Quick Recap of My Week

It’s been an incredibly busy week and one in which I have not had time to post anything.  Here is a brief recap of the last few days.

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Monday -Eye Spy A Rainbow

I was sitting in the living room helping my son with his math.  When I looked up from the page, I saw a thin, zig zag rainbow line off in the distance and noticed that my vision was a little blurry.  I tried closing my eyes and opening them, and the rainbow line was still there.  Everywhere I looked, there was that rainbow line.  After a few minutes, I told my husband.  We prayed together, and then he called an opthamologist and made me an appointment.  To make a long story short, after a thorough eye exam was done, the doctor felt I had what was called an “occular migraine”.  It only lasted 10 minutes at the most, but it was kind of weird.  I haven’t had an recurrences since that time, and I’m grateful!

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Truth Full Tuesday

We had two SFT Bible studies today.  The first one was with a mother and daughter who have been coming to our church for a while.  In the evening, we had a Bible study with the kids.  They’ve been through bits and pieces of SFT when we were teaching other people, but have not been through the whole Bible study.  My husband is doing the teaching, and I am making up 7 review questions for each lesson, so I really have to pay attention.  LOL

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Creative Wednesday

In the evening, I went to my first ever Creative Memories party.  Each lady brought pictures so that we could put together 2 scrapbook pages.  I really had a lot of fun.  If I end up getting a digital camera for my birthday(that’s very user friendly and simple to use), I just might get into this!

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Trying yet Triumphant Thursday

Thursdays are almost always very busy for me.  On Thursday evenings, we have our midweek adult Bible study and Youth ALIVE at our home.  This makes Thursday my major house cleaning day, so I’m usually pretty tired at the end of the day.  Youth ALIVE started out a little rough.  I sent one of the boys from our neighborhood home, because he was being disruptive and would not stop talking when I was trying to teach.  The bright spot was that Erik was there!  He had not been back to Sunday school or Y.A. since Jr. Camp, so it was really good to see him! I’m praying and believing that he will continue to come and grow with us.

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Finally French Bread Friday!

Friday finally came, and I had one of those “domestic urges.”  I planned on making split pea soup in the crock pot, and having homemade French bread with it sounded like a good idea.  Split pea soup + French bread = nice combination = thank you Jesus!

That brings us up to the present.  It’s Saturday, and there is a lot to do, so I must say good bye for now.  May you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend.  🙂

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Sourdough Garlic Jawbreakers

Here’s a recipe you might want to try sometime.

 8 large slices of sourdough bread

1 stick of butter

6-8 cloves of garlic

Melt butter for 1 minute in the microwave.  If you have a food processor, use it to finely chop up the garlic.  If you don’t have a food processor, do it the old fashioned way with a knife.  Place bread slices on a cookie sheet.  Mix in the chopped garlic with the melted butter and spoon it on the bread.  Turn your oven up as high as you can and leave the bread inside until it is slightly burnt.  Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes, and enjoy this crunchy treat.  If you have young children with loose teeth, these jawbreakers are instrumental in the extraction process. 

We had some of these jawbreakers tonight along with pasta and a salad.  If you like loud, crunchy noises at the dinner table, you’ll appreciate this addition to your meal.  Bon appetit!  😆

Little Can Be Much When God Is In It

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When Less Was More 

We were broke, and I was trying to make the best of it.  I prayed and asked God for help.  The thought came to my mind that it would be nice to have some bread in the house.  I had never made sandwich bread from scratch before and decided to look through some cookbooks.  I came across a recipe that required few ingredients, and upon searching our cupboards, I was happy to find I had everything I needed.  It took about 3 hours from start to finish to  make the bread.  The results were wonderful!  My family enjoyed the homemade French bread much more than any bread I had bought from the store.  Since that time, I have made my French bread during times of prosperity and poverty.  I have received many compliments on it when serving it to company.  Sometimes I think back to the first time I made that bread, and I am reminded once again that when we pray, God can take and use what little we have and make it a blessing.

Bread That Satisfies

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My husband and I had a meeting and a dinner scheduled in the evening yesterday in San Fransisco with some other home missionaries.  To avoid getting stuck in Friday’s traffic, we decided to leave in the early afternoon and go on a little date before the evening activities.  As we were walking down Fisherman’s Wharf, we passed the Boudin Bakery.  Through its giant windows, you could see bread machines and workers scurrying about performing their various duties.  Showcased in the window were these interesting lobster and alligator sourdough loaves.  I couldn’t resist taking a picture.  I love good bread, and sourdough is one of my favorites.  There’s something about that tantalizing aroma.  What a delight it is to break off a hot chunk of bread, slather it with butter and pop it into your mouth!  Mmmmmm!  Can you almost taste it?I think it’s neat that Jesus compares himself to bread in the Bible.

John 6:33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Joh 6:34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Joh 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

I have found “this bread” to be truly satisfying, and the great thing is that it is so readily available.  I can open my Bible and partake whenever I want.  It’s the original “soul food”.  I encourage you, if you don’t do so already to make this “bread”(the Bible) a regular part of your spiritual diet. 

 Psa 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.