Wednesday, January 28, 2009

God's Presence, Promised.

Here are just a few verses from God's Word that speak of HIS PRESENCE WITH US. How very encouraging to is to know God is with us, and cares for us! Praise His Holy Name!

"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

His Marvelous Kindness

"Take away anything I have, but do not take away the sweetness of walking and talking with the King of Glory! It is good to let our thoughts run away with us sometimes, concerning the greatness of our God and His marvelous kindness to us. As we look back, what wonderful leadings and providence
we see; what encouragement we find for the future."

-John Stam, Missionary Martyr

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23:3

Monday, January 19, 2009

Lemon Herbed Chicken

This recipe, which I found the other day, turned out really good when I made it so I thought I would share the recipe. :) The lemon and herbs gave the chicken a wonderful flavor. It was pretty easy to put together as well. Hope you enjoy!

Lemon Herbed Chicken

4 pounds chicken
1/4 cup onion chopped
3 Tablespoons Butter
Juice of One Lemon
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. Parsley
1/4 tsp. Thyme

Place chicken in crock pot or roasting pan. Rub with butter. Squeeze the lemon juice over chicken and add the remaining seasonings. Cover and cook until done.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Precious Promise from God's Word

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
~Psalm 46:1-3

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Old Calenders

Recently I've been trying to think of ways to use old calender pictures now that the New Year is here. :) Some of the pictures were so pretty, and I did not want to just throw them out, so I decided to make a few envelopes out of some of the pictures and hang others. I will also probably be using some of them for home made cards.

We usually buy our calenders from Bible Truth Publishers. Their Scripture calenders are so beautiful! If you never have, I would recommend that you check out their web site. In addition to calenders, they carry many wonderful Stories and Biographies all at reasonable prices. We have ordered from them for many years.

The smaller calender pictures after being cut; they made great hangings.

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.

Finished envelopes. :)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Few Favorite Books :)

I thought I would share some of my favorite books, (two of which I am still in the process of reading). All of these titles encourage ladies in their calling of being godly daughters, wives and homemakers.

Do you have any favorite titles that have been an encouragement to you? I would love to hear about them! :)

Authors: J.R. Miller

Female Piety
Author: J.A. James

The Hidden Art of Homemaking
Author: Edith Schaeffer

The Hopechest: A legacy of Love
Author: Rebekah Wilson

How to be a Lady
Author: Harvey Newcomb

Beautiful Girlhood
Author: Karen Andreola

Raising Maidens of Virtue
Author: Stacy McDonald

Thursday, January 1, 2009

~Happy New Year~

"The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."

~Numbers 6:24-26