Tom and Georgia

Tom and Georgia
50 years of marriage this year September 2017

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Georgia's Million Dollar Meatloaf (Named by my hubby)



 
2-3# ground chuck


2 eggs
1/4 # crushed saltine crackers (1 sleeve)
Water to moisten
1/4 green pepper
1 medium onion
2 large stalks  celery with leaves
5 baby carrots
1 t. coarse black pepper
1 and tsp. garlic salt
4-6 dashes hot pepper sauce


Combine ground beef, eggs, crushed crackers in bowl and add just enough water to slightly moisten the crackers. In a food processor or chopper, combine the onion, pepper, celery and carrot and pulse until fine. Add this and remaining ingredients together and mix well.  Add a few shakes of hot sauce into the mixture. It will  look a little dry but during the cooking process, the juices of the vegetables will add to this.  Form into loaf or place in large loaf pan. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for at least an hour or until nicely browned. Then turn oven down to 300 and cover lightly with foil and bake another 1 and 1/2 hours until done.  For a little more "zip" sprinkle top with additional hot sauce. 



Friday, February 13, 2015

MATTERS OF THE HEART/LOVE LIFTED ME..... From Georgia's Heart

LOVE LIFTED ME..... 


I was sinking deep in sin far from the peaceful shore
Very deeply stained within sinking to rise no more
Then the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry
From the waters lifted me, now safe am I.

Love lifted me
Love lifted me
When nothing else could help
Love lifted me. 
Love lifted me
Love lifted me
When nothing else could help
LOVE LIFTED ME.   

Yes, it's all the matter of the heart and love.  The greatest love story ever told is found in John 3:16.  "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."


Nearly 42 years ago on a chilly Cleveland day in March, I was presented with the question, "If you died tonight, would you go to heaven?"  

I had all the pat answers.   I believe in God.    I believe the Ten Commandments.  I try to be nice to people.  

But it wasn't until this verse was shared with me, that I began to wonder.   Would I go to heaven when I died?

The dear lady, Jean,  said this to me----"For God so loved GEORGIA that He gave His only begotten Son, that if GEORGIA believed in Him, she would not perish but have everlasting life."

She then told me,  Revelation 3:20 "Behold I stand at the door and knock, if any man open the door, I will come in to him  and  sup with him and he with me."  

She continued, "Georgia, Jesus has been knocking at the door of your heart all your life.  And YOU are the only one that can open it up and let Him in."     I was amazed and stunned at the same time.  God loved ME that much and has been knocking on my door and wants to be a part of MY life???"

I told her plain and simple, "Shoot, if I had known He was knocking, I would have let Him in."  

It was then and there, the first time I was presented with the Gospel of God's love through Jesus Christ that I wanted to accept Him as my Lord and Savior and I DID..

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to share my testimony of God's love with three precious souls at the mission.   Praise God they all received the message and received the Saviour. 

Maybe you're seeking and searching and wondering and never knew truly how you could have a wonderful love experience with the Savior of the world and Creator of the universe.   It's so simple, it's almost unbelievable.  But believe me, after all the years----as the song goes..  sweeter as the years go by. It definitely is.  I would have never traded this.

Simply pray this prayer if you're truly sincere about this decision. 
"Dear Jesus, 
I know that I'm a sinner and I know that You love me and died for my sins on the cross.   I believe that you were buried and rose the third day .   I ask you to forgive me of all my sins and come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior.  Thank you Lord for saving me. "  


THAT'S IT.  

Oh love that will not let me go.    Don't let another day go by without knowing with a certainty that Jesus loves you----He died for you on the cross for your sins----was buried and rose again.  And now He sits on the right hand of God His Father interceding on your behalf daily.

NOW  THAT'S LOVE.   

At this time of the year, when we're talking all about Valentines and candy and gifts.  Choose Jesus.   This is a gift that will last through eternity.    Have any questions, feel free to message me.