A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Red-eye gravy---Huh?

This is the Evangelist we had at our church last week.
Do you know I am stilling mulling over the things he spoke about. He is from the south. The first thing is, his love for *RED-EYE Gravy*,now you southern girls you will have to EXPLAIN this all to me and maybe even share your recipe, hint, hint.

His main theme of his preaching, which is so dynamic and convicting, is *Prayer*. Statistics show the average Christians does not even pray 5 minutes a day--the average pastor 12 minutes. Oh boy does he talk about prayer, real prayer.

Please visit Bro. Benny Beckum's website. There are some neat things. Check out his itinerary. IF he is in your area. GO ...go....go...you will not be dissappointed. Drive a bit if you have to. I tell you, I don't just want to be a hearer of the WORD, and I know you don't either. I want what he spoke on to take root in my heart. We have ordered a book of his and hope to find a source to listening to him on line. I took so many notes, so much scripture. Please if you have heard him and want to share something you were convicted about or learned. Feel FREE...we need to be a people of prayer and encourage one another

Now....about that RED-eye gravy....I am clueless and did not *google it*...but thought someone out there could fill me in.



Aliene said...

Deby, I guess I am Southern enough. Here in our part of Louisiana we make Red Eye gravy.
I put a roast in black iron dutch oven with plenty of seasoning, yes, garlic. When the meat makes it owns juices ~usually enough-
you pour coffee in it and stir it up and serve on rice or potatoes.
It'simple. Hope this helps. You may get someone else telling you another way!

Shari said...

I really like this gentleman's preaching. I was on a visit to the south with a friend and heard him preach. Very blessed man of God! Thank you for sharing!

Susan said...

I'm a southerner, of course (if you didn't know before I met you, you do now! LOL), and I have eaten red-eye gravy, but I've never made it. You make it by using the pan drippings from frying salt-cured ham (also known as country ham - very, very salty). Pour in black coffee over the ham, then let it boil down a bit. It will be a thin, watery gravy, not thick like cream or brown gravy. Serve it over the ham slices and have plenty of biscuits and maybe some fried potatoes. My dad loves red-eye gravy too!

Pam said...

It was so fun speaking with you via telephone the other evening! Now when I read your blog, I hear your voice!!hehe

I haven't heard this preacher but you sure give him a thumbs up! I'll check his website out after this.

AWW Red Eye Gravy! I love it! You simply fry your country ham, then pour out grease but leave plenty of drippings in the pan. Add some brewed coffee. Stir so the drippings release from the pan. You can add a little of the grease back into the coffee/deglazed liquid. I ate this type of gravy most often when living in South Carolina. My mom, being born and bred in West Virginia, always made Milk Gravy. Some call it Sawmill Gravy. That seems to be more popular in the Appalachian regions, but red eye gravy is well known there as well.

Red eye gravy was made in our home a few times, but it didn't make as regular an appearance as the Milk Gravy did. These days, with better education on health, we don't "fix" gravies much! But once in a while, they sure can make a boring breakfast perk up!

Have you ever heard of "rock piles"?

Pam said...

Aw shoot! I just went to Bro. Beckum's site and saw that he was right here in Tampa on Jan 4th! Can you believe that?

Anonymous said...

Hey Deby,

I don't have my recipe handy, but the name "red-eye" comes from the fact that the gravy has strong brewed coffee in it...served with country ham. Which, come to think of it, if you aren't from the South you probably haven't had this either.

Have a blessed day,

Sarah Joy said...

I don't know what red-eye gravy is, but we love Bro. Beckum! Our pastor preaches with him often.

Miss Jen said...

Mrs. Deby,
That statistic about ~ "the average Christian does not even pray 5 minutes a day--the average pastor 12 minutes.", should give us all something to ponder deeply!! I so agree we need to be a people of steady prayer. It sounds like Dr. Beckum's message was very good. Thank you for the prayer encouragement.

Many Blessings,
Miss Jen

I just found your blog through
~ Abounding Treasures.

Donna said...

Never heard of red eye gravy...so I learned something today. The statistics on prayer were eye opening and convicting.

BECKY said...

Don't know anything about red-eye gravy, but am glad that you have been blessed through hearing this man preach! I know I fall short in my prayer life, but then I think if we ever think we're praying enough we have missed the whole point!
Blessings, sweet lady...thanks for sharing!

michelle said...

I thought everyone knew about red-eye gravy! He sounds like a good preacher.

Ginny said...

Seems like everyone is giving messages on prayer! I have never attended Wednesday evening service at our "new" church, but Grace and I were scheduled to sing last week, so we went. Guess what the message was about? Yup - prayer. Very convicting.