Sticky Toffee Sauce for Sponge Pudding

Forget the main course, because this is gooey and gorgeous for a sweet course – only meal!   The sauce is also fabulous with ice cream or, for a complete change, try it with apple pie or tart! Serves Six Ingredients 115 g chopped Walnuts 175 g butter 175 g soft brown sugar 60 ml … Continue reading

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Praise

Praise God through every situation, Every Trial, Every Test, Every Circumstance. Praising Him, will confuse the enemy!! “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Discipline and Love

“My son, (my daughter) do not despise the LORD’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves.” Proverbs 3:11-12 (NIV) goldposters.com Most of us have had at least one week when everything seemed to go wrong.  The children knocked down the apple display at the market; the plumbing decided it was time … Continue reading

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SPIRITUALITY in our Daily Lives

Spirituality is not a luxury, something for people who have nothing else to do but sit around and meditate. In fact, it is the lack of spirituality in daily life that is causing the breakdown and destruction of our planet and our civilisation. As we restore spirituality we can find methods of working together to … Continue reading

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Calming the Mind

I received this via email today and love it so thought I would share it with everyone. Don’t give your mind permission to get disturbed.  A disturbed mind is easily influenced.  This will cost you your peace.  Learn to maintain your peace by freeing yourself from attachments.  Competing or comparing yourself with others will not … Continue reading

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The lighter side to life – Chuckle and Smile

Sitting in a ‘diner’ booth, the old  husband leans over and asks his old  wife, ‘Do you remember when we were newly married, and had sex in the park close-by over fifty years ago? Yes, she says, ‘I remember it well.’ OK,’ he says, ‘How about taking a stroll to the same place in the … Continue reading

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Delicious Fettuccine and Sauce

Paglia E Fieno with Bacon,  Peas and Mushrooms If dried porcini mushrooms can’t be found, look for boletus or cepes.   If reducing the amount of parsley, reduce the amount of cream also  so that the sauce retains the right consistency. Ingredients: 225 g fresh plain fettuccine or 150 g dried fettuccine 225 g fresh … Continue reading

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The Dove of Peace – Conflict

Dove of Peace There has probably never been a time where there has been so much fear and conflict across the world, not just across oceans and borders but across the breakfast table. In fact it is said that many now prefer conflict to peace, as they become addicted to the actions of anger and … Continue reading

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The Original

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~Judy Garland “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”  ~John Mason “But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.” Philippians 3:7 (NASB

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Butterfly Cottage – Home

I spent the most amazing day with my hubby today – all we did was work in our garden!  The amazing thing… is that we are so in unison with one another – we work so well together.  We are just so good for one another.  A while ago I promised to post some pics … Continue reading

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Marck & Michael

I don’t have a post for today… but I do, however, have a photograph of my two sons taken on my Elder Son’s 30th Birthday in Cape Town, South Africa.  I wasn’t there to share this with him and this photo means the world to me!!! “If I must boast, I will boast of the … Continue reading

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Judging Me

 Don’t judge me by my past because I don’t live there anymore! “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20 (NIV)

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Amy Winehouse

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Died:  Today You are finally at peace Amy Winehouse…  and you leave this world with … Continue reading

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Enjoy Moments of Silence

When you open your eyes in the morning, sit for a moment and appreciate the gift of the new day, create a peaceful thought and enjoy some moments of silence throughout the whole day. See the beauty that surrounds you – out of the darkness, there comes light! Every negative can be turned into a … Continue reading

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God in the Stars

“There is something beautiful about a billion stars held steady by a God who knows what He is doing.  (They hang there, the stars, like notes on a page of music, free-form verse, silent mysteries swirling in the blue like jazz.)  And as I lay there, it occurred to me that God is up there … Continue reading

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Blackberry and Slow Gin Jam/Jelly

Although blackberries are full of wonderful flavour, they are also full of pips. Turning them into a deep-coloured jelly is a good way to make the most of this full-flavoured hedgegrow harvest.  This preserve is delicious served with richly flavoured roast meat, e.g. lamb. I like a dab of jelly on a square of cheese … Continue reading

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Shirley’s Story

I see a little girl skipping home from school in the later afternoon sun.  Her dress is a hand-me-down, her shoes are unpolished and her socks no longer have elastic around the top.  She walks across a barren yard toward a small house.  It is badly in need of paint and repair. How tenderly I … Continue reading

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Failure and Success

Pereseverance is failing ….. (19) nineteen times and….. succeeding the (20th) twentieth time!!! ~  Julie Andrews

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Weight GAIN

I am really upset with myself today!   Not at what has happened …. but the fact that I have NOT taken control and,  have allowed it to happen! I can’t blame anyone else, accept myself.  The first thing that came to mind was to blame my husband. It’s all his fault 😦 He is … Continue reading

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Think before you Speak LIFE IS A GIFT

