Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

 I got this recipe from an employee at ETC - the cake is delicious. [My copy says that it is 'slightly stolen' from Donna Pierce and Paula Deen]...:) Although I prefer my pound cakes plain, or with strawberries, the kids always love the icing. And a cream cheese icing can be used for many different cakes. Just go easy on it.....:)


Ingredients:

  • 3 sticks of Parkay butter @ room temperature
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of plain/baking flour [I use White Lily - remember: use plain - not the self rising!]
  • 2 teaspoons of Vanilla
  • 5 large eggs @ room temperature
  • 1 [8 oz] package of cream cheese @ room temperature
  • Dash or pinch of salt



Directions:

Cream butter, sugar, and cream cheese until light and fluffy [about 5 minutes]. Add salt and vanilla. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Slowly mix in flour. Continue to mix all ingredients well, then pour batter into a floured, 10 inch, tube/bunt pan. Bake @ 325 for 1 hour [may be less or more baking time, depending on oven and altitude]. Don't over cook cake, it will be done when the middle is firm and the top is lightly browned.






Cream Cheese Icing


Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of Parkay butter @ room temperature
  • 1 [8 oz] package of cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1 box of confectioner's sugar



*notes*

If you buy the bags of confectioner's sugar, use 3 1/2 or 3 3/4 cups of sugar.

This recipe for Cream Cheese icing will cover two or three cakes - so if you are going to make just 1 cake, half the recipe.


Bake smart:
Double your Pound Cake recipe and bake two cakes - eat one now and put the other one in the freezer.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Prophecy of the Popes

Back in the fall of 2012, while cruising around on youtube, I ran across what I now consider an absolute treasure. That treasure is Dr. Chuck Missler. Over time, I've also discovered a few of his associates/friends, and the one that is the center of this post is Dr. Thomas Horn.

Growing up, I was raised in a Southern Baptist Church. In later years, my step family were Catholic. Many people might think that would make for very interesting days, but it really hasn't. A difference in Christian religious doctrine was never an issue - weell, there were a few smirks... Over the years, I've read many prophecies but never did I read/hear anything about the Prophecy of the Popes until last year when I ran across this video of Dr. Horn speaking at the Strategic Perspectives Conference 2013.

[An excerpt from Wikipedia:]

According to an account put forward in 1871 by Abbé Cucherat, Malachy was summoned to Rome in 1139 by Pope Innocent 11 to receive two wool palliums for the metropolitan sees of Armagh and Cashel. While in Rome, Malachy purportedly experienced a vision of future popes, which he recorded as a sequence of cryptic phrases. This manuscript was then deposited in the Vatican Secret Archives, and forgotten about until its rediscovery in 1590, supposedly just in time for a papal conclave ongoing at the time.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a contemporary biographer of Malachy who recorded the saint's alleged miracles, makes no mention of the prophecies, nor are they mentioned in any record prior to their 1595 publication.

Several historians have concluded that the prophecies are a late 16th‑century forgery.

[end of excerpt]


*The full text of the Prophecies of St. Malachy*



But are the prophecies really a forgery/fraud? Dr. Horn gives a dynamic presentation. During the first half of the video he speaks on the Prophecy of the Popes. In the second half of the video, he goes even further to discuss the Vatican Observatory that has been built in Arizona on top of Mount Graham, a mountain that is considered sacred by the San Carlos Apache Indians and who fought hard to keep the Observatory off of the Mountain.

[An excerpt from Apache Creation Folklore]

In the beginning nothing existed....no earth, no sky, no sun, no moon, only darkness was everywhere.

Suddenly from the darkness emerged a thin disc, one side yellow and the other side white, appearing suspended in midair. Within the disc sat a small bearded man, Creator, the One Who Lives Above. As if waking from a long nap, he rubbed his eyes and face with both hands.

When he looked into the endless darkness, light appeared above. He looked down and it became a sea of light. To the east, he created yellow streaks of dawn. To the west, tints of many colors appeared everywhere. There were also clouds of different colors.

Creator wiped his sweating face and rubbed his hands together, thrusting them downward. Behold! A shining cloud upon which sat a little girl.

