Sunday, October 16, 2016

Coming and Going...What a Weekend...

Hi! My Father in law was honored to be one of the Texas A&M's University Distinguished Alumni for 2016. We had a great weekend last week of family fun and celebrating ending with the A&M win over Tennessee. Times to cherish. Congrats DaddyBob!!
Dressing up for once was really fun too. Aren't these girls lovely?
This youngest gentle giant spiffs up nicely.
Looks like Brad Pitt right here I think.
(Don't tell him I said that- he will get the big head over it.)
He may look a little like him and I don't know a thing about Brad Pitt's heart but am thankful that this boy's heart belongs to Jesus.
This was with out a doubt one of the most enjoyable and exciting Aggie games I have ever seen.
Whoop for DBob!

Sid and his little bro and some Tennessee fan. Wow.
The band is my favorite. They are fantastic.

These guys are not bad either.

We had family brunch and coffee and lots of good fellowship.
Thankful for these special times.
I will leave you with miss blue eyes.
Just for fun. Precious.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

The Creativity of God...

He didn't have to.

He did it because maybe He likes to see and hear us give thanks
and get excited over butterflies and beauty.
I can find no other reason.
He loves beauty. He loves us.
I think He wants us to see Him in His creation and
to marvel at such intricate loveliness.
Maybe He makes such marvelous things so that we will look into His plan and His way and see the hope and salvation Jesus offers.

He paints everything so lovely if we only take time to look and let it change our hearts.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Love & The Outcome- The God I Know...

LOVE these words and video. Enjoy!

If It Was All About Religion 
What To Do, What To Say, What To Wear On A Sunday 
All About Perfection 
Black And White, Wrong Or Right, Never Grey 
Well I'd Never Make It 
I'd Never Be Good Enough 
I Tried To Walk The Line, Pray That I'd Find 
Somethin' That I Knew Was Real 
Began To Realize, The Harder I Tried 
The Colder I'd Start To Feel 
Until The Moment 
The Second I Met Your Love 

And Then I Threw My Hands Up 
Worries Down 
I Remember When He Showed Me How 
To Break Up With My Doubt 
Once I was lost but now I'm found 
No Strings Attached When He Saved My Soul 
I Want You To Know The God I Know 
You Gotta Know 
Oh, The God I Know 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Water Kefir Goodness...

Good morning! I just finished a good batch of Water Kefir and thought I would share the love! You can buy Water Kefir grains at most health food stores in the fridge section. Follow the directions on how to hydrate your grains. It is easy!
Recipe is at the bottom of this blog post:
It takes about 3 days to make a batch of water kefir. Once you have the recipe down it is a no brainer and easy. Start with a large glass jar and spring water...

 Keep your kefir in the fridge in between batches.
Stir the sugar into the spring water and stir until the water looks clear using only a wooden spoon.
Add kefir grains to the sugar water...
Then add organic raisins...(amounts are below in the recipe)
Cover with a coffee filter or cheese cloth with rubber band to seal and sit on cabinet for 48 hours. It will start to look cloudy. That is how it is supposed to look...
Now, for the next 48 hours, enjoy life!! Watch the sun set. 
(We are watching closely for the first signs of Autumn!)
Strain the water kefir through a plastic strainer.  
                                                        The raisins will float out first. 
 Then the kefir...
Put the kefir/water back into the jar and add what ever kind of juice you want to add to the large jar. We used pineapple this week. (Grape is our favorite!) You can also just add a few pieces of ginger or nothing at all. By the way, your kefir grains are alive and will grow. They should slowly multiply and then you can share them with friends. :)
Put the lid on the jar and let this sit on the counter top for 24 hours.
 Bottle up your water kefir, refrigerate and then enjoy!

 Water Kefir

14 cups Spring Water
1 Cup white Sugar
2/3 Cup Kefir grains
20 raisins or 2 unsulphered apricots
32 oz. organic juice or 4 pieces of peeled ginger

Dissolve sugar in the water. (always stirring with a wooden spoon. Never use metal around the kefir grains.) Add grains and dried fruit. Cover the grains and fruit mixture with muslin cloth or cheese cloth or a coffee filter and set at room temperature for 48 hours.  Strain grains and fruit. (Store grains for later/next batch use.) 

Mix kefir water and juice (or you can just use the kefir water alone) – funnel kefir water into glass bottles, tightly cap.  Set at room temperature for 24-32 hours. Store in refrigerator after last fermentation. 

*To store grains in between making water kefir: in a quart jar fill half way with spring water and add 2 tablespoons of sugar. Stir until the water is clear. Add the kefir grains and cover with muslin or a coffee filter and rubber band and store in fridge.

*AGAIN- do not use metal spoons or anything metal with the kefir grains.

These grains if used at least once every two weeks to a month will last for years. 
Happy Water Kefir making!

Benefits of drinking water kefir and using it on your skin
Drinking Water Kefir can help you to achieve your optimal health, strengthen your immune system, and help to prevent diseases of all kinds. Most importantly, it restores good digestion - the key to health and longevity. When your body is out of balance, unfriendly opportunistic bacteria and yeasts can take over - producing irritable and bad digestion, food allergies, headaches, flu, skin rashes, and other more serious disorders. Water kefir is something you and your family can drink and use on your skin every day.
   Inhibits the growth of unfriendly bacteria and yeasts, and helps beneficial probiotic microorganisms to colonise and thrive in your digestive tract, and throughout the test of the body (skin, eyes, bladder, vagina, nose, throat, etc).
   Contributes to a healthy immune system.
   Reduces inflammation.
   Helps with the digestion of food and micronutrients. The KEY for health and longevity is good digestion, and a balance of good bacteria are the essential starting point.
   Heals, or reduces the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome IBS) including bloating, indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea/constipation, nausea, low energy, muscle aches and pains.
   Heals intestinal dysbiosis and SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth).
   Increased energy and overall feeling of good health.
   Can stop unhealthy food cravings, especially for sugars and sweet foods.
   Skin complexion and overall condition improves. Brown liver spots / age spots can fade, as can skin tags, moles, warts etc. It can ease or cure many skin conditions, such as psoriasiseczema and acne.
   Hair and nails look healthier, and are strengthened and improved.
   Liver cleansing, as in traditional Chinese medicine, thus easing aches and joint pains, and benefiting the eyes.
   Glandular ( endocrine) system (adrenals, thyroid, pituitary, ovaries) benefits. Women have healthier periods, some women have periods start again after early menopause.

 Has helped many who suffer from sleep disorders and insomniadepression, ADHD and autism.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Happy Saturday...

Loading up on good organic veggies and eggs today. 
I call this the Texas scramble and if 
God ever leads me to run a B and B this will be on the menu. YUM!
Incredible daily bible reading adventure scripture for today...
I hope that your Saturday is filled with lots of wonderful snuggles with those that you love.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Secret Garden...

This precious one is occupying some of our time these days.
We are loving every minute with her.
How we cherish every day that we see this smile and hear her laughter.