Archive | October 2013

Harvest mission

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I bought my girls a pumpkin for fall. Well we all got it. I wanted to make pumpkin seeds, pumpkin soup, and pumpkin butter. So the process begun. I got out the recipe for Pumpkin Butter…
Simple Crock Pot Apple Pumpkin Butter
Yield: 16 ounces | Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 5 hours (inactive)
Ingredients
2 cups of pureed pumpkin (or one 15 oz. BPA-free can)
½ cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup organic palm sugar ( I used equal amounts of Stevia)
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. cardamom
Combine all ingredients in your crock pot, and set it to the lowest setting. Cover, and let cook for about 5 – 6 hours, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
Turn crock pot off, and let cool. Once cool, spoon into glass jar and cool completely in refrigerator before using. It keeps in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (if it lasts that long) and in the freezer for up to six months. I canned mine and this batch I did 6 X the amount.
Nutrition Facts  Serving Size: 2 tbsp.
Calories: 28       Total Fat:  0 g    Saturated Fat:  3 g   Cholesterol:  0 mg    Sodium:  75 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 8 g     Dietary Fiber:  1 g       Sugars:  7 g    Protein:  0 g

I started but cutting it open then scooped out the seeds and stringy strands. Then cubed it up. I left the skin on one batch and removed it from the other half. I boiled half in each pan.

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Once it was cooked to tender (a fork pokes it and slides off).
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I took the cubes out onto a plate and smashed them with a fork then scrapped them into a blender and made them into a smooth paste.

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From the blender I kept counting the amounts of pumpkin and putting them in the Crock Pot.
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Then I had it all smashed and smoothed I added the rest of the ingredients.
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I had the spices all lined up and then forgot to take the picture but the smells were great coming from the kitchen.
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Sojust let it cook and cook and cook… Now for canning fun. Well Labels. I found lots of good ones. Here are three of them.
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This is the one I created from one of them that I played with. I printed them out on address labels Avery 5351 was the labels I used. The site lets you design and print online.
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For my sister in Christ Lisbeth I did it with hemp and beads and the green label handwritten.
Then I played some more and came up with these labels and some fabric.
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First gotta cool and make sure they pop.
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Tada, I used an old 60’s hippy type skirt from along time ago cut circles about 7inches round and tied them with some hemp. I think my sisters in Christ should like them. I mean even if you aren’t a pumpkin fan who doesn’t like tie dye!!!
God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you always. In Jesus’ service Doreen✞ ✞ ✞
I am glad I got to share this with you. I am spreading this all over. I pray your Fall is wonderful and that you harvest many souls for our Lord Jesus. Please leave a comment if you visit so I will know you were here…Thank you!!!
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As we say here in Hialeah, “Que Rico!!!” over cranberry pecan loaf!!!

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Letting God’s Word direct our thoughts

Have you ever heard a Pastor say something comforting like, “They are watch us from heaven.” That can be disturbing or nice to hear. But is it Biblical…? I have just got done doing a google search as well as all of my commentaries and blogs that had mentioned it. I think that the Bible was silent about it. Which I think means we should be. I started reading one blogger who said that Hebrews 12:1 was a sign of those we love watching over us from heaven… Wow not at all what I ever thought of this verse. So I stopped reading all of the stuff I prayed and asked God to give me my own. Well I came up with this great image on Biblo, and I played with it of course.
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But I am wondering what are your thoughts on this… Kinda a three sided question I could even go more than three but…
What about our departed family and friends watching?
What about giving meaning to a verse to suit yourself?
What about reading commentaries that sway you away from Bible Truth=God’s word?
Well, if the Bible remains quite should we…? Can we in light of sharing the Gospel?
Thank you for taking the time to respond I love to hear from you.
God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you always. In Jesus’ service Doreen✞ ✞ ✞

Sundress Or Maxidress=Mock Wrapdress

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A too short sun dress and a too revealing top on a maxi dress.

Cut the top off the maxi and then cut a section about 18 inches thick. Next about 4 inches from the arm holes cut the sun dress straight across into two sections.

