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I love the Lord and my big crazy family. My husband and I have been together for 41 years. I am a mother of two grown children and a grandmother to four biological grandchildren and six others. I own and operate my own home care business primarily for the elderly. Many sites have been sold or did upgrades which messed up back links, if you find a broken link let me know and I will fix it.I have written online articles for Bubblews, Seekyt, TopicSpotter and Triond. You may still find some of my articles on Ehow/Demand Studio.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bible Believing Christian and Proud of It


My favorite Bible verse Proverbs 17:17

Last night on Facebook, I was shocked at a post I saw that was criticizing Christians, the Bible and essentially God. As our pastor has taught us, our sin has separated us from God, we need mercy, and heaven forbid we all need mercy and grace as we all will not make it to Heaven, Hell is a real place.

I digressed, back to the Facebook post, it started out like this: "What bugs you about facebook? there are many things that bug me but the one thing that really bugs me is the people who make comments based on what the bible says, and then quotes scriptures."
This same person has had some major events happen in her life and not all for the good. I have seen her talk about gods, little g, not the one and only wonderful living God, although she quotes scripture.

My original comment to the post was, “I quote the Bible all the time, it is to be our source. It tells us to hide it's words in our hearts.

She did not comment on what I said, however, to the lady agreeing with this writer she posts, “lately people are commenting back to me in threads with scriptures. they cannot form their own sentence in their own words, they have to quote the bible...it is not natural...they are stepford bible pushers and well god says love your neighbor but golly these bible pushers are the first ones to throw the stone at gay marriages...I don't get it...how is that love????...I am just annoyed with it all.

By the time I found the new testament verse that answered why Christians do not agree with gay marriage there were several other comments all agreeing with her. I posted the scripture and you would have thought I had personally attacked another woman that is gay, however, I did not know this, therefore, it was no personal attack I was simply answering why as a bible believing Christian we cannot agree with it.

Now, I have family and friends that definitely believe differently than I do, however, we have agreed to disagree in love. I kind of thought it was the same this way, however, it was very obvious by the comments made it is not.

Therefore, I stepped out of the conversation, while mean and nasty comments kept rolling in. I sent a private Facebook message to the women saying in lieu of making a bad situation worse I think it is best to un-friend you, I continued to add, “I try to live my life as a Christian which means reading the Bible and attempting to live the best I can. It also means sharing the Bible. I did not say I hated gay people, as I have family that is gay. Do I have to love the sin while loving the sinner, NO! I also am NOT ashamed of being a Bible believing Christian.

With that said, have any other Bible believing Christians felt attacked lately? If so how have you handled it?

http://new-song-church.com/media and listen to the Abundance streams of Mercy


Monday, April 13, 2015

Fried Parmesan Crusted Zucchini: Gluten-Free or Regular


Zucchini is one of the favorite foods in the summer. It is so versatile from low calorie pizza, breads or fried. Zucchini of course is naturally gluten-free, however, to coat it for frying; your favorite gluten-free flour will be required. I live in Amish territory where the Amish stores carry just about any flour you can think of. I use plenty of high gluten flour as well as Bob Red mills all-purpose gluten-free flour.

Ingredients for fried Parmesan crusted zucchini:


  • 2 zucchinis, medium size
  • 1 ½ cups  High Gluten Flour or All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
  • ¼  tsp ground pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano and basil or 1 Tbsp dried  
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • Oil for frying

Instructions to make fried Parmesan crusted zucchini:



    1. Wash the zucchini and cut off the ends.
    2. Slice the zucchini into ½ inch slices.  
    3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and basil. 
    1. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and milk.  
    2. Dip the zucchini slices into the milk, then coat in flour mixture, dip again in the milk and coat again in flour mixture. 
    1. Heat the oil to 375 degrees, place the coated zucchini in the hot oil and fry on each side until golden brown. Remove from the oil, put on a paper towel lined plate, and until all zucchini is fried.  

The fried Parmesan coated zucchini is an easy recipes and goes great with any meal.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Decorah Bald Eagle Nest: 3 Eaglets

It has been a fun adventure all week popping in on the bald eagles in Decorah, Iowa.





Last weekend when I learned about the site, there were 2 eaglets; one obviously stronger than the other one, and one un-hatched eaglet egg. Is that the politically correct thing to say? Hmmmm, not up on all my birdie talk.



While I was at work Thursday a.m., the 3rd egg hatched. I have been keeping an eye on the babies to see if they are all eating. When we learned we had a nest of bald eagles at Dewart Lake, others told us when there are multiple births one will dominate the nest. Last summer I did see 2 of the immature eagles flying about so not sure how many eggs had been laid and hatched



After Saturday night feeding time was done, shortly after dinner, the strongest peep decided he wanted to see the light of day. They are getting stronger every day.





Easter Sunday after lunch the bald eagle let the peeps hang out in the sunshine, however, it was on high alert watching whatever was in the area.



This Monday morning, mom or dad, I cannot tell the difference; eats and let the little ones hang out until covering them back up.

 

I do enjoy watching the bald eagle in the nest; I hope you enjoy my attempt in sharing it with you.