Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lights on the square

This is how they decorate the square here.

Here is another view.

Its really hard to catch the effect.

I wish we had gotten a better pix of the gazebo. Its amazing. What is really cool is that its something like fifty some degrees outside and you can walk around the square without freezing to death.


•Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

•Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

•Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

•Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

•To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up. (on a healthier note...try adding water)

•For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

•Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic, and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic.

•Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

•Reheat Pizza Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

•Easy Deviled Eggs: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

•Expanding Frosting: When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

•Reheating refrigerated bread: To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

•Newspaper weeds away: Plant your plants in the ground, work the nutrients in your soil. Then wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go, cover with mulch, and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

•Broken Glass: Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

•No More Mosquitoes: Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

•To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it. (Wonder if this works with deer? Sure gonna give it a try)

•Flexible vacuum: To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

•Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip to eliminate static cling. It works! Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... Ta DA! ... Static is gone.

•Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water when cooking. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient (peanut butter, for example) and watch how easily it comes right out.

•De-fog your windshield: Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

•Re-opening envelopes: If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.

•Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.

•Goodbye Fruit Flies: To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

•Get Rid of Ants with cornmeal. Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

•Wash your dryer filter: Dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh in your filter. You can't SEE the film, but it's there. It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free, and smell good. Apparently that stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! The best way to keep your dryer working for a long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Yolanda's poor man's pecan pie

My friend Yolanda posted this recipe on her blog and I asked her if I could share it on mine. She was happy to share the recipe since it was given to her by a dear friend of hers. The picture is the pies Yolanda made.
You can read Yolanda's blog here:

Oatmeal Pie - 1 pie (9 inch)

Pie filling -

2/3 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup quick rolled oats
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of salt

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with an electric mixer. Pour it into a prepared, Unbaked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Cool completely. It does not have to be refrigerated. I've never frozen one, so I have no idea if it will freeze well.

Pie crust - 1 pie shell

1 1/4 cups white flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold lard
cold milk

Combine flour and salt. Cut in the lard until crumbly. Gradually add the cold milk until the dough holds together well enough to roll out easily. Gather it together on a flour surface into a nice ball and then flatten it and roll it out. Place in the pie pan. Flute the edges

Spices that are good for your health

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Nutrition Editor at EatingWell Magazine

As a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor at EatingWell Magazine, I know that herbs and spices do more than simply add flavor to food. They let you cut down on some less-healthy ingredients, such as salt, added sugars and saturated fat, and some have inherent health benefits, many of which Joyce Hendley reported on for EatingWell Magazine.

Modern science is beginning to uncover the ultimate power of spices and herbs, as weapons against illnesses from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. "We're now starting to see a scientific basis for why people have been using spices medicinally for thousands of years," says Bharat Aggarwal, Ph.D., professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and author of Healing Spices (Sterling, 2011).

Aggarwal notes that in his native India, where spices tend to be used by the handful, incidence of diet-related diseases like heart disease and cancer have long been low. But when Indians move away and adopt more Westernized eating patterns, their rates of those diseases rise. While researchers usually blame the meatier, fattier nature of Western diets, Aggarwal and other experts believe that herbs and spices-or more precisely, the lack of them-are also an important piece of the dietary puzzle. "When Indians eat more Westernized foods, they're getting much fewer spices than their traditional diet contains," he explains. "They lose the protection those spices are conveying."

While science has yet to show that any spice cures disease, there's compelling evidence that several may help manage some chronic conditions (though it's always smart to talk with your doctor). What's not to love? Here we've gathered eight of the healthiest spices and herbs enjoyed around the world.

Chile Peppers
May help: Boost metabolism.
Chile peppers add a much-appreciated heat to chilly-weather dishes, and they can also give a boost to your metabolism. Thank capsaicin, the compound that gives fresh chiles, and spices including cayenne and chipotle, their kick. Studies show that capsaicin can increase the body's metabolic rate (causing one to burn more calories) and may stimulate brain chemicals that help us feel less hungry. In fact, one study found that people ate 16 percent fewer calories at a meal if they'd sipped a hot-pepper-spiked tomato juice (vs. plain tomato juice) half an hour earlier. Recent research found that capsinoids, similar but gentler chemicals found in milder chile hybrids, have the same effects-so even tamer sweet paprika packs a healthy punch. Capsaicin may also lower risk of ulcers by boosting the ability of stomach cells to resist infection by ulcer-causing bacteria and help the heart by keeping "bad" LDL cholesterol from turning into a more lethal, artery-clogging form.
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May help: Soothe an upset stomach, fight arthritis pain.
Ginger has a well-deserved reputation for relieving an unsettled stomach. Studies show ginger extracts can help reduce nausea caused by morning sickness or following surgery or chemotherapy, though it's less effective for motion sickness. But ginger is also packed with inflammation-fighting compounds, such as gingerols, which some experts believe may hold promise in fighting some cancers and may reduce the aches of osteoarthritis and soothe sore muscles. In a recent study, people who took ginger capsules daily for 11 days reported 25 percent less muscle pain when they performed exercises designed to strain their muscles (compared with a similar group taking placebo capsules). Another study found that ginger-extract injections helped relieve osteoarthritis pain of the knee.
Must-Read: 5 Foods That Fight Pain Naturally

May help: Stabilize blood sugar.
A few studies suggest that adding cinnamon to food-up to a teaspoon a day, usually given in capsule form-might help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar, by lowering post-meal blood-sugar spikes. Other studies suggest the effects are limited at best.

May help: Quell inflammation, inhibit tumors.
Turmeric, the goldenrod-colored spice, is used in India to help wounds heal (it's applied as a paste); it's also made into a tea to relieve colds and respiratory problems. Modern medicine confirms some solid-gold health benefits as well; most are associated with curcumin, a compound in turmeric that has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin has been shown to help relieve pain of arthritis, injuries and dental procedures; it's also being studied for its potential in managing heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Researcher Bharat Aggarwal is bullish on curcumin's potential as a cancer treatment, particularly in colon, prostate and breast cancers; preliminary studies have found that curcumin can inhibit tumor cell growth and suppress enzymes that activate carcinogens.

May help: Lift your mood.
Saffron has long been used in traditional Persian medicine as a mood lifter, usually steeped into a medicinal tea or used to prepare rice. Research from Iran's Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital at Tehran University of Medical Sciences has found that saffron may help to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and depression. In one study, 75% of women with PMS who were given saffron capsules daily reported that their PMS symptoms (such as mood swings and depression) declined by at least half, compared with only 8 percent of women who didn't take saffron.
Must-Read: 4 Foods to Boost Your Mood

May help: Inhibit breast cancer-cell growth.
University of Missouri scientists found that this herb can actually inhibit breast cancer-cell growth, reported Holly Pevzner in the September/October 2011 issue of EatingWell Magazine. In the study, animals that were given apigenin, a compound abundant in parsley (and in celery), boosted their resistance to developing cancerous tumors. Experts recommend adding a couple pinches of minced fresh parsley to your dishes daily.

May help: Preserve memory, soothe sore throats.
Herbalists recommend sipping sage tea for upset stomachs and sore throats, a remedy supported by one study that found spraying sore throats with a sage solution gave effective pain relief. And preliminary research suggests the herb may improve some symptoms of early Alzheimer's disease by preventing a key enzyme from destroying acetylcholine, a brain chemical involved in memory and learning. In another study, college students who took sage extracts in capsule form performed significantly better on memory tests, and their moods improved.
Related: 5 Foods to Help Ward Off Colds

May help: Enhance mental focus, fight foodborne bacteria.
One recent study found that people performed better on memory and alertness tests when mists of aromatic rosemary oil were piped into their study cubicles. Rosemary is often used in marinades for meats and poultry, and there's scientific wisdom behind that tradition: rosmarinic acid and other antioxidant compounds in the herb fight bacteria and prevent meat from spoiling, and may even make cooked meats healthier. In March 2010, Kansas State University researchers reported that adding rosemary extracts to ground beef helped prevent the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs)-cancer-causing compounds produced when meats are grilled, broiled or fried.
Don't Miss: Drink This to Cure a Headache & 4 More Home Remedies From Your Kitchen

What are your favorite herbs and spices?

By Kerri-Ann Jennings

Kerri-Ann, a registered dietitian, is the associate editor of nutrition for EatingWell magazine, where she puts her master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University to work writing and editing news about nutrition, health and food trends. In her free time, Kerri-Ann likes to practice yoga, hike, bake and paint.

missionary update

From: "Brenda Lange"
Date: November 27, 2011 5:44:25 AM CST
Subject: Blog, Nov. 27, 2011


Two men are visiting us from South Africa who have the same vision as ours, “to see the gospel taken into remote areas”.
Clete and Wayne went with us to both the Pequaria and Nacacca churches this morning. (Naccaca’s 2nd Sunday)!
Over 60 people attended Naccaca this morning and Pequiare had 3 more adults receive Jesus today.
Jacinto came boldly in the door of the new Pequaria church with a big smile on his face, followed by his mother (who is unsaved at this point).
Surprises never cease where Jesus is involved.
God is really moving in Pequaria.

PEQUARIA CHURCH BUILDING IS FINISHED! Painted a beautiful royal blue, it now stands out as a beacon to all in the village with its shiny tin roof.
Our thanks to Coopersville Reformed Church, in Coopersville, MI for the gift that put a roof on this church.

A new couple came to our Pequaria church today because their 3 year son was almost dead from anemia, malnutrition, and worms. He basically has no blood and his whole body is swelling up. When asked why they hadn’t taken him to the hospital sooner, they replied: “we had no money to see the Dr.” (22 cents U.S.).
We prayed for him and then rushed him to the Balama hospital. He needs an emergency transfusion, so that is being organized at this moment.

Many people came to see Jesus because they heard He healed the sick.
The power of “faith filled prayer” releases miracles.
The news of miracles spreads like “wild fire” drawing in the lost and hopeless to seek out the healing power of Jesus Christ.

