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Sacred Truth Friday: Softly and Tenderly

Today's Devo 

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
Calling for you and for me;
See, on the portals He’s waiting and watching,
Watching for you and for me.Refrain:
Come home, come home,
You who are weary, come home;
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
Calling, O sinner, come home!Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
Pleading for you and for me?
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies,
Mercies for you and for me?Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
Passing from you and from me;
Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
Coming for you and for me.Oh, for the wonderful love He has promised,
Promised for you and for me!
Though we have sinned, He has mercy and pardon,

Gospel Wednesday: Acts Chapter 11: Many Believed and Turned to the Lord

Acts Chapter 11
“And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him, Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them. But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying, I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me: Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat. But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth. But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. And thi…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Cherry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping

Cherry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping

Recipe By:Chef John "This delicious and super easy cherry pie features a crunchy, streusel-like topping." Ingredients1 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust (see footnote for recipe link)1/2 cup slivered almonds1/2 cup light brown sugar1/3 cup rolled oats1/3 cup all-purpose flour3/4 teaspoon salt6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces2 pounds cherries, pitted1/2 lemon, juiced1/3 cup white sugar, or more to taste1/4 cup cornstarchDirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.Roll out pie crust and lay into a 9-inch pie pan.Combine almonds, brown sugar, oats, flour, and salt in a large bowl. Work butter into the almond mixture with your fingers, breaking up any large pieces, until incorporated completely. Cover and chill for 15 minutes.Combine cherries, lemon juice, white sugar, and cornstarch. Stir until well coated and no dry lumps remain, 3 to 4 minutes.Pour cherries and any accumulated …

Uplifting Songs Saturday

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

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

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 …