Monday, November 28, 2011

Hebrews 12:28

Hebrews 12:28

Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by 
worshiping him with holy fear and awe.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A 2011 Guide to Six Free Christmas Events in Spartanburg, SC

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Recipe: Cranberry and Pecan Cheese Log

Prep time: 15 min. plus refrigerating/ 12 servings

1 tub (8oz) Philadelphia 1/3 less fat than cream cheese
1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
1 Tbsp. orange zest
1/2 cup coarsely chopped Planters pecans, toasted
Triscuit Rosemary and Olive Oil Crackers
1. Mix first 3 ingredients until well blended; shape into 6 in. log
2. Coat with nuts. Wrap in plastic wrap.
3. Refrigerate 30 min. Serve with crackers

Nutrition Info per serving: 200 calories; 11g fat;3g saturated fat;220mg sodium;5g protein
Serving size is 2 Tbsp. spread and 6 crackers.  Enjoy!

Colossians 3:16

Colossians 3:16

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives.
Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives.
Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God 
with thankful hearts.

Quote of the day

If you love someone, tell them. 
Because hearts are often broken with words left unspoken.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

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What are you thankful for?  Tell God, HE deserves to know!
Happy Thanksgiving!

An apple a day

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
J.A. Shedd

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Why Mexican Jumping Beans Would Make a Great Stocking Stuffer

Photo credit: Freida Thomas
Remember these? 

Salvation Haiku

Salvation is free, just ask!

To read Haiku, click on title.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 95:1-2 An Apple a Day

Psalm 95:1-2

Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock
 of our salvation.Let us come to him with thanksgiving.
 Let us sing psalms of praise to him.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


"Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore
and you sleep alone."
-- Gelett Burgess

Sunday, November 13, 2011

SC Fall Color Photo

Photo credit: Freida Thomas

Movie: Jack and Jill

I saw the new movie Jack and Jill yesterday.
Adam Sandler and Al Pacino are hilarious!
This is a must see if you want to laugh alot!!
thumbs up and 5 stars...............*****

An apple a day

1 Peter 2:15-16

It is God's will that your honorable lives should
silence those ignorant people who make
foolish accusations against you.For you are free,
yet you are God's slaves, so don't use
your freedom as an excuse to do evil.


"It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants.
The question is, what are we busy about?"
– Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fudgy Peanut Butter Cake

 Fudgy Peanut Butter Cake
"I clipped this recipe from a newspaper years ago," recalls Bonnie Evans from Norcross, Georgia. "The house smells great while it's cooking. My husband and son enjoy this warm dessert with vanilla ice cream and nuts on top."
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours


  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • In a large bowl, combine the milk, peanut butter, oil and vanilla,
  • beat until well blended. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar,
  • flour and baking powder; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture
  • until blended. Spread evenly into a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker coated
  • with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cocoa and remaining sugar; stir in
  • boiling water. Pour into slow cooker (do not stir).
  • Cover and cook on high for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a toothpick
  • inserted near the center of comes out clean. Serve warm with ice
  • cream. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 348 calories,

Thursday, November 10, 2011

1 John 4:18-20 (NIV)

~Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue
but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know
that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts
at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us.
For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

An apple a day

Isaiah 1:18

";Come now, let's settle this,"; says the Lord. ";
Though your sins are like scarlet,
I will make them as white as snow.
Though they are red like crimson, I will
make them as white as wool.

More Fall Color!

Photo credit: Freida Thomas

What Every Parent Should Know About the Dangers of Chicken Pox Parties

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Colors

If you have eyes to see all
of God's beauty around you,
thank HIM, you are blessed!
Photo Credit: Freida Thomas
  Quote du Jour

"Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil,
and cruel. True, and they have many other fine
qualities as well."
-- Missy Dizick

"Beware of people who dislike cats."
-- Irish prover

"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never
does any harm to ask for what you want."
-- Joseph Wood Krutch

                                                              Photo credit: Freida Thomas

An apple a day

1 Timothy 2:1-2

[Instructions about Worship] I urge you, first of all,
to pray for all people. Ask God to help them;
intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority
so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by
godliness and dignity.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Quote du Jour

"Be generous with kindly words, especially
about those who are absent.”
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dry Pet Food Linked to Human Salmonella Infection: How to Avoid Becoming Sick

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Festive Broccoli Salad

Shared with us by Carol Shrum of Gastonia, North Carolina, this is one of those dishes you can add to any meal, in any season. We enjoyed it at our potluck and it was gone before we knew it!


2 heads broccoli, chopped into
1 red onion, chopped
1/2 to 3/4 c. sweetened dried
3-oz. jar bacon bits
1 cup mayonnaise
2 T. red wine vinegar
1/2 c. sugar

Mix together broccoli, onion
cranberries and bacon bits in a large bowl.
Whisk together remaining ingredients in
a separate bowl and pour over top of broccoli mixture, just before serving.
Toss to mix. Serves 8.