"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, January 30, 2015

Seven Day Scripture Challenge Day 6

DAY 6: "This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him!"
1 John 4:9

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Seven Day Scripture Challenge Day 5

DAY 5: "For the Word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does!"
Psalm 33:4

Seven Day Scripture Challenge Day 4

DAY 4: "He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither. And in whatever he does, he prospers!"
Psalm 1:3

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seven Day Scripture Challenge Day 3

DAY 3: "Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers!"
Proverbs 17:6 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Seven Day Scripture Challenge Day 2

DAY 2: "From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised!"
 Psalm 113:3 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Seven Day Scripture Challenge Day 1

I was asked by a friend of mine to post a Bible verse each day for the next 7 days and my response was YES!!  How could I say no to such a WONDERFUL CHALLENGE.  How could I say no to getting to spend some EXTRA TIME IN THE WORD.  How could I say no to getting to share my LOVE FOR THE LORD and to SHARE HIS WORD with others........I COULDN'T!

So, for DAY 1, I chose to share with you my favorite scripture passage....

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! " 
Jeremiah 29:11

Would you like to take this challenge along with me?  If you do, please leave a comment below with a link to your post so we can stop by and see what scripture you'd like to share with us!


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Parmesan Crisps

8 ounces fresh grated Parmesan (don't use frozen, it crumbles)
2 tbsp all purpose flour (or substitute rice flour or gluten-free flour)
2 tsps freshly minced thyme leaves
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients together.
Scoop level tablespoonful of mixture onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
Spread each round into 3 inch circle.
Bake in the middle of the oven at 350* for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool in pan for 5 minutes then loosen with metal spatula and allow to cool completely
on a baking rack.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

FATHER, PLEASE HEAR MY CRY!! I thank You, sweet Lord, that You are a God of compassion and mercy. You do not cause evil or pain....You redeem it. You know first hand of rejection, suffering, grief, anxiety, hunger, loneliness, pain, being unjustly persecuted...You endured everything...so we can say You understand what we are going through. You are well acquainted with sorrow and grief and You know better than anyone, how to heal our hurts.

Father....today there are so many of my family and friends that are hurting in so many ways its hard to mention them all sweet Lord, but You know what they are. You hear our every cry out to You.

Throughout Scripture, believers are instructed to cry out to God in times of trouble. “Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me” (Psalm 50:15). “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3). “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles” (Psalm 34:17). “When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me” (Psalm 56:9).

Thank you, Lord, for the blessings You give us....thank You for walking with us and being the one person we can count on that will never let us down or disappoint us. We love You, Lord, and we thank You that we have a Savior in whose name we can pray.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Choose Life

No matter how good or bad your choices have been in your life, there is really just one choice that matters:  where you will spend eternity.

God has given you a free will, and He expects you to use it. You must choose Him-consciously; intentionally choose Him or you will be making a choice by default, a choice against Him.

The Bible says it's a life and death matter. Your free will is His gift to you-SO USE IT!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

28th Anniversary Weekend Getaway

Skippy took me away for a couple of days for our 28th anniversary, of which the location was unknown to me.  But before we could go, he made me play Hang Man.  If I guessed it right, I got to go.  If I guessed wrong.....Skippy was going without me! lol

As we approached the driveway, Skippy made me close my eyes.  When I opened them, I was taken aback by the absolute beauty of our surroundings.  The pictures do not do our little hideaway justice!


Hamlet at Frenchman's Pond
Wood burning stove in the stone room :D
Sofa bed
Getting in and sitting in the hot jacuzzi was 
getting out, well......mmmm....not so much! 

We made our own meals.......
We had Ruebens.....
 with seasoned sweet potato fries
 A pork roast with T.O.E. Jam Marmalade
(tangerine, orange and elderberry)
 And fruit to snack on 
(the watermelon was in the fridge)
and other delicious meals
We pulled the mattress off the sofa bed and 
slept in front of the fire.  

My favorite place to be
Hot tea and coffee by the fire or down by the pond.
The magical hour - I absolutely LOVE the way 
everything looks at that time - the sun is starting to set
 We sat in the rockers and gazed out on the pond

 The reflection in the pond

  And walked around it. 
 We had a picnic of mixed nuts and apples with
caramel dip down along the bank.

After our picnic, we tried out the self-timer on my camera.  
Skippy was such a good sport!

I love this picture of Skippy.
He was so relaxed there
Just relaxing in the rockers

The temperature got up to 72* while we were there.
It's hard to believe two days later we had 7 1/2 inches of snow!  

 I loved our cabin in the woods and didn't want to come back. 
Goodbye, Hamlet at Frenchman's Pond.........
until next year!