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Saturday, May 14, 2011


I have always loved Handel's Messiah! Although it is quite popular at Christmas, I love the words and I know they were found directly in the Holy Bible!  I love all the different names we call God. He is Truth. He is Wonderful Counselor, Almighty God,  so today visit  Charlotte and Ginger and thank them for sharing this beautiful encouraging weekly post with each one of us. I wanted to share some names the Lord has been called and others that I like to call him. Here is a small list of many of the names I found in the Holy Bible.

1. Resting Place           Jeremiah 50:6
2. Everlasting Father   Isaiah 9:6
3. My Strength            Psalm 43:2
4. Hope                        Psalm 71:5
5. Lord of Peace          2 Thessalonians 3:16
6. Bread of Life            John 6:35
7. Shelter                      Joel 3:16
8. Eternal Life              1 John5:20

9. Hiding Place             Psalm 32;7
10. Everlasting Light    Isaiah 60:20

The Lord is so good, so great, so compassionate. He loves us even though none of us deserves His Love. He is an everlasting light. He is a resting place from life's storms. He is our Everlasting Father and Strength for each one of us. He is Hope, my hope, your hope, everyone who believes, He is their hope. He is the Lord of Peace and therefore I can not involved myself in too many ways of the world. He is the bread of life. He is food for our strength, a symbol of our everlasting life. He can be a hiding place from the world's woes and His light will always shine on those of us who choose to follow Him.
I hope today you will visit many of the participates of Spiritual Sunday. I think the encouragement and food for thought here is an amazing combination of many wonderful souls pooling their resources to share a part of themselves with each of us. Enjoy the day.
I am going to make this a longer post because I have a recipe to share. Linda is having a party so you should stop by and I promised to post a recipe I want to share with her one day. This is my friend Sharon's trifle. It is a fresh summer dessert and it looks so pretty in my Princess House trifle bowl that is hand cut and has a beautiful optic design. Here is the recipe for Linda and everyone else but you need to know this is not for a low calorie diet! Everything in it is delicious and sweet!

Sharon's Summer Trifle

1 package (3 oz.) instant vanilla pudding
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (Eagle Brand or store band)
1 1/2 cup cold water
Beat these three ingredients until thick.
Clean two quarts of fresh (never use frozen) strawberries or any fruit in season (nectarines. peaches) and slice them in half.
Cube one large Sara Lee pound cake.
Add two cups of heavy whipping cream to the pudding mixture.
Layer some of  the pound cake in a trifle bowl. Add a layer of the pudding mixture. Then the fruit and repeat until all the ingredients are used. This is easy to double or triple for a large party.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

This is just a google image because I have not made this yummy dessert yet this year so you can atleast have an idea of how it looks.
I won a  giveaway from Beautiful Dee's. I am showing you a few of the items that were included:
This was a wonderful giveaway and it arrived on a day I was having a major meltdown at my office! You know those days when everything is wrong, nothing goes right and people are downright mean! I opened this sweet package to find an array of wonderful gifts. The butterfly lights are so cool and I tried to capture them with the lights flickering They will add a fun touch to phamily barbeques this summer. There was a bottle of yummy lotion and some hand soap in beautiful light and airy fragrances. The jar containing the Andes candy is so cute! The pictures do not do it justice. There are tiny dragonflies craved into the outside of the jar! There are wind chimes, one butterflies and one dragonflies and a flitty butterfly that is simply divine! They are sweet and if Summer ever arrives in Colorado we will be set to have some fun patio parties! There was also a cute framed photo with butterflies inside! I am going to put a butterfly shower curtain up in a few weeks and the picture will hang on the wall. Sweet!
Then there was the vintage card and sweet bloggy friend wrote a personal note. We both had agreed it was fun to win giveaways but more importantly making new friends! So a big thank you to Debbie in Utah for making my day so delightful! Stop by for a visit. She is one of those crafty cross stitching people! Have a terrific Sunday!
I will be back tomorrow with more giveaway goodies I won recently. But more than that I enjoy the friendships that I have formed here. I hope you feel the same way too.


BeautifulDees said...

You are so awesome...YOu make my day also. I am glad you like your gift's (ENJOY).LOve ya!!!!!

