Pastoral Search Committee Report
The committee thanks everyone who suggested candidates for this position. We have followed up on each one. Here is our report:
Adam: Good man but has problems with his wife.
Noah: Prone to unrealistic building projects.
Joseph: Obnoxious braggart with a prison record.
Moses: Has a speech impediment and a bad temper. Rumored to have left an earlier position over a murder charge.
David: Had an affair with a married woman, then had her husband bumped off and used the power of his office to avoid charges.
Solomon: Good preacher, but our parsonage would never hold all those wives.
Elijah: Bad temper, prone to depression and occasional suicidal tendencies.
Hosea: Good man, but our people could never handle his wife’s profession.
Jeremiah: Emotionally unstable, alarmist, negative, always lamenting things.
Isaiah: Claims to have seen angels in church.
Jonah: Refused God’s call until after he’d been swallowed…
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BE ON THE LOOKOUT – COMING SOON
Ginny fights and screams as she’s being thrown into the trunk of a car and the lid slammed. She later finds herself in a small room of a warehouse with a man standing with a hypodermic needle before her. She screams and scoots as far away as she can. Will Ginny be rescued and why has she been kidnapped?
This is my new novel and it will soon be released. As I have said many times the Lord is the Author of my books and I merely type the words. This story will have you laughing, crying, getting mad, and rejoicing. It is filled with Biblical “nuggets.”
On Eagle’s Wings will have you staying up late to find out what happens next. Think you know “who done it?” Turn the page and there’s another twist that will have you scratching your head. You’ll love the suspense.
The editing process is almost done. Thank God!
Be looking for it – I’ll post when it is available.
A PORTION OF THE PROCEDES SUPPORTS INTO THE LIGHT MINISTRY.
Not Aliens, Demons
Yeah, things can change overnight and you never see it coming
By Rob Pue, Publisher – Wisconsin Christian News
Recently, I had a lady call me from the East Coast. She’s one of the readers of our Wisconsin Christian News newspaper. She was alarmed at having seen a triangular UFO the night before. Prior to calling me, she called another alternative media researcher, who told her that these things have been in US airspace for weeks; that they’re “spy planes” from China and that we may well be in the midst of a nuclear war with China and/or Russia within 72 hours.
This comes as UFOs have been heavily in the news recently. We all heard about the Chinese surveillance balloon that was shot down over the Atlantic on February 7th, after crossing the entire US — including over some major military installations. Biden stated that he waited to bring the balloon down until it reached the ocean, so debris would not harm anyone on the ground. But military insiders have said that could have easily been done with no harm to civilians if the administration had wanted to.
On February 14, officials announced the US has now retrieved key electronics, including sensors from the balloon, in an underwater search of the area off the South Carolina shore. For their part, the Chinese have stated the balloon was just monitoring weather patterns. But since when has China been concerned about the weather, pollution — or “climate change?”
Meanwhile, similar balloons have been seen traveling across countries in Latin America, including Columbia and Venezuela. And Japan has said China has been sending surveillance balloons over that country, at least three times in the past year.
And so far, three other Unidentified Flying Objects have been shot down by US forces as well… one over Alaska on Friday, one over the Yukon on Saturday and one over Lake Huron on Sunday, February 12th. Officials have said the Lake Huron object was definitely NOT a balloon, but an octagonal, metallic object about the size of a small car. Officials believe this is the same object that was tracked by radar over Montana the day before, so it, too, crossed nearly our entire country before any action was taken.
Now, we’re getting conflicting reports from our government as to what the objects were. Air Force officials have stated the latest three objects in US airspace are different from the Chinese balloon. Air Force General Glen VanHerck told reporters, “We’re calling them ‘objects,’ not balloons, for a reason,” he said. But the White House continues to call them “balloons,” and assured reporters there’s “no indication” the objects are “extra-terrestrial,” apparently to “calm the nerves” of concerned citizens regarding a possible alien invasion.
