Monday, January 25, 2016

The Blizzard of 2016 meets the Earthquake

January 2016 brought record breaking snowfall to the mid Atlantic. We had 3 feet of snow. more than any one time SNOWFALL in Anchorage, Alaska.

Meanwhile Anchorage, AK was rocked with a major earthquake that woke up Hope.

And we were literally 'snowed in' on Church of Our Saviour Farm from Friday until the following Wednesday when State Troopers stopped traffic on Route 15 to allow large plows to get into our lane. Jim plowed out the Volvo (which was loaded with our bags for the Mere Anglicanism conference in Charleston, SC and my hiking trip to Emerald Isle) and we hit the road.

But we had one stop. My small toe and foot were swollen and black and blue since Tuesday. The trip involved a lot of walking and hiking so I wanted to make sure I could still walk without making anything worse. We went to our Leesburg doctor who sent me for x-rays. Small toe broken in 2 places. Some walking as long as swelling did not increase, was okay.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Trials and Tribulations of storing recipes on computer programs and then the internet

This may not look like an issue, but scroll down. . . 

Please Review Changes to Your Account
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Dear Donna,

This is a friendly reminder to export recipes from your Personal Recipe Box before January 31, 2016. After this date, your personal recipes will no longer live on, as the Personal Recipe Boxes and custom TasteBook cookbook program will be retired.

To print or save your recipes, simply log onto your TasteBook account, select the "My Personal Recipes" page, and click on the "Download all of my recipes" button [see below]. Recipes that you have saved from or other websites will not be available for exporting.
Download Recipes
For instructions on how to export your recipes or questions about your account, visit ourFAQ or contact TasteBook customer support.

Later this year, expect a new look, including more recipes, chefs, cookbooks, tips, and ideas. As part of those changes, the Personal Recipe Box and custom TasteBook cookbooks will be retired.

Yours in cooking,
The team

This is an issue because:
           -of the number of recipes I have personally copied into Tastebook *850
           -my history of personally copying the same recipes into notebooks, then recipe                          programs on my PC,  new recipe programs on my PC, CookBook Wizard on                      my PC, spreadsheets on my PC

           -finally discovering TASTEBOOK - an online recipe source that would not be                             dependent on my software or hardware

I assumed TASTEBOOK was eternal. It may be eternal, but my use of it a recipe depository is not.

Just found PAPRIKA and purchased the app for my laptop, iPad, and iPhone. And now I can type, once again,  all the recipes that have proved successful for me the last 44 years! When might I receive a letter like this from PAPRIKA?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016



Our Community Bible Study Discussion Question
Apply what you have learned. Satan isn’t afraid to attack believers. Sometimes, in his role as “accuser of our brothers” (Revelation 12:10), he uses condemnation as his weapon. On other occasions, like the beast from the sea, he uses fear and intimidation. Or, as “the father of lies” (John 8:44), he may use deception and counterfeits, trying to trick us away from the truth of Jesus. At still other times, in his role as “the tempter” (Matthew 4:31 Thessalonians 3:5), he tries to t . Which of these attacks does the enemy use most often against you? How can you resist him? Read Ephesians 6:10-18 and jot down thoughts that God gives you below.

The Whole Armor of God 

10 Finally, ebe strong in the Lord and in fthe strength of his might. 11 gPut on hthe whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against ithe schemes of the devil. 12 For jwe do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against kthe rulers, against the authorities, against lthe cosmic powers over mthis present darkness, against nthe spiritual forces of evil oin the heavenly places. 13 Therefore ptake up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in qthe evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, rhaving fastened on the belt of truth, and shaving put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, tas shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up uthe shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all vthe flaming darts of wthe evil one; 17 and take sthe helmet of salvation, and xthe sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying yat all times zin the Spirit, awith all prayer and supplication. To that end bkeep alert with all perseverance, making csupplication for all the saints,

At the Cove

"How do you view the story your life is telling? Do you see it fitting into God’s story—or His fitting into yours? Many Christians approach their lives as a series of duties to complete or a collection of problems to solve. This approach fails to take into account the context of our lives. When we see ourselves as a sub-plot in God’s epic story of redemption, it radically changes the way we fulfill our duties and deal with our problems. Come let the Bible give you a greater, more eternal perspective. Live life elevated by who God is and who He created you to be. Yield to His bigger purpose and influence others to play their part in His story.

About Rachael Crabb

RACHAEL CRABB is a Bible teacher, author, and ministry consultant, who has spoken for conferences, retreats, and banquets worldwide for the last 35 years. She enjoys speaking to women about the impact of hospitality, authentic relationships, the blessings of womanhood, and the power of relational prayer. She has written a book on hospitality titled, The Personal Touch: Encouraging Others Through Hospitality, and is a contributing author to several devotional books and articles. Her newest book, written with Sonya Reeder and Diana Calvin, is Listen In: A Candid Conversation on Faith and Femininity.

Scripture Focus

2 Corinthians 4:18 plus various