Stevia dehydration

Just picked all the tops of the plant.

Just picked all the tops of the plant.


Had to stand the snail back up. Good old slugworth!

Had to stand the snail back up. Good old slugworth!


Wash, dried, and ready to be dehydrated.

Wash, dried, and ready to be dehydrated.


Dehydrator, not the most expensive but it works

Dehydrator, not the most expensive but it work

That was a productive minute, good two layers of stevia dehydrating for my tea. Once it is dry I put it in a container and use just a pinch in each cup. For a 6-8 oz. cup I would say it takes around 3-4 dried leaves for me. You need to taste it and adjust for your taste buds. Keeping in mind that stevia is 150x sweeter than sugar. But… it is green, it is alkaline and it is helping with my juice rebooting by not using sugar in my decaf tea. I will let you know the next post I am going to try and put up is a juice recipe from my reboot, I am coming up with some yummy creations. If you do not comment or like I will not know anyone came…

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Esther Bible study for Kids

Esther Paper Dolls

A picture of Esther being colored, and getting her Gown and sash. To prepare for class (I am a gardener) I read Esther 4-9, which was what the ministry leaders recommended. Which as God would have it I have been studying a lot lately. In all past 3 months 5 times I have read the complete book. So really what better gardener to do a class in Jesus Sprouts. However they had no idea…I truly believe God has His hands all over my life.
I am a Roots teacher, ( if you didn’t know) At North Hialeah Baptist Church. Roots are the four to eight year olds.
This Class is entitled:                       Esther saves her people
Our class starts of with prayer and reading a wall poster of the Our Father.
We read from the Children’s Bible the story of how Esther saves her people.
Then we ask questions..?

  1.   Who knew it was up to her to sve her people? (answer: Queen Esther)

      2.    What happened if the king got angry when she went to him? (answer: she would not be queen and might get killed.)
3.     What did Esther decide to do? (answer: go to the king anyway.)
4.    What happened when Esther went to the king? (answer: he granted her wish and let her people live.)

Then we watch the movie and ask them again the question it reenforces what they read and watched. Helping them retain more information.
Next we have a time for activity which we did the paper dolls here is a free print out for you.
esther paper doll
I love to give them homework on what they learned so I gave them this as they finished their craft/ activity, and snack time.
esther worksheet
This is from a coloring book I got from a sister in Christ. As you see I took out a word and replaced it. these coloring books are not always Biblical. They are for all religious denominations. And this one began sating Esther was a Jewish…  prophet… So I did not read that in my Bible which is NKJV. So I whited out prophet and changed it to girl. O:) I don’t know what do you think…? I guess God will be the one to Judge me when I get there. That is what I think as I guide these children in our Jesus Sprouts class. We all will stand befor the Great I Am and give account. So I will ask as always  Ϡ₡ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸¸Ϡ₡ • .★☆¸¸.•*´¯`☆☆´¯`*•.¸¸. •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸Ϡ₡•☽☆*♥.•*¨`*•   ♡ • .  Today is day 337 of this year… we only get 365… we got 28 left. What are your plans if Jesus doesn’t come before that? Are you prepared if Jesus does come?¸¸.•´¯`•.¸•.¸¸.•☽☆*♥.•*¨`*•Ϡ₡ •.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸¸Ϡ₡ Ϡ₡ ☆¸¸.•*´¯`☆☆´¯`*•.¸¸.♡ • .  I love you whether you are new to my blog or an old friend. I wish you God’s grace, peace, light, and love to serve Jesus and to grow in the knowledge and truth of our Lord and Savior.
In Jesus service Doreen XO

Been Outside

Well…no it is not one… But it is a stone just another one I dug up and transplanted into my path. I have been hard at work in God’s garden I tend to it now and again. Things most plants here in Florida need alot of rain.  Well the ones in my vegetable garden do. God sends lots of rain for me but I always like to give them plenty more. I have been combating many different caterpillars. A yellow one, a fluffy light yellow, a black one with spikes. a orange one with spikes. The usual uggly buggly from last year is still coming around. They have many host plants. Although they eat the pretty poor thing. But then I get to see them flutter by!!!
I will be posting more in a while ifnot tonight tomorrow for sure. I pray God’s grace, peace, light, and love shine through you in Jesus’ Service Doreen

PS. Thursday’s thought is something I read :
Beware of trying to assure people of their salvation based on an untested profession. True assurance is the reward of tested and proven faith (James 1:2–4; 1 Peter 1:6–9). And it’s the Holy Spirit who gives real assurance (Rom. 8:16). The human counselor must guard against any tendency to usurp that role.

MacArthur, Jr., John (2010-01-01). Saved Without A Doubt: Being Sure of Your Salvation (John MacArthur Study) (pp. 12-13). David C Cook. Kindle Edition.

I’m out back

I will post pictures as soon as I am done. I have been very busy the past two days in the garden. It really needed the spring cleaning. I received my fig trees from Gurney’s so those have got to be planted today. Tonight is a nice trip up to Boca Raton to see a Christian Comedian (Tim Hawkins) VIP tickets meet and greet with him so this should be fun!!! Husband and I are going with Jesus Sprouts which is our children’s Ministry @ North Hialeah Baptist. This is however not a kid’s event it is just for the Gardeners(teachers).
This is a youtube of him.

Welp, I am off to get my figs planted I wish you God’s grace, peace, light, and love Doreen

Upcycled seed pots

So here is the idea and how to do it all in one picture.

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Yes a toilet paper roll… But, paper towel would work use as well.

This next photo is seeds planted in them. I will let you know if they sprout, They are from a rainbow bark tree.

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As you can see they soak up and hold the water. They are biodegradable, and go right into the ground. Here is a morning glory so you get a look at what it look like prior to transplanting into the outdoors.

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Last picture is of a tomato sucker I pinched off. Let’s see if it will root…

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Oh wait one more these came from the plant I pinched the sucker from and the peppers came from my pepper plants. The garden is doing great!!!

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God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you today and always. Thanks for stopping by please say, “HI!!!”