Saturday, July 28, 2012

Wedding Veil

Another fun picture from our daughter's wedding...

Support Chick Fil-A

Here is something I copied from Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, on Facebook. We don't have a Chick Fil-A locally, but we just might drive the distance to participate in this Appreciation Day! 

I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick Fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld. The Cathy family, led by Chick Fil-A founder Truett Cathy, are a wonderful Christian family who are committed to operating the company with Biblical principles and whose story is the true American success story. Starting at age 46 Truett Cathy built Chick Fil-A into a $4 billion a year enterprise with over 1600 stores. At 91, he is still active in the company, but his son Dan runs it day to day as CEO.It's a great American story that is being smeared by vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry from the left.

The Chick Fil-A company refuses to open on Sundays so that their employees can go to church if they wish. Despite the pressure from malls, airports, and the business world to open on Sundays, they still don't. They treat customers and employees with respect and dignity.

I ask you to join me in speaking out on Wednesday, August 1 "Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day.” No one is being asked to make signs, speeches, or openly demonstrate. The goal is simple: Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1. Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant. This effort is not being launched by the Chick Fil-A company and no one from the company or family is involved in proposing or promoting it.

There's no need for anyone to be angry or engage in a verbal battle. Simply affirm appreciation for a company run by Christian principles by showing up on Wednesday, August 1 or by participating online – tweeting your support or sending a message on Facebook.

The original post is at

Love ya, Mike!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Here's a beautiful picture and a luscious-sounding recipe from my friend in Kentucky! Thought my blog readers would enjoy both...My friend sent it in an email to me about a month ago.She takes lovely photos! This will make a great summer treat or dessert! Happy July, everyone!

Blueberry-Lemon Muffins
1 3/4 Cups unbleached white flour 1 Cup milk
1/4 Cup wheat germ 1 egg or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 TBS baking powder 1/4 Cup melted butter
1/2 tsp. salt 2 TBS lemon juice
1 TBS lemon zest 1/4 tsp. each, vanilla and almond flavoring
1/3 Cup sugar, honey, or maple syrup 1 Cup blueberries
(I use maple syrup, add 1/8 tsp.
  stevia powder, and decrease 
  milk to 2/3 Cup.)

Combine flour, wheat germ, sugar (if using granulated sugar), baking powder, salt, and lemon zest in a medium bowl.
If using honey or maple syrup, measure 1/3 Cup in liquid measure, and add milk to make 1 Cup. Stir milk/syrup mixture,
beaten egg, melted butter, lemon juice, vanilla and almond flavoring together in small bowl until well blended, then add to 
dry ingredients. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in blueberries. Fill greased or lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins are golden brown. Yield: about 12 muffins, with enough batter left in bowl for a few delicious licks! :)