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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.

Old Bay Seasoning

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Hi Everybody, :icon_mrgreen:

Do you use Old Bay Seasoning?

Maybe you'd like use it more but don't want so much sodium, and the commercial variety is very high in salt content. The following recipe will permit you to adjust the amount of salt to suit your own tastes::::::::::::::::::::::


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question, Why do every over the counter spices taste the same to me. Is it because I am not cooking my food correctly or is it just me? they all seem bland and doesn't seem to have different flavors to it.


Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, flavors are detected by the olfactory bulbs which are located at the back of the throat in the passage that goes up to the nasal air-ways. If those flavor sensors are not healthy and vibrant then flavors will seem bland and vacant. This is the very reason that we cannot tell the difference between foods when we have a bad cold or sinus infection.

Here is an experiment:::::: Hold your nose and eat an apple. What does it taste like? Then do the same thing with a pear. What does that taste like? They both tasted the same, didn't they? i.e. hardly any taste at all, and no flavor.

We want to be careful not to confuse tastes with flavors. They aren't the same at all. The taste buds are on the tongue and roof of the mouth. The six tastes are ::::::: salt, sweet, bitter, hot, cold, sour.

Some schools of thought say that the ability to sense flavors descreases with age. It is also why some people (myself included) begin using a touch of hot pepper spices to season their food. The heat opens up the flavor sensors a bit.

In your case I suspect a medical condition, and recommend a doctor's visit. Just a thought.
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Never tried it; guess I'm gonna have to. :icon_mrgreen:


I have to echo what Kitagrl said, it's great on fries. :drool:

One time at an antique tractor show (Rough 'n' Tumble, Kinzers, PA, annually the second week in August) there was a french fry wagon. I tried Old Bay Seasoning for the first time on french fries, and I have to say that I will never go back to ketchup again. :hungry:

It's also good on baked potatoes and steamed veggies, and just about anything (except eggs) you would put salt on.
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Ooo thanks for posting that recipe! You just cannot find Old Bay seasoning out here and there are so many times I just crave it and wish I could find some. Have you ever had Old Bay potato chips? Those are pretty good as well.


Love 'em. ...especially with farm-fresh raw milk with a little bit of vanilla in it. If you cannot get that try Dutch double-chocolate milk. Either of those combos are to die for. :hungry:
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I have never tried it but when I roast or grill chicken I rub it with a little olive oil then sprinkle a little ground bay leaf and a little grond celery seed. I prefer that to celery salt as the salt makes it absorb moisture and it solidifies.

I have not managed to get ground celery in England, I usually get it when we visit France, as with ground bay. the only place I managed to get some was at Veggie Perrins who had a stall in some of our markets, but he has not been in any for some months.

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"I was making Lowcountry Boil and I realized at the last minute that my Old Bay Spice container was empty. It was too late to go to the store and everyone was starving for our favorite meal. This recipe came to the rescue. It taste almost as good as the Name Brand. I didn't have the mace or the last ingredient (forgot what it was called) but it was delicious just the same. I may make my own from now on, and I'm a long time Southern Old Bay user. The taste was delicious and the savings are the icing on the cake. Try it!"

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Why is it called Old Bay Seasoning if it doesn't have Bay in it?

It does. The very first ingredient is ground Bay Leaves.

Stores around here only sell whole bay leaves so I'm presently building a grinder for this purpose. The grinder will consist of two sets of stainless steel roller pairs that have been sand-blasted to make them slightly rough textured. The first pair of rollers is spaced 0.001" apart while the second pair of rollers will be spaced only 0.0005" apart. Both roller sets will be driven at moderately high-speed (e.g. 1,200 rpm). A feed-in hopper will be placed above the rollers. There will have to be barriers and seals on the ends of the rollers to prevent leakage. The rollers will turn in opposite directions and pinch, grind and pulverize anything that is dropped into the hopper.
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It does. The very first ingredient is ground Bay Leaves.

Stores around here only sell whole bay leaves so I'm presently building a grinder for this purpose. The grinder will consist of two sets of stainless steel roller pairs that have been sand-blasted to make them slightly rough textured. The first pair of rollers is spaced 0.001" apart while the second pair of rollers will be spaced only 0.0005" apart. Both roller sets will be driven at moderately high-speed (e.g. 1,200 rpm). A feed-in hopper will be placed above the rollers. There will have to be barriers and seals on the ends of the rollers to prevent leakage. The rollers will turn in opposite directions and pinch, grind and pulverize anything that is dropped into the hopper.


I have a prOBlem buying ground bay here also. I have bought it when we go to France, which we do about once a month for shopping. It is cheaper at present to take our car on the ferry to Calais, than it costs two of us on a train to London. (The distance is about the same, Channel included.) It is also cheaper to eat out there than it is in London and the food is better. Although you can get McDonald's there. I did find ground bay in a market stall by "Veggie Perrins" but he has not been around for about 6 months.

I use ground bay for roast chicken. I rub a little olive oil over a chicken or chicken breast, sprinkle it with ground bay and also ground celery seed. Again we cannot buy that here except as celery salt which I try not to buy as the salt makes it absorb water. Again I buy it in France, (C
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