January 30, 2007
January 28, 2007
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January 25, 2007
"1 Brethren and fathers, hear my defense which I now offer to you."
2And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew dialect, they became even more quiet; and he said,
3"I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as you all are today.
4"I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,
5as also the high priest and all the Council of the elders can testify From them I also received letters to the brethren, and started off for Damascus in order to bring even those who were there to Jerusalem as prisoners to be punished.
6"But it happened that as I was on my way, approaching Damascus about noontime, a very bright light suddenly flashed from heaven all around me,
7and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?'
8"And I answered, 'Who are You, Lord?' And He said to me, 'I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting.'
9"And those who were with me saw the light, to be sure, but did not understand the voice of the One who was speaking to me.
10"And I said, 'What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me, 'Get up and go on into Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do.'
11"But since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me and came into Damascus.
12"A certain Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there,
13came to me, and standing near said to me, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight!' And at that very time I looked up at him.
14"And he said, 'The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will and to see the Righteous One and to hear an utterance from His mouth.
15'For you will be a witness for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard.
16'Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.'
Just a little commentary....I am struk by Ananias' response to Paul. I don't think most modern Christians would say in effect, "What are you waiting for. Go get baptized and wash away your sins." Most of us would most likely say something to the effect of, "Ask Jesus into your heart."
January 23, 2007
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January 18, 2007
Southwestern Corn Chowder
4 chicken breasts cut into small chunks
1 medium onion cut into thin wedges
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp ground cumin
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen corn
3/4 cup picante sauce
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp water
Shredded Cheese for topping (optional)
1.) In saucepan cook chicken & onion in oil until chicken juices run clear. Stir in cumin. Add broth, picante sauce, and corn; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 min. Stir in peppers and cilantro.
2.) Combine cornstarch & water until smooth; stir into soup. Bring to boil; cook & stir for 2 min. or until slightly thickened. Spoon into bowls and top with cheese if desired.
It's yummy and low-fat if you go light on the cheese or leave it out. Hope you enjoy!
January 15, 2007
January 14, 2007
Your guess is as good as mine as to what it says, but it's quite colorful and unique and yummy, I might add!
Happy Sabbath to all of you! Gotta go get ready for church . . . I might have to have another piece of cake first, though!
HATTIE is only 6 months old and she is already WALKING . . . okay, not really . . . not even close, but the pictures sure make it look like she is! Her legs are definitley getting stronger, but we're still working on scooting. She is still not a big fan of being on her belly. She sure loves to stand, though, so maybe she'll just skip crawling and go straight to walking. But for now, I am enjoying having a baby who is still pretty immoble.
January 13, 2007
All I can say is big brains run in the family on her mama's side (he he!). We are so proud of our little girl who seems to be getting so big all of a sudden. It must be all the sweet potatoes and squash that she can't seem to get enough of! I even got the okay from the doc to start giving her teething cookies. Maybe that'll bring on some teeth cause as of right now she still doesn't have any, but all the crankiness and constant chewing on everything lately keeps us assured that the teeth are on their way!
January 1, 2007
Now you don't!
Hattie is learning to sit on her own. The second picture may be a little blurry, but I was so afraid that she was going to fall back that I had to hurry and take it. She is able to sit on her own for about 20 seconds before she topples over. She still loves her bumbo, though.
Happy New Year to everyone!