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Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Bear the Weaknesses of Others

Today's Devo

Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me. Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

Psalms 35:26‭-‬28 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/psa.35.26-28.KJV

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Romans 15:1‭-‬4 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/rom.15.…

Poet's Corner Thursday: Power of Love

Power of Love 

Left His heavenly domain
Knowing He would receive no sympathy
And go through all the agony and pain
He had a heart of humility
That's the power of love

He endured ridicule and shame
Did not even retaliate
For our sins took all the blame
Forgave those who were full of hate
That's the power of love

Hung upon the cross
Watch His lifeblood drain away
To save us from endless loss
For vile sinners He prayed
That's the power of love

"Father, forgive them
They know what they do".
Now we're let in
He makes us all new
That's the power of love

Took His last breath
He did it all for you and me
Died a cruel death
Upon that bitter tree
That's the power of love

The third day He arose from the grave
Ascended back to Heaven where He's now King
It's us He wants to save
To Him angels now sing
That's the power of love

Sits on God's right hand
For us He's interceding
Obey His Gospel command
And follow His leading
That…

Gospel Wednesday: 1 Corinthians Chapter 5: New Life

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1 Corinthians Chapter 5

It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Lemon Icebox Pie

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Lemon Icebox Pie III




Recipe By:Heather Simpson

"A family favorite when a no-bake, fast pie is needed. (And family members too small to use the oven can make dessert!) Very pretty when garnished with whipped cream and mint leaves."

Ingredients

1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk



2 lemons, juiced

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Directions

In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon rind. Mix until smooth. Pour mixture into crust. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and mint leaves if desired.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2018 Allrecipes.com


Lemon Icebox Pie

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: True Religion

Today's Devo

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the Lord , ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord . What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalms 34:8‭-‬14 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/psa.34.8-14.KJV


Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they spea…

Poet's Corner Thursday: The Wisdom From Above

The Wisdom From Above 

The wisdom from above is altogether pure
Truthful and sure

This wisdom is peaceful to everyone it meets
With kindness everyone it treats

This wisdom has a peaceful soul
Love is its goal

This wisdom is intreated easily
Tends to the Gospel every ceaselessly

This wisdom has mercy in the heart
Compassion and pardon never far apart

This wisdom bears good fruit every day
Shows others the joyful, peaceful way

This wisdom has no partiality
Has a fairness toward all mentality

This wisdom is never a hypocrite
Filled to the full with His Spirit

This wisdom in perfect peace it sows
Treasures of grace from its heart flows

Reach for this wisdom from above
And tie it all together in perfect love

Based on James 3:17-18


Gospel Wednesday: 1 Corinthians Chapter 4: Power to Save

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1 Corinthians Chapter 4

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Perfectly Soft Sugar Cookies

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Perfectly Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe


Prep time

10 mins

Cook Time

10 mins

Time to Make It

20 mins



The great thing about this recipe is that you can either do drop cookies (no refrigeration required) or you can do rolled cookies with cookie cutters.

Author: Rachel Farnsworth

Yield: 2 dozen

Ingredients

1 cup salted butter, softened

1¼ cups granulated sugar

¼ cup cream cheese

2 tablespoons corn syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon almond extract

1 large egg

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda

Buttercream Frosting

1 cup salted butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3-4 cups powdered sugar

2-3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, sugar, and cream cheese until light and fluffy using the whisk attachment. Mix in the corn syrup, vanilla, almond extract, and egg, scraping the sides and bottom of the bo…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Obeying Him

Today's Devo

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 5:15‭-‬17 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/eph.5.15-17.KJV

Obeying God is the best form of praise I can offer. Which I don't always do. Pray I obey Him more.

https://www.ephesuschurchofchrist.org/resources/devotionals/2018/03/16/daily-devotional-psalms-331-5

Poet's Corner Thursday: Woe Is Unto Me

Woe Is Unto Me 

Woe is unto me if I proclaim not His name
If, of Him, I am ashamed

Woe is unto me if I share not His Word
If the Gospel, from me, is unheard

Woe is unto me if I don't value souls
If His truth I don't sow

Woe is unto me if Him, I don't obey
If any sin, to me, is ever okay

Woe is unto me if my cross I don't bear
If I'm caught in Satan's snare

Woe is unto me if I'm ever lukewarm
If of spiritual danger, I don't warn

Woe is unto me if from Him I turn away
How then will I be ready for that great day?

