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Daylight Saving Time is here again and I find myself feeling rushed every day. It’s always affected me that way and I never seem to adjust, for some reason.
Sue Hall surprised me with a frame of The Southern Prophets’ last appearances including photos of Marilyn and me—so many good memories and I will treasure them forever. Sue is so talented.
I was so sorry to hear that Pastor Trent Wall lost his brother in a car accident, and he was hurt also. Another gentleman was also killed in the accident. Keep all these families in your prayers.
The Illumination Teen Ministry served soup, grilled cheese sandwiches and desserts after church Sunday, March 6. It was delicious—best soup I have eaten in a long time.
Claudine Wood is excited about having another great-great-grandchild. It’s a girl this time. She has several.
It was good to hear from my friend Bernice Irvin again. Love you.
Mary Ann made a quick trip here from D.C. and Seth came up from Georgia for a few days.
Lots of good things are happening at the Patrick Springs Pentecostal Holiness Church food ministry. We are blessed to have an abundance of food.
Providence United Methodist Church had its monthly country breakfast Saturday—so delicious. Mary Ann came to eat for the first time and enjoyed it before heading back to D.C.
Love and prayers go out to the family of Johnnie Murphy and please put them on your prayer list.
God’s Pit Crew has been most generous to the food ministry, giving us a lot of useful things—good produce, plus medicines, candy and drinks. They are a real blessing to so many organizations and people.
March is living up to its name—March Madness—with a lot of wind lately, but it’s not too cold.
Thanks to Dorothy Vipperman for being so kind to me. I always enjoy seeing her. Bless you, dear lady.
Seen on a church sign: Standing on the promises (not just sitting on the premises).
Cooking hint: when making bread pudding, bake extra biscuits and freeze for later.
BREAD RAISIN
PUDDING
About five baked biscuits or six if using canned biscuits, crumbled
Enough 2% milk to cover the crumbs
2 eggs, well beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 small box (individual size) or 1/3 cup raisins
1/2 stick margarine, melted
Whipped cream or whipped topping
Crumble the baked biscuits and put in a deep medium-sized baking dish. Cover with milk, just enough to cover crumbs well. Let this soak about 15 minutes and then add the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and box of raisins. Mix well and mix in the melted margarine.
Bake at 355 degrees for 45 minutes. When cooled, slice and serve warm or cold with whipped cream.
(This is LaNita Harris’ recipe and from the cookbook “What’s Cooking in Floyd County (Burke’s Fork Church of the Brethren).
Food for thought
If 10% of my income is good enough for God, why isn’t it good enough for the IRS?

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