Friday, June 29, 2012

An Apple a Day: Psalm 119:133

Psalm 119:133

Direct my steps by Your word,
And let no iniquity have
dominion over me.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

An Apple a Day: Matthew 16:25 NLT

Matthew 16:25

If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it.
But if you give up your life for my 
sake, you will save it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lemonade by the Pitcher (with Splenda)


  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • Ice cubes for serving
  • Fresh mint sprigs and lemon slices for garnish (optional)


  1. Stir water, lemon juice, and SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener
     in a large pitcher until the SPLENDA®Granulated Sweetener dissolves.
  2. Serve over ice, garnished with the mint and lemon, if desired.


    Limeade Substitute: 1 cup fresh lime juice for the lemon juice.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Make Ahead Macaroni Salad

When you're cooking for a picnic or potluck, sometimes it's better to get things done ahead of time. That's why
 this recipe for Make Ahead Macaroni Salad is so great. It's simple to whip up, serves a lot of people and can be made in advance. If you're looking for good crowd-pleasing recipes for a summer picnic or BBQ, this dish is a winner!
(compliments of
  • small package of elbow macaroni
  • 1 can sweet peas
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • sweet pickles, chopped
  • 4-5 boiled eggs, chopped
  • tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup grated cheese (your choice)
  • bell pepper, chopped
  • mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Boil macaroni according to package directions. Drain and cool.
  2. Mix all remaining ingredients together, adding the macaroni at the end.
  3. Add mayonaise to consistency of your liking. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve cold.

An Apple a Day: 2 Thessalonians 3:3

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

An Apple a Day: Psalm 91:1

[Psalm 91]Those who live in the shelter of the
Most High will find rest in the shadow of 
the Almighty.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

An Apple a Day: Psalm 68:45

Psalm 68:4-5

Sing praises to God and to his name! Sing loud
praises to him who rides the clouds. His 
name is the LORD— rejoice in his presence!
Father to the fatherless, defender of 
widows— this is God, whose dwelling is holy.

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!! 
I hope all father's have a fun and blessed day!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

An Apple A Day: Philippians 3:20

Philippians 3:20

But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly 
waiting for him to return as our Savior.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

An Apple a Day:Colossians 3:13 (NLT)

Colossians 3:13  (NLT)

Make allowance for each other's faults, 
and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the 
Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

Sometimes this is a hard thing to do, but forgiving will benefit
you, in that it helps to start your healing process and it pleases

Sunday, June 10, 2012

An Apple for Today: Letting Go

I have noticed that when I do allow myself (which is rarely)
to Let Go and Let God, there is peace and serenity.
The outcome, in most cases, turns out much better
when I let my Higher Power (God) have control.

I admit I struggle with letting go on an hourly basis.
I'm not proud of this, but I AM working on it!
I'm sick of trying to control my life as well as
everyone else's.  All of my anxiety comes from
One day lily, alone in the group
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focusing on other people and not God or me.
I must learn to fully surrender all of my worry,
angst, and problems over to God.  I have to
get to this point or I will live in torment forever,
and this is the last thing I want to do.  Pray
for me that I will reach my goal of Letting Go
and Letting God!

This is What it is All About

This was shared with me through email!
I think it is beautiful and I wanted to share it!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

An Apple a Day: Matthew 7:13-14

Matthew 7:13-14

[The Narrow Gate]";You can enter God's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The 
highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.But the 
gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Recipe: Almond Crusted Tilapia

Almond Crusted Tilapia:  from Southern Living

Servings:Makes 4 servings Prep Time:15 minutes Cook Time:9 minutes


  • 1 cup sliced almonds, divided
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 (6-oz.) tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


    1. Process 1/2 cup almonds in a food processor until
     finely chopped, and combine with 1/4 cup flour in a shallow bowl.
    2. Sprinkle fish evenly with salt; dredge in almond mixture.
    3. Melt butter with olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat;
    add fish, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden.
    Remove fillets to a serving plate.
    4. Add remaining 1/2 cup almonds to skillet, and cook, stirring often,
    1 minute or until golden. Remove almonds with a slotted spoon, and sprinkle over fish.

An Apple a Day: Habakkuk 3:19 (NLT)

Habakkuk 3:19

The Sovereign Lord is my strength!
He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
able to tread upon the heights.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

An Apple a Day: Psalm 5:7-8

But as for me, I will come into Your house
in the multitude of Your mercy;
In fear of You I will worship toward Your
holy temple.

Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness
because of my enemies;

Make Your way straight
before my face.

Monday, June 4, 2012

An Apple a Day: Romans 8:18-20

18)For I know that in me (that is,in my flesh)
nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me,
but how to perform what is good I do not find.
19)For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but
the evil I will not to do, that I practice.
20)Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I
who do it but sin that dwells in me. (NIV)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Proverbs 15:1 How do your words sound to others?

Proverbs 15:1 (NLT)

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

If you fall short in this area, you may want to pray the prayer
below, or even better, speak from your heart to God about
this subject.

"My Lord, I fall short in this area many times, as a child of yours I
ask to be forgiven for this sin, cover it with your blood, and
help me never to speak harsh words again. I never want
to hurt anyone by my words or deeds."  Thank you Father for
for your forgiveness.  Amen

Friday, June 1, 2012

My Weekly Exercise Routine as a Parkinson's Patient - Yahoo! Voices -

My Weekly Exercise Routine as a Parkinson's Patient - Yahoo! Voices -

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An Apple a Day: ~Revelation 21: 2-4 NLT

`~Revelation 21: 2-4 NLT
And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God 
out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.I heard
 a loud shout from the throne, saying, ";Look, God's home is now among
 his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people.
 God himself will be with them.He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and 
there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone