Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Today's Affirmation

Whether or not you know it, you are a kind and loving person.

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Psalm 95:6-7

Come, let us worship and bow down.
   Let us kneel before the Lord our maker,
for he is our God.
   We are the people he watches over,
   the flock under his care.

If only you would listen to his voice today!

Monday, August 29, 2011


I take pleasure in receiving the goodness around me.

An apple a day

Tis easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows along like a song;
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
ella_wheeler_wilcox.jpg Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Sunday, August 28, 2011

An apple a day

~The words of a man's mouth are deep waters,
but the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
(NIV Proverbs: 18:4)

September Gardening Guide

These are ideal things to do in the garden in September:

  1.  Plant leafy greens-lettuce, broccoli, collards and kale-early this month for the fall garden.
  2. Start a compost pile.  There will be much material to add in the months to come.
  3. Buy bulbs as soon as they arrive in stores for the best selection and store in a cool location until you can plant them.
  4. Enjoy a small sampling of your garden indoors in a vase.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Recipe: Broccoli Parmesan

Prep: 10 Min., Roast: 14-17 Minutes
Oven: 450

8 cups broccoli florets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 easpoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 450
Place broccoli in a shallow baking pan lined
with foil.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Sprinkle
with salt and black pepper.  Bake, uncovered,
for 13 to 15 minutes, stirring once, until
broccoli is crisp-tender and slightly charred.
Sprinkle with the Parmsean cheese.  Bake 1 to 2
minutes more.

Transfer broccoli to a serving platter or
individual plates, if desired.
makes 8 servings

An apple a day

~Many are the plans in a man's heart,
but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.
(NIV:  Proverbs 19:21)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Set These Top 10 Work Spouse Boundaries To Avoid Jeopardizing Your Marriage

click on title to see article

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Psalm 94:18-19

I cried out, "I am slipping!"
   but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me.
When doubts filled my mind,
   your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Daily Affirmation

Daily Affirmation:
I welcome all my feelings...they guide me to my true self.

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Romans 14:8

If we live, it's to honor the Lord. And if we die, it's to honor the Lord.
So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"The Help" Movie and Theme Review

"The Help" is the best movie I've seen in 2011!  It is Oscar winning material!!
  5 *****

An apple a day

"Until you make peace with who you are,
you'll never be content with what you have."
Doris Mortman, author

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I'm excited about seeing the new movie "The Help" today!
It is supposed to be really good!

The Caramel Cake in the movie "The Help"
is provided by Caroline's Cakes.  Caroline is a native of
Charleston  I have sampled this cake and it is
delish!!  You can enter to win a free Caramel Cake
from Caroline's Cakes by clicking here:

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Ephesians 2:10

For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus
 so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Friday, August 12, 2011

photo credit: Freida Thomas
I am a Rock
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb,
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock, I am an island.
And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.
~ Paul Simon ~

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

An apple a day

~Blessed is the man who perseveres
under trial, because when he has stood
the test, he will receive the crown of
life that God has promised to those who
love him.~ (James 1:12 NIV)

Bananas for Grilling

Next time you grill, why not grill dessert too?

Place whole or sliced bananas,
some butter, brown sugar, and a
splash of rum on large individual
squares of foil.

Fold and seal into packets.
Grill until bananas are soft and

Remove bananas from foil.

Plate and serve with vanilla ice cream.
Use the caramelized brown sugar
remaining in the foil as syrup.

Sounds yummy, yes?

Monday, August 8, 2011

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Psalm 149:4

For the Lord delights in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

An apple a day

VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Isaiah 33:22

For the Lord is our judge,
our lawgiver, and our king.
He will care for us and save us.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011


~"Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of
containing God's gift of himself.
    Ask and seek, and your heart will grow big
enough to receive him and to keep him as your
own. Wherever God has put you, that is your
vocation. It is not what we do but how much
love we put into it."~ Mother Teresa

Sorry I've been absent:

Hi everyone,

Sorry I've been away for a few days.  I have been taking care of Mom, who had
eye surgery to repair a macular hole and remove a cataract.  She is doing well
thanks to the prayers of many. Hopefully, I can get back on schedule now.