Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday's Poem

Judge Gently

Pray, don't find fault with the man
who limps or stumbles along the road
Unless you have worn the shoes he wears,
or struggled beneath his load.
There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt,
though hidden away from view,
Or the burden he bears..placed on your back,
might cause you to stumble too.
Don't sneer at the man who's down today,
unless you have felt the blow
That caused his fall or felt the shame
that only the fallen know.
You may be strong, but still the blows
that were his, if dealt to you,
In the selfsame way at the selfsame time
might cause you to stagger too.
Don't be too harsh with the man who sins
or pelt him with word or stone
Unless you are sure...Ye doubly sure
that you have no sins of your own.
For you know, perhaps, if the tempters voice
should whisper as softly to you
As it did to him when he went astray
It could cause to to falter too.

Author Unknown

This was in my Electric bill under family features, it speaks loudly, and carries a very heavy message, it touched my heart and I hope it touches yours also. God bless you my dear friends and I pray your day is touched by the Master's hand, and that he leads you into paths of righteousness, be blessed. But more importantly be a blessing...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wonderful Wispering Wednesday


Do we sit still long enough to hear that still small voice speaking to us, remember when Samuel was sleeping and the lord called unto him, he thought it is was Eli calling him, but it was God in his still small voice, and when God talked to Elijah he knew it was the lord, and he listened,

And the lord called... occurs in 140 verses in the KJV of the Bible, how many times have you heard that still small voice and really listened to what he was saying? I love these verses in Kings, and Elijah was a true man of God, but he was a man, he had his bad moments too, he whined and cried just as we do at times, but God supplied his every need. Look at these verses and stop and ask God, what are you trying to say to me lord?

1Kings 19:12 "And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a a still small voice.

1Ki 19:13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, [there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

1Kings 19:14 "And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."

1King 19:15 "And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:"

I would love to say I always hear my lord calling my name, but some times my mind is on other things, and I hurry through prayer and go about what I am doing, oh me, shame on me, that I should ever have anything more important than talking to the lord. I ask you Lord to forgive me right now before I go on, I am sorry, I do not always listen, thank you for being such a loving and caring God that you forgive.

I so remember that day he called my name, and I said like Isaiah Here I am lord, and he touched me in a way that I have never been the same again, I ran long and hard not to hear that voice of God, but I got tired, and stopped, and I listened to what he had to say, he said come unto me, I will give you rest, and he has, he said he would never leave or forsake me, he said he went to prepare a place for me, that place is in heaven, and when I die I know I will go to be with him, and every day of my life for the last 36 years he has been talking to me, leading me, giving me direction. Oh thank you lord for that still small voice you speak to me in, no one else hears, it is for me alone, our sweet love talks, thank you lord for keeping with me, when others may of let me down, you were always there, and I know you always will be there through the end. Like what you have promised me in Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psa 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Psa 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psa 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psa 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psa 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

I leave you with these thoughts, God is always there, listen to his still small voice, he loves you and wants to talk to you today. Let him whisper sweet peace to you, have a glorious Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

Hummmmmm so what's cookin' today?

Do you have any good recipes you would like to share with me today? I am going to make this cake for Saturday, and fixing potatoe salad too. The cake is soooooo good, Becky if you read this stop by Saturday at 4 for dinner before services.

Punch Bowl Cake


1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs, for the cake
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 box vanilla pudding mix
2 cups milk, for the pudding
1 large can cherry pie filling
1 large can crushed pineapple
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tub whipped topping
1 big ol' punchbowl

Make yellow cake according to the instructions on the box and allow to cool. While it's cooling, go ahead a make the vanilla pudding according to the instructions on the box and cool it in the fridge as well to set up.

When cake is cooled and pudding is set up you are ready to get started full speed, baby! Crumble the first half of your yellow cake into the punch bowl – mixed sizes of chunks are fine, but don't make them too small if you can help it.

Begin layering in half the vanilla pudding, half the cherry pie filling, half the pineapple and a few pinches of nuts, then cover this layer with whipped cream. Next, crumble the second half of the yellow cake and repeat. Once completely topped with the rest of the whipped cream, sprinkle the remaining nuts over the top.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 12-24 hours.

After that...ENJOY!!! You will impress everyone that eats it.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Smiling Sally
Linking up with Sally this week.
Many do this and it is fun to see what we can come up with that is Blue, I enjoy doing this, and some others do too, I know Jan over at 50+ is doing Blue Monday too.

This is my younger brother Danny on his fishing trip to Porto Rica, now we have been there, and the water is blue blue, nothing could be more fitting for our Blue
Monday photo than this one, he sure caught some big fish too. I am Proud of my little brother.
join up with us and do the Blue monday too, it is fun and we see lots of blogs in the process, meeting new bloggers all the time, and making friends for life, God bless you all on this special Blue Monday.