Monday, October 4, 2010

Ministering spirits...

"Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" Hebrews 1:14 Still thinking about my visiting angel on Saturday!

I saw another doctor today...and she also said this chemo is the most wonderful opportunity for me so that is four doctors who think I can really, hopefully, maybe, knock down some of this cancer...I dare not say "cure" but I did have a year without cancer with part of this drug 5 years ago. Oh, how wonderful that would be if possible to have that again!!! That is the dream of every cancer patient. And, yes, I know God can and He is faithful and Yes, I Believe! So we can see how it goes.

For some reason, I thought about some chickens we had when we first married. John built the hen house off the ground a little and had wire on the ground, and during the night something came under the wire and ate off their feet and legs! That was horrible! He rebuilt the house with a FLOOR and the new chickens were very happy there. Isn't that awful!

Another thought, at the grocery today I saw "hominy"...does anyone ever eat that anymore? (evidently they do) Does anyone remember grandparents making it? Corn soaked in LYE in a kettle, and then washing it over and over and then it is OK to eat. I remember it being rather tasteless, unless you put meat grease with it. This is another old-timey recipe.

Speaking of recipes, when Johny was alive he loved to eat at a local mom-and-pop restaurant and we ate there so much the owner gave me her recipe for rolls. They are so good and so easy, and will keep for a week in the fridge. If they turn a little "gray" just stir them up and they are still good. Be sure and keep it in an airtight container.

Drop Rolls
2 cups warm water , 1 pkg dry yeast , 1/2 cup sugar,
1/2 cup melted butter , 2 beaten eggs , 4 cups self rising flour

Mix the yeast in the warm water, add all the rest, flour last. Fill muffin pans 1/2 full (greased) and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.


  1. Barbara Johnson-ClarkOctober 5, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Just a note to say we are thinking about you and praying every single night for the total success of this chemo as well as offering up those "breath prayers" all through the day. Thanks for sharing the rolls recipe. Those yummy sounding things will be on my table this week! We love John and you so much.
    God bless your day,
    Barbara and Alan

  2. Bev - A quick question about your previously published cookie recipe. The white kisses that were called for - are they the regular size kisses. That seems like a lot of candy with cookie dough wrapped around it. I love hominey. I used to eat it as a child, and still it. I tend to buy it more in the fall and winter. Open can and add a little butter or margarine and heat. Before I retired I taught home ec. In Florida for 4 years. My students had never heard of hominey. I bought several cans, heated them with real butter from the cafeteria. I then gave each each student a tooth pick, and they speared one right out of the pan. I remember a boy saying he was going to tell his mother to buy some. Your messages have been such an inspiration to me! So glad for the encouraging report from your doctor. Who knows!You may be in this situation in such a time as this to help me in my fight with cancer. I go for my fourth treatment on Oct. 14. Still praying, of course for my health, but also to be able to move back to the home I grew up in in OLd Hickory. MY oldest son lives there now alone. It is a big house and plenty of room for me. In God's perfect timing , it will happen. Love and prayers to you, Beverly Stokely

  3. Bev - I just sent you a comment and didn't check it for mistakes. I hope you can make sense of it. A friend laughingly said I have chemo brain. Hugs, Beverly