Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Random Favourite Photo #7: Little Farm Boy

This is one of my favorite pictures of Luke. He was watching his Daddy unload trucks by the grain dryer.  It was one of the last beautiful fall days of the year.  A few minutes after I took this, Graham walked over to see us and Luke was one happy little boy, he loves his Dad. :) 

God's Word Shall Stand!

"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever."  Isaiah 40:8

 

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." John 1:1-3
2 Timothy 3:16 - All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Matthew 24:35 - Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Proverbs 30:5 - Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Thankful for God's Mercy, Compassions, and Faithfulness!


"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness." Lam. 3:25

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Trying Something New: Moose Roast

Someone we know gave us some moose meat he got from hunting.  I'd never cooked moose so I was a bit unsure how to do it.  Glad for the Internet, where I found answers pretty quickly. :) 

The roast 


After looking, I decided to go with this recipe using a slow cooker. The recipe called for apple juice for the cooking liquid.  I was kind of sceptical, but thought I'd give it a try. I filled the crock pot with the juice until it reached 3/4 up the roast. The recipe also called for dry onion soup mix, which I didn't have so I added in some onion powder, onion flakes, parsley, salt pepper a touch of smoked paprika instead.  
 
Here is how it turned out looking.  The flavour was absolutely delicious!  There was no gamey taste at all, and you couldn't tell it was made with apple juice. I didn't time it in the crock pot, I just cooked until it was tender and shredded easily.  I made gravy with the cooking juices and added one package of turkey gravy mix to thicken it a bit. I know it sounds like an odd combination of flavours, but you'll just have to trust me that it was really good. :)   Now to try cooking some of the lamb chops in the freezer...

Hope you all are having a good day today! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Ready to Learn


With all our little ones I've found this to be true, whether it's learning to count, or potty training.  In most cases, relaxing, and waiting until they are ready is always so much easier.  Every single child is unique and learns at different rates.  They will get it, it just might not be exactly like the neighbours two year old who is already reading at a third grade level! ;) 


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Be Ye Doers of the Word


The man who hears Christian teaching, and never gets beyond hearing, is like “a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:" (Matt. 7:26). He satisfies himself with listening and approving, but he goes no further. 

He flatters himself, perhaps, that all is right with his soul, because he has feelings, convictions, and desires, of a spiritual kind. In these he rests. He never really breaks off from sin, and casts aside the spirit of the world. He never really lays hold of Christ. He never really takes up the cross. He is a hearer of truth, but nothing more. ~ J.C. Ryle


“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” James 1:22

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What I've Been Eating/THM Meal Ideas

I thought I'd do a quick post on a few of the meals I've been eating on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.  I might not always post the recipes, but I hope the pictures and my description might give you all some inspiration if you are looking for an on plan meal idea. :) 

I had this super flavorful S soup for my supper a few nights back.  I had some leftover chicken and broth and thought I'd try making something with it. I added broccoli, nutritional yeast, pepper, onion and garlic powder, cream, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese and basil to the broth along with the chicken.  I didn't use a recipe so I'm sorry I can't share it here, but if you are looking for a similar soup this one looks good. 

I got this idea for my lunch from the THM cookbook.  One package single serve "Not Naughty Noodles" with butter, mozzarella cheese and smoked paprika, two boiled eggs with a side of turkey bacon. 

I made this porridge and actually enjoyed it. As with most THM recipes that use odd ingredients I had to tweak this one to my taste. I added butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and walnuts to mine. I think pumpkin pie spice would also be good. 

I didn't have much time on this evening, but I was really hungry, so I cooked up two hamburgers and had a double cheese burger, with lettuce mustard, and  pickles using a Joseph's pita for my bun. You could also use two cut to size low carb tortillas for the bun. 

These are just a few of the things I've been eating on the THM plan, I'll try and post more as I get the time. :) 


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Something to Ponder

"God's Holy Word is absolute truth, we are to do what is right and that means following God’s standard and obeying His Word regardless of actions of others or the uncertainty of our circumstances. This is without exception and is meant for application in the most severe and extreme situations of life. When suffering injustice, hurt, or what we deem unfair, we are to remember Jesus Christ as our example." -Selected


"For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:   Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:   Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.   For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls."

 1 Peter 2: 20-24

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Elm Sphinx Larva

This afternoon one of the children found this big green catapiller crawling in the grass. We put it in a bucket and took it inside to look it up. Turns out that it is a Elm Sphinx larva, sometimes called a Four-horned Sphinx because it has four spikes above its head, it also has a spike on its tail.

I was hesitant to pick it up after reading someone had been bitten hard enough to draw blood by one of these guys.

Ready to let it go. 

I'm always amazed by Gods creativity.  The catapiller would be well camouflaged on the elm leaf (shown on the left), which is their primary food source. 

When it's ready, it will crawl down the tree and burrow into the ground. This is a picture I found of what the pupa looks like. 

Next spring the moth will emerge.  With a wingspan of up to 4 1/2 inches, it's pretty big. :) 

"O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches." Psalm 104:24

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Paint by Number Fun

Awhile ago Graham bought Abby a set of three paint by number pictures. She absolutely loved working on them and would beg me to get them out every day.  I was amazed by her persistence and diligence! She started off by painting all the colors that didn't need mixed, and then I'd help with whatever needed mixing, but she did 99.9%of the paintings herself. 

Working away! 

She was more than a little excited to finally have them all finished! 

It took a long time, but they turned out amazing. :) 

dil·i·gence

noun

  • 1.careful and persistent work or effort.synonyms:conscientiousnessassiduousnessassiduityhard work