Month: December 2019
Pepper and Parmesan Beef Quinoa
This recipe, like so many, was truly created out of necessity. Typically, I would have used chicken broth, but I was out. I did have beef broth though, and thus, Pepper and Parmesan Beef Quinoa was born.
Pepper and Parmesan Beef Quinoa
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Make the quinoa according to the box directions. (So I added into a medium saucepan on high, the water, beef broth, and quinoa. Bring to a boil uncovered, then turn the heat to low, add the salt, stir, and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, then remove from the heat. Keep covered for 5 minutes, and lastly, fluff.) After it’s cooked, add the pepper, butter, and Parmesan and enjoy!
This dish is quick and easy as a side or could be great with my Garlic Beef and Onions with Green Beans recipe.
Scripture Sunday: Calling All Prayer Requests
Hi Friends, and Happy Sunday. Today I want to allow you to give me your prayer requests so that I can pray for you!
In fact, this is something I want to ask for more because, let’s be honest, we all have things we need to pray about. And how GREAT does it feel when people rally around us or pray with us and FOR us?
God loves to see us loving on each other. He wants us to care for everyone equally.
Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39
This means to care for, reach out, and pray for them, too. So, without further ado, what can I pray about for you? Send an email to email@example.com or reply in the comments!
If you’re reading this, I want to pray for you.
Dear God, Never let us forget to love and pray for others! You take care of us, so we are able to put ourselves aside, and care for others. We know that You want us to love, pray for, and treat others as we would treat ourselves. Always remind us to put others first and to come to You with everything. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Scripture Sunday: Be Thankful Out Loud and Intentionally
Last week Sunday I went to a church that was recommended to my by the AirBnb hosts I am staying with. I loved it, as I knew I would, and it was such a great message.
The service after Thanksgiving and leading into Christmas pointed out that gratitude is not something that is inherently known, but taught. As children, or now as parents, we are always reminding kids to say thank you, to show thankfulness, and to have gratitude.
Pastor talked of gratitude and that it is not always felt. Throughout life it must be practiced to be learned and truly felt. Do you practice gratitude? I love that it can be learned because that just means everyone has to potential for gratitude, and that it can be a part of your life, even if it isn’t in the present moment.
We were reminded to be thankful, in the good times, and the bad.
Give thanks in all things. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
We were reminded that giving thanks invites God in and that we didn’t get where we are without Him.
Along with Him, who are the people who have held you up, during good times and bad? Who has been there for you, no matter the circumstance?
It is so easy and loving to thank the people in your life. It’s free and quick, too. So really, what is there stopping you from loving those in your life and thanking them?
And to wrap it up, he told us that we are our story and what we make of it.
I am constantly saying, “Speak life,” and I love that as a thought process. Speak the good, what you want to happen, and the positive you foresee for yourself and your future. There is negative all around you but you don’t have to focus on that, or let that be a part of your day.
You are your thoughts. If you change everything from “have to” to “get to,” how will that positively impact your day? How will that change your mood?
Being thankful in everything we have is something so many take for granted. Not everyone has a car to drive, fresh water to drink, a safe place to live, or a job to go to. Turn having to drive into getting to drive. Be thankful for the water bill you pay that ensures you have running water to use. Have a grateful heart for the house you get to clean and the bed you get to make. And you get to go to work, to a job that you worked hard for and chose. If you don’t like it, work hard, and choose something else. These are all things we get to do.
But in the meantime, be thankful for what you get, all that you are blessed with, and the people all around you. There is always something to be thankful for!
If you’re reading this, I want to pray for you:
Dear God, Thank You for everything You have done and everything You will do for us. We know we are not here because of what we ourselves did, but because of the grace and opportunities You have given to us. We thank You for the people in our lives. We praise You in the good and the bad. We will remember to be thankful today and everyday, and turn what we “have” to do, into what we “get” to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen
Scripture Sunday: The Best Way To Spend Your December
I shared this meme on my Facebook page and I wanted to share it with you, too. What better way to spend part of your prayer time in December than to learn Jesus’ story before his birthday?
I hope this inspires you to dig deeper into the Bible and more specifically, into Jesus’ life, this December.
Today is the first day of December, so it’s the perfect day to get started=) Happy Sunday and God Bless.