Saturday, September 18, 2010

God's Been So Good To Me

First I want to thank all of you for the very encouraging comments you have left, you have all blessed my heart, then I want to thank you for your prayers for me today. The fellowship was great, the devotional was truly inspiring, even to me, lol God is so good, he shows up and takes over, and it is a great time in him, with him, and by him, I do stand amazed some times in what he does with me, I am rather timid, and writing is great but standing in front of others and every one looking right at you, usually makes me feel uneasy, I did feel right at home today though. The food was so good, and we had so much too, all in all it was so good and a sweet time of prayer and fellowship, it was such a blessing to me.

Tomorrow is church, and I am looking forward to that, I do love going to church and worshipping the lord, he is so good, and we need to lift up the name of Jesus every chance we get, I am not
sure if I will have to miss any meetings or not, perhaps if I feel okay Wednesday and come, I will be up to going, if not I am sure Sunday.  So praise God Monday is a good day to have the surgery on, I thank you all for the prayers, and all the love you show, God bless you all very much, I will have a few days down to really pray and keep in constant touch with the lord, I am looking for ward to that too. No computer, just sweet fellowship with my lord.
 I came home give Zoie another bath, and then made my precious husband one of those Sausage rolls he loves, I will put it in the freezer and he can have them every morning while I am gone.
The kids are coming up to the hospital Monday too, and then Jim my eldest son, is going to take Zoie, our little dog, back home with him, that will be best for her, rather than leave her home alone all day with us being gone, Chuck wants to spend as much time at the hospital with me as possible, and it would not be fair to leave her alone so much, so I am happy about that too.
Oh yeah pray for brother Chuck, the Pastor asked him to preach tomorrow night, so hold him up in prayer too.

God sure is good isn't he, tell me how has he blessed you today?

I love this song, and it keeps going over in my head, I will leave you with this, and I hope you really think on what the words are saying.

God Is So Good To Me
I've had some bad days and I've had hills to climb
I've had some sad days and then a weary mind
But when I look about and think these things all out
All of the good days outweigh the bad days
And I can't complain

God is so good to me
He is so good to me
More than all this world could be
He is so good to me
His spirit came to me
And gave me victory
God is so good to me I can't complain

Sometimes the clouds hang low
And I'd like to see them go
Then I ask this question
Lord, tell me why so much pain?
But he knows what's best for me
Although I cannot see
I just say thank-you Lord
I can't complain
♥Mother Hen Barbara, Praying for you daily♥

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thankful Thursday

We it is a lovely day, I spent it deep cleaning, and doing laundry, yesterday I went to my class, they explained all things that will happen, I am very informed now, and feel a true peace over me, I am
assured that God's hand will be upon the surgeon's and on me, I appreciate all the prayers, and I
more than likely will not post any more before I have the surgery, so all my praying friends keep me in prayer on Monday, all I know it will be early, and I will be getting up before the day is over, now that is great, I
think, lol, my old bones would set up if I stayed in bed too long so I really was glad to hear that they will
be getting me up and about the day of the surgery. Then each day I will walk and do therapy until my goals they set for me are accomplished, then I can come home, that is the goal I want to make.

Tomorrow I will strip my bed sheets, and put all new one on my bed, then will finish doing the laundry and trying to get some meals made up for my precious husband. He is my coach and will be with me through most all things I will do, thank God for a strong and loving husband, God indeed has blessed my life.
I do want to make that good Sausage Roll for him, and freeze it, that will keep him eating for a while in the mornings. Saturday we have our ladies meeting at church, I will be giving the devotion and ask your prayer
for this also, it has been a while since I spoke in front of a women's meeting. Pray God will be glorified in all I say, and that he will lead me in my thoughts and my speech. Then of course Sunday, our day of worship, and I will not do much else that day, will kinda rest up for the big journey on Monday. So those are my plans
and my thoughts, and I do pray that each of reading will walk a little closer to the lord the next few days, and pray more, and give him a little bit more time of your life. I am indeed thankful for the blessings God gives me
daily, and I do not hesitate to say, I know that he will be with me on Monday, and his hand upon me, and his voice whispering his word in my ear, he promised me, he sail, Lo I will be with thee always, and that is in
the operating room too, amen..Have a blessed day, weekend, and I will get back to say hi to y'all as soon as I can. here is just a little goodie cause I love ya, enjoy, and God bless you real good.

