Saturday, July 5, 2014

Burger King Supports Gays

Have you read the recent article where Burger King is supporting gays? It's sad. They sell hamburgers, why does sexuality have to come into it??  The inside of the wrapper says we are all the same inside but that is not true.  God knows my heart it is not the same as every one else's.  That is what the world wants us all to believe.  What we are on the inside shows up on the outside. It doesn't matter how many businesses or how many important people  support the gay agenda, God NEVER will. 
Romans 1:26-32  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I LOVE This Office Gadget

I was looking for those stand up clipboards for my desk at work. You know, the ones that hold a piece of paper up while you are typing from it. In my search for the one I wanted, I found these little gadgets. I LOVE this little thing. It can hold one page or many. You can take the thinnest of papers and it'll hold it straight up!! They are called Page Up and you can get them in an array of colors and styles like fish, sports etc. I got mine from Amazon. Go there and check out what everyone is saying about them and see what style suits you.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mississippi Mud Pie

This is one of our favorite  summer desserts. It's cool,  easy to put together and it tastes SO good.

2  small packages instant chocolate pudding
9 inch pan of baked brownies
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
12 oz cool whip

1st Layer:
Mix together the first package of pudding.  Crumble the brownies up and add most of it to the pudding, reserving some for the topping.  Spread this in a 9x13 pan.
2nd Layer
Mix together the cream cheese,  sugar and 8 oz of cool whip. Spread over pudding mixture.
3rd Layer
Mix the remaining box of pudding with the remaining 4 oz of cool whip. Spread over top. Sprinkle remaining brownie pieces over top and refrigerate for one hour.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Homemade Brown/Chicken Gravy Mix

Instead of buying those instant gravy packs, mix this up and save money. It also tastes better than those packs.
I have been making this for quite a few years now. It tastes better than those packs you buy, it's just as easy to make, and it's cheaper!! I bought these little jars from Wal-Matt and made some labels to go on them. On the front I put the picture of what kind it is, as you see on the left and on the back, I put the directions.

Mix together:
1 jar of beef or chicken bouillon granules
2-1/2 cups plain flour

When you need gravy, just mix:
1/4 cup of mix
1-1/2 cups water
Mix over medium  heat  until thickened, just like you do the packages you buy.
This makes 1-1/2  cups of gravy.
Today I am linking up with Strangers & Pilgrams. To read more homemaking tips and ideas, just head over to her blog.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

What Salvation Really Is

When God saved me so many years ago, I had no idea what he wanted to do with me. I have never regretted giving my  life to him.  Some think salvation is just saying a prayer. That  IS  all it takes, but salvation is more than saying a prayer and getting a ticket out of hell. It's giving your whole life to God, not holding back one area. . It's letting him take control of your ENTIRE life. God paid a high price for us to be saved. He said it's our reasonable service, to give our life as a living sacrifice to him. That means we are to give up what we want, for what God wants. It doesn't matter if it feels good, if it's fun, if it's what makes us feel comfortable.  A person who is saved, will want to please God and live by his word.  What are some of the things he wants to lead his children in?
 What kind of music pleases God?
What kind of clothing pleases God?
 What kind of friends pleases God? 
How many children does God want you to have?
How does God want you to spend the money that he allows you to have?
 How does God want you to spend your time? 
How often does God want you to go to church?
What does God want you to do for him?
What does God want you to do when someone does you wrong?
God gave us the word of God, so that we can have the answers to all these questions and more. 
He has only the best plans for you life. God can't give us that abundant life if we are holding it back and doing things our way. I see so many who profess to be saved, but they live just like the world. If they were taken to trail for being a Christian, they would not be convicted, because there is not enough evidence. They are counting on a little prayer they said.  They believe in God, but that is not enough. The bible says that the devil believes and trembles. He knows there is a God and he knows his end. Will believing in God get him to heaven? No. And it won't get  you there either. You must give your life to God, every single bit of it. I've never given anything to God and then regretted it. He blesses what you give to him.
When you give God every area, you no longer have to hide things you are doing. You don't have to be ashamed of what you are doing or hope that someone or the preacher doesn't find out. You will have a clear conscience toward every one, because even when you fall, you know that God sees your heart and that you are truly sorry. But if you are truly sorry, you won't keep repeating the same things over and over, every day and just asking forgiveness every day for the same things.  When you get your heart right with God,  you will see how your sin hurts God. How it hurts the cause of   Christ.
Being saved is the very best thing that has ever happened to me.  I am so blessed!!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

