Saturday, November 7, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
(this picture doesn't do my beautiful engagement ring justice:)
After a courtship lasting around five and a half months, (most of it being long distance as we live more than 2000 miles apart; the phone and email were put to good use:) the most amazing, and wonderful man named Graham asked me to marry him:):):) and I said "yes". That was one month ago today, and my heart is still filled with thanksgiving and praise to the Lord for His leading and great goodness in bringing Graham and I together. I can't believe how blessed I am, and yes, I am very excited and happy:).
Thursday, September 10, 2009
And everyone who seeks may pluck
A lovely cluster there.
Thy Word is like a deep deep mine;
And jewels rich and rare
Are hidden in the mighty depths
For every searcher there.
Thy Word is like a starry host,
A thousand rays of light
Are seen to guide the traveler,
And make his pathway bright.
Thy Word is like an armory,
Where soldiers may repair,
And find for life's long battle-day
All needful weapons there.
Oh, may I love Thy precious Word;
May I explore the mine;
May I it's fragrant flowers glean;
May light upon me shine.
Oh, may I find my armor there;
Thy Word my trusty sword,
I'll learn to fight with every foe
The battle of the Lord.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.
See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Friday, April 24, 2009
1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
1 cup wheat bran
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup mashed ripe banana (two large bananas)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup natural sugar
In a medium bowl combine the flour, bran, baking soda, salt and nuts. Set aside. In another bowl beat together the banana, butter, sugar, and egg until completely mixed. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Spoon into greased muffin tins, filling about three-quarters full. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until done. Yield: 12 muffins
Friday, April 17, 2009
John 13:34 - A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
John 13:35 - By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John 15:12 - This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
John 15:17 - These things I command you, that ye love one another.
Rom 13:8 - Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
1 Th 4:9 - But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
2 Th 1:3 - We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
1 Pet 1:22 - Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
1 John 3:11 - For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
1 John 3:23 - And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
1 John 4:7 - Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1 John 4:11 - Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1 John 4:12 - No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
2 John 1:5 - And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
Do not oppress one another
Lev 25:17 - Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God.
Be at peace with one another
Mark 9:50 - Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
I Thess 5:13 - And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
Show hospitality with one another
John 13:14 - If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
1 Pet 4:9 - Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
We are members one of another
Rom 12:5 - So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Eph 4:25 - Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Honor one another
Rom 12:10 - Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Do not judge one another
Rom 14:13 - Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
Receive one another
Rom 15:7 - Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
Do not excuse one another
Rom 2:15 - Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;
Do not fight with one another
Gal 5:15 - But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
Serve one another
Gal 5:13 - For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Do not envy one another
Gal 5:26 - Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Admonish one another
Rom 15:14 - And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
Wait for one another
1 Cor 11:33 - Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
Greet one another
Rom 16:16 - Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
1 Cor 16:20 - All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.
2 Cor 13:12 - Greet one another with an holy kiss.
1 Pet 5:14 - Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Care for one another
1 Cor 12:25 - That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
Bear the burdens of one another
Gal 6:2 - Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Show deference to one another
Eph 4:2 - With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Forgive one another
Col 3:13 - Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Be kind to one another
Eph 4:32 - And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Submit to one another
Eph 5:21 - Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
1 Pet 5:5 - Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
Do not lie to one another
Col 3:9 - Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Provoke to good works one another
Heb 10:24 - And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Comfort one another
1 Th 4:18 - Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Th 5:11 - Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
Concern yourself in the affairs of one another
Phil 2:4 -Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Do not hate one another
Titus 3:3 - For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
Do not speak evil of one another
James 4:11 - Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
Pray for one another
James 5:16 - Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Be like-minded toward one another
Rom 12:16 - Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Rom 15:5 - Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Do not hold a grudge against one another
James 5:9 - Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
Highly esteem one another
Phil 2:3 - Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Do not be partial toward one another
James 2:1 - My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Have fellowship with one another
I John 1:7 -But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Edify one another
Rom 14:19 - Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Rom 15:1-2 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
Eph 4:16 -From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Eph 5:19 - Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Teach one another
Col 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.
Do good to one another
I Thess 5:15 - See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
Exhort one another
Heb 10:25 - Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Minister spiritual gifts to one another
I Peter 4:10 -As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
"If ye then be risen with Christ,
seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above,
not on things on the earth. For ye are dead,
and your life is hid with Christ in God.
When Christ, who is our life,
shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory."
Monday, March 16, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
And to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus says the Lord!”
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!
O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
And in simple faith to plunge me
’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!
Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.
I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.
Words: Louisa Stead, 1882. Music: William Kirkpatrick.
Friday, March 6, 2009
After struggling on foot through deep drifts, rescuers finally reached the cabin and managed to shovel away enough snow to clear the door. The mountaineer responded to their knocking and was told by the rescuer: "We're from the Red Cross." "Well," the mountaineer responded scratching his head, "it's been a right tough winter and I don't see how we can give anything this year."
Monday, March 2, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Busy Day Cake
2 1/3 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 c. oil
1 1/3 c. milk
2 tsp vanilla
Sift dry ingredients together. Add the oil, eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 13x9 inch pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until done.
6 Tbsp. butter
8 Tbsp. cream
1 c. sugar
1 c. coconut
Mix together. After cake is baked spread the frosting on top. Broil in oven until frosting bubbles. Enjoy!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Child of my love, worry not ore the unknown morrow,
Fear not the new demand life makes of thee;
Thy ignorance doth hold no cause for sorrow
Since what thou knowest not, is known to Me.
Thou canst not see today the hidden meaning
Of My command, but thou the light shalt gain;
Walk on in faith, upon My promise leaning,
And as thou goest all shall be made plain.
One step thou seest-than go forward boldly,
One step is far enough for faith to see;
Take that, and thy next duty shall be told thee,
For step by step thy Lord is leading thee.
Stand not in fear thy adversaries counting,
Dare every peril, save to disobey;
Thou shalt march on, all obstacles surmounding,
For I, the Strong, will open up the way,
Wherefore go gladly to the task assigned thee,
Having My promise, needing nothing more
Than just to know, where'er the future find thee,
In all thy journeying I go before.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup corn syrup
3/4 stick butter
Mix dry ingredients. Rub in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs. In a pan heat molasses, honey and corn syrup. Add milk, pour into dry mixture add egg. Whisk until smooth.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
"The upright shall dwell in thy presence" (Psalm 140:13).
"My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest" (Exodus 33:14).
"The LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them" (Numbers 23:21).
"Fear thou not; for I am with thee" (Isaiah 41:10).
"Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them" (Ezekiel 34:30).
"The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you" (2Chronicles 15:2).
"The LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee" (Deuteronomy 31:8).
"If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him" (John 14:23).
"And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed" (Joel 2:27).
Saturday, January 24, 2009
-John Stam, Missionary Martyr
Monday, January 19, 2009
4 pounds chicken
3 Tablespoons Butter
Juice of One Lemon
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Parsley
1/4 tsp. Thyme
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
To make envelopes out of old calenders simply
take apart a store bought envelope to use as a pattern,
cut and make adjustments as necessary.
Trace around the pattern, cut out and then glue the sides.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Do you have any favorite titles that have been an encouragement to you? I would love to hear about them! :)
The Hopechest: A legacy of Love
Author: Rebekah Wilson
Before You Meet Prince Charming
Author: Sarah Mally
Raising Maidens of Virtue
Author: Stacy McDonald