Today I let my dogs out for their daily routine and as I was waiting for them to finish, the
little one went towards Springs first bumble bee.
It was carefully looking to see if there was something worth while for it to address.
I was pleased that neither dog nor bee was bothered with the other. loll
The cherry trees blossomed, the dandelions are opening,
as are the hyacinths and daffodils.
The apple trees are not quite there yet but any day now.
On top of the hill, morning glory vines made a beautiful sight to wake up to and then hid
their flowers as if they were shy or afraid of the day.
So many secrets are kept up on this hill and they show themselves once in a while
just so you know they are there and leave you with a vision of quiet beauty you never thought was there.
My yard is unkempt because I live on a hill where it is wet and mucky but under
leaves there is plenty of life for the birds, especially the robins.
I never rake in the fall nor fill bags of clippings for the garbage truck.
Everything dries and crumples back into my grass, flowers and bushes and it makes life cheaper and easier for me.
Blending into the forest as opposed to fighting it.
Black berry vines spread like wild fire into my yard and it is so difficult to keep them at bay
But I do enjoy the pesticide insecticide free fruit they bear and look at it as Gods
gift to my place of residence.
As I watch the news, reporters are always digging for the truth.
Sometimes they find it and sometimes they don’t.
In many cases they don’t because it does not want to be found.
When the time is ripe it unfolds itself of its own volition,
just like the morning glory flowers when there is enough dew and their delicate
petals are not dried out by a hot sun.
Jelly Bean Poem (Jelly Bean Prayer)
contributed by Sherri, Rachel and Diana
written by Charlene Dickerson
The isn't exactly a recipe, but I wasn't sure where else to put it at the moment. It's so cute and a lot of people sent it in to me!
Red is for the blood He gave.
Green is for the grass He made.
Yellow is for the sun so bright.
Black is for the sins we made.
White is for the grace He gave.
Purple is for His hour of sorrow.
Pink is for our new tomorrow.
An egg full of jelly beans, Colorful and Sweet
Is a prayer, a promise, A loved one's treat!!
Charlene Dickensen, 1997
We then put a jelly bean of each of the above colors in a plastic egg to take home and tell of Jesus' love!
Old Scripture Cake
Contributed by Helen. Thank-you!
The famous “OLD SCRIPTURE” cake. If you know your Bible well, this will pose no problems. If you don’t know it quite that well, the translation will be at the end of the recipe.
- 3/4 cup Genesis 18:8
- 1 1/2 cup Jeremiah 6:20
- 5 Isaiah 10:14 (separated)
- 3 cups sifted Leviticus 24:5
- 3 teaspoons 2 Kings 2:20
- 3 teaspoons Amos 4:5
- 1 teaspoon Exodus 3:23
- 1/4 teaspoon each 2 Chronicles 9:9
- 1/2 cup Judges 4:19
- 3/4 chopped Genesis 43:11
- 3/4 cup finely cut Jeremiah 24:5
- 3/4 cup 2 Samuel 16:1
- Whole Genesis 43:11
- Cream Genesis 18 with Jeremiah 6. Beat in yolks of Isaiah 10, one at a time. Sift together Leviticus 24; 2 Kings 2; Amos 4; Exodus 30; and 2 Chronicles 9.
- Blend into creamed mixture alternately with Judges 4. Beat whites of Isaiah 10 till stiff; fold in. Fold in chopped Genesis 43; Jeremiah 24; and 2 Samuel 16. Turn into 10-inch tube pan that has been greased and dusted with Leviticus 24.
- Bake at 325 degrees F until it is golden brown or Gabriel blows his trumpet, whichever happens first. Bake for an hour and ten minutes. Remove from oven. After fifteen minutes, remove it from the pan. Cool completely. Drizzle over it some Burnt Jeremiah Syrup.
BURNT JEREMIAH SYRUP
- 1 1/2 cups Jeremiah 6:20
- 1/2 cup Genesis 24:45
- 1/4 cup Genesis 18:8
- Melt Jeremiah 6 in a heavy skillet over low heat. Keep cooking it till it is a deep gold, then add Genesis 24. Cook till smooth and remove from the heat. Add Genesis 18 and stir till it melts, then cool.
- After drizzling this on the Scripture Cake, you can decorate it with whole Genesis.
THE SCRIPTURE CAKE:
Genesis 18:8 “And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them.”
Jeremiah 6:20 “To what purpose cometh there to me frankincense from
Isaiah 10:4 “And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the peoples; and as one gathered eggs that are forsaken, have I gathered the earth.”
Leviticus 24:5 “And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof.”
2 Kings 2:20 “And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein.”
Amos 4:5 “And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim free will offerings and publish them.” (Baking Powder)
Exodus 30:23 “Take thou also, unto thee the chief spices; of flowering myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half as much.”
2 Chronicles 9:9 “And she gave the King a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and spices in great abundance.”
Judges 4:19 “ And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk and gave him drink.”
Genesis 43:11 “Carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spicery and myrrh, nuts and almonds.”
Jeremiah 24:5 “Thou saith Jehovah, God of Israel: Like these good figs, so will I regard the captives of Judah whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans, for good.”
2 Samuel 16:1 “And when David was a little past the top of the assent, behold, Ziba, the servant of Mephiboseth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and a hundred clusters of raisins.
Genesis 24:45 “And before I had done speaking in my heart, behold Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down to the fountain, and drew: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.”
KEY WORDS from the OLD SCRIPTURES:
butter, sweet cane, eggs, fine flour, salt, leavened, sweet cinnamon, spices, milk, almonds, figs, raisins, water.