That seems to me to be the press secretary planting the seeds of doubt, and attempting to fear-monger people into thinking aliens ARE about to strike. I don’t know anyone currently living in fear of an alien invasion. But that could certainly change, if the powers-that-be want it to. Like an invisible so-called “virus,” an “alien invasion” could be the perfect cover for another world-wide lockdown. For our protection, of course.
The theater performance continues, friends. This is just the next “act” in their production. Please remember, whenever something like this is covered this heavily in the news, there’s about a 100% likelihood that it’s being done to distract our attention away from what is really going on — or about to happen.
Just as “COVID” was a beta-test to experiment on the ignorance of the people and their willingness to submit and comply with the daily-changing arbitrary orders of the Globalist agenda; and although the war in Ukraine is really happening, the REAL reason it’s happening is because it’s the perfect scenario for trillions of dollars in money laundering for the so-called “elites;” now we have UFOs and Chinese spy balloons.
Are there any out there who think this is the first time foreign spy balloons have surveilled our military and public infrastructure? Are there any out there who believe they can’t just watch us from an orbiting satellite? Military satellites can read the dial on your wrist watch if they want to. And don’t get me started on the surveillance of American — and world — citizens, by their own governments. We are all being watched, listened to, monitored, tracked, rated and graded every day. I dare say China knows more about our US military capabilities than Sleepy Joe does.
Not to mention — is there anyone out there who believes our US military aircraft could destroy an alien spacecraft, capable of traveling faster than the speed of light? Come on, man!
If I were you, I’d be more concerned about our non-existent southern border — and our highly compromised northern border — when it comes to any threat from China. Because we know Chinese military troops have been training in Canada, as well as Mexico and Latin American countries for several years now. And a report just released by US Customs and Border Protection shows a more than 700% increase in Chinese nationals sneaking over the US southern border just since last year. According to the report, by this time last year, only 366 Chinese nationals were apprehended trying to cross into the US illegally. This year, there have been 2,999 so far. That’s a 719% increase, just since October. Why are they “sneaking” in? Certainly, good old Joe would welcome them if they just asked.
There are also rumors about a looming Chinese or Russian nuclear attack on the US. Yes, for the globalist’s agenda to be complete, the United States must be destroyed. But we’re already destroying our own country ourselves — and at break-neck speed — point-by-point as we follow the Communist agenda. China may want the US, but face it, friends, they already OWN US… physical acreage of US land, but more importantly, a financial debt we can never possibly hope to repay. They won without firing a shot. When they decide to officially take us as their new territory, the last thing they’re going to want is a nuclear wasteland.
You don’t think they put up all those 5G cell towers and spent all the trillions of dollars in the infrastructure to support all that, under the cover of the “COVID” lockdowns, just to blow it all up, do you? No — America need not fear nuclear war from China. But we will, very likely, be taken over quietly and easily by them. And many Americans will cooperate with their new masters willingly.
Yes, we have millions of citizens with guns and we have millions of skilled hunters and lots of patriots. There will be a resistance, just as there is a remnant in America who still believe in, and honor God, willing to push back against the forces of darkness and evil and speak up against the lies we’re constantly fed. But China’s coming. They’re already here. Just look at the first object you pick up near you. Chances are, it will say “made in China” on it somewhere. Practically everything we own or use here has been made in China. See, we USED to be the most innovative industrial country in the world. We made cars, ships, trains, rockets, computers, tractors and more. What do we make now? Chicken wings at the local sports pub. That’s what we make now. IF the sports pub can find anyone willing to work.
But I digress. What I’m saying here is, don’t worry about the UFOs. Be more concerned with what the UFO stories are a cover for. Something’s brewing. I don’t claim to know what it is. But I do know, from experience, just how quickly things can change. They changed overnight for the whole world in March of 2020. One day was life as usual; the next day was “lockdowns,” “non-essential workers,” “essential businesses,” “mandatory masks,” “six-feet-apart,” along with unconstitutional arrests for non-compliance, children having masks duct-taped to their faces by virtue-signaling teachers, and of course, the “clot-shot” jab… also mandatory for most. Yeah, things can change overnight and you never see it coming.
