Ladies……….the weather man is so confused. I just know he is, and I can do a much better job!!! Why do I say these things? Yesterday, yes it was raining, but it was warm. I was walking around in short sleeves! Today, well……. today it snowed!!! Please join me in my letter writing campaign to my local weather man, letting him know that it should not have snowed today….that it should have been much warmer, and I am not happy about it! Thank you for your kind support!
Growing up as a preacher’s kid, there was never enough to eat. Especially when we lived in Houston. Dad went to college, and worked on campus. Ma worked 3 jobs, and we were always hungry……at least I was. I rarely remember being full. I do remember that ma always made wonderful meals out of what we did have, and tonight, I made her cheesy potato soup. It always says comfort to me. I will put the recipe in my recipes.
I got The King Arthur’s Cookie Companion from the library. The boy seems to think I need to purchase it for him….silly boy! Anyway, both kiddos have gone through the book marking special pages of recipes that they INSIST they can not live without! Tonight the daughter and I made Vintage Butterscotch Bars on page 190. They boy said it best “who knew non-chocolate brownies could taste that good!” These are BY FAR THE BEST blond brownies that I have ever tasted. It calls for walnuts, but I find that pecans go much better with butterscotch, so we used pecans instead. Good choice!
The boy is also making truffles. He put toffee bits in this batch. We will be sending some to a friend’s husband who is stationed on the USS John C. Stennis. She said that it is hot over there, and it will end up as a truffle blob, but who cares………..it’s chocolate!!! The boy wants it to be surprised, so Tressa, if you haven’t told him yet, please don’t.
21. The Self-Absorbed Tongue
Are most of your conversations with others centered on you and your issues? A self-absorbed tongue will surely alienate others as almost everyone desires to be the focus of attention occasionally. I had a friend who whom I spoke regularly to, with the hope of mutually sharing our individual concerns. It didn’t take long before I realized that there was nothing mutual about our exchange. The minute I would mention one of my personal concerns, she would immediately identify with it through her own experience and suddenly the focus of the discussion was all about her.
Philippians 2:4~~Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
22. The Cursing Tongue
Using profane, obscene, or vulgar language is unbecoming to a child of God and ruins His witness. Understanding that profanity resides in the heart helps us to reject the idea that a curse word “slipped” out of our mouth. The reality is that it slipped our of the heart. Only God can cleanse a person’s heart. We must practice the mental discipline of casting down profane thoughts in our hearts and minds as well as our mouths.
James 3:10~~Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.