Monday, December 31, 2012

Spinach Delight

Sorry, I have no picture!
This is delicious! Yes, spinach can be yummy!

2 boxes frozen spinach
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
1 c. Bisquick
1/2 c. canola oil
2 eggs (you can put 3,4 for quiche effect)
1/2 onion (more or less to taste)
2/3 to 3/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Rinse and mash out all of the liquid in spinach.
Hand mix ingredients well! Spoon into mini- cupcake pans (or you can pour it into a pie pan. I spray the pan with Pam before putting in the batter.

Variations can be done with your choice of shredded cheeses, slivered almonds.

Bake in 350 degree pre-heated oven. Mini- cupcake pans 25-30 minutes, pie pan 35-40 minutes. Let your nose be a timer too, ha! When you begin to smell it, check it! I place the little cakes on a cooling rack for a few minutes to let them get crunchy. You can also refrigerate and eat them cold! Enjoy!

Recipe was given to me by a dear teacher friend, Regina!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Loss of My Sammy Dog

What a beautiful little puppy of 8 weeks old. I rescued him from the local humane society.

He always wanted to play with my pillows!

You couldn't eat anything unless Sam was there to get a bite of your tasty treat!

He trained so easily to his crate. I don't know how he could maneuver with all of the stuff he would drag into it!

I like being in this dog's house!

He didn't like the "Gentle Leader" leash at first, but soon grew to not give it any mind. He's trying to hide it in this picture, ha!

The joy of your dog awaiting your return can't be matched. He's always watching, waiting, and joyful when you come through the door! Woman's best friend never holds any grudges!

The later years of life for dog as well as man brings about the decrepit pain of the joints and misalignment of the bones. But, my Sammy gave it all it was worth to get up and move about until the end.

The aging of life soon brings one to sleep most of the time in life's natural relief for pain. I had him on joint meds, but it soon was to no avail.

My loving sweet Sammy soon gave up on life. For several days I had realized Dolly (my shepherd, chow, pit bull mix) had been laying back to back with Sam throughout the day for giving her "fellow" dog comfort. He hadn't eaten for several days, not even from the palm of my hand.
The next morning he just could no longer stand up. He had no strength and mostly, no more will. I was able to lift him onto his sleeping mat. I called Nellie in tears and anguish to see if Jim had left to work yet. He hadn't. So, he came down and helped me put Sam into the backseat of my truck.
I cried all the way over to my vet of 28 years. Tom had always been there for me. It was 7:45 A.M. The office staff I have known for years were there to help me.  Sammy whined. I took it as him knowing he wasn't going to go back home with me. Tom stepped in and checked Sam out. Through my tears, I told him how drastic Sam's health had gone down in the past several days. Tom raised the table to my level of sitting in the chair next to Sam's laying on the table. I wrapped my arms around my buddy dog as I told him how much I loved him. Tom had walked out and came back in. I could tell his eyes had swelled with tears. I laid my head in Sam's back as Tom gave him a shot of Valium. Sammy laid his head across my arm as I encased him within my hug, placing my face into his furry back. He let a sigh of relief as Tom gave him the shot which would stop his heart. All I could do was cry as I felt the weight of Sam's head fall heavier onto my arm in death. I kissed the top of his head saying, "I'll see you on the other side, Sammy."
In the book of Romans chapter 8:19-27 speaks of GOD's Creation and the future glory of all of that creation, "The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of GOD to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it in hope that THE CREATION ITSELF WILL BE LIBERATED FROM ITS BONDAGE OF DECAY AND BROUGHT INTO THE GLORIOUS FREEDOM OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD!"
We will see our animals again for our Christ and GOD have created them all to give Him glory.
So, Sammy, I will see you again! As in the Rainbow poem for animals, you are awaiting me to cross over that bridge and enter into our Creator GOD's heaven together! Praise be to our Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

I Glorify You My Awesome, Almighty, Creator, Savior, Holy Father GOD!

Praise you, Almighty GOD for knowing me before Your creation of the world and universe!
Praise you, Awesome GOD for allowing me to be a part of Your Forever Kingdom!
Praise you, Jesus for taking my sin upon you so I can be in Your Perfection for Eternity!
Praise you, Holy Spirit for Your Presence in me, guiding me through this temporary world to Your Eternal Heaven!
Praise GOD from Whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him ye creatures here below.
Praise Him above ye Heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! Amen!
This praise is so because GOD incarnated Himself in the virgin, Mary to become the sacrifice for mankind's sins.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Angels We Have Heard on High

What an awesome experience it must have been for the shepherds in the fields with their flocks that night when the angels appeared announcing the birth of the Christ Child! How much more so when the angels began singing praises to Almighty GOD!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Away in a Manger

Almighty GOD born in a stall of animals. Did the animals know who the Christ Child was? Mary knew who He was. Did the shepherds know who He was? Joseph knew who He was. Did the wise men know who He was? God warned the wise men in a dream to not go back the way they came and not to report to King Herod where the Christ Child was.
What a mystery that GOD Almighty would become a man. The perfect GOD-Man. What a sacrifice for the redemption of mankind, those who would accept His death on the cross for their sins. Only GOD Almighty could do this. Thank you Jesus for Loving me with such a Love, only You could have this kind of Love for man. Praise you Father GOD that we will spend Eternity learning of Your greatness that we now can't begin to understand. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

No Room in the Inn

GOD was incarnated as a Man, not in a populated center for all the world to see. The GOD-Man was born in a stall among the lowly animals. His first coming was to pay the penalty for mankind's sins. His second coming will be in Glory, Power, and Judgment. Our first birth had us born in sin. Our second birth is that unto Eternal salvation. I pray this season of looking back to the Blessed Christ Child leads to the joy of your salvation. For soon those who belong to our LORD will receive the rebirth into a New Body at His coming for His Church!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Kings from afar were led by the Christ Child's star.