Saturday, February 6, 2010

White Out

In case you haven't heard, Pennsylvania got a wee bit of snow today.
Just 18 inches, that's all. No big deal.
I'm so funny, right?
Fortunately, we went to the grocery store before the weather got too treacherous. It has been a lovely, lazy day, full of favorite DVDs, books, and snacks - oh, and there has been some shoveling going on, too!
One of our snacks was an old favorite - snow ice cream. It is simple to make and something fun to do with freshly fallen snow. First, get a big mixing bowl of clean snow. In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of whole milk, 1 cup of sugar and 1 T of vanilla. Pour the milk mixture into the bowl of snow and stir. Serve immediately.
I must go now and shovel again. Signing off from the great white Keystone state!


Donetta said...

glad your home safe

Anonymous said...

LOL! I've never heard of snow ice cream. (We get lots of rain, little snow). Fun and tasty!

e-Mom said...

Off topic but I wanted to respond to your question: You said: "This little girl wanted to know if God was all knowing (He is) and if He knows everything, past, present and future (He does), then why did He create Lucifer, knowing what he would do and become. A doozy of a question from an 8 year old, don't you think?"

Yes, really a doozy of a question for an 8-yr old! (Where is she now?)

The best answer I've heard is that God allowed Satan (and man) to rebell so that we would have genuine free will. He wants his creatures to love him in freedom, rather than being compelled as robots.

Also, God had laid down his plan for redemption long before he created the world.

From the Answers in Genesis website:

"Revelation 13:8 states: '… And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.'

Think about this: before the universe was created, before time existed, before man was created, God knew that we (in Adam) would sin. He knew we would rebel against our Creator. And in the wisdom and love of God, in eternity, He predetermined a plan so that we could receive a free gift of salvation. In eternity, God planned for the Son of God to step into history to provide the ultimate sacrifice—the sinless Son of God would suffer sin’s penalty of death, be raised from the dead, thus providing a way of salvation. Hebrews 10:10 declares: 'By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.'"

Blessings! (How's the snow ice cream today?)