And so much has happened since then. A stolen election. Citizen patriots going to DC to present a redress of grievances — something we’ve done for over 200 years in this country, but this time, hundreds — if not thousands — of American citizens attacked, arrested by SWAT teams, thrown into the DC J6 Gulag without charges and without bail. Our children overwhelmed by the “transgender” pedophile movement. Pornography handed out legally in the schools, while if the same images are shown across the street or at a school board meeting, they’d be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and labeled a “sex offender” for life. The deliberate destruction of our economy. The killing of millions with the mandatory jabs. Roe v Wade overturned, but states making laws allowing the killing of even BORN children “legal.”
Not to mention the sheer coincidence of more than 120 food processing plants going up in flames over the past year or so, in the midst of a supply chain crisis and food shortage. You mean to tell me that of those 120 massive food processing plants, not ONE had any working sprinkler system? Yes, that’s what “they” want us to believe. Just coincidence. Nothing to see here.
Now, in Palestine, Ohio, 50 railroad cars hauling dangerous, caustic chemicals derailed. Officials conducted what they called a “controlled release” of the chemicals by causing an explosion. Vinyl Chloride, Hydrogen Chloride and other chemicals were not just released into the atmosphere, but detonated — set ablaze on purpose, releasing highly toxic gases. Residents of the surrounding area were evacuated for three days and then told it was safe to return… but it’s not safe. Dead fish, birds and animals are everywhere. There are chemicals in the water supply now that will make it incredibly unsafe for decades. Cattle as far as 100 miles away from the incident are suddenly dying. Cars, 70 miles away are having their paint destroyed and plastic parts “melted.”
So rather than carefully drain the hazardous chemicals from these tanker cars, officials decided to do a “controlled explosion,” sending deadly fumes high into the atmosphere, causing catastrophic consequences in at least a 100-mile radius. And not a peep from the “climate change” cops.
Then, when a conservative American journalist at a press conference asked some hard questions of officials there — questions that didn’t fit the official narrative — he was immediately arrested. Since the Ohio wreck on February 3rd, there have been two more train derailments — one in South Carolina and one in Texas.
Meanwhile, let’s not forget about the millions of people worldwide who are “dying suddenly” after taking the COVID shots. I read the obituaries in my local news every day. There are now about a half dozen younger people every week who are “dying suddenly” or “unexpectedly.” These are people in their 50s, 40s, 30s, 20s and teens. No pre-existing conditions, no sign of anything wrong with their health. But they’re dying suddenly and unexpectedly.
It’s almost as if someone — or some THING — is deliberately out to kill people and destroy our country. It’s not aliens from another planet. But I do believe it’s demons, from another kingdom. Satan and his demons have infiltrated the hearts, minds and souls of human beings in a way we’ve never experienced before. It’s almost as if every thought of everyone is only evil, all the time. And most of the others live in fear.
But we need not fear, friends. Almighty God is still in control of all that happens on this earth. The enemy will lie to you, confuse you, try to instill fear into you, coerce you into submitting to an evil, wicked agenda, and intimidate you into keeping your mouth shut. But do not be silent… and don’t buy into the fear and rhetoric of the “official narratives.” Know Who your Creator is. Know God — and snatch as many others as you can from the claws of the devil, while you can. We’re not fighting flesh and blood. We’re not fighting aliens. We’re fighting demons, and they have us surrounded. So be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
© 2022 Rob Pue
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I AM SO EXCITED!
I just received my new novel’s cover design. On Eagle’s Wings will be out for your enjoyment in just a few months, but for now I’m celebrating my new book filled with suspense and Biblical nuggets.
Are you ready?
Drum roll please ——–
Blessings to you;
Wake Up, Strengthen the Things That Remain
We are now funding everything evil and wicked: every form of sodomy, “transgenderism,” sexual perversion, and baby killing
By Rob Pue, Publisher – Wisconsin Christian News
They’ve pulled out all the “stops.” There is no longer any limit to what the Communists and Politicians running the US will do to bring our country to it’s knees, surrendering to the Globalist New World Order, run by enemies who hate us.
