Thursday, December 30, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
We attended a Christmas program at our daughter's church and this poem was on the back of the program. I want to share it with you my blogging friends.
Lord, this is my prayer not only on Christmas Day
But until I see You face to face may I live my life this way:
Just like the baby Jesus I ever hope to be,
Resting in Your loving arms trusting in Your sovereignty.
And like the growing Christ child in wisdom daily learning,
May I ever seek to know You with my mind and spirit yearning.
Like the Son so faithful let me follow in Your light,
Meek and bold, humble and strong not afraid to face the night.
Nor cowardly to suffer and stand for truth alone,
Knowing that Your kindgom awaits my going home.
Not afraid to sacrifice though great may be the cost,
Mindful how You rescued me from broken-hearted loss.
Like my risen Savior the babe, the child, the Son,
May my life forever speak of who You are and all You've done.
So while this world rejoices and celebrates Your birth,
I treasure You, the greatest gift unequaled in Your worth.
I long to hear the same words that welcomed home Your Son,
"Come, good and faithful servant", Your Master says, "Well done".
And may heaven welcome others who will join with me in praise
Because I lived for Jesus Christ not only Christmas Day.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
I love all the Christmas songs but I think my favorite is "Joy to the World". What is your favorite?
Joy to the world! the Lord is come:
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing.
And heaven and nature sing.
And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.
Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns:
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy.
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness,
And wonders of His love. And wonders of His love.
And wonders, wonders of His love.
I especially like the last verse. So many people think they rule the world but, in fact, the world is ruled by God. Pray that our people in Congress will be aware of that in the coming year.
What is your favorite? It won't be long and be won't hear these songs again for another year.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I did not have internet for 2 days. I called my internet guy and while I was telling him what was going on my internet explorer kicked in. He said he had about 10-15 calls in the last few days. Why it clear up just then I don't know. ( It reminded of when I have a toothache, by the time I get to the dentist it is gone.) It is working fine now. I really missed my blogs and facebook. I didn't realize how much I counted on my internet.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
This is a proud Grandma coming to you with info about one of my grandsons. Jim is a senior this year and his school had their Pop Concert last night. I knew Jim played the drums and the bongos, but I had no idea he could sing like he did. He sang "Believe" and it was very good. He was right on key and sang with a lot of feeling. He really did very well. The other Grandpa and Grandma were in attendance too. They were very proud as well. Of course I left my camera at home.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Made for special people at Christmas
1 box Bakers German Chocolate (green box)
48 oz. almond bark (dark)
1 bag chocolate chips
16 oz. dry roasted peanuts - unsalted
16 oz. dry roasted peanuts - lightly salted
Put in crock pot on low for 3 hours. Mix and drop on waxed paper.
Note: Put plain paper down first, then put waxed paper on top of that, otherwise you will have wax on your counter top.
Makes 85-100 pieces.
Christmas should be a time to celebrate, a time to contemplate,
and a time to share feelings of warmth and appreciation with those whom we love.
This holiday season, like every other,
presents a wonderful opportunity to make ourselves willing servants
of the One whose birth we celebrate.
Monday, December 6, 2010
The old message "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord" is still the heart of Christmas.
After two years of planning our church 100th Anniversary Celebration is finished. Yesterday, December 5 we had two of our former pastors preach for us; one in the morning and one in the evening. In all, we had four pastors who preached, and two that were in attendance at our Community night and a letter from one and letters from the widows of two others.
Our potluck and talent night were memorable. Our coffee/fellowship times were well attended.
Our ministry in music did very well. Our Anniversary booklet went over very well also.
I believe I can truthfully say everyone enjoyed themselves and it was so good to see everyone again. Many of our former members came back to celebrate with us.
Our theme was "Great is Thy faithfulness" and that was and is certainly true.
Now we are ready to get on with the next 100 years knowing that God has been faithful in the past and will be faithful in the future. Our challenge is Will we be faithful?
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Cheesy Potato Soup
3 cups chopped potatoes
1 cup water
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup carrrots, chopped
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 t. parsley
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/2 t. salt
Dash of pepper
1 1/2 cup milk
2 T. flour
1/2 lb. Velveeta cheese, cubed
In a large kettle, combine potatoes, water, celery, carrots, onion, parsley, bouillon cube and seasonings. Mix well. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Grandually add milk to flour; mix well. Add milk mixture to the vegetables.
Cook until thckened. Add cheese and stir until melted. ENJOY!!