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Acts 20:32  I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

I have been on a journey to complete my second Cookbook.  I wrote the first one when our children left home and then kept calling back asking how to make _______.  I decided that the best way to get everything together was to print a Cookbook.   To my delight and surprise people wanted to buy some of the books.  After I sold out people were still asking for cookbooks. 

I am constantly searching for new recipes and asking people to share their favorites with me.  I starting compiling recipes for another cookbook almost three years ago.  It is finally done, has been printed and has arrived.  This new book has a lot of the favorites from the first book, but it also has almost 125 NEW recipes.  This book has 300 recipes that have all been personally prepared by ME. 

My wonderful daughter has developed an ecommerce site and has set up a PayPal Account if you would like to purchase one.  There is a tab at the top of this page called:  Adele’s Cookbook.  The cost is $15.00 plus $3.25 for shipping/handling.  If you want multiple copies you can message or email me for the shipping costs.  They are also available for wholesale rates.

After I recover the costs for the printing at least 1/2 (if not all) of the profits will be donated to charity.  I hope some of these recipes that have become our Family Favorites might become some of your family’s favorites also.  Believe me, most of them you will want to have Second Helpings.

 

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Psalm 119: 32  I run in the path of your commands, O Lord, for you have set my heart free.

I have finished editing my newest cookbook.  I will be selecting the cover, design, etc.  The only problem is that I don’t have a NAME for this new book.  It will contain 250 recipes that I have prepared for my family on Sunday dinners, church pot lucks and regular dinners.  The first book was “Family Favorites”, which is currently sold out.  This book has many of the recipes from Family Favorites, but many new recipes as well.  Let me know your creative titles.  If I choose your Title you will WIN a FREE cookbook when it is published.  Looking for some creative ideas.  Get Ready – Set – Go – Get Creative.

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Philippians 4:13  I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.

This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible and so appropriate for this post.

My daughter has just started her own company.  She strongly believes in trying to help small businesses to reach their full potential.  Her company:   JMS Marketing Solutions has been developed to help those businesses gain exposure through internet and social media avenues.  If you have a business:  Do you have a website, do you have a Facebook and/or Twitter account, can you send out a newsletter?   If you have a small business and you do not have a web presence you are not in tune with the modern generation.  Contact JMC Marketing to find out how they can help you expand your business.  Their rates are very reasonable.  Their web site is:  www. jmsmarketingsolutions.com  Check out the link on My Blogroll.

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Isaiah 63:  7  I will tell you of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised, ……..

Today I turned “60”.  It is amazing that I don’t feel any older than about 40, but maybe 60 is the new 40.  I have really good genes so my hair has a litle gray, but it is naturally ash blond, so it looks like more highlights.  I have a few wrinkles around the eyes, but compared to a lot of other people not many.   

Until this time I have few health problems.  I manage to do about anything that I want, within reason.  I do find that I don’t work as fast as I did in my earlier years.  I also like to take an afternoon nap, but I always wanted to do that, but I just never had the time.  I continue to try to get healthier and lose some weight (a few pounds each month) by controlling portions, eating only one carb per meal, etc. 

I am involved in a wonderful volunteer effort at the church:  Manna Meal (check out the link from this website).  I am knitting hats/scarves for the Christmas meal next year,  I make Magnetic Hematite bracelets to help ease arthritis pain.  Hubby and I grow a garden and I can the produce each summer, wonderful tomatoe juice for the winter.    I am working on two cookbooks.  I enjoy my “8” grandchildren and my wonderful husband.  I continue to explore new crafts and ideas.  I’ve discovered FaceBook and Twitter (not really a fan of Twitter).  I enjoy/love UK sports.  So I would say my life is full.

The life expectancy for those in our 60’s is computed to be about 100.  Amazing that I might have another 40 years to live.  What will God have in mind for those years????  Who knows, but I hope I will open to his leading and ready/willing to act on his wishes.  I thank God for the last wonderful 60 years and look forward to many more.

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Zephaniah 3:17  The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

This is from a devotional under the heading of Joy.  At this wonderful season we should truly be experiencing Joy.

Thanksgiving is over and the shopping days until Christmas are numbered.   With “8” grandchildren I will definately be doing some shopping.  I am also trying to shop for items that will make a difference in their lives:  educational type toys.  Of course you have to have some JOY also.  My oldest grandchild is 7, so they are all very young.  Last year we did some ornaments.  This was a tradition with my children as they got old enough to create things.  This year I hope to do the same.  The other tradition we had was decorating cookies.  We may try that this year also.  These memories are precious.  We still decorate the tree with the ornaments that our children made.

Try to incorporate some traditions this year in your family.  Remember the “Reason for the Season” – Jesus.  If you do not attend church services, consider doing so this year.  Having your family involved in a congregation gives them a wonderful sense of why they are here, the love of Jesus and a group of people who will love and nurture them.

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Colossians 4:6  Let your conversations be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

I am back.  So sorry for the long time inbetween posts.  I have assumed a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) position with my son’s construction company.  With the economy in a downturn I am trying to help keep his remodeling/construction company on a positive track.  This is definately a walk in faith because projections of what you will have coming in depends on what business will come in next week. 

People are still repairing and remodeling their homes instead of selling them.  This is good news for my son.  I have been a business owner of many different businesses, but this is definately different for me.  I am knowledgeable about construction since my Dad was a carpenter and my husband and I have had rental properties for many years.  We do a lot of the repairs ourself, so the details of painting, laying tiles, etc. are not foreign to me. 

If you live in the Central Ky. area give me a shout.  My son has a wonderful new program to help Maintain your home if you are too busy to make minor repairs, etc.  It is very affordable and is ideal for busy working professionals,  those who are maintenance challenged,  persons with limited physical capabilities and those who are retired or elderly. 

I hope to be able to post some additional ideas for money saving ideas, recipes, etc.  Keep us in your prayers.

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Psalm  138:8  The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord endures forever – do not abandon the works of your hands. 

Today was definately a Historic day for our country.  I am not a minority and do not pretend to know what minorites in our country have faced or what this day meant to those groups.   I pray that this is a sign that this country gives people the opportunity to  prosper beyond any other country in the world.

I have really been appauled at the tone of the conservative “talk radio” today.  I did NOT vote for President Obama.  I do not believe that government handouts will solve the problems of the economy.  BUT, I also believe that someone who can inspire the people in this country to come together to support each other, help each other and take an active role in getting our country back on track cannot be bad.

I remember the presidency of John F. Kennedy.  He inspired this country to look beyond themselves and to help each other.  Ronald Regan also inspired us to become one nation.  I pray that this country can come together.  The words that John F. Kennedy spoke, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for this country”, should be our mantra.  Together we can embrace each other, help meet each others needs and propel this country into a new era.

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