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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Today was a great day. I was up early, cleaning and then, with book in hand, water bottle and remote, I relaxed until my little precious - granddaughter, crawled up in my arms and went to sleep and that is when my body had to go to the potty, but I couldn't move. Hubs came down to spell me, and alas all was well.

PRAY FOR ME, AND I WILL PRAY FOR YOU. How many time have we heard and even said that. I pray alot - and I repent too cause I have some thoughts. When I think about that statement, it is kinda selfish. I mean, are we not suppose to do random acts of kindness? Does a person have to pray for me, if I pray for them. Can I just pray as I am lead by the Holy Spirit, or is everything conditional, "If you do for me, I will do for you." Pray is the act of our talking to GOD, but also listening to GOd. There are days, when I feel I do not hear anything, and then I take in the small things and know that my prayers are being answered if when I see nothing. I wonder, how we would feel, if God said, "well, you have not uttered one word of prayer for me, but you have been asking me to pray, intercede, move mountains, smite those who deceived use me. But God, I am so glad God is not human; God would then be a fairy godfather, giving because we are supposed to give. God loves us all the time, wo/man, God forgives us, wo/man says : I will forgive but I never forget, yet, when we turn our lives over to God, all of our sins are cast into the sea of forgetfulness. wo/man says, you have wounded me, and I can not stand the sight of you and God say, you have wounded me, and I am here; I have come to give you life and give more abundantly; wo/man, says, I don't love you anymore, God says I have an everlasting love!! How blessed we are that wo/man's way in not God's ways, and for our finality, God's is never ending. I am living a life Golden because I am loved by God who knows every hair on my head, my comings and goings , my beginnings ( no matter how many times that is, and my endings of the things that are not of God - from everlasting to everlasting. Weeping may endure for a night' beleive me Joy comes in the morning - and that is God!!!

Today, I did some great dishes - this Carmel Apple Salad is wonderful. I don't use sugar-free products because the chemical affect me, other than that, I do this recipe to the tee. Today, however, instead of just apples, I cut fresh pineapple, added grapes, and banana and no peanuts, although I topped with 2 tbs flax granola. It was good and low caloried.

The recipe is here: www.food.com/recipe/ww-2
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I made this yummy gazpacho - tomato, cucumber, celery, garlic, jalapeņo pepper, onion, cilantro, a little evoo, sherry vinegar. Mixed it together in blender and then poured it over , chopped tomato, avocado, celery and it was slamming!! Got a little left for tomorrow - I will have one or the other for breakfast


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JCBEAUTYQUEEN 8/22/2011 9:43AM

    MOst def finna try these !! Thank you :)

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-POOKIE- 8/21/2011 6:02AM

    looks tasty, I love your cooking!

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MAUITN 8/21/2011 12:03AM

    I believe it was in the book, The Help, that one of the characters "wrote" her prayers every evening. She actually wrote each person's name and their need for a prayer in a notebook. That sounds like a way that would cause one to devote more attention and time to each person and their need. I like that thought.

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BROWNIEISLANDER 8/20/2011 11:39PM

    Wonderful words...keeo on doing great!! emoticon emoticon

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KEEPITUP05 8/20/2011 11:13PM

    Excellent blog! We pray out of love for one another and because of the love He has shown us.

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 8/20/2011 11:07PM

    Thank you for this blog. Makes you sit and think of all the wonderful things GOD has done for WO/MAN. I've grown to understand more things about myself as a woman. And prayer is everything. I pray for all and less for myself at times, but when I'm in my weakest moment. I do cry and reach out to GOD with prayer. Looking for his voice to heal my soul. But you know what. I don't hear him that often, but I do get the message. And today, you were the one who was carrying the messgae through a blog right to my soul. Thank you. Thank you.
AMEN!

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