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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Magic Surprise

What a great day it has been! Very stressful/busy day at work, but when things got hard, I remembered to let my light shine and my day was so much easier and more peaceful. I am just amazed at how our God works.

Tonight, while Matthew was at work, Nathan and I had a visitor! We love having company to play with us. Our friend Taylor came over to spend the evening with us. I had to fix one of my all time favorite dishes! (Thanks Aunt Laura!!) Magic surprise is what she calls it. Here is the recipe:

1 1/2 to 2 lbs hamburger meat
1 can tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
12-14 crackers (crushed) or 1 cup of bread crumbs
1 onion, chopped
1 egg
Mashed Potatoes
grated cheddar cheese

Mix first six ingredients and bake at 400 for about 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven, drain the grease.
Cover the top of the meatloaf with ketchup and put back in oven for about 15 minutes
Remove from oven again and cover with mashed potatoes
Top with grated cheese, put in oven until cheese melts

While I was busy cooking, Taylor helped out with Nathan, and he loved it!

He had to have his own bowl of mashed potatoes before I topped the meatloaf with them. Here is a picture of the finished product! (It wass so good)

Once we were ready to eat, Matthew came home for his dinner break. Nathan LOVES his daddy!

After dinner, Nathan played with his Tay Tay, while I made some yummy halloween cookies!

It was a great evening!

I wanted to share one more thing tonight, I got this email today from my mom and thought it was awesome. Here it goes:


Freddy and the Lord stood by to observe a baseball game The Lord's team was playing Satan's team.

The Lord's team was at bat, the score was tied zero to zero, and it was the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs. They continued to watch as a batter stepped up to the plate named 'Love.'

Love swung at the first pitch and hit a single, because 'Love never fails.'

The next batter was named Faith, who also got a single because Faithworks with Love.

The next batter up was named Godly Wisdom. Satan wound up and threw the first pitch.

Godly Wisdom looked it over and let it pass: Ball one. Three more pitches and Godly Wisdom walked because he never swings at what Satan throws.

The bases were now loaded. The Lord then turned to Freddy and told him He was now going to bring in His star player. Up to the plate stepped Grace. Freddy said, 'He sure doesn't look like much!'

Satan's whole team relaxed when they saw Grace
Thinking he had won the game, Satan wound up and fired his first pitch. To the shock of everyone, Grace hit the ball harder than anyone had ever seen! But Satan was not worried; his center fielder let very few get by.

He went up for the ball, but it went right through his glove, hit him on the head and sent him crashing on the ground;

the roaring crowds went wild as the ball continued over the fence . . for a home run!

The Lord's team won!

The Lord then asked Freddy if he knew why Love, Faith and Godly Wisdom could get on base but couldn't win the game. Freddy answered that he didn't know why.

The Lord explained, 'If your love, faith and wisdom had won the game, you would think you had done it by yourself. Love, Faith and Wisdom will get you on base but only My Grace can get you Home.

'For by Grace are you saved, it is a gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast.' Ephesians 2:8-9

Psalm 84:11, 'For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.'

How lucky are we to have the grace of God???!!!???

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