Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hello!   Hope this finds you doing well.

As you know, the church I attend is having a revival this week. 

It has been a good week.  :)  

You know, when you're trying to live your life for God, serving Him and trying to share Him with others, the devil always does his best to find a chink in your armor and stab you. Stab you right where he knows he can get you.

Well, that's how it has been for me, for the past three weeks.   Each morning I wake, I pray, and then my feet hit the floor.  The battle is on - with my spirit being dogged from every angle.   If it weren't for the Lord's presence in my life, I would go down in smoke.

Earlier, as I sat hear catching up on emails, eating my grits and buttered toast, I realized how liberated I feel this evening.   I have been able to hand the battle over to God completely, instead of asking for His help, then barging on ahead, trying to fight it my way. 

I feel like celebrating with a Pepsi, but since I've given soda pops up for the time I'm in the Daniel study, I'll have to wait. :)

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Why is it, we have to try it our way, before we realize it's not the right way?

Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.  Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:... ~ Psalm 64:1-2

The Righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in Him; and all the upright in heart shall glory. ~ Psalm 64:10


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TODAY'S QUESTION

What's your earliest childhood memory?

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BLOCK OF THE MONTH

Starting in October!!







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I'll sign off with my favorite quote....

Your worst days are never so bad, that you are beyond the reach of God's grace and your best days are never so good, that you are beyond the need of God's grace. ~ Anonymous

Have a terrific Thursday!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to yesterday's question: only by God's grace am I able to break habits.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Saints Celebrate!

It's the bottom of the ninth...
Batter is at the plate...
Pitcher's winding up...

The ball is smoking hot tonight, burning right through the batters, taking them out one by one.  They fall, then are dragged to the pit.

The pitcher laughs, smoke rolling out of his mouth.  The saints watching from the stands, cringe each time a person falls, knowing the pitcher has them.

A new batter steps up to plate, nervous and jittery.  He sees the evil grin on the pitcher's face and feels the heat of his stare.  As he stands there, something catches his eye.  There's a Light over center field.   He decides to keep his eyes on the Light, and not on the pitcher, in hopes that the Light will get him on base.

The pitcher winds up and whoosh! he lets the ball fly.  It turns red as it gets closer, leaving a trail of smoke behind it.

The batter, with his eyes still on the Light, swings the bat and connects with the ball, sending it right back at the pitcher.

The pitcher's face turns from an evil grin to a face of rage and terror, as he dissipates into a puff of smoke.   The smell of sulfur lingers in the air.

The batter runs the bases, keeping his eyes on the Light.   The Light stays in front of him as he rounds third base toward home.

Home Run!!

The Saints Celebrate!

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I was inspired to write this after I got home this evening.  Though it resembles a baseball game, it much deeper than that.

This is a story about life. 

We are all in the thick of the "game" and the "pitcher", satan, is doing everything in his power to take us down.  He hates us and he hates Jesus Christ even more.  

We don't have the strength or the power to fight him on our own.  So we make a choice...

We either let ourselves be taken down, which leads to eternity in hell, the "pit".  (Yes, hell is very real.  I know hell is real because God showed me hell and scared it out of me fifteen years ago.  And yes I was sober and down to earth, when it happened. )

So.. we either let ourselves be taken down

Or

We turn to Jesus and let Him deal with satan and guide us home. 

It does not matter how bad you think you are, Jesus still loves you.

Believe me - if He loved me enough to show me where I was going, if I denied Him again... He loves you.   There is nothing - nothing you have done in your past or have done today or are doing right now, that He is not willing to forgive.    He forgave me and gave me life - freeing me from my past.

So, what choice have you made?

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BLOCK OF THE MONTH

I'm ready to start the block of the month in October.  If you are interested in joining let me know and share your block each month with your followers.

It will be Christmas themed and by the time we get done with the last block, we will be able to have it finished for next Christmas.

So let know if you're interested, by either commenting here or sending me an email.