"Stand up and tell me where are you going," said Creator. But she did not reply. He rubbed his eyes again and offered his right hand to the Girl-Without-Parents.

"Where did you come from?" she asked, grasping his hand.

"From the east where it is now light," he replied, stepping upon her cloud.

[end of excerpt]


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Dr. Thomas Horn - Strategic Perspectives Conference 2013
The Secret Vatican and Alien Connection

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See also:

Mount Graham Coalition

Making a Mountain into a Star Base

 
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Monday, February 2, 2015

A Dream of Chaos

Back around November of 2014, I had a very vivid dream, so frightening that it awakened me. I refused to go back to sleep because I knew that it was a possibility that the same dream would continue, like a movie that was put on pause. Having continuing dreams happens to me a lot.

 In the dream, I was riding in a car down Veterans Memorial Hwy in Mableton. The car was right in front of Hawthorne Plaza. All of a sudden it came to a stop. Riding in the back seat, I got out and looked in front of the car. There was a person [I think it was a man] lying across the road, in our lane. Several people were standing around the front of the car; it was apparent that the person was dead. As I looked up, I noticed that thousands of people were lined up on both sides of the street, as far as I could see, in both directions. I also noticed that the traffic was heavy - but no vehicle was moving - the engines were off and they were just parked in the road.

I know the weather was warm and it was day time, perhaps afternoon. A few people were talking but I couldn't make any sense of what was being said. All I could focus on was the dead person in the road and all of the people...

 It was right here that I woke up. I've wondered if this dream was the result of things that were going on at the time. The protest marches, Ferguson, MO., etc. It is very possible. It is also possible that it is a premonition. But this is one of those dreams that will have to sit on the back burner for a while.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

The Rise of Pegida

Something very significant is happening in Germany.

That something is the rise of Pegida [Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West]. On the heel of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, Pegida is gaining in popularity and is spreading across Europe. Last Wednesday, and again on Sunday, protest marches were held in the city of Leipzig, protesting political correctness, unlimited immigration, appeasement, and lack of assimilation by Muslims.

For the past few decades, Christianity has been under attack, not only by non-believers, but also seemingly by governments. In the United States, Obama has declared that America is no longer a Christian nation. Pastors and clergy are under fire for anything that they say that may break the rules of political correctness. Many churches no longer teach the scriptures in full, picking and choosing their verses carefully, for fear of offending someone - and ending up in court.

Across the middle east and north Africa, Christians, Jews, and minorities are being slaughtered by the thousands. Many MSM outlets ignore it - as do governments - as they are either unwilling or unable to stop the onslaught of terrorists such as Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Pegida is the result of attacks against the western world and governments doing very little to stop it.

 We are definitely living in historic times. It looks like a clash between the faiths/non-muslims and cultures are inevitable if world leaders continue to ignore the people and live in LA LA Land.

Dark clouds are forming.


 [Excerpt from "German Government, Leftists, and ISIS Try to Destroy PEGIDA"]

For centuries the Saxony region of Germany has been a place where protests are born. It has been relatively quiet there for the last quarter of a century. but 25 years after German reunification, Leipzig and Dresden are once more igniting the flames of dissent, especially when PEGIDA proved itself today to the whole world, and against all odds stood up tall telling the Muslim world that Germany will be Christian land and that Islamic immigration will soon be halted.

In Europe, the war on the rightous is ongoing and the future of the Islamization of Europe stands in the hands of an anti-Islamization group called PEGIDA which is primarily centered in Germany. “Pray for us” writes Peter asking Shoebat.com’s viewers to constantly remember their brethren in Germany. PEGIDA requested westerners that since the liberal media is against them in Europe, they urge everyone to spread the word through social media in hope that all the West will arise against Muslim tyranny.

Indeed, if ISIS spreads terror through social media and Muslims march by the millions across the world against westerners for simply exercising their free speech; westerners sick of terror and liberal media can spread freedom and anti-terror through the same system.

