A Little Caramel Goes A Long Way

My husband makes a large bowl of popcorn as a “ready when you want it” family snack. I desired a little nibble treat but had a taste for something sweet, as well. What would hit the spot? Caramel!!!

Light brown sugar, butter and vanilla extract is all you need to make caramel sauce. Drizzle it on popcorn, apples, desserts, etc.


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God Turns Mourning to Dancing…

In a previous post, the song, Graves into Gardens was shared. Here is, Psalm 30 (specifically verse 11), one of the Bible scriptures that is referenced in this song when it states, “He turns mourning to dancing”. God bless you.

I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. O Lord, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. Now in my prosperity I said, “I shall never be moved.” Lord, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong; You hid Your face, and I was troubled. I cried out to You, O Lord; And to the Lord I made supplication: “What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth? Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me; Lord , be my helper!” You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
Psalm 30

Welcome Little Seedlings!

We were super excited, this morning! We are witnessing some of our plants poking out of the soil. WOW! It is a beautiful feeling to experience the beginning sight of our garden coming together. Take a look at some of them in the following photos. They are super small so some I magnified.

Our seeds are coming along and our zucchini and strawberry plants are doing well after the couple of days of chilly nights. We will keep you posted on the progress of our garden.

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God’s Word – Our Refuge & Fortress

Good morning. I hope this strengthens you today. God bless you.

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet! The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”
Psalm 91:1-16

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Garden Tip – Using Hoops for Crop Protection

We’ve had a couple of chilly nights and I thought it would be a good idea to keep our seedlings safe. We installed a hoop structure into our garden. Once the weather maintains higher temperatures, we will transition from frost protection to guarding our crops from various animals. The hoops make this shift very easy.

Materials used:

  • Garden Blanket & Staples
  • PVC pipes (3/4” x 10’)
  • PVC cutter
  • Rebar (1/2” x 1’)
  • Woodclamps

Here are a couple of useful videos on how to place hoops in your garden for various types of protection (from pests, birds, deer, frost, etc.).

#Gardening #ProtectYourCrops #BeStrongAndCourageous #OurFamilyGarden #LetsHarvest #GodWillProvide

Graves Into Gardens

A friend shared this song with me and I thought it was worth sharing with you. God bless you.


I searched the world
But it couldn’t fill me
Man’s empty praise
And treasures that fade
Are never enough

Then You came along
And put me back together
And every desire
Is now satisfied
Here in Your love (Hey)

Oh, there’s nothing better than You
There’s nothing better than You
Lord, there’s nothing
Nothing is better than You
(Yes I know it’s true)

Continue reading “Graves Into Gardens”

God’s Word for the Day

Genesis 39:23

When Joseph was taken to Egypt by the Ishmaelite traders, he was purchased by Potiphar, an Egyptian officer. Potiphar was captain of the guard for Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master. Potiphar noticed this and realized that the Lord was with Joseph, giving him success in everything he did. This pleased Potiphar, so he soon made Joseph his personal attendant. He put him in charge of his entire household and everything he owned. From the day Joseph was put in charge of his master’s household and property, the Lord began to bless Potiphar’s household for Joseph’s sake. All his household affairs ran smoothly, and his crops and livestock flourished. So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn’t worry about a thing—except what kind of food to eat! …
Genesis 39:1-6

To read the entire Genesis 29 chapter: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+39&version=NLT&interface=amp



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