“There comes a time to get your own Bible out & shout to the rest of the world at the top of your lungs, ‘Everybody who’s not Jesus shut up.’ ” Hebrews 12:2, Mark 10:27, Luke 18:27
“The thing about playing it safe is that it’s just, well, playing. And the devil ain’t playing. Quit hiding. You were meant to be mighty.” Ephesians 6 is blatant. There is nothing wussy about being a Christian. If we believe John 10:10 is true, this should change our life, our focus, our reality.
“My deep hope for the church is that many of us will now go into recovery & break our fierce addiction to the vitriol we’ve used like Vicodin.” wisdom (Proberbs 2:6) and rest (Isaiah 30:15) are from God. We are a people wildly distracted from his truth, and our arrogance breathes the lie that “maybe this isn’t completely true”…enter in doubt that God alone is all we need.
“Never think for a moment wrestling with God is not a form of intimacy. You can fight without one on one contact but wrestling requires touch” look at Jacob’s wrestle with God, in Genesis 32, and see what intimacy came from it for Jacob.
“You cannot fix people. You cannot force them to do what you think is right. Give it up at least for today. Let Jesus run His own world.” the arrogance that is mine, likes to think other wise. Jeremiah 24:7
Go to Jesus,
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It’s our last week in this house (tear), so we are soaking up and packing in as many lasting memories as we can. The best way to make lasting memories for my kids is with food, specifically desserts so that’s what we did!
I found this paleo brownie recipe on Pinterest and was intrigued. They ended up turning out to taste AMAZING. I mean they are called the Best Flourless Brownies so…we served these up with some hot cocoa and marshmallows because why not?!
What do I love about these brownies besides the taste? The ease of the recipe, the simplicity of ingredients (I already had everything), and it was easy enough for my kids to help bake too!
Note: I made a few adaptions only because it’s what I had in the house (verse what they had listed). I used raw stevia instead of the sweetener they listed, and I used dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa which is why my brownies look black. Also, the recipe says it takes about 25 min to bake, but we ended up having to bake (on the top shelf) for about 35 min.
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I don’t know about you but my vice is ice cream, especially in the summer. I mean come on … I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! In an effort to bring some health to this summertime family addiction, I grabbed some frozen bananas, peanut butter, cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips, and an ice cream maker and tried my hand at some healthy(er) homemade ice cream and it wasn’t too bad! I mean listen, if you are expecting this to taste like DQ ice cream, you will be sorely disappointed so let’s have some realistic expectation here. 😉
- 2 frozen bananas
- ½ cup, cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup, all natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
- 1 cup, Almond Milk
- ½ cup, chocolate chips (plus more for topping)
- In a blender, mix all the ingredients (minus the chocolate chips)
- transfer the mixture to your ice cream maker
- once the ice cream is done, transfer into a freezer – safe container for later or serve immediately!
It’s Fri-yay! The Old Man and I took the wrangler out with friends and headed to Ted’s Wine Bar. It was our first time there and we loved it. Good food, good friends, good atmospher, great service makes for a perfect summer night hang out.