Monday, October 20, 2008

Six Random Things...

Ok, I was tagged again, this time by my sister Amanda. I am supposed to write six random things about myself. Hmmm.... not an easy task. But for the fun of the game I will give it a try. Here are the given rules:

Link to the person who tagged you. Post the rules on your blog.Write six random things about yourself.Tag six people at the end of your post.Let each person know he or she has been tagged.Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

#1 I LOVE Winnie the Pooh. I love his song "Up down, touch the ground puts me in the mood,Up down touch the ground in the mood, for food.I am short fat, poud of that thinking poundage wise, I improve my appetite when I excersize!" which leads to random thing...

#2 I LOVE food! I love to eat it, prepare it, and I love to feed people.

#3 I have a crooked nose. It slid to the side of my face in the year 2000, when I passed out and hit a hutch on the way down. The plastic surgeon was never able to put it back right again. SIGH!

#4 My two favorite Bible characters are King David, because he was so brave and he also has a passionate nature that I can relate to and then Joseph, because he was so upright in the midst of extreme adversity. I often pray "LORD, make me a "fruitful bough" like Joseph. That is what his father Issaac called him when he blessed him.

#5 I have always related to men better than women for the most part. Although I do have some really true and close girlfriends, I tend to be drawn to men in conversations more often. When I was a young girl, I was always hanging out with my brothers much more than my sisters although I was in no way a tom-boy. I just liked being with them better. I was never into the frilly girl stuff.

#6 I've always wanted to go live in another country and help needy people especially little children. I used to call up on those telethons to raise money for starving children and donate a whole .50 (thats how much I made an hour babysitting) Sometimes I think I will live the second half of my life in some foriegn land. But that is completely up to God now, and so far....

Ok, I am tagging... Brittney, Kassidy, Shirley, Joyce, Priscilla, Sherry

Friday, October 17, 2008


"I am determined, to live victorious
till He has finished His purpose in me
And nothing shall shake me,
for He'll never forsake me
and I am determined to live for the King!"

Dear Lord,
I bow before you, with a humbled heart
at how great you are, and how insignificant I am.
And yet you see me, you care about me,
Nothing that I pray is too small, or too big for you.
You are almighty, all powerful, and able to do
over and above all that we ask.
You have NEVER failed me yet, and you NEVER will.
I trust you LORD! I count it an honor to trust you,
to know you, and to seek you even to know you more.
Someday, I will see you Jesus. Yes, someday soon,
all my aching heart will melt away, and I will feel my tear stained face
cupped between the palms of your nail-scarred hands,
and you will look into my eyes, my eyes that haved turned away in mistrust from so many
but I will look into your precious loving, crystal clear eyes and I will know forever,
that everything is all right.
I already know in my heart, that everything is alright;
but when I, like the apostle Thomas, can touch you,
and like the other apostle, can lean on your breast, I will be so comforted.
I long for that comfort. Sometimes I get a taste of it when I pray
and read from your precious word.
Sometimes I think to find it here in some important work
or in the heart of some special person.
O, foolish heart, only in Jesus, only in Him can we ever be satisfied.
Lord, I commit my life and heart into your capable hands, for I know
that is a safe place to put them...eternally safe.
Be my light, broaden my steps before me.
Go before me and make those crooked places straight.
Help my heart, my passionate heart. May it ever be passionate for you,
My God, my Abba Father.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Banana Pancakes with PB and Honey Sauce

I made these this morning for breakfast. Everyone liked them and they were so filling. They are a meal in one- bread, protien, dairy and fruit. Another great way to use up those over-ripe bananas. Try 'em! Don't be afraid of the fat content. Just read up a little on Why Butter is Better, and go ahead and use that butter!

I doubled the recipe for my family of five and we have enough for the kids tomorrow. I will assume that you know how to fry a pancake-

In a large bowl, mix together and let stand 15 minutes (while you prepare remainder ingredients) :
1/2 cup oats
1 cup buttermilk

Meanwhile in another bowl, sift together:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour plus 1/3 cup white (I use King Arthurs white whole wheat)
2 Tbs. raw, shelled, sunflower seeds
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg

lightly beat into oatmeal mixture:
2 eggs
1 TBS peanut oil
1 Tbs. Honey
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
1/3 cup milk

Genlty fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just incorporated. Fry as you would other pancakes although these should be a little lower setting on the heat -325 and they take a little longer to cook because of their density. Top with-

Peanut Butter and Honey Sauce
Warm and stir together over low heat:
1 cup all-natural chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup honey