Ok Dear Ones, Fellow Filofax Fans…
You all know I love my Filofax! I have been using two different sized Domino and I’m settling for my A5.
I have been using this not only as a planner but also a bit of a diary of what happened each day. As a returning college student, homeschooling mother, home keeper, mother of 5 busy kids, this keeps me focused and instead of using a planner/diary system for each area, I need a simple system for all areas.
Here’s my new week!
I absolutely LOVE Filofax planners and LOVE DECORATING THEM! I am always looking for new stickers and I have found a lot of goodies on Pinterest, Etsy and Amazon. Are you a fellow Filofax Fanatic?
It is time to celebrate the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be *called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
It is time to count our blessings! It is time to worship the Giver of the ultimate Gift. Instead of having a list of things I want this year, I am going to have a list of blessings and gifts to give .
- The Gift of Jesus. Through Salvation, I have new life and His kingdom life to live
- My family. They are my joy, my mission and my heritage.
- My church family. They are precious reminders of heaven on earth!
- The freedom to worship Him.
- My dogs. My four-legged babies are such fun!
More to come.. what’s on your list of blessings?
About this time each year, I drag out my favorite recipes. This is one of those for special meals
My Favorite Mashed Potatoes
I cannot take credit for these.. I was blessed to have gotten this from my previous Pastor’s wife
10 lbs. potatoes, peeled, boiled (tender)
2 cups sour cream
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 Tbs. butter, softened
1-1/4 cups grated parmesan cheese
salt pepper to taste
Beat sour cream & cream cheese together
add the hot, drained potatoes
beat until smooth add 8 Tbs. butter, salt pepper
Rub the inside of a 4 quart baking dish with about 2 Tbs soft butter
sprinkle with 1/2 cup of grated parmesan into dish, tipping the dish so that the cheese adheres to the butter.
Turn potato mixture into the dish
Dot with butter and sprinkle with 3/4 cub of parmesan cheese.
Cover with plastic wrap and then with foil
Refrigerate 1-3 days
When you are ready, remove foil and plastic, bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until golden brown…may need to bake longer.
Ever wonder why the world is in such disarray? When life is upside down, when life is so difficult, it is hard to breathe, ever wonder why? I know I have. When a child strays from home or when a husband loses his job, we want to cry out, BUT WAIT!
.. when reading the Word, ever come across the words, But, God? God always steps in. When we were lost or our lives were in the pit…
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesian 2:4-7
When we are in need of grace..
8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. Ephesians 5:8-11
Ever wonder why the world seems to despise the things of God? When right is wrong and wrong is right, what are we to do? ..
27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:27-31
I love it when I read, “But, God”. Whenever I read it, it means, He has something better coming. He always has a better plan. He knew before the foundation of the world that we would turn on Him and sin. That we would need a way out of our sinful lives and the sentence of death that comes from our sinful natures. He knew before He created us that we would need Him… He always has a … But, God for you!
Meet Mrs A!
I'd like to personally welcome you to my little home on the web! I am Nancy Adams, wife of my beloved college sweetheart and blessed mom of five. I am a full time at home wife, homeschooling mother and college student. I am a fully devoted Christ follower. I strive to live a life full of the grace He so freely gives.
Come, grab a cup of coffee, sit a while and let's share our lives as we celebrate the ministry of motherhood!
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.