Pequaria villagers are “waking up” to just how powerful Jesus is.

TODAY this same process started in the newly formed Nacacca church, now 2 weeks old.
As I took the 3 year old to the hospital, I dropped off our visitors and evangelistic team at the Nacacca church meeting.
Just as I returned, they were praying for the sick.
Clete and Wayne prayed for an elderly blind woman. Villagers stated she couldn’t see anything.
After prayer, her eyes OPENED, and she was able to see!!!
The shock wave went through the 60+ people as they realized what had just happened.
More came up for prayer, asking for miracles.

It was a power packed morning for sure!

1. A STRONG TROPICAL STORM is sitting just off the coast of Mozambique, and is expected to hit Pemba by Tuesday this week (Monday night your time).
Balama is 162 miles directly west of Pemba. We need your prayers for safety as the last one that hit in 2000 destroyed our orphan homes.

2. 30,000 bricks were completed on THANKSGIVING DAY! (it’s just another work day here since this is only an American holiday).
Our thanks once again to Sam Lyles and Nate Bell who gave 90 days of their life to give this gift of love to the orphans needing new homes next year.

3. A new female baby goat was born this morning to our herd. She is coffee brown in color, so of course her name is COFFEE!
Both mother and baby are fine. Baby is up bouncing around on her spindly legs.

4. Mozambique law now states that all foreign residents using International Driver’s Licenses have to get a Mozambican Driver’s License.
I’m studying the needed vocabulary and will challenge the test middle of Dec.
I’ve decided to get my commercial license while doing it, so pray for favour as their rickety truck which one HAS to use for the driver’s test is no joy at all.

Till next week, THAT’S ALL FOLKS!

Blessings from Bush Bunny Brenda and the Balama staff


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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Chunky slippers ~knitted~

These are the slippers Christina has. She says they are quite cushioned on the bottom. She wanted to know if I could make another pair like them.

This is the pattern I found that I thought was the closest to what she has. It looks to me like the top is crochet on Christina's slippers.

Chunky slippers
#8 needles
2 skeins 4-ply yarn in contrasting colors (makes 2 pairs of slippers with
tassles or pom-poms)

Cast on 60 stitches using 1 color yarn

Row 1 - (Start with contrasting color) K6, pull other yarn across and K6;
repeat with alternate colors until you have 10 sets of 6 st each color.

Row 2 - (Anchor contrasting color at beginning of each row) K6 with same
color you ended row 1 with, pull other yarn across and K6. Repeat with
alternate colors as in Row 1.

NOTE: It is important on all even numbered rows to be sure to change your
yarn colors correctly. ALL ROWS STRAIGHT KNIT. After anchoring your contrast
color, be sure your matching coloris at the front of your work (away from
you). K6 sts. Bring the color towards the left and over your needle to the
back side of your work (toward you). Take the contrast color back through the
same way to the front of your work and K6. This constant reversing of yarns
is done for each 10 squares and on all even rows.

Row 3-8 - Repeat rows 1 and 2.

Row 9 - Change your color of thread to start a new color square. Knit same as
Row 1.

Continue the above procedure until youhave 7 squares for women and possible 8
for men.

Decrease in 8th (9th) square --
Row 1 - K 1, K2tog, K1, K2tog. Repeat in all 10 squares.
Row 2 - K 1, K2tog, K1. Repeat in all 10 squares.
Rows 3 and 4 - Knit.
Row 5 - K 1, K2tog. Repeat.
Row 6 - K2tog. Repeat. (This will leave you with 10 sts. on the needle).

Cut yarn about 12 inches long. Take one color yarn, thread it through a
needle and pull it through the 10 sts. Tie ends securely. (This forms toe of

Using one yarn (cut the other off) sew the sides together of the last four
squares. This leaves four squares for the open part of the slipper.

Sew the back together to form the heel.

*** To give the rolled effect on the top edge of the slipper, IT IS VERY

Toddlers: 8 blocks across, 6 blocks long.
Children: 10 blocks across, 8 blocks long.
Ladies: 6 sts to block and 12 blocks across; 6 rows to a block and 10 blocks
Men: 14 blocks across, 12 blocks long.

On men's and women's slippers, use size #10 needles and do one block less.

If cuff is desired, cast on 8 sts on each end, bind these sts. off when half
squares are completed.

Bill's ramen noodles

~Packages of Ramon noodles (For 10 people Bill used about 6 packages)
~Scramble one egg for each package of noodles you are going to use and set aside.
~Pork shoulder steak or other meat like it. Cut into cubes.
~Season meat with garlic and herb seasoning and salt.
~Stir fry meat until its about half way done
~Add veggies (green onions, radishes sliced thin and sliced mushrooms plus any other veggies you want)
~Drizzle Unagi sauce over this and cook until veggies are about half way done.
~Transfer to a stock pot
~Add water and the Ramon noodles (he doesn't break them up)
~Add about half of the seasoning packets to the pot
~Add in the scrambled eggs.
~Bring to a raging boil and shut it off. It is now done. Add cayenne pepper and serve in a bowl.

This is a cheap meal that is filling and tastes great.
Unagi sauce is an eel sauce which is really just a thicker soy sauce. You can buy it at most Asian stores.

Bill's sweet potatoes

Sweet Potato Casserole
Recipe courtesy the Henderson Family

.Prep Time:10 minInactive Prep Time:-- Cook Time:30 minLevel:
12 servings.Ingredients
3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


In a large bowl combine all the filling ingredients. Transfer to a buttered 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.


In a medium bowl combine the brown sugar, flour, and butter until moist and the mixture clumps together. Stir in the pecans and spread over the top of the sweet potatoes in an even layer. Bake until the top is golden, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve hot.

A viewer, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.
The viewer may not have been a professional cook but this recipe was delicious. That's why I wanted to save it.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Whats Christmas all about?

I am not Torah observant, but I agree with this cartoon.

Click on picture for larger image.

Nursing cover

Hope your Thanksgiving was happy.

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And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD,
choose you this day whom ye will serve; Joshua 24:15

Jos 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Five finger prayer

1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember.. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a 'sweet duty.'

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3 The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger.. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5.. And lastly comes our little finger - the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, 'The least shall be the greatest among you.' Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

Monday, November 21, 2011


1 qt. apple juice
1 qt. orange juice
2 c. cran...berry juice
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 can pineapple nectar
1 cup sugar
3-4 cinnamon sticks
8 whole allspice
Navel Orange Slices

Combine all ingredients in listed order to your crock pot (4 qt. or larger) and cook on low setting for about 4 hours or until heated to desired temperature. You may also cook it on high initially for an hour and reduce the heat to save time. This reheats well for 3 days.

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by: Victorian Christmas

Grandma Olson's Glorified Rice Recipe

2 c. pineapple (shredded)
1 c. pineapple juice
1~ 3oz pkg. lemon jello
1 c.boiling water
2 c. cooked rice (cooled)
1 c. whipping cream
1/2 c. sugar
Marciano cherries for garnish
Drain pineapple, measure out 1c. of juice.
Dissolve jello in boiling water.
Add pineapple juice to jello.
Let jello set in refrigerator.
When jello is set whip with beater until smooth.
Add pineapple juice to jello.
Whip the cream, adding sugar and whipping that in as well.
Add the pineapple to the rice.
Fold the jello into the pineapple/rice.
Fold the whipped cream in.
Garnish with Marciano cherries.

