Monday, July 18, 2011

Happy Homemaker Monday

The Stay at Home Mom hosts this each week.

The weather in my neck of the woods:
After a few days respite from the humidity and extreme heat,  there is a hint of  a return to  hot muggy weather today....   the temperatures  climbing into  an uncomfortable  range  for me, anyway... but skies are clear, though.  

Things that make me happy:
Summer dinners out on he porch!

Book I'm reading:

The Normal Christian Life, by Watchman Nee

What I'm enjoying on TV:
What's tv??!

No... an occasion oldie but goldie movie or a cooking show

On the menu for dinner:
Today is dad's 92nd  birthday!
Happy Birthday, Dad!!!!

So   Lynn is stopping at Long John Silvers and picking up   his favorite  meal  to celebrate his  special day  with cake and ice cream a little later!

On my To Do List

unending laundry

research  the book Im reading  and develop a lesson plan for sharing with my prayer team

still collecting  household  items and clothes for the Good Will basket

Rather full week ahead!
Bible Study
Birthday  Celebration
getting the car inspected
take mom  and dad  to the doctor
Church fellowship dinner and Bible Study
Special Bible Study  with Lois at Lynne's

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:

  •                  Pineapple Rice Pilaf

    1 1/2 tablespoons butter
    1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
    1/2 teaspoon curry powder
    1 can (14 1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium, chicken broth
    1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
    1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
    1/2 cup sliced green onions
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    Preparation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

    Cook Time: Approximately 20 minutes


    Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Mix in the rice and curry powder and stir until the rice is lightly browned and the curry is very aromatic. Turn up the heat to high and stir in the broth and pineapple. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan and simmer gently for about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside for 5 minutes. Just before serving, mix in the almonds and green onions and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    Servings: 6

In the craft basket:
nothing at this time

Looking forward to this week
One of our dear prayer warriors, Lois, is  teaching   a study one night this week on  Israel,  and  End Times....   she is quite the authority on  these and so many timely issues and  strategies of prayer that it is  a highlight of  my summer  to get together with this group  to  study more  the  depths of God's  word!

No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):


Lynn and I  enjoyed the back seat  of the bus on our  Sunday  School trip  to Mountain Lake yesterday.. it was wonderful to leave the driving to  David and just kick back and  let the good times roll!
  The view was  phenomenal!
On my mind:
Our nation  and its  problems  have  been  circulating around and around  my mind... as Im sure  they have so many...   Toward that end I am  thinking on developing  a weekly  theme  to  discuss  the truth of  the situation. ...  it  seems that  there are forces afoot  that  are  striving to either  keep   us in the dark , or  are  creating  a mood of crises   that  could   propel us  into  even darker oblivion.. May that ne'er be!  With the help from God's word and     godly men of renown     I  hope to  bring  the  issues into a focus that we can more clearly glean the truth .....that we may more exactly know  how to pray for our nation....    for it is only  by God's grace and help that  our nation  will prosper  and  be redeemed from the   edge of the abyss  in which it is tottering...
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses
Hello! Faith Under Pressure
 2-4Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
 5-8If you don't know what you're doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You'll get his help, and won't be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who "worry their prayers" are like wind-whipped waves. Don't think you're going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.
 9-11When down-and-outers get a break, cheer! And when the arrogant rich are brought down to size, cheer! Prosperity is as short-lived as a wildflower, so don't ever count on it. You know that as soon as the sun rises, pouring down its scorching heat, the flower withers. Its petals wilt and, before you know it, that beautiful face is a barren stem. Well, that's a picture of the "prosperous life." At the very moment everyone is looking on in admiration, it fades away to nothing.

12Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life.
 13-15Don't let anyone under pressure to give in to evil say, "God is trying to trip me up." God is impervious to evil, and puts evil in no one's way. The temptation to give in to evil comes from us and only us. We have no one to blame but the leering, seducing flare-up of our own lust. Lust gets pregnant, and has a baby: sin! Sin grows up to adulthood, and becomes a real killer.
 16-18So, my very dear friends, don't get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought us to life using the true Word, showing us off as the crown of all his creatures.

James 1
the  text is from The Message  which  sometimes  just says it  the way  I like to  hear it...

1 comment:

  1. Loved your list. That dinner out on the porch looks SO inviting :)

    Loved the other pics too. Also have the same things on my mind, things are just looking so depressing lately, I pray for the Lord's hand over it all.


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