Woe is unto me if I ever fall from grace
Don't endure this faith race

Woe is unto me if Him I don't serve
Don't give Him the love He deserves

Don't let it be woe is unto me
So share the Gospel as often as I can
And through faithfulness reach that Promised Land

Gospel Wednesday: 1 Corinthians Chapter 3: No Other Foundation

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1 Corinthians Chapter 3

And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. According to the grace of God which…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Lemon Souffle Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping

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Lemon Souffle Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping




Prep

30 m

Cook

50 m

Ready In

6 h 20 m

Recipe By:MERRYMOBERRY

"Enjoy this light and lemony cheesecake with its delicious blueberry topping. It's excellent as a summer dessert, especially if you can find wild blueberries or huckleberries, or use frozen thawed and drained blueberries."

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

1 tablespoon butter, melted

4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 cup white sugar

4 large egg yolks

1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice



1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup sour cream

4 large egg whites

1/3 cup white sugar

3 cups fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries, thawed

1/3 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 9 inch springform pan. Cut an 18 inch square of aluminum foil, and wrap around the outside bottom of the pan.

To make the crust, mix the gr…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Faith Obeys

Today's Devo

What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righ…

Poet's Corner Thursday: The Value of God's Kingdom

The Value of God's Kingdom 

Some, after riches, chase
Utterly forsake Christ
With the world keeping pace
For their folly they pay a price
They've forgotten the value of God's Kingdom

Some go after fame
Desire to be well known
Desperate for that famous name
Jesus they disown
They've forgotten the value of God's Kingdom

Some are filled with envy
Covet all their neighbor has
In their hearts, they are stingy
Just want the latest fads
They've forgotten the value of God's Kingdom

Some are full of rage
Refuse to let go and forgive
Count up wrongs until old age
A miserable life they live
They've forgotten the value of God's Kingdom

Some seek God on a daily basis
Jesus is their treasure
They desire to see His face
Love Him without measure
They remember the value of God's Kingdom

Some, the Gospel, they proclaim
Of salvation, they want all to know
They let the Lord, over their lives, reign
At His Command they always go
They remember the value of …

Gospel Wednesday: 1 Corinthians Chapter 2: Examine the Scriptures

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1 Corinthians Chapter 2

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him"— these things Go…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Southern Spicy Fried Chicken

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Southern Spicy Fried Chicken




Prep

15 m

Cook

15 m

Ready In

2 h 30 m

Recipe By:Maureen Hogan

"This one is finger-licking good! It's a keeper and a must try!"

Ingredients

1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces

salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 quart buttermilk

2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 cups all-purpose flour



1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon paprika

salt and ground black pepper to taste

vegetable oil for deep frying

Directions

Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, and place them in a deep-sided baking dish.

Whisk together the buttermilk, hot pepper sauce, and 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a bowl. Pour the mixture over the chicken, stir to coat all sides of the chicken pieces, and cover the dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 2 hours to marinate.

Remove the chicken pieces from the buttermilk mixture, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining buttermilk mixture.

Place the flour…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: All My Faith and Hope

Today's Devo

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/heb.11.1.ESV

Put all my faith and hope in God, Jesus, the Bible, Heaven, the Gospel.

Poet's Corner Thursday: Strong In The Lord

Strong in the Lord


Be strong in the Lord
He is our great reward

Rely on His great might
With Him there is no night

Put on the armor whole
To fight against the foe

Fasten on that belt of truth
Never, ever let it loose

Put on the breastplate of righteousness
For God will reward all faithfulness

Tie on those Gospel shoes
Proclaim Him who makes us new

Take up the shield of faith
All of doubts erase

Wear the helmet of salvation upon your head
Of the foe have no dread

Fight the lies with His Holy Word
His truth, to us, transferred

Pray at all times
For saints the strength to find

And keep all alert
For the adversary seeks our spiritual hurt

Be strong in the Lord
He is our great reward

Based on Ephesians 6:10-18