Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Read & Respond Bible study method



I love this video that talks about reading and applying God's word to your life.  It is short and worth watching.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Homemade Chocolate Cake Using Hershey's Chocolate Cake Recipe









Hershey's Chocolate Cake Recipe.  This makes the best chocolate cake ever.  I love it because it has a really good chocolate taste and it is moist.  I added my own chocolate icing substitute with ingredients I had on hand like chocolate pudding and a chocolate bar.  It turned out pretty good.  The finishing touch was coconut sprinkled on the top.
I've been a committed baker for more than 40 years. During that time I've baked lots of cakes, cookies, and brownies that call for cocoa. I've used just about every brand of cocoa sold by our supermarket. After all these years, Hershey's Cocoa remains my favoriteI've been a commit


ed baker for more than 40 years. During that time I've baked lots of cakes, cookies, and brownies that call for cocoa. I've used just about every brand of cocoa sold by our supermarket. After all these years, Hershey's Cocoa remains my favorite.





It was my husband's birthday and he decided he wanted some chocolate cake.  So I made a cake and although it did not look too special, it tasted great.  I helped him eat some.  So I know.

I used some chocolate pudding, a chocolate bar and some cream to make the icing.  I put it all together with a little butter and blended it in the blender.  It turned out better than I thought it would.

If you try it let me know how it goes.  Thanks.


One review on for Hershey's Cocoa on Amazon:  I've been a committed baker for more than 40 years. During that time I've baked lots of cakes, cookies, and brownies that call for cocoa. I've used just about every brand of cocoa sold by our supermarket. After all these years, Hershey's Cocoa remains my favorite

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Valentine Gift For Your Special Someone





I saw these special tictacs on Amazon and thought they were just too cute.  And it would be an inexpensive gift for that special someone in your life.  I like the price of $5.44 with no shipping charges.

The flavors are wild cherry and strawberry.  It is one regular size container of tic tacs.  Some people had bought this item thinking it was a twelve pack but it is just one pack of tic tacs.  I think it is a cute little gift that doesn't break the bank.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Two Good Forgivers




Billy Graham asked his wife one day what it took to make a good marriage? 

Her answer was:  "Two good forgivers."

Isn't this true?  No matter how much you care for each other you still hurt each other.  There are still misunderstandings. Short tempers and thoughtless words still make us want to scream.  But the one thing that can help and ease our hearts is forgiveness.  Even though it is a salve to our hearts it is also one of the hardest things to do.



 



And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:25




Dear Father God,
I pray for all those having problems with forgiveness.  It is so hard to forgive others Dear Lord.  Please help each one reading this to be able to let go of the offences others have done to them. Bless each one and give them peace and courage.
Amen

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Enjoy Your Life Be Happy


"Enjoy Your Life, Be Happy."  This is what my husband keeps telling me to do.  Ok.  I finally can see that this is what I need to do.  But how do I do it?  Do you ask yourself this question too? 
How do you enjoy your life?  How do you do all the things you have to do, all those hard things or mundane things and still enjoy your life? 

I have been reading some verses that I feel can help us all.  Reading these verses has helped me but putting them into practice?  This is a little harder?  I mean, how do you do this?  If you have some kind of ongoing ailment or a difficult relationship--how do you do this? If you are so tired you can't think straight or the children ask you the same questions over and over?  How can you have joy and peace?

"We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair." 11Corinthians 4:8




Monday, January 2, 2017

As You Plan For The New Year Remember God Has A Plan For You


Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."

Hello my friends,

I hope you have  had a great holiday.  This is an exciting time because a new year has begun.  It is like a clean slate.  Forgetting the past and moving forward. 

I spent some time yesterday writing down some goals for this coming year.  I'm also thinking about how to accomplish those goals.  Some of them are harder than others.  But breaking each one down into do-able steps should make them a little easier to handle.

I like this verse in Jeremiah because it tells me that God has a plan, a good plan for me.  He breaks it down for me.  He has thoughts of peace and not evil.  He has a good expected end for me.  I can rest in that.

Have a peace filled day.