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TODAY'S QUESTION

What's the habit you're proudest of breaking?

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Okay, I guess I'm done for the evening.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

PS... I saw three home runs this evening!  :)


My answer to the last question:  I go to my Father in heaven.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Though my heart faileth...

Hello!   Hope this finds you all doing well and in good spirit.  :)

This week is Revival week at the church I attend.   So, I won't get much done on my projects... but you know how it is... Priorities.

I'd rather have a revival within, then to be caught up without.  :)

Some verses that spoke to me today...

Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins (pierced in my mind).  
So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.  
Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou has holden me by my right hand.  
Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.  
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.  
My flesh and heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever. 
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~Psalm 73:21-26

It was awesome to have this reminder this evening.  Knowing that no matter how much I fail and battle within myself, I am not battling alone.  


God is my strength and my portion forever!





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TODAY'S QUESTION

Where do you go for advice?

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NOTE on WEEKLY RECIPES

On the way home from church this evening, I mentioned to my husband, that this week's recipe needs to be a crock pot recipe. I thought that was the best thing since we have church each night this week.   

He suggested that I start doing the weekly recipe on Saturdays.  That way, we can have the good leftovers for Sunday lunch.  :)   So, this week for sure I will post the weekly recipe on Saturday and then will decide if I want to do so from now on.

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NOTE on BLOCK OF THE MONTH

I'm still working on something to start the "block of the month" with.  My goal now is to start in October.  I'm thinking maybe a Christmas quilt.  We start the blocks this October and have the quilt done in time for next Christmas.  

"Tis the season" will be upon us before we know it.   I like to watch QVC, it's my window shopping, in a way.   Anyway... they have started selling Christmas items and decorations.  

OH MY... what am I going to do...    :)    So get ready... our block will most likely be Christmas themed.  :)
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I guess that's it for this evening.   Have a wonderful week and be mindful that God is present.

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question: My most loyal friend on this earth, is my husband, David.

Friday, September 23, 2011

TGIF

THANK GOODNESS IT'S FRIDAY!!!

Can I get an AMEN?

I won't go into details, but it was one of those weeks, where I felt chained to my desk and I was very ready to be free.

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THIS WEEK'S RECIPE

Not sure what to call it.  I threw it together this evening.   My hubby said it was very good.   For now I will call it  Sonia's Stove Top Rice Casserole

Sonia's Stove Top Rice Casserole
1   pound ground beef
4   slices of bacon, diced
8   okra pods, sliced in rounds
1/2   small onion, diced
2   14.5 oz cans of stewed tomatoes
1   15 oz can of ranch style or chili beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1  cup of instant rice
1/2  cup of water

In dutch oven or big pot, cook bacon until crisp to your liking, add okra and onion.  Cook until onions begin to look translucent.  Remove bacon, okra and onion mixture from pot and set aside.   Crumble ground beef into pot and cook until done.  Drain.   Add the bacon, okra and onion mixture to the browned beef.  Add the stewed tomatoes, beans and seasonings.   Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring it from time to time.   At the end of the 20 minutes, stir in the rice and water.  Cover tightly and take off heat.  Let sit for 10 minutes.
This is a one pot meal. Corn bread fritters go well with it.



I realized this evening that I tend to lean toward, dishes that contain chili, cumin, tomatoes and beef.    Next week I will try something different.

hmmm.... what to cook....  :)


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TODAY'S QUESTION

Who's your most loyal friend?

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This evening I crocheted a mug rug for a friend of mine at work.  He saw the one I made for my cubicle in autumn colors and liked it.   I did his in colors he chose.   He is always leaving an inspirational quote or scripture on my desk and also for several others.   He deserves something back.   So I made this mug rug for him. 
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Tomorrow,  I will be sewing to my hearts content.  :)   Maybe I will have a pic to show.... maybe not.  :)






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Have a wonderful weekend!!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question: don't think I've eaten Chinese food.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Daze Zapper

Hello!  :)

As I sit here with my hot bowl of ramen noodles and reflecting over my day, a chuckle escapes.   There is a song that keeps playing over in my head from time to time.

