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Showing posts from February, 2015

{I Am Retired Y'all!}

  It sure is a bittersweet time but I am surely looking forward to my adventure with the Lord. I wanted to share a few pictures with my friends. I have received so many phone calls, texts, cards and gifts this week that have just brought tears and joy.  Turning in my office keys of many years was hard! But, Jeremiah 29:11 is surely reminder that God has set the plans for my life and that I will trust.  I only had the blessing of serving alongside Pastor Scott for nearly a year and I pray God's blessings upon him and his family as his journey continues. However, he is a quick learner and learned that I was the BOSS! LOL! The former pastor and his wife that hired me 22 plus years ago even tuned in to the recognition with a video. It melted my heart. I will never forget interviewing with Bro. Edsel in his office and then I was interviewed by the personnel team.  Lastly, Bro. Edsel's wife Judy interviewed me at a luncheon. Bro. Edsel trusted her discernment of me totally. However,

Shrimp and Grits

I have been wanting to make some Shrimp and Grits and all I can say is.........YUM, YUM, YUM! A friend posted this on her Facebook page and needless to say I grabbed that baby right up! I knew I had to make it. Okay now for the step by step. EASY PEASY! Thaw out one bag of deveined and peeled frozen shrimp. Next: Take one bunch of green onions, wash, and dice up. Then take 3 cloves of garlic and dice and some fresh parsley and dice.  I still have parsley growing and it was great to pick from your own little herb garden. Mix all 3 together in one bowl and sit aside. Take a whole pack of bacon and dice it up in bite size pieces and fry it. **I cooked my bacon in the oven** simply because I did not want the MESS on my stove... (I despise all that popping) After it cooks drain the grease from the bacon and place the grease in your frying pan. Set aside the chopped bacon. Get ready to make your grits now! Make 2 cups of 5 minutes quick grits BUT use chi

Wednesday in the Word-Laughter is the Best Medicine

 Ecclesiastes 3:1 says;   There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven —and Ecclesiastes 3:4 says; A time to weep and a time to laugh ;  A time to mourn and a time to dance Laugh is just what we did at Aunt Lucille's Pound Cake Bake-off! I recently had the privilege to spend several hours with family and friends as I was invited to be a judge for Aunt Lucille's Pound Cake Bake-off. The event was to celebrate the Memory of Aunt Lucille's birthday with none other than trying to mimic her famous pound cake! (which would be a hard job to do in my book) The bake-off was hosted by her granddaughter Tracy in which I must be a mom to 4 kids, work outside the home as well as in the home she sure made MULTITASKING look easy. With a baby on her hip she was tossing around tablecloths, centerpieces, paper goods, ordering appetizers for everyone, arranging door prizes and more! MADE ME TIRED WATCHING HER!

Wednesday in the Word-Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

It is funny at how we start thinking about getting older as we become OLDER isn't it? Seems when we are in our teens we can't wait to be in our 20's . By the time we enter into our 30's we somewhat slow down with the excitement of reaching 40 . Then we began counting EVERY year instead of every 10 years of life. I can remember being a teenager and thinking those in their 30's was knocking on death's door because of their age. WOW!    The truth is whether we spend 1 minute entertaining the thought, 1 hour, 1 day, 1 month, 1 year or 10 years, we are still going to grow older if we live.  Time will pass, the sun will continue to set and rise and flowers will bloom and wilt. Life will still go on until God's call of life to end comes. Psalm 139:13-16 says; For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my so

Easy cookies for Valentine's

Dang....something must be up as I don't EVER get to post 3 days in a row! LOL!  If you are looking for something easy, quick and good to make for your sweetheart or for those you love for Valentine's Day then this simple cookie recipe is for you! I must admit that I went CRA-CRA and decided to do three different flavors. So I will start with my  CHOCOLATE FUDGE COOKIES Here ya go... 1 box of Duncan Hines cake mix. For the chocolate I used the dark chocolate fudge.... You will need: 1 tsp. of baking powder 2 large eggs 1/3 cup of vegetable oil 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract Preheat your oven to 350 and spay a little Pam on your baking sheet.  Now here is what I do ONLY because I want you do what you want too...I don't like lumps in my cake mix so I take a potato masher and mash all the lumps out. This isn't necessary for people t