Beautiful trees in Tennessee

Beautiful trees in Tennessee

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fasting from Words

My word fast last week was very enlightening, inspiring, uplifting. I was drawn close to God because I was drawing close to Him. Isn't that what He says will happen? I need to do that more often. I'll try for 3 days a month.

Making Granola

This morning I'm cooking granola. Had to have some to go with the yummy peaches we picked off our trees 2 days ago. It smells so good and it's so easy. Here's the recipe.
4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups nuts(sliced almonds, chopped walnuts or pecans)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Stir dry ingredients together. Heat oil and honey in microwave for about a minute, add vanilla. Stir this mixture into dry ingredients. Pour into long, shallow cooking pan and bake 40 minutes stirring every 10 minutes.

Canning Peaches

Yesterday afternoon, my friend, Cheryl came over and I showed her how to can peaches. It was great fun, lots of good conversation and inspiration from her. Such a godly woman. I have been praying for something to do like this. Teaching the younger women things they maybe didn't learn growing up. I'm so thankful my mom, dad and grandmothers taught me such useful life skills. I hope to start another Bible study soon and teach bread baking, painting and along with my husband and sons and daughters-in-law we can have a teaching place for all kinds of skills such as woodworking, pottery, cake decorating,... So many ideas. I pray for God's help in making them happen.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Midday Connection

I listened to a really good radio program Friday, Midday Connection. It comes on 88.9 FM at 1 PM weekdays in the Chattanooga, TN area. On this program, Jane Rubietta talked about going on a word fast. A word fast is fasting from so many words we listen to every day and trying to focus on hearing words from God. Fasting from reading blogs, Facebook, magazines, books, e-mails, tv, news, etc. and reading only God's word. Maybe just a few verses in a passage. Dwelling on it. Not moving on until you understand what God is trying to tell you. I started today. So far, I haven't read any blogs, books, magazines. I have read my Bible. 3 times today so far. I've got such a habit, though of sitting down with my husband and watching the news and veging out for several hours before heading to bed. I do enjoy spending time with Lewis, but I think sitting in front of the TV is a waste of time when there's so much more worthwhile to do. So, I'm going for it. We'll see how it goes.