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Faith, Hope, and Love

Faith, Hope, and Love

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. ~1 Corinthians 13:13 Faith Everyday, I am comforted by my unshaken faith in my Lord. I know that He will deliver me from my worries and troubles. I know that there is no fear is too great when you have faith. Hope In life we hope for many things–change is the major one. We hope and pray that things will be different. That the mistakes of our pass will not follow us throughout our lives. We hope for good times and a way to see out of dark tunnels. Hope is what keeps us looking up. Love One of the greatest gifts that our Lord God gave us was the ability to Love. Through love there is forgiveness, faith and hope. Love is the glue that will see family through hard times. It is the magic that keeps couples together. It is the inseparable bond that united us with our children. Love for us is everything. Prayer   Dear Lord, We give You thanks for Your love, and caring. We thank you for putting caring people in our lives and touching the hearts of those that needs You. Our faith in You is never shaken....
Being Thankful on Thanksgiving

Being Thankful on Thanksgiving

  Dear Lord, Thank you so much for all that done for us this year.  If our loved ones had to travel, thank you for bring them home to us safely.  If we have to travel to them, we thank you for a safe journey. We thank you Lord for the food that we are able to eat, and know that all of it is through you.  We understand that we are blessed to have, while many families are without. Thanksgiving is not just about food and sales, but it is time to truly reflect on You and give You thanks for all that you have provided. We thank you Lord for our family, and the company that they provide. For those who have sick loved ones: I ask Lord that you pray over them, and watch them as their family celebrates with You. For those who are mourning over the loss of loved ones: please Lord grant them peace and knowledge that they are never really alone.  Family holidays will be hard, but knowing that our loved ones made positive memories helps us get through it. For our troops overseas who are celebrating Thanksgiving without their families: thank you Lord for their sacrifice.  Because what we have would not be possible without them.  Also, watch over their families as they celebrate miles and even countries away. Our heart goes out to you Lord, and we sing our praises in your name–always. From my family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving!  ...
Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so I want to share with you a recipe that I am truly thankful for–cornbread. It’s simple, straight to the point, and very easy to make.  Time to put the corn muffin mix away. Once you try this recipe, you will not only see how easy it is to make cornbread from scratch, but you’ll be amazed at how wonderful it taste (without all that chalkiness that the box gives). I love-making cornbread, and this my go-to recipe for it.  I can make this in my sleep. When this goes on the table, I have to do everything in my power to make sure that I have backup. Since my family don’t usually cook with regular milk, this recipe tastes just as good with soy milk, or if you’re into it, rice milk as well. And nothing can be said about the ingredients–since it’s simple and straight to the point!  I love knowing what I’m eating. Maybe this can grace your table this Thanksgiving on top of all the yumminess you plan on having on it. Sweet Cornbread Recipe Recipe Type: Bread Cuisine: American Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal 2/3 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 egg 1 cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray or lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and vegetable oil until...
Sunday Prayer:  And It Was So

Sunday Prayer: And It Was So

When I took a walk near the beach, I was mesmerized by the waves hitting the rocks under the pier. I don’t usually head that way–the pier that is, but this time I did.   I stood there, unable to pull myself away from the sounds of the breaking water against the rocks.  In that sound I found a moment of peace.  It was in that moment that this passage came to mind: And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. — Genesis 1:9 NIV Every day I am amazed by this wonderful world around us.  I am in awe at how all of this was created in seven days–knowing that us humans take a much longer time to get things done.  Just by uttering the words, or just by having the thought, God was able to create all this, and so much more than what our minds and eyes can see.  Even to this day, we are still finding things that God has created that we didn’t know existed. I am so very thankful that only He has this ability, since everything he made is good. Prayer Dear Lord, Let us soak up this world that you have created for us.  Remind us Lord, that while we take our surroundings for granted, it was for us You have created all of this. As every day passes, let us remember that just by uttering the words, You can create a world beyond our imagination. Thank you Lord for the opportunity to experience this lifetime.  The opportunity to...
Sunday: Living by Faith

Sunday: Living by Faith

Starting today, I think I am going to start a new tradition here at my blog.  I think when the mood strikes me, I will leave an image with a scripture passage, and a prayer.  Sometimes it will be both, and other times it will be one or the other. I’ve been inspired by so many things this week that my mind is going in overdrive.  It brought my thoughts to a bee that I saw gathering pollen from a flower in late Summer. I don’t really understand how everything works, but I know that it just does, and I’m thankful that God is at the steering wheel. Dear Lord, Thank you for being our guiding light.  Thank you for directing us on the right path, even if we are unsure where we are going. Everything You do, you do for a reason, and for that Lord we thank you.  We don’t have to understand why You work in Your way, we just need to have faith that you Will work in your way. Thank you for always coming through for us. Amen Matthew 21:22 ESV And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have...

