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      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.

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Pods was obviously a typo, probably due to  auto correct on my tablet. Should probably have been pigs liver. I did an online grocery shop today and searched for liver. The had lambs and pigs liver.

My son in law fitted the device today. 

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2 minutes ago, Invicta said:

Pods was obviously a typo, probably due to  auto correct on my tablet. Should probably have been pigs liver. I did an online grocery shop today and searched for liver. The had lambs and pigs liver.

My son in law fitted the device today. 

Hi @InvictaGreat you had the device fitted; sounds like you need it.

God bless your family.

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I am not a big fan of ham, but do like it if it is not too salty. It seems like these days any ham you buy in a market is way too salty. There is no need to inject that much salt in ham. Smoked ham is a bit better, but they still add salt.

Lately I have found nice ham slices at Walmart. They are not expensive  and good center cut. The only problem is salt. Of course you can never tell how much salt they have until you eat them. So, I buy them once in a while, but don't make it a "must have" for my monthly shopping list.

So, last night I made a shrimp stir fry. I always like this and use my own recipe. This is a meal that I make a lot of, volume wise, so I can just reheat it for another meal without going to all the trouble of cooking another night. Very filling and not too expensive. The most cost is the shrimp, but even then it makes for a decent priced meal, especially since I get two meals out of it.

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I believe my wife is stopping by Kroger on her way home this evening and will be buying a couple of Red Baron pizza's for us to have...one probably this evening to supper and the other for breakfast tomorrow (4 cheese). We used to do this quite often years ago, but haven't done it for a while. It's not quite what I'm used to for dinner, but with the way we have both been lately, it will be a nice change.

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Tonight we're having the left overs from the Philly Cheesesteak casserole my wife made yesterday, along with apple sauce and may possibly share a chef's salad. Could hardly taste the casserole, so we KNOW that we're going to have to make some adjustments to the recipe the next time it's made....still, it wasn't bad. Just needed more flavor! 🙂 Trial and error!

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1 hour ago, BrotherTony said:

Tonight we're having the left overs from the Philly Cheesesteak casserole my wife made yesterday, along with apple sauce and may possibly share a chef's salad. Could hardly taste the casserole, so we KNOW that we're going to have to make some adjustments to the recipe the next time it's made....still, it wasn't bad. Just needed more flavor! 🙂 Trial and error!

I've seen a recipe for the philly cheesesteak casserole that uses ground beef. We love the sandwiches, so I've considered making it - using the ground beef would be a bit cheaper than getting the shaved steak. How did your wife make hers?

We had ravioli lasagna yesterday. Easy fix - I mixed some ground beef and cottage cheese with the sauce, and then layered (frozen) cheese-filled ravioli and the sauce, and cheese. Put it on low to cook during church and it was ready to perfection by the time we got home. Added some salad, corn, broccoli, and garlic bread. Voila - tasty, easy dinner!

There is a bit of ravioli left, so we'll probably use that as a base for tonight's supper and just clean up any leftovers of stuff.

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43 minutes ago, HappyChristian said:

I've seen a recipe for the philly cheesesteak casserole that uses ground beef. We love the sandwiches, so I've considered making it - using the ground beef would be a bit cheaper than getting the shaved steak. How did your wife make hers?

We had ravioli lasagna yesterday. Easy fix - I mixed some ground beef and cottage cheese with the sauce, and then layered (frozen) cheese-filled ravioli and the sauce, and cheese. Put it on low to cook during church and it was ready to perfection by the time we got home. Added some salad, corn, broccoli, and garlic bread. Voila - tasty, easy dinner!

There is a bit of ravioli left, so we'll probably use that as a base for tonight's supper and just clean up any leftovers of stuff.

Ours was made with ground beef...we had Philly Cheesesteak omelets a few weeks ago with the shaved beef. DELICIOUS! One reason my wife believes this was missing some taste is that she forgot to put in the seasoning salt. That's possible...but we often end up adjusting recipe's to improve them. We have been trying to cut back on some of the carbs, but CORNBREAD always sounds good to me. My grandfather used to make it all the time, as I do, and he also had pancakes often using either buckwheat flour or cornbread. His favorite was cornbread.  Now, as far as the taste of the PCS tonight...we're going to use some steak sauce to spice it up a bit! 🙂

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3 hours ago, BrotherTony said:

Ours was made with ground beef...we had Philly Cheesesteak omelets a few weeks ago with the shaved beef. DELICIOUS! One reason my wife believes this was missing some taste is that she forgot to put in the seasoning salt. That's possible...but we often end up adjusting recipe's to improve them. We have been trying to cut back on some of the carbs, but CORNBREAD always sounds good to me. My grandfather used to make it all the time, as I do, and he also had pancakes often using either buckwheat flour or cornbread. His favorite was cornbread.  Now, as far as the taste of the PCS tonight...we're going to use some steak sauce to spice it up a bit! 🙂

I LOVE steak sauce on my PCS...really perks it up (we also use mayo on a sandwich - yum!)

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Tonight, since I did some driving today to the doctor and back in Murfreesboro for the treatments I had concerning my bilateral Meniere's disease back in May, I'm pretty wiped out...It was almost 60 miles round trip, and I was stuck in "school" traffic for nearly an hour and almost late for my appointment. So, tonight I believe we'll be having a side salad that's left in the refrigerator and a Red Baron pizza that is still in the freezer. That will take care of tonight. We love salad anyways, and pizza is usually a good standby meal. 🙂

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1 hour ago, Jim_Alaska said:

Sounds good Bro. Tony. Last night I had two Salami sandwiches; quick and easy and didn't feel like cooking.

Back in the 1990s my wife and I each used to run a Subway Restaurant in Augusta, GA. I had the biggest store with the highest volume because it was so close to Ft. Gordon there. She worked down by MCG (Medical College of Georgia) and the hospitals. We both would eat our supper at the store and would usually get a "spicy Italian" or a Meatball sub! Sometimes, because of the Genoa salami, we'd get a BMT. Man, those things were good then. WE cut most of the stuff by hand or with the slicer...it didn't come pre-fabbed like it does now! But, that salami sammich sounds good!  🙂

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