10 July 2013

Alpha Omega Sale Today

If you need Alpha Omega school books, today might be a good day to buy. Not only is Christian Book.com having 20% off, but they are also offering free shipping if you spend $35. Click on the photo and see if there is anything you could use!

06 July 2013

Moving, again!

First, mom and dad, no panicking. This is about the blog, not us and a PCS ;-)

Nope, the blog is moving!! I mentioned something about this a few days ago, but I wanted to get the official word out for any faithful followers that may not have caught the notice.

I am migrating this blog to a self hosted website and I have already begun the transformation! It will take a little while to put on the finishing touches, but I already am having way too much fun playing around with plugins and such ;-)

You will always be able to find me at: Kay's Little Korner. I love the domain, I am keeping it, and the next few days is when the transfer will begin taking place.

Blessings on you all and I hope to see you around the next corner as we continue getting to know each other!

04 July 2013

Happy Independence Day

Today we celebrate the Independence of our nation. Here is a video tribute for this occasion:

Along with the theme of Independence, I will begin migrating over to a self hosted website for my blog this week. Please be patient as we transition because I really don't know how the subscriptions will go. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family as you celebrate the Nation where you were either born, or the Nation that has allowed your independent dreams to come true :-)

02 July 2013

Is your heart wrent?

Bad things happen, did you know that? It wasn't always meant to be, but ever since Adam and Eve decided to disobey God's command to "not eat", we suffer the effects of sin. Sin should make us weep and mourn. Sin should break our hearts like it breaks God's heart. The murder, adultery, pride, and idolatry found in this world should drive our hearts and minds to Christ.

But does it? Do we recognize the sin in our own lives

A couple years ago I read John Bunyan's Acceptable Sacrifice. It was an eye opening reading for me. While the old English was tricky at first, the message was soon clear: God's desires a wrent heart from His children as an acceptable sacrifice.

"Rend your heart, and not your garments."
Joel 2:13
GARMENT-RENDING and other outward signs of religious emotion, are easily manifested and are frequently hypocritical; but to feel true repentance is far more difficult, and consequently far less common. Men will attend to the most multiplied and minute ceremonial regulations-for such things are pleasing to the flesh-but true religion is too humbling, too heart-searching, too thorough for the tastes of the carnal men; they prefer something more ostentatious, flimsy, and worldly. Outward observances are temporarily comfortable; eye and ear are pleased; self-conceit is fed, and self-righteousness is puffed up: but they are ultimately delusive, for in the article of death, and at the day of judgment, the soul needs something more substantial than ceremonies and rituals to lean upon. Apart from vital godliness all religion is utterly vain; offered without a sincere heart, every form of worship is a solemn sham and an impudent mockery of the majesty of heaven.

HEART-RENDING is divinely wrought and solemnly felt. It is a secret grief which is personally experienced, not in mere form, but as a deep, soul-moving work of the Holy Spirit upon the inmost heart of each believer. It is not a matter to be merely talked of and believed in, but keenly and sensitively felt in every living child of the living God. It is powerfully humiliating, and completely sin-purging; but then it is sweetly preparative for those gracious consolations which proud unhumbled spirits are unable to receive; and it is distinctly discriminating, for it belongs to the elect of God, and to them alone.
The text commands us to rend our hearts, but they are naturally hard as marble: how, then, can this be done? We must take them to Calvary: a dying Saviour's voice rent the rocks once, and it is as powerful now. O blessed Spirit, let us hear the death-cries of Jesus, and our hearts shall be rent even as men rend their vestures in the day of lamentation. 
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01 July 2013

Songs by daddy

Memory Lane
This week's Memory Lane is inspired by my father. I was blessed to have a good one. Do you have any memories of your father? Please link your post in or simply enjoy mine :-)

I grew up in a home of music. My father played piano, my mother sang, we girls were encouraged to play an instrument...music all around ;-)

Music was such an integral part of my childhood that I can even now hear my father singing various songs while making up his own words to them. There are some songs that I truly thought were a complete creation of my father's!!! They sounded so much like a Dad-ism!!!!

You can imagine my surprise when I heard this song on my oldies Pandora station recorded by Randy and the Rainbows called Denise. I immediately emailed my sisters in shock with a link to the song. We all had a good laugh while still maintaining that dad will always be a lyrical genius to us girls.

Thanks, dad, for the great memories!!!

29 June 2013

Chicago Style Pizza

Making Chicago Style Pizza is actually pretty easy and fun. I use my cast iron skillet for the deep sides and the heat patterns necessary for an even baking deep in the layered pizza.

To begin with you need great pizza crust dough. You can get the pouch of quick dough mix if necessary. Make sure you let the dough rise properly no matter how you make it. It should double in size before it is ready to roll out.

While the dough is rising, you can either make your own pizza sauce, or open the jar/can for the easy fix.

Now for the process:
  • Preheat oven to 375* and lightly grease your deep dish pan

  • You will divide the dough into 2 parts with one half being slightly bigger than the other.
  • Roll the bigger half out to about 1/8" for a crispy crust, but not too thick or it won't cook well. Place evenly at the bottom of the greased baking dish.

  • You will want to leave the excess that laps over for now, unless you need to incorporate that into the second crust section.

  • On top of this bottom crust goes the meat and veggies.

  • On top of the veggies goes the mozzarella cheese

  • Next goes the second crust. You will want to make sure this layer doubles up on the sides of the dish and you may need to moisten the dough so it will stick to the first layer on the side of the pan. Pat it down and poke a couple small fork holes around the crust. You will use some water to make sure the crusts stay together on the sides of the dish.

  • Top this second crust with your red sauce not more than 3/4" thick (my family prefers only 1/2" thick on the sauce) and garnish with olives or fresh tomato slices.

  • Trim any excess crust hanging over.

  • Place pizza in oven for about an hour, watching your crust for browning.

  • The pizza needs to sit 10 minutes after you take it out.

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