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Next I found a great edge stitch on my new sewing machine. O:) Thanks to my big brother in Christ Jim.
Then join the top part of the sun dress to the top part of the tube right sides together. This stitch has stretch so it worked great. CAM00011[1]
Thought I’d show you a picture of my new machine. It is a singer LCD with air controlled pedal. And when i get the top down Jim and I are gonna take it for a ride. O:) just joking Jim said it was fully loaded!!!

Oppsey I wore the dress and forgot to take a picture of it completed.

Well then rights sides together sew the bottom of the sun dress to the bottom of the tube piece. You do need to be aware of the seams and keep them aligned with each other. Now the section I call the tube was a little larger on the bottom section because of the taper of the maxi dress, and lack of taper in the sundress. So there was a over lap of fabric to one side. Well I used the straps for the maxi dress to make a belt and tied the dress off to that side. It came out great. Sorry about the wrinkles I wanted you to see the finished work.
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Awww you got a little kitties shadow under the dress, and there is a close up of the belting . Seeing it like this I gotta say it looks better on because it hangs great and hits the right length.
God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you always. In Jesus’ service Doreen✞ ✞ ✞
P.S. I would really like to hear from you.But I won’t even know you came unless you leave a comment. I know time is valuable and I thank you for yours.

Softly Shout Love

Softly Shout Love
Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health.NKJV
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.NIV
Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing. NLT
There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. AMP
No matter the translation, God says mean people are just that, mean. Don’t be the one…
Our word are back by our spirit. How would it be possible then, if you have the Holy Spirit in you, to speak mean? Before we speak we need to have a loading sign pop into our heads allow ourselves the time to think of what we are about to say. There are so many signs out there which would you pick?
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These are just a few and no matter your choice you should give yourself time to think about what you are saying and how it will effect you and the others around you. Our world around us is watching us and if we are Christian (which is a follower of Christ) …Would we cut others down or talk about others behind their backs. Imagine a woman walks by and she is looking in a car window to see if her clothing is right…you notice and turn to your child, your husband, your friend, and say”she shouldn’t be looking at her clothing… look at her hair?”
Even if the person can’t hear you, others around you did.
Even if in your opinion it was true, they are a child of God too. (even those who don’t know it yet God wants us to witness too, and tell them He loves them and they can be His children)
What is the other people around you thinking and what about when they pick on a person they might see. And what if the person heard or someone who knew them or loved them heard… WHAT IF GOD HEARD?  Well if you believe in Him, He did. Hmmmm. Words have power. God spoke the world into existence. Jesus has all authority and He has told us we have a part in His inheritance. Today I started using my loading icon and I am going to see how it works. You see that story I just told you was me and I was talking to my husband as I was getting out of the car at the store. At that moment I thought to myself I wish there was a mirror here in front of me so I could see how bad I look. And I told my husband that and told him… the Word of God is my mirror. I was convicted another sign that I am a work in progress and that progress is moving forward. God can and will if you let Him. Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior? Have you allowed God, His Son, and the Holy Spirit to live in you? Have you conviction in your life? Today is the day, now is the time.
May God’s grace, peace, light, and love fill you. In Jesus’ service Doreen
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Love Pink, Blue and green?

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Hey everyone sorry I have been away and silent for awhile. I have been sewing. My sister gave me this great sweatshirt but I have a few already which are slip-on you know over the head type. I decided to refashion and share the fun. So I went to Wal-mart always low prices. I was going to just go buy a coat at the thrifts but they actually have gotten outrageous as far as prices go. $3.00 heavy duty well you know it was $2.97 but of course tax puts it over $3.00 any way… It has a big front pocket… and I just cut up the whole front…
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I used some green fleece I had from a pair of sweatpants I  cut up previously. I made two strips about 3 inches wide and 22inches long that I used to trim off the front and then I sewed the zipper to them. Really qucik and came out great. I had to tuck the top part of the zipper down and sew it. After I was done husband says why is it love pink…? It’s blue and green…? Guess that is a good question…? But it looks cute and I am happy. I will be snuggly buggly for sure!!!
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God’s grace, peace, light, and love In Jesus’ Service Doreen

RADICAL

RADICAL.
I am so proud to share David Platt with you, not really him but His God, my God, our Heavenly Father God, this link is for Secret Church 4 but you can peruse a bunch of different  ones here.
This one pertains to Why God?
God’s grace, peace, light, and love. In Jesus’ service Doreen