Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year! Have a Blessed 2016!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It is New Year’s Eve!  Amen!

Methinks that this is the time of year, when we all reflect on what was or what was not accomplished during this year, which is rapidly coming to a close. We all have choices; and we all tend to have the best of intentions to make New Year’s Resolutions.  As we want the upcoming year to be an even better one than the previous year. We all have our ‘trials and tribulations.’  However, as a tidbit, know that your circumstances or situations, are only temporary.  He offers eternal SOLUTION and LIFE.

You can choose to continue going ‘round and round, like a bittid gerbil in a cage’ or you can choose to step back and take a tidbitz reflective look at your life.  This may be the year that you choose to genuinely Invite Jesus Christ into your heart, as your Lord and Saviour.  (Hope you do!) Your life will be forever transformed AND FOR THE BETTER!  Also, WHEN you read the Bible and SEEK Him out with all your heart, you will gain WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING. The Bible is the TRUTH and its WORDS exude LIFE!

Earlier today, I joyfully watched Kenneth Copeland and his wonderful guest, Jesse Duplantis and it is very enlightening, as well as inspirational.

Here is a video for you to enjoy.

Also, appreciated Andrew Wommack, and he was excellent as well in his delivery of the message. . Andrew is doing a series on: 'How to Find, Follow and Fulfill God's Will' which is most illuminating!

These 2 ministries, as well as others, have been very helpful to my perpetual growth and daily walk in Christ. A huge heartfelt Thank you, to them all!

We are exceedingly thankful for our daily Blessings and for the celebration of the Birth of Christ.  In a tid, each and every day, we celebrate His Birth!  We treat each and every day as a ‘mini Christmas’ and / or a ‘mini Thanksgiving.’  Amen!

A wee bit of a miracle! We gave a dear friend a gift, which he gave generously back to us. That helped us with the provision of a turkey; and it was a butterball at that! 17 pounds!  That was the biggest bird we have ever cooked over the years; plus the most tender! Yum!  My son, his wife, and our baby granddaughter were here on the 26th and we enjoyed a wonderful visit with them.

The leftovers with all the trimmings were just as delicious and as tasty as the night before on the 25th, when Alan and I had our wee Christmas dinner.  Alan and I were going to have our Christmas dinner on the 24th, but things backed up on us.  Instead of getting our ‘noses out of joint,’ we chose to enjoy the 24th; and to look appreciatively forward to the preparing of and savouring our special meal on the 25th!

Originally, I was going to make ‘turkey’ 'a la king' for my son and his family, however, chose instead, to keep things bittidz ‘simple.’  Yesterday, I cooked up the ‘a la king’ dish; and all the bits of ingredients were there. ie. Fresh mushrooms, green peppers, and the light cream. I thought ‘double’ the recipe, increasing the servings from 6 to 8, to 12 to 16 servings.  Alan had earlier cut up all the turkey meat (3 cups) but I needed another 3 cups. What was left, were the thighs, and they did not look like they would measure 3 additional cups.

However, I was not concerned! ie. The visual and compelling picture (in my mind and heart) is of the awesome Biblical story of the 5 loaves and 2 fishes. I thought, well, if Christ can provide for 5000 people, He can certainly provide 3 cups! Do you know what?! I ended up with the EXACT amount, no more, no less!!! I will give you the recipe (Better Homes and Gardens - Golden Treasury of Cooking) and may you heartily enjoy!  The ‘Chicken a la king’ dish can be varied; and a green salad, or rice, or jelly mold, rolls, or whatever suits your palate, are wonderful accompaniments!  

Tidbit –  ALWAYS have an ‘attitude of gratitude.’ The more you choose to have a thankful heart, it becomes easier to have and live with an ‘attitude of gratitude!’  Also, Praise Him DAILY in ALL Things!

Bittid – KEEP THINGS SIMPLE!   Daily, CHOOSE to not get ‘bogged down’ with the secular and 'micro' matters of the world. ‘Cast your cares upon Him.’ Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and have Faith in His Provision.  CHOOSE to not allow doubt, fear, anxiety, depression, discouragement, lack of hope, sadness, anger, bitterness, resentment, jealousy, and other issues get to your spirit.  Keep on ‘fighting the good fight.’ Once you Invite Christ into your heart, He will never leave you. Know that the Holy Spirit lives within you and that Faith comes from within! From the ‘inside out.’

Alan puts out a few dishes daily, of bird seed for the numerous varieties of birds; and what a peaceful scene to hear, and an awesome sight to see these joyful and appreciative birds! They are singing their little thankful hearts out!  This is, indeed, a magnificent Blessing!

Alan has made up a large batch of turkey soup and the stripped thighs and bones from yesterday, are simmering slowly in the tasty soup mix. Apart from us enjoying this healthy soup, we will be giving some of it away to some of our neighbours. They love Alan’s turkey soup! You can add whatever you wish to the soup to make it stretch for many a meal. (Same with the 'Chicken a la king' recipe).

Here is the 'a la king' recipe.  When I think of that now, I think of Our Heavenly Father WHO is KING OF ALL KINGS.  HE IS awesome!!!!!

Elegant Chicken a la King:

1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
6 TBSP butter or margarine, softened
2 TBSP all-purpose flour
2 cups ight cream
3 cups cubed, cooked chicken
3 egg yolks
1/2 tsp paprika
2 TBSP dry sherry
1 TBSP lemon juice  (squeeze a lemon, if lemon juice not available)
1 tsp onion juice        (puree / liquify, with a little water in blender, if onion juice is not available)
2 TBSP chopped canned pimiento.
   Toast points

In saucepan cook mushrooms and green pepper in 2 TBSP of the butter till tender but not brown; push vegetables to one side. Blend flour and 3/4 tsp salt into butter in saucepan. Stir in cream; cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. (Makes me think of champagne! LOL!). Add chicken; heat, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, in small bowl blend remaining butter, egg yolks, and paprika, set aside. To chicken mixture add sherry, lemon juice, and onion juice;  bring to boiling. Add yolk mixture, stirring till blended. Remove from heat. Stir in pimento. Serve over toast points. Serves 6 to 8.

Methinks, this elegant and very tasty dish is good for any and all occasions!  Whether for creative entertaining, and / or improvised tids of leftovers!

May you ENJOY a Special New Year’s Eve!  Finish the year well and choose to make 2016 a majestic year of change for you!  Thus, may you receive BLESSINGS IN ABUNDANCE from Him! It is nice to receive, but it is always better to give, than to receive. Be a Blessing also, to all you meet.

Also in closing, Alan and I have been reading together a chapter per day of The Book of Revelation during the month of December.  Alan reads first, which helps prep me and then I read. It is totally awesome to read OUT LOUD; as everything  becomes more clear and so very real. I am going to read OUT LOUD Revelation again, starting on January 1st, one chapter per day. It is good for the soul!

Know that you, individually, are SPECIAL, and He WANTS you to be part of His Family. Again, ASK Him to come in, and He SHALL!  REJOICE!

Peace and God Bless; and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

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