“O holy God, make me such a creature as Thou canst take pleasure in, and such a being that I can take pleasure in Thee.”

“Mercy” The Valley of Vision


Free Book - Revolution in World Missions

Recently some of us girls found this book advertised as being free upon request.  We sent for it and were so excited when it came!  It really truly is free 😀  It is a very, very good book and we highly recommend it!  You can go HERE to get your own free copy, or HERE to download the MP3.


We really enjoyed these videos!  They put it in such a way that makes it easy to understand 😀



Peppermint Pigs

 1 pkg. (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough OR homemade sugar cookie dough (below)

1/3 c. butter, softened

1/3 c. shortening

2 c. flour

3/4 c. sugar

1 egg

 1 T. milk

1 t. baking powder

1 t. vanilla

  In a large bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 or until softened.  Add about half the flour.  Add sugar, egg, milk, baking powder, vanilla, and salt.  Beat until combined.  Beat or stir in remaining flour. Chill.


1/2 c. flour

3/4 t. peppermint extract

Red food coloring

White icing

colored M&M’s

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Lightly grease cookie sheets. Remove dough from fridge; place in a large bowl. Let dough stand at room temperature about 15 min.  Add flour, peppermint extract, and food coloring to dough. Add only a few drops of food coloring at a time; beat at medium speed until well blended and evenly colored.  Divide dough into 20 equal pieces.

For each pig, shape 1 dough piece into 1 (1-inch) ball, 1 (1/2-inch) ball, and 2 (1/4-inch) balls. Flatten 1-inch ball to 1/4-inch-thick round; place on cookie sheet. Flatten 1/2-inch ball to 1/4-inch thick oval; lace on top of dough round for snout.  Shape the 2 (1/4-inch) balls into triangles; fold point overand place at top of round for ears.  Make indentations in snout with a wooden skewer for nostrils.

Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Remove to wire reacks; cool completely. Use white icing and M&M’s to make eyes.

Makes approximately 20 cookies.



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A couple of nights ago, Susannah was telling Noah and Isaiah a bedtime story.

“One time, a looonnnggg time ago, God made the very very first people…he made Adam out of the dirt, and Eve out of Adam’s rib…”

Noah: “Ewwww!”

Susannah: “Do you know what a rib is?”

Noah: “No.”

Susannah: *feels Noah’s ribs* “they’re right there.”

Noah: “Ewww!”

Noah: “Who was Adam’s daddy?”

Susannah: “He didn’t have a daddy or a mommy.  God made them…they were the very very first people.”

Noah: “Were there people before them?  Like people who died before them?”

Susannah: “No, they were the very first people.”

Susannah:”…and Adam and Eve had  two little boys, kind of like you two boys, and their names were Cain and Abel, then they grew up big and strong…”

Isaiah: “How did they get bigger before us?”

Susannah: “This was a long time ago, before you boys were born…”

Isaiah: “Oh.”

Susannah: “God wanted them to bring a baby sheep for a sacrifice for their sins.  Abel brought one but Cain decided he wanted to bring fruits and vegetables that he had grown.  God was not happy with Cain’s sacrifice, but he was happy with Abel’s.  Cain did not like that.  He got mad at his brother and he was very naughty and killed Abel…”

*she finishes telling the story*

Isaiah: “So which one of us died? Noah or me?”

The other day Isaiah was watching the “pipes” screen saver on the computer and said, “It’s like spelling a tunnel!”

During our trip, Bekah was asking everyone if some brochures were theirs, but she didn’t ask Noah.  Noah said, “Bekah, ask if they’re mine!”  Bekah said, “They’re not yours.”  to which Noah replied, “I know.”

In the country in Florida, several people have fences all around their property with gates across their driveways.  Isaiah asked, “Why do people have to have cages?”

 On election day last Tuesday Jessica, Leah and Susannah worked at the polls.  A little boy (maybe 2 years old) came up the the table (that Susannah was working at) with his mother and Susannah smiled at him and said “hi!”. He kinda smiled and then exclaimed, “Mommy!! I’m shy!!”

