Saturday, December 31, 2016

Million Dollar Chicken


Million Dollar Chicken


8 pieces of Tyson chicken

250 ml Kraft mayonnaise (1 cup)

125 ml Mango chutney (1/2 cup)

10 ml French’s mustard (1 tablespoon)

65 ml Smuckers apricot jam (1/4 cup)

187 ml water (3/4 cup)

1 packet Lipton onion soup powder (55g)


Place chicken pieces in a casserole.

Mix all of the other ingredients together.

Pour over chicken.

Bake for 60 minutes at an oven of 160 degrees celsius 

(320 – 375 deg F).

2 Corinthians 5:17

* found on Turnback To God 

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Jesus Facts

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May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. 
Psalm 20:4
A Time to Think
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. 
–G. K. Chesterton, author
A Time to Act
Start another day just right, with a new hope.
A Time to Pray
Fill me with trust, O Holy Spirit, and increase my faith.
* Guideposts

Father Thank You

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Psalm 18:32

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Yes I Will

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Put on the skillet,
Slip on the lid,
Mama's gonna make
A little short'nin' bread.
That ain't all
She's gonna do,
Mama's gonna make
A little coffee, too.
Mama's little baby loves
Short'nin', short'nin',
Mama's little baby loves
Short'nin' bread,
Mama's little baby loves
Short'nin', short'nin',
Mama's little baby loves
Short'nin' bread.
Three little children,
Lyin' in bed
Two were sick
And the other 'most dead
Sent for the doctor
And the doctor said,
"Give those children some
Short'nin' bread."
When those children,
Sick in bed,
Heard that talk
About short'nin' bread,
Popped up well
To dance and sing,
Skipped around and cut
The pigeon wing.
Slip to the kitchen,
Slip up the led,
Filled my pockets full of
Short'nin' bread;
Stole the skillet,
Stole the led,
Stole the gal makin'
Short'nin' bread.
Caught me with the skillet,
Caught me with the led,
Caught me with the gal makin'
Short'nin' bread;
Paid six dollars for the skillet,
Six dollars for the led,
Spent six months in jail eatin'
Short'nin' bread.

Recipe for Short'nin Bread
2 cups butter
1 cup brown sugar
4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Line a 17x 11.5 jellyroll pan with parchment, or spray with non-stick spray.
3. In a large bowl of a mixer, cream the butter; beat in the sugar until very light and fluffy.
Turn mixer down to low speed and add the flour and salt., mixing until smooth.
4. Press the dough evenly onto the prepared pan.
5. Using a sharp knife and a ruler, score the dough into squares, eight on the long side of the pan by six on the shorter side.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly brown.
7. Immediately use the sharp knife to cut through the score marks into squares.
8. Cool thoroughly before serving.

Interview with Mrs. Mayme Reese, 1938

Interview with Mrs. Mayme Reese, 1938
* found on Ladies Sweat, Horses Perspire 
Did you ever hear about quilting parties? We used to have quilting parties at least twice a year. One time we would meet at one house and one time at another; you'd keep on that way until the quilt was finished.... Well, say there'd be three or four ladies who were good friends. If I was making the quilt, I'd set up the frame in my house and the other two or three ladies would come to my house and spend the day quilting. I'd have it all ready for the quilting to start ... Maybe I'd have been sewing scraps together for a year until I got the cover all made. Then when my friends would come, the cover would be all ready and there wouldn't be anything to do but start working on the padding. If there were four ladies, each would take an end. I'd take this end, the other two would take the ends over there. You'd decide before how you were going to make the stitches. If you were going to have a curving stitch, you'd sew one way. If you were going to quilt block fashion, you'd sew that way. 
The ladies who would come to help you, would come as early in the morning as they could. Sometimes you all had breakfast together. If you didn't, you had dinner together and a little snack off and on during the day. If it was at my house and nobody was coming early enough for breakfast, I'd put something on the sideboard that everybody could reach if they got hungry before time to sit at the table. Sometimes there'd be sweet potatoes, some smoked pork, bread, maybe some syrup, and things like that. Then when you had dinner, there'd be the regular things everybody had at home. If somebody came way in (from the country or a town 8 or 9 miles away), they'd have supper and stay all night.
Depending upon how many quilts you needed a year or just wanted to make, there'd be that many quilting parties for ladies who were intimates. If none of my friends were going to make quilts in a year, then they'd keep coming to my house maybe twice a week until we got it finished. If you worked right along and didn't stop to talk — 'course most of the time we stopped to gossip a little - you could finish a quilt in a day or two. All that depended on the pattern, too. If somebody else was making a quilt, we'd go to their house and exchange labor 'till they got their quilt done.
Whenever we had a quilting party, the men-folks had to look out for themselves. They ate cold food if they came in hungry in the day and if we finished working some enough, they'd get their supper on time. If we didn't, they just had to wait... They didn't mind. If they fussed, we'd remind 'em 'bout keeping warm in the winter.
In the fall when they had the county fairs, sometimes we'd take our quilts out to fair-grounds for exhibition. Each lady picked out her best quilt - the prettiest color, the prettiest pattern and the best stitches - and took it to the fair to try to win the prize ... No, it didn't make any difference if your prettiest quilt had been quilted by three or four other people.
You see you already had the pattern and you'd already put the pieces together so that much was your own idea. And that counted more than the help you got - and the results you got - when you were putting it on the frame. Sometimes a church club would make quilt and enter it in the name of the church. Even if they put it in the club's name, the club would give the money to the church if they won... Once I won the prize for my own quilt and once I was one of a group that won. The prize most often five dollars. Sometimes it was ten. One year they couldn't get the money together and they gave the winner some prize preserves, some pieces of fancy-work and something else that had won first prize in other contests instead of the money, I don't remember if that was one woman or whether it was a club. 'Course you'd rather have the money than that stuff 'cause everybody could can fruit and do tatting and crocheting and things like that and they could make their own things. But you couldn't act nasty about it. Anyhow, it didn't happen but once as I remember it.
Sometimes they'd have quilting parties in some of the churches. Of course not every church did that. But those that did had quite a few woman members who went to quilt, they'd get some little boys to take the quilting frame to the church in the morning and then they'd go in the afternoon. I guess they'd quilt for two-three hours. Most of the time when they did that, they'd be making the quilt to sell to raise money for the church. 
Things like that were nice. Sometimes I wish I could go back to that kind of life for awhile but times have changed so. They won't ever be like that again. Nowadays, there are other things to occupy people's minds.
SOURCE: Library of Congress

