Friday, November 23, 2012

Spiced Tea Recipe

This recipe is worth a repost.  We make it each year, and I am delighted it is that time again! 

If Christmas had a flavor, this recipe is what I would imagine it to be.  It has passed through my family as long as I can remember, always being a favorite.  It also makes a nice gift in a pretty jar and kids have fun mixing the ingredients.

Spiced Tea:

1 cup sugar

1 cup Tang

1/4 cup unsweetened instant tea

1/2 package unsweetened lemon drink mix (I use Kool-Aid)        

1 TBS cinnamon

1 TBS cloves

Mix and store in an airtight container.

For each cup filled with boiling water, stir in two – three teaspoons.

It is so good of you to stop by!  Thank you for visiting!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Simply Savoring Fall with Thanksgiving

His unconditional love, the gift of salvation,

the beauty of His creation,




(Don’t these little mushrooms look so whimsical – almost like they are straight out of a cute little Dr. Seuss story?  Forgive my momentary ADD…back on track…)


knowing He is always with us as we walk through life,



being securely grounded with strong roots
in Him. . .



there is just so much to be thankful for!

With grateful hearts may we proclaim His glory!


I hope you have a wonderful week and a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Our Eternal Rewards

Do you ever consider the eternal rewards that are available for us to receive?  Generally, I haven’t, but God has brought this subject to my attention several times lately.   

Many of you may be like me, and haven’t given much thought to rewards – we’ll just be glad to get to Heaven! ;)  But God has more in mind.  Not only does He want to spend eternity with you, but He plans for you to enjoy it, thoroughly!

Think about it.  We experience joy from giving gifts to the ones that we love.  Right?  All the more, our Heavenly Father, who loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son, most assuredly takes pleasure in giving us wonderful gifts.  He wants to reward us, and desires for us “to press toward the mark.”  

In Revelations, chapter 4, God’s Word speaks about casting crowns before His throne.  Can you imagine the joy you will feel if you experience your crowns being cast before the throne of Jesus?  When our motives are pure, we can give back to Him! 

I realized that I had been breezing over anything that I read about eternal rewards because it’s not about me and what I receive; it’s about Him.  This scripture in Revelations helped me to see that as we live our lives devoted to God, endeavoring to be in the center of His will, although we are enabling ourselves to receive rewards, in receiving them we are actually giving to our Savior. 


The Crown of Victory (or the Incorruptible Crown) is rewarded to those who greatly desire to walk in obedience to God, dying to the flesh and sowing to the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 9:25

The Crown of Life is for those that love Him, persevering and remaining faithful as they endure trials without giving up. James 1:12
(In particular, this one rings with me, giving me courage and resolve.)

The Crown of Righteousness is granted to those who long for His coming as they live Godly lives.  2 Tim. 4:8  

The Crown of Glory is bestowed to those who share God’s Word and live as Godly examples. 
1 Peter 5:4

For those of us that trust Jesus as our Savior, and walk in His ways, we can be assured that the best is still yet to come!  


Monday, November 5, 2012

Praying for America

Just a plea and a reminder to be in prayer today for the election - may our hearts and our choices reflect that “In God We Trust,” indeed. 

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