Friday, September 19, 2014

Photo Friday: Pumpkin




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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Great is Thy Faithfulness
by Thomas Chisholm

Great is Thy faithfulness, oh God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness to
Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

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It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-24

Friday, September 12, 2014

Photo Friday: Creepy!

While feeding the cats last night, I saw a large insect run from the side of the porch to the middle of the porch and sit there staring at me. I was a little too far away to tell what it was so I got my camera out with the zoom lens on and take a picture. Upon seeing the picture, I discovered it was a large praying mantis. Seeing it run towards me at an alarming speed and intent look has confirmed my dislike for these insects. I feel like it would like to eat me if I was a little smaller or if was a little bigger!



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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple Hand Pies

“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” 
 ― Jane Austen


September makes me think fall...even though last week's weather wasn't saying it. Once the calendar says September, I'm ready to start making and eating all the wonderful fall foods. I've been wanting to make an apple pie for over a week so apple pie was what was on the menu for dessert last night. Instead of the traditional apple pie, I decided to make hand pies.  


Ingredients:
5 granny smith apples
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoon butter
2 15-oz package of pie crust or 2 recipe of double crust pastry

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Peel, core, and slice apples. Cut the slices in half. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add apple slices and stir together.
2. Cut eight 7-inch circles out of the pie crust. Put a spoonful of apples on top of the dough circle. Place 1/4 tablespoon butter on top of the fruit. Brush egg on the outside edge of the circle and fold over. Crimp the edges of the dough closed. Brush more egg on the top of the pie and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar if desired. Repeat with the other seven circles.
3. Place pies on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Notes:
I only had one package of pie crust so I made four hand pies. Instead of halving the fruit mixture, I took the excess pieces of dough and rolled them together to form a bottom crust and poured the rest of the fruit into a pie dish. 

I used this Nordic Ware Pocket Pie Maker to form the pies. It makes the cutting, folding, and crimping go much easier. 



What fall food are you looking forward to making?

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Last Hoorah of Summer

Yesterday we had the final homemade ice cream party of the season.




These boys were ready and waiting for their cups to be filled.



Everyone was gathered around Dad and Uncle Max as they opened up the freezers. Uncle Max is getting passionate about the fabulous ice cream. :)




We had chocolate and vanilla ice cream to chose from with toppings to put on top. 



Here are my cups of ice cream: one vanilla with caramel sauce, and one chocolate with chocolate coconut sauce. Yum!



While we were out on the patio enjoying our ice cream, Pinky decided to nap in the porch.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Photo Friday: Mystery Insect

This creepy crawly was in our kitchen the other day. I tried looking it up but couldn't figure out what it was. Any ideas?

Note added: After more research and suggestions from friends, I think I've figured out that this is a robber fly. 



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Sunday, August 31, 2014

More Love to Thee

More Love to Thee
by Elizabeth Prentiss

More love to Thee, O Christ, more love to Thee!
Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee.
This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest;
Now Thee alone I seek, give what is best.
This all my prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Let sorrow do its work, come grief or pain;
Sweet are Thy messengers, sweet their refrain,
When they can sing with me: More love, O Christ, to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!

Then shall my latest breath whisper Thy praise;
This be the parting cry my heart shall raise;
This still its prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee;
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!


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Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
Ephesians 6:24