Bloom Where Planted

Bloom Where Planted

I’ve told people before: “God can use you anywhere!” “Where you’re at doesn’t matter as much as what you’re doing.” And a favorite quote from a Bible School teacher on where to serve as a missionary, “The worst that could happen is if you go to the wrong place, the wrong people get saved!” But [...]

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Overwhelming Love

Overwhelming Love

Things change in life. But one thing doesn’t, and that’s God. As I’ve recently been reading about Jesus, I’ve been blown away at who He really is. He’s not just the typical Sunday School type Jesus with a purple robe and serious face.   He loved the people most scoffed at. He loved the broken, [...]

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Save the Scraps: Browning Bananas

Save the Scraps: Browning Bananas

Let me tell you something about Little Dude…he eats a lot of bananas. I almost always buy bananas and apples. Gracia happily munches away on apples, while Little Dude chooses bananas. So, since he’s been here, we have a lot fewer bananas that make it to the browning stage. But still sometimes we get those [...]

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Ever Worry You’re Not Really Going to Heaven?

We had to write a reflective paper for one of our classes, this is part of that paper. Christ’s Righteousness – My Righteousness I struggled with assurance of salvation for years. Looking back I realize this insecurity started just minutes after I prayed with my parents asking Jesus to save me. After I finally got [...]

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Save the Scraps - Vegetable or Bean Water

Save the Scraps – Vegetable or Bean Water

I put water, the steam basket and chopped vegetables in the pot. The veggies steam until tender, then I remove them for supper and dump the water out….down the drain it goes, never to be seen by me again. It’s green water if I cooked broccoli, asparagus or green beans and orange if it was [...]

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Save the Scraps - Apple Skins

Save the Scraps – Apple Skins

In the kitchen as Mom peeled apples for apple pie, us kids grabbed the long peels from the bowl and munched away on them. Why was it so much fun to eat apple skins, I don’t know, but it’s a fond memory! It’s that time of year, apple pies, crisp, and applesauce, but who wants [...]

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Save the Scraps: Veggie Broth

Save the Scraps: Veggie Broth

  I present you with a recipe that very literally “saves the scraps!” Veggie broth will cost you almost nothing (scraps + water + seasonings + oil) and its a boost of nutrition at the same time! I like to save veggie scraps in a big zip-top bag in the freezer until I get a [...]

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Save the Scraps - Strawberry Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

Save the Scraps – Strawberry Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie

If you missed it, I already shared one way to use up leftover already cooked oatmeal, blueberry or chocolate chip oatmeal bread, but if you don’t want to bake, or you’re looking for something with no added sugar, then here’s another recipe! Ingredients: 1/3 cup leftover already cooked oatmeal 1 cup frozen strawberries 2 chopped [...]

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Save the Scraps - Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Save the Scraps – Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

We all know that a giant canister of oatmeal can provide many healthy and filling breakfasts, but what if you make too much? What can you do with that oatmeal other than re-heating it or dumping it in the trash? I’ve faced this dilemma myself and have had fun experimenting with recipes. Today’s recipe is [...]

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Save the Scraps ~ Strawberries

Save the Scraps ~ Strawberries

As I think about our future and I imagine our family living in Africa, among people with so much less than us. How will I be viewed if people see me throwing away leftovers, that I never got around to eating?  Of if I have to work at hiding the food we toss out? How embarrassing would it [...]

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