Donnie said...

What a beautiful for Sunday and I loved the illustrations you chose.

Great giveaway you received and I agree that the friends we have made is wonderful.

That recipe sounds delicious and I'll have to give it a try. Have a blessed Sunday friend.

Jenny said...

Such a beautiful peceful post! I'm glad you got your giveaway joy just when you needed it.

Linda Stubbs said...

Oh Miss Ann with an e, You are sooooo precious and love the post. You are a ray of sunshine to our Father!

Loveeeeeeee the dessert. It is a must try for this summer. Thank you for letting me see. Strawberries are in full force now and this would be perfect. I will remember for the kitchen at the college.

Thank you for the encouragement on my post today. You made me usual. You are the best encourager in blogland!
Have a wonderful Sonday!

sarah said...

I really liked reading the name God is called...It's nice to think of Him in each of those ways.....

BonjourRomance said...

What a beautiful post Anne. He is my Resting Palce - iI needed that today. Thanks for this encouragement we all need.
COngratulations on the giveaway, lots of goodies!
Have a good weekend!

Marydon said...

Anne, your share is perfect. Great friend He is, Father to all.

Take a peek today, sweetie ...

How is Nick coming along?

Have a beautiful week
Hugs & love,

Heather said...

Hi Anne!

i love Handel's Messiah too. Did you know it is actually an Easter oratorio, not Christmas. If you listen to the words carefully, you will hear them talk about the resurrection and his death.

Love the picture of the trifle. I like them a lot too.

Chatty Crone said...

I liked the names of Jesus too.

And I am glad you got a gift - sweet.


Michael said...

Do you understand the 4th Cup?

After the beginning of Jesus’ Last Passover Supper (Seder) Judas Iscariot left to do what he had to do. The twelve left in the room were at the point where the second of four traditional cups was about to be drunk.

(The first is at the beginning of the Seder meal.) Jesus took the cup and gave thanks and gave it to them and said, “Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the Kingdom of God comes.”

More of the lamb meal was consumed. During that He took a loaf of unleavened bread, gave thanks, broke it and gave it to His disciples saying, “This IS my body given for you; do this to recall me.” (“Recall” is a better translation of the Greek “anamnesis” than “remember”.)

After the supper He took the third cup saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This IS my blood of the NEW and everlasting covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

A hymn was sung, which is a combination of several psalms called The Great Hallel, and they went out to the Mount of Olives.

What happened? The Passover ceremony and ritual was not complete. There was no fourth cup. There was no announcement that it was finished. Could it be that Jesus was so upset with what He knew was about to happen that He forgot? Doubtful!

Not only Jesus, but also the 11 others had participated in the Passover Seder every year of their lives. No, this was done on purpose. The last supper of Jesus was not over.

On the Mount of Olives, in the Garden of Gethsemane, the disciples slept while Jesus prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done.”

He prayed that three times. Then Jesus was arrested, illegally put on trial by the Sanhedrin, then by Pontius Pilate, sentenced and crucified.

While on the cross He wept. Jesus, who was in excruciating agony, was so merciful that He prayed for the forgiveness of His executioners. He was offered some wine with a pain killer, myrrh, in it. He refused it.

“Later, knowing that all was now complete, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled and the kingdom established, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.‘” A man dipped a sponge into sour wine; he placed it on a hyssop branch and lifted it up to Jesus lips.

He drank. (We recall that it was the hyssop branch which was used to paint lambs blood around the Hebrew’s door for the Passover of the angel of death.)

It was then that Jesus said, “It is finished.” He then bowed His head and gave up the spirit to His Father.

The fourth cup now represented the lamb’s blood of the first Passover, a saving signal to the angel of death.

The Lamb of God was now sacrificed. The last Passover supper of Jesus Christ was now complete with the fourth cup. It was finished.

The tie in with the Passover is unmistakable.

The Lamb of God was sacrifice and death was about to be passed over come Easter day.

The promise of eternal life for many was about to be fulfilled.

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Melissa G. said...

Thanks for the recipe! I"ll have to try it this summer!
And the list of namse for our Savior is so encouraging. Thanks.