Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters.

3 He restores my soul: He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anoints my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

These verses have gone through my head many times today as I have cooked and spent time with two of the most precious girls. Carly and Jennie came early this morning. I enjoyed having a 14 year old and a 15 month old here all day while I cooked for tomorrow. Jennie is my niece and Carly is the daughter of my friend Pam. I have loved Carly since she was born and could not love more if she were my “real” niece.

This morning we made Bacon Bites to snack on today. I also baked a country ham and baked a Turtle Cheesecake today. Tomorrow morning, I will fix a Sweet Potato Casserole and Macaroni & Cheese. We will eat at my sister Susan’s house at 1:00 and then enjoy an afternoon of playing cards – if we can stay awake.

Hope you have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Caution! Buyer Beware!

Oh my!

The warning label on this should be -

"Beware! This product is highly addictive, high in calories, sodium, carbs, and fat, and does not last long after purchase no matter the size purchased."

OK - I'll confess.
I don't smoke.
I don't drink alcohol (well - maybe wine once in awhile).
I try not to cuss.
I do drink this!

I'm just warning you......

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cappuccino Gift Mix

This is one of my favorite gifts to give and to receive at Christmas or anytime! It's so easy to mix up for last minute gifts. I made some of this with the Caramel Vanilla Coffemate this past weekend. It was really good last night with the cooler temperatures we have had the last several days. I only drink coffee in cold in weather. I know - I'm not normal! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Kim Hill & Lisa Harper - One Amazing Evening!

Thursday night I had the honor of attending an awesome event sponsored by our local YMCA. It was a Prayer Dinner featuring Kim Hill and Lisa Harper. I was invited by Eva Self along with several of my co-workers from school. The food that was served was really good but the spiritual feeding was even better! We had an amazing time of music, laughter, and fellowship.

The best part was the sharing of God's word through music from Kim Hill and the message
presented by Lisa Harper. She gave Hebrews 11 a whole new twist! Her sense of humor is hilarious! It felt wonderful to be able to pray and worship with my friends and co-workers. We needed this message so much to help remind us that we can trust and depend on our Lord and Saviour when situations seem stressful or impossible. Believe me - working in an elementary school can get very stressful!

This is a video of Kim Hill singing Psalm 1. She sang this song acappella at the opening of the program. It was as if it came directly from her soul and into the soul of all who listened. I was sitting next her and could hear humming through the song just before she went on stage. Her voice is an amazing gift from God.

Here are some pictures that I took of Eva Self and Kim Hill. The lighting was not the greatest for photos. There were green spotlights shining on each side of the stage. The one that I took of Lisa Harper did not turn out well. She looked as green as Herman Munster! I don't think she would have appreciated me posting that picture! And no - Eva does not have green hands!

Kim Hill

Eva Self

If you have not had the privilege of hearing these women - you have missed a blessing! Each one of them have their own unique story of God's blessings upon their lives and how He can work within your life also. I encourage you to check their schedules and see if they will be appearing near you. Trust me - it's an opportunity to be blessed that you don't want to miss!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008