Narration: Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer – Preface and First Chapter

This book begins with a preface, which talks about the importance of seeking God. Coincidentally, we were talking this topic in our family devotions with Reheboam in 1 Chronicles 12! In this preface, A.W. Tozer states that the reason that people in the curch are not closer to God, and “hungry sheep are not fed”, is because people are not seeking God. I would agree. Instead of asking God to reveal himself, why do we not seek him ourselves? The rest of the book goes deeper into how and why to seek God.

Firstly, in order to seek God, you must first have a desire to seek him. How to achieve that desire? That desire can only come from God. This term is called “prevenient grace” by scholars, backed up by John 6:44: “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them.” (NIV) Prevenient meaning ‘previous’, as God is always previous our efforts to come to him. Next, our souls must seek him, and him only. Out souls must “pant for [him], as a deer pants for water” as David’s did in Psalm 42. The only way we can seek him with that passion is if we only have a desire for him, which is discussed more in the next chapter. Mr. Tozer asserts that we often seek God and something or someone else. That small “and” has a big impact on our faith. When we are distracted, we don’t see God as clearly. How, and the importance of having no “and” are discussed in the next chapter.

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Music Comedies

I saw this on some blog but I thought it was funny and wanted to share it:

Daily Delight

Funny Music Definitions

Bassoon: a bedpost with a bad case of gas. 


Beat: what music students do to each other with their instruments.

Concert: a place where people go to cough and sneeze. 


Conductor: Someone who is able to follow many people at once.

Counterpoint: a favorite device of many Baroque composers, all of whom are dead, though no direct connection between these two facts has been established.


Cut time: when everyone else is playing twice as fast as you are.

Drummer: someone who hangs around with musicians. 


Half step: two piccolos playing in unison. 


Male quartet: three men and a tenor.

Pitch: a tossing motion frequently used by band students to hand in music.


Trombone: A slide whistle with delusions of grandeur!

That’s real funny!!!

Take a look at this one!

C, E-flat and G go into a bar. The bartender says, “sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough. D comes in and heads for the bathroom saying, “Excuse me. I’ll just be a second.” Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor. Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and says, “Get out! You’re the seventh minor I’ve found in this bar tonight.”

E-Flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, “you’re looking sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major development.” Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit and everything else, and is au natural. Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he’s under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional facility.

And this:

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  • The Music "SOFA."
  • Music Humor - Great!
  • Music Humor - Daily
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  • Conducting 101

I especially like the ‘note’ (no pun intended)

 

That’s all for today!

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Best Ever Easy Homade Yogurt

I love yogurt and it is not always the healthiest store-bought thing ever. So I looked up how to make homemade yogurt. I make it with my mom. I think it is VERY easy to make but needs to be watched lest it over flow and leave a very big hot mess ‘just for you’ to clean up 🙂 I will give mine and my mom’s recipe from scratch off the top of my mind. So…………..

Here is the BEST EVER Easy Homemade yogurt recipe:

Prep time: 1-2 minutes   Cook/Chill time: Total about 24 hours(I know, but it pays off)

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of milk(pasteurized, not raw) milk
  • 4 Tablespoons of yogurt(for a starter)

Note: How ever many cups of milk you want or need to use, you can use that many cups of milk as tablespoons of yogurt starter (Ex: 5 cups milk, 5 Tablespoons of yogurt. 7 cups milk, 7 Tablespoons of yogurt.)

Instructions:

1.Pour the milk in to a large saucepan.

2.When milk begins to bubble, let it bubble for about 30 more seconds and turn of immediately. DO NOT LET THE MILK OVERFLOW!!!!! If it starts to overflow as you turn it off, stir it with a spoon so it does NOT overflow.

3. When it cools a little bit (for about 5-7 minutes) add the yogurt and then mix till the lumps of yogurt are gone. Meanwhile, Preheat the oven to 150˚.  KEY: take two spoons and find some lumps of yogurt and milk  and put it in the spoon then stir the yogurt and the milk in the spoon till smooth.

4. Turn the oven off then put the yogurt in jars and cap them but not to tight(they should be on but be able to be pulled off without being twisted). Put the jars on a tin tray and put them in the off oven for 10-12 hours(or overnight).

5. The next day(or after 12 hours,) take the jars out and put them in the refrigerator for 10-12 hours.

6.  After the jars hare been in the fridge for 10-12 hours, take them out, stir and Eat!

Music! (Again)

As I might have told you, I play an instrument(Piano)

I recently was in a ‘young musician competition’ at my music school. I haven’t gotten my results yet. It was fun and a very good experience. I sometimes wonder why I ever chose piano of all instruments. My brother also plays piano.

Out of curiosity, I want to know what instruments you all play. Tell me in the comments! Also, how would you rate the instruments that you play, what instruments would you rather have chosen, who inspired you to play and/or want to play and why or why not?

Tell me in the comments!

Thanks for your feedback!(If any 🙂 )

Jimmy John’s: Freaky fast?

Hello all,

I was interested in the Jimmy-John’s “Freaky Fast Delivery”. There are tons of ads about how fast Jimmy John’s can deliver. Once I was at a store and the owner of the store ordered a sandwich from the Jimmy John’s down the street. About HALF an hour or more later his sandwich came! “What happened to the Freaky Fast Delivery?” asked the owner of the store that I was at. “Sorry.” was all the man said. And guess what else? The Jimmy John’s was just around the corner!!!! “Jimmy John’s Freaky Slow Delivery.” said the owner. 🙂 Some people fool other people with exaggerating so everybody will come and buy the thing. I hope to be back soon!

Salmon Patties

Wow! I have not blogged in like years!

One of my favorite foods: Salmon Patties! I LOVE salmon patties.

Here is the recipe:

  • 1 can of pink salmon
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Drain salmon; flake. Combine ingredients. Mix well. Form into 4 to 5 patties. Pan-fry in a small amount of vegetable oil(or any kind of oil, it does not have to be vegetable oil)until lightly browned on both sides.Use with rice or hamburger buns (we use rice). Top with condiments. Makes up to 4 to 5 servings.

Enjoy!!