Earlier today, as I was archiving training records from one database to another.... such a mundane part of my job...a song comes over the radio...

It amazes me how God created our minds.

We are in the middle of a mundane or boring task... dazed and continuing to work with eyes wide open... then a song or an action comes along and snaps us right out of the daze.  Our minds are so wonderfully created, we recall entire situations from colors, smells, and feelings; as if it just happened. 

Well, my 'daze zapper' was the song "I Believe in Miracles" by Hot Chocolate.  Not that I remember the words... only a few...  But I do remember the tune and the cute video I saw with this song.  It broke the monotony.



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This evening I went to the Logan County PieceMakers Quilt Guild meeting.   

I sure wish I had remembered my camera...  

There were several beautiful quilts and one was totally hand pieced and quilted.  Yes I was impressed. :)  There were also some pretty autumn quilted place mats and a pretty red quilted tote bag and I showed my pumpkins and autumn wall hanging.  

One of the things our guild does, is each member turns in a fat quarter each month.  The people who have birthdays in the current month, get to pick out two fat quarters.  This was my month to do so.  I took a pic after I got home.  I think they are very pretty. :)

One of the goals we need to still fulfill this year, is lap quilts for the local nursing home.  Lap quilts are sized 1 yard by width of fabric, so that they don't get caught in the wheels on the wheelchairs.   I hope we get several turned in, in the next two months.  I am going to put something in our newsletter to encourage everyone to make one.    Keep your fingers crossed for me.  :)


The 2012 Butterfly quilt was shown this evening too.

It is pretty!!   

I'll post a pic as soon as I get one.


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TODAY'S QUESTION

What do you order when you eat Chinese food?

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I'll leave you with this...

Take time to laugh, 
It is the music of the soul.
~Unknown~


 Have a wonderful Wednesday!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia



My answer the yesterday's question:  Trying to be a good mom to my kids.

Monday, September 19, 2011

...like lightning, and

Hello all!

On the way home from church, last night, we had an awesome lightning show!   Part of the time the lightning was in clouds or above them, lighting them up like huge paper lanterns.  At other times it streaked across the sky with five fingers stretched wide. 
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I wasn't able to get a pic... it seems every time I try to get one, I'm not fast enough or my camera isn't.   But this pic is a lot like it was last night. 


Thus, I didn't blog. 


 
I did however, get my autumn wall hanging done.




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TODAY'S QUESTION

What's the bravest thing you've ever done?

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With all the lightning lighting up the sky last night, I was once again drawn to scripture.   In Matthew, chapter 28, the description of Christ's resurrection included lightning.   So the next time you see lightning think of these verses.

          In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.  His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white like snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.  

          And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.   He is not here: for He is risen, as He said.  Come, see the place where the Lord lay.  And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you.  

         And they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy; and did run to bring His disciples word.  And as they went to tell His disciples, behold Jesus met them, saying, All hail.  And they came and held Him by the feet, and worshiped Him.  Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
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UNTIL NEXT TIME...

Here's wishing you a Terrific Tuesday!!

God bless and keep you, 
Sonia


My answer to the last question: To Magic Springs

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Autumn Angel

Today... 

I don't have very many words tonight... so.... I'll show pics instead.  :)


The autumn wall hanging, I'm working on for my cubicle at work.



An autumn angel, I crocheted, making it up as I went today.






I found this cute little book (3" x 3 1/2") today for $1,

and also these pretty little matchbook notepads for 25¢.










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TODAY'S QUESTION

What was your most recent trip of more than 50 miles?

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Have a wonderful weekend!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to yesterday's question:  Air... for the obvious reason. :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cabbage Patch Stew...

Today, was wet with a slow light rain and highs in the 60's.   Certainly made my autumn fever, more intense.  :)

I'm sipping on my first cup of hot chocolate, since the last winter months.   It is yummy!

