Monday, August 29, 2011
First off we got through Irene pretty good only lost power for 24 hours and had many branches down in the drive way.It took all my tall sunflowers down that was so pretty I was just going to start selling them in a few days at the farm stand.. Guess I don't have to worry about that now.
Our garden has been doing very well and we are starting to get lots of tamaters, I will be canning them soon.. Been doing a lot of different jam and jellies.. Just picked some Elderberries today for jelly.. Hope to get that done tomorrow..
Took two of our grand kids out school shopping and lunch today.. We all had fun now that I'm home have Lot's to do..
I ran all most out of potholders for the farm stand so now I'm making fall ones and hope to price a few up tonight and put out for tomorrow...
Hope to get back to devotion and recipes tomorrow..
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
When you choose to worry.
You are choosing not to trust God.
You wouldn't rebuff someone who offered assistance if your car conked out on the highway. You wouldn't refuse a new neighbor who offers to help you move furniture out of the U-Haul into the new house. It would be an insult to say "No , thanks" in these situation. So , if you wouldn't want to be impolite to strangers, why do you insult God by refusing His offer to relieve you of worries?
When you continue to worry about your problems, you are choosing to reject God's offer to comfort you. You are stubbornly holding on to your anxiety and foolishly declining God's help. Either you want to keep worrying, or you don't trust God.
Isn't it about time that you finally concede the fact that you can't handle your worries by yourself? Isn't it about time to accept the help and comfort that God offers?
"So don't worry about having
enough food or drink or clothing..
Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs,
and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live
for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern."
Friday, August 19, 2011
Never expect gratitude,
but always express appreciation.
You'll be constantly disappointed if you are expecting gratitude from people for whatever you do. Your hard work is most likely appreciated, but few people will have the sensitivity to say anything to you about it. Most people won't even stop to consider that anyone is responsible. They'll just enjoy the benefits of your labor without any expression of thankfulness.
You can learn a valuable lesson from the people who never convey their gratitude:Don't be like that. Express your appreciation when someone does something for you. It may be an employee, or a waiter, or a family member. Throughout your entire day, people are engaged in activities that help you in some way. Develop the habit of expressing your gratitude to them. (And while you're at it, remember to thank God for all that He continues to do for you.)
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to the Most High.
It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning
your faithfulness in the evening..
1 1/2 cup flour
2teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup currants
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon sugar
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cream the shortening and gradually add the sugar. Add egg and beat well. Add dry ingredients to this mixture, alternating with the milk.
Pour into greased bread pan. mix together currants, cinnamon and sugar- sprinkle over batter. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Break into pieces and serve with butter..
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A pleasant expression increases your face value.
If society has a poor impression of Christians, it is no one's fault but our own. We aren't always a happy bunch. We spend too much time being critical and far too little time being cheerful. Many of us walk around with an expression that looks like we have been sucking on a sour pickle.
When you think about it, the people who are in love with God should be the happiest people on earth. We have God on our side to help us through each day, and we know that our future includes an eternity with Him in heaven.
You have the knowledge of God in your mind, and you have the love of God in your heart. Make sure your face knows about it.
A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a broken spirit saps a person's strength.
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup corn meal
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs , beaten
1 1/2 cups sour milk
2 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup lard or shortening melted
sift together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Beat the eggs well and add milk and melted lard and sugar. Stir together liquid and dry ingredients? gently fold in corn meal, stirring only until just mixed. Bake in a well greased pan at 425 degrees for about 25 minutes or until done..
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Thoughtful compliments wear better than impulsive flattery.
You are wary of insincere friendships, and we don't blame you. So many people bring ulterior motives into a friendship. It is hard to know whether they are really interested in you as a friend, or whether they just want to get something from you or sell something to you. Skepticism is natural if the dinner party turns into a pitch for membership in a Yugoslavian time-share resort.
You can pave the way for meaningful friendships if you dispense with flattery. It is always shallow and usually transparent. It creates an atmosphere of insincerity in the relationship.
Make your conversation count. Learn to give compliments that are meaningful and appropriate. A legitimate, sincere compliment shows that you are aware and appreciative of someone else's effort. That is the stuff on which real friendships are built.
And God is our witness that we were not just pretending to be your friends so you would give us money!
1 THESSALONIANS 2:5
Peanut Butter Muffins
2 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup water
2 Tablespoon butter , melted
Sift together flour,baking powder,salt and sugar. Beat eggs: add peanut butter, milk, water and butter:beat well. Add peanut butter mixture to flour mixture, beating only until blended. Grease muffin tins and fill 2/3 full. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Serve with butter and grape jelly ...We and grand kids like these..!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Good afternoon it's been a long hard road but the finally result was my gallbladder.. I fired my Dr. and got a new one.. On the first visit she said I think its your gallbladder I want you too go get an image done.. So I did and the Tech couldn't pick up the gallbladder at all .. All he could pick up was a black shadow over my liver and kidney .. So he called my Dr. and she said you have no fever but I will schedule you with a surgeon the next day.. Saw a very nice women Dr. and she said your bladder is full of stones along with the ducts... So she admitted me to the hospital.. She said you are one sick women and I was all so dehydrated.. So the following morning I went to surgery and it took three hours... Phew glad I was out cold.. I was in the hospital for six days and I just got out a couple of days ago... I'm so far behind in everything cause I've been sick all summer... But now its catch up time.. I did some baking for the farm stand today... I'm still in some pain and hard to eat food but I'm getting there.. I would like to thank all my family and friends that have been praying for me.. God Bless