“EASTER TIME for CHILDREN”

How do you celebrate…  EASTER?

When you have “Grand-Children” – – EASTER is  like CHRISTMAS – – go to CHURCH as a FAMILY – – and stop by a RESTAURANT for BREAKFAST – and make that a big BREAKFAST – – since for LENT – – everyone was on a low food intake – – and did without a lot of the regular “FAST FOODS” – – just trying  to be ever mindful of the season – – and do with less – – make that… a lot more of doing without – – than any other time of the year.

So… in the PHOTO below – – this is ALYSSA – – and as you can see – – she is not being disturbed by the number of relatives coming in and bringing “EASTER GIFTS” for her and her sister, JAIME. – – Whatever she is doing… nothing is stopping her from  the very important task  – – that she is working on – – and it will be done ‘right’ – – because I know ALYSSA – – and she is very thorough in completing  that which is important and must be done with precision.

This next PHOTO is of “JAIME” – – and she is a year younger – – and has all the qualities as ALYSSA – –  as she learns by watching what others do – – and usually ends up doing a much  faster  job – –  since both girls work together on so many projects – –  – in my book – – it is wonderful to have a sister so close  in age – – that you both can do things much better – –  –  there is something in that old saying, “two heads are better than one”  – – –  and I believe that my two “GRAND-DAUGHTERS”  are “A # 1” in all that they  do together.

“HAPPY EASTER” to everyone – – and do remember that the ALMIGHTY YAHWEH is the  LIFE of this world – –  and YAHSHUA the Messiah is  the real reason for celebrating  – – HIS VICTORY over DEATH!


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“Hats” – – “Do you LIKE them?”

Sometimes – – –  One will have an old PHOTO – – that was put in a hand-crafted   ‘construction paper’ – -especially designed and set up for displaying  only this “special” PHOTO   by the “girls” – – my “GRAND-daughters”… “Jaime and Alyssa” – with an unknown dog or cat between them.

In taking a wild guess – – this could be when living in “Lake St. Louis” and I do remember all of  us celebrating so many ‘Parties’ – – and so many of “Alyssa and Jaime’s” class-mates  having so much  FUN – – most friends stayed overnight – – and we would continue with the games and FUN!

Jaime is sitting on the left in this PHOTO – – and I just have to call attention to the “HAT” that she is wearing – –  – It was a “HAT” that I just fell in LOVE with – – and good-hearted  “Jaime”…  gave it to me. It seem to me that it was the most FUN HAT – – for me – – just had to wear every where – – so… NOW that I am thinking about that ‘HAT’ – – will have to see if it can still be found  – or if if just seen better days – – a long time ago?


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“Good Friday – 2017”

Son obeys Father

Today, April 16, 2017 – Good Friday! This has always been a day for me to do a few things – just to let  our “Savior and Redeemer” know…  that I was sad regarding His dying on the Cross – but now…  through the years I am learning – just what a terrible trial and death  “HE” had  to suffer just  for my sins – –  from day ‘one’  to the last day of my LIFE! For  “HE”  to be such an obedient Son – He Loved His Father, so much and as our Creator – He wants all of His created peoples to be with Him for all eternity.

Today – it is easy to understand with the behavior of people and how we all break every commandment, so easy and so fast – as if we were programmed to do the worse  of all  – if at all possible – why we are all paving a  “for sure place” with the Deceiver and all his fallen angels. As you get older and can see how and what people are doing and that it seems that as the years go by – we continue on that very  “broad” road  – having so much fun – because our love of Earth and all the sinful pleasures are the only things we seem to care for and continue to chase after!

When we were KIDS in the Orphan Home – we had “FISH” on Fridays – we said the “Stations of the Cross” and between the hours of  “one to three” in the  afternoon- – – we did without talking and created neither noise nor any kind of disturbance – being ever mindful of the suffering of   our dear “Savior” – Today. As “ORPHANS” we did receive good and correct motivational learning – enough to last for the rest of our LIVES! I know that there were a good many  children around my same age… that did not want to be reminded that they were in the Orphan Home – – –  later  on in Life… long  after and  when they had left the place. It was to some the absolute worst of places they could have ever lived – – –  but this LIFE was not meant to be “HEAVEN”  for any of us.

Today, I still read the Bible in these afternoon hours – and some of the readings are on the Crucifixion – and when I remember back to when I was  a very young girl – –  – all I could think of then – is when can we get back to playing as we usually do? It seems  to me as a  youngster – –  that we read the Gospels pertaining to the Crucifixion – too much and  for too long a time! But only now … can I begin to really – realize how  “YAHSHUA”  our “Messiah” suffered for us – “ungrateful peoples” – we are really undeserving of all that He did to pay with all the horrible pain and suffering.  The Roman Guards inflicting this sentence out in the most brutal manner –– how cruel and inhumane – they carried out the misery  over and beyond what any of us mere  mortals would be able to handle.

I just do not feel that there could ever – at any time – ever be someone so loving as,   “OUR Blessed SAVIOR” to “OBEY”  His Father – to give His Life…  for all of us – that one day… we will enjoy Eternity – forever…


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“Carrot Baby Bundt Cakes”

 Carrot Baby Bundt Cakes

Serve these Carrot Baby Bundt Cakes as fun, individual-serving desserts to impress your guests.

Mini-Carrot-Bundt-Cakes-Recipe

Ingredients
  1. 1¼ cups unsalted butter, softened
  2. 3 cups sugar
  3. 5 large eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. ½ teaspoon baking powder
  8. ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  9. ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  10. ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  11. 1¼ cups finely grated carrot (about 4), squeezed dry
  12. ¼ cup ricotta cheese
  13. 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  14. Cream Cheese Glaze (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 3 (6-cup) mini Bundt pans with nonstick baking spray with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, beating until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and next 5 ingredients. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating just until combined. Add carrot, ricotta, and lemon zest, beating just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks. Drizzle Cream Cheese Glaze over cakes.
Cream Cheese Glaze
Yields 1
Ingredients
  1. 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  2. ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  3. ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  5. ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and cream with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add confectioners’ sugar, beating until combined. Add lemon juice and salt, beating until smooth.

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“Morning Glory Muffins”

 

Morning Glory Muffins
 These delicious Morning Glory Muffins are actually more flavorful the day after baking.
Morning Glory Muffins
 
Makes 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup finely grated carrot
  • 1 cup finely grated Granny Smith apple
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup golden raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 24 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour and next 4 ingredients. Add oil and eggs, stirring just until combined. Add pineapple and all remaining ingredients, stirring until just combined. Spoon batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 5 minutes. Remove from pans, and serve warm or at room temperature

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“Share this MESSAGE – to make CHANGES”

 

 

On this day of your life
I believe God wants you to know…

…that fun is not defined as the absence of challenging
circumstances, but as the absence of anger about them.
Of course, it is natural to become “fed up” with some
of the worst conditions of physical life. Yet the fun of
life is in embracing a perspective that allows you to
look into the face of those conditions and demonstrate
Who You Are in spite of them.
 
“Where is the fun in that?” you might say. The fun is in
the victory, my friend. The fun is in the victory.
 
You will not have to think but a second to know
exactly why you received this message today.
Love, your Friend ..

 

 


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