Make no mistake, the Communists and Politicians — (Democrats and Republicans) — are two wings of the same demon. Many Americans still believe we have a three-branch system of government with “checks and balances” so that no one particular branch, Executive, Legislative or Judicial will get out of control. But there is no more control and “government” has long since become nothing more than political theater, deceiving the masses. All restraint has been abandoned in their hedonistic desire to push “woke” agendas that are purposely designed to destroy this country once and for all — and as quickly as possible.
They’re not even pretending to be “public servants” or “uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” In fact, many (if not most) of our government rulers are, themselves, the actual enemies we’re facing now. If you wanted to deliberately bring down a sovereign nation, how would you go about it? Exactly the way they’re doing it.
One of the most serious cases in point in recent weeks has been the boondoggle known as the “Omnibus Spending Package,” recently passed by Congress and signed by Biden following the mid-term elections. As Pamela Geller wrote, “The massive, depraved legislative package…passed the Senate by a 68-29 margin…with the help of 18 republicans.”
This is like deadbeat credit abusers who somehow obtain a credit card, then max out the spending with no intention of ever paying it back. And they don’t just have one credit card, they have an endless supply. We only wish we could go “bankrupt” because we’re so far past that point now there’s literally no hope of seeing anything but red ink in our national ledgers ever again.
According to the dictionary, the word “Omnibus” means “containing many things,” and this latest round of spending with wild abandon certainly does that. In case you’re not aware, here are some of the things Congress just bought with your money…or I should say, OUR money, because none of us has 1.7 TRILLION dollars.
Border security: for Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and Oman. But wait…isn’t there a serious national crisis — indeed an invasion — of our own southern border? Are not governors in southern states declaring emergencies and calling on the National Guard for protection against the invaders that our Federal government are inviting and welcoming with open arms? Remember when Trump wanted $5 Billion for American border security? “Absolutely not!” said the lawmakers, “What an irresponsible use of taxpayer funds!” “It’s reprehensible to think any president would use taxpayer money to build a wall!” In case you didn’t know, $5 billion is substantially less than yet ANOTHER $1.7 TRILLION.
Family Planning: This 4,155-page monstrosity of a bill includes a half billion dollars in funding for “reproductive health and family planning.” This is simply code for more human depopulation, through abortion, post-birth abortion and more jabs — because too many humans are threatening endangered species of animals and causing “climate change.”
This new credit card we’ve taken responsibility for fulfills 98% of Democratic member requests in the House, funding 3,213 Democrat projects. Here are a few more places they’ve
“swiped the card”:
$1.2 million for “LGBTQIA+ Pride Centers. $1.2 million went to support services for DACA recipients (illegal aliens) at San Diego Community College. $477,000 has been earmarked for the Equity Institute in Rhode Island to indoctrinate teachers with “antiracism virtual labs.” A cool million went to Zora’s House in Ohio, which is a special space for “women and gender-expansive people of color.”
$3 million will fund the American LGBTQ+ Museum in New York City… because, you know, we can never get enough sodomy. Nearly $4 million will be spent on the Michelle Obama Trail in Georgia. $750,000 for “LGBT and Gender Non-Conforming Housing” in Albany, New York. $2 million for the racist “Great Blacks in Wax” wax museum in Baltimore. Another $856,000 for the “LGBT Center” in New York. Nearly another million for the TransLatin Coalition to provide supportive services for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming and Intersex immigrant women in Los Angeles.
Nearly another million for the Equity Incubator at the Universities at Shady Grove in Maryland, and another million for EV infrastructure.
Now, I don’t claim to be a mathematician, and this is only a handful of the “woke” agenda items we’ve been forced to pay for, but as someone once said, “that’s fuzzy math.” Indeed, even looking at the spending in full, it doesn’t add up to $1.7 TRILLION dollars. Where does the rest of the money go? To the Communists and Politicians, of course, along with countless other special interest groups, none of which actually benefit anything in our country, but rather, drag it further down into the depths of depravity.
