Pink Saturday

Friday, November 6, 2009

PINK NAILS

There are many different kinds of nails!!  construction nails, pretty nails like the pink ones here!!  fake nails for your fingernails, my son says in .bolivia nails are hard to find and are very expensive,  he is right because i tried  to find a couple of nails when i was down there and we only found three on the whole campus which were lying on a tucked away table, unused and red dirt lined and when i tried to pound them into the post it was near to impossible as the wood is very hard down there.  the girl in this picture  is making a business out of selling these nails and if anyone knows where i can get a couple i would love to know!!!
and then we have another kind of nail, although the look and material that they were made out of is the same as ordinary nails, these ones had a purpose and fulfilled a prophecy.  Three rusty nails describes the picture.........

This is a story of long ago of a man who owned a little store.
As he would tell it, "I was proud to have my name above the door."
This took place, oh, about two thousand years ago, as I recall,
I was located in Jerusalem, just across the street from Pilate's hall.


And I had everything anyone would ever need;
Why, folks would come from miles around, regardless of their creed.
But there was only one thing I had I thought would never sell,
So I placed it in a corner on a shelf ----three old rusty spike nails.


Then one day a Roman soldier came through the door,
And as he walked up to me, it seemed he shook the floor.
I said, "Can I help you, Sir?" in a voice I 'm sure seemed frail.
He looked at me with a sneering grin and said,
"I'd like to buy some nails - some big, big nails."


"Well, you see, Sir, three's all I have."
"Oh, That'll do. For the job I have, three's enough - - -Now how much do I owe you?"
He placed the money in my hand, and I was glad to make the sale.
Then I began to wonder, and I asked,
"Sir, what can you do with just three spike nails?"


"Did you ever hear of a man called Jesus the Nazarene?"
"You mean the one they call the Son of God?"
"Yes, that's the one. Today I intend to show the world who's boss,
For with these three nails I'm going to nail that man Jesus to a cross."


You'll never know how numb I felt - as on my knees I fell.
"Please sir, don't do that!" - but he just turned and walked away
I said, "Please, let me buy them back!"
But he just looked at me and grinned.


And in the distance, I could see the howling mob
Through the tears that filled my eyes.
"Away with him" "Crucify him!" I could hear their angry cries.
But over the top of all the noise and groans of agony,
I can still hear the sound of a hammer as that big Roman soldier---Nailed my Jesus to a tree."
With three rusty nails, they nailed Jesus to a tree;
And His blood washed my sins away.



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carrot cake recipe                            


Yields 9" round cake (3 layers)

4 large eggs
1 ½ cups oil
2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground mace
½ teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins (optional)


Chai Spice Cheesecake Filling

perfect Cream Cheese Filling Recipe:

◦¾ pound powdered sugar
◦1 pound cream cheese
◦1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
◦1 teaspoon Vanilla
◦3 sticks butter

Add to the basic recipe :

◦¼ cup Chai Tea concentrate
◦1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
◦1 teaspoon ground ginger
◦½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
◦½ teaspoon ground cardamom
◦¼ teaspoon ground cloves

omit the lemon juice from the basic recipe

9 comments:

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a great reminder of what our Lord endured for each of us! A touching post for Pink Saturday! Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful Pink Saturday weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Mary said...

Thank you for this post. Have a great Pink Saturday.

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Pink Saturday. What a poignant post.

Catharina Maria said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Thanks so much for sharing and please come visit when you have a moment!
Love from the Netherlands Rini

♥Mimi♥ said...

Pink is my color and today is always such a special day for me. Oodles of pink to check out and oodles of beautiful blogs to admire.

Thank you so much for participating this week. I l♥ved dropping by to see your delightful pinkness. Have a wonderful weekend filled with fun and the company of those you love.

Amy said...

Beautiful post!!! Love the pink nails!!

Bobbi Jo said...

What's not to love about Pink nails? Love them!
I have an award for you on my blog. Come on over and pick it up. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Patricia said...

I have enjoyed my visit to your blog and Happy Pink Saturday. I hope you have a wonderful new week.

Mollye said...

Thanks for sharing with us the nail story. It breaks my heart at the same time brings me to my knees in praise. Enjoyed your blog and your sweet girls too! Mollye

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