Friday, August 27, 2010


It isn't much but at this point I will take what I can get and say, "Thank You Jesus!"  Can you tell the hot Arizona summer is getting to me?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Feeding of the 5000

 At the beginning of August I blogged that I may have a modern 2010 version of the feeding of the 5000 as told in John.  Well this is that anticipated blog.   I had signed up to help in any way needed at our VBS.  Our young and very small church held vacation Bible school with the goal to minister to children living in the projects near the church.  Our pastor's desire was to feed the children both breakfast and lunch along with snacks and then at the end of the week to send them all home with a backpack filled with school supplies.  Of course this was in addition to the main purpose of telling them about Jesus through Bible lessons, music, games and crafts.  I was assigned kitchen duty and given the responsibility to make sure we could serve breakfast, lunch and a snack to about 60 children.   "Oh my goodness" was my first response and panic quickly set in.  BUT GOD - the source, the answer to my puny faith was there to meet every need and amaze us all with how He supplied our every desire.  It truly was a week that ministered to me along with many children.  Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to trust in the Lord and lean not on our own understanding and to acknowledge Him and He would direct our path.  He graciously did!  We had food, water and juice in abundance and actually in excess.  At the beginning of the VBS we did not know where or how we would supply backpacks only to have them given by another church who had more than they had needed. 
  And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19


John 6:5-145 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?" 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. 7 Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!" 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up, 9 "Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?" 10 Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them. 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. 12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, "Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted." 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.   Truly children's lives were touched during our VBS and I know for a fact that my faith was strengthened once again.  Thank You Jesus!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How To Recognize a Blogger

You know you are a serious blogger when you carry the camera around with you wherever you go.  Precious Husband told me he smiles when he sees the flash go off in another room because he knows there will be a new post up soon.

Never thought I would enjoy blogging so much but I do ; )

An encouraging Word for today:  Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,for his compassions never fail.They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:21-23 
 Grandchildren having fun making ice-cream this summer.  Yum!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday - Blueberry Muffins

Sharing a recipe today that I received from Prairie Flower Farm blog for blueberry muffins.  Precious Husband loves blueberries and quickly let me know these were "a keeper".  Along with a wonderful recipe please check out Linda's blog for a real treat that will encourage your heart for sure.

The Best Blueberry Muffins

1/3 c. oil
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. milk
2 1/2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
2 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare muffin cups with paper cups or grease them. In medium sized bowl beat oil and sugar, then add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat in vanilla, baking powder, salt and then milk. Fold in flour, then blueberries. Spoon into muffin cups. Make the topping: I use my food processor. 1/2 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 tea cinnamon and 3 tbl. soften butter. Blend until into crumbs. Sprinkle the top of each muffin with topping. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.  Makes 18 muffins. 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Good Advice

 Yosemite June 2010 
So refreshing to remember this beauty we enjoyed.  
Somehow it helps remind me that this AZ heat will pass.

Today I would simply like to copy and paste here something very good I read on Courtney's blog,  I needed to hear this today and maybe you do too. 

D. Gordon, says in his book Quiet Talks on Prayer "Waiting means steadfastness, that is, holding on; patience, which means holding back; expectancy, which means holding the face up; obedience, holding oneself in readiness to go or to do; listening, holding quiet and still so as to hear."