Pumpkin Dump Cake

1 large can pumpkin
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
3 eggs, beaten
1 box yellow or white cake mix (not Jiffy size)
1 1/2 cubes melted butter

Grease bottom of 9 X 13 inch cake pan. Combine first 6 ingredients.

Pour into pan. Sprinkle cake mix over top evenly. Drizzle melted butter over all. Bake at 350F for 50 minutes. Test as for pumpkin pie for doneness.
♥Mother Hen Barbara, Praying for you daily♥

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Yummy Tasty Tuesday Time

I had this all written out and something happened and it went to the home page and I lost all my writings, OH ME!!
Well Good Morning and I am only here a minute to post this, I have a appointment with my primary doctor to get my surgical release. Then have some last minute things to do. The Count down has begun, I have made most of my pre-registrations now, had my blood work and pre opt testing done, and going to a class tomorrow and to get my ID bracelet, so the time is nearing, but Praise God I can say I am in good hands and he will protect me in every step of the surgery and recovery. God is good, and he loves me what more could I ask for, who better to hold my hand, and the surgeons hand than the one who created  me, yes glory, I do trust in the lord. I appreciate all your kind and encouraging posts, and the prayers I
know you pray for me, thank you.

I hope you have a terrific Tasty Tuesday and here are a couple of easy recipes for you try, they both are delicious and I know you will love them. So with all said, Have a great day. Hugs and Blessings♥

Crock Pot Cola Ham

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 cup cola (Coca Cola)
3 to 4 pound precooked ham

Combine brown sugar and mustard. Moisten with cola to make a smooth paste. Reserve remaining cola. Score the ham with shallow slashes in a diamond pattern. Rub ham with mixture. Place ham in crock pot and add remaining cola.

Cover and cook on high for 1 hour, then turn to low and cook for 6 to 7 hours.  Serves 8.

Blackberry Roly Poly
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter plus
2 tablespoons butter melted
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups fresh ripe blackberries
6 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 vanilla bean split and scraped (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 lemon halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into paper-thin crosswise slices.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter two 12-inch loaf pans. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the 4 tablespoons of cold butter until the mixture resembles crumbs. Add the milk and mix with a fork until the dough comes together.
Turn out onto a floured board and knead 4 or 5 times, or until smooth. Cut the dough in half. On a floured board, roll out half of the dough into a rectangle 8 inches wide and 1/4-inch thick. Brush with half of the melted butter. Top with 3/4 cup of the blackberries and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of the sugar. Roll up jelly-roll style, forming an 8-inch-long roll. Place, seam-side down, in one of the prepared pans. Repeat the process, using the remaining half of the dough and filling. Bake in the pans for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the crust is firm and beginning to brown.

While the roly-poly is cooking, make the sauce: In a medium saucepan, blend together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add the water, lemon juice, vanilla bean and scrapings, and stir until smooth. (If using vanilla extract, wait to add until the syrup is removed from the heat.) Cook over medium heat, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is thick and clear. Remove from heat, add the butter, and continue to stir until melted and blended. Let cool slightly and stir in the lemon slices. Take out the vanilla bean, if using.

Remove the roly-poly from the oven and let cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack. Cut into 2-inch slices and serve with lemon sauce. This recipe yields 8 servings.

Note: The lemon sauce will keep for 3 to 4 days but is best served the day it is made. It will thicken when refrigerated; simply stir to loosen the sauce.

Hugs ♥ Blessings