There is Freedom In…

    I am in LOVE with this time of year.  I love it so much.  For me, Fall is about freedom. Throughout the year I put [almost] impossible expectations on myself.  Telling myself that I must live to “my” expectations. But the problem was– it was hard for me to distinguish who’s expectations they were. For a few months, I have been blocked creatively.  I don’t know if it was due to all the changes that happened in my life this year (because believe me, there were a lot), and my mind was just tired of it all. Perhaps, writing wasn’t enough for me this time. I was blocked and stuck (and secretly miserable). Could it be homeschooling?  Or the perceived pressure I felt when my baby’s first birthday came a long. I don’t know. What I do know, is that when I was able to really dust off my camera, and take some pictures that I enjoyed– the pressure to produce was reduced and I was able to create. And I felt it again. I felt the simple joy of doing what it is that I like to do. I can feel this freedom surround me in the simple things that I do now. I am able to dance more, since I’ve finally found my rhythm in my schedule.  It’s not perfect, and I’m sure it won’t stay the same, but I’m going to sail this ship until I can’t sail it anymore.   Play is the work for children they say, but it is the work for this adult as well.  I can easily get caught...

Sunday Prayer: Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

  Dear Lord, This weekend, the weather has shown its destructive side and affected so many lives in the Philippines. We know that this storm changed many lives forever, and changed the dynamics of people’s families and sense of peace. Lord, we ask that you give the people in the Philippines strength to move forward and rebuild their lives.  We ask that you give them our love.  We know that going through this kind of devastation is not easy. Most of all Lord, we send them our prayers. Let them know that a world away, we are praying for them.  For their safety, for their well-being, for them to find those that they love, and put to rest those that they lost. May we touch each other heart to heart....

Sunday Prayer: Creative Freedom

  Dear Lord, For the past few weeks, I have been feeling stuck. I knew that eventually I would make it out of my rut, because You are with me always. I am thankful, every day, for the faith that I have in You. I am thankful because I believe You are the Most High. I am thankful that my faith in You is unshaken and just as You would never give up on me, I will never give up on You. You are the rock that I build my foundation on. Thank you Lord for helping me see things more clearly and guiding me out of my appeared rut....

Easy Cooking Crafts for Kids

  I just love the fall, and I love fall cooking–especially with the little ones. Sometimes with my busy schedule, I just don’t get a chance to try all the recipes that I want to try because I’m hunting for ingredients.  By the time I find everything I’m looking for, the mood is gone.  (Please tell me that I’m not the only one). I was looking for a great easy treat to make with Zee and simple ingredients is what I needed.  This recipe was easy, straight to the point, and Zee loved it!  Not just eating the apples but the prep work too! A great nice Fall treat that cured my sugar craving for a while. Caramel Apples Recipe Type: Dessert Author: BWN Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: serves 6 Ingredients 6 Apples 6 Crafting Popsicle sticks 14oz of caramel squares 2 tbsp of milk Wax Paper sprinkles (optional) nuts (optional) Instructions Put the caramel squares and milk into a microwaveable container and heat until melted. (Do this slowly so that the caramel doesn’t burn–about 2m on half power) Stir caramel to make sure it’s smooth Push the sticks into the apples Slowly turn the apple into the caramel until covered. Dip into your choice of topping. Place on wax paper and cool in the fridge for 15 minutes. Eat and enjoy! 3.2.1255...

Sunday Prayer: On Love

    Dear Lord, Thank you for all the love that you have brought to my life. That you for the love of my husband, children, and family. Thank you for showing me love and teaching me how to love. With your example, you have also taught me how to receive love. Please continue to guide me in all I do....
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