Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Matthew 11:30

Did you ever really consider this verse? Jesus could have said no yoke, no burden if we came to Him. Instead He said easy and light. He wanted us to know that something would be required of us when we come to Him. It won't just be a stroll in the park.

Matthew 11:30
[Jesus says,] "For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (NIV)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Jam and Pickles

Here are pictures of a couple of jars of each. They are flying off the shelf lol.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The No-Name Meme
In your entire life, have you ever...

Gone on a blind date? No

Skipped school? No

Watched someone die? Yes, both my parents

Been to Canada? No

Been to Mexico? No.

Been to Florida? No

Been on a plane? Yes I love flying

Been lost? Yes

Been on the opposite side of the country? No

Gone to Washington? No

Swam in the ocean? No, but I have in the Gulf of Mexico

Had your booze taken away by the cops? No

Lettered in a high school sport? No

Cried yourself to sleep? Yes, a few times

Played cops and robbers? No

Played dolls? Yes !

Recently colored with crayons? Yes, with the grandchildren.

Sang Karaoke? No

Paid for a meal with coins only? No but I have paid for gas that way, when it was cheap of course lol.

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? I'm sure I have, but can't remember what.

Cheated on an exam? No.

Made prank phone calls? No

Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose? Yes on more then one occasion

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? No

Danced in the rain? No

Written a letter to Santa Claus? No.

Been kissed under the mistletoe? Yes

Watched the sunrise with someone you care about? Yes

Been arrested? No

Blown bubbles? Yes still do it with grandchildren

Gone ice-skating? No

Been skinny dipping outdoors? No

Had a nickname? Yes most people don't know my "real" name

Been to Africa? No.

Eaten cookies for dinner? No

Been on TV? No

Stolen any traffic signs? No.

Been in a car accident? Yes.

What is your....

Mother's name? Her name was Carol.

Favorite drink? Only one? coffee, tea, dr pepper, root beer

Favorite alcohol? Don't touch the stuff

Birthplace? New Orleans, Louisiana

Favorite vacation spot? Arkansas

Favorite salad dressing? 1000 island

Favorite pie? blueberry

Favorite number? I've never really thought about it.

Favorite movie? Don't really have a favorite

Favorite holiday? Thanksgiving

Favorite food? Homecooked by someone else lol

Favorite day of the week? Any day

Favorite brand of body wash? I like a few

Favorite toothpaste? Crest

Favorite smell? Roses

Do you have any...

Tattoos? No.

Body piercings? No

Do you drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4-door

Watch a movie or play on the computer? movie

How do you see yourself in 10 years? hmmm, I will be 63, so probably doing the same things I am doing now

Monday, June 9, 2008

A pickle of a weekend

What does that mean you ask? Well it means I canned 9 jam jars of plum preserves on Saturday, and hubby put up 11 pint and 3 jam jars of bread and butter pickles this weekend. The preserves turned out much better then last year and Kaci and I had some on toast this morning. Yum! And hubby and I sampled the pickles last night and they are wonderful as always!

Today I am making a cucumber and cream cheese spread/dip with leftover cucumber from supper last night. I love this time of the year when I can walk out the back door every day or two and get another cucumber for supper. YUMMY!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Plums, plums PLUMS

Yes there are still some on the tree. Lots of them. So all you helpful bloggers out there, what would you do with all these plums?? I have given plums to anyone I could get to take them and they are still more then I can get rid of. If you have a favorite plum recipe, please share it with me.

Monday, June 2, 2008


Hebrews chapter 11 is called the faith chapter. It lists all sorts of people whom God found faithful. If the writer of Hebrews were writing it today, would you (or I) be included?

It is up to us whether we hold onto our faith or let it go.

During times of trouble is not the time to lose our faith. That is when we need it the most. Faith is the thing that will take you through the problem. It is what will bring you through the temptation to sin.

Mt 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even to the end of the world.

This verse should encourage us to hold to our faith. Christ is saying here that He is with us all the time.

We judge sometimes how we are doing with our faith by how people around us are doing with theirs. If they are doing well, we feel we maybe aren't measuring up and get down on ourselves. If they are not doing well, then we may feel that we are doing great cause at least we are doing better then they are. Sigh. This ought not to be. We should judge how we are doing, by how we are doing. Not how some one else is doing. That has nothing to do with our faith walk.

Read all of Hebrews 11. Then think about this.

God could have sent Jesus in any form, angel, ruler, warrior, etc. But He sent Him as a man. So that He could experience all the temptations and trials that we would face. So that we could more easily relate to Him.

Sometimes we lose sight that it takes faith to follow God.

Here is a quote my pastor used to use when he was a youth evangelist.

Sin will take you further then you planned to go, keep you longer then you planned to stay, and cost you more then you were willing to pay.

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

We have all studied that verse. Most of us can quote it. But here is my question. When you are in the midst of a trial or temptation, do you pull out this verse and wave it in the devils face? Do I? We should.

What draws you away from your faith?

Faith is between you and God. It is a personal thing between you and God. No one can give you faith except God. People can use their faith to pray for you, but if your faith doesn't join with theirs you may have a problem.

The Jesus of history and the bible is the Jesus of your faith. Remember all the miracles He did, remember all the promises He gave us. He is still the same Jesus. He can still do all those things through you and for you.

Heb 10:38 says Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back; my soul shall have no pleasure in Him.
:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

Lord let verse 39 be said of us.


Do you see them? One of them will be on the table for supper tonight! Our first one from the garden this year! yummmmy!