Friday, November 27, 2015

It's Time To Celebrate Yeshua!

For my friends in other countries,
here in America, we have just
finished a wonderful holiday called Thanksgiving.
But as believers in Yeshua,
we have an even greater day to celebrate Him . . . the Sabbath!
So please relax, light the candles, enjoy studying Torah,
and enjoy this lovely video that reminds us of the AWESOME G-d we serve!
Shabbat Shalom, Chevarim!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Come Ye Thankful People, Come!

Happy Thanksgiving!
This is my favorite Thanksgiving hymn -
sung every year in the Presbyterian church
I grew up in.
Just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it!

Come Ye Thankful People, Come

Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.
All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.
For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day all offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store in His garner evermore.
Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring Thy final harvest home;
Gather Thou Thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified, in Thy garner to abide;
Come, with all Thine angels come, raise the glorious harvest home.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We Plow The Fields And Scatter ~

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This wheat field is precious to me.
For it once belonged to my grandfather, and later, my uncle.
I often saw my uncle riding out on his tractor
to work it - would have loved to come along!

We Plow The Fields And Scatter

We plow the fields, and scatter the good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand;
He sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine, and soft refreshing rain.
He only is the Maker of all things near and far;
He paints the wayside flower, He lights the evening star;
The winds and waves obey Him, by Him the birds are fed;
Much more to us, His children, He gives our daily bread.

We thank Thee, then, O Father, for all things bright and good,
The seed time and the harvest, our life, our health, and food;
No gifts have we to offer, for all Thy love imparts,
But that which Thou desirest, our humble, thankful hearts.

All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above,
Then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord for all His love.

(Matthias Claudius)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Autumn in Kansas brings
many beautiful and unusual sights -
like this looonnnggg row
of round hay bales!

An Autumn Greeting
"Come," said the Wind to the Leaves one day.
"Come over the meadow and we will play.
Put on your dresses of red and gold.
For summer is gone and the days grow cold."

Another unusual sight
is all the cold rain we've had here lately -
very unusual for Kansas in November -

Monday, November 16, 2015

One Little Leaf . . .

One little leaf . . .  ⇝〽
    ⤽⤻⤽꘩⇜৲       ⤾
⤾                     ৲ ⤾
                                   ᔚ ⤻ᔚ
                                                                            ᘡৣৣৣ ᔚ〽
                                                   =3)  to sleep . . .
                                                                                     z . . .

Friday, November 13, 2015

Shalom & Stitchin'!!

I purchased this sweet little stitchery piece
many years ago in a thrift store.
It has become one of my treasures!
Just wanted to share it with you
and wish everyone here
Shabbat Shalom!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

God's Mosaic

It's harvest time in Kansas -
Milo harvest, that is!
The last harvest of the year here.
It is brought in by the semi-trucks
and deposited in two HUGE piles at the edge
of our little town.
Each pile is several stories high,
and nearly a block long!
Soon it will be headed out of town
in the train cars that roll along
the track in front of it.
How they do that is a mystery to me!
It is used to make feed for cattle.
But I think God intended it
to add some spectacular
Autumn color to our little town
before Winter comes!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Last Daisy of Summer

I had a little garden on my porch this year -
Tomatoes, Four-o'clock, Geraniums,
and Daisies.  LOTS of daisies!!

I think they are so cheery!
And it's quite surprising that any have lasted
until November -
but this one brave little soldier did!

Something worth celebrating!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Shabbat Shalom, chevarim!

The Shabbat candle is lit,
and the Kiddush and Hamotze is ready.
For me, it is the most precious part
of the Erev Shabbat home service.
Does it look familiar?
It is the bread and the wine
(or in my home, grape juice).
representing the precious sacrifice
that Yeshua made for our salvation
on the Cross!
Yes . . . it may surprise you to know . . . . .
that it is Communion!

Messianic Blessing over the bread-
"Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, King of the Universe,
Who brings forth the Living Bread from Heaven."

Messianic Blessing over the wine-
"Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, King of the Universe,
Giver of the True Fruit of the Vine - Yeshua, our Messiah."

Shabbat Shalom in Yeshua!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mommy's Little Helper . . . In The Kitchen!

Because I just couldn't POSSIBLY put
the groceries away without his help!

( He's the extra "sugar", you know!  ;)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pumpa's Painting

In my kitchen hangs a very special painting.
Special to me, anyway.
Others might look at it and think,
"Oh, that's nothing much."
It's painted on cardboard,
not on a fancy canvas.
What makes it so special?
It was painted just for me -
by my grandpa!
We kids called him "Pumpa"
because my oldest cousin could not
for the life of him say "Grandpa"
when he was little - and it stuck!
And we all loved it!

And we loved him!

Years ago, I had this humble cardboard painting
professionally framed.  What??  you may ask?
Isn't that kind of expensive for such humble material?
I wasn't framing the cardboard,
I was protecting a little piece of my heart!

How about you?
Do you have something special you'd like to tell us about?
I'm all ears!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Sunshine-y yellow Mums -
picked them just for YOU!!
Hope you have a day filled with

Monday, November 2, 2015

Red Box Recipes - Oopsies CAN Be Delicious!!

So if you're looking for the perfect
Better-Homes-N- Gardens
cooking post, ummm . . .
this isn't it.
Unless, you're looking for a surprise,

in which case, you've found it!
Now, you may be thinking
"this looks like granola" -
and, yes it does, but . . .
no, it isn't.
Or, "hmmm, this looks like
something whole grain", and
yes, it does, but
no, it isn't . . . not totally,
This (drum roll, please)
is a cookie recipe gone

Yep, you read that right - sooo wrong,
and yet so yummy that I
decided to blog about it anyway!
Because it really is worth trying!

I followed the directions exactly,
except I used real butter, not margarine.
What I actually ended up with was
chocolatey-peanut buttery-oatmeal goodness!!
This can be enjoyed as a breakfast cereal,
as a topping over, oh, pretty much anything
- OR -
just with a spoon right out of the pan!
(I speak from personal experience . . . trust me on this one!)

Here is the vintage recipe -
taken from the Salina Journal, Salina, KS
(not sure what year??  1950's or 60's probably)

Unbaked Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

2 Cups sugar          3 Cups quick unrolled oats
1/3 Cup Cocoa          1/2 Cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 Cup margarine           1/2 Cup peanut butter
1/2 Cup milk                                   1 tsp. vanilla

And if you make it, I would love to hear what you did with it!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Ringing Out His Praises!

A lovely old church near my home . . .
where the church bells still ring every Sunday morning!
Such a beautiful sound!

Have a blessed Sunday, dear friends!

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