Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sunday Hymn

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Lyrics ~ Charles Wesley, 1707-1788

Stanza 1:

Christ the Lord is ris'n today, Alleluia!

Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Stanza 2:

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!

Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!

Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!

Christ has opened Paradise, Alleluia!

Stanza 3:

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

Dying once He all doth save, Alleluia!

Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Stanza 4:

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!

Foll'wing our exalted Head, Alleluia!

Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Stanza 5:

Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!

Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!

Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!

Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

Stanza 6:

King of glory, soul of bliss, Alleluia!

Everlasing life is this, Alleluia!

Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!

Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!

(To Listen to song, please push pause on playlist)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Does He Amaze You?

He does me.

I am speaking of my Heavenly Father.

I sin so much. Day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute.

Yet, Christ died for me.

I am going to be honest.

If someone kept hurting me over and over, time and time again, It would be hard for me to care and love them.

But He loves me.

It is MY sin that put Christ on the cross. To be beaten, spit upon, mocked.

Yet He forgives me.

He intercedes for me.


I don't deserve this kind of love.

Isn't Christ amazing?

I am in awe of His unfailing love to me. In spite of my self.

He tells me in His Word,He "carries me under His wings" (Ps. 91;4).

I don't deserve this.

But it is not about me.

It is about Christ and His glory.

Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord;
Nor are there any works like Your works.
I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your name forevermore.
For great is Your mercy toward me,
You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
(Psalms 86:8;12-13)

Thank you, my Lord, for your mercy and grace. I deserve to go to hell, but you chose to save me.

I am in awe of You.

To YOU be the glory forever and ever!!!!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sunday Hymn

Be Still My Soul Hymn

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and bless├Ęd we shall meet at last.

Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise
On earth, be leaving, to Thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him in all thy words and ways,
So shall He view thee with a well pleased eye.
Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine
Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: My Prince!

I Love You More, My Prince AJ!!!

Your Fresita

"His mouth is most sweet; yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend."
Song 'of Solomon 5:16

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Banana Apple Bread

We try to eat healthy in our house. So I try to find recipes we like and change them to fit our healthy lifestyle. At times this is a challenge and my recipe is no good, other times with a little tweaking here and there, we end up with a recipe we are happy with.

Here is one recipe I have tried and the family loves.

Banana Apple Bread

Original ingredients:
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup nuts (chopped)
  • 1 large apple (peeled, cored, chopped)


My Changes (in blue):

1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon Stevia powder extract(instead of sugar)
A dash of cinnamon
Flaxseed mixture (instead of eggs...healthy and good for cholesterol )
2/3 cups applesauce (instead of oil)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 large bananas (extra ripe)
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
1 large apple(peeled,cored, chopped)


Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

Mix together flour... Stevia...

baking soda...sea salt...and cinnamon.

Add milk...vanilla...and apple sauce...

followed by the flaxseed mixture...

Stir well.
( If it seems a little dry, add milk a "splash" at a time. You do not want it to be to thin.)

Grab your chopped apples and mashed bananas...

and mix them in with the flour mixture.

Fill your previously greased loaf pan or muffin pans about 1/2-3/4 full.

Add any extra berries or nuts you would like...we usually add blueberries and whatever nut I have on hand...

Place it in the oven...

and cook for about 20 min. A loaf pan will take close to an hour.
Stick a knife in, if it comes out clean, they are done.

When finished cooking, place muffins (in this case) on a plate on the table and wait for the family to come running for a treat when they smell the great aroma.

Just a note or two: I usually triple this recipe. A normal recipe will make 2 loaves or about 24 muffins.

I also like to under cook these a little. If you use eggs, it needs to be completely done.