Sunday, October 30, 2011

An apple a day

photo by Freida
Ephesians 2:8-9

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a
gift from God.Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us
can boast about it.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

An apple a day

Romans 12:1

[A Living Sacrifice to God] And so,
dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give
your bodies to God because of all he has done for you.
 Let them be a living and holy
sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable.
This is truly the way to worship him.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

An apple a day

Ephesians 5:19-20

singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves,
and making music to the Lord in your hearts.
And give thanks for everything to God the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Grapefruit and Oranges Quick Recipes

Did you know?  Grapefruit and Oranges are both packed with vitamin C!
We need alot of Vitamin C during the Cold and Flu season, so try to
incorporate some of these easy recipes into your daily diet.

Grapefruit Cobbler: Top a halved grapefruit with a dollop of vanilla
yogurt and crumbled low-fat shortbread cookies.

Sweet and Sunny Salad: Drizzle grapefruit and orange slices with honey
and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.

Grapefruit Whip: Toss grapefruit slices in a blend of equal parts
light whipped cream and lemon-flavored yogurt.

Citrus Parfait:  In a parfait dish or glass, layer 3 ounces vanilla
yogurt, 1/4 cup granola (or other cereal) and 1/4 cup peeled
grapefruit and/or orange wedges; repeat. 
Top with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Black Friday 2011 is Coming: Prepare Now

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An apple a day

Proverbs 9:10

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom.
Knowledge of the Holy One results in good

SC Gov. Nikki Haley Responds to Citizens Questions at Recent Town Hall Meeting

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Country Apple Dumplings

  • 2 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled and cored
  • 2 (10 oz) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (12 oz.) can or bottle Mountain Dew

1. Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
2. Cut each apple into 8 wedges and set aside. Separate the crescent
roll dough into triangles.  Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll
dough starting at the smallest end.  Pinch to seal and place in
baking dish.
3. Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and
cinnamon. (Other spices can be added if desired)
 Pour over the apple dumplings.  Pour Mountain Dew over
 the dumplings.
4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until
golden brown. (serve warm and top with ice cream, optional)

I love any apple dish in the fall and this easy recipe is
one of my favorites. Hope you will try it and like it!


An apple a day

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.
 Aim at earth and you get neither.” C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fresh Egg Tip

Quick Tip

To tell if an egg is fresh, place it in a bowl of water. If it sinks and lies on its side, it’s good. If it sinks and stands large-end up, use it quickly—it’s about to go bad. If it floats, toss it.
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Psalm 37:4

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart's desires.

Monday, October 17, 2011

I give myself permission to cherish my inner resources.

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Psalm 25:14-15

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him.
He teaches them his covenant. My eyes are
always on the Lord, for he rescues me from
the traps of my enemies.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

"Footloose" and "Dolphin Tale" Are Top 2 Movies to See This Weekend Oct. 14-16 in Spartanburg,SC

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How to Make Your TV Watching Time Productive

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An apple a day

~ Take time to be still in God's presence. The more hassled
you feel, the more you need this sacred space of communion
with Him.  Breath slowly and deeply.  Relax in His holy presence
while His face shines upon you.  This is how you receive His

Psalm 46:10 (NIV)  "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted
in the earth."

10 Adult Halloween Costumes Each Under $20 and Available Online

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

An apple a day: Psalm 63:1

Psalm 63:1

[A psalm of David, regarding a time when David
was in the wilderness of Judah.]O God, you
are my God; I earnestly search for you.
My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for
you in this parched and weary land where
 there is no water.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

"That's been one of my mantras -- focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." ~Steve Jobs: CoFounder of Apple, Inc.

Millions Mourn the Death of Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple, Inc

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

An apple a day

enjoy your surroundings!!
by freida
"Life is too short to be anything but happy....
love deeply, forgive quickly, take chances,
give everything with no regrets, forget the past
with exception of what you have learned and
remember everything happens for a reason."
-- Anonymous

Monday, October 3, 2011

6 Statements You Should Never Make To Your Boss

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An Affirmation for Today

I take pleasure in receiving the goodness around me.

An apple a day

When many things seem to be going wrong, Trust God.
When your life feels increasingly out of control, Thank God.
These are supernatural responses, and they will lift you
above your circumstances! Affirm your trust in God, regardless
of how you feel.  Though thanking God in all circumstances 
may seem unnatural or even irrational, by doing it, gradually you will
begin to ascend, recovering your lost ground.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Six Effective Ways to Help a Loved One with Borderline Personality Disorder

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6 Key Cancer Protectors

"If everyone in America followed these suggestions,
we could see a 50 to 70% drop in cancer deaths, says
Edward Partridge, M.D.:

  • Don't smoke
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Be physically active
  • Use sunscreen
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Get recommended screenings

Cinnamon Roll Cake

Try this warm and yummy Cinnamon Roll Cake
Comfort food for a chilly Fall night!

Ingredients for cake:

3 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 stick butter, melted

Ingredients for Topping

1 stick butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. cinnamon
dash of ground cloves (optional)

Ingredients for Glaze

2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
5 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all cake ingredients
together except for the butter.  Once combined, slowly
stir in melted butter and pour into a greased 9"x13" pan.

2. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until
well combined.  Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with
a knife.  Bake for 30-35 minutes, then remove to cool.

3. While cake cools, stir together powdered sugar, milk, and
vanilla.  While cake is still slightly warm, drizzle with glaze.

compliments of Melissa Spivey

I give myself permission to move through intense emotions easier.

An apple a day

~Sow for yourselves righeousness,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the Lord,
until he comes and showers
righteousness on you.~
(Hosea 10:12-NIV)