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Sacred Truth Friday: Count Your Blessings

Today's Devo Count Your Blessings > Lyrics | Johnson Oatman, Jr.When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.Refrain:
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God has done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
*Count your many blessings, see what God has done.
[*And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.]Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will keep singing as the days go by.When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings—*money cannot buy [*wealth can never buy]
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high.So, amid the conflict whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many …

Gospel Wednesday: Acts Chapter 10: Cornelius and Everyone with Him Obeyed

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Acts Chapter 10

“There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do. And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa. On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Southern Shrimp Dog

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Southern Shrimp Dog

Alabama State Tourism
INGREDIENTSServings: 6 1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons jalapeño, minced
½ cup onion, minced
⅔ cup corn, chopped
1½ cups buttermilk
1 egg
24 shrimp
1 quart vegetable oil
Wooden skewers Shrimp spices
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika 
1 teaspoon garlic powder
PREPARATION1. Preheat vegetable oil in a pot to 350˚F/175˚C. 
 2. In a large bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, ½ teaspoon paprika, salt, and pepper. 
 3. In a separate bowl, combine, buttermilk, egg, onion, corn, and jalapeño. Set aside until ready to fry. 
 4. In a bowl, combine the shrimp spices, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon paprika, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
 5. Toss shrimp in spices and skewer 4 shrimp per skewer. 
 6. When all the skewers are ready to be dipped, the bowl of wet ingredients can be combined with the dry.
 7. Pour mixture into a tall cup and dip shrimp skewer in it. *If …

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Close to Thee

Today's Devo 

“And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:21-22‬ ‭KJV‬‬ http://bible.com/1/heb.10.21-22.kjv
Thou my everlasting portion,
More than friend or life to me,
All along my pilgrim journey,
Savior, let me walk with Thee.Refrain 1:
Close to Thee, close to Thee,
Close to Thee, close to Thee;
All along my pilgrim journey,
Savior, let me walk with Thee.Not for ease or worldly pleasure,
Nor for fame my prayer shall be;
Gladly will I toil and suffer,
Only let me walk with Thee.Refrain 2:
Close to Thee, close to Thee,
Close to Thee, close to Thee,
Gladly will I toil and suffer,
Only let me walk with Thee.Lead me through the vale of shadows,
Bear me o’er life’s fitful sea;
Then the gate of life eternal
May I enter, Lord, with Thee.Refrain 3:
Close to Thee, close to Thee,
Close to Thee, close to Thee,
Then the gate of life eter…

Gospel Wednesday: Acts Chapter 9: Saul Baptized

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Acts Chapter 9
“And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Green Bean Fries

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Green Bean Fries






Recipe By:Rinne77 "These are tasty alternatives to both regular french fries and also a way to get in your veggies! I make them by the truckload and freeze them. My husband hates green beans but gobbles these up! Serve with Ranch dressing or another favorite dipping sauce." Ingredients
oil for frying1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed1/2 cup water1 egg1/2 cup milk
2 cups seasoned bread crumbs1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon onion powder1 cup all-purpose flourDirectionsHeat the oil in a deep fryer or electric skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).Combine the green beans and water in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook until the beans are bright green, about 4 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Cover with cold water and set aside.In one bowl, whisk the egg and milk together. In a separate bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Drain the green beans and toss with flour to coat, shak…