Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring!


I've been enjoying the beautiful weather and getting outside 
to plant flowers lately!

Happy Spring, everyone! 

 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; ~Song of Solomon 2:12

Friday, March 10, 2017

Keeping His Commandments


The Lord Jesus said: “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 
 ~John 14:21

   And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
~Luke 6:46

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Adorable Puppies

 I was doing a photo shoot of our new litter of puppies today, and thought 
everyone might like to see how cute they are. :)


 So cute. This is the smallest of the litter, "Betsy". 

  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 

Genesis 1:25

Friday, March 3, 2017

Moist Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins


I tried this recipe for the first time today, and was happy with how the muffins turned out! They are moist and flavorful. I really like the addition of ground oatmeal, which makes them a bit different from ordinary blueberry muffins. I used frozen blueberries as the recipe calls for, but the muffins would probably taste even better with fresh ones if you have those available. 

Ingredients

1 2/3 cups old-fashioned oats
3 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2/3 cup)
2.33 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1/2 cup)
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk (I used plain milk)
1/4 cup butter or canola oil
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind (optional)
2 large eggs
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Place oats in a food processor or blender; pulse 5 to 6 times until oats resemble coarse meal. Place in a large bowl.  Add flours and next 5 ingredients to oats in bowl; stir well with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. 
  • Combine buttermilk and next 3 ingredients in small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
  • Toss berries with 2 tablespoons flour, and gently fold into batter. Spoon batter into 16 muffin cups coated with cooking spray; sprinkle 2 tablespoons granulated sugar evenly over batter. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from pans immediately; place on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Take Heed

And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: 
for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things 
which he possesseth. 

Luke 12:15 

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. 

Colossians 3:1-3

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Quote



"To ascertain the Lord's will we ought to use scriptural means. Prayer, the word of God, and His Holy Spirit should be united together. We should go to the Lord repeatedly in prayer, and ask Him to teach us by His Spirit through His Word. I say, by His Spirit through His Word. For if we should think that His Spirit led us to do so and so, because certain facts are so and so, and yet His word is opposed to the step which we are going to take, we should be deceiving ourselves." - George Muller


And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; ~Ephesians 6:17-18


Thursday, February 2, 2017

God Leads

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  2. In shady, green pastures, so rich and so sweet,
    God leads His dear children along;
    Where the water’s cool flow bathes the weary one’s feet,
    God leads His dear children along.

Refrain:
Some through the waters, some through the flood,
Some through the fire, but... {and the most precious part of all}....
all through the blood; (1 John 1:7)
Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song,
In the night season and all the day long.

                                  
                                                           Sometimes on the mount where the sun shines so bright,
God leads His dear children along;


Sometimes in the valley, in darkest of night,
God leads His dear children along.

Refrain:
Some through the waters, some through the flood;
Some through the fire, but all through the blood.
Some through great sorrow, but God gives a song.
In the night season, and all the day long.




Though sorrows befall us and Satan oppose,
God leads His dear children along;


Through grace we can conquer, defeat all our foes,
God leads His dear children along.


Away from the mire, and away from the clay,
God leads His dear children along;
Away up in glory, eternity's day,
God leads His dear children along. 


 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far 
off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 
~Ephesians 2:13

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pleasant Words



Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, 
and health to the bones. 
Proverbs 16:24

The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination 
to the LORD: but the words of the pure are 
pleasant words
~Proverbs 15:26

Our words also can be as wounds:

 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. ~Proverbs 18:8

This verse is even repeated a second time:

 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. ~Proverbs 26:22

God's Word has a lot to tell us about what we say! 

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. ~Proverbs 18:21 

  For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: ~1 Peter 3:10

Even in a world surrounded by unpleasant words, we have God's holy Word that is pure, pleasant Words to meditate on.

  "Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that
 put their trust in him."
~Proverbs 30:5

Perhaps you can be a blessing to someone today, by speaking pleasant words. 


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Taught of God




 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. 
 ~Psalms 25:5~

The need of the world is the same as it has always been: more of God's Word, less of man's. ~Unknown


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Search me, O God


Lord, search my soul, try every thought;
Though my own heart accuse me not,
Of walking in disguise,
I beg the trial of Thine eyes. 
Doth secret mischief lurk within?
Do I indulge some unknown sin?
O turn my feet whene'er I stray,
And lead me in Thy perfect way...
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Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. 
Proverbs 21:2

 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me,
 and know my thoughts: And see if there be any
wicked way in me, and lead in the way everlasting. 
Psalm 139:23-24

Friday, December 23, 2016

Beatitudes #9



Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and 

persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against
you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great 
is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they
the prophets which were before you. 

Matthew 5:11-12