Sunday, 22 February 2009

"Why Be Bitter?"

". . . lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;" Hebrews 12:15b

What is the curse of bitterness?
Our untiy it destroys.
People are one no longer,
And have no common joy!
What is the curse of bitterness?
It usefulness destroys.
Thinking they are useful men,
They're really only boys!
What is the cause of bitterness?
Slef-righteous little I.
Thinking we need a party,
When we really need to die!
We have misplaced relationships-
"As soon as thy son was come" -
Not caring for them as brothers,
Our concern for them is gone!
Remember God's richest blessings,
Yes, this is bitterness' cure.
When we need no more than what we have,
Then we are rich for sure!
"Lo, I am with you alway,"
And "Thou art ever with me,"
In His abiding presence is certain victory!
From The Bitter Brother, by Evangalist Tim Green.
Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Our 14th Anniversary!

How hard to believe. It seems like just yesterday that we met. I praise the Lord for my husband. He is the sweetest man I know. Even if he is sometimes forgetful, LOL! Inside joke. He'll know what I'm talking about.

We are not together for our anniversary this year, the first time ever. He was flown into the States for a special meeting and will be there until the middle of March. I miss him and look forward to having him back home. Needless to say, I'm very busy with school and keeping the wheels turning while his is away.

Please pray for his safe travel mercies. He took a young man from the church with him for the first two weeks. From what I hear they are having a blast. You know the old saying, "While the cats away the mice will play!" LOL

Honey, I just want to say,


Saturday, 7 February 2009

Chocolate-Glazed Brownies

I don't know about you, but I love brownies. It doesn't seem to matter what kind, they all sound good. It must have something to do with the name. I mean really, think about. Doesn't the word Brownies just leave you with a wonderful picture in mind and a taste in your mouth?

I better give you the recipe, now that I've managed to give everyone the hunger for brownies! LOL

1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 teaspoons hot water
Candy sprinkles, optional

*In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
*Beat in egg whites.
*Beat in vanilla.
*Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
*Spread into an 8-in. square baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.

*Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. *Cool on a wire rack.

*In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, vanilla and enough water to achieve desired consistency.
*Spread over brownies.
*Decorate with candy sprinkles if desired.
*Cut into bars. Yield: 1 dozen.

One serving (1 each) equals:
173 calories

6 g fat (3 g saturated fat)
14 mg cholesterol
124 mg sodium
30 g carbohydrate
2 g fiber
2 g protein

Diabetic Exchanges:
2 starch.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

The title should say it all. We've had more snow this week than we've had in, well, years. It started on Monday morning and snowed all day long. We ended up with about 3-4 inches I reckon. The only problem is these British folk are most definitely NOT used to it. Our subdivision was a solid sheet of ice all yesterday and this morning. They were flying through here yesterday, but slowed down considerably today. I am so thankful we have a driveway to park in!!! LOL LOL LOL

The children are having a blast. Of course we can still have school! LOL Much to their dismay, but there is always time for playing, too! Rebekah took a turn at making a snowman and Caleb made his first ever snow angel. How FUN!!!! They are enjoying it so much. That is where they are now. I made them some hot chocolate and let them drink it half way through their playing. I figured their hands were cold so they may as well have a warm tummy if possible.

I'm fixin' to bring them in and let them take a nice warm bath and have some homemade soup and a baguette for supper. It will be perfect for this weather.

I'd better go for now and get my chitlins' in here before they freeze to the ground out there.

Many blessings!

Until the Shout,
Sis. Tammy