Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Verse Of The Week; Psalm 4:8


    First of all I wanted to say that this is post #50 on my BLOG!!!!

 This last week I had a really hard day it was really busy and then my computer crashed right before bed! (because of an update)  so I was really wound up and upset!

                        I decided to read my Bible for a while before going to bed and I found this verse in psalms that was great and just what I needed!

                 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord,
                                         only makest me dwell in safety.
                                                                   Psalm 4:8

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Birthday Dinner Part 3...Cheesecake!


Here is the third and final "A Birthday Dinner Post" If you missed the others here are the links to them! Part 1 Breadsticks! and part 2 Manicotti!

   Now to the cake! In our family the person who's birthday we are celebrating gets to pick what we have for dinner and desert (+ whatever activity they want to do as a family!). Mom is the one who usually makes the birthday dinners and cakes, but since it was for her I got to make it! She chose cheesecake (something I had never made before) so I got to try something new!

                              So here is the recipe for the crust!
                                                   Cheesecake Crust
                                      (this recipe is also known as Shortbread :)
                                              Its as basic as 1,2,3 literally!  lol

                               1.       1  cup (two sticks) of butter, softened
                               2.       1/2 cup Sugar
                               3.       2 1/2 cups Flour
                                   Heat oven to 350 degrees                                                                       

                                Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy
                                          then add flour and blend well.

                                               Bake for 25 minutes

I used a round pan

Mixing it all up!

Precooked crust

Cooked crust (hot from the oven!)

                               We like to put chocolate chips on the hot crust!

                                        Cheesecake Filling
                              1. 4 packs soft cream cheese
                              2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
                              3. 2 tsp. vanilla
                              4. 1-2 cups Sour cream
                              5. 4-5 Eggs

              Beat cream cheese well, add Sugar, Vanilla and Sour cream and mix again.
                             Then add Eggs (now mix as little as possible)
Mixing in my Moms Electrolux mixer!

When just the cream cheese was in the mixer
I wanted to get a bagel lol!

In the oven ready to go! :)

                                      Oven-350 again. let it bake for 35 minutes
                mix one cup of sour cream with two tsp. of sugar and spread on top.
                                         bake for another 5 minutes

Sour cream on top

Yum! I could eat it plain! lol


                                               Then choose whatever toppings you want!

                        Fruit, Nuts, Caramel, CHOCOLATE, and more CHOCOLATE!

As you can tell we chose nuts and

Yum, Yum!

Please comment and tell me what toppings
 you like best on cheesecake!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What Is Faith?


                                                                     What is faith?

                          Okay, so I decided to do a little study of the word faith.
                                   In the Bible concordance the word faith has a few
                                things it could mean and the verses that go with them.

                           Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
                                                              the evidence of things not seen.
                                                                                     Hebrews 11:1

                       I like the first word. NOW. It doesn't say faith used to be, it says now.
                                   At this time! It still is the substance of things hoped for,
                                                    the evidence of things not seen!

                           Okay, so I decided to do a little word study of the word faith.
                  In the Bible concordance the word faith has a few things it could mean,
                                           here are the words that I found.

                                                                                1. Loyalty
                                                                 2. Belief
                                           3. Reliance

                                           That's really cool if you think about it! It means
                                               1. Loyalty (sticking with someone/thing)
                                               2. Belief    ( believing in it)
                                               3. Reliance  (relying on it)
              So you stick with your faith, believe in God, and Rely on Him 

                                    For we walk by faith, not by sight.
                                                                        2nd Corinthians 5:7

                                             So we've seen so far that faith is.........
                          substance for hope, evidence of thing we can't see and we walk by
                                faith and not sight. So how about adding another to the list?

                 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope
                                                           of righteousness by faith.
                                                                                          Galatians 5:5


                                      The word Faith is written 247 times in the Bible.
                                        It is talked about so many times in the Bible.
                       I also thought it was cool that in all of those times
                                 it was talked about, all but 2 of them were in the
                                                          New Testament.

                                                   The Bible is about faith in Jesus.

                                                         Faith Of Our Fathers*

                                                                    Verse #1
                     Faith of our fathers! living still  In spite of dungeon. fire and sword:
                O how our hearts beat high with joy
                                                               Whene'er we hear that glorious word!
                         Faith of our fathers! holy faith! We will be true to thee till death!

                 * Hymn written by Frederick W. Faber 1849

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

What Happened This Month?...........May

Okay I've decided to start a new kind of post on my blog, it will be (hopefully) at the beginning of the month and will be about all of the interesting things that happened the last month!

   So without further is the first one!

This month we.........

 1. finished homeschool for the year
 2. celebrated my sisters 13th birthday

 3. had a HUGE garage sale (for 5 days)

 4. planted our garden

 5. took a trip for Memorial Day

 6. did our spring house cleaning (well most of it!)
 7. our backyard has been overrun with little tiny frogs (this is one that my brother is holding)

 8. some of the summer flowers are blooming yay!

 9. I got a early birthday present........way early as in my birthday is in September! (it was so fun!)
(Which I LOVE! Thanks so much girls! :)  )

10. Our strawberries are ripe!

11. And the Blueberries, Blackberries and peaches are ripening

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Verse Of The Week. 2nd Chronicles 15:7

Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.

                                               2nd Chronicles 15:7

Got this awesome picture
while on a trip over Memorial day weekend


A stream

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