New Testament Commandments

Seven "Abstains" -- Abstain From—
1. Idols (Acts 15:20)
2. Fornication (Acts 15:20; Acts 15:29; 1 Thess 4:2-3)
3. Strangled meats (Acts 15:20)
4. Eating blood (Acts 15:20)
5. Meats offered to idols (Acts 15:29)
6. All appearance of evil (1 Thess 5:22)
7. Fleshly lusts (1 Pet 2:11)
Seven Things to Avoid—
1. Troublemakers (Rom 16:17)
2. Profane and vain babbling's (1 Tim 6:20)
3. False science (1 Tim 6:20)
4. Unlearned questions (2 Tim 2:23)
5. Foolish questions (Titus 3:9)
6. Genealogies (Titus 3:9)
7. Arguments about the law (Titus 3:9)
Three "Asks"—
1. Ask and ye shall receive (Matt 7:7)
2. Ask no return of goods (Luke 6:30)
3. Ask life for backsliders (1 John 5:16)
Two Things to Awake To—
1. Awake to righteousness (1 Cor 15:34)
2. Awake to life (Eph 5:14)
Seventy-Four "Be's"—
1. Be exceeding glad (Matt 5:12)
2. Be reconciled to a brother (Matt 5:24)
3. Be perfect (Matt 5:48; 2 Cor 13:11)
4. Be wise as serpents (Matt 10:16)
5. Be harmless as doves (Matt 10:16)
6. Be ready for Christ's coming (Matt 24:44; Luke 12:40)
7. Be content with your wages (Luke 3:14)
8. Be merciful as God (Luke 6:36)
9. Be like faithful servants (Luke 12:36)
10. Be thankful (Col 3:15)
11. Be at peace among selves (1 Thess 5:13)
12. Be patient toward all people (1 Thess 5:14; 2 Tim 2:24)
13. Be no partaker of sin (1 Tim 5:22)
14. Be sober and hope (1 Pet 1:13)
15. Be sober and pray (1 Pet 4:7)
16. Be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, charity, and patience (aged men, Titus 2:2)
17. Be sober, love husbands and children (young women, Titus 2:4)
18. Be sober minded (young men, Titus 2:6)
19. Be in behavior as becoming to saints (aged women, Titus 2:3)
20. Be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient (young women, Titus 2:5)
21. Be ready to give an answer of the hope that is in you (1 Pet 3:15)
22. Be of good cheer (John 16:33)
23. Be baptized (Acts 2:38)
24. Be converted (Acts 3:19)
25. Be transformed (Rom 12:2)
26. Be kind of brotherly love one to another (Rom 12:10; Eph 4:32)
27. Be fervent in spirit (Rom 12:11)
28. Be patient in tribulation (Rom 12:12)
29. Be given to hospitality (Rom 12:13)
30. Be afraid, if lawless (Rom 13:4)
31. Be no idolater (1 Cor 10:7)
32. Be followers of Paul as he followed Christ (1 Cor 11:1; Phil 3:17)
33. Be followers of God (Eph 5:1)
34. Be followers of the faithful and patient (Heb 6:12)
35. Be children in malice (1 Cor 14:20)
36. Be men in understanding (1 Cor 14:20)
37. Be steadfast (1 Cor 15:58)
38. Be unmovable (1 Cor 15:58)
39. Be always abounding in God's work (1 Cor 15:58)
40. Be strong in the Lord (1 Cor 16:13; Eph 6:10; 2 Tim 2:1)
41. Be of good comfort (2 Cor 13:11)
42. Be of one mind (Rom 12:16; 2 Cor 13:11; Phil 2:2; 1 Pet 3:8)
43. Be separate from the unclean (2 Cor 6:17)
44. Be renewed in spirit (Eph 4:23)
45. Be angry and sin not (Eph 4:26)
46. Be tenderhearted one to another (Eph 4:32)
47. Be filled with the Spirit (Eph 5:18)
48. Be like minded (Phil 2:2)
49. Be one of accord (Phil 2:2)
50. Be anxious for nothing (Phil 4:6)
51. Be an example to believers in word, conversation, charity, spirit, faith, and purity (1 Tim 4:12)
52. Be a partaker of Christian sufferings (2 Tim 1:8; 1 Pet 4:1)
53. Be gentle to all people (2 Tim 2:24)
54. Be apt to teach (2 Tim 2:24)
55. Be instant in season, out of season (2 Tim 4:2)
56. Be careful to maintain good works (Titus 3:8,14; Matt 5:16)
57. Be content with what you have (Heb 13:5)
58. Be doers of the Word (James 1:22)
59. Be afflicted and mourn (James 4:9)
60. Be patient till Christ comes (James 5:7-8)
61. Be holy in conversation (behavior) (1 Pet 1:15-16)
62. Be pitiful (1 Pet 3:8)
63. Be courteous (1 Pet 3:8)
64. Be examples of the flock of God, not lord over it (1 Pet 5:3)
65. Be subject one to another (1 Pet 5:5)
66. Be clothed with humility (1 Pet 5:5)
67. Be sober (1 Pet 5:8)
68. Be vigilant (1 Pet 5:8)
69. Be mindful of prophecies and commandments (2 Pet 3:2)
70. Be diligent to be found in peace (2 Pet 3:14)
71. Be diligent to be without spot, and blameless (2 Pet 3:14)
72. Be faithful to death (Rev 2:10)
73. Be watchful, strengthen self (Rev 3:2)
74. Be zealous and repent (Rev 3:19)
Thirty "Be Not's"—
1. Be not like the hypocrites in prayer (Matt 6:5)
2. Be not like the heathen in prayer (Matt 6:8)
3. Be not as hypocrites in fasting (Matt 6:16)
4. Be not called "Rabbi" (Matt 23:8)
5. Be not called "Master" (Matt 23:9)
6. Be not afraid of man (Luke 12:4)
7. Be not of doubtful mind (Luke 12:29)
8. Be not many teachers (James 3:1)
9. Be not afraid of terror (1 Pet 3:14)
10. Be not troubled (1 Pet 3:14)
11. Be not ignorant of time with God (2 Pet. 3:8; Isa 57:15)
12. Be not deceived: 10 classes not to inherit the kingdom (1 Cor 6:9-10)
13. Be not conformed to world (Rom 12:2)
14. Be not slothful in business (Rom 12:11)
15. Be not conceited (Rom 12:16)
16. Be not overcome of evil (Rom 12:21)
17. Be not mere servants of men (1 Cor 7:23)
18. Be not children in understanding (1 Cor 14:20)
19. Be not deceived by evil companions (1 Cor 15:33)
20. Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers (2 Cor 6:14-15)
21. Be not entangled again with keeping the law(Gal 5:1)
22. Be not deceived: man will reap what he sows (Gal 6:7-8)
23. Be not partakers with sinners (Eph 5:7)
24. Be not unwise about God's will (Eph 5:17)
25. Be not drunk with wine (Eph 5:18)
26. Be not weary in well doing (2Th 3:13)
27. Be not ashamed of God (2 Tim 1:8)
28. Be not slothful (Heb 6:12)
29. Be not forgetful of strangers (Heb 13:2)
30. Be not carried about with different strange doctrines (Heb 13:9)
Four Things to Believe—
1. The gospel (Mark 1:15)
2. God's existence (Heb 11:6)
3. On Jesus Christ (1 John 3:23)
4. God rewards diligent seeking (Heb 11:6)
One Thing Not to Believe—
1. Believe not every spirit (1 John 4:1)
Fourteen "Beware's"—
1. Beware of false prophets (Matt 7:15)
2. Beware of people (Matt 10:17)
3. Beware of leaven (doctrine) of Pharisees (Matt 16:6-12)
4. Beware of leaven (doctrine) of Herod (Mark 8:15)
5. Beware of hypocrisy (Luke 12:1)
6. Beware of covetousness (Luke 12:15)
7. Beware of scribes (Mark 12:38; Luke 20:46)
8. Beware of lest you despise God and perish (Acts 13:40-41)
9. Beware of dogs (false teachers, Phil 3:2; Isa 56:10)
10. Beware of evil workers (Phil 3:2)
11. Beware of the concision (Jews, Phil 3:2)
12. Beware of being spoiled through philosophy (Col 2:8)
13. Beware of being spoiled through vain deceit (Col 2:8)
14. Beware of backsliding (2 Pet 3:17)
Two Classes to Bless—
1. Those who curse you (Matt 5:44; Luke 6:28)
2. Persecutors (Rom 12:14)
Three Things to Cast Out or Away—
1. The beam out of own eyes (Matt 7:5; Luke 6:42)
2. Devils (Matt 10:8)
3. All your cares upon God (1 Pet 5:7)
One Thing Not to Cast Away—
Your confidence in God (Heb 10:35)
Five Things to Charge—
1. Men to be blameless (1 Tim 5:7)
2. The rich to be humble (1 Tim 6:17)
3. The rich to trust in God (1 Tim 6:17)
4. The rich to do good works (1 Tim 6:18)
5. The rich to lay hold on eternal life (1 Tim 6:19)
Two Classes to Comfort—
1. One another -- fellow Christians (1 Thess 4:18; 5:11)
2. The feeble-minded (1 Thess 5:14)
Five Things to Consider—
1. The ravens (Luke 12:24)
2. The lilies (Luke 12:27-28)
3. Truth (2 Tim 2:7)
4. That you are capable of falling (Gal 6:1)
5. Christ (Heb 3:1; Heb 12:3)
Three Things to Continue in—
1. Love (John 15:9)
2. Prayer (Rom 12:12; Col 4:2)
3. Truth (2 Tim 3:14)
Two Things to Covet—
1. The best gifts (1 Cor 12:31)
2. To prophesy (1 Cor 14:39); cp. things not to covet (Ex 20:17; Dt 5:21)
Ten "Do's"—
1. Do good to them that hate you (Matt 5:44; Luke 6:27)
2. Do to others what you expect of them (Matt 7:12; Luke 6:31)
3. Do violence to no man (Luke 3:14)
4. Do good (Luke 6:35; Rom 13:3)
5. Do this (put God first) and live (Luke 10:28)
6. Do all to God's glory (1 Cor 10:31; Col 3:17,23)
7. Do all things without murmuring and disputing (Phil 2:14)
8. Do those things which were seen and heard in me (Paul, Phil 4:9)
9. Do your own business ( 1 Thess 4:11)
10. Do the work of an evangelist (2 Tim 4:5)
Ten "Do Not's"—
1. Do not alms before people (Matt 6:1)
2. Do not sound trumpet before you when giving alms (Matt 6:2)
3. Do not do works of Pharisees (Matt 23:3-33)
4. Do not love in word only (1John 3:18)
5. Do not give heed to fables (1 Tim 1:4)
6. Do not give heed to genealogies (1 Tim 1:4)
7. Do not err (James 1:16)
8. Do not commit adultery (James 2:11)
9. Do not kill (James 2:11)
10. Do not fashion self according to former lusts (1 Pet 1:14)
Two Things to Endure—
1. Hardness (2 Tim 2:3)
2. Sufferings (2 Tim 4:5)
Whom to Fear—
God (Matt 10:28; Luke 12:5; 1 Pet 2:17; Rev 14:7)
Three Things Not to Fear—
1. Man (Matt 10:28; Luke 12:5)
2. Persecutors (Matt 10:26)
3. No lack of provision (Matt 10:31; Mark 6:8-9; Luke 12:7)
Five Things to Feed—
1. Enemies (Rom 12:20)
2. Lambs (John 21:15)
3. Sheep (John 21:16,17)
4. Flock of God (1 Pet 5:2)
5. The church (Acts 20:28)
Four Things to Flee From—
1. Fornication (1 Cor 6:18)
2. Idolatry (1 Cor 10:14)
3. Hurtful lusts (1 Tim 6:9-11)
4. Youthful lusts (2 Tim 2:22)
Ten Things to Follow—
1. Christ (Matt 4:19; 8:22; 16:24; Mark 8:34; 10:21; Luke 9:23; John 21:19)
2. Love (1 Cor 14:1; 1 Tim 6:11; 2 Tim 2:22)
3. Good (1 Thess 5:15; 3 John 1:11)
4. Righteousness (1 Tim 6:11; 2 Tim 2:22)
5. Godliness (1 Tim 6:11)
6. Faith (1 Tim 6:11; 2 Tim 2:22)
7. Patience (1 Tim 6:11)
8. Meekness (1 Tim 6:11)
9. Peace (2 Tim 2:22; Heb 12:14)
10. Holiness (Heb 12:14)
Seven Things About Giving—