FINALLY, A Good Homemade Hush Puppy Recipe

Vicki's Hush Puppies Recipe
I LOVE hush puppies, but I have never been able to make them as good as the ones at the seafood restaurants. Today we were going to have fish for supper, so I went online to find ANOTHER recipe to try.  I read a lot of reviews and decided to try this one.  It was SO good. I did make some changes, after reading the reviews and they were PERFECT.
2 eggs
1/2 cups  sugar
3/4  cup onion, diced
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup self rising cornmeal
1 tsp. each salt, pepper and onion powder
1/4 cup buttermilk

In a bowl, mix the eggs, sugar and onion. Stir in the flour, cornmeal and seasonings.
Mix in the buttermilk and drop by teaspoonful's into hot oil and fry until golden brown.


Monday, March 24, 2014

The BEST Caramel Cake

I had bought a book called, Southern Cakes a couple of years ago. I LOVE cookbooks!! Last week I got this one out and looked through it and saw this cake. I have been trying to find a good caramel cake for a couple of years. This one is IT!!  The cake will now be my go to recipe for a yellow cake. It's so moist and light and it isn't crumbly like a lot of homemade cakes.  The icing is so easy to make and it's so good!! 
3/4 cup butter
1 cup milk
2 cups all purpose flour
2-1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Caramel Icing
4  cups brown sugar
3/4  cup butter
10 TBS evaporated milk
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 and grease and flour 2 nine inch pans.
Put the butter and milk in a small pan and heat until melted. Set aside.
Put the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  In another bowl, put the eggs and sugar and beat on high  until thick and light yellow in color. Stir in the flour mixture until the flour disappears. Add vanilla to the milk and butter mixture and then pour into cake batter. Mix well. Pour into the cake pans and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes. (Trust me to take the 15 minutes or it WILL stick to the pans!) Remove from pans to wire rack.
When completely cool, make icing and spread quickly.

 To make icing:
Put the sugar, butter, vanilla and evaporated milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and adjust the heat so that the frosting boils gently. Let it cook for 7 minutes. Remove from heat and let it set 10 minutes. Take a wooden spoon and beat it for 2-3 minutes. Ice the cake. If it begins to get  hard and  you can't spread it easily, add a little more evaporate milk over a very low heat.  Stir to soften.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Funglish - Another Fun Family Game

One of my daughters was introduced to this game a couple of weeks ago and she loved it, so we bought it. It is SO much fun. You have  to pick a card with some words on it and you have 3 minutes to see if you can get your team mates to guess what you are describing, by  putting words on the board. The top section is for words that are" Definitely" describing it, the second section is for 'Kind Of"' and the last section is for 'Not".  You have all kinds of little cards with describing words and you can't say a word while you are putting them on there, you just keep adding words until they guess it.  Like one I had was 'shark', so I put the color words for gray, then human on the not section and so on. Your team mates ask questions and guess while you are putting the words on there, so as you nod your head one way or the other, they figure it out.  It's sort of like the game Taboo, but instead of describing it by speaking, you are adding descriptive words to the board and not talking at all. This is definitely a fun family game!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Good News About CVS

I read here this morning that CVS is going to stop selling tobacco products. This is GOOD news. This company is going to lose a lot of money due to this decision.  The bible says the love of money is the root of all evil.  I am very thankful that CVS is doing this and I am going to write them a brief note telling them how much I appreciate their stand and their willingness to lose money to do the right thing. I want them to know that I appreciate this move!
If you too would like to let this company,  here is their address:

CVS Corporation
Customer Relations
One CVS Drive
Woonsocket,  RI  02895

Monday, February 3, 2014

Herb Corn

My oldest daughter tried this while out in OK a few months ago and she loved it, so she made it for us.  We really liked it. It's a new but simple twist on corn.
16 oz can kernel corn
2 TBS butter
1 TBS  parsley
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. dried dill weed
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Drain the water from the can of corn.
Melt the butter in a small sauce pan and add all ingredients. Heat through and serve.
SO easy!!
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