Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We've MOVED!

You can find us now at By Quiet Waters dot com.  Hope to see you there!

Sponsorship Share Giveaway Winner

Oh, the day has gotten away from me!  We have a winner for the Amazima strand of red paper beads!


Misty at The Lady Prefers to Save email me your mailing address and I will send out the beads with some info on Amazima.

And folks, please feel free to continue to share about little Divine.  It would be wonderful to have someone sponsor her!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Grandma's Cookies, with a Gluten Free Twist



 Having one gluten free daughter in the home, and another that we are going through an elimination diet to find the culprit of her continual acid reflux, I am often looking for gluten free options to our family's favorite recipes.  

This recipe originally came from the Arrowhead Mills website, but I have tweaked it to make it more like Grandma Kelly's Thumbprint Cookies and to remove the walnuts (there is also a walnut allergy in our home).


Grandma's Kelly's Gluten FREE Thumbprint Cookies



Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups Arrowhead Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Mix
1 cup Pecans
3/4 cup Olive Oil (or oil of your choice)
2/3 cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs

Grandma’s “Red Hot Icing”, Chocolate Kisses, or Jam
Directions
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Finely chop pecans, I use my kitchen aid attachment
Mix pecans, oil, and sugar until well combined.
Add the eggs and mix in well.  Add the GF all purpose mix and combine until the dough forms a ball.
Scoop the dough with spoons onto a cookie tray and bake the cookies for 6-7 minutes, until just golden.
Remove the cookies from the oven and press your thumb or a small spoon into the center, making a depression for the icing or jam.  Fill the depression with Red Hot icing or jam.


If you use Hershey kisses, just push them in.
Bake cookies for an additional 11-14 minutes, until brown around the edges.
Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes before placing the cookies on a cooling rack.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Giveaway for a PURPOSE

Have you seen the post about 

 ??
The very little girl with a really BIG name?

I really want to see 
Umutoniwase Divine
sponsored so I am asking YOU for help.

I have a beautiful strand of Uganda paper beads, made by women in the Amazima ministry that I want to GIVE AWAY.

To be entered for this giveaway, please SHARE this link By Quiet Waters: Little Girl with a Big Name.  Leave a link to where you share in the comments, with your email address.

Share this post too, and you can leave a link to that share in the comments.

It is my hope that this will result in a sponsorship for little Divine.

The drawing will be held on Wednesday March 19 and the results will be posted here on By Quiet Waters by Noon that day.

So please, SHARE AWAY!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Little Girl with a Big Name

This little one has brought a big smile to everyone in the house.

Umutoniwase Divine

Really, the name looks longer than little Divine is tall!

Little Umutoniwase Divine 
lives in Rwanda
on the plains of Ngeruka
She was born September 24, 2009

And Little Umutoniwase Divine 

needs a sponsor!



Even one stumbling block removed from a child's life counts and sponsorship removes many stumbling blocks from Divine's life.

For $38 per month 
Sponsorship through Compassion International provides

educational opportunities
health care
 safe recreational opportunties
Christ-centered guidance

and

the opportunity to build a special relationship by exchanging letters and photos!

This is a personal investment in the life of a child.

Will you consider sponsoring Umutoniwase Divine?

If so, email me any questions you have and I can send you more information on her, and how to sponsor her.

Weekly Goals



Last Week’s Goals

Making Home
Read Aloud 3 More Chapters of Love Does, Read with my granddaughter
Write a Love Note
Complete Week 1 of MSM’s “4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

Personal Growth  
Continue working on memorizing Ephesians 6:1-8
Increase run to 1 ½ miles, 3 times this week
3 Days strengthening exercises 
Read ~ 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter, Where There Was No Church, The Power of a Half Hour, Million Little Ways,  Listen to 2 Chapters of Bonhoeffer audio book,
EAT MOVE SLEEP is a book I had on hold at the library for a couple of weeks, it came available last week, so I plowed through it.  I didn’t get much read in the other books.

Ministry Goals
Work on A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart, chapters 1 & 2
Take 5 photographs, edit and process
Write 3 notes of encouragement or gratitude

Household Business
Submit tax paperwork to accountant ~ arg, working in another country, renting an apartment there, but being a resident of our home and state has made this year’s taxes a little more challenging to complete AND one of the contribution statements we need to finish up hasn’t even been completed by the organization yet!  So, this task will be on the list for another week.
Find a replacement for my current INR testing site
Complete Section 1 of Udemy course,  this is going great and I am learning so much!


Goals for March 10- 15
Making Home
Complete Reading Aloud Love Does, Begin The Book Thief as a read aloud,
Read with my granddaughter
Write a Love Note
Complete Week 2 of MSM’s “4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

Personal Growth  
Memorize Ephesians 6:9, 10
Run 1 mile, 3 times this week
3 Days strengthening exercises 
Read ~ 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter, Where There Was No Church,   Listen to 2 Chapters of Bonhoeffer audio book
Take 5 photographs, edit and process

Ministry Goals
Write 2 notes of encouragement or gratitude
Gather supplies to make this
Schedule time to work on our church’s Compassion Wall

Household Business
Submit tax paperwork to accountant
Complete Section 3 of Udemy course