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Monday, January 14, 2008

Dirty dishes

The weather has been in the 50's, considerably warmer than it has been lately. Although it wasn't quite as windy as it usually it.

For out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks... Been thinking of my speech lately and about keeping my tongue under control- I think I will start memorizing some verses in Proverbs about the tongue. It will help me, I know. I also plan on memorizing some songs so I can sing them anytime without reading the lyrics.

The menu for today was: Spaghetti with butter dips. Spent the evening reading past issues of Family Life, while my dirty dishes sat. I read an article  about washing dishes and the P.S. said, "Are there dirty dishes waiting to be washed?" I got under conviction about it and got up quickly and washed the whole sink. I thought that as I went to bed how hard it is for me to keep my kitchen clean and then the verse in Philippians came to my mind. I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Butter dips recipe

Butter dips with soup for dinner was on the menu today. It's my favorite recipe from Betty Crocker

Melt 1/4 cup butter in square pan at 450 degrees. Remove pan from oven.

measure 1 1/4 cup of flour (can substitute soft wheat flour-but might need to add a tad more) with 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt. Mix together. Add 2/3 cup milk. Add enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead 10 times.

Roll out into an 8 inch square. Cut into strips, and then half of that. Dip each strip in butter, coating both sides. Arrange in pan. Sprinkle garlic powder, salt and paprika and pepper on top and parmesan cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Mmmm! delicious!!


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Job 5:19

We're planning a trip this weekend to see the grandparents and the Klepels. I'm so excited! Normally, when we head that way, we are so rushed to visit with everyone that we hardly have time to really visit. So, we decided to just visit family. Only 4 more months to go!

We're needing to go chop some more firewood as our supply is getting low. So glad that we have a place to to chop free wood. What a blessing!

Been working on my scripture memory again. Sure would like to get it all memorized soon. Between this and learning lyrics to hymns- I'm sure to have things to do while cleaning and to keep my mind from wandering.

This scripture was given to me 7 years ago in my personal devotions. I'll close with it.

"He shall deliver thee in six troubles, yea in seven there shall no evil touch thee." Job 5:19