Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Recipe

My mom starting making 'The Recipe' when I was in High School.  She received the recipe from a good friend of hers.  She has been making it for us ever since.  So the tradition continues with my family.
'The Recipe' is.... an instant HotChocolate recipe.  I would say that this homemade mix is as good or even better than any you can buy at the market. I can count on one hand how many times I have purchased ready made mixes at the market and I am always disappointed.
I have given it as gifts to friends, teachers, leaders in our church, most of which ask for the 'Recipe'.
So here it is:
1 - 8 qt box powdered milk
1 - 1 lb box powdered sugar
1 - 11 oz jar coffee mate
1 - 2 lb box instant chocolate milk

mix in a large bowl - I use a whisk.  store in an air tight container.
When ready to make your hot chocolate, add 3 or 4 heaping tablespoons to a cup of hot water - top with whipped cream or mini marshmallows.

Enjoy and remember to
"Taste and See that the Lord is Good"  Ps 34:8

Thursday, April 7, 2011

It feels good to feel good!

I just dont realize how blessed I am at times.  It takes me being extremely ill, or at least it was extreme to me, to appreciate my health.  I have not been that sick in years and now am feeling much better thanks to rest, medicine, and the touch of the Lord. 
As as was laying in bed feeling terrible, I thought about the woman in the Bible that had been bleeding for 12 years. In those days she wasn't supposed to even be around people. That means no family no friends.  She spent all her money on doctors but they couldn't help her. Until one day when she heard that a man was coming to town. One who could make her well. She thought "that if only I could touch his garments I will be made well".  Please read the entire story in Mark 5:21-34  Jesus called this woman "Daughter" it melts my heart just to imagine her hearing those words from Jesus.
My flu and strep infection was only minor but I felt His presence so near me.  I know that he said to me in my heart - "Daughter rest I am with you"
Yes I missed out on some fun times this past few days but it was rewarded with his presence and I wouldn't trade that for anything. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Beauty is only skin deep

1Peter 3:3-4
"Your Beauty should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gently and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight"
What comes to mind when you hear the word Beauty? Too often we think of physical attractiveness. Have you ever met someone that by the world's standards was not very attractive but after you got to know her, she was beautiful. - and of course the reverse is true as well. We are so insecure as women we compare ourselves with the cosmetic industry, the magazine industry. Most of us will never be on the cover of a magazine.

When you think of beauty do you think of the beauty of Christ? The beauty that comes from his infinite love? His tender voice is soft and gentle.
Psalm 27:4
"One thing that I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the BEAUTY of the Lord and to seek him in his temple"

So the next time I have a bad hair day- when I dont feel pretty I need to be reminded that knowing, trusting and living for Jesus is what makes me beautiful and remind myself of the verse in 1Peter.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

True Abundance

If every good and perfect gift comes from God the Father of Lights, then can we say that even the smallest things like blooms on my peach tree promising an abundance crop, spending the evening with my two grandsons giving me abundant hugs and kisses,  having a cup of coffee with my husband hearing him tell me how much he loves me, hearing from God how many thoughts that He has of me? 

Seeing true abundance in live is an Art.  We have to stop and take time.  When I began to slow down, I found that I had more energy to enjoy the small opportunities that crossed my path.  I became no longer blinded by my fear to push to bigger and better things.  I became more content and thankful for the current blessings that I might otherwise have overlooked. 

I must say that it is hard for me to slow down and to say no to what appeals to my "want to have and do it now"  But I am a work in progress.

My journey to be content when I have little and to be content when I have plenty.