“Howdy do,” from me to you!

What can I say! Please help me remember those who have lost loved ones, the past couple of weeks! The death rate in Hawkins County alone the past couple of years has been unreal! We have lost a lot at our church. If our loved ones know the Lord as their personal Savior have nothing to worry about.

I’m ready are you?

I went to Bill Chess’s funeral Monday night. We had church, folks!

Vicki Bennett sang first. The Spirit came down and blessed us all. Heath Elkins spoke and read the obituary. The sparks continued as he did his part of the service. The group So Blessed sang and the Spirit kept on coming.

My pastor, Ray Mullins, preached the message. That man can preach. The Holy Spirit spoke to all of us through his preaching. The Lord blessed again and again. By that time the Lord’s Presence was moving all over the place. It was awesome! So Blessed sang the final song—one of my favorites—“Oh! What a City.”

I kept noticing a young lady on the pew in front of mine, crying through the whole service. What happened, at the end of the service, was straight out of Heaven. She rededicated her life to the Lord. A young man came forward and was Saved.

I will say it again. We had church. I know if Brother Bill could have seen what happened. He would have been so pleased. He was a fine man and Warrior for Christ. I have always loved all of the family. Our families have known each other for as long as I can remember.

His funeral is exactly like I want mine to be. I don’t want anything sad. It has to be a celebration of my life, as a child of the King. I am also leaving instructions for an altar call. If just one person, comes to know the Lord. It will be worth it all.

I’m ready, are you?

“And that’s the way I see it.”

Have a blessed week! You are loved! Let’s see what is cooking South of the border! Soup is coming next. I also have a surprise coming soon. Stay tuned! Enjoy!

 JASON’S PICO DE GALLO

2 tomatoes

1 medium sweet onion

A half bunch of cilantro, chopped fine

1 fresh lime

Salt to taste

2 tbsp. sugar

Mix all ingredients together, refrigerate, overnight

Note: If you want to add a little heat. You may add a small Jalapeno pepper.

 GUACOMOLE

6 Haas Avocadoes (these are the black ones) (make sure they are soft and chill them)

1 bunch of Cilantro, chopped fine

1 bunch (app. 6) green onions, chopped fine

1 regular size can of Rotel, original tomatoes chilled

1 container (medium) Sour cream (adjust to desired consistency)

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix together and refrigerate.

 CORN DIP

3-11oz. cans of Summer crisp corn

5-6 jalapeno peppers, chopped

1 can green chilies

5-6 green onions, chopped

¾ cup mayonnaise

¾ cup sour cream

Mix all ingredients together and Refrigerate over night!

Serve with Frito Scoops

Note: If you want less heat scrape the seeds out of the peppers.

 TACO SOUP

1lb. ground chuck

1 lg. onion

Brown meat with onion

1 pkg. Hidden Valley dry dressing

1 pkg. Taco Seasoning

1 regular size can of Pinto Beans

1-11oz. can of Summer crisp corn

1 regular size can of Mexican stewed tomatoes

1 regular size can of plain stewed tomatoes.

8 oz. sour cream

1- 8oz. shredded Colby Jack Cheese

Bring all ingredients to a boil for 1 minute, all but sour cream and cheese reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Garnish with sour cream and cheese.

 TIP OF THE WEEK

Remember the 4-H character, Miss T’s food turns into Miss T.