September 1, 2018
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
French Bread – 2 Pound Loaf
This quick to make, simple loaf is yummy, sure to please, and claims to be healthy. The recipe has been floating about the internet for so long it is not possible to know where it originated . . . likely somebody’s grandma!
I made it in my bread machine opting for a light crust (color) and choosing the rapid setting. If your machine doesn’t have a rapid setting, I am told the regular setting works fine. Realize this will take much longer. On my machine the regular (basic) setting is 3 hours compared to 1 hour on rapid. I even sliced it while it was hot, being impatient to taste it!
Being watchful of the order in which your bread machine requires ingredients, here are all you need:
1 1/2 C warm water
4 C bread flour
1 -1/2 TSP Salt
2 -1/2 TSP Yeast
So simple and quick you’ll want to make extra to share!
25 Human beings ate the bread of angels;
he sent them all the food they could eat.
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August 1, 2018
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
Psalm 119:114 ESV
“My hiding place” initially seemed like a joke. Sure, before I truly knew the Lord, my life was one big hiding place. Thinking about it now, my new life as a reborn creature reveals so much more yet my hiding place and shield are REAL and always there but seen by me while mystifying others. For example, Let’s look at Daniel in the lion’s den. Pretty vulnerable, no? But the story didn’t end there, did it! The lions walked on still hungry.
Then there’s David . . . young and small and left to defeat Goliath, well – expected to lose the battle against the giant warrior. But who was it that walked away unscathed? The psalmist sure got it right! My hope is in Him – my Lord and my God.
WHERE HE LEADS, I WILL FOLLOW!
July 24, 2018
HE WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH IT!
“You can never cross the ocean
until you have the courage
to lose sight of the shore”
― Christopher Columbus
By Martha L Shaw ©2015
July 9, 2018
I tried to be all things for everyone. Thinking back, I realize none of us were intended for that. Hmmm . . . was I thinking of my Lord, my neighbors, or myself? In my foolishness, I thought the answer was Jesus. I remember reading the 23rd Psalm and thinking “STUPID SHEEP.” Me, I had it all together . . . NOT! I was all about Martha!
Those sheep loved the Master, served Him well, and were lovingly cared for – Facing hunger or fear or uncertainty of any kind was no real problem. The Master (Shepherd) who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask had it all together since long before we were we! Those sheep had it good! THIS SHEEP is gonna follow the Shepherd far more closely than she used to!
20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Ah, those green pastures
Where did the still waters go?
Good, the Shepherd’s near!
By Martha L Shaw – © 2018