Thursday, August 29, 2013
Are you seeking rest from your circumstances? Do you just want a place to go and be quiet? Do you think if I could just have some rest? I was always wanting to get away from it all and get some rest....I thought I had to go somewhere, until God showed me that I did not have to do that at all.
My rest is totally in Him no matter what is going on around me.
Praying with you!
My soul finds rest in You, God alone. My hope is in You. You are my rock, solid and secure, my salvation, my fortress, my stronghold, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on You. You are my mighty rock and my refuge, in the midst of all the chaos. I can trust in You at all times, no matter what is going on and I can pour out my heart to You. Your are my refuge at all times.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Be anxious for nothing! Easier said than done. Do you worry about something and it is constantly on your mind? It does not have to be! Our hearts and minds can be peaceful and guarded! Praying with you!
Father, I am so thankful for who You are! You are the great I AM! Thank You Lord that you are near to me, You will never leave me nor forsake me, so that I do not have to be anxious about anything and I know that means anything that is nagging at me or trying to control me or seems hopeless to me. I can bring all my requests, hurts, fears, and frustrations before You. ____________________ I give You thanks for these ____________ that I am going through, because I know that You are a God who hears and answers! You are a God who will give me peace, which no one can understand and You will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. I do not have to walk around in constant worry and what am I going to do, because You know the way in which I walk. As my mind is stayed on You, You will keep me in perfect peace, because I trust in You! Amen
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Trials! We all have them. What to do with them, is not always easy to see when you are going through them. We can have joy and peace through our trials, with God's wisdom!
Praying with you!
Father, help me to consider it all joy, going through this_____________.
Help me to remember that the testing of my faith will produce endurance. That I may be able to endure without giving up, because endurance has a perfect result, that I may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Thank you Father, that You will give me the wisdom that I need through this____________. You are a God who gives generously and without reproach or disappointment. Father, help my faith to be strong and without doubting , help my unbelief, for I do not want to be like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. Help me not to be double-minded or unstable in my thinking with thoughts of fears and doubts. That I would remember to fix my eyes on You Jesus! Help me to be strong in my faith in You and stand firm!
Do you not know, have you not heard? The Lord, the everlasting God, creator of the ends of the earth, does not grow tired or weary. His understanding is unfathomable! He gives strength to the weary and to him who lacks might, He increases power.
Friday, August 9, 2013
This is my new favorite recipe! It is so easy and delicious! Enjoy!
Pasta, Tomatoes, Veggie Broth, Olive Oil, and Seasonings (details below)
Throw it all in the pot, INCLUDING the uncooked Pasta, and cook! - Bring it to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. The starch leaches out of the pasta and makes a rich, warm sauce for the noodles. The other ingredients cook right along with the pasta
12 ounces pasta (I used Linguine)
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor)
1 large sweet onion, cut in julienne strips
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2 large sprigs basil, chopped
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (regular broth and NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese for garnish
Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.
Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .
Season to taste with salt and pepper , stirring pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Life is tough! As a christian we need to be constant in our thinking and attitudes. I believe in praying daily for our actions and what others see in us. Praying with you!
Thank You Father that we have been chosen by You. We are holy and beloved! Let our hearts be filled with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. That we would bear with one another and any complaints we have against another that You would flood our hearts with forgiveness towards one another as You Christ forgive us so we should forgive. Fill us with Your love which is the perfect bond of unity. Let Your peace Christ rule in our hearts, as we are all in one body and to be thankful. Let Your word richly dwell within us with all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in our hearts to You, God. Whatever we are doing in word or deed to do all in Your name Jesus, giving thanks through You to God the Father.