Friday, November 19, 2010

Another Friday that we can be faithful

Well on this cool Friday morning I have a nice warm fire for you, warm my bones and sit a while I found this verse to think about, while we are sitting enjoying the fire. It goes really well with it. ☺

1 Cor 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Sometimes I think we are all guilty of serving the lord in our own strength, instead of in his spirit. That would be called Wood, Hay, and Stubble. This will all be burned, only the things we do for Christ out of a loving and dedicated spirit will be saved.
May we all be very careful how we work for the lord, is it for us, or is it for him, just think on these things, God will reveal what he wants from you and show you all truth.
May HE give us daily the ability to serve HIM with all of our hearts and love HIM above all else.
Have a blessed weekend, stay warm, and keep your eyes on Jesus.

Lots of love and Prayer

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Whachadoin' Wednesday

Outside my window............Sun is shining, and it is cool
I am thinking.................of my Thanksgiving feast and what I have to do yet.
I am thankful for.............for all the blessings from on high, God has been so good.

From the kitchen........the smell of coffee, yeah we are drinking coffee today

I am nightgown, robe and slippers.

I am first Thanksgiving and how proud I was of my Turkey, I have a photo some where I look about 10, giggles grin from eat to ear.

I am finish my laundry today, and make Spaghetti for dinner.

I am reading.........a book about King David, an old historical book I picked up at a yard sale.

I am hoping............and praying that God will bless this new little church, and that he will grow a good work there in Kingsland, GA.
Earlier this morning When we put our chickens up last night one was missing, we looked all around the yard and she was no where in sight. I was sick, this was Esther my favorite hen, and she is my bold one too. Well this morning I was awaken by a loud clucking, it was Esther on my back porch, LOL not a clue where she spent the night but she was ready to join her sister hens, I grabbed the feed can and she followed me straightway to her pen, I opened her door and she went right in with glee, when I left out back they all were happy hens clucking and eating the food I had given.

When I come inside I had dogs to feed, and coffee to make, we I am tried already, and my day has just begun.

Oh pray for my dh, he is preaching tonight at the church he is going to Pastor, not sure if I told you or not, but Sunday he will begin to be Pastor of Gospel Light Baptist Church. The pastor that is there now called yesterday sick, so wanted him to come tonight, soooooooo we are at another church now, and pray God will bless and lead and help us to grow this church.

How to Make a Nut Wreath

Decorate for the holidays this season with this festive homemade nut wreath! A wide variety of nuts is sold at holiday time. Fashion them into this charming decoration especially suitable for Thanksgiving.

Materials needed:

1 straw or grapevine wreath form (10 to 12 inches)
an assortment of unshelled walnuts, chestnuts, filberts (hazelnuts), almonds, and brazil nuts
acrylic varnish
glue gun
pine sprigs, ivy, or small grape leaves (optional)


To give the wreath a special sheen, paint the filberts and chestnuts with varnish and set them on a wire rack to dry.

Attach a loop of wire to the back of the wreath form for hanging it when complete.

Glue on the nuts, working slowly around the wreath, making sure they are all secured. Start with the largest nuts—walnuts, chestnuts, and Brazil nuts, and use the smaller filberts and almonds to fill in around them.

Using a glue gun, attach the greens or leaves to the wreath form in between the nuts.

Tie the ribbon into a bow and secure it to the wreath with glue or wire.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tasty Tuesday
Apple Walnut Bundt Cake
2 cups apples - peeled, cored and diced
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt or tube pan. In a medium bowl, combine the diced apples, 1 tablespoon white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

2.In a large bowl, combine 2 cups white sugar, oil, orange juice, vanilla and eggs. Beat at high speed until smooth. Stir in flour mixture. Fold in chopped walnuts.

3.Pour 1/3 of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the apple mixture. Alternate layers of batter and filling, ending with batter.

4.Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

This is the season for apples, use them wisely and bake up a storm while the weather is cool, these freeze well too, so you can bake several and have them fresh from the freezer all year round.

Lots of hugs and prayers

Monday, November 15, 2010

Magnificent Monday
How many remember hanging their clothes out on the clothes line, Up until 1976 I did just that, then I found out they had inside clothes dryers, nothing like them, I do hang some things on the line still, but not often and not many. Thought you would enjoy this little poem about Clotheslines.
A clothesline was a news forecast, to neighbors passing by,
there were no secrets you could keep, when clothes were hung to dry.
It also was a friendly line, for neighbors always knew,
if company had stopped by, to spend a night or two.
For then you'd see the fancy sheets, and towels upon the line;
you'd see the company table cloths, with the intricate design.
The line announced a baby's birth, to folks who lived inside.
As brand new infant clothes were hung, so carefully with pride.
The ages of the children could so readily be known,
By watching how the sizes changed, you'd know how much they'd grown.
It also told when illness struck, as extra sheets were hung,
Then night clothes, and bathrobe too, haphazardly were strung.
It said, "Gone on vacation now" when lines hung limp and bare,
It told "Were back!" when full lines sagged, with not an inch to spare.
New folks in town were scorned upon, if wash was dingy gray,
As neighbors raised their brows, and looked disgustedly away.
But clotheslines now are of the past, for dryers make work less,
Now what goes on inside the home, is anybodies guess.
I really miss that way of life, It was a friendly sing,
When neighbors knew each other best, by what hung on the line.

Combine ingredients:
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
1 (16oz) can pumpkin
1 tsp pumpkin spice

Preheat oven to 350*. Mix well and pour into a greased 9x13" pan. Crumble a dry yellow cake mix over this, then drizzle 3/4 c melted butter over the top and sprinkle 1 cup of chopped pecans over that. Bake one hour at 350*. Let cool about 10-30 minutes and then serve, topped with vanilla ice cream.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

~Sanctified Sunday~

Eph 4:12

1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;

3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;

5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9 Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Praising God for his giving of sisters, I love you all, and it is a wonderful time we can join in fellowship with one and other, through the ministry of Jesus Christ, friends become family, and family become friends, well in some cases, not all some times we loose family to the world, and it is heart breaking, but us that are in Christ find a solace that the world cannot provide in any way. Have a wonderful Sonday my sisters, and will post again tomorrow, just wanted to say hi and let you know I care about you, and know that your reading will be pure joy when it is the reading of His word.. Be blessed, be a blessing ♥