Thursday, February 26, 2009

Busy Day Cake



Busy Day Cake

2 1/3 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 c. oil
2 eggs
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.

Frosting:

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

::A Beautiful Psalm::

Photo taken in Tallahassee FL.
"I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works. And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness. They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness. The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. 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;To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever."

~Psalm 145

Monday, February 23, 2009

Step by Step

"When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble." Proverbs 4:12


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.

-Author Unknown

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

African Violet Update

This past November I did a post on my new African Violet plant. Since then the new plants that I started have grown quite a bit. I learned that the best way to start African Violets is to put the leaf cutting directly in soil as opposed to first starting them in water. Another big help was covering it with plastic and having it's pot near a east-facing window.

The original plant.

The new plants


"This is the day that the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Friday, February 6, 2009

Gingerbread

This recipe is one of my favorites! My whole family enjoys it as well. Very simple to make, and yet it turns out delicious. :)

Gingerbread

1 1/2 cup flour
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 egg
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 molasses
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

The Grace of God

"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee." Titus 2:11-15

Jesus Christ
is the grace of God
revealed.