1. Commanded: Give (Luke 6:38)
2. Whom to Give to:
(1) Him that asks (Matt 5:42; Luke 6:30)
(2) Needy saints (Rom 12:13)
(3) God (Col 3:17; Rev 14:7)
3. Whom not to Give to:
(1) Give not holy things to rebels (Matt 7:6)
(2) Give no place to Satan (Eph 4:27)
4. What to Give:
(1) Holy things (Matt 7:6; 10:8)
(2) Give thanks (Eph 5:20; Phil 4:6; Col 3:17; 1 Thess 5:18)
(3) Give time to reading, exhortation, doctrine (1 Tim 4:13)
(4) Give self wholly (1 Tim 4:15)
(5) Give glory to God (Rev 14:7)
5. What not to Give:
(1) Give no offense (1 Cor 10:32)
(2) Give no heed of fables and commandments of human beings (Titus 1:14)
6. How to Give:
(1) Freely (Matt 10:8; 2 Cor 9:6)
(2) Good measure (Luke 6:38)
(3) As God has prospered (1 Cor 16:2)
(4) Willingly (2 Cor 8:12)
(5) With purpose (2 Cor 9:7)
(6) Cheerfully (2 Cor 9:7)
7. Blessings promised for Giving:
(1) Returns on the basis of giving (Luke 6:38; 2 Cor 9:6)
(2) Reward (Matt 10:42)
(3) All grace abounding (2 Cor 9:8)
(4) All sufficiency (2 Cor 9:8)
(5) Eternal righteousness (2 Cor 9:9)
(6) Increased fruits (2 Cor 9:10)
(7) Enrichment in all things (2 Cor 9:11)
Five "Go's"—
1. Go two miles (Matt 5:41)
2. Go teach (Matt 28:19-20)
3. Go preach (Mark 16:15)
4. Go not from house to house (Luke 10:7)
5. Go and do likewise (Luke 10:37)
Seven "Have's"—
1. Have faith (Mark. 11:22; Rom 14:22-23)
2. Have no fellowship with darkness (Eph 5:11)
3. Have no respect of persons (1 Tim 5:21; James 2:1-10)
4. Have honest conversation (1 Pet 2:12)
5. Have compassion (1 Pet 3:8; Jude 1:22)
6. Have a good conscience (1 Pet 3:16)
7. Have fervent love (1 Pet 4:8)
Fourteen "Hold's"—
1. Hold forth Word of life (Phil 2:16)
2. Hold fast to the good (1 Thess 5:21)
3. Hold Christian traditions (1 Tim 1:19; 3:9)
4. Hold faith (1 Tim 1:19)
5. Hold a good conscience (1 Tim 1:19)
6. Hold fast sound doctrine (2 Tim. 1:13)
7. Hold fast till Christ comes (Rev 2:25)
8. Hold fast what you have (Rev 3:11)
9. Hold your crown (Rev 3:11)
10. Hold reputation of ministers (Phil 2:29)
11. Hold eternal life (1 Tim 6:12,19)
12. Hold hope (Heb 6:18)
13. Hold confidence (Heb 3:6,14)
14. Hold what is heard and received (Rev 3:3)
Six Classes to Honor—
1. Fathers (Luke 18:20; Eph 6:2)
2. Mothers (Matt 19:19; Mark. 10:19)
3. Others (Rom 12:10)
4. Widows indeed (1 Tim 5:3)
5. All people (1 Pet 2:17)
6. Kings -- rulers (1 Pet 2:17)
Seven Things to Keep—
1. Keep commandments (Matt 19:17; John 14:15)
2. Keep no company with the 6 classes of professed Christians of (1 Cor 5:11)
3. Keep yourself pure (1 Tim 5:22)
4. Keep the gospel commandments until Christ comes (1 Tim 6:14)
5. Keep the good entrusted you (2 Tim. 1:14)
6. Keep yourself from idols (1 John 5:21)
7. Keep yourself in God's love (Jude 1:21)
Six Things to Lay Aside—
1. Wickedness (James 1:21)
2. All malice (1 Pet 2:1)
3. All guile (1 Pet 2:1)
4. All hypocrisies (1 Pet 2:1)
5. All envies (1 Pet 2:1)
6. All evil speaking's (1 Pet 2:1)
One Hundred "Let's"—
1. Let your light shine (Matt 5:16; Luke 12:35)
2. Let your conversation be yea, nay (Matt 5:37; James 5:12)
3. Let your enemy have your cloak (Matt 5:40; Luke 6:29)
4. Let blind leaders alone (Matt 15:14)
5. Let everyone deny themselves (Matt 16:24; Mark. 8:34; Luke 9:23)
6. Let him take up cross (Matt 16:24; Mark. 8:34; 10:21; Luke 9:23)
7. Let him hear (Mark. 4:23; Luke 14:35)
8. Let him share with the needy (Luke 3:11)
9. Let your loins be girded (Luke 12:35)
10. Let everyone take your purse and script (Luke 22:36)
11. Let him sell his garment, buy sword (Luke 22:36)
12. Let your love be genuine (Rom 12:9)
13. Let everyone obey the civil laws (Rom 13:1)
14. Let everyone choose his own sabbath day (Rom 14:5-7; Col 2:14-17)
15. Let everyone take heed how he builds upon Christ (1 Cor 3:10)
16. Let no man deceive himself (1 Cor 3:18)
17. Let every man have his own wife (1 Cor 7:2)
18. Let every woman her own husband (1 Cor 7:2)
19. Let spouses satisfy each other in sexual relations (1 Cor 7:4-5)
20. Let them who cannot restrain marry (1 Cor 7:9)
21. Let husbands & wives remain unmarried if they separate or, be reconciled (1 Cor 7:11)
22. Let the unbelieving ones depart who refuse to remain (1 Cor 7:15)
23. Let every man abide in his calling (1 Cor 7:17-24)
24. Let no one seek to erase circumcision (1 Cor 7:18)
25. Let no one be circumcised (as a religious rite, 1 Cor 7:18)
26. Let a father give his daughter in marriage if she desires it (1 Cor 7:36-38)
27. Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall (1 Cor 10:12)
28. Let no man seek wealth selfishly (1 Cor 10:24)
29. Let the woman cut her hair if her head is uncovered (1 Cor 11:6)
30. Let the woman wear a covering if cutting and shaving the hair be a shame (1 Cor 11:6)
31. Let everyone examine self when taking the Lord's Supper (1 Cor 11:28)
32. Let the hungry eat at home, not at the Lord's Supper (1 Cor 11:34)
33. Let the speaker in tongues pray for the interpretation (1 Cor 14:13)
34. Let all things be done to edifying (1 Cor 14:26)
35. Let no more than 3 messages in tongues be given in one service (1 Cor 14:27)
36. Let one interpret (1 Cor 14:27)
37. Let the mind of Christ be in you (Phil 2:5)
38. Let your moderation be known (Phil 4:5)
39. Let your requests be known to God (Phil 4:6)
40. Let no one judge you with regard to meats, drinks, holy days, new moons, and sabbath days Col 2:14-17; Rom 14:5-7)
41. Let no one rob you of your reward by some vain religion (Col 2:18)
42. Let peace rule the heart (Col 3:15)
43. Let the Word dwell in you (Col 3:16)
44. Let speech be with grace (Col 4:6)
45. Let no one deceive you about the day of Christ being at hand (2 Thess 2:3)
46. Let no man despise youth (1 Tim 4:12)
47. Let the speaker in tongues keep silent in church speaking to himself and God if no interpreter present (1 Cor 14:28)
48. Let the prophets speak two or three messages and let others judge (1 Cor 14:29)
49. Let times be shared in revelation (1 Cor 14:30)
50. Let women learn quietly in church or at home (1 Cor 14:34-35; 1 Tim 2:11)
51. Let everyone acknowledge regulation of spiritual gifts to be Commandments of God (1 Cor 14:37)
52. Let rebels to truth remain ignorant (1 Cor 14:38)
53. Let all things be done in decent order (1 Cor 16:2)
54. Let everyone give as God prospers (1 Cor 16:2)
55. Let all things be done in love (1 Cor 16:14)
56. Let everyone give cheerfully (2 Cor 9:7)
57. Let rebels to truth be accursed (1 Cor 16:22; Gal 1:8-9)
58. Let everyone prove their own work (Gal 6:4)
59. Let those taught support the teacher (Gal 6:6)
60. Let the thief steal no more (Eph 4:28)
61. Let the thief labor instead of stealing to have to give to others (Eph 4:28)
62. Let no corrupt conversation come from your mouth (Eph 4:29)
63. Let bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, evil speaking, and malice be put away (Eph 4:31)
64. Let no man deceive you with vain words (Eph 5:6)
65. Let the wives be subject to their husbands (Eph 5:22,24; Col 3:18; 1 Pet 3:1-6)
66. Let the husbands love their wives (Eph 5:25,28,33; Col 3:19; 1 Pet 3:7)
67. Let the wives reverence their husbands (Eph 5:33)
68. Let your conversation (behavior) be becoming of the gospel (Phil 1:27)
69. Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory (Phil 2:3)
70. Let each esteem other better than himself (Phil 2:3)
71. Let worthy elders be doubly honored (paid) (1 Tim 5:17)
72. Let servants honor masters (1 Tim 6:1)
73. Let masters respect servants (1 Tim 6:2)
74. Let every Christian depart from iniquity (2 Tim 2:19)
75. Let no man despise you (Titus 2:15)
76. Let brotherly love continue (Heb 13:1)
77. Let conversation be without covetousness (Heb 13:5)
78. Let patience work perfectly (James 1:4)
79. Let one who lacks, ask for wisdom (James 1:5)
80. Let him ask in faith (James 1:6)
81. Let the exalted rejoice (James 1:9)
82. Let the humble rejoice (James 1:10)
83. Let no man lay temptation to God (James 1:13)
84. Let everyone be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath (James 1:19)
85. Let the wise demonstrate wisdom and knowledge (James 3:13)
86. Let the light-hearted sinners become remorseful (James 4:9)
87. Let the afflicted pray (James 5:13)
88. Let the merry sing psalms (James 5:13)
89. Let the sick call elders (James 5:14)
90. Let elders pray for sick, anointing with oil (James 5:14-15; cp. Mark. 6:13)
91. Let adorning be more inward than outward (1 Pet 3:3-4; 1 Tim 2:9-10)
92. Let everyone refrain tongue from evil, and lips from guile (1 Pet 3:10)
93. Let everyone shun evil, do good, seek peace and pursue it (1 Pet 3:11)
94. Let ministers speak for God (1 Pet 4:11)
95. Let no one suffer as a murderer, thief, evil doer, or busybody (1 Pet 4:15)
96. Let no one be ashamed to suffer as a Christian, but be thankful (1 Pet 4:16)
97. Let Christian sufferers commit their souls to God (1 Pet 4:19)
98. Let eternal life abide in you (1 John 2:24-25)
99. Let no man deceive you about being righteous (1 John 3:7)
100. Let him that hath an ear, hear (Rev 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22)
Twelve "Let Not's"—
1. Let not your left hand know what the right hand does (Matt 6:3)
2. Let not man sever those who are married (Matt 19:6)
3. Let not good be evil spoken of (Rom 14:16)
4. Let not sin reign in the body (Rom 6:12)
5. Let not him that eat despise him that does not (Rom 14:3)
6. Let not him that eat not judge him that does (Rom 14:3)
7. Let not the wife depart from her husband (1 Cor 7:10)
8. Let not the husband put away his wife (1 Cor 7:11)
9. Let not the Christian put away the unsaved companion who wishes to remain (1 Cor 7:12-13)
10. Let not the sun go down on wrath (Eph 4:26)
11. Let not fornication, uncleanness, covetousness, filthiness, foolish talking, and jesting be mentioned among you as become saints (Eph 5:3-4)
12. Let not unworthy widows be supported by the church (1 Tim 5:9-16)
Forty-Two "Let us's"—
1. Let us walk honestly (Rom 13:12)
2. Let us cast off works of darkness (Rom 13:12)
3. Let us put on armor of light (Rom 13:12)
4. Let us follow things of peace (Rom 14:9)
5. Let us follow things that edify (Rom 14:19)
6. Let us please neighbor for good (Rom 15:2-3)
7. Let us be sincere (1 Cor 5:8)
8. Let us not commit fornication (1 Cor 10:2-3)
9. Let us not tempt Christ (1 Cor 10:9)
10. Let us not murmur (1 Cor 10:10)
11. Let us cleanse ourselves from the filthiness of body and spirit (2 Cor 7:1)
12. Let us perfect holiness (2 Cor 7:1)
13. Let us walk in the Spirit (Gal 5:25)
14. Let us not desire vain glory (Gal 5:26)
15. Let us not provoke one another (Gal 5:26)
16. Let us not envy one another (Gal 5:26)
17. Let us not be weary in well doing (Gal 6:9)
18. Let us do good to all people (Gal 6:10)
19. Let us do good especially to fellow Christians (Gal 6:10)
20. Let us who are mature press forward toward the mark (Phil 3:14-15)
21. Let us walk by the same rule (Phil 3:16)
22. Let us mind the same thing (Phil 3:16)
23. Let us not sleep spiritually (1 Thess 5:6)
24. Let us watch and be sober (1 Thess 5:6-8)
25. Let us be content with food and raiment (1 Tim 6:8)
26. Let us fear losing the soul (Heb 4:1-2)
27. Let us labor to be saved (Heb 4:11)
28. Let us hold fast our profession (Heb 10:23)
29. Let us come boldly to the throne of grace (Heb 4:16; 10:19-23)
30. Let us go on to perfection (Heb 6:1)
31. Let us draw near to God (Heb 10:22)
32. Let us provoke to love and good works (Heb 10:24)
33. Let us not forsake assembling together in worship (Heb 10:25)
34. Let us exhort one another (Heb 10:25)
35. Let us lay aside every weight (Heb 12:1)
36. Let us lay aside besetting sin (Heb 12:1)
37. Let us run race with patience (Heb 12:1)
38. Let us look to Jesus (Heb 12:2)
39. Let us have grace to serve God (Heb 12:28)
40. Let us bear Christ's reproach (Heb 13:13)
41. Let us offer our sacrifice of praise to God continually (Heb 13:15)
42. Let us love one another (1 John 4:7,11)
Eight "Let Us Not's"—
1. Let us not walk in rioting (Rom 13:13)
2. Let us not walk in drunkenness (Rom 13:13)
3. Let us not walk in chambering (Rom 13:13)
4. Let us not walk in wantonness (Rom 13:13)
5. Let us not walk in strife (Rom 13:13)
6. Let us not walk in envying (Rom 13:13)
7. Let us not judge one another in doubtful things (Rom 14:13)
8. Let us not cause others to stumble (Rom 14:13)
Three Ways to Live—
1. Live peacefully (Rom 12:18; 2 Cor 13:11)
2. Live free from anxiety and undue care (1 Cor 7:28-35)
3. Live no longer in lusts of sin (1 Pet 4:2)
Four Commands to "Love"—
1. Love your enemies (Matt 5:44; Luke 6:27,35)
2. Love your fellow Christians (John 13:34; 15:12,17; Gal 5:14; 1 Pet 2:17; 1 John 3:23; 2 John 1:5)
3. Love the brotherhood (1 Pet 2:17)
4. Love your brother (1 John 4:21)
Two Things Not to Love—
1. The world (1 John 2:15)
2. Things in the world (1 John 2:15)
Three Ways to Love—
1. Fervently (1 Pet 2:22)
2. With a pure heart (1 Pet 2:22)
3. As brethren (1 Pet 3:8)
One Person to Pray to—
Pray to thy Father (Matt 6:6; Matt 9; John 16:23-26)
Three Things to Pray for—
1. Your persecutors (Matt 5:44; Luke 6:28)
2. For laborers (Matt 9:38; Luke 10:2)
3. For one another (James 5:16)
Two Ways Not to Pray—
1. Use not vain repetitions like the heathen (Matt 6:7)
2. Do not pray as hypocrites (Matt 6:5)
Three Ways to Pray—
1. After this manner pray (Matt 6:9-13)
2. Ask, seek, knock (Matt 7:7-11)
3. Pray in the Spirit (Jude 1:20)
Four Things to Prove—
1. Prove yourself (2 Cor 13:5)
2. Prove what is acceptable to God (Eph 5:10)
3. Prove all things (1 Thess 5:21)
4. Prove accusations against elders (1 Tim 5:19)
Eight "Put Away's"—
1. Put away wicked people from the congregation (1 Cor 5:13)
2. Put away lying (Eph 4:25)
3. Put away all bitterness (Eph 4:31)
4. Put away wrath (Eph 4:31)
5. Put away anger (Eph 4:31)
6. Put away clamor (Eph 4:31)
7. Put away evil speaking (Eph 4:31)
8. Put away all malice (Eph 4:31)
Six "Put Off's"—
1. Put off the old man (Eph 4:22; Col 3:9)
2. Put off anger (Col 3:8)
3. Put off wrath (Col 3:8)
4. Put off malice (Col 3:8)
5. Put off blasphemy (Col 3:8)
6. Put off filthy conversation (Col 3:8)
Twelve "Put On's"—
1. Put on Christ (Rom 13:14)
2. Put on the armor of light (Rom 13:12)
3. Put on the new man (Eph 4:24; Col 3:10)
4. Put on the whole armor of God (Eph 6:11,13)
5. Put on the bowels of mercy (Col 3:12)
6. Put on kindness (Col 3:12)
7. Put on humility (Col 3:12)
8. Put on meekness (Col 3:12)
9. Put on longsuffering (Col 3:13)
10. Put on love (Col 3:14)
11. Put on the breastplate of faith and love (1 Thess 5:8)
12. Put on the hope of salvation (1 Thess 5:8)
One Class Not to Rebuke—
Elders (1 Tim 5:1)
Three Things to Rebuke—
1. Certain sinners (1 Tim 5:20)
2. Rebels (Titus 1:13)
3. Works of darkness (Eph 5:11)
Two Ways to Rebuke—
1. With all authority (Titus 2:15)
2. With all longsuffering (2 Tim 4:2)
Two Commands to Rejoice—
1. Rejoice (Matt 5:12; Rom 15:10)
2. Rejoice evermore (1 Thess 5:16)
Four Things to Rejoice In:
1. Hope (Rom 12:12)
2. Blessings of others (Rom 12:15)
3. The Lord (Phil 3:1; 4:4)
4. Suffering for Christ (1 Pet 4:13)
Five Things to Remember—
1. What you are saved from (Eph 2:11-12)
2. Those who suffer (Heb 13:3)
3. Those who lead you (Heb 13:7)
4. Truth (Jude 1:17-18; Rev 3:3)
5. Backsliding, and repent (Rev 2:5)
Four Things to Seek—
1. God's kingdom first (Matt 6:33; Luke 12:31)
2. God in prayer (Matt 7:7)
3. To edify the church (1 Cor 14:12)
4. Things above (Col 3:1)
One Command to Stand Fast—
1. Stand fast, and hold Christian traditions (2 Thess 2:15)
Three Things to Stand Fast with—
1. Loins girt about with truth
2. Breastplate of righteousness
3. Feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace (Eph 6:14-15)
Five Things to Stand In—
1. Faith (1 Cor 16:13)
2. Liberty (Gal 5:1)
3. One spirit (Phil 1:27)
4. One mind (Phil 1:27)
5. The Lord (Phil 4:1)
Eight Things to Think On—
1. Things about your true self (Rom 12:3; 1 Cor 3:18)
2. Things true
3. Things honest
4. Things just
5. Things pure
6. Things lovely
7. Things of good report
8. Things of virtue (Phil 4:8)
One Way to Think—
Think soberly (Rom 12:3)
Five Commands to "Submit"—
1. Submit one to another (Eph 5:21)
2. Submit to God (James 4:7)
3. Submit to every ordinance of man (1 Pet 2:13-14; Rom 13:1-8)
4. Younger ones are to submit to their elders (1 Pet 5:5)
5. Wives must submit to their husbands (Eph 5:22; Col 3:18; 1 Pet 3:1-6)
Twelve "Take's"—
1. Take no anxious thought for necessities of life (Matt 6:25,31; Luke 12:22-30)
2. Take no anxious thought of tomorrow (Matt 6:34)
3. Take no anxious thought of defense (Matt 10:19; Mark 13:9-11; Luke 12:11-12; 21:14)
4. Take my yoke upon you (Matt 11:29)
5. Take advantage of freedom (1 Cor 7:21)
6. Take the Lord's Supper in remembrance of Christ (1 Cor 11:24-26)
7. Take the shield of faith (Eph 6:16)
8. Take the helmet of salvation (Eph 6:17)
9. Take the sword of the Spirit (Eph 6:17)
10. Take oversight of the flock willingly (1 Pet 5:2)
11. Take oversight of the flock without thought of personal gain (1 Pet 5:2)
12. Take a humble seat (Luke 14:8)
Eighteen "Take Heed's"—
1. Take heed that you do not alms to be seen by people (Matt 6:1)
2. Take heed not to despise little ones (Matt 18:10)
3. Take heed not to be deceived (Matt 24:4; Mark 13:5; Luke 21:8)
4. Take heed what you hear (Mark 4:24)
5. Take heed how you hear (Luke 8:18)
6. Take heed to walk in the light (Luke 11:35)
7. Take heed to rebuke and forgive (Luke 17:3)
8. Take heed not to get drunk (Luke 21:34)
9. Take heed not to surfeit (Luke 21:34)
10. Take heed not to be overcome with cares (Luke 21:34)
11. Take heed to yourselves (Matt 13:9; Luke 17:3; Luke 21:34; Acts 20:28)
12. Take heed to the flock of God (Acts 20:28)
13. Take heed lest you misuse your liberty (1 Cor 8:9; Rev 5:13)
14. Take heed lest you fall (1 Cor 10:12; Rom 11:21)
15. Take heed to your ministry (Col 4:17)
16. Take heed that you destroy not one another (Gal 5:15)
17. Take heed to yourself and your doctrine (1 Tim 4:16)
18. Take heed not to backslide (Heb 3:12)
Four "Thou Shalt's"—
1. Thou shalt worship God only (Matt 4:10; Luke 4:8)
2. Thou shalt serve God only (Matt 4:10; Luke 4:8)
3. Thou shalt love neighbors as yourself (Matt 5:43; 19:19; 22:39; Mark 12:31; Luke 10:27; Rom 13:9; Gal 5:14)
4. Thou shalt love God wholeheartedly (Matt 22:37; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27)
Eight "Thou Shalt Not's"—
1. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord (Matt 4:7; Luke 4:12)
2. Thou shalt not kill (Matt 5:21; 19:18; Mark 10:19; Luke 18:20; Rom 13:9)
3. Thou shalt not commit adultery (Matt 5:27-28; 19:18; Luke 18:20; Rom 13:9)
4. Thou shalt not pray to be seen by people (Matt 6:5)
5. Thou shalt not steal (Matt 19:18; Mark 10:19; Luke 18:20; Rom 13:9)
6. Thou shalt not bear false witness (Matt 19:18; Mark 10:19; Luke 18:20; Rom 13:9)
7. Thou shalt not covet (Rom 13:9)
8. Thou shalt not muzzle the ox treading corn (1 Cor 9:9; 1 Tim 5:18)
Two Ways Not to Walk—
1. As Sinners (Eph 4:17)
2. As fools (Eph 5:15)
Seven Things to Walk In—
1. The Spirit (Gal 5:16)
2. Love (Eph 5:2)
3. The light (Eph 5:8-9; 1 John 1:7)
4. Watchfulness (Eph 6:18)
5. Christ (Col 2:6-7; 2 Cor 5:17)
6. Wisdom (Col 4:5)
7. Honesty (1 Thess 4:12)
200 Miscellaneous Commands—
1. Abhor what is evil (Rom 12:9)
2. A Bishop must be (see characteristics of, 1 Tim 3:2-7; Titus 1:6-9)
3. Abide in Christ (John 15:4)
4. Abide with worthy ones (Matt 10:11-13; Mark 6:10; Luke 9:4; 10:5-8)
5. Accuse none falsely (Luke 3:14)
6. Add to Christian graces
7. Admit your own unprofitableness (Luke 17:10)
8. Admonish one another (Col 3:16)
9. Admonish the unruly (2 Thess 3:15)
10. Agree with your adversary (Matt 5:25)
11. Allow no liberty to ensnare you to commit sin (1 Cor 10:25-30)
12. Allow no lust of evil in the your body (1 Thess 4:5)
13. Allow no cursing and blessing from the same mouth (James 3:10)
14. Anoint your head and wash face when fasting (Matt 6:17)
15. Arm your self with a mind to suffer for Christ (1 Pet 4:1)
16. Avenge not yourself (Rom 12:19)
17. Awake from death to light (Eph 5:14)
18. Bear one another's burdens (Gal 6:2)
19. Behave like men (1 Cor 16:13)
20. Bid no false teacher "Godspeed" (2 John 1:10-11)
21. Bring proof of your repentance (Matt 3:8; Luke 3:8)
22. Bring your children up in the Lord (Eph 6:4)
23. Build up your faith (Jude 1:20)
24. Call the poor to your feast (Luke 14:13)
25. Children, obey your parents (Eph 6:1; Col 3:20)
26. Cleanse the lepers (Matt 10:8)
27. Cleanse your hands you sinners (James 4:8)
28. Cleave to good (Rom 12:9)
29. Collect just dues only (Luke 3:13)
30. Come out from among them (2 Cor 6:17)
31. Command and teach these things (1 Tim 4:11; 6:2)
32. Commit the truth to faithful teachers (2 Tim 2:2)
33. Confess your faults one to another (James 5:16)
34. Count it joy when you are tempted (James 1:2)
35. Cut off offending members (Matt 5:29-30; 18:8,9)
36. Deacons must be (see 1 Tim 3:8-12)
37. Defraud not (Mark 10:19)
38. Desire spiritual gifts (1 Cor 14:1)
39. Desire the milk of the Word (1 Pet 2:2)
40. Despise not prophesy (1 Thess 5:20)
41. Destroy none with non-essentials (Rom 14:15; 1 Cor 8:13)
42. Draw near to God (James 4:8)
43. Eat your own bread in quietness (2 Thess 3:12)
44. Earnestly contend for faith (Jude 1:3)
45. Edify yourselves with singing (Eph 5:19)
46. Edify one another (1 Thess 5:11)
47. Enter the straight (narrow) gate (Matt 7:13; Luke 13:24)
48. Examine yourself as to faith (2 Cor 13:5)
49. Exercise in godliness (1 Tim 4:7-8)
50. Exhort servants to obey (Titus 2:9-10)
51. Exhort one another daily (Heb 3:13)
52. Fear not (Luke 12:32)
53. Fight the good fight of faith (1 Tim 6:12)
54. Follow peace and holiness (Heb 12:14)
55. Forbear one another (Col 3:13)
56. Forbid not children (Matt 19:14; Mark 10:14; Luke 18:16)
57. Forbid not tongues (1 Cor 14:39)
58. Forget not to share (Heb 13:16)
59. Forgive 490 times (Matt 18:22)
60. Forgive (Matt 11:25-26; Luke 6:37; Eph 4:32; Col 3:13)
61. Fret not in servitude (2 Cor 7:21)
62. Gird up loins of mind (1 Pet 1:13)
63. Give place to wrath (Rom 12:19)
64. Give your enemy a drink of water (Rom 12:20)
65. Give no occasion to the adversary (1 Tim 5:14)
66. Glorify God in your body and spirit (2 Cor 6:20; Rom 12:1-2)
67. Grieve not the Holy Spirit (Eph 4:30)
68. Grow in grace and knowledge (2 Pet 3:18)
69. Grudge not against another (James 5:9)
70. Harden not your hearts (Heb 3:8-15)
71. Hate flesh-spotted garments (Jude 1:23)
72. Have no respect of persons (partiality, prejudice) (1 Tim 5:21)
73. Have the same love (Phil 2:2)
74. Have no fellowship with works of darkness (Eph 5:11)
75. Heal the sick (Matt 10:8; Luke 10:9)
76. Help propagate truth (3 John 1:8)
77. Humble yourselves (James 4:10; 1 Pet 5:6)
78. Husbands, love your wives (Eph 5:25,28; Col 3:19; 1 Pet 3:7)
79. Husbands, be not bitter against your wives (Col 3:19)
80. Instruct rebels in meekness (2 Tim 2:25)
81. Entreat others according to (1 Tim 5:1-2)
82. Judge not (Matt 7:1; Luke 6:37)
83. Have faith before God for things not condemned in Scripture (Rom 14:22-23)
84. Know how to control your body (1 Thess 4:4)
85. Lay not up your treasures on earth (Matt 6:19)
86. Lay up your treasures in heaven (Matt 6:20; Luke 12:33-34)
87. Lay hold on eternal life (1 Tim 6:12)
88. Leave your parents and cleave to your wife (Matt 19:5; Mark 10:7; Eph 5:31)
89. Lend, hoping for nothing back (Luke 6:35)
90. Lie not (Col 3:9)
91. Lift up hands that hang down (Heb 12:12)
92. Look not everyone on your own things only (Phil 2:4)
93. Look diligently not to fail of grace (Heb 12:15)
94. Look diligently lest any root of bitterness defile (Heb 12:15)
95. Look diligently lest any be a fornicator (Heb 12:16-17)
96. Look to yourselves not to lose reward (2 John 1:8)
97. Look for mercy unto eternal life (Jude 1:21)
98. Lust not after evil things (1 Cor 10:6)
99. Make a tree good or corrupt (Matt 12:33)
100. Make no provision for lusts (Rom 13:14)
101. Make full proof of ministry (2 Tim 4:5)
102. Make straight paths (Heb 12:13)
103. Mark troublemakers (Rom 16:17; Phil 3:17)
104. Mark the unruly (2 Thess 3:14)
105. Marvel not if you are hated by the world (1 John 3:13)
106. Masters, be good to servants (Eph 5:9; Col 4:1)
107. Meditate upon things of (1 Tim 4:15)
108. Mind not the high things (Rom 12:16)
109. Minister as good stewards (1 Pet 4:10)
110. Mortify offending physical members (Col 3:5; Rom 8:12-13)
111. Neither be of doubtful mind (Luke 12:29)
112. No man is to defraud his brother (1 Thess 4:6)
113. Neglect not spiritual gifts (1 Tim 4:14; 2 Tim 1:6)
114. Obey your leaders (Heb 13:17)
115. Offer the other cheek (Matt 5:39; Luke 6:29)
116. Ordain no one in a hurry (1 Tim 5:22)
117. Owe nothing but love (Rom 13:8)
118. Overcome evil with good (Rom 12:21)
119. Pass the time in fear (1 Pet 1:17)
120. Pay your taxes (Rom 13:6)
121. Pay just dues (Rom 13:7)
122. Praise the Lord (Rom 15:11)
123. Preach (Matt 10:7,27; Mark 16:15; 2 Tim 4:2)
124. Present your body to God (Rom 12:1)
125. Provide things honestly (Rom 12:17)
126. Provoke not your children to wrath (Eph 6:4; Col 3:21)
127. Purge out the old leaven (evil influence) (1 Cor 5:7)
128. Purify your hearts of doubt (James 4:8)
129. Put others in remembrance of the essentials (2 Tim 2:14)
130. Quench not the Spirit (1 Thess 5:19)
131. Raise the dead (Matt 10:8)
132. Receive (accept) weak brethren (Rom 14:1)
133. Receive one another (Ro. 15:7)
134. Receive the Word with meekness (James 1:21)
135. Reckon yourself as dead to sin (Rom 6:11)
136. Reckon yourself as alive to God (Rom 6:11)
137. Recognize the truth (1 Cor 10:15)
138. Redeem the time (Eph 5:16; Col 4:5)
139. Reject heretics (Titus 3:10)
140. Refuse to support young widows from church funds (1 Tim 5:11)
141. Remind people of the seven things of (Titus 3:1-2)
142. Render no evil for evil (1 Pet 3:9; Rom 12:17)
143. Repent (Matt 3:2; 4:17; Mark 1:15; Acts 2:38; 3:19; Rev 2:16; Rev 3:19)
144. Resist not evil (Matt 5:38-39)
145. Resist the devil (James 4:7; 1 Pet 5:9)
146. Restore backslider in meekness, considering your own life (Gal 6:1)
147. Run to obtain (1 Cor 9:24)
148. Salute none by the way (Luke 10:4)
149. Salute your leaders (Heb 13:24)
150. Sanctify God in your heart (1 Pet 3:15)
151. Save some with fear (Jude 1:23)
152. Search the Scriptures (John 5:39)
153. Seek not eats and drinks (Luke 12:29)
154. Sell to help the needy (Luke 12:33)
155. Serve the Lord (Rom 12:1)
156. Servants, obey masters (Eph 6:5-8; Col. 3:22-25; 1 Pet 2:18)
157. Set the least to judge (1 Cor 6:4)
158. Set your affections above (Col 3:2)
159. Shake off the dust of your feet (Matt 10:14; Mark 6:11; Luke 9:5; Luke 10:10-11)
160. Show charity to other ministers (Luke 9:49-50)
161. Show yourself as a pattern (Titus 2:7)
162. Show fourthings of (Titus 2:7-8)
163. Sin not (1 Cor 15:34)
164. Sing with grace in heart (Col 3:16)
165. Shun vain babbling's (2 Tim 2:16)
166. Speak and do things in view of the Judgment Day (James 2:12)
167. Speak truth (Eph 4:25)
168. Speak sound doctrine (Titus 2:1)
169. Speak no evil of your brethren (James 4:11)
170. Establish your hearts (James 5:8)
171. Strengthen your feeble knees (Heb 12:12)
172. Strive together for the gospel faith (Phil 1:27)
173. Study to be quiet (1 Thess 4:11)
174. Study (be diligent) to show yourself approved (2 Tim 2:15)
175. Support the weak (1 Thess 5:14)
176. See that no one renders evil for evil (1 Thess 5:15)
177. Swear not (James 5:12; Matt 5:33-36)
178. Tarry one for another (1 Cor 11:33)
179. Tarry for power (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8)
180. Teach one another (Col 3:16)
181. Teach no other doctrine that the truth (1 Tim 1:3)
182. Tell your brother his fault alone first (Matt 18:15-17)
183. Trust God for your needs as you work (Matt 10:9; Luke 9:3; Luke 10:4)
184. Understand the will of God (Eph 5:17)
185. Use not your liberty as an occasion to sin (Gal 5:13; 1 Pet 1:16)
186. Use hospitality without grudging (1 Pet 4:9)
187. Warn the unruly (1 Thess 5:14)
188. Watch and pray (Matt 24:42; 25:13; Mark 13:33,35; Mark 14:38; Luke 21:36; Eph 6:18: Col 4:2)
189. Watch in all things (2 Tim 4:5; 1 Cor 16:13)
190. Weep with others (Rom 12:15)
191. Withdraw from disorderly brethren (2 Thess 3:6,14)
192. Withdraw from evil people (1 Tim 6:3-6)
193. Wives of deacons must be (1 Tim 3:11)
194. Wives, submit to your husbands (Eph 5:22; Col 3:18; 1 Pet 3:1-6)
195. Work with your own hands (1 Thess 4:11)
196. Work, or do not eat (2 Thess 3:10-11)
197. Work out own salvation (Phil 2:12)
198. Yield not your members to sin (Rom 6:13)
199. Yield yourself to God (Rom 6:13)
200. Yield your members to righteousness (Rom 6:13)

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup agave syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 cups chocolate chips

Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine butter, agave, vanilla, and eggs. Stir to combine, then add pumpkin puree. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, then stir in chocolate chips. Drop a third to half the batter on a sheet of plastic wrap, and form into a log. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Preheat oven to 375°. Slice refrigerated log into cookies, and bake on a greased cookie sheet for 12-14 minutes. Yield 36 cookies. The dough freezes well, so you don’t have to bake it all at once.





'I'll just give this a lick and a promise,' my mother said as she quickly mopped up a spill on the floor without moving any of the furniture.

'What is that supposed to mean,' I asked as in my young mind I envisioned someone licking the floor with his or her tongue.

'It means that I'm in a hurry and I'm busy canning tomatoes so I am going to just give it a lick with the mop and promise to come back and do the job right later."

'A lick and a promise' was just one of the many old phrases that our mothers, grandmothers, and others used that they probably heard from the generations before them. With the passing of time, many old phrases become obsolete or even disappear. This is unfortunate because some of them are very appropriate and humorous.

Here is a list of some of those memorable old phrases:

1. A Bone to Pick - (someone who wants to discuss a disagreement)
2. An Axe to Grind - (Someone who has a hidden motive. This phrase is said to have originated from Benjamin Franklinwho told a story about a devious man who asked how a grinding wheel worked. He ended up walking away with hisaxe sharpened free ofcharge)
3. One bad apple spoils the whole barrel - (one corrupt person can cause all the others to go bad if you don't remove the bad one)
4. At sea- (lost or not understanding something)
5. Bad Egg - (Someone who was not a good person)
6. Barking at a knot - (meaning that your efforts were as useless as a dog barking at a knot.)
7. Barking up the wrong tree - (talking about something that was completely the wrong issue with the wrong person)
8. Bee in your bonnet - (To have an idea that won't let loose )
9. Been through the mill - (had a rough time of it)
10. Between hay & grass - (Not a child or an adult)
11. Blinky - (Between sweet and sour as in milk)
12. Calaboose - (a jail)
13. Catawampus - (Something that sits crooked such as a piece of furniture sitting at an angle)
14. Dicker - (To barter or trade)
15. Feather in Your Cap - (to accomplish a goal. This came from years ago in wartime when warriors might receive a feather they would put in their cap for defeating an enemy)
16. Hold your horses - (Be patient!)
17. Hoosegow - ( a jail)
18. I reckon - (I suppose)
19. Jawing/Jawboning - (Talking or arguing)
20. Kit and caboodle - (The whole thing)
21. Madder than a wet hen - (really angry)
22. Needs taken down a notch or two - (like notches in a belt usually a young person who thinks too highly of himself andneeds a lesson)
23. No Spring Chicken - (Not young anymore)
24. Persnickety - (overly particular or snobbish)
25. Pert-near - (short for pretty near)
26. Pretty is as pretty does - (your actions are more important than your looks)
27. Red up - (clean the house)
28. Scalawag - (a rascal or unprincipled person)
29. Scarce as hen's teeth - (something difficult to obtain)
30. Skedaddle - (Get out of here quickly)
31. Sparking - (courting)
32. Straight From the Horse's Mouth - (privileged information from the one concerned)
33. Stringing around, gallivanting around, or piddling - (Not doing anything of value)
34. Sunday go to meetin' dress - (The best dress you had)
35. We wash up real fine - (is another goodie)
36. Tie the Knot - (to get married)
37. Too many irons in the fire - (to be involved in too many things)
38. Tuckered out - (tired and all worn out)
39. Under the weather - (not feeling well this term came from going below deck on ships due to sea sickness thus you gobelow or under the weather)
40. Wearing your 'best bib and tucker' - (Being a ll dressed up)
41. You ain't the only duck in the pond - (It's not all about you).

