Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving Talk

I had to change my comment moderation on here.  Nothing too serious, just an abundant amount of spam coming through.  If you can't comment, I am so sorry.  But I was getting fourteen to twenty-some spams a day.  It was really getting ridiculous.  So if you can't leave a comment, you can reach me at this email address.  kristim71@yahoo.com.
Hannah is making these decomesh wreaths and doing a fantastic job.  This red and silver is still for sale.  They are going for $40.  If you live in the area and think you might be interested, leave a comment or contact me at the email above.
We had our Ladies Thanksgiving Fellowship last week.  Our theme was A Thankful Woman Armed & Dangerous.  It was such a blessing to hear the other ladies stand and speak the good things that the Lord had done for them this year.  Especially since we were all bummed out after the election.  LOL  But we all seemed to leave with happy hearts and a lighter step.
 Our guest speaker was Mrs. Jenny Mitchell from Georgia.  Her husband pastors a church in Ga and she has become one of my most favorite speakers over the last few years.  She speaks down to earth, honest, and straight from her heart.  We were all glad that their family stayed through the weekend and enjoyed Sunday morning service with us.  She grew up in the church where our Pastor was an associate.  Our Pastor's wife was her Sunday school teacher when she was a girl.  So it was nice for all of them to spend some extra time together.
And I had a photoshoot with this little Miss "M" too.  We went to a horse stable and one good time just following her around and letting her be, every bit as much the three year old that she is.  haha
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK???  I 'bout flipped when I realized it had sneaked up on us so quickly. 
But I've made my shopping list and when I get everything I need this weekend, I'll be set and ready to go!  We'll be spending the holiday with a lot of family and I am looking forward to the time we will share together and the memories we will be making. 
I always have Thanksgiving dinner here at our house for our little family of five on Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  So we'll be celebrating twice next week.  I always enjoy that day.  I know the time will come when my children will be scattered with their own families and they may or may not get to come all at the same time.  So I want to give them special memories now and HOPE that we'll share many more Thanksgiving dinners together with them and their families. 
I've lost twenty-two pounds.  Here are some pics of before and after. 

Not really looking forward to all of the temptations that I will be surrounded by this holdiay season.  But, by the grace of God, I will seek out the goodness of the fellowship and not so much the food. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday's Menu: Outback's Alice Springs Chicken

This was very good.  The only thing I think I would change next time is the amount of the honey mustard sauce.  I love honey mustard, but it was a little bit overpowering for me.  Other than that, it was a hit with the family.  Another pinterest recipe going into the recipe book.

Here's the recipe:
Four to five boneless, skinless, chicken breasts.  I ended up using several boneless, skinless chicken tenders.
Seasoning salt
1/4 cup regular mustard
1/4 cup honey
2 Tbs mayonaise
Pound of bacon
Colby Jack cheese

*Rub chicken down with seasoning salt, real good, then cover and place in fridge for thirty minutes.
*Fry bacon crisp, and crumble in small pieces.  I used a bag of the real bacon pieces you find on the salad isle at the grocery store.
*Saute' chicken four to five minutes on each side, or until turning brown.  Place in 9X13" pan.
*Mix mustard, honey, and mayonaise in a small bowl and brush over chicken pieces.
*Top chicken with bacon, muhrooms, and cheese.
*Bake on 350 for thirty minutes.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Election Thoughts, 2012

