Song for Resurrection Sunday


Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning?
And who told the ocean you can only come this far?
And who showed the moon where to hide ’til evening?
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

Well, I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
All of creation testifies
This life within me cries
I know my Redeemer lives, yeah

The very same God that spins things in orbit
Runs to the weary, the worn and the weak
And the same gentle hands that hold me when I’m broken
They conquered death to bring me victory

Now I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
Let this life within me cry
I know my Redeemer, He lives

To take away my shame
And He lives forever, I’ll proclaim
That the payment for my sin
Was the precious life He gave
But now He’s alive and there’s an empty grave

And I know my Redeemer, He lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
Let this life within me cry
I know my Redeemer

I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives

I know that, I know that, I know that, I know that
I know my Redeemer lives
Because He lives I can face tomorrow

I know, I know, He lives, He lives, yeah, yeah
I spoke with Him this morning
He lives, He lives, the tomb is empty
He lives, He lives, I’ve gotta tell everybody, yeah


Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday. May you know the resurrected, living Saviour, Jesus Christ! Death has been defeated!

Luke 24:1-8

Neck and Neck by Leo Bruce

Lionel Townsend, Beef’s toffee-nosed biographer, finds himself a prime suspect when his aunt in Hastings is poisoned. At the same time, an unpopular publisher is found hanged in the Cotswolds, apparently a suicide. While the two cases seem to have nothing whatsoever in common, Sergeant Beef tramples his flatfooted way to amazing, simultaneous solutions.

I really enjoyed this one! My second Sergeant Beef book. Hoping to find them all.

Kidney, and I’m Not Talking Pie

This last week has been a bit rough, even including a two day hospital stay. I’m dealing with my second kidney stone in two years. This one is a monster 7mm! Had an X-ray which showed the stone in the ureter. I had a horrible reaction to pain meds he sent me home with and ended up back in his office Saturday and had pain meds through IV and then again on Sunday. Sunday night the pain stopped suddenly and did not return. Monday we did another X-ray and the stone was still there. A decision was made to have a CT scan. Monday night I was running a low grade fever and chilling. I thought it was because my IV spot was inflamed. Wednesday I went to Knoxville for the CT scan. One the way home (it’s an hour ride) my doctor called with the results and told me he would suggest I turn around and go to the emergency room at UT hospital! We were near Morristown when he called so he said to just go to the hospital there, that he would call ahead and send them my records. Urine test showed infection (urinary) so they admitted me and a urologist was brought in and laser surgery scheduled for Thursday. The surgery was a failure, he couldn’t get to the stone without damaging the ureter. A stent was put in to allow the kidney to drain. I am having lithotripsy done around the 15th-16th. In the meantime I’m on antibiotics. They gave me a pill for bladder spasms and lucky me had a reaction to it! I was up all last night with the worst headache I’ve ever and vomiting and diarrhea. I am exhausted and so weak. I will be so glad when this over! My last stone was 6mm and I had to have laser surgery on that one.

Dr. Berry said my calcium levels were high so he suspected hyper-para-thyroidism. We ran a test and I do have it. The para-thyroid is the size of a grain of rice and balances our calcium levels. Mine isn’t working, this is why I’m getting such monster stones! So after I get this taken care of I have to have it removed. Thankfully it is a simple out-patient procedure! There is a 2mm stone lurking in my kidney as we speak just waiting to grow big and strong! The sooner I get this thyroid out the better!

We don’t use traditional insurance anymore and our family doctor doesn’t take insurance. He has a membership practice. We pay a yearly fee and we can text or call him at any time and come into the office anytime. The care is phenomenal! He calls and texts me to check on how I’m feeling. Such a difference from insurance! I’ll have to do a post on it sometime. But right now I’m going to go as I’m not feeling 100% and I’m tired. We had reserved a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia for this coming week, just 3 hours away. I told Bossman I can rest there just as easily has here so we are going down tomorrow. Hopefully there are no complications and we can stay the week!

Goodnight all.

Good Eats

I’ve tried several new recipes lately and thought I would share them with y’all!

Really good soups that I will make again and again!

Easy Tuscan Bean Soup  –  30 minutes and dinner is ready!
Get the recipe @The Wanderlust Kitchen

Hearty Italian Vegetable Beef Soup – This was so easy and so DELICIOUS! It freezes really well too. Find the recipe @Barefeet in the Kitchen

Curried Red Lentil Soup with Lemon – No meat! Fast and easy and even those of us that don’t like lentils really scarfed this up! Find the Recipe @ Vegetarian Times

Main dishes:

Sweet and Sour Chicken – Simple and lick the plate good!  Always good recipes @ A Family Feast. Haven’t had a bad one yet!

Barbacoa Beef – I made the corn salsa and the cilantro lime rice to go with this. She includes the links in this recipe. I cooked it in the slow cooker not a pressure cooker/instant pot. A fantastic meal! @Skinnytaste another one of my go to recipe blogs!

One Skillet Chicken with Green Beans and Mushrooms – @ What’s in the Pan

Baked Pork Steaks with Mushrooms – We discovered a meat market nearby and we get these huge lovely pork steaks there. Two can feed four people! This is my favorite way to cook them! Get the recipe @ A Cook at Heart

Moroccan Meatballs – I made these for company and they were a big hit! Another Skinnytaste recipe! I also made Moroccan Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots that night and everyone had seconds and thirds on those! Get that recipe @Gourmande in the Kitchen

Discovered this older Italian fellow on Facebook, Pasquale Sciarappa. He does live videos of him cooking his Italian recipes. His Polish wife holds the camera and reads comments people make. Love watching him! His accent is heavy and he dances and drinks wine and tells jokes. The recipes are authentic recipes. I’m dying to try some of his recipes! Check out his web site.

Hope you find something here you like!

The Coconut Killings

By Patricia Moyes  born in Dublin 1923

A U.S. Senator is found brutally murdered with a machete on the grounds of an exclusive golf club on one of the British Seaward Islands. John and Margaret Colville, who operate a modest hotel on the island, ask their friends Chief Superintendent Henry Tibbett and his wife, Emmy, to come to St. Mathew’s to conduct an investigation. Although an amiable young islander who tends bar for the Colvilles has been arrested for the crime, Henry soon discovers that the murder rests on complex motives reaching far beyond the Caribbean.

Henry Tibbett, Chief Superintendent of Scotland Yard, has for years delighted those who love a classic British detective story. A modest, self-effacing man, Tibbett possesses an almost uncanny “nose” for crime, and those who know him well realize that his gentlemanly demeanor masks a shrewd mind and a fearless spirit. When he teams up with his wife, Emmy, a cheerful but formidable woman, there isn’t a criminal anywhere who can rest secure.

My first Patricia Moyes book. I really liked the characters of Henry and his wife and think I will enjoy more of this series. I didn’t care for the setting of this one though and didn’t really like any of the other characters. Reading other reviews on this book, others commented that this was their least favorite book in the series. Leave it to me to start with it!

Not quite the ‘cozy’ I expected, it was a cross of cozy and political thriller. American politicians, lobbyists and the cotton industry tie in with the murders. Meanwhile there is political unrest on the island and curfews are set amid riots and burning buildings. Could they be connected? A well plotted mystery.

Henry had the use of a Moke to get around the island. Not sure what that was so I looked up an image of one…

Reading Ireland @746 Books      #begorrathon19