About me...

Pop the lid on my Mason Jar and meet my family. Jim {Jimma} and I have four kids, Creston (Ashley), Jami (Matt), Brandon and Chance. Our grandkids, Cade, Kirby, Eisley, Beck and Reed bring us more joy than any Mason Jar could ever hold. I am counting my blessings over and over and thanking God for His amazing love and grace.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Amazing Answer to Prayer!

When Chance told us last Friday he wouldn’t be able to chat for a few days, we knew he was going on a mission. I began praying for a hedge of protection around him, his JTAC and the guys with him, and that no weapon formed against them would prosper.

When I was at church Sunday I went to the altar for prayer and ask a friend to pray with me for the mission Chance was on. She asked God to put a bullet proof hedge of protection around Chance and the troops. She also prayed the same prayer I had been praying “that no weapon formed against them would prosper.” I asked several other friends that pray for him to lift him up in prayer for the mission he was on.

Monday night when we got home there was a message from Chance on our answering machine telling us that he was back on his base and everything was OK. Tuesday morning we were able to chat with him on the computer and he was able to share a little about the mission. He said they encountered a very complex attack with no cover. The guys who had been in that area before said it was the worst attack they had ever experienced there.

Chance said that there were some things that should have hit them, but didn’t. Rockets that hit right in front of them should have caused major damage. Instead of exploding where they landed, they skipped into the air and blew up. At one point he and five other guys were alone on a hill where most of the fire was concentrated. They all escaped without injury. He posted a picture of a rucksack with bullet holes in it. Prior to getting hit, he was in the area where the rucksack was.

Chance knows that there are a lot of people praying for his safe return and even more so when he leaves for a mission. He said the first thing he thought about after the attack was that prayers had been answered. By having our prayers answered in such miraculous ways, it strengthened our faith, Chance’s faith and the faith of the people praying for the mission. Seems there was a bullet proof hedge of protection around the troops on that mission and no weapons formed against them prospered. Praise God!

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Breakfast Cheesecake

This is my number one most requested recipe. I've yet to take it somewhere that someone hasn't asked for the recipe. It's simple, quick and delicious. Enjoy!

Breakfast Cheesecake

2 (8 ounce) cans Crescent Roll Dough
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese - softened
1 1/2 cup sugar - divided
1 large egg - separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup chopped nuts

Spread one can of Crescent Roll dough in bottom of 13"x9" pan, pressing perforations together to seal. Combine the cream cheese, one cup of sugar., egg yolk and vanilla. Spread on top of dough. Place second can of Crescent Roll dough on top of cream cheese mixture. Beat egg white until foamy and brush on top of dough. Mix remaining sugar and nuts and sprinkle on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, then serve.