I worked on my autumn wall hanging this evening and got half of the top done.   It will be a small wall hanging for my cubicle at work.  I hope to have pics to post tomorrow.


I hope to start posting a block of the month in October.   I am waiting on approval from the designer of the blocks I want to use.  If I don't get approval, I will search for another avenue.   Possibly a mystery quilt pattern... that could prove interesting.  :)



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WEEKLY RECIPE

This week's recipe is called Cabbage Patch Stew.  I received this recipe from my Aunt Ree.  This is a hearty and delicious soup for cool days.  Cornbread fritters go well with it.  
 
Cabbage Patch Stew
1 pound ground chuck
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups cabbage, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup diced celery
1 can (15.5 oz) kidney beans (can substitute with pinto or ranch style)
1 can (16 oz) stewed tomatoes
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder

Cook and stir ground chuck in dutch oven until lightly brown, drain, add onion, cabbage and celery.  Cook and stir until vegetables are light brown.  Stir in tomatoes, kidney beans (with liquid), water and seasonings.   Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.    Makes 4-6 servings.



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TODAY'S QUESTION

What is something you couldn't live without?  Why?

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JUST SOMETHING TO SHARE...

Therefore I live for today - 
Certain of finding at sunrise
Guidance and strength for the way.


Power for each moment of weakness, 
Hope for each moment of pain, 
Comfort for every sorrow, 
Sunshine and joy after rain!

~Anonymous


That is my hope for you this weekend.   Have a great weekend!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question:  Right before I fall asleep, I am usually talking to my Heavenly Father, thanking Him for the day and blessings, asking for protection and peace over my family and friends, and for forgiveness of my short comings during the day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

One down....

This evening, after I arrived home from church, I finished my "stark t-shirt" bag.  This will be my work bag. :)





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TODAY'S QUESTION

What do you think about just before you fall asleep?

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Have a terrific Thursday!!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia



My answer to the last question:  the most fun I've had in the last year... was tied between a trip to magic springs with my hubby and kids and a fab shop hop I went on with two of my friends.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Not going to sweat the small stuff...

Hello!   Hope this finds you doing well.  :)

Didn't get much accomplished today.  I had plans of working on the "quilt", finishing my "stark" handbag, and possible making a small autumn wall hanging.

Well, as life so often does, it throws something into the works to change plans up a bit.   I found out after getting home last night from church, of all places, that I had holey britches, no pun intended.  At the back pockets of my jeans, there were rips. ARGG! 

I told my Mom, on the phone last night, first my cruise control goes out on my car, then my oven goes out, and now my pants have blown out! :)  Oh well, life goes on.  Not going to sweat the small stuff...

my $7 bag
So, I wound up going to a place in Fort Smith, called Savers, today.  Savers is a big thrift shop that provides a steady stream of income for the non-profit organization Big Brother Big Sisters, which specializes in youth mentoring programs.  I'd rather shop there and know my money is going to help some kids.  I found two pair of jeans in very good condition and also a handbag.   My jeans are in the laundry, but  here's a pic of my bag.

We also looked at some cars for my son.  Like I said, not a lot of project working going on today.  I did crochet on the baby afghan in the car, though.   I also made a ring.   I guess that counts for something.  :)    

crocheted flower ring
Here's the top....


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Dave's cantaloupe

Believe it or not, with the shortage of rain in this area, there is some growth still going on.  My hubby found a cantaloupe growing in his garden.  He figured the vine was not going to produce, because it bloomed and nothing showed up... well, while he wasn't looking.... look what showed up.



Red Sedum
Then, later, I noticed the 'red sedum' had flowers, and that the 'naked ladies' had bloomed.
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TODAY'S QUESTION

What's the most fun you had in the last year?

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IN CLOSING...

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace. ~ Romans 15:13

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question: If I could have any job...?  I would love to have my own quilting and fabric shop.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Decorations and Celebrations

Hello All!

