Archives for April 2012

Weekly Bible Scriptures – Judging Others and Depression

 

 

Hi there and good morning 🙂

 

 

Here I am again on “depression.” We know the motto; “God helps those who help themselves”

Many people think that this quotation comes from the Bible…it is not found there.

 

According to “Wikipedia” and taken from there

 

It has been commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the modern English wording appears earlier in Algernon Sidney’s work

 

 

Going back to the scriptures I found these…

 

 

Deuteronomy 31:8

 

 

And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed

 

 

Psalms 42:11

 

 

Why art thou cast down , O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

 

 

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.
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart

 

 

Physical things you can do for depression AND that have helped me in the past

 

 

 

Keeping busy, and I do plenty of that with all my online work

 

Exercise, I’ve been a little slack on this for a couple of days. Need to get back to it…it helps!!

 

Natural Remedies, It has become common that natural herbs and supplements can alleviate depression…and I have found this to be true. Do a search on Google for “natural remedies for depression” and you will get a ton of results. =)

 

 

 

I have looked up scriptures for “judging others”

 

 

According to my faith and upbringing, judging others is definitely a sin. It’s real easy to point fingers and “even I” have done so. Everyone has done this sometime in their lives. We are all born into a sinful world.

 

Acts 3:19-21

 

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began

 

 

Judging Others

 

 

Isaiah Chapter 11 Verses 3 and 4

 

3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

 

1 Corinthians 2:15 Verses 15 and 16

 

But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

 

James 1:19-22 Verses 19 through 22

 

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, letevery man beswift to hear , slow to speak , slow to wrath:
For the wrath of man workethnot the righteousness of God.

 

Wherefore lay apartall filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receivewith meekness the engrafted word, which is able to saveyour souls.
But be yedoers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

 

1 John 3:17

 

But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

 

Hope you all have a great week! =)

Kitchen Cleaning Tips for the Busy Mom

 

 

The kitchen seems to be the gathering place for most families which puts a huge burden on mom when it comes time to clean. You may find dishes stacked everywhere, papers on the counters and tables, and your cabinets may be in disarray from others looking through them trying to find what they’re looking for at the time.

 

With the cooking, conversations, and messes in the kitchen, you may find this is one of the most difficult rooms to clean. The time it takes can be hours and feel never ending, but if you use the right cleaners and you have a talk with your family, you should be able to cut the cleaning time in half.

 


Countertops

One of the hardest items to clean in the kitchen has to be the countertops. Things are constantly spilled or the counter is used for meal preparation and many other things. So it can be difficult to keep clean, especially if something is spilled and not cleaned up right away. It’s important to make sure you use the right cleaner so it removes the mess, but at the same time it’s important to use the cleaner designed for your countertops. There would be nothing worse than using a cleaner that harms your countertop. Make sure you consult with someone at the home improvement store or check online to see what’s good for the type you have.

 

Dishwashers

The dishwasher can be another catch-all for messes. Things may dribble down the front of it or your pets or small children may add to the mess. Stainless steel is not a good choice if you have small children and pets; as they leave prints and smears. The best way to keep the outside of the dishwasher clean is to make it a habit to wipe it down each time you clean the counters.

 

The inside of the dishwasher may become a problems if large particles of food is left on the dishes for a long period of time. The best solution to this is to rinse the majority of the foods that get left behind right away after meals. Of course if you have a garbage disposal (something that I myself, don’t have), all you would have to do is thoroughly scrape, and discard in the sink before loading your dishwasher.

 

Also the inside of the dishwasher can develop an odor over time so it’s a good idea to find something to clean it with. There are cleaners you can purchase or you can do research online to find something you have at home such as vinegar or other cleaners. It’s a good idea to do this type of cleaning once a month.

 

All too often people that own dishwashers do double work. They actually go as far as washing their dishes by hand and then letting the dishwasher do its work for the second time. I say, “Why have a dishwasher then?” Just be sure and rinse right away after meals and don’t let dishes sit.

 

Cabinets

Other challenging items to keep clean in your kitchen are your cabinets. Depending on the type you have, the cleaning may need to be done more often. This would include glass or light colored cabinets close to the floor. Cabinets close to the floor can have dirt and other things from the feet and the floor along with small children and pet prints.

 

It’s important to be careful what you clean your cabinets with as there are cleaners out there that will do more harm than good. You may need to use hot soapy water and then clean with a good polish when dry, or there may be a special cleaner (suggested by your manufacturer) for specific types of wood.

 

Cleaning the kitchen can take a lot of time for a mom who’s busy with children and a job or business, if you let it. It’s important to use practical strategies to spend less time cleaning; like the suggestions above, and more time with your family and working your job or business. Practical cleaning strategies and the right products is key when it comes time to clean the kitchen.

