“I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God!” ~Isaiah 61:10 (NLT)
I have been in a sales position for many years now. It all started with me working for a tour company selling packages to Europe, and then working as a Travel Agent and now working in sales at a conference center.
Many times my parents tell me I can sell anything. What happens is, I feel strongly about something and then it turns into a passion of mine and it just pours out. I really do get excited about what I am doing and I guess it rubs off on people.
When I was teaching for a while, I would come into class sooo excited about the new lesson or project I had for my students and they would ask me if I stayed up all night planning this event. They thought I was crazy for being so excited about school work. But I loved what I was doing!
What are you passionate about? Now I know not everyone is a salesperson and we all do not have the passionate drive about the same things. Ask me about my kids, my husband or my home and I could go on for hours. I would end up getting so excited that you would probably walk away and tell me that I am a little nuts!
If someone were to ask me about the Lord would I be so excited? When people see me walking, talking and interacting with others can they see the passion for my Lord? I need to ask all of us this question. What are we passionate about? Can people see the passion fruit growing in our lives?
The Bible tells us to be overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God, excited, passionate are part of this too.
If someone met you today, would they see passion, deep-rooted love, excitement in your life and would your life show the passion fruit that we are to bear? No time for gloomy faces and gloomy lives….we need to be excited about our Lord for the days are numbered.
Here is a quick and easy meal for a lunch or dinner using leftovers. Below will be a link to the original recipe that I used that they called hamburger stroganoff. It’s a great recipe that cooks up in about 10 minutes that you can modify to basically use anything you have in your refrigerator and pantry. It’s healthy and delicious and kid friendly. Also is a link for my buffalo chicken soup that I used with leftovers that I had as well.
I am reminded every day of Psalm 46:10 which clearly states, Be still and know that I am God. Did you notice I used the word clearly. I have this verse on my computer at work, my computer at home and on the bulletin board in my kitchen. I know myself and I know that I need to be reminded of this often!
Let me take you back a few steps to where I have been and where I am heading. I have been praying for about a year now for a certain area of my life to open up and for the Lord to show me what He would like me to do. Of course being STILL and knowing that He is God and in control is so hard for me. Can you relate? In my thoughts daily this particular item is running through my mind and I have a list of what I feel is the best thing, how I can organize it, where I fit in and what is needed from me. I have it all worked out if the Lord would only answer my prayer (oh, yes, in the way I have organized it), I would be in great shape.
Then again I am reminded….of Psalm 46:10 Be Still…..that is a hard task when you are task orientated, always wanting to be busy and on the go. I am slowly learning over the past year to be still, not to rush, not run, not to jump but to be still.
Yesterday someone walked into my office and we just starting to chat about prayer and what she is working through in her life. She had the same type of story that I have….praying and having a hard time waiting. She told me she is learning to walk with God. What a thought….”Walk with God”; again I am reminded to be still or at least slow it down, not to run, not to rush and not to jump but to be still and wait for the Lord.
What have you been praying about this past year and are you still waiting for an answer? Join with me and walk with the Lord for a time, during which you will get the answer you need.
This recipe I found in a very old missionary cookbook from Greenwood Hills camp. These recipes I usually find are full of ingredients that are very basic and things you probably have on hand. Most of the missionaries that I know never had a Super-Walmart near buy to run out and buy extras, so the ingredients are basic.
I made this recipe not knowing what this would taste like by blending an entire orange skin and all….but let me tell you, this was outstanding and delicious.
1 orange (washed, cut in four and take the seeds out)
½ cup of orange juice
½ cup of chopped dates, raisins or cranberries (my favorite are the dried cranberries)
½ cup of butter (softened)
1 ½ cups of flour
¾ cups of sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Quarter the orange and cut in half
Place orange, egg , orange juice and butter in a blender and chop and blend together rind and all
Mix in a separate bowl remaining ingredients
Mix all ingredients together and you will find the batter is very lumpy
Stir in fruit or nuts of your choice
Place in a greased muffin tin and bake at 350 for 20 minutes
Let then cool for a bit and they taste oh so good!!!
This was my first try ever eating lentils and rice let alone cooking them. I found a great recipe using the instant pot. It takes only about 20 minutes from prep to serving it up and it’s absolutely delicious.
This recipe that I made fed my family of three for one meal plus at least 2 to 3 additional meals. So you could obviously stretch this out for 5 to 7 lunches or dinners comfortably if you need to stretch things.
It is warm and delicious and my picky eater even liked it. Enjoy!!!
Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother
1 package of Lentils or 2 cups
1 cup of rice of your choice (I like white rice)
4 teaspoons of dried onions
6 even cups of water
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
2 teaspoon of chicken or beef bouillon
1/2 teaspoon of thyme
2 teaspoon of minced garlic
dump all the Ingredients into the instant pot
give it a good stir
place lid on and turn to sealing
turn on manual for 20 minutes
you can do a quick release or let it release on its own
We as a family live with Autism everyday and have for about 18 years. Life is different, life is crazy and life is full of Joy. We have learned how to navigate this journey, how to make a life full of successes and how to teach our son to be the best he can be and to be the person he was created to be. Come hear our frustrations as well as our JOYS that we have experienced. This month of April is Autism Awareness and this video can help if you have Autism, live with someone with Autism or if you just want to get to know about this unique life.
Right now we are in weird times and everyone is scrambling to find budget friendly meals, and resources for these meals as well. Many people have not had to cook so many meals at home until this virus hit us. On top of having to cook the meals we are now finding that our resources are limited for meats, rice etc. Here are two books I can recommend not only give you a budget friendly recipes but also for alternatives for when you can’t find what you need.
I’ve included a great recipe for a yummy cake. This recipe is basic ingredients that you have normally at home and all you do is change up the extract to create a different flavor every time you make it. I hope you enjoy the show me a cake as much as I do. It’s moist and delicious and great deserve as a snack or dessert at any time. Be creative with the icings and toppings that you use for a different dessert every time you serve it.
Well I think I made the absolute best soup that I have ever made in my life. If you like buffalo chicken then you will love this soup. To be honest with you, there’s not really a recipe other than using leftover buffalo chicken. I went tomy pantry and my refrigerator and gathered up what I could find to add to make a soup. I found things like diced tomatoes, black beans, some baked beans, garlic and spices, cream corn, some fresh celery and carrots. Mix this altogether along with your chicken and you have one awesome pot of soup.