Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Chunky Apple Orange Almond Spread

INGREDIENTS

1 medium apple
1/8 cup raw almonds (about 18)
1 tablespoon orange juice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Remove the core from the apple, and cut into chunks.
  2. Place all ingredients in a NutriBullet or food processor, and blend until smooth but slightly chunky — not too long or you’ll have applesauce.
  3. Spoon out 1/4 of the spread on 100 calories’ worth of crackers, and enjoy (I used 11 stoned wheat bite-size crackers). Share the rest, or store it in the fridge in a sealed container for next time.

Trust in the Lord

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)

Do not depend on your own understanding. That is really hard. Who does that?  Often, we all think our own understanding is better than – well – almost anyone’s. When a huge issue pops up, typically my first thought is “Need to pray about that.” And I do. But then, my next reaction is to attack it logically. I think through the options, cause and effect, pros and cons. I do research and I talk to people. I think all this is good. After all, God gave us brains – which we probably use less than we should. But sometimes, my understanding of the problem and the solution has nothing to do with what God wants. Sometimes, the problem is so big, you can’t think your way through it. Then what? God says “Trust me. Trust me when it’s too big and trust me when it’s really small.” Trusting – no so easy all the time. But when I give it up and let it go and decide (often because I have no other choice) to trust, God always comes through.

Always.

–Elaine Kapentanakis

A Dog with A Mission

Large Silver Cross – Mother’s Day Idea

This large silver cross is a wonderful way to remind others what Jesus has done for ALL of us!  The Cross is 10″ x 7″ and covers the fron of the shirt.  Simply a beautiful way to display your love for Jesus! Great idea for Mother’s Day.

Get yours at peacebewithu.com

Hold On!

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalms 139:23-24 NIV)

What if? Lately I’ve been reflecting a lot on life and the things that can happen that will through you off kilter. I’ve had a lot of time to think about that as I go back and forth between the hospital and home. Of course, I talk to God a lot during this time. The other day, as I was talking to Him I heard the thought “You asked for a closer walk.” I would have thought that was God except the tone was too negative. It was more an accusatory tone than a kind tone. Accusatory tones don’t come from God.  Sure, God tells me where I need to adjust but it is never unkind.  But then I started thinking “What if?” What if this was in answer to my request to know God more and draw closer to Him. What if it is God that is allowing the things that make our world seem like it is rocking off balance? What if it is God that is removing all the things we have that make us feel secure so we lean more on Him?  Funny thing…we ask for things and don’t really comprehend what it could truly mean if we get it. One thing I am really grateful for is knowing that God knows my heart. He knows I meant it when I asked and the Bible promises He will complete the work He’s started in our lives. So, what if this is God removing the things that I don’t need so He can put in more of Him?  In that case I would say, “Let’s go!  You lead, I’ll hold on.”

Elaine Kapentanakis

Lending a helping hand (mouth)