Friday, December 31, 2010

An apple a day

All problems become smaller if you don't dodge
them but confront them.  Touch a thistle timidly and
it will prick you; grasp it boldly and its spines crumble.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

One of my New Year Resolutions will be to

Eat From the "Farm" and Not From the Factory...

An apple a day

A wish is a desire without any attempt to attain
its end.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

An apple a day

Be cheerful.  Of all the things you wear,
your expression is the most important.

(This one really hits home. I struggle and
fail at this each and every day.  It's so hard)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

An apple a day

Mirth is from God, and dullness is from the devil.  You can never
be too sprightly, you can never be too good-tempered.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

If you love recipes and crafts, check out the new blog I'm following.
It's called Gooseberry Patch.  Just look for "blogs I read" on the right
side of this blog and click on the link.

The more expectations  you have, the less gratitude you will have.

An apple a day

Climb the mountains and get their glad tidings.  Nature's peace will flow
to you as the sunshine flows into the trees.  The winds blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares drop away
from you like the leaves of autumn.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bible Verse for Today

And Mary said:  My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord.
Luke 1:46

(as we should) Let's not forget the greatness of our Lord not just at
Christmas, but every day of the year.
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An apple a day

Even moderation ought not to be practiced to excess...
Happy Birthday to my favorite sister (my only one too!lol)
May your birthday be happy and blessed.

I                                                  you!

Monday, December 20, 2010

An apple a day

Whoever has resigned himself to fate, will find that fate
accepts his resignation.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hello to all this Sunday morning.  Family Christmas party is today!  Getting food prepared and can't wait to see everyone!  Has everyone
finished their shopping?   Not me....................time is running out.

An apple a day

Spilled on this earth are all the joys of heaven.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Watching movie on the Hallmark channel "Gifts of the Magi."
It is a new 2010 movie.  It is great.  I recommend watching for it.
I'm sure it will air again soon.

Try these Easy Pickle Rolls!

These are great appetizers to take to your next
Christmas party


 Spread cream cheese (could be low fat) on a slice of soft whole wheat bread. Cut off the edges. Roll around a “baby” dill pickle (regular size will be too big), preferably something with some spice, like a “hot” variety, but you can use regular Kosher dills. I make the rolls and then chill them overnight. Slice them after they are chilled. (You might want to throw out the ends if they don’t have enough pickle in them, or eat them as you go.)








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An apple a day

I am to be so busy today, that I must spend more
time than usual in prayer.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Make Some Cute Snowmen Cupcakes

Just whip up a batch of your favorite homemade cupcakes or buy pre-made ones at the store, Frost.

To transform your frosted cupcake into a festive snowman, do this...

1.Dip frosted cupcakes in sparkling sugar.
2. Use 2 m&ms for eyes.
3. Use a candy orange slice halves for the nose.
4. Cut a strip of licorice and attach 1 gumdrops on each end for earmuffs.
5. Use licorice for the mouth.
6. Add a pink sprinkle to each side of mouth for cheeks.

Voila...you have cupcake snowmen...the kids will love them.
This recipe came from All You Magazine (great mag sold at Walmart)
It's chock full of coupons and great ideas and recipes.
I just finished watching the 1938 version of "The Christmas Carol."
Now, it's Christmas!  I love this movie. 

An apple a day

The only safe and sure way to destroy an enemy is to make him your friend.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

An apple a day

Let us be the first to give a friendly sign, to nod first, smile first, and --if such a thing is
necessary--forgive first.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ecclesiastes Chapter 9

Lesson in Chapter 9 is summed up in verses 2 and 3.  It says "All share a
common destiny__the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad,
the clean and the unclean, those who offers sacrifices and those who
do not." 

v3-"This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all."

Death is eminent for everyone who has breath, so while you live,
eat your food with gladness.  Give thanks to God in all things.  He favors you.  Enjoy life, but be careful to be clothed in white, and give your heart to God, for after your days on earth ends, your eternal destiny is what is going
to matter most. 
Our purpose is to do whatever our work in this life is to the best of our ability and with all our might, for in the grave, where
we will all go, there is neither working, nor planning nor knowledge or wisdom. 
In the grave we will know nothing, until the Lord returns to
claim his "children" meaning those who accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior while living.  None of us know the hour of our death nor the hour the Lord will return to gather those who are already in the grave.

Recipe: Christmas Bark

You will need:

16oz vanilla-flavored candy coating, chopped

2 cups small pretzel twists

1/2 cup red and green candy-coated chocolate pieces

Directions:

1. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.  In medium saucepan, melt candy coating over low
heat, stirring constantly.

2.  Add remaining ingredients; toss to coat.  Spread mixture thinly on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Cool 30 minutes or until set.  Break into pieces.

An apple a day

A sad saint is a sorry saint.   Uh oh....alot of meaning in these words.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

An apple a day

Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest
of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how
to use.


this is not me.....

Saturday, December 4, 2010

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An apple a day

Every noble life leaves the fibre of it interwoven in the
wool of the world.

Recipe: Holiday Cookie Frosting

Ingredients
2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 2/3 cups confectioner's sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
food coloring (red, white, green)

Beat butter, sugar, milk and vanilla in a mixer until smooth.  If frosting
is too thick, add a little more milk.  Divide frosting into several small
bowls.  Add a different color of food coloring to each bowl.  Mix.
Glaze each cookie the holiday colors of your choice.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010