Hopefully, cooking is over for two, days.

Ed, and Isaac had pie for breakfast. I kept cooking. I didn’t eat, because we had a goal of eating this turkey by 2:00 at least. Well it was 3:00 P. M. by the time the turkey was done, and Ed , and Isaac would eat it. The meat was put back in the oven at 1:00 P.M. because they didn’t think it was done.

When we finally ate, I was eating without my long, white, apron. Cooking was done, too. The cooking storm  went through the morning. When I finished there was plenty. Pumpkin, and Apple  pies, turkey, gravy , dressing, slaw, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, potatoes, and carrots, cranberries that had been cooked on the stove, and  fancy cake from the first of the week. This has been a good Thanksgiving. I told Ed, and Isaac, I would save this plan for next year. I wrote down some, recipes, and followed a plan of what to make. This worked.

The rest of the plan was to take a nice nap. I did.

Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

Wow! How nice to have Thanksgiving Day Lunch at home.! I took a nap after eating and now it is 5:17 in the afternoon. I just woke up! I worked on the meal some yesterday. All I had to do was bake the turkey, make gravy, and dressing, with cranberries. I made a few more.

Well, the turkey wasn’t done until 2:00 P. M.  but a well done turkey is better than one that isn’t done. We had quite a meal, and the dressing was fine with cranberries, and turkey. I ate my plate, but I was tired before I started eating. When the meal is finished, I am too! This is why I could nap!

I am so thankful to have the knowledge of how to make a meal. We would have paid through the nose for this kind of meal, and then had to have gone to the store to make something else. I plan to have us eat turkey for a few, days. This way we can be happy, rested, and ready for the holiday coming up. You know which one I mean?!

If I cook turkey again, I will have to go to Penny’s first. I will get some new, bedroom shoes. Cooking is better when I’m wearing my bedroom shoes!

Hope you ate well, and stuffed! Happy Thanksgiving Day! I am thankful to live in freedom, and to know God. I am thankful for the sunshine, because it is shining above the clouds on a rainy, day. I am thankful for stove to cook in, and for people who have been good to us when we didn’t have a stove. I remember. They invited us to Thanksgiving lunch, because we had nothing to cook the meal on, except at the church. I had cooked turkey at the church, and was so tired.

Well, that year was wonderful. We gave thanks for the meal, and ate heartily. We thanked our friends for helping us celebrate thanksgiving. Soon we did have a new stove, but we never have forgotten the kindness of others.

There are people who are treasures. They carry about the humility of the Lord. They have things to say, and when they hug us, we know they know Jesus first. I am so glad for those who love the Lord, and who are sensitive to what others are going through in life.

My prayer: May God bless you, and wrap His arms around you through someone who cares. May His grace, and favor be on your life so much, that you will walk with Him all the days of your life. And may God heal you who have needs. May His hand touch you, and may He reveal Himself more to you for the rest of this year, and next. May God give you such peace, and rest that you will never look back, but go forward in His strength. Philippians 4:13.

What’s For Lunch Tomorrow?

I made green, bean, casserole for tomorrow. Then I served it to us for supper. I had to make a, white, sauce , and Ed and Isaac brought home two, cans of beans. Well, Isaac found one, more, can in the cabinet.

I put the white, sauce, which was very, thick, with the green beans that I drained. Then I sprinkled fried, onions on the top like you do for this casserole. I put it in the oven, and baked it.

Isaac fixed Salmon, and I served the green, bean, casserole. Isaac cut sweet potatoes in half, and he baked these. We had Salmon, green bean ,casserole, and sweet, potatoes. I ate only the green beans. I don’t know why. I love this casserole.

What’s for lunch, tomorrow? Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day! Yeah!

Turkey, pumpkin pie, apple pie, home-made whipping , cream for the pies, dressing, and giblet, gravy, with home-made cranberries,  ice tea, or red, wine.

It will take four, and a, half, hours to bake our, turkey. This year it is a little, bigger. I have oiled, and spiced it, and prayed over it. Early, tomorrow, I will put the turkey in the oven. That will be all I have to do…unless I make more,green,beans.