The Seven Sisters Treasures is a weekly post where we share some of our favorite things.  We try and post every Friday.   Hope you enjoy!  ~The Farmgirls

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15 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #57

  • November 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I love all of the cute quotes! Thanks for the laughs! HA HA. My fav part was “How did they get bigger before us?” HA HA HA!

    I am sooooooooooooo glad you all liked the book! It was such a challenging read for me. I loved it. I need to read it again soon!

    Have a nice weekend girls!

  • November 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    I loved the quotes, especially the bedtime story 😀


  • November 5, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Those peppermint pigs are absolutely adorable! What a fun idea! I’m sure lots of kids would love those whimsical treats!

    Joyfully in Jesus,

  • November 6, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Maybe you should read Sitting At The Feet of Rabbi Jesus and post a review on it? 🙂 I’d love to know what you all think about it. It’s one of our fave books, and I think you all would really enjoy it. Scriptually-based.

    HUGS gals!

    • November 6, 2010 at 7:55 am

      I think we even have that book, but only Mommy has read it so far 😀 That is a good idea 🙂

      Hugs back!


    • November 6, 2010 at 9:27 am

      I’m reading through it…er….slooooowly. I’m only reading 7 other books at the same time too 🙂


      • November 6, 2010 at 9:38 pm

        Seven books? I don’t think I could do that mentally, though it is easy to set aside one book in the middle and start the next. 😀 What are you reading, Susannah? I’m *Only* reading three books right now, (Hey, you’d excuse me if you knew what they were! 😀 ), plus the many theological articles I’m studying now. 😉
        But hey, an old maid needs to do SOMETHING other than scrub floors, right Jessica? 😀

        • November 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm

          Amen sister!!! 😀 Hehe! I am currently reading 3 books and it kind of drives me batty trying to keep up with them! Because usually what happens is I don’t read one (or some!) for a while and I can’t hardly stand not finishing a book! 😀 I am slowly working on my stack, though, and am making progress! I finished three books recently, two of which I had started several months to a year ago 😀 So anyhow…all that to say, ‘that’s right!’. We should keep learning. Old maids are more exciting that way! lol! 😀

          The ‘Spinster’ 😀

          • November 8, 2010 at 1:07 am

            Haha! ‘Old maids are more exciting that way’ Love it!

            I’m reading lots of books at the moment – five, I think. One for recreation, one for Bible, one for history, one for general reading, and one for intrapersonal. At the moment my school schedule consists of one hour per subject, and when I stick to that, I really fly through the books!

            Josh, Nomi and I really, really enjoyed reading your stories, especially the first one! And I had to look twice at that photo of y’all with Abraham Lincoln; wasn’t expecting that!


        • November 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

          What am I reading? Hmmmmm….

          Don’t Waste Your Life- (John Piper)
          The Power of Surrender-(Michael Catt)
          Sitting at the feet of Rabbi Jesus
          When He Appears-(Ron Auch)
          Cobwebs and Cables-(Lamplighter book)
          50 People Every Christian Should Know
          Revolution in World Missions
          Lord, Teach Me to Pray-(Tom Harmon)
          Dress-the heart of the matter
          More Hours in my Day-(Emilie Barnes)

          I guess that is more than seven 😀 And I have a whole stack waiting for me too 🙂


          • November 10, 2010 at 4:10 am

            I really, really enjoyed “Don’t Waste Your Life” and Emilie Barnes’ books. Have you seen her children’s books? I haven’t actually read “More Hours in my Day” but other similar books by her. I love it (and have since I was 10!! I’m a nut!)

            Happy reading!

  • November 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Neat list! Here’s mine:
    Apostasy from the Gospel-John Owen (puritan-five stars!!!!)
    The City of God –Augustine
    The 1689 London Baptist Confession
    -a dozen+ or so articles on cessationism vs. continuationism

    😉 Not so impressive as yours, but it’s enough for me! 😀 None of this is assigned reading, by the way. 😉


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