Monday, January 18, 2010


Good for good is only fair,

Bad for bad soon brings despair,

Bad for good is vile and base,

Good for bad shows forth God's grace.

Welsh saying

This is so true. We do not always understand why things or trials are coming our way, but one thing is for certain, if we know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, trials are the very best time for Christ to shine his light through us to the lost world. I really like candles, let's be a light for Jesus.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Yummy Chicken!

This is really good chicken and very easy to make.
For One 3-4 lb. Chicken:
3-4 Tablespoons Dijon mustard, you could use regular but it is not as flavorful.
1-2 cloves of minces garlic
salt & pepper
1/2 onion
1 stalk celery cut in half
1 fresh lemon
water (enough to cover bottom of pan)
white grape or apple juice (optional)
What to do: Preheat-375
Slice the lemon in half and squeeze the juice all over the outside and inside of bird; set one of the squeezed lemon halves to the side to put inside bird latter. Mix the mustard and garlic together in a bowl and slather it all over the bird, inside and out, covering it well. You will need to use your hands. Stuff the bird with the lemon half, celery, and onion. Salt and pepper the bird and place it on the rack inside your roasting pan. You do not want the bird sitting directly on the pan in the juice. Poor water or a water juice mixture in the roasting pan. You may need to add more liquid as it cooks. Cook approximately 50 min. or until juice runs clear. Temperature of chicken should be 165 degrees at the thigh . This is the correct temperature, my husband is a USDA food inspector. Garnish and serve. This is nice with mash potatoes, green beans and sliced tomatoes.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The LORD is Good!

"It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because
his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul;
therefore will I hope in him.
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him,
to the soul that seeketh him."
Lamentations 3:22
This past Sunday evening one of our missionaries from India, brother Temple Meek and his family, visited our church. He spoke of the work there in India and told us about the many gods the Indian people worship. India is mostly Hindu. He said the gods which are in the thousands are like men: they fight, envy, become jealous, and are bitter towards one another etc. Of course this is in the minds of the Indian people. But I was thinking how sad it is to have no hope. Their gods bring no hope to them and there is no hope for a home in heaven, sense they believe in reincarnation. How great that we have a God that is not like a man for he is merciful when he could consume us, and he is compassionate when we do not deserve it. His mercies and compassion are new every day. What a wonderful God we serve and what a blessing it is to have peace in my heart and a hope for the future. How blessed we are.
" Oh Give thanks to the LORD for he is good: his mercy endureth for ever." Psalm 136:1

Friday, January 1, 2010

Trusting God with the Present

"This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."

Psalm 118:24

It is hard to remember to live in the present, but the present is all we have; the past is gone and we do not know the future (on this earth anyway). This poem says it well and it is written by that most gifted writer," Anonymous"

I was regretting the past
And fearing the future...
Suddenly, my Lord was speaking:

"My name is I Am." He paused.
I waited. He continued.

"When you live in the past, with its mistakes
and regrets, it is hard. I am not there.
My name is not 'I was.'

When you live in the future, with fears, it is hard,
I am not there.
My name is not 'I will be.'

When you live in this moment, it is not hard.
I am here.
My name is ' I Am.' ''

Let us live each day one day at a time and forget what we have left behind!