Monday, October 23, 2017

Reading

This weeks reading is taken from a book called Our Father Cares! P. 275


“Thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.” Isaiah 43:1.

Every obstacle to the redemption of the people of God is to be removed by the opening of the Word of God and the presentation of a plain “Thus saith the Lord.” The true light is to shine forth, for darkness covers the earth and gross darkness the people. The truth of the living God is to appear in contrast with error. Proclaim the glad tidings: We have a Saviour who has given His life that all who believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Obstacles to the advancement of the work of the Lord will appear, but fear not. To the omnipotence of the King of kings, our covenant-keeping God unites the gentleness and care of a tender shepherd. Nothing can stand in His way. His power is absolute, and is the pledge of the sure fulfillment of His promises to His people. He can remove all obstructions to the advancement of His work....

The church of Christ is God’s agency for the proclamation of truth, empowered by Him to do a special work, and if she is loyal to God, obedient to all His commandments, there will dwell within her the excellency of divine power. If she will honor the Lord God of Israel, there is no power that can stand against her. If she will be true to her allegiance, the forces of the enemy will be no more able to overpower her than is the chaff to resist the whirlwind.

There is before the church the dawn of a bright, glorious day, if she will put on the robe of Christ’s righteousness, withdrawing from all alliance with the world. The members of the church need now to confess their backslidings, and press together. My brethren and sisters, allow nothing to come in that will separate you from one another and from God. Talk not of differences of opinion, but unite in the love of the truth as it is in Jesus. Come before God and plead the shed blood of the Saviour as a reason that you should receive help in the warfare against evil. I assure you that you will not plead in vain. As you draw near to God, with heartfelt contrition and in full assurance of faith, the enemy who seeks to destroy you will be overcome.

Turn to the Lord, ye prisoners of hope. Seek strength from God, the living God. Show an unwavering, humble faith in His power and willingness to save. From Christ is flowing the living stream of salvation. He is the Fountain of life and the Source of all power.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lifestyle and health

Today’s video is a presentation taken from Lifestyle Matters Diet and Stress: Simple Solutions. Much of the information in the past few weeks posts has also come from that program which was put together by Vicki Griffin. You can see more about this program by going to www.lifestylematters.com.


On to the slideshow! 


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Reading

Here is this weeks reading.

Php 2:1  If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
Php 2:2  Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
Php 2:3  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Php 2:4  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Php 2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Php 2:6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Php 2:7  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Php 2:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Php 2:9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Php 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Php 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ isLord, to the glory of God the Father.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Recipe

I am a little late this week with my recipe post because Victor was home over the weekend so we had a lazy few days just relaxing together as a family. Anyway, I thought I would share the favorite gravy recipe that we had for lunch on Monday.

I usually don’t measure and just eyeball everything but here is the basic recipe I use.

1 cup of raw cashews washed in hot water
4 cups of water
1/4 cup  cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 Tbs onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder

Blend well in blender then pour into pot. Heat over medium to high heat while stirring constantly until it thickens.

Sometimes instead of onion and garlic powders I use raw onion and garlic. It changes the flavor a bit but is super yummy. Also, sometime I add a bit of soy milk if I have it, or some braggs liquid aminos (soy sauce substitute) for added flavor.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Reading

I was studying Revelation 14:6, 7 recently, and wanted to share a few verses that I discovered.

Rev 14:6  And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Rev 14:7  Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

In verse 7 it says “the hour of his judgment is come.”

Here are some of the verses I found about judgment.

Job 29:14  I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.

Psa 9:7  But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
Psa 9:8  And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

Psa 9:16  The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Psa 37:5  Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psa 37:6  And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.  

Pro 2:8  He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Pro 2:9  Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

Isa 1:21  How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
Isa 1:22  Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:
Isa 1:23  Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.
Isa 1:24  Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
Isa 1:25  And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:
Isa 1:26  And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.
Isa 1:27  Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.


There are SO many more verses about judgment and righteousness, but this is just a sampling of some I found. Something to think about.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lifestyle and health

In this post we are going to look at fats. What’s good and what’s bad.

First of all, why do we need to eat fat?
1. Fats are important for absorbing fat soluble vitamins — A, D, E, K.
2. Fats help us stay full longer, by slowing down the digestion.
3. “Good fats” are what build cells in the brain and nervous system.
4.  They help meals taste better!

The best types of fats to eat are the kind that are naturally in foods, like nuts, seeds, avocados, and olives.

The amount of fat you need is based on your caloric need. Typically it is recommended that you eat 20-30 % of your calories from fat, which comes out at about 30-50 grams of fat per day.  Make sure you take into account your body size, age, climate, and activity level when figuring this out.

Are you eating too much fat? Most people do. Consider that fat is in much of what we eat- fast food, snack foods, meats. 1 tsp of fat is 5 grams. Which means that 1 Tbs of fat is 15 grams.

Watch this video here about fat in your foods!


 Notice how much fat is in processed and junk foods! Opt instead for healthy fats, like a handful of nuts whizzed up with some lemon juice and seasonings for a dressing on your salad, or an avocado dressing. 

Healthful fats that are in nuts add trace minerals and photochemical that boost our immune system and reduce your risk of heart disease. 

The best foods are plant foods, so make the right choice for your health today!

Comment below if you have found this helpful, or if you have any questions! 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Quick and easy sandwich spread

Today’s recipe I have made before, but somehow, I think it was better today! I really love the flavor and creaminess of it. I would love to be able to make it without using the highly processed mayo that I usually put in it, but haven’t been able to make it taste as good, or as creamy without it yet. Something to work on!

Share your favorite sandwich spreads in the comments below!


Tofu sandwich spread

1 block of firm tofu
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp Braggs liquid aminos
1 tsp nutritional yeast flakes
3 Tbs Just Mayo or other mayonnaise

Smoosh the tofu with a fork in a bowl and then add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Adjust seasonings to taste, then spread in your favorite whole grain bread with some tomatoe and lettuce, and maybe some avocado. Enjoy!!