Saturday, June 16, 2012

Think on These Things #18 ~ Fathers

Thank you , Dear LORD, for the fathers in our family. Strengthen those still with us, guide them and give them Your wisdom as they seek to raise the children You gave them, in a manner that reflects Your kindness, patience and love. The task is great, LORD. The influence of the world is unrelenting. Draw them ever closer to You and be their constant help. 
Nineteen children are represented by the men in this photo.

“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children– how on the day that you stood before the LORD your God at Horeb, the LORD said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.’
Deuteronomy 4:9-10 

 You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 
Deuteronomy 11:19

 Hear this, you elders; give ear, all inhabitants of the land! Has such a thing happened in your days, or in the days of your fathers? Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation. 
Joel 1:2-3

 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old,  things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us.  We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God. 
Psalms 78:2-8

 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Psalms 112:1-2
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chive Blossom Vinegar

My blogging friend, Lynn @ Happier Than a Pig in Mud recently posted a photo tutorial for making Chive Blossom Vinegar. Since my herb garden was abloom with pretty purple blossoms, I was excited to make a batch to use when I make salad dressing.  The process is pretty simple.

Gather the blooms and wash gently.
Dry (Lynn uses a salad spinner for this)
Fill a clean jar with blossoms
Cover blossoms with distilled vinegar.
Cover jar and allow to steep 1-2 weeks in a cool, dark place. Lynn said her Chive Blossom Vinegar was just right at 8 days, so that is how long I steeped mine.
Strain the vinegar and store in a sterilized jar.


Thank you, Lynn, for sharing!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Toni and Joe

I knew this day would be a very special one because the two individuals joining hands and hearts together are very special.  This was the day Toni and Joe exchange their vows to one another to be there for each other in all capacities for the rest of their lives.
Photo Source: Unknown from facebook
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Joe and his lovely mother and with his bride
THE RECEPTION
 My brother, Frank and I.                                My cousin Karen & sister, Carol (Mother of the Bide)

 Cousin Caroline and husband, Jim.  Cousin Karen and husband John
 My brother and wife, Arlene;  Arlene's sister Phyllis &amp David;  Arlene & her mom.
(Phyllis and I went all through school together)
 Nephew, Tom with his sweet wife, Lori and two little girls, Amanda and Amy along with Lori's parents.
Tommy is Toni's brother and filled in for her late dad, George.
 Adorable nieces and nephews
 Our kids... AJ with his son, Jared; AJ & Erin; Joshua & Jamie; Jared & Abbey
Our daughter, Jamie
 So much fun with each of the kids!  My feet and heart danced all night!


 Arlene and I both brought our cameras and had a dueling-good time taking photos of each other.
(most were out-of-focus because we were laughing so much)
My beloved looking dashing in his purple shirt and bow tie

Heartfelt wishes
 Toni & Joe
we love you guys so much!

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