Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday

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Breakfast time....what is on the plate this morning::::

This marvelous morn  it is baked eggs with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese with English muffin

Looking around the house::::
My first order of the day is to complete my  final day's homework  from week one in Children of the Day  Bible study~
Children of the Day: 1 & 2 Thessalonians - Member Book
I am determined to stay  up to  the minute and not get one day behind  because I  have  graciously been asked to facilitate a discussion small group...
Pray that I  can glorify God through His Word and  allow His Spirit lead me.

On today's to do list::::
laundry, marketing,   Bible Study, getting ready for some face time with our treasured girls!  Visit my mom.

Currently reading::::
A Gathering Place by Thomas Kincade and Katherine Spencer, and God's Word to the United States, a study of the book of Obadiah by Dr. James Tarter.
On the TV today::::
I have recently discovered  a whole plethera  of  great old films on Youtube  which I   love to   watch as  I am able.  Tonight , perhaps it will be  the 1937 version of The Awful truth with cary Grant and Irene Dunne... My kind of film!!!!!
The weather outside is::::
Glorious.... we slept with the bedroom window open last night... no A/C! Right now it is  mid 60's and  sunny!... I'm loving's fall!!!
On the menu this week::::
I wish I was organized enough to do this, but alas, again, dinner is catch as catch can!

If I have a few minutes to myself, I will::::
read,  power nap,  catch a bit of porch time

New recipe I tried, or want to try this week::::

Low-fat Potato Soup

3 bacon slices 
1 cup chopped onion 
3 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices 
Cooking spray
1/2 cup water
2 (14.5-ounce) cans fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups 1% low-fat milk 
4 ounces shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (about 1 cup), divided 
1/2 cup light sour cream 
4 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan; crumble bacon. Add onion to drippings in pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender.
2. Place potato slices and onion in a 5-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Combine 1/2 cup water and next 3 ingredients (through pepper); stir into mixture in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
3. Mash mixture with a potato masher; stir in milk and 3/4 cup cheese. Increase heat to HIGH. Cover and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated. Ladle soup into bowls. Top with sour cream and remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Sprinkle with bacon and chives. 

One of my simple pleasures::::

Listening to pandora with my first cup of coffee...

Favorite photo from the camera::::

Visiting with Blog friends (blog you want to share, blog post that caught your eye)::::
May I introduce Beth L. over at Conversations  from My House, a true kindred spirit.

Praying for::::
Our family, our community, our church, the nation, and the world

Bible Verse, Devotional that is resonating with me at the moment:::: 
I am led by the spirit to  keep this one up  for a while... 
I chose Obadiah because the United States is  a Modern day Edom.... unless  we, as a nation,  repent and return to God we will be just like  ancient Edom!  A lot to process here....
Obadiah’s Vision
1 The vision of Obadiah.
This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom—

We have heard a message from the Lord:
An envoy was sent to the nations to say,
“Rise, let us go against her for battle”

2 “See, I will make you small among the nations;
you will be utterly despised.
3 The pride of your heart has deceived you,
you who live in the clefts of the rocks[a]
and make your home on the heights,
you who say to yourself,
‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’
4 Though you soar like the eagle
and make your nest among the stars,
from there I will bring you down,”
declares the Lord.
5 “If thieves came to you,
if robbers in the night—
oh, what a disaster awaits you!—
would they not steal only as much as they wanted?
If grape pickers came to you,
would they not leave a few grapes?
6 But how Esau will be ransacked,
his hidden treasures pillaged!
7 All your allies will force you to the border;
your friends will deceive and overpower you;
those who eat your bread will set a trap for you,[b]
but you will not detect it.
8 “In that day,” declares the Lord,
“will I not destroy the wise men of Edom,
those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?
9 Your warriors, Teman, will be terrified,
and everyone in Esau’s mountains
will be cut down in the slaughter.
10 Because of the violence against your brother Jacob, (Israel)
you will be covered with shame;
you will be destroyed forever.
11 On the day you stood aloof
while strangers carried off his wealth
and foreigners entered his gates
and cast lots for Jerusalem,
you were like one of them.
12 You should not gloat over your brother
in the day of his misfortune,
nor rejoice over the people of Judah
in the day of their destruction,
nor boast so much
in the day of their trouble.
13 You should not march through the gates of my people
in the day of their disaster,
nor gloat over them in their calamity
in the day of their disaster,
nor seize their wealth
in the day of their disaster.
14 You should not wait at the crossroads
to cut down their fugitives,
nor hand over their survivors
in the day of their trouble.
15 “The day of the Lord is near
for all nations.
As you have done, it will be done to you;
your deeds will return upon your own head.
16 Just as you drank on my holy hill,
so all the nations will drink continually;
they will drink and drink
and be as if they had never been.
17 But on Mount Zion will be deliverance;
it will be holy,
and Jacob will possess his inheritance.
18 Jacob will be a fire
and Joseph a flame;
Esau will be stubble,
and they will set him on fire and destroy him.
There will be no survivors
from Esau.”
The Lord has spoken.

19 People from the Negev will occupy
the mountains of Esau,
and people from the foothills will possess
the land of the Philistines.
They will occupy the fields of Ephraim and Samaria,
and Benjamin will possess Gilead.
20 This company of Israelite exiles who are in Canaan
will possess the land as far as Zarephath;
the exiles from Jerusalem who are in Sepharad
will possess the towns of the Negev.
21 Deliverers will go up on[c] Mount Zion
to govern the mountains of Esau.
And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.
  The Mountains of Esau are likened unto our corrupt government.... oh how  imperative it is that  everyone get out and vote in a new  godly  government... many senate seats are up  for the vote....  please encourage everyone you know to vote well!!!!!


  1. Your breakfast sounds delightful!! :) And I too love a good, old movie!!! :)
    Have a great week ... GREETINGS from a fellow-HHM participant.

  2. Another fellow HHM here, wishing you a wonderful week!

  3. I love potato soup, and if it's a lighter version, even better.

    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

  4. Potato soup sounds so good for the fall weather that has been gracing us lately.

    Hope you had a great week.


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