Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thoughtful Spot Sunday . . .

In church today, we talked about friends and what a treasure they are in our lives.  How each one brings a different kind of spice and joy to our life; the teacher likened them to cookies!

~Cookies And Friends~

They come in all shapes and sizes:
Some are soft and sugar coated,
Some are snappy and full of ginger,
And some are just plain nutty!!
We can treat ourselves to many different kinds,
And there is always room for one more!

The Savior of the world also spoke of treasures. In His Sermon on the Mount He declared:

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 
(Matthew 6: 19-21)

To all my friends, know that you are always in my heart - you are my treasures!

I want to leave you with a wonderful cookie recipe - when you eat one, think of me, because I'll be thinking of you!

Angel Cookies
1/2 cup raisins                                   1 cup water
1 cup butter or shortening                 1 tsp soda
2 eggs                                                1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups sugar                                3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla

Sugar mixture:  1/2 cup sugar and 1 Tbls cinnamon

Boil raisins in water until water is absorbed; let cool.  Cream shortening, eggs and sugar.  Mix in dry ingredients; add raisins.  Form into balls and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 min. 

Have a very blessed Sunday.

Warm Hugs,


  1. Dear Barb, how can I thank you for such a sweet comment as you made today, in my blog? I can't do so, enough. Just know I appreciated it, much.

    And I'm thrilled that I may have helped you through some difficult times, without even knowing it.

    Gentle hugs to you...

  2. Aunt Amelia - You are so very welcome . . . I certainly consider you one of my friends. Hugs

  3. Hello Barb,
    What a great post on friendship, and oh so true! Love the scripture you have shared, and that recipe for angel cookies sounds delicious. I probably would eat everyone of them. lol.
    Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment, I so treasure my friends.
    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Sue - Thanks for visiting, congrats on the awards! Friendships are worth their weight in gold, and truly treasures from heaven! Hugs

  5. Hi Barb,
    What a very sweet post! I love this scripture, and the poem. Thank you also for sharing the cookie looks yummy!

    Friends are definitely treasures..I'm thankful to count you as one. :o)


  6. Hi Mom, YOU are one of my greatest friends and treasures!! I love the angel cookies, I need to make them again soon!! Happy Sunday!! Talk to you tomorrow, sleep well!! Love you!

  7. Susan - Isn't it wonderful to meet new friends?! Thanks for stopping to see me, it's always good to see a friend. Hugs

    Jess - My daughters are my best friends and treasures! Thanks for sharing your recipe;o) It's one of my favorite - I love you tons, kisses and hugs, mom

  8. I love all your posts, but the Sunday ones are special. Thanks for sharing the recipe,too.

  9. OoOoh these look delish~!
    Off to the shops soon so will get some more raisins~!


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