Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Crazy Laws,

I came across these laws (which are supposedly real, ) awhile back. I have a hard time believing some of them (really any of them), but they gave me a laugh so I thought I would post them. :)

In Kansas:
~ When two trains approach each other at a crossing, they shall both come to a full stop, and neither shall start up until the other has gone.

In Alaska:
~While it is legal to shoot bears, waking a sleeping bear for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited.

California laws:
~Belvedere City Council order reads: "No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash." :D

In Florida:
~Law forbids rats to leave the ships docked in Tampa Bay.
~It's illegal to fish while driving across a bridge.

In Maine:
~You may not step out of a plane while in flight.
~Unless you have a doctor's note, it's illegal to buy ice cream after 6 PM in Newark, New Jersey.

In Pennsylvania:
~Danville: All fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.

In Tennessee:
~It's illegal for frogs to croak after 11 PM.
~In Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive a car unless there is a man either running or walking in front of it, waving a red flag to warn approaching motorists and pedestrians. Driving is not to be done while asleep.
~Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue. -(I find this one hard to believe.Of course they are all strange. LOL).

Monday, November 26, 2007

Quotable Quote

"Nothing humbles the soul like sacred and intimate communion with the Lord; yet there is a sweet joy in feeling that He knows all, and, not withstanding, loves us still."
~J. Hudson Taylor

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all are having wonderful day!! :)

In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Th. 5:18

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Being this close to Thanksgiving I thought I would post some verses on thankfulness. :) I went through the concordance and found that there were literally hundreds of verses mentioning thankfulness, thanksgiving, thanks etc. Here are just a few:

In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Th. 5:18

Offer unto God
thanksgiving; and pay thy vows undo the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. Psalm 50:14-15

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm 95:2-3

Know ye that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves: we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:3-4

I will offer to Thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD. Psalm 116:17

Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God. Psalm 147:7

At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee because of Thy righteous judgments. Psalm 119:62

Therefore will I give thanks unto Thee , O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto They name. Psalm 18:49

Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name, make know His deeds among the people. 1 Ch.16:8

O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever. 1 Ch 16:34

Noah Webster's 1828 definition of “thankfulness” :

Thankfulness, n. Expression of gratitude; acknowledgment of favor. 2. Gratitude; a lively sense of good received.”

Monday, November 12, 2007

Mallorcan Ensaimadas :)

My sister made these rolls for the first time a few days ago, in fact it was her first time to ever make bread :) she did an excellent job and the rolls turned out delicious! Hope you enjoy! :)

A little about Mallorcan Ensaimadas: These spiral-or snail-shaped rolls are a popular Spanish breakfast treat. Traditionally, lard or saim was used to brush over the strips of sweetened dough, but nowadays mainly butter is use to add a delicious richness.

Makes 16 rolls:

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. yeast
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
2 Tbsp. oil

1/4 cup butter, melted
confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Mix the flour and salt together into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar and make a well in the center.

In a small bowl, mix the yeast, egg, milk, and oil. Pour into the center of the flour mixture, then sprinkle a little of the flour mixture evenly on top of the liquid. Let sit in a warm place for about 15 minutes.

Knead for 8 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic adding more flour if too sticky. Let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a thin rope about 14 inches long.

Melt the butter. Dip each piece into the butter to coat. On a greased baking sheet, curl each rope into a loose spiral. Tuck the ends under to seal. Let rise for about 45 minutes.

Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes, or until lightly brown. Dust with powered sugar. Serve warm.

Shape each piece into a thin rope...

Shaping the rolls

Delicious warm from the oven! :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The "Bar J/Rocking-K/Flying-W/Lazy-Y" Ranch :)

A family decided to leave the crowded city and head for the wide open spaces. They bought a ranch out West, where they intended to raise cattle. A month later some friends visited the ranch and asked if they had picked out a name for the place. "Well," said the rancher, "I wanted to name it the Bar-J and my wife wanted to call it the Rocking-K, but one of my sons liked Flying-W and the other preferred the Lazy-Y. So in the end we compromised and called the place the Bar-J/Rocking-K/Flying-W/Lazy-Y." "Wow!" said the visitor impressed, "But where are all your cattle?" "Well," the rancher replied sadly, "None of them survived the branding."

Monday, November 5, 2007

Scripture of the Day

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work onto judgement, with every secret thing whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14