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Smokin’ Brisket

No, it isn’t a drug, but it IS best when smoked!

May 28th is National Brisket Day and conveniently, this year it is also Memorial Day, a day known for BBQ and grilling.  So, throw that brisket on the smoker EARLY in the morning, and plan on salivating with the aroma until it hits the table at least 8 hours later.  Yum!

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Homestead Prep and Iced Tea

Late spring and summer are most definitely NOT the time of year to start up your homestead in Texas.  Dear Hubby and I are doing some preparation while we wait out the heat.  There’s plenty to plan and prepare for, so it really isn’t a setback to arrive at this time of year.  We are both itching to get our hands dirty, but we will just have to practice patience.

If you get too enthused this time of year, in this part of the country, you might end up in the hospital or worse.  That is especially true for those of us who are middle aged and beyond.  Besides the very real potential of heat related problems, there are also plenty of snakes, biting and stinging insects, and other things to seriously ruin your day.  Contrary to what some people may think, Montana has insects and varmints as well.  They just don’t exist in abundance like more southern locations have.  Up north, you watch mainly for the big animals, but in a hotter climate like Texas, it’s the small critters that’ll get you.  Think scorpions, fire ants, bees, wasps, hornets, rattlesnakes, cottonmouth snakes, etc.

The forecast predicts we’ll hit 100 degrees before June even arrives.  Whew!  So, we’ll wait out the heat, do some planning, and consume considerable amounts of iced tea.  Grab a glass and two big handfuls of ice, and join us on the porch…or maybe next to the air conditioner!

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Ride Through

For those that aren’t aware…one of the deeply embedded Texas institutions is a fast-food chain called Whataburger.  Thousands, if not millions, of people salivate just at the thought.  And, well…the drive through is flexible for other modes of transportation.

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Accused of Being Drunk

Most of you know very well the story from Acts 2 when the Ruach fell upon Yeshua’s disciples in the Upper Room.  Throughout years in Christian churches the common narrative described the disciples as those accused of being drunk.  But, is that right?  Read it again.  Isn’t the miracle within the crowd?  Isn’t the miracle in their hearing, each in their own language?  What if those being accused of early morning drunkenness were not the disciples speaking, but those in the crowd claiming to hear the wonders of Elohim and Messiah Yeshua in their own native languages?  Surely each disciple was not speaking a dozen languages individually and simultaneously.  They may have spoken other languages but what if the real miracle was that each hearer heard what was said as if it was just for him?  Something to consider…!