I was privileged to help work the polls for our local Tea Party on election day.  Everyone on both sides, seemed to be very nice.  I did have one woman out of hundreds that passed by, be very nasty to me.  And of course she was an Obama supporter.  But I kept a smile on my face and treated her the way I would have wanted to be treated.  Wanna know why she was mad?  Because she lived in Asheville and couldn't vote here in Kings Mountain.  She wouldn't take my word for it and insisted on speaking to someone she trusted.  So I took her inside, found someone she would trust (lol), and she proceeded to tell her story, how she was spending the day down here and wanted to vote here since she couldn't vote in Asheville.  Now, mind you, she was absolutely RUDE to me.  But when she spoke to this man working inside, she was as nice as melted butter.  To her dismay, however, he told her exactly what I told her.  Boy... talk about mad then!  It was funny.  Other than that one incident, it was a very great night and I had a lot of fun.
Here's a picture of three of us working for and with Mr. Warren Daniel (right end), who won his seat for NC Senate.  So happy about that!!
 And here's one of us with Mr. Daniel and also, Susan Allen, who won her seat for County Commissioner.  She unseated the incumbent, who had been there fifteen years.  I was thrilled.  The person she unseated is such a liberal.  So I was happy she won. 
 Congratulations to both of these wonderful servants of the people!  Looking forward to seeing what they do with the time they have been afforded. 
On a funny note, I saw this picture on a news website the day of the election and got a little bit tickled.  Obviously exercising his right to vote before hitting some totally gnarly waves, man.  And I totally dig the awesome red and white bandanna around the head.  All kidding aside, I have no idea who this cat voted for, but I thought the picture was great.  It made me smile.

Just in case there are people who haven't heard yet (LOL), Mr. Obama took the Presidential office, once again.  I would say congratulations to him, but I don't want to.  So... moving on...
I was really depressed that Mr. Romney lost.  And, like most Americans, are bitter at all the voting fraud, especially in Ohio.  There has GOT to be a better way to cast votes.  Especially with today's technology.  And don't get me wrong... I am NOT saying that voter fraud won the election.  I do believe that we live in a wicked and perverse nation and THAT is why Obama won.  People are thinking about themselves and what kind of handouts they can get.  Selfish. 
I had a hard time going to sleep, knowing we have to face four more years with this man.  Finally fell asleep and woke up all depressed again.
But one of the first things I read on facebook this morning encouraged me to LOOK UP!  For our redemption draweth nigh. 
Then tonight at church, Pastor preached a TERRIFIC sermon and encouraged us to hang on. 
His text was from Isaiah 3:2-10, which we see an offended Sovereign, God. 
There should be a contrast between us and the wicked.  We can't say we are a Christian and then live and act as though we are part of the world.  Which, a lot of those claiming Christianity that voted for Obama, fall under that description.  The Bible says a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.  It's like Brother Hutson says, you can't have it both ways. 
The text tells us in verse 10, "Say ye to the RIGHTEOUS, that IT SHALL BE WELL with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings."  AMEN!  It shall be well!!
And in Genesis, Noah and his other seven family members,were the only ones willing to take a stand in a very wicked and sinful time.  Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord because he was living a righteous life.  And therefore, was placed in the ark.  He and his family. 
Guess what, Christian!  We are in the ark while the rest of America will face the judgement of God.  For us... the Christian... all will be well.  We don't have to worry about what's going to happen.  We just get to live life, moving forward for the cause of Christ, and watch those who refuse to live the Bible way, go under. 
It's like our Pastor said, for the last four years our great nation, the America as we have always known, has been on life support.  And after yesterday's election, we have pulled the plug.  There is no turning back.  Bible prophesy is taking place and things are lining up. 
So look up, Christian.  Our redemption, truly, draweth nigh.
I'll leave you with the entire text Pastor read tonight.  Soak it in.  The WORD is truth.

Isaiah 3:2-10

2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,

3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:

7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.

8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory.

9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Month of Thanksgiving, day 3

Nov 3... I am thankful for Bruce. He is a great husband and I thank the Lord, so much, for bringing us together, almost, twenty-two years ago. I have never doubted his love. I am POSTIVIE there have been times I have been unloveable. But he keeps on loving me. And guiding me. And I am thankful for that.
Ephesians 5:25 "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it."

A Month of Thanksgiving, day 2

Nov 2... I am thankful for answered prayers. God showed up and answered a much needed prayer for us today. And I thank those that helped us pray. Even when you didn't know what you were praying for.
I Peter 3:12a "For the eyes of the LORD are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers."

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Month of Thanksgiving!

Nov 1... I am thankful for the saving power of Jesus Christ. It is through Him, alone, that I am saved and on my way to Heaven.
(KJV)Acts 4:12
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Election Day is just a few days away.  Let's vote THIS turkey out!