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Weekend Round-up

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Revelation 3:8   I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

I am so thankful that God closes doors no man can open AND  God opens doors no man can close!  Thank you Lord!


WELCOME TO

THE WEEKEND 

ROUND-UP!

You may not have had a chance to catch all posts this past week, but not to worry.  Here is a re-cap from the week.  Click on the picture and it will take you to take recipe post!

Thankful for Family.                                            Candied Pecan Cheese Braid
Thankful for friends.                                            Alice’s Apple Goodie Dessert

Thankful for good health.         Mom’s Thanksgiving Cranberry Jello Salad

Thankful for Salvation in Jesus Christ.                     My Very Best Pecan Pie

And my personal favorite from last week:         Pumpkin Cream Puffs!

Have a blessed weekend!

My Daily Bread New Construction

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Hello friends!  You may recognize this blog but not the name.  That is because it is the same blog as My Daily Bread Body and Soul but I have changed the name and the way the blog is hosted.  My dad was a carpenter and I find myself regularly wanting to build something and most recently it has been to undertake the construction of a self-hosted blog!  My hope is that the new name is easier to remember — and easier to pass on to your friends!  The self hosted site gives me options also to include news and information from FoodBuzz.com which is an awesome website with all kinds of information for us foodies!

Thanks for your support! It appears I need you to “re-subscribe” to this blog.  Please go to the right-hand side of the blog and you will see “Subscribe to Follow This Blog”, click on that link and you will have several choices from entering your email address to using one of your networks to follow any new posts or comments.

Blessings!  Catherine

Home Sweet Home

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2 Corinthians 2:14

But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

The first couple weeks of September Lee and I spent on a North Atlantic cruise, celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary.  It was our first cruise together and very memorable.  We chose a very small ship (362 passengers) and I assumed part of our time would be spent meeting other people.  However, much to my surprise we spent a lot of time making new friends, getting to know them and really forging new friendships.  I believe in the short 14 days we were together we have made some new friends for a lifetime!  I am quite sure that several of the new acquaintances were by Divine guidance.  I look forward to a time when we can host our new friends “from across the pond” in our home. 
 
What this cruise meant for my blog is a couple things.  First, I wasn’t as attentive to the blog as I thought I would be.  We had internet access, but it turned out I was too darned busy making friends, eating, laughing, eating, playing cards, eating, hearing some great lecturers, eating … well you get the idea!:)    Secondly, I was wild about taking pictures of the beautiful food served aboard the ship.  I was lucky enough to meet several of the chefs on board and came home with loads of new recipes and some fabulous pictures.  I plan to show off the pictures over the new couple months.  As we dined with new friends they often times offered up their plates (before the first bite) so that I could take a picture!  It became a fun ritual as our meals were served.  Of course, my sweet husband was use to this being the case at home as he often “patiently waits” for just the right picture before diving into dinner.  He didn’t expect the wait aboard ship, but he was quick to join in the fun as his plate was often the focus of my camera too!
 
Our cruise started in England and via Ireland and Canada we returned to the United States.  Against all odds of 3 hurricanes in 2 weeks, we rocked and rolled across the North Atlantic through parts of Hurricanes Irene, Katia, and Maria.  As our ship sailed into the New York harbor early one foggy morning, it was with a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye that I took in “my country tis of thee.”  There is never a moment quite like the one when I step back onto American soil and feel the great sense of home sweet home. 
God Bless America!
 
I look forward to sharing some picture and tales of my fun adventure!
 
Blessings,
Catherine

Food For Thought Only

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No recipe tonight.  We went out for dinner!  🙂  While I don’t always post exactly what we ate for dinner, I had a crazy busy day, no time for blogging recipes.  However, I started this day out re-reading sermon notes from Pastor Allen’s message last weekend.  One of the questions he posed was, Where are you in relation to God’s purposes?  I have no idea why, but the Proverbs 31 Women popped into my head.  Years ago I read this scripture for the first time and about flipped out!  If we read this detailed description of the ideal wife and mother as the point-by-point standard God expects us to live up to, we’re bound to feel over-whelmed and exhausted before we even begin! But I believe the intention of this epilogue to the book of Proverbs wasn’t to give women an impossible to-do list, but to spread out before us the many opportunities we have to use our gifts, talents, and wisdom in fulfilling and productive ways.

What I have come to learn, that has actually saved my sanity,  is that “she” is not one women!  She’s all of us — and none of us.  The commentary in my Bible says that in a time when most women were not taken very seriously apart from childbearing, the writer of this proverb dared to present a picture of a woman as a glorious, vibrant, competent, and intelligent creation of God.  This imagery is as relevant today as the day he wrote it.  As we put this noble women’s character in today’s world, we recognize her in ourselves and our sisters!

So who wrote it in the first place?  This was an intense word given to King Lemuel by his MOTHER! (Prov 31:1). This God-breathed advice comes to the hearts of women straight from the heart of another woman. God knew and understood the need for women to influence one another; He created His daughters to be this way. Bottom line – He knew that while males can definately have a spiritual influence on us, only godly women can model how to be godly women.

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”  Proverbs 31:30

She will be remembered –long after she is gone — not as a woman who made great bread, beautifully knit a sweater, or successfully balanced a budget — but as a woman who sought the Lord first of all. When it is all said and done, that is the woman I want to be.

Blessings to you, my friend and sister.

She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.

She also rises while it is yet night,
And provides food for her household,
And a portion for her maidservants.
She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.

She girds herself with strength,
And strengthens her arms.
She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.

She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hand holds the spindle.
She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.

She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.

Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.

She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:

“Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.