Thursday, April 26, 2012

Delicious Citrus Tea Punch


This punch makes us happy.  We served it at a ladies tea in our church years ago and it has been a favorite since.  My grown kids declare it temporally relieves a sore throat and all the Vitamin C is bound to be a good thing!

Citrus Tea Punch 

2 family size tea bags

1 cup sugar

1 can frozen orange juice concentrate (thaw in refrigerator to make stirring easy)

1 can frozen lemonade concentrate

Boil about 6 cups water, add tea bags and remove from heat.  Let steep until tea looks strong.

In a one gallon pitcher, add tea and sugar.  Stir.  Then add orange and lemonade concentrate.  Fill the rest of the pitcher with water.  Stir well.  Garnish with lemon if desired.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tucked Under His Wing

imageI am so glad that you are here for a visit!  Today’s post was written by a very special young lady, my daughter.  This is from her blog, Musings of an Elf, and I would like to share it with you.  I hope that you are blessed by it as much as I am. 

In life, there is one thing every person wants.

Knowing they are safe.

Scared, alone, fearful, worried, frightened—we’ve all experienced these. Thinking we are not safe is a horrible feeling.

No matter what we are doing, as long as we know we are safe, it’s easy to push through. We all need that security.

And we do always have that security, no matter where we are or what we’re going through.

“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.”
Psalm 4:8

God promises as long as we trust in Him, we will always have His protection. He is forever with us, comforting us, caring for us, and protecting us.

“He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”
Psalm 91:4

There is nothing that can break that security we have in His protection. Even as the storms surge around us and it appears like there is no hope, He is still there, keeping us secure under His wing.

“How excellent is Thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings.”
"Psalm 36:7

We have no reason to fear, for the all powerful, all merciful, loving, and kind Creator of the universe has us safely tucked under His wing.

sing in the shadow of your wings Graphic from Little Birdie Blessings

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Simply Heart and Soul: Growing Spiritually Fit Through Trials


Weary?  Troubled?  Rejoice! 

This is a time that you can make great strides in spiritual growth. 

This is a time that your witness can be the strongest by demonstrating to those around you the peace of Christ that “surpasses all understanding.”

This is a time that you can exercise and boost your faith as you put it to action.

This is a time to increase your awareness of our dependency on the Lord.

And most importantly, this is a time that you can discover a deeper relationship with your Heavenly Father.  Draw near to Him and let Him envelop you in is loving arms as He guides you through your situation. 

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

“God knows that soldiers are to be made only in battle; they are not to be grown in peaceful times.”  Charles Spurgeon

“The dark moments of our life will last only so long as necessary for God to accomplish His purpose in us.”  Dr. Charles Stanley

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