Friday, August 29, 2014

Photo Friday: Games

Last Friday I had the evening off so I hosted a game party. Five friends were able to come and we had a wonderful time playing Apples to Apples and Dutch Blitz!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Owen's Fudge

The other day, my nephew Owen said he wanted to try to make fudge. I told him I'd be glad to help him out for his first time. Since we were going to be together on Monday we planned on making some.

I was there in case he needed help but he did most of the work himself. His first fudge was perfect! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Miracle in a Dry Season {Book Review}

*** I was given a copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review of the book. 

Cover Art
When I got the Bethany House August books email I didn't know either of the authors featured. I'm sad to say that I'd usually just skip that month and not take a chance on reading a book I might not like, but this month, I decided to give it a try.

I requested the book Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas. I had seen a few things about it on the Bethany House Facebook page and I was drawn to the pretty cover. 

Though I enjoyed the story, I don't know if I would read more by this author. I am glad I chose to read this book, though. I liked the characters and their stories. The main female character, Perla, was a sweet, gentle, kind person and her daughter is just like her. The main male character, Casewell, is a strong Christian man. I think the writing style wasn't quite my taste. I didn't have a hard time getting through this book but it also didn't inspire me like other Christian fiction books do. I also didn't think about the story for days after I finished it like others. I didn't find anything objectionable in this book so I would still recommend this book to other people. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
words by Charles Wesley

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy name.

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’Tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of canceled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Savior come,
And leap, ye lame, for joy.

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“I…heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands.”
~Revelation 5:11

Friday, August 22, 2014

Photo Friday: Cicada

This cicada must have just molted because the shell was only a few inches away. I snapped a few shots before it flew away. 

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Isaac Watts

I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at God’s command, and all the stars obey.

I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.

There’s not a plant or flower below, but makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God art present there.

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God made the earth by His power. ~ Jeremiah 10:12-13

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Coffee Bark

I have made peppermint bark around Christmas for years. It's a favorite treat for several people in our family. Then, a few years ago, I experimented with the recipe and make orange bark.

Then came coffee bark. My sister-in-law Sarah invented this variation. She asked for the peppermint and orange bark recipes and while we were emailing back and forth we came up with all kinds of bark ideas. But the one that stuck with us the most was coffee bark. Sarah tried it first and sent me the amounts she used of each ingredient. 

It. was. fabulous! 

All of us coffee lovers were thrilled with how it turned out. This isn't just a Christmas treat, either. It's great for any time of year!