Children are a Blessing

* Here we have a lovely Basket of Flowers *

The two red flowers are sleeping Hibiscus.

That is because they do not open up any further

than what you see in the photo.

 However they really do help to make the arrangement look

very pretty though.

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As I do believe that children are a blessing here is my new book especially written for children aged between two to six years.  If you would like to see what it is about please click on the link below and if you like it maybe send on to your friends who have small children. 

Here is a recipe for today:

 

Recipe is taken from book “Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”    

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

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You need to click on (Buy on Amazon) to see about the book, as I am not very good at this yet and I don’t think the other links are working on here……!!!

Here is a Bible Verse:

Matthew: Chapter 19 verse 14

Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,

for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

I hope you have a good day today.

 

 

Flapjack Cookies?

* Just a simple Basket of Flowers today *

With Bougainvillea and some yellow Lantana. 

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Sometimes you only need a few cuttings of flowers with some leaves from the garden to make a lovely arrangement.

I hope you can find some kind of flower from your garden or maybe purchase some from the shop – to make a special arrangement for your kitchen or lounge room.

It is amazing how flowers can lift the spirit  and we can receive some joy from their perfume also from their presence in our home.

Even one flower or a couple of small cuttings of green leaves in a vase or glass can be very nice.

In the kitchen if you put a sprig of Mint in a glass or other Herb that you specially like somewhere near the sink it is really nice to touch one of their leaves between your fingers and smell their particular perfume.  It can give you a lift in your spirit while washing up…..etc.,  Remember you can also eat one of the leaves off of your special Herb, they are very good for us.

Here is a tasty recipe:     (Have you ever made these)?

The Children will love them *

Flap Jacks: 

6 oz-Butter or Margarine;  6 oz-Demerara Sugar; 8 oz-Rolled Oats; pinch of Salt.

Cream the Butter until soft. Mix together Sugar, Oats & Salt then Stir into the Fat.  Transfer the mixture to greased tin 9” by 12” and spread evenly. Bake for 30 mins. At Reg. 5. or 180 deg.  When cooked leave for a few minutes in the tin, then cut into squares or fingers.

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Psalm: 133 verse 1

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

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We can dwell in unity with each other and share a Flap Jack…….How about that then???????????

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Thought you may like a Poem – so here we are:-

Pansy Flower ”

 Hello, I am a Pansy Flower, with a face upon my Petals.

My face is full of colour – Purple, Red and Yellow.

You can see my face if you look quite closely.

My face looks to the sky.

Although I am beautiful I am really quite shy.

I hide among the taller plants, they are so high and lofty.

But I don’t mind a bit, because I’ll never – ever be lonely.

We usually grow in clusters you see, us dearest little ’Pansies’.

Children love to peer at us, they wonder if we can see them.

Yes of course we can.

We see the Sun, we feel the breeze, the lovely refreshing rain.

We love to grow in our little clumps and we cheer you up

if you feel down in the dumps.

I have no arms or legs you know but I have good strong

leggy roots.

So grow me in your garden beds or put me in a pot.

Just remember not to put me somewhere that is really too hot.

Remember I am your little Pansy friend

with a beautiful friendly face.  …

 

*Hope you have a lovely Day Today*

You may like to see my Recipe Book: just click on the link below to have a look.

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

 

 

 

United as Friends

A lovely Basket of Flowers.

This was on our back Patio with Harry (cat) checking it out.

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You may like to make yourself a really nice Basket of Flowers for Easter.  If you have a garden it is amazing what you can find in the way of flowers and leaves to make something special.  Put the flowers in a vase or jar of water that is if you do not have Wet Flower Oasis to put them in.

 Then stand them in some sort of basket or a larger bowl.

Once you have organized your lovely Flower Arrangement put it on a table or somewhere for you to look at over the next few days.

  It can bring much joy to any visitors or family that come to your home.

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Recipe for today:  Banana Cake:-   (Very Easy to make)………..

Use your favourite plain cake or sponge recipe – or a Vanilla Packet Mix.

Add – 1 or 2 Ripe Bananas (mashed)

Cook in the usual way.  Decorate when cool and Eat.

(Lemon Flavour Butter Icing) is nice to cover your cake.

From: Carnarvon Favourite Recipe Book.

“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

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Here is a Poem:

All the Flowers:

All the flowers their faces lift

to the sky and never cry,

for anything us mortals need

except – maybe for their seed,

to carry out their fruitfulness,

of reproducing God’s good work,

in making flowers of glorious hue

for the likes of Me and You.

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Psalm:  133 verse 1:  Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

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* I hope you have a lovely Day *

   * Maybe pick some flowers and make a cake.???? *

You may like to see:-
http://praybibletruths.wordpress.com

 

Honour our Friends

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This looks nice with the Dark Leaves as a central point in the Basket of Flowers.

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Hope you may like a poem today:

So here we are:  It is about a Rose.

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The beauty of a Rose is beyond compare.

The petals so soft as they take in the air.

The colours so subtle as well as bright and strong.

The perfume out passes even our loveliest song.

The Rose has thorns on the stems and the stalks.

The thorns are protection from predators walks.

So touch a petal smell the Rose.

The perfume will bwonderful to your nose.

Find time, look at its beauty it is so timeless.

Be refreshed with it’s perfume, it’s softness it’s loveliness.

Maybe it’s time to put a Rose in your home,

to look at each day and not feel alone.

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Here is a picture of a Pen/Ink Drawing of a Cat from one of my books.  It may encourage someone to look at their cat differently or to encourage a child to start Drawing.

Australian Cat

This is what an Australian Cat may look like – have you seen one out Bush in the Outback of W.A.?

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Verse from the Bible:

Exodus: Chapter 20 verse 12 – says – Honour your Father and your Mother.

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I thought it would be a good idea to think about honouring our friends as well as our Parents.  Friends are very special so it is nice to think of them kindly and to appreciate having them in our life.

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 * Hope you have a Lovely Day and be glad if you have a friend *

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Here are some of my sites you may like to see:-
http://www.praybibletruths.wordpress.com
http://www.carnarvonartstudio.com
“Flowers for the Altar”
“Carnarvon Favourite Recipes”

Why Judge?

Flwrs on Chair

These flowers look good on this old Cane Chair.

Ready to take to Church – they do look comforatble just sitting there. I think the Geraldton Wax sets the Basket of Flowers off very well.

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Well what to talk about today then?

Thought I would put this in to encourage anyone to eat a good meal, even at lunch time instead of just rushing to eat something quickly.

It is good just once in a while to choose something different to eat.

The other day I had a lovely lunch here is what I had:

Cream of Cauliflower Soup (Home made from the freezer) Just had to heat it up. Plus a Sausage sandwich. (Cold Sausage left from yesterday’s dinner)

I always toast the buttered bread on one side in the frying pan first, only had a small piece of sausage so I cut it up and put slices of sausage on one half side of the toast, then covered it with Horseradish sauce (to help clear up sinus?) made it into a small sandwich with the other half of the toast – very nice. !

Then had the other slice of toast with Blackcurrant Jam on and Coconut Cream on top.

That was my Gourmet lunch. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then I had to get on with an ‘Oil Painting’  for someone.

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Here is a  Bible verse which gives us food for thought.

Matthew: Chapter 7 verse 1

Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

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One thing what I believe is that it is not a good idea to judge what others eat.

We are all different and all need to eat sometimes a bit different to each other.  That is not to say  that we should eat a lot of unhealthy foods…… or offer them to others who may have a special diet to follow for their health.

But how lovely to eat something that we really enjoy as an enjoyable treat.

So have something today that is special for you.

Have a special – Breakfast.

Have a special – Lunch.

Have a special –Dinner.

Maybe have something

special to share

with a friend.

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* Have a lovely Day *

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“Flowers for the Altar”

Are we like Children

Painttng with Flowers

Lovely Basket of Flowers as a corner display.

It is nice to think that we do not have to always put a vase of flowers or a basket of flowers in the middle of the table.  They can be very effective as you can see by sitting them in a corner maybe near a window.

I hope you have been having a good day today.

Well I did a silly thing today…...I took a pretty wrapped up chocolate out ot the fridge and as it was too hard to eat I put it in my pocket to warm it up.

An hour or so later I remembered it was there and surprise, surprise it had gone all soft.

It was a blessing that the wrapper was still around it and that I had not sat on it.   So took it out and left it on the table to then harden up a bit.

When I went to eat it – I found out that it was one with melted chocolate on the inside of the round chocolate – which then spurted out of course……what a mess.!!!
The morel of this story is…...do not put a chocolate out of the cold fridge to warm up in your pocket and forget that it is there.

I must say that it still tasted very good, although I had to eat it standing over the sink and licked all I could get off of the wrapper as well.   (We can’t waste these things you know)!

That’s my report for the day.

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Here is a bible verse:

Verse Matthew19v14

Well with my episode regarding the Chocolate it reminds me that we should have patience with our Children when they get all yucky eating their chocolate.

Remember that Jesus loves them and us when we seem to get in a mess with chocolate or with other things that happen in our daily lives.

Rose Bud

* Have a lovely Day Today *

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A Brother

with Sleeping Hybiscus

A Beautiful Basket of Flowers.

Two blossoms of Sleeping Hybiscus really helps to make the Basket of Flowers look very good.

The basket is sitting on our two seater settee, so that gives you the size of it.

With Geraldton Wax, Yellow Lantana flowers including the Dark Brown Leaves of…(Not sure what the name of that plant is) helps to make a pleasing display for our home or office.

* Mine I do to take to Church each Sunday*

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Here is a Poem taken from a book by J.M.R.Larman.

Poem Love Important

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Here is a  small reading:

Psalm:  Chapter 22 verse 22…. I will declare your name to my brothers; in the congregation I will praise you.

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I thought it would be nice to share some of our thoughts with our Brothers….. Brothers are precious…yes I know Sisters are precious as well but in the Bible Brothers stands for all our Brothers and Sisters.

Anyway I have three Brothers who are all special to me, also three Sisters equaly precious and they all know that I am a Christian but today I thought it nice for us all to maybe think about them today.  Mine are in another Country and so memories are good to keep and also a few time during the year we like to keep in touch on the phone.

If you have not been in touch with your Brother or Sister for a while maybe it is a good time to think about it, just a word, a phone call or even a postcard to say ‘Hello’

I was able to phone one of my Brothers for his Birthday the other day, he was so pleased to hear my voice and told me that he has to have a heart operation.  If I had not phoned it would have been quite a while before anyone would have thought to let me know.  Now I can pray for his recovery.

I Hope you have a lovely day remembering or thinking about your Brother or Sister who maybe a long way away from you.

Rose Bud

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