Thursday, July 26, 2012

What am I most thankful for ?

What am I most thankful for this Thursday?


gift of eternal life

The gift of eternal life.  Thank you sweet Jesus for making a way for me to live eternally with you.

In the last several months since moving back to Kentucky, I have witnessed much sickness and death of loved one (older friends). And I am witnessing another slow and agonizing death of a dear friends husband (hence why I wasn’t on here at the blog yesterday).   And I am just thankful to know that when our end here on earth is over, it’s NOT over for us that believe.  God made us a way to never die.  I am so thankful for that assurance and gift.

Onto other happenings around here, today is my check-in.  Buy that I mean that I started working out on the treadmill several weeks ago, and last week I decided to take my measurements (inches).  So today I will check to see if the inches have melted away.  LOL….no really, not expecting any major progress, but I know some of my clothes are fitting a bit different so either way I am happy, and looking in the mirror I can see some difference….so it might take it some time to reflect in the actually measurements, I don’t know.

Since I am still unemployed, I will be spending my morning on the treadmill and with my bible reading.  I really enjoy this time.  I have read the Bible through twice now and this is my third go around.  I picked up a book by Dr. Henrietta Mears to accompany me in my reading the bible this time. what the bible is all about 

This is the back cover.

imageIt helps me to better understand why things happened as they did.  I’m also taking the time to learn the books of bible in order, I have learned the first 27 books in order now to learn the rest.

Couple of questions here.  Do you have any great resources that help you with reading your bible or for bible study that you would like to share?  I’m always looking.
And also, what are planning to do today?  Please do share.

Hebrews 11:1“[Faith in Action] Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

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Many hugs and blessings,


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chicken Spaghetti..Mmm good…Recipe


I put a full day in yesterday.  To the point that last night I was so tired I dropped into bed.

GM Garfield


Yesterday was spent catching up from my weekend, as well as exercising.  We purchased a new treadmill about a month ago and I have been trying to walk everyday.  So far so good.  Haven’t really had time to walk on the weekend due to commitments and not being home, but during the week I am faithful to walk at least 30 minutes and getting at least 1.5 miles in with a 3.5 incline.  I can tell you that my legs are sore, but I am not complaining.  My goal is to get in better  Not necessarily to lose weight (which I would love to do) but to lose inches.  There is so much truth to when you get older weight just lingers on ya.  Anyhow, I measured myself last week and this week I will see if I have lost any inches.  Thinking now, I can tell a difference in my thighs, but it might be a while before I see any major differences. But my goal is to NOT GIVE UP.  Over the past several years I have seen a major change in my body and the effects of getting older. 

More recently I have also been having quite a bit of trouble with my knees and water retention.  Oh the joys!  Sometimes I think I need to do a complete overhaul.  So decided to take things one day at a time and try to implement on good habit at a time. 

NordicTrackWe purchased a NordicTrack C900.  I love it and couldn’t be more happy with this purchase.   At the moment it is sitting in our living room (we are in a small duplex, another story for another time) where I can catch up on my recorded shows.  Makes the excising more palatable.

Plus on top of exercising I am also trying to eat a bit healthier but at this time, still am not very good with this because we have been eating out a lot. 

Last night we were home so I made dinner.  A old favorite of ours.  Chicken Spaghetti….if you love spaghetti and get tired of the same old sauce, try this one.  It is heavenly and oh so easy to make.

chicken spaghetti
Cindy’s Chicken Spaghetti

You’ll need:


chicken ( I normally use 2 chicken breast)
salt and pepper

bottled sauce ( I use whatever I have on hand)

8oz mozzarella cheese

parmesan cheese
Spaghetti noodles


green peppers

extra spices i.e.. Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, garlic powder, etc. 

To prepare:  I boil my chicken breast or microwave it so that it is done throughout.  Then cut into bit size pieces  and set aside.

Then I put my sauce and extra  optional ingredients in a bowl and mix together.  (Sometime I don’t add anything but the sauce, again it depends on what I have on hand)

After you complete that, get a casserole dish and lightly spray with cooking spray.

Put chicken in the bottom of the dish, salt and pepper ( I go heavy on the pepper)
Top with Mozz. cheese and parmesan cheese.
Next pour on the sauce and top with remainder of the cheese and lots more parmesan ( I don’t measure the parmesan I just sprinkle it really good.

Put in a 400 degree oven until the sauce is good and bubbly and cheese is  golden brown, about 20-30 minutes depending on your oven.

Make pasta noodles while sauce is in the oven.

To serve: Place spaghetti on your plate and top with with sauce.  (I usually add more cheese at this time to mine) 
Serve with salad and garlic bread.

Your family will love this, it is definitely a family favorite here at my house.

So, do you have a family favorite that you can share with me?

Psalm 112:5“Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.”

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Did you forget me?


Good Morning and hello……seems like it has been a while since I

have been here.  Well actually it has.  Who knew back in November 2011 when I made my last post it was going to be my last post for awhile.  Not me, but I had so much going on then and I was feeling quite burnt out and also overwhelmed by all that was going on.  But hoping that I can get myself organized enough to get back to my blog.  I have really missed my blogging friends.

There is so much that has been going on, I will have to fill you in over time, not all at once. 

’m going to have to slowly get back into this, and in order to cover
lots of things I will have to make some notes.  But more than anything I just wanted you all to know that can’t wait to catch up with you all.  It has been a very busy 8 months.  My life has changed quite a bit since then, but I’m extremely happy and can’t share it all with you.

Most likely I will be making some blog changes soon….thinking about a new layout.  Just need to figure out what I really want.  I’ve been playing around with ideas for a bit.  So bare with me.


f your new here, I hope you will take some time and look around. Introduce yourself to me.  I love making new friends, and am eager to get to know any of my readers.



Matthew 19:14“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.””

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