 

Article Written By Tammy Embrich

 

You can find more cleaning tips Here

Easter Pics

 

 

 

Hi there,

 

 

 

 

I finally have the photos uploaded to the blog 🙂 We had a grand time with my grandson! However I did not get any regular pics of doing the plastic eggs outside, I only have that on video…can’t wait to watch it! LOL

 

 

                                                                                              Below are the pics, and Wyatt is the center of attention 🙂

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                         Easter Goodies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s fun being a Grandma!! =)

Happy Easter :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi there – Happy Easter! =)

 

 

I hope you all have fun with your kids and grandkids. Have a happy and safe weekend everyone!

 

 

 

 

May you feel the joy and the presence of Jesus.

The Lord has risen to bless us.

This Easter I pray that the Love of God Is Resurrected,
Reborn, Renewed In Your Heart.

Wishing you all a very HAPPY EASTER!

 

 

 

Graphics and quotes from  http://www.verses-poems-quotes.com/

 

 

Monthly Food Column – Candy Popcorn Easter Eggs

 

 

 

By Dennis Weaver From The Prepared Pantry

 

 

 

 

 

Make adorable popcorn balls that don’t just look great, but taste fabulous as well. These popcorn eggs make the perfect Easter treat, and kids will love to form the balls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We made these Easter eggs with Marsden and Bathe Flavors such as; huckleberry, green apple, apricot, cherry, blueberry, and root beer. Experimenting with flavors is half the fun. 🙂

 

 

 

We then used Americolor food coloring gels to make our Easter eggs bright and festive. These colors are nine times more concentrated than liquid food gels and they come in 27 colors, so you can make endless varieties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to make candy popcorn:

 

 

3/4 cup un-popped popcorn kernels
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup white corn syrup (Karo)
1/4 cup water
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons desired flavor
3-4 drops of Americolor food coloring gel or equal

 

Pop the popcorn kernels with a popcorn popper. Set aside in 2 large bowls.

 

Over medium heat, melt the butter in a medium sauce pan.
Add the corn syrup and water. Stir.
Add the sugar. Make sure not to let any sugar stick to the edges of the pan. If one grain of sugar is left un-dissolved, it can cause the whole batch to crystallize.

 

 

Bring to a boil and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 235-245 degrees. (Please use a candy thermometer). It is
important for the mixture to reach this temperature, if it doesn’t the candy will not harden properly.

 

 

Add the baking soda and stir quickly as the mixture begins to bubble. Once bubbly and frothy, remove the pan from heat.
Add the flavor and food coloring until mixed in.

 

 

Pour over the popped popcorn in both bowls. Fold into the popcorn until evenly coated.
Once the popcorn has cooled slightly, take a handful and squeeze it in your hands to form an egg shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tip: If you plan on making several different flavors/colors of popcorn do them all in separate batches. If you were to separate the mixture after cooking a large batch and add color/flavor to each, the mixture will have cooled too much and you will not achieve the right temperature for making candy popcorn.

 

 

Dennis Weaver is the founder of The Prepared Pantry. He is the author of How to Bake, a 250 page book about the art and science of baking. You can download a free copy of How to Bake here.

 

 

 

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Weekly Bible Scriptures – More From Guideposts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Good morning to you and happy Tuesday!  =)

 

I’m missing my mother today, well of course I miss her every day, however I’ve had her on my mind quite often this week.

 

Been reading in Guideposts again, I love that book 🙂

 

PG 114 … About a Mother’s death.

 

There is a time for everything…a time to be born and a time to die.

Ecclesiastes  Chaper 3: 1-2

 

And  a prayer from Mary Lou Carney

 

Comfort us, Father, with the continuing blessing of Your love—in this life and in the one beyond. Let us teach it to our children and our children’s children.

 

 

Here is one about sharing the Spirit of God 😉

 

“Let me inherit a double  portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.

 

2 Kings – Chapter 2: 9

 

Prayer from Gina Bridgeman

 

Great God, give me as large a portion of Your Spirit as You think I can handle, and help me share it with everyone I meet.

 

We should all share the spirit of our God with everyone! =)

 

Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

John 3:1-8

 

Hope you all have a great week! 🙂

 

We Have A Winner For The $25 GC Watkins Giveaway!

 

 

 

 

 

Good morning! =)

 

 

 

 

A winner has been randomly chosen for The Watkins $25 GC Giveaway. 🙂

 

 

The entries were…

Donna — 14
Corrie — 5
Danielle –14

 

The winner is Donna from Donna’s Mailboxes and More. Congratulations to you Donna! I will forward your email to the sponsor.

 

 

I want to thank all of you for your participation in this giveaway! It is much appreciated. There will be more exciting giveaways in the near future! =)