Today I put up the Autumn decorations in my living room.  The patriotic hanging I had on my front door is now replace with a wreath I made today.
 
I know it is a little bit early, but Autumn is my favorite time of year and I like to decorate for it.  



On top of my piano....









down next to my piano seat...









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and on my dining table.






I also put together what I will decorate my cubicle at work with.   I will take it in, in the next two weeks or so... but want to get a small Autumn wall hanging done first. :)

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WEEKLY RECIPE

Wouldn't you know it, my oven went out.  I never realized how much I would miss my oven, until it was gone.  So I have taken a baked recipe and changed it up a bit, with the original in parenthesis where the changes are made,  to be cooked on top of the stove.   I received the recipe from my Aunt Ree, several years ago.   It's called Texas Hash.

Texas Hash
1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
I can diced tomatoes (the original calls for crushed tomatoes)
1/2 cup minute rice (the original called for regular rice, uncooked)
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a large skillet combine meat, onion and green pepper and cook, stirring often, until meat is brown and vegetables are tender.  Drain off any fat.  

Stir in the tomatoes, rice, salt, chili powder and ground pepper.  Cover and cook on low for 15 - 20 minutes.  (the original calls to heat the oven to 350°, and to pour all the mixed ingredients into a ungreased 2 quart casserole and bake for 1 hour.)









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TODAY'S QUESTION

If you could have any job, what would it be?

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Yesterday, my hubby and I went shopping.   At one store I was asked if I was 55 or older.  That tickled me.  I had a grin on my face the rest of the day.   My husband told the young lady that I wasn't, but he was close.  :)   I've decided that when he hits that golden age in three years, I will give him my purchases and let him pay for them, that way the discount will be done.  :)

I've been on this earth for 44 years, today, but the birthday I really want to celebrate is my spiritual birthday.  It happens during this month too.  

15 years ago, I asked the Lord to save my soul from an eternity in hell.   The good news is, He did!  It's a choice, I am happy I finally stopped denying Him, and accepted His grace and forgiveness.   I have never looked back.   To me, that day was the day I truly began to live. 

I don't know if you can relate to what I'm talking about, but there is a peace within that wasn't there before.  There is a freedom within, that wasn't there before.   Where there once was dark, angry feelings, there is now joy and light.

I can now face my trials and tribulations with the security of knowing I'm not facing them alone.

Without Him, I was a lost wandering soul, but with Him I am found and loved as a child of God.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have ever lasting life. ~ John 3:16

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I'll sign off for now.   Hope you have  fabulous Friday!!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question:  not very many.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Busy Beautiful Day

Hello!   Hope this finds you doing well.  :)

I have requested permission to use blocks from a book I have, for the block of the month portion of my blog.  Hopefully I will receive permission soon and the Block of the Month will start.

I have been very busy today.  It started out with trying to get my license renewed, but wouldn't you know it, the system for driver licenses was down.  So I will have to try again tomorrow.  

The rest of the day I worked on the quilt I've been on for the past couple of weeks.  I took an old work t-shirt, with logo and all, and turned it into a tote bag.  I still have to add handles.  I also worked on the little baby afghan for my niece on the way.    I have this week off, through Thursday, so I hope to get some stuff done!  :)  Got to go to work on Friday but then I'm off for three more days.  Then it's back to normal working status.
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The weather has been beautiful, with clear skies and temps in the low 80s.   Since autumn, with its oranges and reds, is on its way in and summer with its green, is on its way out, I thought I'd share a little something I wrote about the color green.

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I am Green.  Energy flows through my veins bringing to life my various hues and tones.  I contrast with the browns of earth, complimenting their beauty.  I give the landscape a background on which the flowers can bloom and show off their bright colors.   Without my variation of color this world would be dull.

The dark forest of my pallet gives way to mystery, while my lighter side shows the beginning of life.  I color the underside of leaves with a blue-green, that sparkles in the sunshine. 