So PEGIDA, using social media has become the latest and loudest voices against the Islamization of Europe calling themselves the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA). And as al-Qaeda and ISIS grows around the world, PEGIDA will lead the European masses and will hold the future of Europe, so long they carry the blessed holy cross and honor the rights of the Jews to live in Israel.

And despite all the odds, PEGIDA has led peaceful demonstrations that have been met with angry counter-protesters who have resorted to violence in an effort to halt PEGIDA’s mutiny against Islamization, one can see for themselves who PEGIDA is; the regular folk of Europe just as in the United States:...

[end of excerpt]



See also:

German Anti-Islamisation Marches: What the MSM Doesn't Want You to Know



and,  I can't post on Pegida, without a word about their troubled beginnings and former leader, Lutz Bachmann, who got into a lot of trouble for posting a pic of himself dressed like Hitler on social media. He resigned over the pic - and I must say that he needed to resign - the world doesn't need the image that he presented. Good Riddance! This is an example of why/how movements can become dangerous if the people aren't careful.



German Anti-Immigrant Figure Quits Post After Posing as Hitler



 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Gas Price Dropping Low

And I'm wondering....how low will it go? Anything is better than $4 bucks per gallon! It was costing me about $80 a week to fill up my GMC truck.

Currently, the price is $1.97 per gallon, which gives me a big reason to smile!

This pic was taken 2 days ago at the BP Station at the corner of 515 and Maddox Rd in Ellijay Georgia.




Friday, January 23, 2015

A Month of Madness

and it ain't over.

Each year when New Year's Eve/Day arrives, it is only human nature that most people are in a joyful mood with the expectation of new beginnings for the New Year. This year, I just couldn't bring myself to be joyous. So instead of raining on everyone's parade of inspiration and expectations, I've keep my silence. My gut feelings are almost always correct. Now that certain events have taken place, I feel it is safe to crawl out from under my rock, and even say those naughty words - "Told ya."


During the first week of Jan 2015 two horrific events occurred:

The mass shooting at the satirical weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris. On Jan 7th, 2 gunmen, shouting Allahu Akbar killed 12 and injured 11. In later connected events, 5 others were killed, including 11 more injured. Al-Qaeda terrorist cell in Yemen claims responsibility for the attack.

Islamic terrorists, known as Boko Haram, kills 2,500 people in the towns of Baga and Doron, Nigeria. So far, Nigeria is unable to control Boko Haram, who is a clear threat not only to Nigeria, but all of North/Western Africa. Nigeria is a country in which the northern states are predominately Islamic and the southern states are predominately Christian. It remains to be seen how this problem is going to be handled.

also:

Russian President, Valdimir Putin cuts off gas supply to Ukraine
[Note - in the above article, The Daily Mail refers to President Putin as the Prime Minister - that is incorrect. The Prime Minister of Russia is Dmitry Medvedev.  


During the second week of Jan 2015:

3.) A unity rally is held in France to show support for the Charlie Hebdo victims and the support of free speech. Unity rallies are ultimately held all over the world, in many cities, in support. Over 40 world leaders join in the march. However, top officials from the United States don't attend, even though AG Eric Holder is in Paris. Why? I can't answer this, only Obama can answer for himself - but here's something to consider: A clip from Obama's speech at the 2012 United Nations where he says that "The future does not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam". Apparently, Obama doesn't approve of Charlie Hebdo.

also:

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses the west of *False Flag Attack* in Paris

It is reported that 22 Islamic Terror Camps exist in the U.S. - 2 of them are in Georgia, in the cities of Jessup and Commerce.



During the third week of Jan 2015:


Dr. Paul Craig Roberts questions whether this could have been a *False Flag Attack* in Paris. He notes the rise of right-wing groups opposed to Islam in Europe.

On Jan 20th, Obama gives his State of the Union address. Again, the country is divided, with the Democrats obviously happy and clapping wildly; the Republicans clapping at some things with a bewildered look. The military weren't happy campers...Many feel that this speech was totally out of touch not only with the American people, but with worldwide events.

also:

 The Swiss National Bank throws in the towel on the Euro/Swiss Franc.



