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100 Days of Thanksgiving (Day 88)

So thankful for my dear friend, Susanna, whose birthday it is this day! She has been my friend since the day I was born basically.  I have been so blessed by her friendship. She is a truly beautiful woman of God inside and out! She brings so much joy and happiness to all she is around!
Happy Birthday, Susanna!

100 Days of Thanksgiving (Day 87)

So thankful for my dear sister, Bethany, and awesome brother, Jesse, who we celebrate their birthdays today even though they're not twins. ;)  Yes, they are born on the same day, yet 12 years apart! They are such a wonderful blessing to me! I am so thankful that I get to be Jesse's little sister and Bethany's big sister! What a privilege!

Happy Birthday, Jesse and Bethany!

Cakes and Questions!

Dear Friends around the world,
How are you doing this fine day? I, for one, am doing very well! ;)
I haven't much to tell you, but I am working on a more lengthy post. (whether or not I post it is yet to be seen.) Today I made a Strawberry cake which I am hoping will be very good. It sure did look good! ;)  I have good hopes for the cake as it seemed to turn out very moist and fluffy and that is how I like a cake. Unfortunately, I won't be here when the cake is cut into because I will be at work. I made the cake for my family and the guests that we are having tonight for dinner. Nevertheless, it might be a good thing  that I will not be here because, if for some reason it does not turn out well, then I won't be around for any comments people might make about it. ;) Or if it falls apart while being cut, I won't be around to mourn the destruction of my beautiful formation. Enough said about cake. ;)

Questions for you now?
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I dedicate this whole blog post to Priscilla because she is so stinkin' hilarious! (That is a phrase of endearment, by the way.)

It is Thanksgiving night! We have eaten our fill of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green bean casserole, pies, and more. Priscilla turns on some music, top volume, goes into the kitchen, pulls out a garbage kitchen bag and begins to enthusiastically dance around the kitchen with that bag. I, in the mean time, am calmly sweeping the floor and trying my best to ignore her so that she knows she is not getting the attention that she so dearly wants! Yet, out of the corner of my eyes I spy on her and my eyes twinkle with laughter. I don't know if Priscilla was just being Priscilla, or if it was the results of too much sweets, or if she was feeling guilty about all she ate and decided to do a bit of exercising. Although, honestly, I think she was just being herself and that is just the way she is and I love it! Guess what!? Her middle name is Joy and, yep, she…

100 Days of Thanksgiving (Day 80)

Happy Thanksgiving, to my Friends around the world! ;)
I am thankful for Thanksgiving! A day to celebrate what Christ has done for us!  A day to remember our blessings and name them one by one!
But let us not  forget to thank God every day!  Every day should be a day of Thanksgiving, because we are blessed beyond measure! God is so good to His children!
What are you doing this glorious Thanksgiving day? Do you have special family traditions? Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving dish that you just have to have every year? What are you thankful for today?

100 Days of Thanksgiving (day 72)

So thankful for Christ's love for me!
‎"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! This just makes me so happy! Nothing can separate me from God's great love for me! No president, no suffering, no nothing! Nothing! God loves me! God loves you!
So let us live in God's love today! Let us show God's love to others today! Let us shine the light of Jesus where ever we go! Smile! Jesus loves you!

200 and Happy

This post marks my 200th post and it doesn't seem that long ago that I posted about my 100th. Wow! That feels like a lot of posts! So, I think my top most read post is Staying Cool at the Pool While not a Fool.
I feel very happy. I am happy in Jesus! If I try to make myself happy with other things, than I don't really find happiness at all, but only grief, annoyance, madness, and great disappointment. True happiness can only come from Christ alone. He is my everything, but I have to continually be reminded of that because I forget so often. Sometimes I think that I must have some material thing in order to be truly happy and satisfied, but, no, that is only Satan deceiving me. It is his big lie to get us distracted with the things of the world rather than being fully devoted to Christ and finding full satisfaction in God alone. Christ is and needs to be my treasure and, oh that I could always have that thought in the forefront of my mind! 
I want to shine the light of Christ whe…

Summary of 1 Peter

The author of 1 Peter is Jesus’ disciple bearing that name. It was most likely written in between A.D. 62-63. The theme of 1 Peter is rejoicing in our suffering and trials. Peter is writing to a people who are suffering, yet he sees that they have joy. He says that their joy comes from the knowledge that their inheritance is not on this earth, but waiting in heaven for them. It is an inheritance that is incorruptible, undefiled, and unfading, and God is the one who is reserving it for us. Therefore, even though we may suffer for a little while, we have that hope of the prize at the end of the race, thus, we can rejoice in our trials. If we suffer for Christ with joy, then He will strengthen us and give us grace for each day, and we will be glorifying Him.
A. What is the author telling me in 1 Peter 1:1-2?             Peter begins his letter stating who he is and who he is writing to. He is writing to the pilgrims who have been dispersed most likely because of persecution. He states that …

Bread From Hannah's Kitchen

Recently I wanted to make some healthy bread, but we didn't have any whole wheat flour, so I thought maybe I could make oat bread with ground oats as my flour. My mom found a recipe for me in our cook book called “Jane Brody’s Good Food Book”. The recipe is found on page 572 and is called Richard’s Best Bread. I used that recipe as my guide, but added several things and altered the recipe a bit. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it was delicious and my mom wanted me to write out what I did, so we could try it again some time. So here it is. ;). 
Hannah’s Everything Bread
2 cups milk, scalded 1/3 cups vegetable oil 1/3 cup honey 2 teaspoon salt ½ cup water 2 tablespoons yeast ½ teaspoon sugar 2 beaten eggs 2 ½ cups oats, ground in blender to a floury consistency (+ ½ cup oats not ground) ½ cup bran flakes crushed lightly ½ cup unprocessed wheat bran ¾-1 cup cornmeal pancake mix (optional, use only if you have some that you want to get rid of. Hehe!) 3 cups all-purpose …

100 Days of Thanksgiving (Day 67)

Thankful for God's protection! He is always lookin' out for His children!

Example: The other day my mom and I were in a Walmart parking lot looking for a place to park. A truck to the right of us looked like he was about pull out, but since we were directly behind him, of course, he would wait till we moved, right? Wrong! It turns out he hadn't seen us at all, so he backed up right into our little car and made a big dent in the passenger door. No one was hurt, but I was the one sitting in that passenger seat. ;) It was a rather interesting experience. 

100 Days of Thanksgiving (Day 64)

Thankful for the free cookbook kit that I received today in the mail from Morris Press Cookbooks!  Yay! It made me so Happy! I am so excited!

100 Days of Thanksgiving (Day 59, 60)

Well, because I didn't have time to post my 59th yesterday I'll have to do it today!
Day 59: So thankful for Mama Chachi! She isn't my Mama and she isn't my Grandma. In fact, she isn't really related to me, but she is one of the dearest older ladies I have ever known. She is an amazing woman of God and a real prayer warrior. You could possibly liken her to Elisabeth Elliott. I am so blessed to know her.
Day 60: Thankful for my wonderful, awesome, beautiful mother, who loves Jesus and loves her children so much that the only thing she really wanted for her birthday (which was the 29th of October) was that her children would be walking in the Truth. I love you Mommy! Thank you  Mommy, for teaching me that true beauty is a beauty that comes from a heart that loves the Lord. Thank you for being such a godly example to me. To read encouraging posts from my mom check out her blog here and follow it.