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Showing posts from April, 2009

Hate-Crime Bill

I came across this story today and wondered how such an absurd bill could even be thought up, but then again we have a demoncratic majority in the White House, so shouldn't be such a shock to anyone.  If you say or preach that homosexuals are bad, it might soon be a 'hate-crime' and you could be breaking the law.  You can read the full story here: What's next?  A hate-crime law protecting murderers and pedophiles?  Sin is Sin - and it is wrong according to God and God ain't going to shut up for anyone!  His Word condemns sin such as homosexuality and it won't change no matter what the government decides.  It is the sin that God hates, not the people.  It is the sin we preach against. I wonder how many preachers would compromise and not preach against it?  I guess God would really be sorting the chaff from the wheat - the test just may be ahead. Let the

Secrets of the World's Oldest Living People

I've been doing some research lately on what the world's oldest living people throughout the years have in common.  One I have found in almost all is:  being active !  None of them running around their whole life scared to eat this or that for fears of what it may do or cause.  They just lived happily, stayed connected with family and stayed active! I had developed an unhealthy fear of some things because of things I read, but God convicted me and basically told me what he has BLESSED, not to call unclean!  We pray over our food and I'm going to trust the Lord that he will protect us and keep us safe and that that food is blessed by God!   He is the maker of our bodies and my life is in his hands and NOTHING happens that he doesn't "allow". So from now on, when I pray over my food asking God to bless it - I'm going to start BELIEVING that he has! If you don't and have fears, then why even pray for the Lord to bless the food??  One of oldest living pe

Life Changing Christianity

Psalm 51: 9-13, 17 - “Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.” “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”      I was wondering recently at the prevailing thought of this present time and generation towards salvation in Jesus Christ. It seems that the majority of those that claim Christianity see it to be more of a choice of religion, rather than the saving of their soul from sin. They will say they are a Christian, yet their daily routine is void of prayer, Bible Study or right living. You can talk to them about anything at work, and they will never bring up the ‘topic’ of Christ. You can share

Homemade Pie Crusts

I've made a lot of pies since Sister Davis taught the class a few years ago.  I'm going to share the pie crust recipe that I use.  I made an apple pie yesterday and then for the filling I used Tammy's recipe here .  Since I do the apple filling, I don't pre-bake my pie crust.  However, when I do other fruits and use the filling recipe below, I do bake the crusts first as the recipe indicates. I also am going to try out the whole wheat pie crusts one day.  I'm not the greatest pie maker just as long as it tastes good! Pie crust: 1 c Crisco 2 c Flour 1/2 t salt 5 T ice water (keep nearby to add at the end) Tips: * Put plastic wrap in measuring cup before adding Crisco for easy cleanup * When rolling out the pie crust roll it between 2 sheets of plastic wrap or wax paper for easy cleanup Instructions: In a bowl combine the Crisco, flour and salt and mix with a pastry cutter.  (I don't have one so I just use a fork and a whisk .)  Mix until it look

No Makeup Issue

My friend Michelle sent this to me and I thought it was great! Elle France magazine had celebrities pictured with NO makeup . Basically they are as God made them without paint on their face. I think they look wonderful and wish more women would let go of the 'bondage' of makeup and feel confident in their own natural beauty! Some like to say that women who believe that God doesn't want us to paint our face, are in 'bondage' but I disagree! True bondage is actually the opposite as I have been on BOTH sides. I remember growing up, my Mom wouldn't even go to the mailbox without makeup on and then my Sister couldn't leave the house without it and still can't - now who is in bondage here? I guess you can figure out that I don't wear makeup and haven't since 1999 . I have left my house ( and checked the mailbox hehe ) for the past 10 years without makeup on! The only examples I read of in the Bible and in history from the past ages, is that

Peanut Butter Fudge

I've always used my Mom's recipe through the years to make peanut butter fudge but I found one that I like better than my Mom's!  ( Shhh, don't tell my Mom hehe )  I got it out of my 1989 Tennessee Mountain Home Cooking Cookbook and tried it for the first time tonight and its great.  Peanut Butter Fudge Makes 3 pounds 3 cups sugar 3/4 cup butter 2/3 cup evaporated milk 10 oz marshmallow creme 1t vanilla 1 cup crunchy peanut butter  In large saucepan, combine sugar, butter and evaporated milk.  Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.  continue boiling over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent scorching.  Remove from heat. Add peanut butter, stirring until melted.  Add marshmallow cream and vanilla and beat until well blended.  Spread in a buttered 13x9x2 pan.  Cool at room temperature, then refrigerate.  Cut into squares when firm.

Jealousy versus Envy

I was listening to a clip from Dave Ramsey today and it was awesome so had to share!  Here are 2 good definitions that describe the difference between jealousy and envy: Jealousy - I want what you have Envy - I want what you have but I don't think I can ever have it, so I don't want you to have it. WOW!  That just about sums it up!  The mentality of envy goes something like this: I don't think I can win, so I want you to lose. He even talked about the "Spirit of Eeyore" that is so prevalent in our society today.  Listen to the mp3 clip here .

Bev's Frugal Tortilla Chip Dip

This isn't anything fancy but tastes so good and is frugal!  It is so simple to make and you can double it if you have a larger family.  This normally lasts us a week. 1 can FF refried beans ( or make your own ) 1/4c shredded cheddar cheese 1/2c salsa Combine all and heat to melt cheese; stir; serve with tortilla chips.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent; Powdered and Liquid

I posted a recipe back in 2007 about homemade dishwasher detergent, but can't seem to find the post!  Either I accidentally deleted it or missed it while searching.  Anyway - I had shared the powdered version of dishwasher detergent that has been around for years: Equal parts of Borax and Baking soda; Combine; Use 1-2 T per load I used it for a while but I've never been a big fan of powdered detergent, so I just bought some cheap store-bought liquid dishwasher detergent and have been using that.  Until it dawned on me that I could easily make a paste by adding water to the borax/baking soda powder.  ( yes, I know that should be common sense, but it seemed to have escaped me until recently lol ).  So, to get homemade liquid dishwasher detergent, simply add water until you get the consistency you want!  I use 2-3 T of the liquid per load .