The Joy Of The Lord is Your Strength.

I rarely sing in the car if I am with Ed, or if the three of us are going somewhere. Yesterday, we went to the church, and I sang on the way.

It was a song about the joy of the Lord being my strength. It was about bowing to Jesus. Ed drove on, and we arrived where we were going.

We made it to the church, and I got my Bible out. I am trying to finish reading the Old Testament. I am having a, good, time with this project. I want to finish reading my Bible for the 7th time. Have you read in Joshua?

Five, Kings gather with their troops, and come against Isreal. Joshua is leading the men of war in battle. They take the Kings, and Joshua tells his men: Take the kings out of the cave. They bring the five kings out. The men of war who went with him are brought to Joshua, and he says for them to put their feet on the kings necks. They came near, and put their feet on their necks.

Joshua says to  be courageous, and strong, for this is what God will do to all your, enemies with whom you fight. I paraphrased this, but the verse is in Joshua 10: 24-25.

2 Corinthians 10:1-5  talks about walking with the Lord. It talks about warfare that we are in as God’s children. Our warfare are powerful, divinely to destroy fortresses, speculations, and every, high, thing that is raised against the knowledge of God. We are taking every, thought captive to the obedience of Christ.




What is Bothering You?

Only you know what is really bothering you down inside. To relieve the bothered, thought, I often write what it is that is bothering me. I allow myself to write openly, honestly, and to risk someone seeing the page. Usually they don’t see the four pages I have taken to write my innermost thought in honesty before God.

When you write things out,  you finally get what is bothering you, down deep,  out on the page.  Then pray over yourself. Ask forgiveness for the things that are in the way between you, and God.

Coldness of heart is can be rebuked. So can apathy. When you really repent, and get emotional about your sin, God will come closer, because you have made the effort to get honest, open, and to reveal to Him what it is that is standing in the way between you, and Him.

I once found someone who said she would give her heart to Jesus. She said, “I will wait until Sunday. Then I will go forward.”

I said, “Why not now?”

She said, “I promise. But not now.”

My husband, and I have been at our, church a, long, time. I find that getting into the Word of God causes people to grow up in Christ. They learn to walk with Him, and by studying at home, they grow in their knowledge of God. People who have been with Christ make changes. They have the love of Christ, and they wear His peace. Some need to dive into the Word .

I have been told to write shorter, posts. I have written longer, because we need to spend more, time with Him. We need to study more, and develop a relationship with God, and Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Then we need to find other, Christians, and fellowship with them. I am thankful for this blog. It is growing. I am thankful for His grace that keeps us walking with Him.

Favorite passages: Philippians 4:4, Romans 8:28, 1 John1:7-9, Proverbs 11:25. Ephesians 2:8-9. Hebrews 4: especially 7b-16.

Why be Grumpy?

It doesn’t help when people reply with sarcasm. I stop talking, and go about my business. Why do we give into being grumpy?

I might say under my breath, “Do you need a, nap?!”

Often I do need a nap. It is rare when I nap, but since I’m retired, that is my prerogative. I have the time, because I don’t work in public any more. I work at home on laundry, dishes, keeping the cats out of fights, and planning what is next for the meals. I might even encourage Isaac, or Ed.

Ed is a pastor, and I go with him. We are in this together, but I don’t have to go anywhere. I felt the anointing on me when we had been at the church two weeks in a row. I felt God wanted me to join. I did.

When I have had rest, and I am grumpy, then it is time to get the oil out. I put it on my head, hands, and feet. It is important to be watching, and reading the Word. Satan goes about, roaring. He wants to devour Christians. Speak the Word, and he will flee.

About being grumpy,  get quiet. Read the Word. Do this daily. The Word will change you. Listen to God. Know that you are not your own. You have been bought with the precious blood of Jesus. Meditate on the word in a regular, way, and you will find yourself smiling more, laughing more, and happier, because the JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH!