Tuesday, August 25, 2015

God Bless Our Fall~ Book Review

There is something inside of me that gets all excited about Fall. This book is absolutely adorable. It has  chunky padded pages for the young reader. The story is a rhyme and the illustration captures the beautiful colors of the season.

This is a wonderful way to celebrate all the blessings that God delivers in the form of Autumn. The book captures all the activities we love to celebrate from going to the Pumpkin Patch to roasting marshmallows for smores. All of the things we love to do including hayrides to sipping cider are celebrated. This book is a must for your little readers.

What a great way to teach our children to see the blessings God pours out on us. This is such an adorable book! 

This book was provided to me in exchanged for my honest review and I rate it 5 plus stars. 

Low Calorie Pumpkin Cake ~ Super Moist

Nothing says fall like pumpkin! 

1 packaged organic yellow cake mix
1 can organic pumpkin
1/2 cup organic apple sauce

* Mix all ingredients together.
* Pour into a greased bunt pan.
* Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Glaze with a  maple powered sugar glaze.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Serving
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 248
Calories from Fat 56
Total Fat 6.210%
Saturated Fat 1.05%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 347mg 14%
Potassium 151mg 4%
Carbohydrates 46.115%
Dietary Fiber 2.18%
Sugars 25.5g
Protein 2.9g
Vitamin A 153% · Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 8% · Iron 8%

Monday, August 24, 2015

I've Lost That "Blogging" Feeling

My blog~ well there is that. I have just lost that "blogging" feeling. I am not sure why~ partly because I am at a new season in life~ partly because I have just hit a brick wall.  Partly because I have just been having too much fun living life the old fashioned way.  I have so enjoyed the lazy days of summer and spending time with family. 

Ever heard the slogan~ "Oil is cheap; engines are expensive?" Adding a quart of oil is nothing compared to replacing an engine. I am changing my oil so to speak and recharging my batteries.  Maintenance is a vital for our lives~ physically and spiritually. 

 David is crying out to God in Psalms 5:3. He is pouring out his heart in praise and thanksgiving and making his request known unto God. He knew the importance of connecting to his power source. When we take time to seek God it is not some magical thing~ just pure and simple maintenance to fill our minds and hearts with His presence to help us to continue on in this journey of life. 

I pray you are enjoying your journey with God today. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Fool's Folly~

Whew ~ that was a trip of a lifetime. In celebrating my husband finishing his Doctorate we decided to take an Alaskan Cruise. Oh my stars ~ was it amazing. 

Did you know that Secretary of State William Seward signed a treaty to buy Alaska from Russia for 7 million dollars?  Congress thought it was a foolish mistake and the media labeled the deal as "Seward's folly" and President Andrew Johnson's "polar bear garden." Alaska was purchased in 1867 for 2 cents an acre and was laughed at as a "fool's folly." The discovery of Alaskan gold and the natural resources has contributed to our prosperity ever since.

 As I stood on the deck of the beautiful "Ruby Princess"~ I could not help but hum the tune of "America the Beautiful." As we traveled out into the sea of waters and I took in all the majesty of our mighty Creator~ I was stunned beyond words. It was absolutely breathtaking. The dolphins, the whale, the cute little sea lions, the mighty eagle were all amazing. Then the purity of the mountains and glaciers~ seeing Alaska from the sea is a sight that everyone just has to see once in their lifetime.   It is just so much to describe and everything so much more than a "fool's folly." 

It sort of reminds me of our current day ~ we may all have our opinions. We can even say we have our rights. We can state our opinions. Our media has and always will slant the truth to get the next big story but it does not make it truth. If we want the truth we need to go back to God's Word and read it~ study it~ hold it as our standard of truth. GOD'S WORD is alive. It has been and always will be no matter how far we go from it. 

I have been a fool at times~ so have you. We all know Congress has been and the media is just as bad. However~ the greatest fool of all is the man who says there is no God. That is the biggest "fool's folly" of all. The God of the Bible is a caring and loving God who sent His son to pay for my sin and yours but He is also the Mighty and Righteous God that one day will rule the nations. When we are confused and want answers God's Word is still the truth.

Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

God's Got This~

Greetings from Washington~
After visiting one daughter in Texas, a visitor from Australia, a daughter home for 10 days~ we are now visiting family in Washington. It was a beautiful landing as you can see. Washington is having unusual temperatures ~ very toasty here. 

I am reading this morning in my devotions and getting some encouragement. We all can use that these days -can't we? God is still on the throne~ He knows what is going on in this crazy and mixed up world. By golly~ He even knows what's going on in my crazy and mixed up mind. It may look like God is not paying attention ~but rest assured He is. 

When David fought Goliath he used a simple little sling shot.  When Gideon fought the Midianites they simply had weapons in the form of torches, jars and trumpets. Yet ~ in both cases God prevailed and accomplished His plan. 

We should be encouraged by all the events in history that prove time and time again that God is on the throne~ He is in control and He will accomplish that which He has foretold us in His Word. We only need to remember we are not home yet and until then we must remember this is not our home. God's got this ~ we can rest in knowing He is still God. 

Proverbs 19:2121 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

Isaiah 41:10

10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Until next time-

My Friends~My Followers