Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Trial to Testimony

The Fix-It Man....

Walk the Talk

Love is a tough word for men made of steel.
Some cannot say it - despite how they feel.
And way down inside, you'll find at the core,
that few can love higher than dog fleas soar.

Some utter their love in flowers and smiles.
There are many words and so many styles.
Some share their feelings with tears in one eye,
while others share thoughts in endless supply....

Talk is so shallow - it's easier said,
than walking the talk, and 'doing' instead.
When we are confronted with our simple trials,
do we drag our cross and for how many miles?

A cross is a menace that scoffs in our ear.
We wish every time it would just disappear;
but if our love's real - and fills us inside,
A cross surely conquers when we are denied.

For there was a Man that lived long ago,
who gave so much more - than we'll ever know.
He shared with the children, women and men,
and taught us all how - to love once again

There wasn't a record of "fanciful" talk,
but rather, instead, of unselfish walk.
While prayers were sincere to His Father above,
mere words didn't finish His dutiful love.

He spoke not a word - defending His own,
and faithfully walked each step all alone.
We cannot imagine the pain He endured,
and from the soldiers, the scoffing He heard.

Mere words had been spoken and all had seemed lost,
but actions spoke louder than two timbers crossed.
For love did not lose to the cross in that war -
-because Jesus yet lives and that cross is no more.

By Louis Gander

No Other Peace I Know

Prayer Request

I'll be adding a Prayer Request Bulletin along the side bar of the blog so if you would like to add someone in need of prayer please send me their name by either email or facebook. I will update weekly so if you have added someone and I haven't heard from you to keep their name up it will be removed as I update. Thank You.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Prayer Request

Please remember my sweet friend and her family and keep them ever so much in your prayers.

Sally Spurlock Wrote...I'd like for our friends and family to keep us in your prayers for the next couple weeks as we get ready for Jamie's CT Scan, which is gonna determine what his lung nodule is, if it's still there. I know the Lord can reach down and remove that nodule like it's nothing, that is only a minor thing for the God we serve.

Hurry Back!

A Welcomed Guest

The Ground is Level



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Guess Who!

Shirley wrote "I did not buy all those guitars in vain!!!

Yummy Tomato Soup

Nothing like a bowl of yummy tomato soup with grilled cheese on a cold day like this.

Unmeasured Love

Hug Someone Today

Christmas Decorating By Me

I guess you can tell I love to decorate. lol I'm slowly pulling things out and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. I'll add more later.

Christmas Tree(Tes-Yours Truly) 2-Tree 2

My second tree in my dining room.

Button Wreath

Mother-of-pearl buttons update an iconic shape—and stand up to off-season storage, no problem.
From Country Living

Add a Little Whimsy

Give cabinets a festive feel—jolly fast. Try dressing up kitchen cupboards with patterned wrapping paper (don't worry—it's a cinch to remove after the New Year). Just cut the paper to fit glass cabinet doors, as well as the back wall space between shelves, and use double-sided tape to affix.
From Country Living

Yarn Wreath Craft

Spin yarn into a wreath with pop appeal. To craft this door adornment, wrap Styrofoam balls (in two different sizes) and a Styrofoam wreath form with colored yarn. Then use a glue gun to affix the balls onto the form, as shown. Note: If you're hanging your final creation outdoors, be sure to spray it with a protective finish.
From Country Living

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving at Margie's

Tell Him

Christmas Tree (Brandy and Michael Davidson) 4


When I visited Chads Hope yesterday there was a huge canvas painting hanging in the outer foyer. It was beautiful. So I grabbed my IPhone and took a pic of it. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family. I thank God for all his blessing's on me. People have so twisted the real meaning of what it means to give thanks and what this holiday was actaully created for. I've never been and never will attend a black Friday Hoopla event. That spirit of greed turns my stomach. I'd just about say more than half of people celebrating Thanksgiving don't even know what it was created for. Have a wonderful day with your friends and family and don't forget who made it possible to give thanks.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Introducing Justin and Tiffany Collopy, United in Marriage November 12, 2011

It's Between Me and My Father

Sand and Stone

Give Someone a Hug Today!

Yummy Gingerbread

It's no surprise every section of the country claims this holiday favorite as its own --gingerbread can't be beat.
Makes: 9 servings
Prep: 20 mins
Cool: 30 mins
Bake: 350°F
35 mins
  • 1 1/2
    cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4
    teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4
    teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2
    cup shortening
  • 1/4
    cup packed brown sugar
  • 1
  • 1/2
    cup mild-flavored molasses
  • 1/2
    cup water
  • Lemon Sauce
  • Thin lemon peel strips (optional)

  • Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x1-1/2-inch round cake pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg and molasses; beat for 1 minute. Alternately add the flour mixture and the water to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Serve warm. Spoon Lemon Sauce over individual servings. If desired, garnish with lemon peel strips. Makes 9 servings.
    From the Test Kitchen
    • Make Ahead Tip To Bake Ahead:Prepare and bake gingerbread as directed. Completely cool in pan on rack. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, place gingerbread in an airtight container; cover. Freeze for up to 3 months. Prepare the Lemon Sauce as directed. Cool for 15 minutes. Spoon into an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. In a small saucepan, heat and stir over low heat just until warm.

    Lemon Sauce
    Start to Finish: 15 mins
    • 2/3
      cup sugar
    • 4
      teaspoons cornstarch
    • 1/4
      cup water
    • 2
      teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
    • 1/4
      teaspoon lemon juice
    • 2
      egg yolks
    • 6
      tablespoons butter
    • 1/4
      cup half-and-half, light cream, or milk
    In a small saucepan, stir together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water, finely shredded lemon peel, and lemon juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is slighty thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Gradually stir hot mixture into 2 beaten egg yolks. Return egg yolk mixture to saucepan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Gradully stir in butter, cut up, stirring until melted. Stir in half-and-half, light cream, or milk. Serve warm.
From BHG

Monday, November 21, 2011

Some Inexpensive Decorating Ideas

I found these socks at the dollar tree. I stuffed the feet and then slide them over the legs and
wa la!
 I wrapped my dishwasher for a festive look.

Hope Stevens Sneak Peeks 2

Just because.
Puppy Love
Bear Hug
Just in case
Tutu baby

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Tree(Tes-Yours Truly)2

Here's my first tree that I put up in my bedroom. I call this one my old fashioned Christmas tree. This is the oldest tree I have and clearly it's on it last call of duty. One down x # amount to go.
I think this is Long Johns favorite place to hang out. When in doubt and I can't find him around this time of year this is usually where I'll find him. I have to say he does make the cutest present ever.