Friday, March 29, 2013

Oh Lord My God - How Great Thou Art!


Oh what He did for us at the cross!  For those of us who are willing to accept Jesus as our Savior, we never have to experience eternal separation from God nor experience the penalty of our sins.  Jesus paid it all!  That is every reason for our souls to sing “How great Thou art!”

Have a joyful Easter weekend! 


Monday, March 25, 2013

Baked Potatoes, Steakhouse Style

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I love potatoes and this is my favorite way to bake them, especially when piled high with lots of yumminess!  

Steakhouse Baked Potatoes

Idaho Potatoes

Canola or Vegetable Oil

Kosher Salt

In a baking dish, pour enough oil to lightly coat potatoes on all sides.  Roll each spud around in oil until skin is well covered.  Generously sprinkle Kosher Salt all over potato skin.  On middle oven wrack, bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 1 hour. 

Load it up with all your favorites and enjoy!     


Monday, March 18, 2013

20 Random Things that You Might Not Know About Me



1. I am currently copying my daughter’s blog post idea. 
(You can find her by clicking on the elf.)


2.  I don’t know my spiritual birthday, but the Lord saved me when I was in the 4th grade while I was reading the book of Matthew and pretending that I was in a Sunday School Class. 

3.  I took typing in high school, again in college, and after a zillion years of experience, I’m still not good at it. 

4.  Although I do crazy amounts of laundry in our household, I still can’t fold sheets neatly, either.  

5.  When I watch TV and movies, I pay more attention to the decorating and landscape then the plot. Rose-Cottage-01
Pictured here is “Rose Cottage” from “The Road to Avonlea” which is one of my favorite series to swoon over the sets…

6.  My hard working father-in-law built our house from scratch, down to using trees from the land it was built on for the lumber, and we moved in one very special Christmas day.

7.  I’m sentimental.

8.  I’m a homebody.

9.  I don’t like to use the word “I” so much, but in a post like this, “I” don’t have much choice. 

10.  My grandparents were rather silly…

riding bull 

As for my mom and dad - 

Scarlet and Rhett  
two words:  Scarlett and Rhett. 

11.  We have two pianos in our house, one for Victorian decorating purposes, and one from my growing up years. 

12. I have a thing for Peanuts Christmas music, and I am working on learning to play several selections on the piano, although I am not very skilled, and I have to learn mostly by rote (not a typo this time… Rote - not note - just sayin’ Winking smile).

13.  I’ve never met a dog that I didn’t like.

Pictured is “Bubbles,” my little pal who is obsessed with socks.

14.  If monkeys were domesticated, I would get one.

15. The spiritual gifts that I am most aware of that the Lord gave me is the gift of discernment and the gift of mercy.

 16.  I have a thing for old fashioned schoolhouses and old wooden desks, and while I’m at it, sweet artwork like this.


17.  I love weather, and wish I had studied meteorology.

18.  I love to hear birds singing, and wind chimes tinkling.

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19.  In the afternoon, you would most likely find me in the kitchen baking some kind of sweets.

20.  I can never have enough doilies, but I don’t much like the word doily.

Okay, one more…

21.  I’m mighty glad that you stopped by today!!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Guiding Hearts to Salvation with a Simple Roadmap Through Scripture


Do you desire to lead someone to salvation?  Here is a simple way that could help you feel prepared to direct them.

Begin by getting a small New Testament Bible to keep in your purse or pocket.  (I also keep an inexpensive hardback Bible in my car.)  Now let’s get it prepared as we mark a route to the scripture that you will need. 

Somewhere inside the front of your Bible, jot down the scripture reference      
Romans 3:23.

This is your starting point, and if you write it in the front, you will always know where to begin. 

Now go ahead and turn to Romans 3:23, and mark it. ( I used red to underline and box it in, making sure it stands out from other scripture that I have marked.)  Beside the verse or somewhere near on that page, write down the next scripture reference that you can use to show them, which is

                    Romans 6:23.

Go there.  Mark or underline Rom. 6:23, and near it write the next scripture reference that you will direct them to, which is

                     John 3:3.

Underline John 3:3, writing beside it the reference

                     John 14:6. 

You get the idea. Each scripture that you go to will point you to the next scripture.

After underlining John 14:6, write the reference 

                     Romans 10:9-13.

Mark it, and the next scripture reference to write near it is

                  2 Corinthians 5:15.

And lastly, underline 2 Cor. 5:15, then beside it write the scripture reference  

                    Revelation 3:20,

and go mark it too.  (I love this verse-it makes my heart leap with joy!)

Now then; all set!

A good way to sum it up is with the ABC’s of salvation:

Admit that you are a sinner, and that repentance is necessary, knowing that the wages of sin is death. 

Believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God, trusting that the only way to have eternal life is through His death on the cross where He paid your sin debt in full, and was resurrected on the third day.

Commit to Him, making Him Lord and ruler of your life, no longer insisting on having your own way.

Since we don’t always get the chance to sit down with someone and walk them through the Bible, here is another way to reach out - give them a Pocket Testament.  You can click here for more information about sharing these wonderful little Gospels of John that come from The Pocket Testament League. 


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