Friday, March 30, 2012

An Apple a Day

Let's Pray
Father, I am so tired of playing it safe, 
of bowing to the wrong crowd and listening to 
the wrong voices. I lay down my pride and surrender
to You and Your plan for my life in 
this New Year. Stretch my faith. Give me Your eyes
to see those in need. Fill me with 
Your power and strength so that others
will be drawn to You. In Jesus' name,

Mint Iced Tea

So Refreshing for Summer's Hot Weather!


  • English Breakfast or Earl Grey tea bags $
  • peppermint tea bags
  • bunch fresh mint, rinsed and picked over
  • 1/2 cup sugar $


  1. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot. 
  2. Place tea bags in a large bowl and pour 
  3. boiling water over. Add half of mint; cover
  4.  and steep for 10 minutes. Strain into pitcher,
  5.  discarding tea bags and mint. Stir in sugar to dissolve.
  6.  Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours.
  7.  Pour into large glasses full of ice cubes.
  8.  Garnish with reserved mint.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

An Apple a Day: 2 Corinthians 5:21

2 Corinthians 5:21

For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the
offering for our sin, so that we could 
be made right with God through Christ.

Photo: by Freida

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

An Apple a Day: Psalm 62:7

Psalm 62:7

My victory and honor come from God alone.
 He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can 
reach me.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

An Apple a Day:Romans 6:23

Photo by Freida Thomas
Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, 
but the free gift of God is 
eternal life through Christ 
Jesus our Lord.

An Apple a Day: James 1:12

James 1:12

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will 
receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Traditional Egg Sandwich: My Favorite Fast Breakfast

1 egg
1 tbsp. milk
2 slices white bread
Salt and pepper to taste
1 slice American cheese
Crack the egg into a microwave-safe cereal bowl
 and whisk in the milk. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook in the microwave on 100% power for 1 - 2 minutes.
While the egg is cooking, toast the bread.
 Use a spoon to remove the cooked egg from the bowl
 and set it on one piece of toast. Top with a slice of cheese
 and the other piece of toast. Cook in the microwave until
 cheese is melted, about 15 seconds.
I found a used car for my niece. I hope it will be a good one! 
Now I'm moving on to my next project, my yard!! It is a mess.
Weeds to pull, trees to trim, grass to cut....ugh.  But I will
enjoy spending time outside for a change.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Looking for a dependable used car.  This has kept
me busy for the last couple of days.  I'll be back
on track posting soon! Wish me luck!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

An Apple a Day: Acts 4:10,12 (NLT)

Acts 4:10,12 (NLT)

"Let me clearly state to all of you and to all the people
of Israel that he was healed by the powerful name of 
Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the man you crucified but
whom God raised from the dead.There is salvation in
no one else! God has given no other name under heaven 
by which we must be saved."

Sunday, March 11, 2012

An Apple a Day

"The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely
 better than those who try to do nothing and succeed."
 — Lloyd Jones

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ladies Prayer from Joke de Jour

"Ladies Prayer"
Now I lay me 
Down to sleep. 
I pray the Lord 
My shape to keep. 
Please no wrinkles 
Please no bags 
And please lift my butt 
Before it sags. 
Please no age spots 
Please no gray 
And as for my belly, 
Please take it away.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring Forward Saturday Night, Mar. 11

Hey Ya'll, Don't forget to move your clocks up!

Spring Forward!

One of my pet peeves is daylight saving time, which begins this Sunday, March 11, at 2 a.m.
When I was a young sprout I liked the fact that on the longest days of summer it started getting light around 4:30 a.m., and sunrise was just before 5 a.m. I was an early riser and liked the extra time to get chores done in the cool of the morning.
I must admit, however, that sometimes those chores waited until after an early-morning fishing trip. There's nothing better than hooking a rock bass in a clear rock-bottomed creek and still making it back home by 7 a.m.
That all changed with the dratted daylight saving time.
Did you know that daylight saving time in the United States has been around more than 90 years? The first daylight-time act was approved on March 19, 1918, but was in effect for only seven months (basically April through October) in 1918 and 1919. After the end of World War I, the immensely unpopular law was repealed by Congress over the veto of President Woodrow Wilson.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt instituted year-round daylight saving time during World War II. It lasted from Feb. 2, 1942, to Sept. 30, 1945. After the war, states and localities were free to choose whether or not daylight saving time would be observed. What resulted was a confusing mix of laws from state to state, and sometimes, from city to city.
The effect was maddening, particularly among broadcasters. Can you imagine trying to schedule programs and keep the public informed of broadcast times when daylight saving time could be in effect in a city but not in the countryside surrounding it?
To illustrate just how silly the mishmash of daylight saving time laws had become, the Interstate Commerce Commission reported in the mid-1960s that bus drivers and passengers went through seven time changes on a 35-mile stretch of Route 2 between Moundsville, W.Va., and Steubenville, Ohio.
So, in 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Uniform Time Act. Daylight saving time was set to begin on the last Sunday of April and to end on the last Sunday of October. The only exemption was if a state legislature voted to keep the entire state on standard time.
Twenty years later, in 1986, daylight saving time was moved to the first Sunday of April. Then, in 2005, Congress voted for it to begin on the second Sunday of March and end on the first Sunday of November. That gives us nearly eight months of daylight saving time, despite my personal aversion to the entire concept.
I doubt if I will ever see a time when we will end the observance of daylight saving time. It's too much a part of popular culture now. But in my heart I feel sorry for those individuals who will never remember what it truly was like to observe the words of Benjamin Franklin:
"Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise!"

Speaking of Benjamin Franklin, some think he supplied the germ of the idea of daylight saving time in a satirical letter to the editors of The Journal of Paris in 1784. In the letter, Franklin mentions "saving daylight" and urges Parisians to get up earlier in the morning in order to use the sunlight. The idea of energy saving was also part of that suggestion -- Franklin pointed out that the practice would cut back the amount of candles being burnt at night.
William Willett, a London builder, was among the first persons to seriously propose daylight saving time. In a pamphlet titled "The Waste of Daylight," published in 1907, he lobbied Parliament to adopt the concept, but was unsuccessful. To read Willett's pamphlet, click here.
There is also an interesting overview of the history of time zones and daylight saving time at
And if you're a trivia buff like I am, you will love WebExhibit's page "Incidents and Anecdotes."

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South Carolina Native Etta Jones: Great Jazz Vocalist Changed History for Jazz Genre - Yahoo! Voices -

Thursday, March 8, 2012

An Apple a Day: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

[God Offers Comfort to All]
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is 
our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.He comforts
us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others.
When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the
same comfort God has given us.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

An Apple a Day: Defense against Worry

A great defense against worrying is to stay in
continual conversation with God, and
richly season it with thanksgiving.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

An Apple a Day: Psalm 120:1

Psalm 120:1

[Psalm 120] A song for pilgrims ascending to
Jerusalem. I took my troubles to the LORD; I 
cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.