Saturday, October 30, 2010

Have a very happy Autumn Weekend, and I pray that God blesses you real good in what ever you do.
How many have had cold weather this week? Any frost yet? Here in the swamp it went down to 40° but no frost yet, I am not in a hurry either,. I have much to do before the first frost hits here and not up to doing so.
I made my honey some wonderful Apple Dumplings yesterday, he just loved them, really gobbled them up, and then had a tummy ache, lol, they are very good and just the right amount of everything. I will share my recipe if you like. I was talking with my son yesterday and when we were about to hang up I said talk to you later, God willing and the creek don't rise, we he laughed and I told him about a old saying and what it really meant, nothing like how we use most times. Here is the information I found about it, hope you enjoy as much as I did, I will post my dumpling recipe after this bit of Trivia.
Origin of Saying:
The first time this phrase was known to be in print it was written by a man named Benjamin Hawkins in the late 18th century. Hawkins was a politician in the late 18th century and early 19th century as well as an Indian diplomat. This was back in the day where American Indians and the white settlers were constantly fighting for the land in the United States. While in the south, Hawkins was requested by the President of the United States to return to Washington. In his response, he was said to write, “God willing and the Creek don’t rise.”

Benjamin Hawkins capitalized the work “Creek”. Therefore, it is deduced that what he was referring to was not a body of water at all, but instead was the Creek Indian tribe. The Creek Indians were also known as the Muscogee tribe which were located in the southeastern region of the United States (Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Oklahoma). Since the Creek Indians were prevalent in the area where he was located, Hawkins knew that there was a great risk of the Creek Indians attacking.

This figure of speech is not only still used today, but the phrase is also in the lyrics of a 2008 song by the country music group Little Big Town. The song is called “Good Lord Willing” and the lyrics in the song say, “Good lord willing and the Creek don’t rise” instead of “God willing and the creek don’t rise”.


Apple Dumplings


1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 drops red food coloring
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
6 apples, peeled and cored
6 teaspoons white sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon(I used 3 tablespoons of the cinnamon instead of using nutmeg too) 
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
6 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, water, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and food coloring. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons butter. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening, using knives or pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour in milk, all at once, and stir to form a dough. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 1/4 inch thick, 12x18 rectangle. Cut into 6 - 6 inch squares.
Place a whole, peeled and cored apple in the center of each pastry square. Dust each apple with a mixture of the of sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Dot with a tablespoon of butter. Moisten the edges of the pastry square, bring the corners together at the top of the apple, and press edges together to seal. Place dumplings 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.
Pour the syrup over the dumplings and sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, until apples are tender.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My my the weeks are flying by, in a few days it will be November already. We had another wonderful evening at church, 2 got saved yesterday at the school, and 2 got saved after church Tuesday evening, God is moving, and I love it. It is terribly hard for me sitting for over 2 hours nightly, just a long time for me sitting in that position, even though I have pillows on the floor to lift my leg, it is still very tiring on me, but God is so great, and touching lives like he is doing, it just amazes me how he works.
I am so thankful for his work in my life, and in our church, and just for saving my soul, if I never had another blessing from him, I already have had way more than I ever deserved. Thank you Father for all your blessings on me. God is so good.

Tell me what has he blessed you with?
Good Family?
You breathing?
Praise him, give him honor and post what he does for you daily. Post what you are thankful for.

(A little Tasty Treat too)

Holiday Poke Cupcakes

1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
1 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (3 oz) JELL-O Gelatin, any flavor to go with holiday
(orange-Halloween, red-Valentines Day, Green for Christmas.
1 tub (8 oz) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
food coloring to go with holiday (optional)

Suggested decorations: colored sugar, colored sprinkles, crushed candy canes and/or JET-PUFFED HOLIDAY MALLOWS Marshmallows

PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed for cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 min. Pierce tops with fork.

STIR boiling water into gelatin mix 2 min. until completely
dissolved; spoon over cupcakes. Refrigerate 30 min. Remove from pans.

TINT COOL WHIP with food coloring. Frost and decorate cupcakes.

