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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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1 John 4:7  Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. 

I am developing a new cookbook of easy to prepare, economical recipes.  I know many of you have some great recipes that have gotten you through hard times.  This contest will run until the end of December 2008.  By submitting your recipe you are agreeing to allow me to use this recipe in future cookbooks, posts, or other uses.  You will be credited with submitting the recipe, so be sure to tell me how you want to be mentioned:  by your blog, e-mail, name, etc. 

What do you get??????  A cookbook to the recipe I feel is the best suited to enter the book.  Others may be chosen to be published, but there is only one winner.  The cookbook is my original cookbook.  I wrote this several years ago.  The children kept calling back asking for this and that recipe.  I self-published and have sold many copies:  local bookstores, friends/family, E-bay, etc.  These are basic recipes that definately have a Southern influence.  Many people have told me this is the only cookbook that they use now.  There are a 160 recipes in this cookbook.  It is SOLD out, so don’t ask for a copy, EXCEPT to the winner.  Yes, I am in the process of writing a sequel with new and improved recipes plus many of the old tried and true recipes.

The rules are:  1. Recipe that has economical ingredients, 2.  Easy to prepare (crockpot, prepare ahead, quick in the kitchen), 3.  Easy to find ingredients, 4.  Spices, etc. that would be commonly found in most kitchens, 5. All categories:  Appetizers, Vegetables, Breads, Sides, Main Dishes, Meats, Poultry, Fish, Pasta, Salads, Soups, Desserts, Kids Recipes, Dishes for One/Two, Prepare ahead and Freeze, Vegetarian and Others, 6.  Extra points for Money Saving ideas with the recipe.

You must submit the recipe via a comment on this post.  Make sure that your post will allow me to contact you if you win.



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Psalm  36:  Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. 

This is a good idea.  If you are in an accident and cannot communicate, how will people know who to call.   I.C.E. is a good idea.  This stands for Emergency Contact Information.    Go to this website and request stickers to put on your mobile phone:   www.icesticker.com

You then need to list a phoe number on your mobile phone under ICE.  This can be more than one number:   Ice 1,  Ice-Dad,  Ice- Mom,  Ice- Wife, etc.  

You place the ICE sticker on the back of your cell/mobile phone

 This could save lives, pass onto all that you know

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Jermiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

This is my last week in the Great Northwest.  As this chapter of my life ends I will resume my life back in Ky.  My life there will NOT be the same.  I have had a much needed time to reflect on what is really important.  Instead of spending time in meetings, I want to “meet needs.”  Most of my church committee commitments will end in December, and I plan not to get so involved in the workings of the church and just start “working.”  I know too many cute saying, they are just flowing this morning.

While I have been here in the west I have had a lot of time to knit, quilt, craft, etc.  I completed two prayer shawls and they have been given to some nursing home residents.  In doing shawls I always manage to have some leftover yarn.  With the yarn I started making “hats”.  So far I have completed “14”.  I got so involved that I even bought more yarn just for hats.  I began asking myself,  “why am I making all these hats?”  I have come to the conclusion that God wants this to be a ministry.  I contacted the Prayer Shawl minstry to see if they knew of any minsitry for hats, etc.  They responded that a lot of the prayer shawl makers also make hats, etc.

There are numerous ministries for cancer victims, but I feel lead that this needs to be a broader ministry.  There are a lot of people who need “Hope” .  I feel this ministry should be different and stand on its own.  I will be launching a web page or blog as soon as I get back to Kentucky.  I will post directions, sizes, etc. plus a card that can be printed for each hat.  My inspiration is to make these hats and distribute them to:   homeless shelters, women’s abuse shelters, etc.  Hats can be for children, infants, men and women.  The time involved in making one hat is only a few hours, so people that don’t have the time to make a large shawl could participate in this ministry. 

Using the Knifty Kniffer round looms even children can make hats.  I hope all of my bloggers will help spend the word of this new minsitry.  The cost is minimal in time and money, but the rewards will be GREAT.  Until I get the new blog up and running feel free to comment here and I will post a link to the new site when it is operational.

I thought I had a name, but after searching the internet the name I came up with:  Hats of Hope is already copyrighted by a manufacturer of baseball caps with inspiring messages.  I am open to ideas and suggestions for names.  The scripture verse that I will be using is:  Isaiah 40:31   Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Thanks for your help in advance.

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