give me feet that can take the Gospel to others
19.He give me two hands that can help others
20.He give a life of being a Preachers wife
21.He give a good church to attend
22.He give me a roof above me
23.He give me food for my table
24.He give me shoes to go on my feet
25.He clothes me in good clothes
26.He gives me so much to depend on him for
27.He choose me to be in his family
28.He lead me into a valley where I learned to lean on him
29.He sits me upon the mountain top so I can shout his name
30.He lets me live daily to worship him
31.He give me a singing voice to sing his praise
32.He give a gift of writing to glorify him
33.He give me a sane mind to follow him
34.He put his ways in my mind, and heart
35.He give me discernment of right and wrong
36.He give me the gift to express my self

I thank you for this opportunity to tell others why I love the lord Jesus Christ, with all my soul, and all my heart and all my mind, may he bless all those who call upon him, and reach out to others in his name. If any one else wants to join in this just go to the KJV site and sign up with Mr. Linky.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

Fish, cornmeal and Hush Puppy Batter.

I love the red bass, so what I am fixing is breaded and fried red bass.

1 egg
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound bass fillets
2 cups crushed cornflake crumbs
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 quart oil for frying

In a medium bowl, beat together egg, water, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place fish in the bowl, and thoroughly coat with the mixture.

In a separate medium bowl, mix the cornflake crumbs and Cajun seasoning. Dip the fish in the crumb mixture, and thoroughly coat all sides.

In a large, heavy skillet or deep fryer, heat the oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Fry the fish until golden brown, and flesh is easily flaked with a fork.

You can find the recipe for great hushpuppies on your Martha White Flour bag, I always add onion to mine too.

Shread some cabbage and a carrot, a little onion and make a good slaw to go with it, deep fry a few FF and walla you have a fabulous fish dinner.
Enjoy your dinner, and I use a simple Vinegar/sugar/and Mayo mixture for slaw. Fix according to your own taste. You can buy the dressing already prepared too, it is very good.

Today is the day I will find out when and where my surgery will be, and we will go eat dinner at our favorite Chinese restaurant in Brunswick, Keep me in your prayers please, so tell me now, what will you eat this Tasty Tuesday?

Hope your day is a great one, and God blesses you. 

Hugs ♥ Blessings

Monday, August 23, 2010

Marvellous Monday

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Looking out over the Caribbean, it has the most
beautiful waters I have ever seen.

This was the place on the Caribbean, in Ponce,
Puerto Rico, we stayed for several weeks, it was
a wonderful place, and a place I would love to visit
once again, if the chance arises.

Driving the highways and looking into the hills, you
see little shacks all over, and it has the most beautiful
rain forests the eyes can behold, oh what beauty my
eyes have see, God has blessed us tremendously in our

WOW...Breath taking beauty as we sat on the dock
and watched the sun go down, the colors were so much
more beautiful that this photo shows, a camera can
never replace the beauty of the real thing. man tries to
imitate what God has created, but he does not come close.
We had a wonderful time, we flew into San Juan, then rented
a car and drove about 90 I think it was to Ponce, this was
back in 1987 and the place has really grown, and populated more since our time spent there.

So tell me, is your day Marvellous, if not look up, is Jesus still on the throne? Well then it sure is a marvellous day isn't it, no matter how bad things get in this world, God is able to care for us, and we have his written promises to console us in a time of need, now lets stop and take a deep breath, and let God talk to you, then ask him for his help in all you do today, in all you must face today, and with all you will attempt to do for him, his grace is sufficient indeed, proven, tested, and banked on..Hugs my dear friends, have a blessed day, and do remember no matter what you are going through, Jesus went through more, and is still singing God's praises.
Hugs ♥ Blessings

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Scriptures For Sunday

Jesus The Light Of The World

Praise God it is the Lord's day again, and after missing Wednesday night due to illness I am so ready to be in church tomorrow. The hand of God reaches way down some times for us, and when you are sick and down he just whispers such sweet things to us, and points us to the scripture he wants us to read, and then he really blesses us when we do read. WOW he is an awesome God. Jesus Christ is THE LIGHT!

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not" (John 1:1-5).

 The darkness comprehended it not! Adam's sin has darkened our eyes (passed from generation to generation). You can really relate to that this world is a very dark place full of killings and rapes and theft, sin causes man to do these things,We are as dead men walking around. "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" (Romans 5:12). One day, Old DEATH will grab you by the shoulder for a little journey. Are you ready? What direction are you going, my friend?

The BIBLE (the King James Version) is God's Word in the English language. You can count on it. Jesus Christ is THE LIGHT. Jesus Christ came to this earth two thousand years ago, so that people … like you and I … might believe. This was the witness of John the Baptist. He was the forerunner of our blessed Savior. "The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might believe" (John 1:7).

Every lost man and woman will be without excuse at the Great White Throne Judgment. Romans 1:20 makes that plain. Do you want to argue with God over the matter? Go ahead if you want to, but I will fear for you, my friend. The very creation of the world which is understood "by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead" renders man, so that he "is without excuse" concerning Jesus Christ being that Light.

"That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world" (John 1:9).

Every man has or will seen that Light shine, and every man has the responsibility about what he does concerning THAT LIGHT.

As Christians, Jesus is to shine through us! So let you little light shine, let it shine, shine shine...

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