Quote of the Week
“This is my Savior, the Light of the World,
in Whom is no shadow of turning.
No variability, ever the same,
wondrous provision in His matchless name,
I’m free from sin since He’s taken my blame;
now within me His ove e’er is burning.
This Light of all lights shows the path I’m to take,
be it thru brightest joy, dimmest sorrow.
The radiant peace that He gives doth insure,
regardless of trials, foreboding, obscure.
In Him I’ve a resting place ever secure,
that gives gleaming hope for tomorrow.
The Light is the same in the mount, in the vale,
and tho’ life seems dark,
still I know His light has not faltered thru tests of the years,
it only seems flick’ring when I allow tears,
to overwhelm me in black moments of fear,
that bring gloom when trial’s winds blow.
So look up to Him, for eyes on the Light,
one can’t see the shadows surrounding.
Overcast skies will then soon become bright,
tear-filled and misty eyes take on new sight,
for His hand on your heart will His love-flame ignite,
and you’ll find life that’s always abounding.
~Jack W. Hayford
The ‘sequel’ to “Do Hard Things“, this book is yet another encouragement not to be content with getting by, and ‘taking it easy’. Even if they are little hard things you do at home, like read a book to a sibling, do a sibling’s job, etc.
Videos of the Week
We have been following the “Courageous” updates…this is one of our favorites. Watch the background!
The Recipe Box
Frozen Cookie Dough Balls
2 1/4 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
1-12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips
1 c. nuts (opt.)
Combine flour and salt in a small bowl. Combine butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large bowl and beat until smooth and creamy. Beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Roll dough into little balls and place on wax paper on a cookie sheet in the freezer. Freeze until firm. This is a yummy snack for hot days 😛
Note: if you like your cookies baked, add 1 t. soda to the flour mixture, and beat in 2 eggs after you beat the butter and sugars together. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes.
A friend of ours recently told us about Hanging Lakes, Colorado. We looked it up when we got home, and what a pretty place it is! We’ve never been here, but we’d like to someday 😀
The other day Isaiah was looking at a picture of a monkey with very large eyes. He told Anna, “Look at this kitty with big glasses!”
We’ve password protected our computers, so when we are done, we always log off. The boys think this is a very fun thing to do, and they always ask, “Can I blog off?” 😀
We were talking about socks, and one of the girls said that theirs slip down. Leah said jokingly said that they needed garters, and Bekah said, “We do have guarders, two of them–Clover (the dog) and the goose!”
Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is a weekly post where we share some of our favorite things and we try to post a new one every Friday. Hope you enjoy! ~The FarmgirlsSubscribe to get our blog posts in your inbox!