Proverbs 31:10-31

PROVERBS 31:10-31

10 A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds.
11 Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it. 
12 Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long.
13 She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. 
14 She's like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises. 
15 She's up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day. 
16 She looks over a field and buys it, then, with money she's put aside, plants a garden. 
17 First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. 
18 She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day. 
19 She's skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking. 
20 She's quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor. 
21 She doesn't worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear. 
22 She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linens and silks. 
23 Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers. 
24 She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops. 
25 Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. 
26 When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly. 
27 She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive. 
28 Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise: 
29 "Many women have done wonderful things, but you've outclassed them all!" 
30 Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God. 

31 Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises!

Colossians 2:7

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Psalm 119:104-106 Thy Word

Psalm 119:104-106
Thy Word

104 From Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way. Nun. 

[NOTE: Dictionaries - Smith's Bible Dictionary - Nun
Nun [E] [H]
the father of the Jewish captain Joshua. ( Exodus 33:11 ) etc. His genealogical descent from Ephraim is recorded in ( 1 Chronicles 7:1 ) ... (B.C. before 1530.) ]

106 I have sworn and I will confirm it, That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.…

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Matthew 28:9-10

28:9,10 God's gracious visits usually meet us in the way of duty; and to those who use what they have for others' benefit, more shall be given. This interview with Christ was unexpected; but Christ was nigh them, and still is nigh us in the word. The salutation speaks the good-will of Christ to man, even since he entered upon his state of exaltation. It is the will of Christ that his people should be a cheerful, joyful people, and his resurrection furnishes abundant matter for joy. Be not afraid. Christ rose from the dead, to silence his people's fears, and there is enough in that to silence them. The disciples had just before shamefully deserted him in his sufferings; but, to show that he could forgive, and to teach us to do so, he calls them brethren. Notwithstanding his majesty and purity, and our meanness and unworthiness, he still condescends to call believers his brethren.

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“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
― Plato

Frances Ridley Havergal Quote

Frances Ridley Havergal Quote

Psalm 25:15-17 To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul

Psalm 25:15-17
To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul

15 My eyes are continually toward the LORD, For He will pluck my feet out of the net. 
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses.…
“Seldom can the heart be lonely, If it seek a lonelier still; Self-forgetting, seeking only Emptier cups of love to fill.”
Frances Ridley
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~ Frances Havergal, 1874 ~ Quote

Frances Ridley Havergal
~ Frances Havergal, 1874 ~
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Frances Ridley Havergal (14 December 1836 – 3 June 1879) was an English religious poet and hymn writer.

Another year is dawning,
dear Father, let it be
In working or in waiting,
another year with Thee.
Another year of progress,
 another year of praise,
Another year of proving
Thy presence all the days.

~ Frances Havergal, 1874 ~
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* I preferred sewing to bossing little children. Mother Jones

The Light of the World Is Jesus

  1. The Light of the World Is Jesus 
  2. Philip P. Bliss, 1875

  3. The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin,
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    Like sunshine at noonday, His glory shone in;
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    • Refrain:
      Come to the light, ’tis shining for thee;
      Sweetly the light has dawned upon me;
      Once I was blind, but now I can see:
      The Light of the world is Jesus!
  4. No darkness have we who in Jesus abide;
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    We walk in the light when we follow our Guide!
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
  5. Ye dwellers in darkness with sin-blinded eyes,
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    Go, wash at His bidding, and light will arise;
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
  6. No need of the sunlight in Heaven we’re told;
    The Light of the world is Jesus!
    The Lamb is the Light in the city of gold,
    The Light of the world is Jesus!

Moses Encourages the People Deuteronomy 13:5-7

Moses Encourages the People
Deuteronomy 13:5-7

"The LORD will deliver them up before you, and you shall do to them according to all the commandments which I have commanded you. 

"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you." 

Then Moses called to Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you shall go with this people into the land which the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall give it to them as an inheritance.…

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8King James Version (KJV)

1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Jeremiah 23:24

Jeremiah 23:24 Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?" declares the LORD "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?" declares the LORD.

Matthew 6:22

Matthew 6:22 The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light.

Psalm 84:3

Psalm 84:3
The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God.

1 Corinthians 13:3-5 Love

1 Corinthians 13:3-5
If I give all I possess to the poor and exult in the surrender of my body, but have not love, I gain nothing. 
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no account of wrongs.…

Matthew 6:25-27 Do Not Worry

Matthew 6:25-27
Do Not Worry

25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 
27 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifespan?…