Thursday, June 28, 2007

Consider The Ants...

Have you ever really stopped and and considered the ant? It's amazing to watch them at work, building their tunnels and carrying food etc. I tried to take a few pictures, it was a little difficult due to their very small size (you can see in the first photo just how small these ants really are.)

"There be four things which are little upon the earth,

but they are exceeding wise:

The ants are a people not strong,

yet they prepare their meat in the summer..." Proverbs 30: 24-25

"..Which having no guide,

overseer, or ruler,Provideth her meat in the summer,
and gathereth her food in the harvest." Proverbs 6:5b-7

Notice the ant in the middle is carrying out
one grain of sand from the tunnels below.

Did you Know:

~The average life expectancy of an ant is 45-60 days.

~The ant has two eyes, each eye is made of many smaller eyes.

~There are over 10,000 known species of ants.

~Many ants such as the common Red species have a sting which they use to defend their nest.

~The common Black Ants and Wood Ants have no sting, but they can squirt a spray of formic acid. Some birds put ants in their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid which gets rid of the parasites.

~Strong in relation to their size, ants can carry 10 to 20 times their body weight. They work in teams to move extremely heavy things.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Praise the Name of the LORD

All Thy works shall praise Thee, O LORD,
and Thy saints shall bless Thee,
They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom,
and talk of Thy power.
Psalm 145:10-11

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The Two Wealthy Farmers

This is a book that I recently finished reading.

By Hannah More

An allegory, to show the contrast between two farmers and their families. Mr. Worthy is a devoted Christian with a wonderful, godly home. Mr. Bragwell and his family are only "socially religious", for worldly show and live for selfish gain and pride. Often, Mr. Worthy tries to show Mr. Bragwell the error of his ways, but his counsel is scorned. Not until God works in ways which seize his attention and sober him, does Mr. Bragwell realize that the truths his friend have told him are the only paths to everlasting life and happiness. Also contains several stirring poetry selections

This book can be purchased through:

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Quotable Quote

"A readiness to believe every promise implicitly, to obey
every command unhesitatingly, to stand perfect and complete
in all the will of God, is the only true spirit of Bible study."

~Andrew Murray

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Italian Sweet Bread

Italian Sweet Bread

1 cup warm milk
1 egg
2 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
3 cups flour

In a bowl, combine yeast and warm milk. Add the egg, sugar salt, butter and one teaspoon of the Italian seasoning. Add one cup of flour, stir well. Add the rest of the flour, adding more if too sticky. Knead dough until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl turning dough to grease top. Let rise for one hour, or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down, and divide into two
pieces. Shape each portion into a ball. Place on a greased cookie sheet, flatten slightly. Let rise for around 30 minutes. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with the Italian seasoning.

Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Yield: 2 loaves

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The Shepherds Song

"He that is down need fear no fall,

He that is low no pride;

He that is humble ever shall

Have God to be his guide.

I am content with what I have,

Little be it or much;

And Lord, contentment still I crave,

Because Thou savest such.

Fullness to them a burden is,

That go on pilgrimage;

Here little, and hereafter bliss,

Is best from age to age!"

~ Pilgrims Progress