Sunday, September 28, 2008

I Love To Singa

Where have all the good cartoons gone? I love this!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A visit to the mountain mans home

The home of the mountain man is at the top of a mountain. They use solar power for some energy and some light. The stove is a nice wood burning stove. The day we visited it was a hot day and his wife was inside cooking on the wood burning stove.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A true mountain man

We met this man on our recent vacation. He and his wife live at the top of a mountain. His only bills are taxes $100.00. They live completely off the grid. Solar power, garden for food, and water from the stream. His life was interesting and a little foreign to me. Today as I post his picture and I think about the economy maybe his life is not so odd.

Spending time with new friends

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Honoring the Old Saints and the Old Hymns

My mother loved the old hymns. It was very common in my home growing up to hear her singing these through the house or in the car.

Hymn: Because He Lives

Hymn: I'd Rather Have Jesus

Hymn: Leave It There

Hymn: Have A Little Talk With Jesus

Hymn: Power In The Blood

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Mother

Today would have been my mothers 77th Birthday. My father prayed that God would put His arm around her today. My mother was a virtuous woman. Most everything I know on how to have a God centered marriage I learned from her. What an awesome example and I am grateful. I miss her very much. I love you mother and Happy Birthday.

Friday, September 19, 2008

A New Sound At Our House

My husband plays the drums and his father plays the piano. I am hoping we have a 3rd musician in the family now.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dance Before The Lord

This is a link to Nancy Grandquist. She is singing at the Indiana Bible College Music Fest 2003. Here are some of my favorite quotes of hers on the video.

Somebody needs to move out of their seat

What's wrong with you people tonight Holy Ghost is here.

The first moment we get too stiff and starchy in our programs that we can't let the Holy Ghost move in and out of our pew and we have to stick to our program their is something wrong with us

I've never gotten use to this Pentecostal Apostolic Experience

Nancy Grandquist
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If you can not get the links to work email me or send me a note and I will email you the link.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I've Got the Victory - IBC Indiana Bible College

This is one my children's favorite songs. We will sing this song and worship. This is a good on the way to school song. Its a joy to hear my children singing " I've got the Victory".

Say So

This is where we use to go to church in Indiana. Enjoy

Monday, September 15, 2008

Israel and New Breed - To Worship You I Live

To Worship You I Live (Lyrics)

To Worship You I Live

Verse: Away away from the noise
alone with you
away away to hear your voice
and meet with you
nothing else matters my one desire is

Chorus: To worship you I live
to worship you I live I live to worship you
To worship you I live
to worship you I live I live to worship you


VERSE 2: Away away, away away from the noise alone with you
Away away to hear your voice and meet with you
It's been a while but hear my heart cry again

Chorus: To worship you I live
to worship you I live I live to worship you
To worship you I live
to worship you I live I live to worship you
To worship you I live
to worship you I live I live to worship you
To worship you I live
to worship you I live I live to worship you
To worship you I live
to worship you I live I live to worship you


Peach Pie

Today I bought fresh peaches. Tonight I sliced them, covered them in Honey (from our trip), Amish butter and cinnamon and some vanilla. Bottom and top with a bought pie shell and bake. I topped it with some Breyers all natural french vanilla ice cream. The family voted Yummy!!!!

This is not on Mommy's diet. I have some yummy cereal to look forward to later tonight. I did take one bite of the pie. Yummy.

Excited and Thankful for Friends

Since moving away from Indianapolis the one food we crave is Skyline Chili. Kroger recently stopped selling the cans of chili. Thankfully we received a call today from friends who were in Indy at Skyline Chili and wanted to know what we wanted. Thanks buddies. We are really looking forward to seeing you guys!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Adventures with Daddy

Tonight after supper Daddy decided to take us on a walking adventure on a new path he found. Here are a few pictures.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What's for supper

White Bean Chili

3 cans drained and rinsed canellini beans
1 onion diced
3 tsp garlic
2 Tablespoons butter
4 cups chicken broth more as needed
1 small can green chilies

chicken breast

boil and shred chicken

Saute onion and garlic in butter. Add chicken broth and canellini beans.

1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. cilantro

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

(makes 12 muffins)

1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour *
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup natural peanut butter **
6 tbsp (3 ounces) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
Approximately 1/3 cup fruit jam (I used strawberry)

Preheat oven to 375F. Line 12 (4-fl.oz. capacity) wells of your muffin pan with paper liners (or butter and flour each the wells).

In a bowl, sift together all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside dry ingredients.

In a large mixing bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla. Mix in buttermilk and stir until evenly mixed. It should become smooth as you stir but it's also okay if the mixture looks a bit curdled.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix gently until just moistened. You don't want to over mix the batter.

Spoon in about 2 tablespoons batter into each of the 12 wells of your prepared muffin pan. Spoon a heaping teaspoon of jam in the center (do not spread jam over the batter). Cover the jam with the remaining batter.

Bake at 375F for 15 – 18 minutes until muffins spring back when touched lightly. Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then remove muffins from pan and let them cool on wire rack for about 20 minutes before serving.

In a large heavy pot saute onion and garlic, Add the beans, the 4 cups broth, chilies, oregano, cayenne and cilantro and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently, adding more broth as needed, until the beans are very tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Add the shredded chicken and continue to simmer. Serve with tortilla chips, Monterey Jack cheese and sour cream. I think a squeeze of lime would also go well with this Chili. We also added Louisiana Hot sauce to taste to our bowls.

Savory Cheddar Muffins
Makes 8 large muffins.

2 C. unbleached white flour

2 teas. baking powder

½ teas. sea salt

1 C. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (no subs.)

Optional herbs: 1/2 T. crushed dried thyme or savory, 2T. chopped dried parsley, 1 teas. Mrs. Dash or Spike Seasoning Blend

1 C. milk

1 egg, beaten

¼ C. light olive or vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 400. Grease muffin tin and set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add shredded cheese and (optional) herbs and stir to combine. In a small bowl, combine remaining liquid ingredients. Add to flour mixture, stirring just to combine, don’t over-mix. Spoon into prepared muffin tin, filling each cup ¾ full. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Reduce heat to 350 after first 10 minutes if browning too fast.

Reprinted from: Not Just for Vegetarians, Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way

Monday, September 8, 2008

What's for snack

I asked the kids what kind of fruit they wanted and I was pleased that they actually had request. Thanks to Easy Way they each get what they want. I did add some nectarines. I am so glad that eating healthy is rubbing off on the kids.

Finishing the Race

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith

My husband rode in a 25 mile bike ride this weekend. I am so proud of him because he never gave up and he finished the race. I told the children that its not about how fast you go its about finishing the race. That is so true in our spiritual walk. We all want to hear well done my good and faithful servant.

Matthew 25:23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.