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A Sunday Poem of Praise

Hello again!  Maybe you have been wondering where I have been…

Well, after a number of weeks of being absent, I have returned.

We have been on our annual vacation to California

to visit our family there.

It takes me a while to recover from a trip like that,

and I hope I have, and will be back to blogging more regularly.

I will leave you with some word of praise

for this Sunday.

Have a blessed Lord’s Day!


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Praise the Lord;

He can work through those who praise Him.

Praise the Lord;

for our God inhabits praise.

Praise the Lord;

for the chains that seem to bind you.

They serve only to remind you

That they drop powerless behind you

when you praise Him.

Michael Hudson

Psalm 139:14

“I praise you….your works are wonderful.”

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Garlic-Brown Sugar Baked Chicken

Garlic Brown Sugar Baked Chicken


I guess that I have a love affair with brown sugar…

I love brown sugar baked on ham, brown sugar on pork chops,

and, where would chocolate chip cookies be without brown sugar?

And I also love cooking with garlic.

So, when I saw this recipe for chicken on Pinterest,

I knew I had to try it and I knew that I would love it.

And I did.

I also was looking for something different to cook for dinner when special family was here.

(See here.)

And, I was again breaking my husband’s advice to never try cooking a new recipe for company…

The package of chicken breasts were really large, so I cut them into smaller portions,

and also cut them in half thickness wise so that they would not be so thick,

to cook more evenly and quickly.

Arrange the chicken pieces in a large baking dish.


The ingredients used.


Mix these together in a small bowl.


Then sprinkle over the chicken.


Bake for 45- 50 minutes, at 350 degrees, till browned, and juicy.


I also roasted a pan of potatoes to go along with it.

Slice potatoes, sprinkle with olive oil, then with garlic/pepper.

Bake along side the chicken.


I cooked fresh cut broccoli from the garden,

and made a tossed salad.

It was a good dinner.

The left overs made a nice chicken salad for me the next day.


Garlic Brown Sugar Baked Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 Tbsp. paprika

1 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix together the seasoning in a small bowl

Place chicken in a 9×13 baking dish.

Sprinkle the seasonings evenly over the chicken.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes,

till browned and juicy.


Psalm 9:10

“Those who know your name trust in you,

for you, LORD,

have never forsaken those who seek you.”


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Miss Caroline

Miss Caroline-

A New Song

It always happens….when ever Aaron gets together with his friends, (see previous post from January 9)

 beautiful music happens.


So, without further ado….

Enjoy listening to ‘Miss Caroline’!

Music and Words-Aaron Clyde

back-up vocals-Laura Duncan


Psalm 149:3

“Let them praise his name in the dance:

let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.”

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A Sunday Poem

Sunday Poem

You Tell What You Are

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You tell on yourself by the friends you seek,

By the very manner in which you speak;

By the way you employ your leisure time,

By the use you make of dollar and dime.


You tell what you are by the things you wear,

By the spirit in which your burdens you bear;

By the kind of things at which you laugh,

By the records you play on the phonograph.


You tell what you are by the ways you walk,

By the things of which you delight to talk;

By the manner in which you bear defeat,

So simple a thing as how you eat.


By the books you choose from the well-filled shelf;

In these ways, and more, you tell on yourself.

So, there’s really no particle of sense

In a effort to keep up a false pretense.


Author Unknown

Psalm 37:4

“Delight thyself also in the Lord;

and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”


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A Family Milestone-Graduation

Aaron’s Graduation

This December, our youngest son, Aaron, graduated from Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania

with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Enviromental Biology.

Three years earlier, he had graduated from Hobe Sound Bible College, Hobe Sound, Florida

with a Associate of Science Degree in pre-professional studies.


It was a culmination of  years of long, hard work.

Shaking hands with the Provost….


Shaking hands with the college president, Karen Whitney.



A great job, Aaron!


Proud Mom and Dad.


Aaron and his two best friends, Josh Hosey….


…and Scott Duncan.


The group that attended the graduation ceremony.


A cutie, William was there….


…and he kept himself entertained with buttoning and unbuttoning his vest.

He was quite the dapper fellow!


Sweet Esther had a lovey gathering for family and friends after the ceremony

at the Redbank Community Center.


Congratulations Aaron!

We are so proud of you!


The food-


And the family and friends-

Josh and Scott, sharing a laugh.


Sweet cousins.


Grandma and a sleeping baby-(not so baby anymore!)

This does not happen often!


The gift table.

The brown box became suspicious as it kept jiggling around.


What could it be!?


Want to take a guess before you scroll further?


A pet rat!   A gift from 2 of his brothers…..

(There is a history in our family of pet rats,

but that is another story. Maybe later!)


Isn’t this what every college grad needs!?


Proverbs 14:24

“The crown of the wise is their riches:

but the foolishness of fools is folly.”



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Who am I ???

Child of God, pastors wife, mother of five, grandmother of ten (and counting), gardener, quilter, homemaker, reader, homebody and dreamer…

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