Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Because she thought she had to... and other false myths

Helen Frankenthaler, "the List"

"I don't believe Martha simply chose cooking or housework over the Lord.

When she begged the Lord to make Mary help her, what she was really saying

was,   "Notice me Lord!" she wanted Him to see her. Martha longed for acknowledgment

and love, and was willing to do anything to get it...  it isn't that she wanted to be 

working. It's that she thought she had to...."

-Nancy Lee DeMoss
from Revive Our Hearts

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Grandma Jeanne's "Semi" Home-Made Hot Cross Cinnamon Buns

1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
2 tablespoons melted butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon milk
dash of vanilla

  • Roll dough into a rectangle, about 8x6 inches.
  • Brush with the melted butter.
  • Combine brown sugar, chopped nuts, and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle over dough.
  • Starting at long edge, roll up, jelly roll fashion;
  • moisten edges and seal.
  • Cut roll into 20 slices.
  •   Place rolls, cut side down, into two 8 inch lightly buttered round cake pans. 
  • Let rise for about 1 1/2 hours. until doubled.
  • Pour the cream over the rolls and 
  • bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Combine confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla,
  •  adding more sugar or milk if necessary. (I double this part!)
  • Drizzle over rolls while slightly warm
  • Makes 20 yummy cinnamon buns

Thursday, April 2, 2015

We love a good sermon!

"God never sends His servants on a fool's errand. It pleases God by the foolishness of preaching to accomplish His divine purpose, not because of the power of preaching, nor the power of the preacher, nor any power in those preached to, but because 'all power' is given unto Christ 'in heaven and earth,' and He chooses to work by the teaching of the Word."
~C.H. Spurgeon~
Our Preacher making cards for the friends
at the Golden Living Nursing Home