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Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Jesus Above All

Today's Devo

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1 Join all the glorious names
of wisdom, love, and pow'r,
that ever mortals knew,
that angels ever bore;
all are too mean to speak His worth,
too mean to set my Savior forth.

2 Great Prophet of my God,
my tongue would bless Thy Name;
by Thee the joyful news
of our salvation came -
the joyful news of sins forgiv'n,
of hell subdued, and peace with heav'n.

3 Jesus, my great High Priest,
offered His blood and died;
my guilty conscience seeks
no sacrifice beside:
His pow'rful blood did once atone,
and now it pleads before the throne.

4 My dear Almighty Lord,
my Conqueror and King,
Thy sceptre and Thy sword,
Thy reigning grace I sing;
Thine is the pow'r; behold I sit,
in willing bonds, beneath Thy feet.

5 Now let my soul arise,
and tread the tempter down;
my Captain leads me forth
to conquest and a crown.
A feeble saint shall win the day,
though death and hell obstruct the way.

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know…

Gospel Wednesday: Acts Chapter 24: Don't Delay

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Acts Chapter 24

And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul. And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence, We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words. For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law. But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookie

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Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies



butter lovers ~only~.

TOTAL TIME: 0:35

PREP: 0:20

LEVEL: EASY

YIELD: 12 LARGE COOKIES

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE FILLING

1 c. creamy peanut butter

1/2 c. powdered sugar

FOR THE COOKIES

1/2 c. creamy peanut butter

1/2 c. (1 stick) Butter, softened

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. granulated sugar, plus more for rolling

1 large egg

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

Make filling: In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter and powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Scoop into small balls (about 1 1/2") and freeze until ready to use.

Make cookies: In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, and sugars and beat with a hand mixer on medium until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined, then add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined.

Scoop a heaping tablespoon o…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Live for Him

Today's Devo

May the grace of Christ our Saviour,
and the Father's boundless love,
with the Holy Spirit's favour,
rest upon us from above.

2 Thus may we abide in union
with each other and the Lord,
and possess, in sweet communion,
joys which earth cannot afford.

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 KJV
http://bible.com/1/gal.2.20.KJV

His grace covers me. Live for Him.

https://hymnary.org/text/may_the_grace_of_christ_our_savior_newto

Gospel Wednesday: Acts Chapter 23: Don't Fight Against God

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Acts Chapter 23

And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest? Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. For the Sadducees say that there…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies III





Prep

30 m

Cook

10 m

Ready In

40 m

Recipe By:Joanne Reaney

"These are so close to the Girl Scout oatmeal peanut butter cookies that you won't know the difference!"

Ingredients

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar



1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup quick cooking oats

3 tablespoons butter, softened

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

2 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir. Add oatmeal and stir.

Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet, and press each mound down with a fork …

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: All Praise to Him

Today's Devo

Praise the Savior, ye who know Him!
Who can tell how much we owe Him?
Gladly let us render to Him
All we are and have.

2 Jesus is the name that charms us,
He for conflict fits and arms us;
Nothing moves and nothing harms us
While we trust in Him.

3 Keep us, Lord, O keep us cleaving
To Thyself, and still believing,
Till the hour of our receiving
Promised joys with Thee.

4 Then we shall be where we would be,
Then we shall be what we should be;
Things that are not now, nor could be,
Soon shall be our own

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Ephesians 1:11‭-‬12 KJV
http://bible.com/1/eph.1.11-12.KJV

All praise to Jesus for His sacrifice on the cross. Without I'm lost. A secured inheritance in Heaven through Him.



https://hymnary.org/text/praise_the_savior_ye_who_know_him

Sacred Truth Friday: Acts Chapter 22: Be Baptized Calling on the Name of the Lord

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Acts Chapter 22

Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you. (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,) I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women. As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished. And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me. And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles

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Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles





Prep

20 m

Cook

10 m

Ready In

1 h

Recipe By:Beth Sigworth

"These wonderful cinnamon-sugar cookies became very popular with my friends at church. My pastor loves them! You will too! Crispy edges, and chewy centers; these cookies are a crowd pleaser for sure!"

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup shortening

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour



2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons white sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.

Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately f…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: He Keeps Us Safe

Today's Devo

Now the day is over;
night is drawing nigh;
shadows of the evening
steal across the sky.

2 Jesus, give the weary
calm and sweet repose;
with your tend'rest blessing
may our eyelids close.

3 Comfort ev'ry suff'rer
watching late in pain;
those who plan some evil,
from their sin restrain.

4 Through the long night-watches
may your angels spread
their bright wings above me,
watching round my bed.

5 When the morning wakens,
then may I arise
pure and fresh and sinless
in your holy eyes.

6 Glory to the Father,
glory to the Son,
and to you, blest Spirit,
while the ages run.

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord , only makest me dwell in safety.
Psalms 4:8 KJV
http://bible.com/1/psa.4.8.KJV

The Lord watches over my family and I, keeping us safe. We're in His strong hands and He is for our good. Praise to Him who keeps us safe.

https://hymnary.org/text/now_the_day_is_over

Gospel Wednesday: Acts Chapter 21: Great Faith

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Acts Chapter 21

And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara: And finding a ship sailing over unto Phoenicia, we went aboard, and set forth. Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden. And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem. And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed. And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again. And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day. And the ne…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Reese's Chewy Chocolate Cookies

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Reese's Chewy Chocolate Cookies



INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1-2/3 cups REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips (10-oz. pkg.)

1-1/4 cups butter or margarine (2-1/2 sticks) , softened

2 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; set aside.

2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in peanut butter chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake 8 to 9 minutes. (Do not over bake; cookies will be soft. They will puff while baking and flatten while cooling.) Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 54 cookies.

PAN RECIPE: Spread batter in greased 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake at 350°F 20 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack; cut into b…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Give Thanks

Today's Devo

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
Psalms 67:1‭-‬4 KJV
http://bible.com/1/psa.67.1-4.KJV


We Gather Together


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1 We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing;
he chastens and hastens his will to make known;
the wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.

2 Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;
so from the beginning the fight we were winning;
thou, Lord, wast at our side; all glory be thine!

3 We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
and pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
thy name be…