Lisa Ackerman Lawrence
Taking a little trip down memory lane, I did this post on facebook last night:
And then I began thinking about my Heavenly Father — you know the One Who Made us all?!
Father’s Day is not just about your earthly dad. I am pausing to say thanks to my heavenly Father for all His tender loving care along the Way! I am grateful especially for His patience, mercies, healing touches and gentle nudges at just the right time. He does things in a way so that I can see and hear and understand a little more about Him each time! The unfolding revelation and the comfort of His presence is beyond compare and an eternal promise.
I have a lot to be thankful for!
A blacked-out New York City wasn’t the only rare photo op that Hurricane Sandy left in her wake. NASA solar physicist David Hathaway captured the above photo in Huntsville, Alabama two days ago after seeing the strange rings surrounding the afternoon sun.
NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office head Bill Cooke says that he had, “never seen anything quite like it.” Another onlooker, Kyle Winkleman, called it a “once-in-a-decade event.”
Spaceweather writes that the extremely rare apparition was “almost certainly connected to Hurricane Sandy”:
The core of the storm swept well north of Alabama, but Sandy’s outer bands did pass over the area, leaving behind a thin haze of ice crystals in cirrus clouds. Sunlight shining through the crystals produced an unusually rich variety of ice halos.
“By my count, there are two sun dogs, a 22o halo, a parahelic circle, an upper tangent arc, and a parry arc,” says Chris Brightwell, who also photographed the display. “It was amazing.”
Image credit: Photograph by David Hathaway/NASA/MSFC
Read more at http://www.petapixel.com/2012/11/01/amazing-photo-of-ice-halos-captured-in-the-wake-of-hurricane-sandy/#BiEjvexXsfmVM1q5.99
A personal note from Jesse and the graphic now included with the book (reprinted with permisson):
Jesse asks those that read this book forward any questions and/or comments to him via email: jessecjones [@] sbcglobal [dot] net
He will be glad to respond personally to those with questions that state they have made a contribution to the
South Plains Food Bank (SPFB), 4612 Locust Ave., Lubbock, Texas 79404, Phone No. 806-763-3003.
[Personal note: It has been such an honor to be a part of this project to make Jesse's work available on Scribd for all to read and share and enjoy. I know that his work will bless you and hopefully guide many to our Lord and into eternity. It will give you both biblical truth and a scientific perspective. Please drop him a note and a testimony and in respect for his time if you have questions for him make a donation to the food bank as he has asked. I love the fact that the other book he has written also helps the food bank in his local community. He is a role model to all. Thanks for taking time to love and mentor me through the years. You are a blessing indeed!]
For additional Christian books and resources Jesse and I recommend the following ministries to you:
Living Stream Ministry (Watchman Nee and Witness Lee)
May the Lord fill your heart with His love and meet your every need in the special way that only He can!
May I bring a smile to your face as you remember times we have shared together.
May you always know that you are special to the One who made you and the friends who know you!
May you serve Him all the days of your life and enter into His presence with great rejoicing~
I Corinthinans 13 is sometimes known as the Love Chapter. May I suggest you read it with the word charity and then read it with the word love. Ponder which word is more powerful and why. It is worth a conversation with your loved ones and might even change the way we treat one another if we begin to understand what is contained in the concept of sacrificial love — the kind of love that caused our Creator to offer Himself on our behalf to restore us and make us ‘whole’. That my friends is true love!
1 Corinthians 13 (KJV)
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Good times, good food, good memories. This book of recipe treasures through the years touches the lives of the Crosnoes, the Caswells, the Periellos and yes even the Boones. The recipes are there as well as the stories and the memories will float back to those who were there. The rest of you will have to create your own! Blessings/sc
Table of Contents
1 title page (Christmas 2010-2011)
2 disclaimer – no copyright page
3 table of contents (no page numbers)
