Friday, May 30, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday Savannah!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Homemade Granola
This recipe is very similar to the original recipe in the Ball Blue Book

4 c. uncooked regular or quick oats
1/2 c. wheat germ (or milled flax seed)
1 c. coconut
1 c. slivered almonds (or walnuts or pecans)
1 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c.brown sugar (or evap. cane juice crystals)
3/4 c. vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
1 c. raw pumpkin seed (optional)
1 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 c. raisins (optional)

I always double this recipe for my family of 6.

Combine dry ingredients, except raisins. In a saucepan combine oil, sugar, and honey. Cook over low heat for 3 minutes. Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Mix until well blended. Spread on a shallow baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. (Mixture may also be dried in an electric dehydrator at 145 degrees F about 3 hours or until mixture is crunchy) Stir in raisins. Store in home canning jars or plastic food storage bags.
Makes GREAT cereal, yogurt topping, or a snack. Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Sin Of Tolerance

By: Gabriel Pearl,

Most moral boundaries are written in stone, clear to anyone who can and will see. We all know it’s wrong to smoke crack, watch MTV, or beat our wives.

But it is mostly the subtle mental corruption that mostly vexes our souls, sneaking into our minds at unguarded moments. We must constantly be on our guard with our shield of faith and the sword of truth. It’s scary. I watch my second child, born just three weeks ago, and already the gravity of life and the weight of eternity seems to be even more real than it already was.

Jocelyn, our first born, is now a little over two and a half, and Lori and I think she’s borderline genius. We’re probably the only ones who do, but she’s certainly learning quicker than we are. Everything sticks. Recently we got PBS, Public Broadcasting Service. It’s a relatively clean, commercial free, government station that comes in free over the air with a lot of nature shows and some great programs for kids, but I’ve noticed an underlying tone in some of the kids’ shows. It’s not always out front, but it’s always there. It’s like a strange worldwide conspiracy. It’s the religion of tolerance. It’s one of the things the Muslims hate so much about us. It started as a snowball, but has become an avalanche. It’s constantly smothering the flame of truth, to the point where we become a lukewarm television-preacher society, incapable of standing up in a crowd of people and declaring that there is only one God and one way to him.

I guess that is really what it boils down to. Their main agenda isn’t really freedom of choice or right to push their so-called gay lifestyle onto our children, but it is the slow, persistent neutering of the truth that almost makes it unrecognizable. Fellow Christians, the world would like nothing better than for us to feel guilty about boldly standing up and saying that God is the only God and that He hates sin and is not tolerant of it. We are strangers and pilgrims in this world, but clearly not of it, so let’s guard our minds from the world’s influence, especially the developing minds of our children.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

We planted our vegetable garden this afternoon.
Tonight we roasted hotdogs,
and made Smores on our backyard campfire.
Perfect way to start the holiday weekend.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Navy Memories..
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