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Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Bible Study

We just finished our ten-week study of "The Patriarchs" by Beth Moore. She has challenged us each week, and we have learned so much. We had a time of praise and reflection last night that blessed my heart!

I have such an awesome group of ladies to fellowship and study with each week. We are jumping right in and starting a new one next week. I am SO excited!!! I have never done a study by Priscilla Shirer. We will be doing "Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted." I hear it is awesome and life changing!!

"What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this study, Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city."

Can anyone relate?!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spinach Quiche

Yeah, I know.....this is another "FOOD" post. Couldn't resist sharing what I made.

1 9 inch pie shell, unbaked                                                                  
2 T. butter
1/4 C. chopped scallions
1 10 oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
2 eggs, beaten slightly
1 8 oz. C. ricotta cheese
1 8oz. C. cottage cheese
1/2 C parmesan cheese
3/4 t. salt
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of pepper

1. Preheat oven to 373 degrees. Saute scallions in hot butter. Add drained spinach to pan and stir minute or two. Remove from heat to cool.
2. Mix eggs with rest of ingredients. Stir in spinach mixture. Soon into pie shell and bake for 45 minutes.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Going Once, Twice....Sold!

We bought this at an auction today at church to support a mission trip coming up. It's de...li....cious! Never doubted it; the lady that baked this is famous for these. Worth every penny dollar!

Friday, March 25, 2011


I wanted to share some pics of the Willys jeep restoration that Rick is doing. Just remember I promised to bore you with updates now and then.

This is a picture before he began on it. Here you can find the story and more pics.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ham and Cheese Sandwich Roll

This is so good and easy to make. Serve it with a salad and you've got a great meal.

1 can refrigerated pizza crust
6 ounces thinly sliced ham
6 slices swiss or cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons honey mustard or flavored mayonnaise
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon sesame seeds optional

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease cookie sheet.
Unroll pizza crust onto cookie sheet. Press it into a 14 x 8 inch rectangle.
Spread honey mustard or mayo thinly over dough, to within 1 inch of edge.
Layer ham and cheese of your choice over top.
Fold long sides of dough to middle and pinch edges to seal. Pinch short sides to seal and tuck under.
Brush with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.
Bake for 16-18 minutes until browned. Slice and serve. 

***There are so many possibilities to change it up just a little. Try some roast beef or turkey.  Pepperjack cheese would be great, too.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

 Lame Job/Great Weekend

To finish off spring break week, we took the RV to Marilyn and Rickie's lake property for the weekend. This was kind of like the kick-off weekend for spring/summer. Everyone contributed in some manner to help with all the projects.

My job was a little lame when you compare it to all the others (my arm was out of the sling but I was to be cautious). Don't laugh....I held the trashbags open so Marilyn could fill them with leaves.

Someone had to do it. She said it was a big help--honest.

Jenna trimmed a honeysuckle bush. It had grown in some wild fashion that prevented the gate from closing.

Rick helped with electricity stuff for their bunkhouse project. Hopefully, Marilyn will have pics of this soon over at her blog.

Spring Break 2011 comes to an end. Good news..... spring is here!

Friday, March 18, 2011


Just a quick word -- no torn rotator cuff. Thanks for the prayers!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Gear

Fashionable, huh?

I picked this little number up last night in an area shop emergency room. It only came in this color. But just remember.....black is classic.

I'll skip all the little details, but I would love for you to pray that my MRI coming up later in the week will bring a good report.

Short and sweet today. I'm pecking with my left index finger. So thankful though for that whole left appendage.

Monday, March 14, 2011

It's All About the "Get-Up!"

Jonah came over after church yesterday. Glory is sick, and I thought Keelie could use some backup since Justin was at work.

Jonah got to talking about NASCAR which led to discussing Trevor Bayne and Carl Edwards. He asked me if I had some red or white pants and shirts. (Of course everyone should know those are Carl's colors!) Unfortunately, I couldn't find the right get-up. However, I did get a thumbs up for a cool helmet to ride with. 

(Notice the special seat equipment.)

We made it to Victory Lane -- complete with a live interview!

Then it was baseball time.
I did better with this get-up.
His dad's stuff from "several" years ago.......

Never a dull moment!

Have a great Monday.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Splash of Color

I took these pics while we were out in the RV. The warmth and colors give such hope that spring is just around the corner! Enjoy this beautiful Saturday...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

His Plan

Here's a great reminder to us from my bible study, "The Patriarchs." 

“God means for you and me to cast our utter dependency only on Him.  His plan does not depend on any human. He has well-planned a fruitful life for you. Nothing and no one critical to YOUR GOD-PLANNED FUTURE can fail to come through once God says it’s time. 

No human has the power to overlook what God determines to oversee.”

A big YEAH!! That’s God’s sovereignty!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Lake

We went to a nearby lake in the RV this past weekend. It was such a treat. Rick had taken off Thursday and Friday so we had a long weekend. The kids came out Friday afternoon for dinner, and then Jonah stayed a couple of nights with us. He and I spent one afternoon exploring every nook and cranny around the lake and (as he said) "in the forest." What a fantastic opportunity to be out in God's creation and see the wonder of it all through the eyes of this five year old!!

(Elly has her own take of the weekend, too!)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Waterhose Wreath

I made this last week for my patio. My goal was to create a wreath with NO purchases for the supplies. Check! I did it.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Life's Tug of War

Life can seem ungrateful ~ and not always kind...
Life can pull at your heartstrings ~ and play with your mind....

Life can be blissful ~ and happy and free...
Life can put beauty ~ in the things that you see...

Life can place challenges ~ right at your feet...
Life can make good ~ of the hardships we meet...

Life can overwhelm you ~ and make your head spin...
Life can reward those ~ determined to win...

Life can be hurtful ~ and not always fair...
Life can surround you ~ with people who care...

Life clearly does offer ~ its Up and its Downs...
Life's days can bring you ~ both smiles and frowns...

Life teaches us to take ~ the good with the bad...
Life is a mixture ~ of happy and sad...


Take the Life that you have ~ and give it your best...
Think positive, be happy ~ let God do the rest...

Take the challenges that life ~ has layed at your feet...
Take pride and be thankful ~ for each one you meet...

To yourself give forgiveness ~ if you stumble and fall...
Take each day that is dealt you ~ and give it your all...

Take the love that you're given ~ and return it with care...
Have faith that when needed ~ it will always be there...

Take time to find the beauty ~ in the things that you see...
Take life's simple pleasures ~ let them set your heart free...

The idea here is simply ~ to even the score...
As you are met and faced with ~ Life's Tug of War .

(unknown author)

Have a bright Wednesday!