Sunday, August 2, 2015

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #33

I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).

I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing, you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.

The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"

I will also try to find a version of the featured hymn on "YouTube" to share with you each month.


 

Today's featured hymn is "Take My Life and Let It Be" written by Frances R. Havergal (1836-1879) composed by H. A. Cesar Malan (1787-1864).  The author of this beautiful hymn only lived to be 43 years old.  In that short period of time she published 4 books, learned Latin, Greek & Hebrew and she also memorized the Psalms, the book of Isaiah & most of the New Testament!  Enjoy this amazing hymn.




Please take the time to listen to the YouTube videos below the lyrics.  The tune and words are a little different in both versions - the first version is the tune that I remember but the second one has the lyrics that I remember but with a different tune - ENJOY!



Turn with me to number 249 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Take My Life, and Let It Be
written by Frances R. Havergal (1836-1879) composed by H. A. Cesar Malan(1787-1864)
1. Take my life, and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee, Take my moments my days; Let them flow in ceaseless praise, Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2. Take my hands, and let them move At the impulse of They love.  Take my feet, and let them be Swift and beautiful for Thee, Swift and beautiful for Thee.


3. Take my voice, and let me sing, Always, only, for my King.  Take my intellect, and use Every power as Thou shalt choose, Every power as Thou shalt choose,

4. Take my will, and make it Thine;  It shall be no longer mine.  Take my heart, it is Thine own;  It shall be Thy royal throne, It shall be Thy royal throne.

5. Take my love;  my Lord, I pour At Thy feet its treasure-store.  Take my self, and I will be Ever, only, all for Thee, Ever, only, all for Thee.




A special thanks to "isBaptist Toronto" for sharing this with us!


A special thanks to "THENBA" for sharing this with us!
 
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365 Days of Being THANKFUL - DAY#249

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A few months ago I decided that I would start a new series on this blog called: "365 Days of Being THANKFUL".  The more I thought about it the more I felt led by God but then at the same time I started wondering if I would be able to do this for a whole year!  One month of being thankful is measurable let alone hundreds of days!
So, I am more than half of the way through my challenge - I must be able to find something each day that I am thankful for, since I am so blessed.
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DAY#249 Today I am thankful for peace that comes from constant prayer

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

AUGUST 2015 Chain "Linky" CLIMB & Giveaway

An amazing "Highest CLIMBer" on God's Growing Garden this month! - see below
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It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 
Networking means helping each other grow!! 
If you want to promote a CLIMB link, then use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help each other grow!
Here's how the Giveaway & Co-hosting works - the co-hosts from the previous month's CLIMB will have the opportunity to participate in a Giveaway during the next CLIMB - that gives co-hosts 2 months in a row of blog growing fun!!  (If you would like to co-host please sign up at the end of this post using the last "Linky")
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Each permanent host & cohost will feature their favorite link from the previous month CLIMB!  Every "Highest CLIMBer" will be pinned to our Pinterest board:
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My Highest CLIMBer from July 2015 is:
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Please enter below -one person will win:
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- This Giveaway is open from August 1st, 2015 until August 31st, 2015
- Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - AUGUST 2015 CLIMB blog hop co-hosts ARE allowed to enter this Giveaway (provided they are not also part of the Giveaway)
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Now onto the CLIMB (blog hop):
We have changed it up a bit - instead of linking your homepage you may now link up to 4 of your family friendly blog posts per month!!

 
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365 Days of Being THANKFUL - DAY#248

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A few months ago I decided that I would start a new series on this blog called: "365 Days of Being THANKFUL".  The more I thought about it the more I felt led by God but then at the same time I started wondering if I would be able to do this for a whole year!  One month of being thankful is measurable let alone hundreds of days!
So, I am more than half of the way through my challenge - I must be able to find something each day that I am thankful for, since I am so blessed.
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DAY#248 Today I am thankful for another beautiful summer day

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DAY#247

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Friday, July 31, 2015

#FunWithFourGiveaway - Third Winner!

There is still 1 more winner to be announced in the #FunWithFourGiveaway
Third WINNER Announcement!!
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I'd like to thank everyone who entered the #FunWithFourGiveaway and I'd like to again thank all of the amazing Bloggers who made it possible:


Angel @ Sew Crafty Angel  |  Anna @ Cuddlebug Cuties  |  Katherine @ Katherine's Corner  | 
Heidi @ Heidi's Wanderings  |  Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines  |  Melissa @ Deliciously Savvy  |
Cathy @ A Peek Into My Paradise  |  Kaitlyn @ Three Sisters & Us  |  Julie @ Joyful Gifts by Julie  |
Natasha @ Epic Mommy Adventures  |  Jody @ Mom 'N Daughter Savings  |
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn  |  Paula @ PaulaMS' Giveaways, Reviews & Freebies  |
Lisa @ Chronically Content  |  Debbie @ Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains  | 
John @ Java John Z's  |  Angie @ God's Growing Garden


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WINNER#3:  Anna P.
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365 Days of Being THANKFUL - DAY#247

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A few months ago I decided that I would start a new series on this blog called: "365 Days of Being THANKFUL".  The more I thought about it the more I felt led by God but then at the same time I started wondering if I would be able to do this for a whole year!  One month of being thankful is measurable let alone hundreds of days!
So, I am more than half of the way through my challenge - I must be able to find something each day that I am thankful for, since I am so blessed.
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DAY#247 Today I am thankful for a breezy day keeping the mosquitos away so that I can weed the garden

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DAY#246

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cajun Sauteed Beans with a Ham & Onion Version

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Cajun Sautéed Beans with a Ham & Onion Version


It has been such a great bean harvest so far this year.  I like to grow different varieties of beans including the Magic Purple bean (that turns green when cooked), yellow wax beans as well as Roma Italian beans (the large flat variety).  After a while it becomes boring just eating boiled beans (although I still love beans prepared that way).  So about a decade ago I started sautéing my green beans.  There are 2 different versions that I share with you below & it is so easy to make.  Plus, the beans will have a slightly crispy edge that will make this your favorite way to prepare garden fresh beans.


For many years I have used "Tony Chachere's" Cajun or Creole spice mixture (available in most larger grocery stores) - there is no MSG & it is deliciously spicy.

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- about 4 cups of beans (click HERE to see how to prepare your beans before cooking)
- a couple tablespoons of olive oil
- "Tony Chachere's" Creole Spices to taste (IMPORTANT - this has salt already included so do NOT add anymore salt)

Prepare the beans, cut to the desired size.  In a large frying pan heat the oil (spray the pan first if desired) - add the prepared beans & sprinkle on the Creole spice mixture to taste.  Toss the beans off & on & sauté until your desired texture & doneness is achieved.

Serve & ENJOY!!




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Ham & Onion Version
Instead of using Cajun spices try adding ham & onions!

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- about 4 cups of beans (click HERE to see how to prepare your beans before cooking)
- a couple tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 to 2 cups of cubed cooked ham
- 1 medium onion (peeled & chopped)
Prepare the beans, cut to the desired size.  In a large frying pan heat the oil (spray the pan first if desired) - add the onions & sautee for a couple minutes before adding the ham & the prepared beans.  Sauté over medium heat until the desired texture & doneness is achieved (remember to toss the ingredients while sautéing)  

Serve & ENJOY!!


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