Schools helping Schools

Follow up to my story “Torn and tied in Love – God’s Tapestry” under teaching

When Katrina hit our area, our school among many others in our area have
been touched by the outpouring of schools across the country reaching out to
touch us here in Louisiana. The fifth grade classes at our school have been
touched by Cool Springs Elementary in Leesburg. At first we received boxes
of supplies like paper supplies, colored pencils, pencils, note pads,
staples, paper clips, Expo markers, and stuffed animals for the kids. We
thought Christmas had come. Shortly there after we received gift cards to
go and buy our own supplies. I purchased so many supplies for the teachers
that it took my whole class to unload the supplies. The students then
joyously presented the items to the other teachers in the fifth grade. A
couple of weeks passed and the school and the school’s supplier of Continue reading “Schools helping Schools”

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Hatching Chicks

Just to let you know where I have been for a few weeks.

Needles and I tried a science project for one of Needles two sons (tadpoles for the other one) with some of my chicken eggs. We didn’t admit that we were so inexperienced at hatching chicks. Maybe even more so than the little scientist.

I’ve been extremely busy, birthing chickens. WOW, what an experience. Needles and I have learned so much. One of the things we learned was we ARE NOT VETS. Well, the baby chicks didn’t have a very good survival rate. They needed to hatch while Needles was at work. Bad timing.

They couldn’t break out of their shell. When a baby chicken is ready to hatch, they will start chirping through the eggs. That lets the hen know to help the baby chick by pecking the egg so the baby chick can hatch. My eggs are extremely hard because of the calcium I feed my chickens Continue reading “Hatching Chicks”

Mirror of Self

Merciful God, things surely seem overwhelming when one looks into the Mirror of Self.

Galatians 6:4-instructs each of us to examine our own works. (6:3) If we think ourselves to be something when we are nothing we deceive ourselves.

Mirror of Self means judge myself.

I must use the teachings of Jesus and His life as my standard for results. The mirror of self doesn’t lie. So pride must be within my heart. My heart must have a treasure box for my secrets that can only be revealed by my Mirror of Self.

The book of James says one may look in the mirror of self and see but walk away from the mirror and forget what they saw. For if I only hear or see but not do, I have deceived myself.

Merciful Father, may Your Light, the Light of Jesus burn so bright in our hearts that we may pray and sing with the Psalmist, (Psalm 139:23-23 (NKJV)Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, a Continue reading “Mirror of Self”

Are you Kissing or Dissing?

Have you ever thought that just maybe you might need a heart vacuum? I have many times. It would make things so much easier, don’t you think? Just drop the crumbs from your mouth, heart, face-attitude and vacuum them up. A dust buster, upright, canister or shop vac, any kind, would do.
When we starting dissing one another we need a quick way to clean up, because we are dissing our friend, Jesus, as well as others and ourselves?
Philippians 2:3-5: Message
3) Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. 4) Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. 5) Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself.

How does Christ Jesus think of Himself? How do you think of yourself? How do you think of others? Are you dissing yourself? Others? If Continue reading “Are you Kissing or Dissing?”

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Enjoy a cold day with the warmth of a great, fun, easy to make blueberry pie!!!!

1 cup sugar
1 8 ounce sour cream
3 Tbsp. plain flour
1/8 tsp. salt
4 cups blueberries
1 unbaked deep dish pie crust
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup of fine dry bread crumbs
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. margarine (melted)

Combine first 4 ingredients; stir well. Place blueberries in pastry shell; sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over berries. Spread sour cream mixture over this. Combine bread crumbs, tablespoon sugar and margarine; sprinkle over top. Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes or until pie is firm. Serve topped with cool whip or ice cream.
ENJOY! Continue reading “Blueberry Crumb Pie”

Gary’s cooking class

Gary’s cooking class
Just last week I attended a cooking class given to me as a Christmas present by Christopher and Tammy. I learned some new things. Now to all of you people out there that cook all the time these things may not be new.
I learned that unless you buy your seafood straight from the pier that you get fresher deep-sea fish frozen than thawed in the store. I discovered what a traditional demiglace is along with what to do with a puff pastry. I learned that you don’t have to cut your carrots and potatoes into nice 3/4” cubes to cook them. And you can just guess at how much a pinch of spice is and you don’t have to measure everything exactly. I was told something about which apples are good to bake. The only name I can remember is Granny Smith. Just use nice firm hard apples they won’t mush up when you bake them. I also learned what to do with Continue reading “Gary’s cooking class”