You can read about many miracles in the Bible it even on the internet, but there are some of us who have never seen one with our own eyes. This was me until a couple weeks ago.
To give a quick backstory, we received a small vial of oil from West Metro Church Of God in Douglasville, GA a week before this incident. You can click the link above to get the full story and videos about the oil, but in a nut shell one of the members of the church has oil coming out of their Bible. As they would empty the container it would full up again. They were told by God to share this oil with others.
Now back to a couple weeks ago. My wife was making lunch for us on her birthday when she burnt her finger on the oven. It hurt really bad and the only way to make it less painful was too keep ice on it. She started praying and while praying she decided to put some of the oil on her finger where she burnt it. After she put the oil on the pain went away right away. The only thing you could see from where the burn was is this image of a heart.
God had not only healed her but He left a mark showing that He loved her. What an amazing miracle this was and an awesome birthday present. God is a miracle worker. Have a great day and God Bless
Corn on the Cob
Leaf Cuisine Garlicky Herb Spread
Boil the corn in water until the corn is tender and brightly colored. Remove from water and strain. Salt to your taste and then slather on a generous amount of the Garlicky Herb Spread onto the corn, Enjoy!
While I am not sure this constitutes as a real recipe, this is sure hitting the spot today. I have to say I drove almost close to an hour to try out Kite Hills version of Cashew Cheese (I usually just make my own.) I wanted to see why all the bloggers I follow are so obsessed with its flavor and not just whip some up at home?
To say I was a little disappointed when I arrive at Whole Foods to find the price was $9.99 for a small container of the cashew cheese is a big understatement. I was bummed at the price, not only for myself, but for all the people who are dairy free and the kids…what about the kids…I digress. I looked over to the right and found a much cheaper version of the flavor I was hoping to try with Kite Hill and its the Garlicky Herb from Leaf Cuisine. Certainly, not my first choice and the price still a bit higher than I would have liked to spend on a treat, but a great replacement for my dashed hopes and dreams. Not in good conscious will I support a company that charges that much for a product I can make at home. I will continue to happily make my own cashew cheese and experiment with textures and flavors.
I hope you enjoy this little side dish. My boys and I enjoyed it as an easy lunch. We are heading out of town soon and trying to clean up the produce that will expire before we return.
Have you ever had to wait for something? Waiting can be really hard. Sometimes you have to wait a day, weeks, months, or even years before you get your answer. Right now my wife and I are waiting to hear back from the underwriters on whether or not we are approved for our dream house in the woods. With us homeschooling our kids this would be the perfect place to live. Peace and quiet, nature studies once the temperature gets above 0 degrees, and seeing God’s creation surrounding us everyday. It’s hard to wait, but while waiting I keep trusting in the Lord that His Will will happen. Sometimes that can mean that the answers we want may not be the answers we get. Waiting and trusting in God though will ultimately get us what is best for us. This may mean that you have to continue to wait but as long as you keep trusting in God good things will come.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:24-26 NKJV
So no matter what you may be currently waiting for, keep on waiting and trusting in the Lord. He will bring His Blessing to you in the exact moment that is best for you. God Bless!
1 can of coconut milk
1 can of tomato paste
1/2 tbs curry
1/2 tbs onion powder
1/2 tbs garlic powder
1 can of black beans
1 packet of instant potatos
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Sabbath, our day of wonderful rest. The day I give myself grace in cooking meals for family. We spend the time hanging out and trying not to spend money, do chores, or cook.
While I spent the day before preparing my home for Sabbath (cleaning all the toilets, laundry, etc.) A smell of gas lead us to leave the home promptly and lead to spending the rest of my afternoon/evening at my sisters house while a tech came out to fix a leak in the gas meter. This left me with out a meal plan for the Sabbath. So, to the cubbys I go on the hunt for something quick that requires no work or prep at all. Rest, Cassy, Rest!
Make potatoes as instructed on packet.
Mix together in a pot and let simmer for 5 mins: coconut milk, 1/2 can of tomato paste, curry, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Taste as you add ingredients to adjust to your liking.
Open and strain/rinse black beans and set aside.
Grab a paper bowl (No dishes! Yay!)
Place some potato in the bottom of the bowl
Scoup about 1/2 cup of black beans onto the potatoes
Pour 1 cup of the warm curry sauce on top
Salt and Pepper to taste
Serve and Enjoy!
Being in retail the holiday season can take time away from your family, having to work extra hours and extra days. This holiday season was no exception, busy busy busy. The nice thing about the holiday season is that when it’s all over things slow down as people start to spend less to pay off all the money spent the last few months. This extra time has given me the chance to be able to take my two boys out and have some but bonding time, a Boys Night Out.
We decided to start it night out by doing a couple games of bowling. That the bowling place we went to you are able to pick the theme you want for the scoreboard above your lane. The characters that pop up for how you did that turn depend on the theme you chose. It was great to be able to cheer on each person and we all had a blast. After the bowling was done we headed in over to Pizza Ranch for supper, unlimited pizza and the best fried chicken. Another favorite of the night. Being able to hangout with the boys was great, after the last couple of crazy nights, and it reminded me of just how important family is.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord , The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
Psalms 127:3-5 NKJV
I feel blessed to have all my children and my beautiful wife. Though the times may get tough and work may take time away, they will always be there to welcome you home. My family is a gift from God. May God Bless you and your family.
The new year is soon upon us and that means many people will be making new year resolutions. From eating healthy to exercising more these resolutions are made to better improve their lives. One resolution that you can make that is guaranteed to improve your life for years to come and beyond is reading your Bible more.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans 10:17 NKJV
Whether it’s starting a Bible plan, reading daily devotions, or committing to reading the entire Bible this coming year reading the Bible will help you improve your life. Being in God’s Word will help you gain faith, strength, wisdom, and a closeness to God. When I read the Bible I feel my days are better, less stressful, and more peaceful then when I have slacked on keeping in His Word. I hope and pray that you will consider reading your Bible more this coming year. Happy New Year and God Bless.
Talking with strangers can be difficult for some people. Sharing your faith with them can be even harder. Even if you know the person it can be difficult to start up a conversation with them about God if they are not a believer.
Back in the spring of 2000 I took a trip with my college’s Campus Crusade For Christ group to Panama City Beach Florida for spring break. Our mission was to go out onto the beaches and share our faith with those who had come to party and drink. Having given my life to Christ with my own faith just a year earlier (I grew up in a Christian home but was just living out my parents faith before then) I was still new to the reaching out to others scene. I remember talking to a few people on the beach, but I wasn’t as adventurous as others in our group. It wasn’t until a year and a half later, when I joined a group called Captive Free, where I felt confidant and courageous enough to go out and share my faith with strangers. With Captive Free I had the chance to travel through the Great Lakes area for a year in a van going from church to church spreading God’s Word to others, mostly the youth. I have to say that once I took that step outside of my comfort zone I felt more confidant with sharing my faith and telling others about Christ.
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Mark 16:15 NKJV
Yeshuea Messiah (Jesus Christ) says that we should go out onto the world and preach the gospel. To preach the gospel not only are you sharing God’s Word but your also sharing your faith. Anyone can just read someone something, but for that reading to help change their life you also need to share your faith with them. That may even mean opening up a little more then your comfortable with and sharing about your past. Showing that you care and make it more understandable means you might have to share some of your faults it mistakes you’ve made in the past. This can seem hard or impossible but with God’s help anything is possible. If this is hard for you at first just pray for strength, courage, and wisdom. I know that you shall receive if you believe because God wants us to share His love with others. Have a great day and God Bless.