This weekend the world takes a breath, shops close early, and families spend time together in prayer, fasting and contemplation of Gods sacrifice of His Son Jesus.Ecce Homo circa 1623 Daniele Crespi “Behold the Man”
Our family viewed at The Blanton yesterday on Good Friday. Notice Pilate touching Jesus arm.
The world becomes quiet.
Quiet waiting before The Lord in prayer will give Him a chance to change your mood. The situation may not change, but you will have changed for the better in spite of the situation” Robert A. Cook
Psalm 88 v.1,2 is a cry of desperation Lord, God of my salvation, I cry out before You day and night. May my prayer reach Your Presence; listen to my cry.
There are times we must walk dark valleys and we can only get on our face before Him and plead.
Our hearts are so tainted we let sin bloom dark.
Jesus let the eyes of our hearts open to Your calling.
When words escape you let quiet rest in your soul and sing softly and praise His wonders.
Jesus took the penalty of our sin, your sin, and my sin.
When Jesus died on the cross our sin was covered with His blood.
He died in our place.
“But He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds.” Isaiah 53:5
His Words spoken out loud heal our wounds.
Praying for each of you!
2 Corinthians 5:21
Better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife.
Beware of criticizing or nagging others.
The one who guards his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble.
A house is built by wisdom, and it is established by understanding; by knowledge the rooms are filled with every precious treasure. Proverbs 24:3,4
A friend found it for me at HEB in Texas.
2 cups Bisquick Gluten Free Mix
1/3 cup of Smart Balance (Buttery Spread)
2/3 cup of milk
4 egg yolks
Heat oven to 400 degrees
Cut Smart Balance into mix with a fork.
Stir in remaining ingredients and measure batter with an ice cream scoop.
Bake 15 minutes or until the tops are very light brown.
A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge attractive, but the mouth of fools blurts out foolishness. Proverbs 15:1,2
In other words… speak words that heal, encourage, and respect your child for who they are.
Think of the strong-willed child and catch them being persistent.
Strong-willed children will not easily give in to the demands of peers, and the blessing is watching them choose to stand alone and not follow the foolish behaviour of others.
The strong-willed, filled with God’s Holy Spirit is a thing of beauty as they persevere and choose the way of honor.
When others are quickly swayed, they are sensible, watching their steps.
Verse 4 of Proverbs 15 states another promise.
We spent time on will and spirit this spring in my Mom’s Class, todays lesson from the bible is a great reminder to speak words of healing.
May our Lord Jesus anoint you as you give life to your families with your words.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!
It’s not too late to buy a Corned Beef and prepare a very simple and easy dish for friends and family.
Wash carrots, potatoes, cabbage and rinse the beef thoroughly.
Cook beef with pickling spices in a large pot on a low simmer for two hours.
Place cabbage, carrots, potatoes,and a little salt and pepper into the pot after two hours and simmer for about 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and your dinner is ready and waiting
May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest light upon you
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again my friend
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand
May God be with you and bless you
May you see your children’s children
May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in blessings
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward
May the joys of today be those of tomorrow.
Our local literary society read Mansfield Park this month celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Pride and Prejudice. Two great authors on my mind today, Ann Kroeker and Jane Austen.
The following is my attempt to serve something Jane may have enjoyed two hundred years ago and Ann Kroeker and I have enjoyed many times over the years.
My scone recipe comes from Tea and Inspiration , by Mary Pielenz Hampton page 33.
Order a copy from Ann’s link to Amazon on her blog. AnnKroeker.com
I associate scones with Ann and celebrate her today and God’s great love for me as we became friends almost twenty years ago. Ann encouraged me to write my blog and mentors me as I pen online to all of you.
I use only a tablespoon and 1/2 of sugar, and I think that is a big part of the success in the flavor. I also use non-salted organic butter.
Begin by cutting 1/2 stick of butter in tiny pieces and dropping into 2 cups of flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder and 1-2 tablespoons of sugar mix thoroughly with your hands until tiny particles of butter coat the flour. Drizzle in 2/3 c of whole milk and flatten into a circle with your hands, and place it in Saran wrap and then fold a towel over it to seal and make sure the moisture stays in tact.
This will keep a couple of hours until you are ready to bake, and you can stack several.
Ten minutes to hot scones, preserves, clotted cream and pair with a nice Darjeeling tea make a late afternoon or early evening party. My husband is home with a horrible cold, so I served his afternoon scone with butter.Ann sent this lovely trivet with a gift set of scone mix and jams to welcome our family to Texas.
Happy Ann Kroeker Day!
Recipes makes 6 scones