Today before you think of saying an unkind word  ~ think of someone who can’t speak. Before you complain about the taste of your food  ~ think of someone who has nothing to eat. Before you complain about your husband or wife  ~ Think of someone who is crying out to God for a companion. Today before … Continue reading

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A Poem – Rejoice and be Thankful

Each day, upon my daily round, I find myself on holy ground – The morning-glories on my fence Inspire quiet reverence. Just one small, tender seedling grew, And now, this miracle in blue. A robin in the apple tree Sings out his glad doxology. I hear the pure, unsullied joy Of laughter from a little … Continue reading

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A Holy Life

Have you ever had difficulty with this Scripture verse: ‘Be holy, because I am holy’ (Leviticus 11v44; 1 Peter 1v16)? Since most people think being holy is synonymous with being sinless, who could possibly be holy?  It’s unattainable ….. unimaginable! A friend once said, ”I know holy means ‘set apart”, but I don’t want to be set apart.  … Continue reading

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REJOICE

                                   When the princes in Israel take the lead, when the people willingly offer themselves, Praise the Lord. Hear this, you kings!  Listen you rulers! I will sing to the Lord, I will sing; I will make music to the Lord, the God of Israel. You who ride on white donkeys, sitting on your … Continue reading

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An Ancient Peace

I….. thought this was quite amazing. This morning My Post was on Peace (allbeit a different kind) tonight I received this message via email which I thought I would share with you as well!! There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude. There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have … Continue reading

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Seeds of Peace

                                                         I g n o r a n c e makes you believe that life functions haphazardly. W i s d o m teaches you that everything that happens in this  ‘theatre of life’ has profound significance. What you see today is not the fruit of chance but a fruit from seeds planted in the … Continue reading

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Beef Sate – Chinese Style

Recipe and Photo Source: Chinese Cooking Class Cookbook ‘Australian Womens Weekly’                                                         I found a recipe the other day that I haven’t used for absolutely a.g.e.s.    It is FANTASTIC! Beef in most Chinese recipes is generally cut into very fine slices.  TIP:  Put the beef into the freezer for 30 minutes to make slicing easier. Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Worship in Our Daily Lives

I will say it again…… I love blogging and bringing different scenarios into the fro from the Bible. As many have said.. there are so many different versions from so many different translations and so much has got muddled up over the long lost years……… but at the end of the day, the most important … Continue reading

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Chicken Cacciatore with Chutney – Debra’s Way

  Ingredients 1.5kg of chicken pieces 1 and a half cups of chutney 2 tablespoons of oil 2 finely chopped onions 3 cloves of crushed garlic half a cup of white wine 1 and a half tablespoons of vinegar 1 chicken stock cube half a cup of water 1 full teaspoon of dry basil 1 … Continue reading

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Unlawful Sexual Relations – Old Testament

Original Image : Tamson Weston Modified for this Post : Debra Archibald                                                MOSES writes the book of Leviticus while the Israelites are in the wilderness, before they enter the promised land. In it he reports to them the numerous religious, civil and moral laws that Gods revealed to him on Mount Sinai. As you … Continue reading

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The MELODY of Life

          In music there is a wonderful thing called ‘phrasing’ where the performer punctuates or caresses the flow of sound according to the mood and emotion he or she wants to convey. The rising and the falling, the peaks and the valleys are what makes music so interesting. This is what allows the artist to … Continue reading

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Emerald, another photo

Photo taken 05/07/2011

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Chicken and Chicklet Update 05 July 2011

I didn’t realise that I have missed giving everyone an update. Petunia was FINALLY accepted into the ‘family’ and Tony and I breathed a heavy sigh of relief.  Thanks to all the encouragement from friends 🙂 Then, Petal got extremely broody and wouldn’t leave the nest (all this being a learning curve for me 🙂 We took … Continue reading

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Introduction to Emerald

”Emerald” Taken today 04/07/2011 Today I would like to introduce you to “Emerald!” (Note the colour of her eyes! ..  😉 Wizard is MY first ‘Kitty Love’ but Emerald is my second… Wizard was supposed to be MY CAT but my husband Tony, hi-jacked him! ;( Now… I have Emerald, Tony has Wizard (below) and … WE have … Continue reading

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Petal and her Chicklets

Just thought I would add an updated photo of the ‘new one’s.  We still cant ‘sex’ them as yet; hope they are all girls otherwise my hubby is going to give away the male one’s ;(    not happy ! 4 of the 5 little one’s ~ (Bluebell is not in the picture) Photo taken … Continue reading

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Light and Darkness

                                                         “Why begin a Christian meeting by rebuking all the powers of evil in the place? If people gather together in the name of Jesus, demons definitely don’t! In fact, if they had any sense, they’d keep well away! BUT, there’s someone who is there every time people gather in Christ’s name ~ the HOLY … Continue reading

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