Saturday, May 8, 2021

Hello again

Hello again! 

Hello everyone, this is a test post. To see if anyone is still out there. I have been missing blogging. And just had a dear cousin of mine just recently give me some encouragement to start back up. So I believe I might try if this all works out.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Beautiful are the feet

My husband and I went college campus preaching the other day so we must have beautiful feet, because there is a bible verse that talks about the beautiful feet of those who bring the gospel.   Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!   We went to Lexington Kentucky! The college was called University of Kentucky or other wises called UK. I love getting to go with my husband to share the Gospel of the Lord!! God fills me with such joy when I get to go! We got up extra early and left the house by 7:30 am and got there by 10:45. Lexington's time zone is a hour ahead of us. So we needed to leave earlier than we usual. We started our trip by stopping by Burger King to pick up breakfast. My husband was so kind to treat me to breakfast out this morning. It helped us get out of the house faster. It was such a BEAUTIFUL morning!! The trees are starting to turn color here!! And the closer we got to Lexington it got prettier. While we drove I was going over my memory verses. So I could use them in my one on one witnessing. I love how the light is shining across my bible and my hand knitted Scarf Cowl in this picture.

Here is my much used and much loved bible. I was going over 1 John 2:3-4 , and 1 John 2:15-17 They are great verses to use for sharing with people that say they are christians and claim they can't stop  sinning. And everyone sins and can't stop!  I also love Philippians 4:13. It can encourage people that you can stop sinning if you lean on Jesus who strengthens us.

1 John 2:3-4  3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

1 John 2:15-17  15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.

Philippians 4:13 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me

These next two pictures are of one of the many horse farms that are all through this part of Kentucky. They are very pretty. 

You can see the horses in this picture if you look on the right half way up.

Here are some of the beautiful houses and churches that we saw once we were in the city. The University is in the old part of town.

Lovely Old Victorian House! You can see the widow's walk on top of the house.

Loved this house, it was crafty home stuff shop. Wish we had the time to stop in to look around! Sorry for all the odd taken pictures, we were driving down the road looking for the college. We were running a little late.

I Love the lacy window shutters. 

This is the building we were standing in front of while preaching. I found it very pretty.

Close up of the banners on the side of the building. I love the details on the side of the building.

Here is my dear Husband starting his preaching to the lost! I'm so blessed to be married to such a Godly Man. When we go out to preach and witness to the lost, it is not out of hate or meanness that we tell them they need to repent and stop sinning, NO it is out of love for them and for God, that we go out to the lost! To warn them of what is coming, Judgement day! It will be a scary day for all the sinner when that day comes!! It moves me to compassion for them!! Also the bible commands us to go!

Romans 10:14   How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

We we were not able to be there for a very long time but it was long enough  to help draw a crowd for another Brother in the Lord that took over when we left. We left early then ever one else because my husband still had to go to work that day. But all and all it was a good day!!!

When Tracy was done preaching and we were on our way back to the car we passed out gospel tracts. If you are a Christian and want to obey the bible and share the gospel with the lost, you don't have to preach in the open air like my husband and I. You can past out gospel tracts where ever you go, like when you go shopping, to the movies, or go out to a restaurant. We all need to be bold for the Lord to save the lost!!! If you believe that there is a God and you KNOW that there is a HELL then if you don't worn the lost you don't love them!!! The bible commands us to love our neighbor. Do good to them that hate us!!   I'll say it again if you don't WARN the lost of Judgement day and God's WRATH then you don't love them, and your are not OBEYING GOD or his word! 

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

If you are not sure of were to get a good gospel tracts here is a link to a great one!!

They had signs and banners almost everywhere you looked!

When we have gone to  Lexington for other outreaches I had gotten a glimpse of this very interesting building. So this time when we were on our way back home we were able to stop for a moment to get a few pictures of this Castle. It was so neat!! When I looked into it, I found out it was a Bed & Breakfast. Very interesting!! I'd like to stay there someday for the fun of it!!

Here is the gate to the front door!! Very Cool!!!

Here is another view of it like I said very interesting!! 

Well I hope you enjoyed coming along with me on my outreach with my husband and I.

God Bless

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

GoPro Sheepdog

   This is so so COOL!!!! So fun to watch!!! It is a video of a GoPro camera being put on the back of a sheep herding dog. OH don't just look at where the dog is going! Get a look at all the BEAUTIFUL  scenery!! The beautiful hills and Lake!! I wonder if this was videoed in Ireland or in England's Lake District. Hope you enjoy it!

 Clwyd Roy GoPro Joyce Country Sheepdogs

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Happiest Home

I found this lovely and heart warming poem in one of my old books called  Golden Thoughts Of Mother, Home, Heaven.  I thought you all might like to read it, I pray you all are blessed by it.

The Happiest Home

Where is the happiest home on earth?
Tis not mid scenes of noisy mirth;
But where God's favor, sought aright,
Fill every breast with joy and light.

The richest home? It is not found
Where wealth and splendor most abound;
But wheresoe'er, in hall or cot,
Men live contented with their lot.