Appetizer:s & Salads
4 Cheese Balls – Sharp
5 Cheese Balls – Blue Cheese
6 Grapefruit/Avocado Salad
7 Pimento Cheese Sandwich/Spread
8 Tomato Aspic
9 Basil Bruschetta Trio
10 Tomato Confit
11 Fennel Dip
12 Hummus with Endive
13 Fried Green Tomatoes
14 Frosted Green Beans
15 Potato Salad – Dad & Mom (team effort)
16 Shoepeg Corn Casserole
17 Sweet Potatoes
18 Dillicious Green Beans
19 Chicken Orzo Pasta Soup
20 Chicken Tortilla Soup
21 Frito Chili Salad – family affair
22 Meat Loaf
23 Oysters Ernie
24 Smoked Turkey – Greenbergs! (but Dad’s smoked turkeys were good too) marinate note added!
25 Sole Meuniere
26 Prosciutto Roasted Bass with Autumn Vegetables
27 Chicken Piccata
28 Idiot Proof Breads
29 Cherry Pie (Red Ball Cake Story)
30 Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
31 Lemon Snowballs
32 Pineapple Cookies recipes
33 Cinnamon Rolls (formerly titled Sticky Buns) – (story of Caswell traditions)
34 Vira’s Coconut Cream Pie
35 French Silk Pie
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In a world where cats rule, floral arrangements are a hazard all their own, because some are fun to eat and not good for kitty cats and some are just fun to play with and then of course some simply require investigation and ‘tumping’ over in the process. So I decided to create a special virtual birthday bouquet for the best sister in the whole world, mine!
First a little trip down memory lane, she was Paula Bear to our Dad who had little names for each of us. Special names, sweet and unique and always said with love and warmth and a little bit of a twinkle in the voice. She was always miss fashion plate and sometimes changed clothes three times in the morning before school. She was always perfectly put together from head to toe and that includes makeup and jewelry too! She is smart and organized and very creative. She is a speed reader extra-ordinaire. She reads so fast that people think she isn’t really reading just turning the pages (pre Kindle days) but when you quizzed her on content — no problemo. Now the thing that most people won’t know is that she has been known to read while standing on her head. I don’t remember now exactly how she pulled that off but it probably required some creative way to prop the book up while doing so. Growing up we both had Barbie Dolls and clothes, some specially made by Mom from material left over from clothes she made for us, but Paula had the Barbie Doll house and all the accessories too.
She went to Texas Tech, majored in Marketing and worked for IBM for many years. Along the way she met a dashing young military man named Timothy Caswell who became the love of her life and she his. They have one son, Byron and you can read a little more about him here. Paula has a gift of hospitality and can make you feel at home and special whenever you are with her. I will never forget arriving in England (while she and Tim were stationed there years ago) from an overnight flight and being completely exhausted. She drew mw a warm bath and brought me a glass of wine and put me to bed. Just what I needed turning a difficult pass into a memorable moment! She is a gifted event organizer/presenter and a bit of a gourmet cook (all heathy of course). Oh yes and a dancer too — ballet, tap, and toe — and of course ballroom and whatever is the dance of the day.
I cannot mention her birthday this year without remembering her special birthday gift to me earlier this year. She took me and our good friend Donna to Las Vegas for a weekend at the Bellagio Hotel with the dancing fountains, and Cirque du Soliell shows, Mystere’ and Viva Elvis, plus a helicopter ride over the city and spectacular dining at the Jasmine Restaurant and more. A whirl wind trip of a lifetime for sure! We all had a blast.
You can see the photos from the trip Bellagio — Birthday Bash 2011 via Picaboo.
So while I cannot match that trip, I can share the love and the memories and let others know of the delight she brings to every event she touches, trip she makes, and life that she touches. Here is a virtual bouquet and a toast from afar…
Happy Birthday to the best sister in the entire world –
This birthday card was custom made from pictures online here - special thanks for the great photos of chrysanthemums.
Wikipedia says: Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The plant is renowned as one of the Four Gentlemen in Chinese and East Asian art. The plant is particularly significant during the Double Ninth Festival. It is believed that the flower may have been brought to Japan in the 8th century CE, and the Emperor adopted the flower as his official seal. There is a “Festival of Happiness” in Japan that celebrates the flower.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
Praying for the Lord’s special blessings on you and all that you set your hands to accomplish.
May you see His smile as you walk in His path and bless many in the process.
NOTE: Chrysanthemum is the flower of the month for November.