Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Quote o' the Day

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.

If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.

It was never between you and them anyway.

-- Mother Teresa

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The National Tiger Sanctuary

While we were in Branson,
we found a fairly new tourist attraction to visit: 
the National Tiger Sanctuary. 

Oh, we had so much fun!  J

Here’s a link to their website: 

They take in big cats for various reasons and
take care of them for the rest of their life. 

The tour guide gave the background of each cat’s story,
why there were there, and fun details about their personalities.

It was wonderful to see such gorgeous creatures so close,
but even better to know that they are being taken care of so well.

Lucky Dog

(click on the photos to see them larger!)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Déjà vu

So I’m still reading the Old Testament…. 

I read a chapter at a time out loud
from the New Living Translation.
It’s really good for reading out loud.

So I’m in 2 Kings,
where Elisha (Elijah’s successor)
 is performing all sorts of miracles.

In this particular chapter, chapter 6,
these bad guys were going to attack,
and Elisha prayed for them to be struck blind,
and the Lord made them blind.


And then it reads:

19 Then Elisha went out and told them,
“You have come the wrong way!
This isn’t the right city!”

And instantly, my brain flashed to: 

“You don’t need to see his identification.” 
“These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” 

Right out of Star Wars!  hahaha

Sometimes I have a little too much fun reading the Bible!
J  J  J

Lucky Dog 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Quote o' the Day

"It's never what you make.
It's what you don't spend." 

-- Clark Howard

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sunset on Table Rock Lake

This was our view
at the condo on Table Rock Lake,
near Branson, Missouri.

♥ ♥ ♥

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Birthday Cake Recipe

Today I am sharing the recipe
for Mr. Man’s favorite birthday cake.

I had to marry him
before his mama would give me the recipe!!!

Thank goodness she shared…
Now he can have it every year.  ♥

And now you can make it anytime you want.

Lucky Dog


1 box of Duncan Hines Deluxe Lemon Supreme Cake mix
½ cup sugar
4 eggs
1 cup Apricot Nectar
½ cup Crisco oil

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Grease and flour a bundt or tube pan.    
(Use Crisco so it will come out easily.)

Blend all ingredients in a large bowl,
then beat with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. 
Pour batter into pan.

Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes,
or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Cool right side up for about 15 minutes,
then remove from pan onto plate.

Blend 1 c. powdered sugar and 2 T. lemon juice.
Pour over warm baked cake.

(About 10 minutes prep, and only one bowl!)