Sunday, June 29, 2014

Staying on the Right Path







The believer's life is like a race with a path and a finish line. The end of it is eternity.  Each child of God has a personal route designed by the Lord. The goal is to stay on that path, but it can only be walked best by focusing on Jesus. He walked it first perfectly to show us the way.

Our path is full of obstacles that may trip us up or sidetrack us. Temptations lure us to what we may see as a better way, busyness can lead us down rabbit trails that only exhaust us. Worry and our emotions may take hold of our minds and take us places our Lord doesn't intend for us to go.

Anything that we may put first before our seeking the Lord and His guidance  may send us down the wrong path. Although our family, jobs and other things we are involved in my be necessary, it may distract us from our desire to follow God's path for us. 

Our goal is not to focus on the path but to keep our eyes on our Lord, He is our guide, our light for our path that leads to Him. Inspiration from "In tough" magazine and the Bible


Have a Blessed Sunday!
Sylvia

  


Saturday, June 28, 2014

I am a Keeper and Learning to Lean





No, I'm not talking about that kind of keeper! 
Although he is a keeper.

Do you have trouble throwing away things!
I do!
Like boxes things come in. I believe that I 
have every box of every cell phone I've ever had.



I recently cleaned out my closet and gave away 
a couple trash bags of clothes, shoes, and handbags
of which some I've had for more years than I care to 
say!  Why is it  that we humans want to hold onto "stuff".
Our lives can become so full of unimportant things that can
weight us down if we don't take inventory from time to time.



This is true in our spiritual lives also. In these last couple
months, I've had to clean out ' the closet of my mind and heart!'
There were old habits lurking there that I hadn't gotten rid of.
It takes far more insight than I normally have to understand this.




Those of you that read my blog regularly know the 
circumstances my husband and I are in. While praying
for strength and guidance, my Lord is, while supplying these
needs, showing me much more that I need - discernment!
This is important for us to know the difference in error and truth, 
what is good and what's best, what's God's Will  and what's mine.' Our heavenly father wants us to know these distinctions.


While I may think I am doing the right thing, I am learning
that I don't always make the best decisions concerning others.
Their needs may be different from mine or from what I am 
trying to supply them. I am learning to listen to others that want
to give me sound advise, to serve with a thankful heart and attitude.
To be thankful for all I'm blessed with and to continue to strive
to listen to God's Spirit and allow Him to guide my life. Thus 
cleaning out the closet of my heart and mind. Now I am far from
perfecting this, but with His help, I'll get there as I am learning to 
lean on HIM!






"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send ......shall teach you all things." John 14:26

  Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia

Friday, June 20, 2014

CELEBRATING!


Wednesday was my hubby's last treatments for his throat cancer! 
The staff got together and gave him a party!
No food, just fun and laughter!
 



That's our son-in-law blowing bubbles with the nursing staff. He is the pharmacist for the Cancer Center.  He loves to have a good time, the funny little stuff animal on the table is singing "Wild Thing"

It's so good not to have to go everyday.The drive was so tiring.
Curt's happy not to need more treatments, but it will be a few more weeks before they can find out if it's all gone. Praying it has! Thanks for every prayer and email I received during this journey. God has been with us all the way, praising Him daily!


 "Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid,
nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you
wherever you go" Joshua 1:9


Have a blessed weekend!
Sylvia

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monkey Bread ---recipe



Sunday was my grandson, Johnathan's18th birthday. We had his party with the family at my home.  He also graduated from high school on May 23rd. So amongst everything else there has been blessings. (we are blessed everyday)






I made Monkey Bread. If you haven't tried it, you must. It's easy to make and taste like cinnamon roll. Everyone loves it.

I'll post the recipe at the bottom!







 


Here he is after graduating. Next comes College in August.











My daughter bought him a birthday cookie.

 




 
Here's the recipe


Monkey Bread

2 cans Grands flaky Biscuits
1-1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 cup chopped pecans


Spray Bundt pan with cooking oil and then pour in the chopped pecans.  Cut the biscuits in quarters. Place sugar and cinnamon in a large ziploc bag and shake biscuit quarters till coated, and then place in Bundt pan.


Icing

1-1/2 sticks butter
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar (I use light)
1-1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

In saucepan melt butter; then add sugars and cinnamon.  Heat until sugars dissolves and then pour over biscuits. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees until done.
Allow to cool in pan two minutes and then turn over onto serving tray. You can make a icing of confection sugar and cream then drizzle over it after it's cooled.  Yum Yum Good! Enjoy!


Have a Blessed Day!
Sylvia
 








Sunday, June 8, 2014

Drawing from His Well





How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity". Psalms 133:1




" As you would that man should do to you , do also to them likewise"  Luke 6:31
 
 
 
We all have differences, but in some ways we are the same.  We want to be loved and cared for, we want respect, to be listened to, yet have freedom and opportunities. We need and long to be protected from harm. 
  
Each day as I care for my  husband, who is battling throat cancer, I learn more and more about myself. I believe God is showing me some  things about myself that has been hidden. We may think we know our hearts but only God truly knows it.
 

As I sit with my Bible and a cup of tea, I reflect on myself and how I am doing in my service to my 
husband and my Lord. Within us our spirit guides us, first we should seek to know God better and then share Him with others.  Our wants and needs may be the same as others, so doing for them brings joy and comfort and improves our relationship, as we learn to listen, encourage and forgive. 
 
 Walk in love,as Christ has loved us..Ephesians 5:2
 
Sometimes it's hard to show love when we've been hurt or pushed to our limits by the needs of others.  Our Well may run low or dry up. Our need to stay close to God and meditate on His word that we may draw from His well so ours will be full, is important to our relationship with Him and with others.  Drawing from His Well, we can share love to others ,for we can't show it out of an empty well.
 
Oh Lord, fill my Well with 
Your Love so I may share it with others! Amen 
 
 
 HAVE A BLESSED SUNDAY!
Sylvia