Friday, December 21, 2012

A Little Christmas 2012

All photos courtesy of Rachel Ann, my personal photographer...thank you lovely daughter!
A Corgi Christmas
Jesus---Our reason for the Season
Christmas Tree 2012
Cute elf!
Grumpy Easter kitty...ooops, wrong season!
the scent of Pine filling the air...purty, too!
For the first time in 8 years, we have pretty lights on the house!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A New Perspective!

     "This job has been given to me to do.Therefore, it is a gift.
    Therefore, it is a privilege. Therefore, it is an offering
     I may make to God. Therefore, it is to be done gladly,
     if it is done for HIM.
     Here, not somewhere else, I may learn God's way. In this
      job, not in some other, God looks for faithfulness."
                                                                  Elisabeth Elliot

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sumthin' Healthy

     As the celebration of the birth of our Lord approaches, the New Year follows along quite nicely and quickly!!!Thinking about adding sumthin" a little healthy and different? This one will suit ya just fine :)   In going through some recipes the other day or rather frantically searching through my incredibly messy pile of recipes trying to find what I was looking for (ha ha), I stumbled across this one.
      Apparently my sister gave it to me after a very health conscious Asian pharmacist gave it to her. By the way Beth, did you ever try this? Thanks to M. Iwai for sharing!
     It is simply called....Chia. And the recipe is as follows:

1 Tablespoon Chia seeds                                              
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon                                                
1/2 teaspoon bulgar wheat                                            
1 teaspoon quinoa                                                        
1 Tablespoon Flax seed powder                                                    
8 almonds                                                                    
8 walnuts
handful of raisins
1 teaspoon coconut
1/4 teaspoon Teff
bananas, blueberries, pineapple or grapefruit, oranges, apples

     Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Add 150 cc (5 ounces) of heated water. After a minute add the nuts, fruits and raisins and coconut. The mixture will thicken as it cools.

     When I made this I omitted the flaxseed(it seems to give me a strange rash on my arm? yeah, weird, huh?) and Teff because I 'm not even sure what Teff is....have to check that out? Or if you know, leave me a comment and fill me in please :)  Let me know if you try it!

Friday, December 7, 2012


     "It is no use to pray for the old days:
       Stand square where you are
                                                 and make the present better 
        than any past has ever been.
        Base all on your relationship to God and go forward,
        And presently you will find that what is emerging
                                                   is infinitely better than the past ever was."                                                              A quote from Oswald Chambers

Monday, December 3, 2012

The birth of Jesus announced...

     The angel announced the birth of Jesus, our " Emmanuel" meaning God with us, to the shepherds who were out in the fields keeping watch over their flocks by night.These shepherds experienced the glory of the Lord shining round about them...."And , lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:  and they were sore afraid." Luke 2:9
     They were afraid- the light of Christ illuminating the darkness. Did they feel the weight of their sin at that moment, is that what caused them to fear? The angel consoled and reassured them, "Fear not, for you have been chosen to receive tidings of GREAT JOY, for ALL people: Jew, Gentile,Roman, Greek, Slave and Free.
     A Saviour is born  in the city of David, Christ the Lord, a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger... Oh come, let us adore Him!