Thursday, October 29, 2009
Cranberry sweet potato muffins
|1 1/2 cups flour|
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cold mashed sweet potato
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup whole cranberries
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg. In separate bowl combine egg, milk, sweet potato & butter. Stir into dry ingredients until moist. Fill greased muffin cups half full. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake at 375 for 18-22 minutes.
These freeze well.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wisdom Hunter by Randall Arthur can be purchased here.
About the book:
You can learn more about Shadow Government and purchase a copy here.
Grant Jeffrey is back, this time with a shocking glimpse into the arena of government and how they are watching everything we do. While I enjoy his work and research I do tend to think that it might be a little extreme, and extreme is what breeds fear into peoples lives. I can see how the technology that he describes is propelling us towards the end times and the Mark of the Beast, but I find it more exciting than frightening. It's definitely worth reading, but may put some people over the edge (conspiracy theorists and the like). If you can read this type of book and keep your spiritual eyes open then you'll realize it's just another step in the Master's plan.
About the book:
Friday, October 23, 2009
encountering grit, experiencing grace
Compiled by Margaret McSweeney with stories from many ladies, including Debbie Macomber, Shaunti Feldhahn, Melody Carlson and Robin Jones Gunn.
With so many fabulous authors (many of which are my favorites!) sharing stories from their own lives this is surely one book you need to go out and get. I love, love, LOVE this one! Most stories are just a page or two long but each one has a Scripture verse to go along with it and will inspire you in your walk with the Lord.
Friday, October 16, 2009
We've got snow here in the mountains of Pennsylvania. It makes it the perfect time to read a winter story! The Sound of Sleigh Bells is the latest from Amish fiction author Cindy Woodsmall. If you haven't read Cindy's books then you're missing out, she is, in my opinion, the best for Amish fiction (some of what's out there is just awful!) Cindy has a way of capturing the heart of the character and bringing her to life. This quick read (I finished in just over an hour--while on the treadmill!) will warm your heart. I liked the connection that the main character had with the carving that she discovered while on her trip to Ohio. I'm not going to go into any more because I don't want to give anything away.
Here's a summary:
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This is where I'll be doing an ongoing list of my all time favorite movie quotes. More for me than for you, but feel free to read.
In no particular order:
"My voice is my passport, verify." -Sneakers
"It's a shame when people be throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that." -Better off Dead
"Now Myra Gulch, for thirty years I've been dying to tell you what I think of you and now, well, being a Christian woman I can't say it." -Auntie Em, The Wizard of Oz
"That's gonna leave a mark." -Tommy Boy (I think)
"Stop it now, I mean it!"
"Anybody want a peanut?" -The Princess Bride
"I'm Batman." -Batman (the one with Michael Keaton)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
In this latest by John Bevere we are challenged to life life the way God intended us to. I like this book because it takes everyday circumstances and shows us the little things in them that God wants us to learn. This book encourages the reader to reach for more, not to just sit back and let life pass you by.