Monday, December 31, 2007

The Day~The Way

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9


Not for one single day, can I discern my way,
But this I surely know-Who gives the day
Will show the way, So I securely go.


~John Oxenham

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Camouflage, or Random photo :)

Camouflage

This is a random photo that I took of an anole lizard a few months back. :) What is neat about these lizards is that they can change color from bright green to dark brown.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Peanut Pie

This is one of my favorite pie recipes.

2 eggs
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup melted butter
1 1/2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 cup peanuts
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)

In a large bowl combine the eggs, peanut butter, sugar, corn syrup, melted butter, and vanilla. Mix well. Fold in peanuts. Pour into the pie shell and bake in a 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until set. Cool. Yield:6-8 servings.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Believe It Or Not, You Can Read It!

I thought this was really interesting. :)

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the huamn mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porblem. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by islef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Give Glory to God

Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto Thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for Thy truth's sake. Psalm 115:1But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD. Psalm 115:18
"Not unto us, O Lord of heav'n,
But unto Thee be glory giv'n;
In love and truth Thou dost fulfill
The counsels of Thy sov'reighn will;
Though nations fail Thy pow'r to own,
Yet Thou dost reign, and Thou alone."

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Witty Farmer


A farmer went to buy a pickup truck that he saw advertised for a certain price. After telling the salesman which truck he wanted, they sat down to do the paperwork. Finally the salesman handed the farmer the bill, "Wait a minute," the farmer exclaimed," This isn't the price I saw in the paper!" "Well," replied the salesman, "there are a few extras such as power brakes, power windows, special tires etc. that is why the price is higher." The farmer needed the truck badly, so he paid the price and went home.
A few months later, the salesman called up the farmer and said, "My son is in 4-H and he needs a cow for a project. Do you have any for sale?" "Yes, I have a few cows, and I will sell them for $500.00 apiece. Come and look at them and take your pick." Answered the Farmer. The salesman said he and his son would be right out.
After spending a few hours in the field checking out all the farmer's cows, the two decided on one and the salesman proceeded to write out a check for $500.00. Now, wait a minute, said the farmer, "that's not the final price of the cow. You're getting extras with it and you have to pay for that too." "What extras?" asked the salesman.


Below is the list the farmer gave the salesman for the final price of the cow ...


· Basic Cow - $500.00
· Two tone exterior - $45.00
· Extra stomach - $75.00
· Straw compartment - $120.00
· 4 Spigots @ - $10 ea - $40.00
· Leather upholstery .- $125.00
· Dual horns - $45.00
· Automatic fly swatter - $38.00
· Fertilizer attachment - $185.00

Grand Total - $1,173.00

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Beautiful Snow

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Job 38:22

I found these pictures of snowflakes online. It is just so amazing that no two are alike and just think there are literally billions of snowflakes that fall every winter! God's creation is absolutely awesome!


All photos taken from SnowCrystals.com

Monday, December 10, 2007

What More Can You Ask?

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107:15

God's love endureth forever-
What a wonderful thing to know
When the tides of life run against you
And your spirit is downcast and low...
God's kindness is ever around you,
Always ready to freely impart
Strength to your faltering spirit,
Cheer to your lonely heart...

God's presence is ever beside you,
As near as the reach of your hand,
You have but to tell Him your troubles,
There is nothing He won't understand...

And knowing God's love is unfailing,
And His mercy unending and great,
You have but to trust in His promise-"
God comes not too soon or too late"...

So wait with a heart that is patient
For the goodness of God to prevail-
For never do prayers go unanswered,
And His mercy and love never fail.

~Helen Steiner Rice

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Backpack Oatmeal Cookies :)


These are my absolute favorite oatmeal cookies! My mom got this recipe years ago and we have been enjoying them ever since! :)

Backpack Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup walnuts

In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla, beat with a spoon until well mixed. In another bowl combine the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix well. Combine the dry ingredients with the oil mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned on bottoms.

Hope you enjoy them as much as we have!! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Sunshine Country,

Sunshine Country, is a story about a young boy, who when he was very young, was found abandoned on a mountainside. Raised in the care of strangers, not knowing a thing about his real parents, he finds peace and security in the Lord Jesus. This heart-touching story has been popular for almost a century, because of it's sweet and simple presentation of the gospel. The story is founded on actual facts, and those who may wish to locate the territory covered in the events will find it without difficulty in the mountainous region and winding valley watered by the River Wag. I have enjoyed this book, which is a true story, ever since I was little. I highly recommend it!

About the author: Miss Cristina Roy, is in charge of an orphanage in Czechoslovakia, whose origin was largely due to inspiration received from the Orphan Home of Bristol, founded by George Mueller. It was for the benefit of this home of hers that the story was originally published in the Slovak language. The interest it created was sufficient to cause its being translated into German, French and Spanish and then, from the Spanish version into English.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Scripture of the Day

God commendeth His love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?
Romans 5:8; Hebrews 2:3

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Make Me Captive



Make me captive, Lord,
And then I shall be free;
Force me to render up my sword,
And I shall conqu'ror be,
I sink in life's alarms
When by myself I stand;
Imprison me within Thine arms,
And strong shall be my hand.


My heart is weak and poor
Until it master find;
It has no spring of action sure-
It varies with the wind,

It cannot freely move,
Till Thou hast wrought its chain:
Enslave it with Thy matchless love,
And deathless it shall reign.


My will is not my own
Till Thou hast made it Thine;
If it would reach a monarch's throne
It must its crown resign;
It only stands unbent, Amid the crushing strife,
When on They bosom it has leant
And found in Thee its life.


~George Matheson