The fairest home? It is not placed
In scenes with outward beauty graced;
But where kind words and smiles impart
A constant sunshine to the heart.

On such a home of peace and love
God showers his blessing from above;
And angels, watching o'er it, cry,
"Lo! this is like our home on high!"

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Time machines!!!

Proverbs 31:25-28   Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

There is a chill in the air, Autumn is closing in all around us here in Kentucky. Which always give me a cozy feeling inside, a feeling of wanting to snuggle in at home. With detail house cleaning, knitting and lots of baking and comfort foods!! Which gives me a yearning to read my antique cookbooks. Looking for a new recipes to try. I think of my antique cookbooks as time machines, because they take me back in time when I read them. When ever I open one, and begin to read it. I think about the woman who owned it 150 years earlier. About how she cared and nurtured her family with it.  Maybe what her kitchen might have look liked, and exactly how did the food she made from that book taste. It is a time machine in my hand. I love getting a glimpse into the past. Time traveling while sitting in my comfy chair at home. Women from the past encourage me. To be a better wife and Keeper at Home.  They took seriously their roll as a Mother, wife and Keeper of the Home!! Cookbooks usually were more than just recipes. They were full of chapters on nursing your family when sick, tip on cleaning your home, doing your laundry, to making homemade paint. I keep them in a wooden box. I'd like to share them with you all. So we can all travel together. As we go though the books I will have to help you interpret them. You see, cooking and baking back then was different then now. They used different measurements then we do. They used quarts, pints, gills, jills,wine glasses, tea cups, coffee cups, They cooked over the fire, in dutch ovens, and or on a wood burning stove, so temperatures and cooking times will be different. and the ingredients were sometimes different also, like they made their own yeast for bread making.  plus several other things I will explain later if they come up. The recipes were even written differently than today. They wrote them in paragraph form, without the list of ingredients. So all and all it is like another world than ours. Like I said time travel in my own home.

My Wooden box. Where I keep most of my Antique cookbooks

I found this written in one of my cookbooks, I found it very interesting how important the mother-homemaker was to the home!!
To attend to the nursing, and at least, early instruction of children, and rear a healthy progeny in the ways of piety and usefulness: – to preside over the family, and regulate the income allotted to its maintenance: to make home the sweet refuge of a husband fatigued by intercourse with a jarring world: to be his enlightened companion and the chosen friend of his heart; these, these are woman’s duties! (Rundell 7).

Here are just a few of the books I own. My cookbooks range from 1845-1950's.

Here is a few more of my collection. The Improved Housewife is my oldest cookbooks I own 1844.

I love love this picture! It show just what a early to mid 19th century kitchen would look like. This is a look back in time. If you look close you would see a lot of things they use from day to day. There is a chair by the fire, which they would have sat in to maybe turn the chicken that will be inside that reflector oven in front of the fireplace, or maybe use the hand held bellows to start a fire, that are hanging on the wall next to the fireplace. There is a iron crane swung over a fire in the fireplace, with 3 different size S hooks and a large cast iron pot hanging on it, maybe cooking a hearty stew. On the  mantelpiece there is a clock for them to watch the time when cooking something, also on the mantel is a box probably full of loose leaf tea, a candle stick, several assorted bowls, and a measuring cup. I also see different kinds of meat, fish, and animals hanging on the walls waiting for use. The woman on the left is preparing a chicken to be put in the reflector oven. You can see the long iron pole that she will put the chicken on to roast it in the reflector oven. It is  leaning up against the chopping table next to her. The other woman is making pie dough to cover the fruit filled pie pan that is in just front of her. Then under her table are two large footed kettles, and a wooden bucket. And last but not least the large basket over flowing of fruits and vegetables in the middle of the room. I found this very interesting picture inside one of my cookbooks, it's called New England Economical Housekeeper and Family receipt book, by E.A. Howland. It was written in 1847.

This is Miss Eliza Leslie, She is my MOST favorite Cookbook author!! She writes in such a way that it is like she is right there teaching you, very detailed instructions. 

Since Eliza Leslie is my favorite author, her's will be the first book I share with you all. The only book I own of her's is Miss Leslie's New  Receipts For Cooking.

Here is the weights and measures that Miss Leslie uses in her cookbooks.
Just to make sure you all know, I will clarify a few of these measurements.

4 quarts=1 gallon 
1 quart=4 cups
1 pint=2 cups
1 large coffee cup= 1 cup
1 jill or gill=half a cup
 1 wine glass=1/4 cup

1 pound of sugar=2 cups
1 pound of flour=4 cups

Hope this helps!

Here are a couple receipts for you to look over, I will decipher them for you all so you can make them if you want to. I call them receipts instead of recipes because that is what recipes were call up to the early 20th century.
 This is the first page of  Beef Steak Pot Pie. 

Second page of Beef Steak Pot Pie.