During the fourth week of Jan 2015: so far....


The tiny country of Yemen falls to pro-Iranian rebels and Al Qaeda

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dead at 90.


 2015 - The Year of Predictions and Prophecies

In my opinion, everything that has occurred this month so far is important and has the potential to play out significantly in the U.S. as well as the world stage. Many people are making predictions about what is to come:

  • Collapse of the economy
  • War with Russia and Iran - and more war with evil ISIS and radical Islamists
  • Cyber attacks that can take down our electric grid and/or mess with our nuclear weapons
  • Continued killing of Jews, Christians, and other minorities on an incomprehensible scale
  • Large scale terrorist attacks in the U.S.
  • Race wars within the U.S.
  • Gun ban/confiscation in the U.S.
  • Limitations on freedom of speech in U.S. / western world
  • Spread of a bio-level disease, such as Flu or Ebola, resulting in a worldwide pandemic.


The prophecies are also here. Many religious leaders and church members believe that all the chaos may be signaling the beginning of sorrows/the end of days. Many non-religious believe that man is really stupid enough to engage in nuclear or bio warfare, effectively eliminating most of the human race.

So what do we make of it all?

There's no way to tell right now. We can hope that none of the above happens...

I believe that we must do what is right and our main concern should be our own hearts, our God, and our families; the safety thereof.

The world, especially the west, is now at a point where they must decide on their moral values and how they wish to live their lives - what they stand for.

If it is love, peace, non-violence and freedom - then stand up and speak out. Forget about Political Correctness. Let your voices be heard and let your votes count. Do it with intelligence and peaceful means.

If you stand for ignorance, violence, and murder of innocents - then please sit down. You have no place in the free world.



Saturday, January 10, 2015

Let Us All Be Unhappy on Sunday

A Lyric for Saturday Night


We zealots, made up of stiff clay,
     The sour-looking children of sorrow,
While not over-jolly today,
     Resolve to be wretched tomorrow.
We can’t for a certainty tell
     What mirth may molest us on Monday;
But, at least, to begin the week well,
     Let us all be unhappy on Sunday.

That day, the calm season of rest,
     Shall come to us freezing and frigid;
A gloom all our thoughts shall invest,
     Such as Calvin would call over-rigid,
With sermons from morning to night,
     We’ll strive to be decent and dreary:
To preachers a praise and delight,
     Who ne’er think that sermons can weary ...

All tradesmen cry up their own wares; 
    In this they agree well together: 
The Mason by stone and lime swears; 
    The Tanner is always for leather. 
The Smith still for iron would go; 
    The Schoolmaster stands up for teaching; 
And the Parson would have you to know, 
    There's nothing on earth like his preaching.
 
The face of kind Nature is fair; 
    But our system obscures its effulgence: 
How sweet is a breath of fresh air! 
    But our rules don't allow the indulgence. 
These gardens, their walks and green bowers,
    Might be free to the poor man for one day; 
But no, the glad plants and gay flowers 
    Mustn't bloom or smell sweetly on Sunday.
 
What though a good precept we strain 
    Till hateful and hurtful we make it! 
What though, in thus pulling the rein, 
    We may draw it as tight as to break it! 
Abroad we forbid folks to roam, 
    For fear they get social or frisky; 
But of course they can sit still at home, 
    And get dismally drunk upon whisky. 

Then, though we can't certainly tell 
    How mirth may molest us on Monday; 
At least, to begin the week well, 
    Let us all be unhappy on Sunday. 

   
  
  
~Charles Lord Neaves
  (1800–1876)
 
http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/let-us-all-be-unhappy-sunday



Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas

This is the manager scene located in downtown Ellijay, Georgia. Whenever I drive by it, I am reminded to be thankful for all of the good things that have happened in my life over the past year. Peace is within my own family - but for many, it doesn't exist at this moment. It seems that the whole world is coming apart at the seams. Even though 2014 is ending on an explosive note, and with the prospects of 2015 not looking much better, I still have hope that America can turn things around, for the better of all. From my family to yours, I wish you a peaceful and Merry Christmas!