How to Easily Poke Holes in Cupcakes
Use a meat fork to make the holes in the cupcakes to fill with the dissolved gelatin.
Whether made ahead or leftover, desserts prepared or garnished with COOL WHIP Whipped Topping should be covered and stored in the refrigerator.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Wonderful Words


May the Lord God bless thee and keep thee, the scripture today is out of Daniel, hope you enjoy our short study.

14 ¶ Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king’s guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon:

15 He answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain, Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.

16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.

17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:

18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: (Verse on Photo)

22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.

What an awesome Testimony Daniel had for the lord, he never backed down from any one of importance, even the king, he could of had him killed but instead asked for him to interpret what the things had meant, that was the hand of God upon Daniel, now, is the hand of God upon you, do you stand up for what you know is right and pleasing to the lord? Or do you back down when some one of influence is around, get quiet, and not be heard as a voice for the lord. 
May we always be strong in the lord, as Timothy said always ready to give an account,  2Ti 4:2  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. May we always be ready to tell some one just the Bible says, we speak for our lord and it is important to know what we are talking about. May we all commit to be more vigilant and forthcoming with the word of God, to be more intent on the things of the lord, to be about our father's business in daily things, and may we worship the lord God Almighty, in Spirit and truth.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Marvellous Monday Morning

Hello friends, I did not get here very much yesterday, it was so very busy. My day started with getting ready for church, and getting my food together to take with us for dinner after wards. "Sirloin Roast, Potatoes and fresh carrots cooked in the roast, made the gravy at time of eating, it was so good, and so done, and it all disappeared very quickly.
It was a wonderful day in the house of the lord, we had 5 saved this weekend already, Chuck (my husband) led a lady to the lord Saturday on visitation, and 4 more were saved during the two services yesterday, WOW..  God is moving greatly in the midst of the people here; I have not seen it like this in many a years. The out pouring of the Holy Spirit, it used to be every service, a few were saved, but these days it is rare to see them, so all these saved lately is such a treat for us all. We just give God the Glory for all he is doing in our little church in Folkston, Georgia.

We had our photos taken before dinner yesterday too, for our new membership books, they came out really nice, wish I could get a copy of them some way, perhaps, we will see.

Dinner was good, so much food, then home to take a nap, I had a good nap, and got very refreshed for the evening service,  so glad I did too, last night service lasted til after 9 pm, wow.. it ended about 8:15 but just kept going,  some giving testimonies, and then some of our teens sang, it just was a wonderful day in the lord,.

We started our Revival yesterday too, so such a great kick off for sure, I am excited about what will happen this evening, amen. I love being in the midst of all this Holy Ghost moving, blesses my heart.

I pray I will be well enough to go each evening, I sure was tired yesterday, but did make all services, so I was a happy tired.

Hope you have a great day today, and share your service events with us too, let us know how the lord is working in your church. I love to see how God is working all over the world, I have a friend in England, and they see souls saved every service. We had 66 attendance yesterday too, that is 25 more than last week, amen. So I say just keep blessing Lord, and we will keep giving you the honor and all the glory for all you are doing in these last days, pouring out your blessed Holy Spirit, and giving people another chance to become your child.

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

That wonderful Holy Ghost is still touching hearts and saving souls, Praise God he is so Good..


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Sweets

Brown Butter Pumpkin Layer Cake

A gingery glazed nut topping and brown-butter-spiked cream cheese frosting are the finishing touches for this spectacular spiced pumpkin cake. Double the topping if you want to pile the nuts on as shown in the photo.
Serves 8 to 12

What You'll Need

For the purée
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 medium-large Sugar Pie pumpkin, cut in half from stem to bottom and seeded

For the cake
6 oz. (3/4 cup) unsalted butter; more for the pans
9 oz. (2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more for the pans
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
3/4 tsp. table salt
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk

For the topping
1-1/2 Tbs. unsalted butter
2/3 cup pecans
1/2 cup unsalted, raw, hulled pepitas
2 Tbs. firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. table salt
1-1/2 Tbs. chopped crystallized ginger

For the frosting
4 oz. (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
5 oz. (1-1/4 cups) confectioners’ sugar

I hope you enjoy this, such a wonderful cake, it just tantalizes the taste buds, have a very blessed Sunday, all my Sunday's are sweet because I go to worship the lord, and in him all things become sweet.