Beef Steak Pot Pie
2 pounds of tender beef steak cut up in small pieces.
Salt and pepper to taste
5 Tablespoons cut up and rolled in flour.
1 dozen small or 8 large potatoes cut up in med size pieces
mushrooms cut up if desired 
I think corn or peas add to this would taste rather good also.

Pie Dough(paste)
3 cups lard little more if needed 
12 cups flour
salt to taste
little water
2 cups of warm water

Season cut up meat with salt and pepper. and put in a pot with the butter rolled in flour, with just enough water to cover the meat. Let them simmer slowly for 1 hour. While the meat simmers, cook the potatoes in another pot until done. Now to make the dough. Rub the suit and the flour in a bowl completely. Then add salt and enough water to form a lump of dough. Divide the dough in half. Roll out on lump thicker than the other. Line the sides of a iron pot 1/2 to 2/3rd up with the thin dough. In the bottom of pot put some gravy that was made in the meat pan while it was cooking. Then some meat, then some of the thicker dough cut up in long squares strips,then some potatoes, then repeat until all is in the pot. Then just before putting last layer of dough on top, all the last of the gravy, and 2 cups of warm water. Then cover the top with one large piece of dough. Making sure that the top is not sealed around the edges. Then put on the stove on med heat and cook for 1  1/2 hours.

Pumpkin Indian Pudding
3 cups of cold baked and mushed pumpkin
3 cups of corn meal
1 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger
4 cups milk
1 2/3 cups dark molasses

Mix the pumpkin and the corn meal together in a large bowl. Then  Add the ginger to the pumpkin mixture. Now in a large pan bring the milk to a boil. Then take from the heat and add the molasses to it. Then gradually add it to the pumpkin mixture. Then beat it hard and well. Have ready on the stove  a really large kettle of water already hot and boiling. Dip a large square cotton cloth ( pillow case will do fine) in the hot water. Then ring out and lay out on a table and cover it with flour. Not to much not to little. Pour the mixture in to it. Then gather it all up. Leaving a fist full of room between the batter and were you are going to tie it. This will help it when it swells. Then tie it and but it in the boiling water. Making sure you have a plait in the bottom of the kettle to make sure the pudding won't burn if it goes to the bottom of the pot. This is very important!! Let it boil for 3-4 hours turning it every 1/2 hour. Then when done gentle turn it out on to a plate and eat it with molasses sauce.

I hope you decide to give these recipes a try !!!

 This is a list of  Miss Leslie's cookbooks. 

Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats (1828) 
Domestic French Cookery (1832)
Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches (1837)
The Indian Meal Book (1847)
The Lady's Receipt-Book: A Useful Companion for Large or Small Families (1847) 
Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book (1850)
Miss Leslie's Directions for Cookery (1851)
More Receipts (1852)
Miss Leslie's New Receipts for Cooking (1854)
Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book (1857)

Here is a link to all her books so you can read them for yourself for free!!

Well Ladies This post has been longer than I was planning, Hope you were blessed by it!! God bless


Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Fun For A Rainy Day!

It's a gloomy, rainy day here in Kentucky. So for a little fun I thought I would take part in 
National Plaid Day Oct 2, 2015 

So here is my favorite plaid thing I own. It is my Black watch/ Campbell Tartan wool shawl
I would like it if you all would share your favorite Plaid thing with me by linking it to me. I got the idea from Jackie over at Dickybirds Nest I think it would be GREAT FUN to see your favorites also!! God Bless

Here is a close look at my wool shawl!!! 

And here I am wearing it in Galway Ireland 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

For My Dear Friend!!!

This Poem is for my dear friend Chandler, Love you sweetie!! And also for all you mothers who have a little one who went home to be with Jesus. May this poem bless your hearts!! May you lean on the good Lord, and he will carry you through.
The Mother's Jewels
I have a little darling
That sleepeth near my heart,
Whose beauty and whose sweetness
Ten thousand joys impart.
Love smileth  on her features,
And warbleth on her tongue,
And guideth all her actions,
So innocent and young.
A joyous little creature,
All full of mirth and glee;
Now dancing on my knee,
More precious far than rubies,
Or diadems of gold,
Is she, my little darling,
Who's scarcely one year old.

I have a little daughter,
Whose face is very fair,
With eyes of heaven's azure,
And soft and silky hair.
Her tiny, dimpled fingers
Are ever at their play,
While her unceasing prattle
Doth mimic all I say.
She saith her little prayers
Low bowing on my breast;
And giveth all a sweet good-night
Ere she repairs to rest.
O grant, my blessed Savior,
That her young heart and mind,
In childhood's tender hours,
Be heavenward inclinded!
I have another jewel,
 The brightest of the three
A precious hidden treasure,
Which now I cannot see.
Far, far away in heaven

This lovely gem doth shine;
And though I cannot see him,
I know he yet is mine.
And when life's woes are ended,
And all my toil is done,
Again I shall embrace him,
My own, my cherub son.
How oft our sore bereftments
Are blessings in disguise!
God has prepared a mansion
For us above the skies."
And thus to bring us to him,
In his unbounded love,
Untwines the spirit's tendrils here,
And fastens them above.

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