Friday, November 21, 2008

Abiding in the Shadow of the Almighty

America and yes, the World, is in the middle of economic difficulties. Some are already experiencing the difficulties of a world turned upside down for them by losing value of stocks as the market declined reeking havoc on portfolios throughout the world. People are losing their jobs and with it their means of paying their mortgages, their credit card debt, and their gas, water, and electricity bills – much less putting food on the table for their children. And there, but for the Grace of God, go you and I.

But for anyone experiencing difficulties of any type, God has comfort and God has hope. Let’s look at a bit of Psalm 91 and take comfort in these promises.

He ….. shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress:….my God; in him will I trust.
He shall cover thee (this is to provide a shield over you to protect you)
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; ….. nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
……..there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

(Words from God to us tell us of protection--)
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him

So take comfort in knowing that as a Child of God, you have a loving God who cares and provides.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


You can do so many things with your bird. Just the last couple weeks we had guests and bought several of these delicious birds. We sliced and served the birds.

Being Granny Frugal, I popped the carcass of 2 of the birds in a freezer bag for later. These I will boil and use the liquid for cooking rice or for a soup base. There will be a little meat that I can glean from the bones. This I will mix with a little mayonnaise, mustard (Grey Poupon harvest is great), pickle relish (sweet and/or dill), chopped onion and celery. A little pepper - now you have a bit of real good chicken salad.

I have already cooked one of the carcasses that I didn't freeze. I made a soup. I used 1/2 can diced tomatoes w/peppers, celery, onion. Chopped a little celery and onion into it. Added a little precooked rice I had on hand (or you could toss in a tablespoon or two of uncooked rice). Added a can of Bush's mixed beans (pinto & northern). Dash of pepper. There you have it. Quick and delicious.

If you don't slice the meat and serve right away, you can use some of it in any casserole that you want. You can also take one of those Hamburger or Chicken Helpers and put some of the chicken in it.

Have fun!