Of course, this comes in addition to the billions we continue to send to Ukraine because NATO and the West are intent on starting World War 3 with Russia. Say what you want about Putin, but he’s shown incredible restraint. For those of you who support the government of Ukraine as a sovereign state, how about you start supporting the United States as a sovereign state and work to restore some of OUR freedoms? Oh, and by the way, you may not know this, but the Biden regime delayed the paychecks to thousands of US National Guard members until sometime after Christmas, in order to send another $45 billion to Ukraine. This is in addition to $85 billion in supplemental funding for Ukraine.
Speaking of Ukraine, are you aware that Vladimir Zelenko, Ukraine’s so-called “leader” is just another Globalist puppet? Are you aware that he’s a proud sodomite and his former career was as a comedian, where he would perform obscene comedy skits dressed in drag, if he was dressed at all? This is who we’re supposed to view as the hero of our day, the great “freedom fighter.” Folks, it’s all a ridiculous theater show and I can’t believe how many people are buying into it.
Even according to Wikipedia, Ukraine is the third most corrupt country in the world, and has been the epicenter of money laundering for the world so-called “elites” for decades. So every time you cheer the current regime for sending more money to support Ukraine — you should be aware that the money is going through Ukraine, and then right straight into the pockets of those who are sending it there, among others. They’re ripping us off and they’re not even trying to hide it. They’re even so bold as to have this sodomite pervert speak to the US Congress and honor him as a hero, even as he demands more money from the US taxpayer.
We are now funding everything evil and wicked, including every form of sodomy, “transgenderism” and sexual perversion. We’re funding baby killing. We’re funding the advancement of “gender dysphoria” among even the youngest of our children. We’re funding a rogue Justice Department that persecutes Christians while ignoring pornography in the schools. Have you heard about the woman in the UK who was recently arrested for praying silently outside an abortion center there? This is world-wide, folks. There’s a world-wide agenda to literally kill Almighty God and His people, while pridefully celebrating the most unspeakable crimes.
And we are paying for all this. In more ways than one. Even as average, everyday Americans are struggling to make ends meet, our Rulers are spending with reckless abandon in order to advance their evil agenda. Depopulating the planet of us peasants while propagating demons. More than 65% of Americans are currently behind on their heating bills. Tent cities are popping up nationwide, as people are evicted from their homes and apartments because they can’t afford housing. Drug use is rampant, as people self-medicate just to cope — or commit suicide to end it all. We have supply chain problems, energy problems, housing shortages, a full scale invasion of our country. We have Nazis running the FBI, DOJ, CIA, IRS and all the other three-letter agencies. Yet it seems the only ones required to actually pay their bills are American citizens.
Meanwhile, they have more in store for us, including the Digital One-World Currency. Perhaps that’s the point of such reckless spending….drive us into hyper-inflation, devalue the US dollar until it’s dead, and then force their “Great Reset” on us — join their Beast System or become an outcast, unable to buy, sell, trade or travel.
Fauci has already told us there will be many more “pandemics” and even as he exits the stage, I’m sure he’s got them lined up and scheduled for release in the coming months. It was so easy to control and rule people the first time around. But folks, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Unless patriots and Christians rise up to fight this — and do so right now — Satan and his demons will continue to steal, kill and destroy. Steal our money, kill our will, and destroy our kids and families. Just so you’re aware, we don’t stand a chance against them — apart from God. If you think you’re going to fight this Globalist cabal in the natural realm, you have a very rude awakening coming your way. There is no political solution. There is no “revolution” solution.
Yes, I know many of you who will say, “Just wait ‘til they come to my door, I’ll be ready for ‘em!” Uh huh… and let me ask you this: did you wear a mask to go to Walmart? Did you stand six feet apart when told to do so? Did you close your church when told to do so? Did you take the jab rather than lose your job? If so, when “they” show up at your front door, just get in the cattle car like you’re told.
Our only solution is a return to God with deep repentance and sorrow for how we have abandoned Him and His Word — or else let the wicked rulers of the world have their way. We have earned the wrath of God and now we’re getting it. And you pastors out there who STILL refuse to talk about any of these issues — your condemnation will be greatest of all. And you pew-sitters who’ve been content to lounge in your silly stained-glass social clubs, oblivious and comfortably numb to the horrors that have led to this point, there’s coming a day too when you will have to give an account for the Godly work you were called to, but ignored.
