No Matter What…


It has been a busy week indeed.

I walked in to work this morning with tears in my eyes.  They were thankful tears.

I heard a song on the way to work that touched my heart.  I didn’t hear it all, as I only live 7-10 minutes away, on a bad day.    The words I heard though, spoke to me.

Well… I did some research and found the song.

No matter how many mistakes are made, no matter what’s been done in the past or what will be done in the future, Jesus Christ gave His life freely because He loves us.   He came down from His throne on high, lived, died and rose again, because He loves us.

If you haven’t heard the song, listen to it. It is a beautiful song.

This is a casserole that you can adjust to your taste.  It makes a lot, so it’s good for pot luck dinners.
Yummy Tater Tot Casserole
2.5 lbs of tater tots
2 medium squash, cut in half lengthwise then sliced
1/4 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 smoked sausage length, sliced into rounds
2 cans ranch style beans
1 cup of shredded cheese (1/2 cup shredded cheese, set aside for later)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Heat oven to 450° F
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients well, except for the 1/2 cup shredded cheese set aside.   
  • Spray baking pan(s) with non-stick spray.   I had to use a 9″x13″ pan and a 9″ round pan.  Pour the tater tot mix into pan.   Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. 

I finally finished the cathedral windows piece I started when my dad was in ICU.   The cathedral windows are hand sewn, then the border and backing machine sewn.   I tried out a new stitch on my machine and it did well for awhile then started messing up, but I didn’t feel like ripping it out, so it has its flaws. 🙂

I guess that’s it for this evening.
Have a fabulous Friday!
God bless and keep you,

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I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.