Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sufficiency of Scripture

I will give You thanks with all my heart;
I will sing praises to You before the gods.
I will bow down toward Your holy temple
And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.
On the day I called, You answered me;
You made me bold with strength in my soul.

All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O LORD,
When they have heard the words of Your mouth.
And they will sing of the ways of the LORD,
For great is the glory of the LORD.
For though the LORD is exalted,
Yet He regards the lowly,
But the haughty He knows from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
The LORD will accomplish what concerns me;
Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Psalm 138

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sufficiency of Scripture

Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sufficiency of Scripture

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

Galatians 5:16-25

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Karl Hujus

Just read part of Karl's story at A Place Called Simplicity and it is truly an amazing story...thought you might want an update/want to read about God's GREAT power!

and this song is for Karl...we're praying for you! Don't forget to pause my player...down at the bottom of the page!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Now you all KNOW one of MY favorite things...and guess how happy I was to find this recipe in Serendipity Sundaes...this is a recipe book from one of the owners of the famous Serendipity restaurants in New York...which in my opinion cannot be anything compared to the Farrell's restaurants from my childhood...but apparently this is a wonderful place to go as well...
So here is one recipe from that book...we have also tried the hot fudge sauce and caramel sauce which were OH SO YUMMY!!!! We have enjoyed (so far) everything we have made from this book...

Ribbons of Peanut Butter
Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter with 2 T sugar in a small saucepan over low heat and stir until melted.
PLace a 12" square of parchment paper on a clean work surface (we used a silpat on a cookie sheet) Spread the Peanut Butter thinly to about a 9 inch square. Place another piece of parchment on top and freeze.
Five minutes before chocolate ice cream is done churning, peel ribbons of peanut butter off the parchment and gently feed into the ice cream maker. The peanut butter softened VERY quickly and we were only able to get about half of it into the maker.

Chocolate Ice Cream- makes one GENEROUS quart
2 cups milk
2 cups light cream
3 large egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
9 ounces best quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine milk and cream in a large heavy bottomed saucepan and heat until warm over low heat.
Meanwhile, combine egg yolks and sugar in a heat safe bowl of an electric mixer and beat until thick and pale yellow...3-5 minutes. Set aside.
When milk is warm, add chocolate.
Heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is beginning to simmer. Set aside.
Add 1/4 of the warm chocolate milk to the egg yolk mixture and whisk until blended.
Whisk the egg yolk mixture into the remaining milk mixture and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon- 5-10 minutes...(be careful not to overheat as the eggs can curdle. Small lumps will quickly develop, and the correct consistency will be ruined. If testing with a candy thermometer, do not heat past 170 degrees.)
Remove from heat.
(My step) Strain through a colander to remove any bits of egg that cooked
Pour the "batter" into a clean heat safe bowl and cool to room temperature
Whisk the vanilla into the batter, cover and refrigerate overnight...I know...hardest part, right here!
Freeze the "batter" in ice cream maker according to manufacturer instructions. Store in freezer...

Now, we have not tried ours yet...we are trying to get a few different kinds made and then have a party...but how can chocolate and peanut butter NOT be good? I hope you enjoy this!


Sufficiency of Scripture

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6