Bible Verse of the Day

Monday, August 8, 2011

Carried By Jesus

The last few months I have been carried by my Lord through a very difficult time. I was in the hospital for abdominal pain then returned a few weeks later for the same ailment. This time I stayed in the hospital for 2 weeks and had surgery for a bowel obstruction. 
As we get older it takes a lot longer to recuperate...and it seems like an eternity until we start feeling better. But through it all I knew that my Lord was near, giving me the strength I needed to get through what was going on. After all in Hebrews 13:5 He (Jesus) promises "I will never leave you nor forsake you"
I read this once and it is so true.......
When weakness overcomes you, 
Trust in the One who promises to strengthen you.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
For this is where your strength comes to face each day
The soon you'll find,
That your weakness will slip away.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Techno Dancing



Last Friday evening our Youth Group sponsored a Valentin Dinner for all with entertainment. Here are 2 of the young ladies from our Youth group with their rendition of Techno Dancing. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Quiet Time.

It has been quiet around here the past week. Weather has been good with a couple days of cold and frost and 1 day we woke up to a bout 1 inch of snow on the ground. This week it looks like clear sunny skies with temperatures in the high 60's.
Rodger has been down with his back. Don't know what is going on but last night I had to help him get up from the sofa. I told him he should good to the doctor because it could be caused by the fall he took down the steps a couple of weeks ago. But he said he will be fine and nothing was broken. I told him I didn't know that I was married to Superman and that he had x-rayed vision. That comment got a laugh out of  us.
Tonight he is supposed to go to band practice and choir but he said he is going to stay home.
Found this Bible Verse during my reading yesterday and how true it is. It got me thinking about all the tough times Rodger and I have been through over the years and how God has always been there for us.

 When ever we seek His strength, comfort or peace He provides. He is always there when we least expect Him. Here is something I wrote not too long ago when I was going through a rough time.

I Know You are With Me

From the time You breath life into me every morning,
Till You lay me down to rest at the end of my day.
I know You are always with me.

I feel Your gentle touch as the wind brushes against my cheek.
I feel Your warm embrace in the glow of the sun.

I see Your splendor in each day as the sun rises to light my way and bring all things to life.

I see Your power in the lightening and
I feel Your gentleness as the rain falls on my face.

I see Your joy in the laughter of children,

Your sorrow in their tears.

When I look into the night sky I feel Your peace.

But most of all
I see and feel Your love when my eyes look upon Your cross.



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cry Out to Jesus



One of the men from our choir sang this song Sunday at church. It is powerful and has a message for everyone.
No matter what you are going through there is someone you can call on to meet you where ever you are....Cry Out to Jesus

The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed,
a refuge in times of trouble.
Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, O LORD, have never abandoned anyone who searches for you.
Psalm 9:9,10

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cooking Tips....Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Checked the freezer for something for dinner and all I had was a package of two boneless 1 1/2" pork chops. What to cook. I wanted something easy and different for a change. After all you can only cook chops so many ways - I have yet to see a cookbook on 365 ways to cook pork--chicken & beef yes but pork no. So I went web searching and found this good and easy way to cook my lonely package of pork chops.


Marinated Baked Pork Chops
       
Servings: 6

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
6 pork chops, trimmed

Directions:
1.         Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.         In a small bowl, thoroughly blend soy sauce, vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, and ketchup.
3.         Place pork chops in a medium baking dish, and spread with 1/2 the sauce.
4.         Bake pork chops 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn, and spread with remaining sauce. Continue baking 30 minutes, or until internal temperature of the chops has reached 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Serve with rice, vegetables or salad, and rolls.

*****Seeing I only had two chops I still used the amount of sauce thinking I would have left over for chicken some night. However the sauce was just enough for the 2 chops. I added diced onion and then covered the baking dish with foil for the first half of cooking (20 min.). I then removed the foil and poured the remainder of the sauce over the chops and cooked uncovered for the remainder of time (15 min.). Seeing the pork chops were boneless the cooking time was cut.The result was succulent, tender and very tasty Will definitely keep this recipe handy

 From: All Recipes