The best thing that could happen right now would be that the world is in it’s final days. I don’t look for any great awakening or any great revival of God’s people. There’s a small, faithful remnant, but the rest of the world, even the so-called “Christian world” has been given over to reprobate minds. “These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me,” Jesus said. Indeed.
So stop wasting time. Occupy until He returns. Refuse to accept any falsehood, any lie, and call out the lies and wickedness — stop ignoring it for fear of being called names. For goodness’ sake, how weak is your faith? How wimpy are you? Stand up for God’s Word and truth. Do your job, Christian, or else stop calling yourself one, because that’s just using the Lord’s name in vain. No one knows what the new year will bring, but I can tell you, it’s only going to get worse for all who continue to reject Christ — and all those who profess Him but refuse to obey Him. It’s long past time to wake up, and strengthen the things that remain.
The Dream (51) I’ve Decided…
I’ve decided that women are smarter than men!
Okay, that one sentence just reduced my followers down to just women. Bye guys. lol
Now why would I make such a bold “outlandish” statement like that? Well, let’s see;
While I was still trying to recover from the third stay in the hospital we had what the weather people called an Arctic Freeze. Freezing weather that reached, in my area, 12-15 degrees below zero wind chill. Oh yes we had some really high winds and temperatures were enough to freeze us right down to the bones, but we survived. Some didn’t survive as well; trees exploding from the cold, winds that placed trees across homes, homes without power or heat, cars that had dead batteries, oh you know, those inconvenient unexpected Arctic Freeze kinds of things that happen.
I said to my roommate several times, “I sure hope someone covered the outside faucets, turned the heat up, and turned off the water and drained the lines, at the ministry house.” She agreed but our hopes were not high.
Did I mention, I think woman are smarter than men? Let me correct that, I know women are smarter than men! Yep, that’s just my opinion, like it or not.
In spite of that, I do have to give credit for someone of the male gender turning the heat up. Yes siree, someone sure did but I guess whomever neglected to realize there is no, barely any, insulation in the attic but hey, heat rises so it should be okay. Right?
Did I mention subzero temperatures? Maybe the power might go out? Hmmm I thought I did.
Well, we women already, probably, know what the results turned out to be.
Yep, sure enough, the water line in the attic froze and gee, that dog gone pipe broke! With the power out and no heat, can you just imagine that?
Now you know sheet rock will only absorb so much water before it too will just pop wide open and look like mushy mashed potatoes and let all that piled up water rush to freedom. Ever seen a waterfall?
And that’s exactly what it did! Down, down, down it came and by golly water won’t stay in just one little spot, don’t ‘cha know. It spread out all over those brand new floors and on that large dinning room table, and down into the area carpet. It was good of that carpet to soak up some of that free flowing water. Oh did I mention it was also running down the driveway and yard? No? For how long I don’t know. Forgive me, my memory isn’t as sharp as it used to be.
I’m assuming one of the smarter of the male species finally turned the water off at the street and grabbed a mop. Bless their hearts, they even got together and mopped, swept, and cleared out the indoor lake.
Now ladies, haven’t we all measured windows for blinds and curtains? We know how to measure and some of us has even hung those curtains and installed those blinds all by ourselves, right? Guess what, men measured for the new windows in the living room, big windows, and they were delivered, and to our joy they were going to finally be installed. But dog gone it, just another small snag; the windows were too small, they measured wrong! Can you just beat that!
Oh but there is some good news, yes’eree, we have some praises to report.
There is insurance coverage, pray it will cover the expenses and not wiggle around with silly objections like they like to do.
Another praise is that other than the dining room table and chairs, no other of our beautiful furniture was ruined or damaged. That’s definitely a praise!
Oh yeah, there’s still another praise; three or four women have been interviewed for our transition home IF/WHEN it is ever ready for occupancy. Now I need to say there are certain criteria one must meet to be accepted into our home. Not everyone does qualify, but having said that, it is a long process of vetting but the way things seem to be going, (if you recall all the “bumps” we’ve had to deal with from the beginning,) it will take time to get this home opened and occupied. A lot more time than we originally planned!
