Tuesday, January 20, 2015


A very simple and tasty sandwich we had growing up in Western Pennsylvania.   Always used Isaly's chip chopped

1 pound  shaved or chipped deli ham (preferably a plain boiled ham it has less salt)
12 oz. Chili Sauce
3/4 cup Ketchup
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
Buns (preferably from bakery)

Put chipped ham into medium sauce pan.  Shred it up and tear apart.   Add all the chili sauce plus 3/4 cup
ketchup and 1/2 cup brown sugar.  

Mix well until it it all blended.   Taste and see if you'd like to have a little more brown sugar.  It's up to you. 

Turn the stove onto medium low heat and stir occasionally so it doesn't stick.   Heat it through and let it bubble a 
bit.  Turn down to low or warm until you're ready to serve.  Nice big bakery buns are the best to serve it on  


Doing some re-thinking in this New Year.  I'm not one for making "resolutions" because  I end up not keeping them any way

So as I started doing my reading through the Bible in the Year,  I found some other devotional apps that I downloaded 
my YouVersion Bible App.  

 One is called "One Word That Will Change Your Life."   This is only a 5 day plan, but it's jam-packed with 
thought provoking ideas.    Reading the Scripture, you are encouraged to see what word stands out that the Lord is
trying to get you to think about and apply for the year.  

Already the Lord has spoken to my heart with one simple word----LISTEN!!   The word LISTEN entails many different 

#1  LISTEN to my Word - Read it daily and seek what it is that I'm trying to tell you.

#2 LISTEN to My still small voice -  When you pray to Me, listen to what I'm saying to you.  It will always be based
on my Word.  But it takes being quiet in order to hear.

#3 LISTEN to those around you.   First of all, those in your family who are closest to you. Second, to those around you in church,
work, or wherever you find yourself.   Don't always be the talker!!   Be a listener ---a listener cares and hears and takes

Well that's what I'm learning so far.  and it's only the 3rd week of 2015.  What else do you want me to hear from 
you, Lord?   May I be willing to hear and act upon what I hear.     

I Samuel 3:10  "And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel Samuel.  Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth."

Psalm 27:4 "One thing have I desired of the Lord that will I seek after; that I may dwell in he house of the Lord
all the days of my life to behold the beauty of the Lord and to enquire in His temple"

It took Samuel three times to actually respond to the Lord speaking to him.   Sometimes it takes us a while, 
but then we get the hang of things.    

Listen----He's trying to tell you something.  Just wait and see!