Thursday, December 10, 2015

Recipes and Reflecting

 
 
I was looking through one of my cookbooks to try a different dessert for Christmas dinner. It is a very special cookbook from our home church given to me by Granny for high school graduation. Many years of use have left it worn and discolored. Each time I look through it I find a new recipe but this time I came across something different, something that has been in front of me many times and now that I'm older there is more of an appreciation for these things. Even though I am not a full time housewife I have the great privilege of being raised and taught well by the strong women in my family who always put God & Family first.




I wanted to share this with all of you and dedicate it to my
Granny Clara and Granny Ora who gifted this cookbook to me.
This is a reading that is in on the back side of the cover.

A Housewife Talks With God
As I walk into my kitchen, Lord,
At the birth of each new day,
I think about your Holy Word,
And vow to walk your way.

My daily tasks will be no chore,
Not servile work to do.....
As I decide I'll like them more,
When each is done for you.

Gleaming china, silver shining,
A line of linen, blowing white
Will make a joy of future dining,
Give a loved one rest tonight.

I shall make my home a haven
A refuge of life's storm.....
Show my family that there's loving,
Always to keep them warm.

A housewife's life is not demeaning,
Not a task to make me bored,
But the best of life's gifts gleaming,
As a worker for you, Lord.


Have a wonderful day everybody.
Karen

28 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for visiting as often as you do!! I truly appreciate it!! I am playing catch up on my return visits!!
    What a lovely poem and it can even be applied to those of us who have always worked both outside the home and inside the home!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. I agree with you Debbie...thanks for stopping by and I will be back soon to see the interior of your dollhouse.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  3. What a lovely poem and something to always cherish along with your grandmother's cookbook. Aren't they the best recipes? I have a church recipe book given to me on my wedding shower and still have it band have made many recipes from it.

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    1. Yes...my family loves the homemade brownie recipe so much they no longer want boxed brownie mix...LOL!

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  4. How sweet! Love those precious treasures of heritage. WOW...High Springs is only about 1 1/2 hours from me. Small world.
    Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Yes it is a small world Cindy...I treasure the time I got to spend there with my grandparents. Have a nice evening :)
      Karen

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  5. Karen lovely poem, beautiful in meaning. Precious remembrance with the book and your dedication is very sweet. Hope you share a photo of the dessert you choice.
    xo,
    Vera

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Vera...and yes, I will :)
      Karen

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  6. My dear Karen, what a sweet and charming post! I so enjoyed the poem :) Wishing you a lovely weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you for coming by and I am so glad you enjoyed it :)
      I hope you have a great weekend as well.
      Blessings,
      Karen

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  7. How special to have this from you grannies!

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    1. Yes, it is so special. Thanks for stopping by to visit :)
      Karen

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  8. Karen, that's so beautiful!! Have a blessed holiday season - xo

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it...thanks for stopping by :)
      Karen

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  9. Karen,
    so wonderful to have your Granny's cook book, the poem is lovely and makes it so much more special!
    Merry Christmas
    Rebecca

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, I am glad you enjoyed it :)
      Blessings,
      Karen

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  10. That's a keepsake from your grandmother. Don't you think cookbooks made by church ladies are the best. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Yes they are Susie...I have only this one so it gets used a lot :)
      Have a great weekend!
      Karen

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  11. What a lovely poem, Karen. Thank you for sharing the gift from your grandmothers with us. I hope you'll share some recipes out of it as well ;)

    hugs to you,
    rue

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    1. I will definitely do that...thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week.
      Blessings,
      Karen

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  12. Hi Karen, What a beautiful poem and special cook book from your grandmother. I can imagine how special this book is to you. I collect cookbooks and have all that were my mothers. They are very dear to me especially the ones from her church.
    Thanks for sharing your keepsake. Wishing you a wonderful week sweet friend. Blessings to you. xo

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    1. Yes Celestina...these keepsakes are all precious reminders of the women who have influenced our lives so greatly. Thank you for stopping by today and your sweet comment :)
      Karen

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    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  14. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
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    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  15. Karen, I love this poem. It's a sweet reminder that keeping a home, making it a haven, is a very worthwhile job, indeed. :) Thanks for sharing.

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