Jump to content
Online Baptist Community
  • Newest Sermon Entry

    • By 1Timothy115 in Devotionals
         11
      Psalms 119:1-8                                         Sep. 5 - Oct. 2, 2019
      1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
      2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
      3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
      4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
      7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
      8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
      The following verse stood out to me...
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      At first glance it seemed to me this person’s soul is poured out with intense desire to have God’s direction in keeping His Word.
      I made a small wood fire in our backyard for my granddaughter, Julia, since she would be staying overnight with us. My wife and Julia stayed outside at the fire for about half an hour. Then, I found myself alone to watch the fire die out on a particularly lovely evening. So I took my verse from above and began to repeat it for memorization. As I repeated the verse, I tried to contemplate the words and apply them to what I was seeing around me. 
      The moon and stars were out now peering through the scattered clouds above.
      [Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.]
      Thought 1         
      The moon has stayed his course since the day God created him, also the stars, obeying the statutes directed by God from the first day they were created. Can you imagine God’s direction to the Moon and stars, “moon you will have a path through the sky above the earth, stars you will occupy the firmament above the moon and be clearly visible in the cloudless night sky.”
      Then, the trees, grass, even the air we breathe obey the statues God gave them from the beginning. None of these creations have souls, none have hearts, none have intelligence, but they all observe God’s statutes, His instructions for their limited time on earth.
      Thought 2
      What if we were like the moon, stars, trees, grass, or the other creations which have no soul? We would be directed to keep God’s statutes without choosing to keep them. This is not the image of God, there would be no dominion over other creatures, or over the earth. We would not be capable of experiencing the joy and peace of learning the love of God
      Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      Thought 3 (October 2, 2019)
      Is the psalmist pleading God to force God’s statutes to become the man’s ways? No, he is speaking of his own failure in keeping God’s statutes and his desire to keep them, very much like Paul in Romans 7:14-25.
      God doesn’t work through force to turn men from their ways that they would desire His statutes or desire God Himself. Men must reject (repent) put aside his own ways and voluntarily seek God and His statutes.

Whats for Supper...

Rate this topic


Flourgirl

Recommended Posts

  • Advanced Member

We went back to our former church for the seniors "Bethany Lunch" today, Roast beef, roast potatoes, carrots  and brocolli. followed by Raisin sponge and custard..

Our former pastor once loaned me a book where the writer went to the French alps of the Waldenses. He said the  food in the alps did not match the rest of France, but there was  always a welcome Pot au Feu on the stove. We visited France for the day on Friday and for lunch I had Pot au Feu for the first time.  It is beef and vegetables in stock simmered on a stove.  I thought the beef and the vegetables were overcook and I could do better.  On Sunday I tried this in the slow cooker and it was much better.  In the recipes the include marrow bones, but our supemarkets don't do them. The dish is supposed to do at least three meals.  The beef and vegetables, then the broth as soup, then the marrow spread on toast.  I did the first two. I made my wife a vegetarian version with flageleot beans, which we call Potée which is actually a pork version.  We were once invited to lunch by an elderly French couple who had been missionaries in South America.  They did Potée but we didn't inform them that my wife is vegetarian and I don't like pork.  .

Edited by Invicta
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Lady Administrators

I fixed burgers again tonight. I've been making "mug bread" for Randy - it's made from almond flour, and is cooked in a mug in the microwave, hence its name. I've been using it for a variety of things (he loves it just sliced in half and fried after it's cooked in the microwave - he says it's almost cornbreadish).  He enjoyed his burger. =D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Administrators
On 1/1/2019 at 4:16 PM, Invicta said:

I thought you didn't believe in leaving over chicken?

When I said "left over" I may have misled you. There is never any actual left over chicken, but there is broth or gravy, bones, skin and small scraps of meat, these are what she saves until she has enough to make chicken and noodles. Once in a while she buys chicken drumsticks or thighs and may not use them all. These she might add to the chicken and noodles also so that there is enough meat. She caters to me well because she knows I am a "meat guy".

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Lady Administrators

I fixed pork loin in the crockpot today. Made enough for supper tonight and for church tomorrow (it's our potluck day).  I soaked it in a brine all night and then seared it off and put it in the crockpot this morning. By tonight it was melt-in-your-mouth! I couldn't slice it, because it was just falling apart. It was delicious!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Lady Administrators
20 hours ago, Matt Souza said:

This is whats for dinner tonight. 

https://www.bearsbbq.com/

Do they have bear meat? There is a Black Bear here - when we first moved here, Randy wanted to try it out. He was disappointed they didn't serve bear. Now there's a new restaurant with Elk in the name...he's hoping they'll serve elk. 😄

 

With a snowstorm that's gone on all day long, the best thing for supper? Homemade soup, of course!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Administrators

My wife made something called Lentil Loaf last night. Now, I'm not much of a veggie person, I like some veggies but not as a main dish. I was pleasantly surprised that this was actually good. It looked very much like meatloaf and had the same consistency.

She served it with creamy mashed potatoes and a vegetable mixture of carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Administrators
7 hours ago, HappyChristian said:

Do they have bear meat? There is a Black Bear here - when we first moved here, Randy wanted to try it out. He was disappointed they didn't serve bear. Now there's a new restaurant with Elk in the name...he's hoping they'll serve elk. 😄

In most states it is not legal to sell or serve wild game. The exception would be farmed game meat. I have seen this kind of menu in some places.

It is Interesting that you have a Black Bear place up there. This small, but growing chain was first started here in Northern Calif. at Mount Shasta city.. They are known for serving good food that is comparable to home cooking and large portions.

In the last few years the chain has grown admirably. If they are way up in your location, then they stretch all the way from there down to Sacramento California.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Lady Administrators
12 hours ago, Jim_Alaska said:

In most states it is not legal to sell or serve wild game. The exception would be farmed game meat. I have seen this kind of menu in some places.

It is Interesting that you have a Black Bear place up there. This small, but growing chain was first started here in Northern Calif. at Mount Shasta city.. They are known for serving good food that is comparable to home cooking and large portions.

In the last few years the chain has grown admirably. If they are way up in your location, then they stretch all the way from there down to Sacramento California.

Yes, it is that same chain. For the most part, the food is good. Most of the family likes the chicken fried steak. I'm not fond of it, though. I will have either the fish and chips or just salad when I go...unless it's breakfast. We get a free breakfast for our birthdays. Their special waffle - delicious!

Yes, I imagine there are laws about it. He did get some "wild meat" jerky in his stocking at Christmas - elk and bison. 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Advanced Member
7 hours ago, Jim_Alaska said:

My wife made something called Lentil Loaf last night. Now, I'm not much of a veggie person, I like some veggies but not as a main dish. I was pleasantly surprised that this was actually good. It looked very much like meatloaf and had the same consistency.

She served it with creamy mashed potatoes and a vegetable mixture of carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. 

We do a lentil bake, from a 1932 vegetarian book originally belonging to my wife's mother.  It is quite popular in our family and usually served as an option at Christmas.  My wife had one for last Sunday,   

Today I did a spicy vegetable stew, consisting of practically every vegetable we had in the fridge, a 400g can of tomatoes, ½ a can of chick peas, a couple of veggie stock cubes, a couple of cloves of garlic and Ras El Hanout spice to taste. I also had chicken and merguez.  We often take  some of the liquid from the stew and make a hot sauce by adding harissa but I didn't get around to it today.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 5 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online
×
×
  • Create New...