With the Lord’s help, we can do the impossible!
Happy New Year and many blessings to you all.
Into the Light Ministry
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Christ is Born
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
It’s That Time of Year Again
Oooh to step into a home with the Christmas tree decorated, the Christmas music playing, and the aroma of cookies in the oven. That’s how it used to be at my house. I’d put on my old Easter Airline servicing apron, roll up my sleeves, have the flour, sugar, vanilla, nuts, and raisins – all the ingredients set out on the counter along with my hand held mixer and my big glass bowl.
It was a joyous time and while humming to Silent Night playing on the stereo and dumping ingredients into my big glass bowl I felt the spirit of Christmas.
Those days are gone! There’s no more ingredients lined on the counter top, no more hand held mixer to lick the beaters, no more big glass bowl or humming to Christmas carols on the stereo. After we lose a husband the joy of baking seems to go with him into the grave. Its sad I know but filling box after box of various cookies, fudge candy, and small bread loaves and placing them in the freezer for enjoying later just isn’t fun anymore.
So for many years I have not done any baking. Its easier to go to Publix grocery store to their bakery. Ohhh their cakes are moist, their donuts have yummy filling, and their little loaves of Banana nut bread are moist and tasty. Why would I want to go through all that again just to bake a few cookies or some other treat that’s common during this Christmas season? Its only me so why bother?
Somehow the Christmas spirit has sneaked in and this old gal decided to try a Cranberry bread loaf my sister made. It sounded good so I asked her to send me the recipe and maybe some day I’d try it, knowing full well that would probably never happen!
But it did – today!
I’d bought the ingredients and had everything lain out. Picking up the one orange, the recipe called for one teaspoon of orange rind. You have got to be kidding! Looking at the orange in my hand, “I bought a whole orange just for a lousy teaspoon of rind? Now I have to eat the orange and it has all that acid in it that upsets my stomach!” But I grated the one teaspoon and set the orange aside.
Did I say this was going to be a small loaf, well, three small loaves, of Cranberry bread? Cutting the corner off the bag of frozen cranberries, obviously I wasn’t going to need the whole bag, I let some fall onto my cutting board and grab the big knife. The recipe calls for chopped cranberries, frozen or fresh. Mine have been in the freezer for a couple of weeks.
Have you ever tried to chop these frozen little marbles as they shoot across the counter, a dozen shoot off onto the floor, and sneak up a slid down sleeve? No? Well let me tell you, chasing these little “marbles” across a kitchen floor and trying to catch them before they roll under the fridge while high stepping so as not to step on one that will squish like stepping on a large cockroach, is no fun! About the time I thought I had all of them I hear squish, which almost sent my back out, jumping.
Finally chasing down and corralling the several little red frozen marbles I grab my sifter to sift the flour, and how it happened I have no idea, but there’s more flour on the front of my sweatshirt than there is in the big glass bowl. I haven’t looked in the mirror so I don’t know if there’s any covering my face. If there is I’ll just have to laugh and go on… or cry.
Did I say it’s been a long time since I did any baking?
Okay, I have my mini loaf pans all greased and floured sitting to the side for my wonderful little bread loafs. Oh, I forgot, I have to chop up some nuts, too. Thank God they aren’t round and I can just hold them in check while chopping. I need to measure some orange juice, too. Did I mention its full of acid and upsets my stomach? It didn’t take the whole little bottle so of course I can’t throw good juice away. Now I have an orange to eat and a half a bottle of orange juice to drink. I can feel the need for an antacid already.
But God is good and I finally get everything mixed and spoon all my cranberries, orange rinds, nuts, and whatever else into my little loaf pans and pop them into the oven. 40 minutes later I open the oven and the aroma of fresh baked bread fills the house.
Now the kitchen is cleaned, the loaves cooled and I can take a taste. Hmmm a little dry but good.
THIS IS WHY MY ROOMMATE DOES THE BAKING!
I have just one thing to add about this experience – Judy, don’t EVER send me another recipe that has little frozen marbles!
Merry Christmas everyone.