Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Be Ye Not Weary in Well Doing

II Thessalonians 3:13 "But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing." Galatians 6:9 admonishes us: "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

That is soooooo hard sometimes. I usually try to have a good disposition. Happy-go-lucky and all. But sometimes I would just like to tell some people to get a life. No, I don't love my job. But I do it because it pays my bills. No, I can't just do what I want to every day. There are things that have to be done. Housework, job, yard work, laundry . . . the list goes on. And yes, it is a pain that they charge you so much for everything and you have to pay taxes EVERY year - get over it, so do the rest of us!

Sometimes it seems as if we are ALWAYS doing something for someone else and they never do anything for us!

But, in order to be Christ-like, we must be tolerant of these people. That is one area that I sometimes have a very hard time with! So I keep the above scripture in mind. Be not weary in well doing. Keep on giving, even if it should make you so mad you turn blue. Keep on keeping on doing things for others. Never get tired of it. Just think . . . God never gives up on us, never gets tired of us coming to him with all of our problems. So if we are to be like him, we should never give up on others.

Speaking of making things for others . . .

Last night I made a ham loaf for supper. There was way more than enough for the 3 of us (DS was out), so instead of one big one, I made 2 small ones and froze one. I try to do this frequently, and then if there is someone in dire need or sick, etc. I can go to my freezer and pull out a few things and give them. Saves scrambling at the last moment, takes about 5 minutes longer than normal and I can be calmer about not being weary in well doing!

Ham Loaf

1-1/2 pounds ground pork
1-1/2 pounds ground ham (I had some leftover from a baked ham)
2 eggs
1 sleeve of Ritz crackers, crushed
1/2 cup or so of evaporated milk
onion powder, garlic powder and fresh ground pepper to taste


Approximately 1/3 cup ketchup
About 3 Tablespoons prepared mustard
About 3 Tablespoons brown sugar

Mix all ingredients for loaf by hand. You can use a spoon if you want, but to get the right texture, use your hands. Shape into a loaf shape and place on shallow pan. Mix topping ingredients together. Spread over top of loaf. Bake at 350F until done. Remember, I halved this, so I baked about 1/2 hour, maybe 45 minutes.

If you want to freeze, put waxed paper on a cookie sheet. Place prepared loaf on that and cover with topping. Put in freezer and leave overnight. The next morning, take out, leave on waxed paper and cover with foil, place in freezer.

Sorry for the dark picture, but this is what is looks like after being frozen.


Anonymous said...

Raquel, you are so right! Thankfully, "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me"! The ham loaf looks and sounds really yummy, too!

Sue said...

Your ham loaf sounds delicious Raquel.

chris said...

I love the look of that ham loaf, nust give it a a try.

Chris xx

Marie said...

Great post Raquel. It's hard to be up all the time. People need to know that we are human too. Thank heaven's for the strength that my faith gives me to go on regardless and the compassion it instills in me for others! Wonderful recipe for ham loaf. I may give this a try one day!

Cheryl said...

Wow, you know me so well! I kid, but seriously I have that same issue, I am always the one doing for others. A good reminder that I need to give with no expectations.
p.s. the ham loaf sounds yummy!

Jan said...

You are a good person, Raquel, don't put yourself down. The fact that you made enough of this recipe to give away says it all.

Always remember, to err is human, to forgive divine