2 Corinthians 4:8-12
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed but not despairing; persecuted but not forsaken; struck down but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death works in us, but life in you.
Friday we didn't get the results that we had hoped and prayed would be revealed in Jeff's blood counts. His marrow continues to show signs of failure. Monday we will speak with our transplant physician as to what he believes will be the best approach to this problem. Jeff continues to get long acting shots to stimulate the bone marrow. We all will continue to pray for complete healing. We will not be crushed, or destroyed by this bit of bad news!! I took this picture of the light house at the lake this past week. It reminds me that God is in control and that He is the Greatest Lighthouse of all, constantly sending beacons of light for us to follow to Him. This picture gives me great peace. Can you believe this was carved out of a tree trunk? Amazing things can come from nothing, don't you agree? The tree had died and the owner had the trunk carved into this work of art. God does that with us. He can take our life messes and make something beautiful out of them too if we let Him. God speaks to us through all of creation.
Another tree trunk!! This is a carving of a blue Heron which live on Fort Gibson Lake. They are beautiful and can be spotted standing very gracefully along the water's edge. A beautiful sight to behold. The water was choppy due to a brisk breeze the day I shot these pictures.
The lake is such a peaceful place to be. God's beauty and wonder is displayed everywhere you look. It is so nice to be in a quiet place with little outside world influence. It centers me back to the God of the universe who made it all and loves me above all else!!
Truly this is a place where I can be still and hear his
voice....in the rustling leaves in the tress, the lapping of the waves on the shore and the crisp breezes blowing by me.
Thank you God for your creation and allowing me to experience it with You.
Sunday is DESSERT DAY!
Keeping with my theme this week of easy summertime additions to your menus I will share my recipe for :
Lemon Cream Cheese Dessert Bars
Shopping List1 box lemon cake mix
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 8 ounce block of cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar (10XX)
1/2 lemon grated
2 TBSP. lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
Now we cook:
Pour cake mix into bowl of mixer and add butter and 1 egg.
Gradually add the powdered sugar. Stir in grated lemon peel and lemon juice. Beat till blended throughout.
Spread over the base cake mixture.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until set.
Hope you enjoy these bars during the lazy, hazy days of summer!!