Well, if you hold your horses, I reckon I'll get this whole kit and caboodle done and sent off to you. Please don't be too persnickety and get a bee in your bonnet because I've been pretty tuckered out and at sea lately because I'm no spring chicken.I haven't been just stringin' around and I know I'm not the only duck in the pond,but I do have too many irons in the fire. I might just be barking at a knot,but I have tried to give this article more than just


Have a GREAT Week

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Some pretty bird pictures


About three weeks ago I started some sauerkraut. I don't have a crock so I used a clean food grade 5 gallon bucket.

First I sliced thin about 20 lbs. of cabbage. I then mixed in about a cup of kosher salt. I let that set for a few hours. I then decided it needed some water so the cabbage would be under water so I added water until the cabbage was submerged.

Then I set a plate on top of the cabbage and weighted the plate down with two clean jars of water.

I put a towel over the whole thing and carefully slid it under one of the bunks. Every once in a while I would check it and wash the plate and jars. Finally I left it alone for about two weeks.
Today I checked it and there was some scum on top so I removed the jars and plate and scooped the scum off the top of the kraut. Underneath that was the best sauerkraut ever. Jeff scooped some kraut up into a bowl and I made Reuben sandwiches for lunch.

That was the best sauerkraut we have ever had. Course we have only had store bought. Never again. I will can it up this week or next week when I have time.

The beauty of it is it can wait until I have time to can it. And I can steam can it and not have to pressure can it.

I am going to can it in pint jars because while we like sauerkraut we don't want to eat it all the time. Pints 10 min. Quarts 15 min.

Depending on how many jars I get I may start another batch of kraut. It was almost free because about half of the cabbage came from a friend who got way too much from the food bank and didn't want to waste it.

I learned how to make sauerkraut from this blog:

missionary update

From: "Brenda Lange"
Date: November 20, 2011 4:57:50 AM CST
Subject: Blog, Nov. 20, 2011


With weeks of preparation, the first lady arrived in a cloud of 20 “off road” trucks.
Meluco is quite remote, and one must purpose to go there as it sits between 2 game reserves.
Rough dirt roads are the norm.

At our base, we built a grass covered veranda where the widows and orphans could sit in the shade as temperatures were 100 F (39C) in the shade.
Excelencia Dr. Maria Da Luz Guebuza was quite surprised at the number of orphans we assist (546 in Meluco county) and the amount of food they receive.
Our display included bags of corn meal flour (ground at our own Meluco mill), rice, salt, beans, soap, baby formula with bottles, and cooking oil.
The children were all wearing new clothes that were fabricated at our Balama sewing center, so everyone looked really sharp.
Many of the children had grown so much this year, that I almost didn’t recognize them!

Dr. Maria’s visit lasted about 25 minutes where she distributed food items she brought to donate to the children and ended with a short speech.
She sincerely thanked us for doing a work that she knows is not easy.
She asked us to continue helping these children and the widows who care for them.
Her final words were directed to the children: “STUDY, STUDY, STUDY and break the poverty cycle that surrounds the children of that district.”

She then visited our corn/bean warehouse and was impressed at our food supply.
It is quite impressive when you walk between rows of 110 lb (50kg) food sacks stacked 12 ft. (3 meters) high.

This event was covered by 3 radio stations and one TV station.
After her departure, I was quickly interviewed by these 4 groups, making it a whirlwind experience to say the least.

Photos of the event will be included in our 2011 ministry film.
Eric’s working hard on getting this ready so that all of you can see what has been accomplished this year.

Thank You to all of you for your prayers for favor with this visit.
The First Lady is a very cordial woman, and was sincerely touched by what we are doing.
Thanks to YOUR HELP, these children have a bright future, since your gifts make it possible for them to go to school.
The poverty cycle can only be broken through education.

Our work has proven, through the students in Balama who have graduated, that our work IS making a difference.
Several of the Meluco children will enter high school this year, as this was a very young group when we started the project in 2006.
Raising children takes time, as you well know, and the results of God’s love has been very positive with this group.
Again, THANK YOU for helping us to make a difference in the lives of over 500 orphans in this district.

DIXON DOING WELL after one week in the hospital on a special malnutrition formula.
Capena did a food drop to the 4 children staying in the village with a neighbor, and all is well there also.
I’m looking forward to seeing that “little fighter” healthy and energetic very soon.

Bush Bunny Brenda


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Etsy listings

Blue Sock Monkey Hat. Available in any size. Other colors also available. $25.00 plus shipping.

Adult size cammo hat with ear flaps. Other sizes available as a custom order. $12.00 plus shipping.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Watergate Salad

What You Need

1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Pistachio Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
Make It
COMBINE first 4 ingredients in large bowl.


Kraft Kitchens TipsNoteFor a Healthy Living version of this delicious salad, check out Low-Fat Watergate Salad.How to Thaw COOL WHIP Whipped ToppingPlace unopened tub in refrigerator. An 8-oz. tub will be completely thawed in 4 hours. Do not thaw in microwave.Keeping it SafeKeep cold foods cold (40ºF or less) and refrigerate perishables until ready to serve.

Blog visitors

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

19 years old~for real?

•~✿ ♥ Joy ♥ ✿~ •

I dont know how she ever got her hair to stand up like this but this is Joy and she is 19 now. Actually I forgot to do a post about her birthday which was on Nov. 3rd so I thought I'd better do it before I forgot again. So♥ Happy Birthday Joy♥

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missionary update

From: "Brenda Lange"
Subject: Blog, Nov. 17, 2011

At 2a.m., my dogs starting barking, but then they stopped.
A few minutes later, I hear crunch, crunch, crunch of footsteps BEHIND my bedroom window.
I look up to see the silhouette of a man in my window before he ducked down.
Silently I got up and went to the window.
Crouched outside, I see a man (it’s a full moon, so not hard to see in the dark, cause this Bunny eats her carrots!).
I yell out for the guard, and the man takes off, leaving his shoes behind.
My guard gives chase, but the man managed to vault our 6 foot chain link fence, but fell on the other side.
The people who live behind our fence work for us, and the two of the men are members of the village police force.
They gave chase, and managed to fight the guy, but he got loose and took refuge in an empty mud hut (armed with a machete).
This intruder is quite tall and muscular, so I’m sure he was a handful.
In the struggle the village police cut a 6 inch gash in the intruder’s arm with a machete.
My guard called me on his cell to tell me to fetch the police, as they had the guy cornered.
When I arrived with the police (you have to provide transport for the cops, as they have no cop cars here), they quickly got cuffs on the guy as the mud hut was surrounded by over 100 citizens. The village made sure he didn’t escape, as he is a KNOWN thief who just got out of jail YESTERDAY.

We took him to the hospital, and now I’m on my way to provide my testimony against him.
Will make for a long day as I had little sleep, but it’s worth it to get this guy behind bars again.

I must go to Meluco on Friday for the program with the FIRST LADY of MOZAMBIQUE.
The program is for Saturday morning, so I’ll be back on Sunday and send in a blog as soon as I have time.
Prayers appreciated as it is a 6 hour drive each way.

Blessings from “Radar Ears”
Mess with one of God’s chosen and you WILL suffer the consequences!
The Bush Bunny of Balama

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Talk about canning

I found this picture at Mia's blog

I love the rows and rows of canned goods.

Tuna Casserole

I made a pan of tuna casserole about 8x10 or so. Here is what I did.
First I boiled some egg noodles.
While that was cooking I made a roux.
4 T. olive oil
4 T. flour
3-4 c. milk
make like you are making gravy.
Add salt, pepper and celery salt. I also added about 1/2 c. shredded cheese.
Edited to add: I just read a recipe about making this and she used onion, garlic salt and celery ribs chopped fine.
I didn't have any frozen peas so I opened two cans and drained one and added about 2/3 of one can to the roux.
Then I opened and drained two cans of tuna and added that to the roux.
When the noodles were done I drained them and mixed them with the roux in a mixing bowl. Then I put them in my baking pan and topped with more shredded cheese.
Its baking now at 350 degrees. I will bake it until the cheese melts and its bubbly.


What occupy wall street wants

I am sure you have heard of the occupy wall street movement. Do you wonder what its all about? Here is a list of their demands.

Posted 3 weeks ago on Oct. 23, 2011, 11:21 p.m. EST by bchang1987
This content is user submitted and not an official statement

Repeal the Taft-Hartley Act. Unionize ALL workers immediately.

Raise the minimum wage immediately to $18/hr. Create a maximum wage of $90/hr to eliminate inequality.

Institute a 6 hour workday, and 6 weeks of paid vacation.

Institute a moratorium on all foreclosures and layoffs immediately.

Repeal racist and xenophobic English-only laws.

Open the borders to all immigrants, legal or illegal. Offer immediate, unconditional amnesty, to all undocumented residents of the US.

Create a single-payer, universal health care system.

Pass stricter campaign finance reform laws. Ban all private donations. All campaigns will receive equal funding, provided by the taxpayers.

Institute a negative income tax, and tax the very rich at rates up to 90%.

Pass far stricter environmental protection and animal rights laws.

Allow workers to elect their supervisors.

Lower the retirement age to 55. Increase Social Security benefits.

Create a 5% annual wealth tax for the very rich.

Ban the private ownership of land.

Make homeschooling illegal. Religious fanatics use it to feed their children propaganda.

Reduce the age of majority to 16.

Abolish the death penalty and life in prison. We call for the immediate release of all death row inmates from death row and transferred to regular prisons.

Release all political prisoners immediately.

Immediate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Abolish the debt limit.

Ban private gun ownership.

Strengthen the separation of church and state.

Immediate debt forgiveness for all.

End the 'War on Drugs'.


Edited to add: I just wanted to make sure you know this is not the OFFICIAL list of demands. Aparently it is a list of what one person thinks the demands should be.