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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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Tonight we had hamburgers... and left over mashed potatoes :roll: I know, what a strange combo... but I wanted to use uo the rest of the taters!!! It is about one of the only leftovers that we will eat!!!! I think that it is to hot to grill out...I keep my house at 65 degrees, so I would much rather cook INSIDE :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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We usually have pizza on Fridays.

Did tonight. :D
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Yep, Friday is our Pizza night too. :D Hubby picked up a 16-incher from Kroger (a take-n-bake). It was good, and we have half of it left which we'll probably have tomorrow night after we get home from fishing. :D

[i](unless of course we catch a big one :wink: )[/i]

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Frito Pie is very easy to make!

You are just layering things..

In a greased pan....

Layer Fritos on the bottom
Then spread chili over the fritos(you can make your own chili or you can use a canned chili) I use about 3-4 cans depending on the size that I am making at the time.
Then you spread cheese over the chili layer...

You do the layering twice.... the last time crunch up some Fritos for the top...

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until bubbling on the top.

You can garnish with sour cream... and sometimes we use salsa...

I usually serve a green veggie to go with it... a salad would be nice!

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Oh, how I love pizza!!!! I like it with [size=18][color=darkred][b]all of the toppings
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I'm for that, Flourgirl. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

We had a humongous roaster pan filled with my wife's Four Bean Casserole. It's essentially homemade baked beans by any other name, but there're four different varieties including brown sugar, bacon, ground beef, BBQ sauce, smoke flavor (if you like that) and worcestshire sauce. It is sooooooooooo gooood. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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