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Thursday, November 8, 2012

roasted acorn squash = yummy

when fall rolls in, i tend to try to be in the kitchen more, trying new things. cool crisp fall days make you want ''comfort food''.. this includes yummy, hearty, soups, creamy hot pasta, and all the goodness of homemade apple ANYTHING.. after all, this is fall, and we know fall = apples..
when summer is coming to it's end, the grocery stores start putting out their fall squash, pumpkins, etc.  I want to first say, I LOVE FRIED SQUASH!!!! and i love to grow my own.. but i am interested in butternut, and acorn squash also... I recently started wondering what it would be like to bake or ''roast'' some.. so, I did.. It was very good.. 
 I took an ACORN squash.. Cut it in half, and got all the seeds out..
 I placed it in a glass pyrex dish, with just a little water..
 I drizzeled it with honey and sprinkled a little salt on it..
I baked (roasted) it in the oven, on 350 degrees for about 25 minutes..
after it comes out.. add a little butter, and i did add a small amount of brown sugar.. IT was YUMMY.. and if you wonder if it tasted like sweet potato... maybe a little.. but it was not near as sweet.. I liked this new alternative to squash..... OH, and NO, this is NOT off pinterest...just something I wanted to do.... lol

Friday, November 2, 2012

PRAYER can change ANYTHING!!

Psalms 63:1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is.
I am so glad that He hears me when I pray.It can be for the smallest of things.It can be for strength to make it through the day. It can be for energy to walk up 2 flights of stairs. It can be for traveling mercy to and from. It can be bearing a friend's heavy burden, who is going through a heavy trial in their life right now, unsure of what to do next.
We face situations every day of our lives, some very much unexpected.Our trials can come and go, but quickly they can send us on our knees, or in our ''special prayer place,'' crying to the Lord for help. He takes time to hear every word... It is during this time, He can use our trial or problem we are facing to draw us closer to Him, to draw our attention to an area in our life He wants complete control over. He wants us to surrender it to Him. Denying ourself is a biggie..We have to realize we are NOTHING WITHOUT HIM.
1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober,be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
The devil wants to destroy us, and can even use ''people'' to do it. They can lie, cheat and destroy your character. They can use something to try to use for ''their advantage.'' We have to give it to God.
We have to be bold enough to hold on that He is in control, and be brave enough to trust Him to bring us through it. Through our trials, we know that in the end, He will see us through to the end.
 I truly believe that when I pray, He knows why, what ,when and how the outcome is going to be..
God knows ALL about it, and what WE are going through.
Learn to ALWAYS trust HIM, for HE knows just WHAT to do.
I am praying for a certain situation today. I am praying for guidence, and praying and trusting that when one door closes, another one wide, and something on the other side is beautiful, and waiting for us... and WE can glorify the Lord, knowing HE answers prayer. It can change ANYTHING!!