Meditation Monday – Some Joyful ‘Toons

It is Monday once again! For some of you, it is one of the toughest days of the week and having a good chuckle can made a big difference. Here are some cartoons that will do just that and teach you a sound lesson at the same time. A Joyful ‘toon by Mike Waters helps us visualize the biblical messages in a way that it can be understood at any age!

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Almost There!

Two weeks ago, I mentioned that I have a custom order for the Lil Granny Bunny. It’s a HUGE order of 7 and I had started working on it last week Thursday. So far, here is where I left of very early this morning.

The pile is growing!

The pile is growing!

I have two more bodies to make and then I can start on the limbs, ears and bibles. Then starts the exhaustive FUN task of attaching the parts together. I did get some tapestry needles last week so it should make it even easier this time around instead of using the straight blunt needle. I should be done with all the parts and start the sewing by the end of this week. Then it is on to the embroidery and the embellishments.

Back to the grind I go. I woke up extremely late this morning and haven’t even started crocheting as yet. Plus I had to change my sheets which is a real chore since the other half is filled with books, notions, yarn and fiberfil. That is a real workout! Heh heh!

Talk to you tomorrow!

God Bless!


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Recipe Time! – Pulled Pork

Some time ago I shared this recipe with you.  I had made it for when both of my brothers-in-law came to stay with my husband and I in Tennessee. It was really good and I had slaved over it all night while it was in the oven (the things you do, right? Heh heh) At the time, I didn’t know that there were two types of pulled pork recipes that have made their home in North Carolina. (Thanks Bobby Flay!!) The pulled pork I made was vinegar based and not tomato based as they were used to. Don’t get me wrong, it was good nonetheless but I would rather my house not smell of vinegar while cooking! I bought a Boston butt last week in hopes of making some pulled  pork soon. I found this recipe that I will hope you will enjoy.

What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pork shoulder roast (also called pork butt)
  • 4 onions, cut into halves
  • 1 bottle good barbecue sauce
  • Good-quality hamburger rolls, for serving


  • Stir together the brown sugar, chile powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne in a small bowl. Rub the mixture all over the pork shoulder. Wrap the pork in plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or preferably overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Place the pork in a large pot on a bed of the onion halves. Roast until fork-tender and falling apart, about 7 hours. Remove the pork from the pot and set it on a cutting board.
  • Place the pot on the stove over medium-high heat and add 1/2 to 1 cup of hot water. Scrape the pan to loosen up the bits and cook for 5 minutes to reduce. Pour in the barbecue sauce and stir to heat.
  • Shred the meat with two forks, then toss in the barbecue sauce until it’s coated to your liking! Serve on hamburger rolls.

Easy peasy! I haven’t made this recipe as yet. It won’t be until this weekend, hopefully. I need to take it out of the freezer and let it thaw out in the fridge. I know the kids will love this! I would highly recommend some Cole slaw to go with it. Next week I will find some good Cole slaw recipes that would go great as a part of a main dish or just as a side.

God Bless!


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Memorial Day: A Salute!

We Salute Our Veterans This Memorial Day

We salute every soldier whoo’s
served this great nation.
And offer a heart of thanks
and appreciation!

We salute each memeber
of our armed forces.
And are thankful for their
efforts and resources!

We salute the many who
protect our boarders too.
We’d be in trouble…
If not for people like YOU!

We salute every son and
daughter lost in a war.
YOU are what serving this
country is meant for!

We salute the officers who’ve
guided our women and men.
Our prayers are with you!
And our love from within!

We salute our veterans!
Wherever they may be!Those who served on
land, air and sea!

Offering prayer to the
Lord is our belief…
That he will guide our

As we observe Memorial Day this year…
Let’s offer our soldiers
love, hope and cheer!

May God bless them in
all they endeavor
And his peace be with them
today and forever!!

By Jim Pemberton


Gone but NEVER forgotten

God Bless!

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Amongst Other Things…

Well, well, well. Today is Wednesday and one of my favorite days too! I get to show you what I have been making as well as what is going to be in store. So to recap, I have been working on this teddy bear and things have been going great until Monday night. When I first started the project, I knew that there might not be enough yarn to finish…but a girl can hope, right? Just as I expected, the yarn was getting scarce as I started on the foot.



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Recipe Time! – Green Chile Cheesburgers/Apple Cole Slaw/Fried Onion Rings with Chile Sauce


I know that this post is a little on the late side but I woke up late this morning and I am desperately trying to keep up. Today I have for you 3 recipes that I feel will go together for a great meal for sharing with your family and friends. Without any further hesitation, los gehts! (let’s go!)


What you need:

Queso Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 12 ounces Chihuahua or Monterey jack cheese, coarsely grated
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Meditation Monday – Standing on His Promises

We forget how great our God is, especially when going through a difficult situation. We as Christians need to remember the promises written in the Bible that have been given to us. God is not a man that He should lie nor does He give promises that He doesn’t keep. He promised Abraham descendents as numerous as the stars in the sky and the grains of sand on the beach. Even though he never lived to see them all, the promise was fulfilled. I want to share with you 10 verses that speak on His promises to us and I pray that it will be an encouragement to you.

  1. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2Peter 1:4 KJV)
  2. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11 KJV)
  3. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29 KJV)
  4. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31 KJV)
  5. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 KJV)
  6. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39 KJV)
  7. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. (Proverbs 1:33 KJV)
  8. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27 KJV)
  9. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:9 KJV)
  10. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23 KJV)

I hope that you can stand on His promises today and continue to trust in Him. Without Christ, we accomplish far less that we could ever hope for. With Him, our possibilities are BOUNDLESS! We just need to have faith and do His will for His glory.

God Bless!


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Some of My Favorite Songs

Like almost everyone else in the world, when we are going through something one of the ways that we get through is by listening to music. That is very much so with Christians as well. Today, I am going to share with you some of my favorite songs I listen to for worship, praise or just when I want to feel even more upbeat and dance like David danced when bringing home the Ark of the Covenant. Music to me is very helpful in times when I don’t feel like worshiping, you know – when you are in the middle of the trail and you have done all that you can do and you are waiting on the Lord to make the way possible? Yes, those are the times we need to worship the most and those are the times we hesitate to do so. Music is that vehicle to refocus on Him who is greater and remind me that He will never leave me nor forsake me.

There is no order for this list but I hope these songs will bless you as they have blessed me over the years. Enjoy.

  1. I Bless Your Name – The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
  2. I ‘m Not afraid – Fred Hammond
  3. Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) – Hillsong UNITED
  4. Our God – Chris Tomlin
  5. Take My Hand – Fred Hammond
  6. Come to the River – Rhett Walker Band
  7. Worthy is the Lamb – The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
  8. Silver and Gold – Kirk Franklin
  9. When Mercy Found Me – Rhett Walker Band
  10. They They Wait – Fred Hammond
  11. My Life is in Your Hands – The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
  12. Why We Sing – Kirk Franklin
  13. That’s Why I Praise You/For Every Mountain – The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
  14. When the Spirit of the Lord – Fred Hammond & RFC Choir

This is just a short list of the many songs that I listen to. I wanted to share them with you so that you may find that song that resonates with the Holy Spirit and send you into some awesome worship and praise.

I pray you all have a fabulous weekend, stay safe and see you again on Monday.

God Bless!


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