Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Newer Blog

Don't forget my new blog link is:

That is the only place I'm posting these days.  Hope to see you over there!!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Flesh

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  (Matthew 26:41)

It saddens me deeply when people live constantly in the flesh and deny the Spirit. It is our own selfish flesh desires that get us into trouble and create situations that hurt others.  When we are wondering what happened in our life maybe we should be asking ourselves if we made those decisions in the spirit or the flesh.  

I am not excluding myself here either.  I need to constantly ask myself that question.  Am I denying myself for God's Glory?  Am I taking up my cross?

I am also reminded of John 3:30:
"He must become greater; I must become less."

Before Christians were called Christians they were called "People of The Way".  Look closely we are not people of "a" way but "The" way.  It is God's Way and there is not another path that results in salvation and righteousness.  

When we focus more on God and less on ourselves we are truly living for Him and living in the Spirit.  We can read the word but not live in the Spirit so it is important to experience the word of God.  Do not just read The Bible but let His truth transform you.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A New Season

I'm entering a new season of my life.  God is transforming my life in such a wonderful way I can't really describe it in words.  He is taking a lot of bad and turning it into good!!  I've taken some time off from writing because I'm in school and spending more time with God.

I hope to write more often to write about how God is taking hold of my life and using it for His will.  Lots of design changes are to come as well!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall Time

I love this time of year.  Football has officially started, my son is in school, and all the beautiful things that happen in fall.  Even though I currently live in a warm climate I still see a change in the air.  There is something fall like about the clouds even if it's still 87 degrees out.  The breeze is a little different and I'll be excited when next month we will be able to go to the pumpkin patch.  I love the messy job of scraping out all the pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin and baking them.  It's a fun project to do with any toddler just as long as your outside.  :)

I really love putting up fall decor as well.  There is something renewing about fall leaves to me.  The beautiful transformation leaves make is just so dang pretty.  I am a creature who loves and even craves change so maybe that is another reason why I really love fall.  To me it's just another leg of the journey but change brings a new opportunity to be better for God.

Today I got a request to post my famous pumpkin bread recipe as well.  I'm really looking forward to making it.  I make it a lot during the fall months.  Not only does it taste yummy but it makes your whole house smell so good.  To me scents of fall like cinnamon, cloves, and pumpkin are so very comforting.

Without further ado.  I present the best pumpkin bread recipe ever!!

 Bella Pumpkin Bread

  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground saigon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 7 x 3 inch loaf pans.
  2. Mix oil, sugar, and eggs together in a large bowl. Mix in pumpkin puree and water. Stir together flour, soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. Add to the pumpkin mixture, and mix until just combined. Divide batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake 50 minutes to 1 hour. Cool on wire racks.