Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Value Of Being "Ordinary"

   After reading about "ordinary" people I find that I am thankful that I AM ordinary.

I'm not going to set the world on fire with a new discovery, or inventions that change the course of humanity.  I'm an ordinary girl who just lives an ordinary life. My joys are simple ones... church, being with my friends, gardening, reading a good book, the peaceful hush of an early morning in the country.

Even my job is fairly ordinary... I work in a fast food chain resturant as a cashier. I've seen over 100 co-workers come and go over my 3+ years there.

I'm average, and you know what? God doesn't care one iota about any of that.
He cares about my HEART. Do I love Him? Do I serve Him? Do I? ...

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 Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

Cran-Blue Sauce RECIPE

I wanted something sweet tonight (4-28), so I grabbed a 16 oz. bag of frozen cranberries from the freezer, along with 2 cups of frozen blueberries and popped them on the stove in (roughly) a cup and a half of cold water.
photo taken 11-26-14

Now, I am not a fan of the recipe on the bag - that is entirely TOO much sugar for my tastes. So when the cranberries began to burst I added to the 3+ cups of fruit and liquid, about 1 to 1  1/4 cup sugar in the raw. Then I zested 1/2 a lemon and squeezed the juice from the whole fruit and continued stirring.

It is AWESOME! The blueberries stayed whole for the most part. They took on a firmer texture and also some of the cranberry flavor. I think next time, I will put in less sugar and see how the tartness level is.

*Update 5/7/13*
I am extremely excited to say that my Dad - who normally refuses to eat fresh cranberry sauce - demolished this batch. Mainly he ate it as a snack with yogurt. Even my brother who dislikes cranberry sauce with the seeds & skins still in it ate some. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday worship....

I love this song! Indeed I am so thankful that "How great is our God!"

The daffydowndillys are almost finished blooming now, but now the forsthyia is starting. My mother calls forsthyia 'yellowbells'.

                   I love singing this, I am so thankful to Jesus. This song is a good reminder of just what all I have    
              to be thankful for.

                                                The crocus's have been done for at least a week now.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Thankful's and Worship

I'm thankful for spring.
I'm thankful once again for the privilege of meeting openly with my fellow believers to worship Jesus!
I'm thankful for a job that is steady.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013



Spring is: 

the first day going barefoot outside 

Forsythia blooming 

spring bird migration 

the first night sleeping with the window open - and the cold that almost inevitably follows... :P 

Planning the gardens for the year... 

And planting them! 

the sun waking me up earlier every morning 

Thunderstorms rolling through 

Listening to robins sing the sun to bed 
Taking pictures of every conceivable object that tells me - spring 

What is spring for you?