Sunday, March 7, 2010

You are my lamp, O Lord ...

"While we were lying in our blood, filthily polluted,

defiled, he passed by, and he said in the sovereignty

of his love, "Live!" and we do live. The whole must

be traced to sovereign grace! From this sacred well

of discriminating distinguishing grace we must

draw water this morning, and we must pour it

out, saying, "Oh Lord, I will praise your name,

for the first origin of my light was your sovereign

purpose, and nothing in me."

from Spurgeon's sermon: "Light, Natural and Spiritual"

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Phoenician Anniversary meal ...

Went out for supper last night
for our 33rd Anniversary.
Visited a new to us restaurant.
"The Phoenician."

We had a wonderful time and partook
of some delicious foods.
Was too busy enjoying my meal
to take a picture.
I had the Asparagus Beef Tourni Dos.
Slow roasted beef stuffed with feta cheese,
roasted red pepper, asparagus, and black olives
with a very thick tomato sauce. On the side
was julienne cut yellow and green zucchini,
carrots in olive oil with fresh herbs,
and roasted red potatoes.
Mediterranean Salad was delish!
The way it was presented on the plate was neat.
Mark had the Gyro Platter. It was served
with the same vegetables along with
Saffron Basmati Rice and warm pita bread.
The Gyro meat was delicious.
A blend of beef and lamb meats
roasted on a rotisserie.
For dessert we shared Syrian Baklava.
It was stuffed with pistachio nuts, honey,
wrapped in a shredded wheat type phylo dough.
Really different.
Next time I want to try the Kabobs.

A very nice evening, especially
with my wonderful date!

Thank you Lord for the gift of my husband.
He is a blessing to me.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Is it really March? ...

Sure don't seem like March! More snow coming and then rain.
Creeks and rivers will be over their banks.

Jaxx loves to roll in the snow, which then it sticks to his fur and
makes him look like the abominable snow dog!

My guys are really enjoying the Ice fishing this year.
There is a nice thick base which eases my mind.
The catch has been pretty good for them too.
Crappies, trout, walleye, perch ...
fry up real nice in my cast iron pans.

Spring is around the corner. I really hope it is ...