8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
While we are visiting with family, filling our bellies with great food and opening presents lets not forget to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, giving HIM thanks for everything.
HE IS THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON!!!
We at Southern Gals Cook want to wish everyone very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
What am I preparing today, you ask?
Deep Fried Turkey (actually hubby did this), mashed potatoes, corn, dumplins, fresh homemade yeast rolls and peanut butter fudge.
What’s going on your table today?
Matthew 13:16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
Psalms 115:15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
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- Aids in treating acne, reducing skin inflammation, and soothes dry skin.
- Goat’s milk soap is less allergenic than synthetically loaded commercial soaps.
- Helps reduce wrinkles.
- Goat’s milk soap has alpha-hydroxy acids that soften the skin.
- Goat’s milk is the closest to the PH level of the human skin and helps protect the skin from bacteria and chemicals.
- Goat’s milk is loaded with vitamins and nutrients.
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- Cleopatra was known for her natural beauty and amazing skin. Her secret was bathing in goat’s milk.
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I also have rough dry scaly hands, especially in the winter time. The goat’s milk soap helps to keep my hands healed and smooth.
My hunter use the camo or camo and dirt soap to bathe in before heading out to the woods so they will smell like the woods. Ya have to fool those deer ya know!
I work a lot outside, especially in the garden and the bugs aggravate me to death. The Buzz Away soap helps to keep bugs (mainly mosquito’s) at bay. I don’t bathe in it, I just simply swipe it behind my knees, the bends of me elbows, behind my ears, basically anywhere there’s a pulse point. Amazing stuff, really works.
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1 Kings 8:36 Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.
Oh sure, we could have posted a recipe of some kind of food, but we thought we would give it a twist this month.
We all need a little something to wash all the good food down with so we decided to share our sweet tea recipe!
Whether your sharing it with family or friends or taking to a potluck you can’t go wrong with sweet tea!
I mean, really, who doesn’t love sweet tea???!!!???
Hope you enjoy this!
We do love us some sweet tea our homes, and we drink a lot of it.
I, Dana, make a fresh gallon at least every other day.
I always get compliments on my tea, don’t really know why, I don’t do anything special, I just make it.
I think the secret lies in the amount sugar you add, like sugar is a big secret since it’s been around for ages and ages!!
Anyway, I get lots of request on how make it so good, (LOL), so I thought I would share it with everyone!
1 gallon size Lipton tea bag or 3 regular size Lipton tea bags
2 cups sugar
Fill a medium sauce pan with water and bring to a boil.
Turn off the heat and drop in the tea bag. Allow tea to steep for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, pour the 2 cups of sugar in a gallon size tea pitcher.
Gently swirl the tea bag around in the water to release the flavor of the tea. While holding the bag in the sauce pan, pour tea into pitcher. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Leave the tea bag in the pan and fill the pan with fresh cold water and pour into pitcher.
Remove tea bag and fill pan with ice cubes and pour into pitcher. Stir until almost all the ice is dissolved.
Finish filling the pitcher with fresh water. Fill a mason jar with ice and pour yourself a glass of cold iced tea!
Garnish with lemon if you wish. I like lemon if I am just going to be enjoying it as a refreshing beverage.
But not so much if I am washing down my food with my tea!
Psalms 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
Psalms 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Psalms 95:3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
(This article is a re-post from last year around this time. But, it bares repeating)
There is a song titled Where are you Christmas? and the first few lines of the song ask these questions.
Where are you Christmas?
Why can’t I find you?
Why have you gone away?
Sadly, these same questions apply to Thanksgiving as well.
Where are you Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is a day to be set aside for giving thanks to God and to celebrate the ending of the harvest season.
Or at least that what’s it’s supposed to be about.
However, lately it’s really NOT all about spending precious family time and giving thanks. It’s more about the anticipation of the big shopping day, BLACK FRIDAY!
Retail stores are monopolizing your time you get to spend with your family be opening their doors “early” on Thanksgiving day. Not only are they trying to take us away from our family time, but their employees are missing family time as well.
These days everyone is so busy with their lives that when we do have the opportunity to spend time with family it surely shouldn’t be interrupted by retail scams to get people off the couch and out the door to cash in on a good deal.
Because if you really think about it, that “good deal” isn’t so good if it means sacrificing time with family.
Why can’t I find you?
We can’t find Thanksgiving because of this thing called “Black Friday!”
According to Wikipedia, Black Friday is defined as any Friday the 13th or any Friday darkened by catastrophe.
Darkened by catastrophe, what a scary thought!
Are we as a society “darkened by catastrophe?”
What is that we are searching for that is so important that we can so easily be sucked in by all the hype surrounding Black Friday?
Maybe we are searching for the wrong things!
Why have you gone away?
Thanksgiving hasn’t gone away, it is still here. I think we have just lost the meaning of Thanksgiving.
I can remember my entire family, on my father’s side, gathering at my Grandmother’s and Granddaddy’s house on Thanksgiving day. It seemed like we would spend the entire day there.
I was just a kid, so us kids would play while the grown ups visited and talked.
No one was in a hurry to leave or had anywhere else go; We were content just spending precious family time together.
My Grandparents have passed away and our family doesn’t get together like we used to, but those memories are so precious to me.
When are we going to tell the retail giants that enough is enough! We are tired of chasing the almighty dollar and making you richer on a day that should be set aside for family.
The only “good deal” is the one that can’t be bought at a bargain price. And you don’t even have to be “sucked in” by a retail giant.
Just look around at your family and give thanks to God for that family and all that you have and all that God has blessed you with.
Now there’s a GREAT DEAL!
I’ll take two, and it’s free!!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.
In closing, I would like to share with you what I am most thankful for:
I am thankful for God and my salvation, my husband, my kids, my home, the food I have to eat, great friends and answered prayers.
What are you thankful for?