In the cold hard landscape of the cities, I soften the sharp edges and provide color to their gray pallor.

In days of old, I was the first color of fashion, covering the nakedness of man.  I colored bulrushes to hide a Hebrew babe and prevent him from being killed by Egyptian soldiers.  That babe was found and adopted by the Pharaoh's daughter.  That was a proud day for me.

Battles have been fought over me throughout the years, whether it be for a landscape or for stones I colored so brilliantly.   I am a color, much sought after.

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Presently, people have incorporated me into their currency.  I represent the action of moving forward. 

I am so well liked, there is a movement called Green.  It is a movement to protect the earth and to preserve its natural beauty. 

It seems, no matter how far we move forward, we always get back in touch with our beginnings.  I am Green.

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TODAY'S QUESTION

How many friends, from high school, do you still talk to?

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During my study in the book of Daniel, last week, there was a scripture about season changes.

Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision.  Then Daniel blessed God of heaven.  Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are His: And He changes the times and the seasons: He removes kings and sets up kings: He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He reveals the deep and secret things: He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him. ~ Daniel 2:19-22

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Well, I hope to have pics to share with you soon and the block of the month starting soon too.  :)

Until next time, 

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question: 2 things I fear... losing my loved ones.... losing my loved ones.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cathing up...

Today, was a day of catching up on sleep, for the most part.   I woke up a little after 10:30 this morning, ate a little breakfast then my daughter and I took off to flea markets.   We got home around 3:00 this afternoon, then I crashed and slept until around 6:30, this evening.   YAWN....

While Audre and I were out and about, we found a little antique and flea market shop, we've never been to.   This shop had antiques, vintage and modern items.  It had craft items also.

I  found 1 yard of fabric for $1.00, and a grapevine wreath for $4.00.   I thought about the cost of buying the items I would need for the wreath and knew I couldn't make one for $4.00.












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TODAY'S QUESTION

What are two things you are afraid of?

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All the sleep I had in the last 24 hours made me to look for scripture that includes sleep.  I found one I'd like to share.

But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.  Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.  
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:8-11

I guess that's it for now.   Hope all is going well for you and yours.  :)

God bless and keep you,
Sonia


My answer to the last question: How did I rebel as a child... I remember screaming... boy, if I could go back and change some things...  :)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Doc's recipe

Hello All!   This is going to be short and sweet.  I took a sinus pill and I'm already getting drowsy.  So I'm going to post this week's recipe and a little project that I just got done... then I will drift off to sleep.  :)

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THIS WEEKS RECIPE

I got this recipe several years ago and can't remember where it came from.

Doc McCoy's Peach Cobbler

2  cans (28 oz) Sliced Peaches in heavy syrup
1  box Yellow Cake mix
2  sticks of Butter

Place the peaches and syrup in the baking dish.  I used a 9x13 cake pan.   Sprinkle dry yellow cake mix over the peaches.   Slice the sticks of butter, lengthwise, and place on top of cake mix, covering most of it. 



Here it is, just before, going into the oven.
 
Bake in a 325°F oven.  Depending on your oven it will be 45-60 minutes baking.  I cooked mine for 60 minutes.  It will be a little loose when taken out of the oven.  Let it cool and it will thicken as it cools.


Here it is, just out of the oven.

It is very sweet and rich, will need some coffee or milk to go with it.





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TODAY'S FINISHED PROJECT


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HAVE A GREAT LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ode to September

Microsoft clip art
Sunsets come earlier,
Evening begins to fall for the year,
Precious memories come to mind,
Times of holiday's past.
Even nature rejoices,
Majestically showing off its beauty
By changing colors so vividly,
Entangled orange, green and red.
Rejoice in its Autumn splendor.
                                 Sonia Parham 9/1/11
                       


Lighting up the sky

I shot a video of lightning as storms rolled in this evening. Here are some shots from it. Sonia