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 »


BBQ Turkey Burgers


  • 1 pound ground dark-meat turkey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices sweet onion, grilled
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 (1.6-oz) sesame seed buns, toasted


1. In medium bowl, gently mix together turkey, garlic, paprika, and cumin.

2. Form turkey into 4 (4-inch) patties; season with salt and pepper.

3. Heat grill to medium-high; cook, turning once, until burgers are just cooked through (about 7 minutes per side). Serve with desired toppings and buns.

    Fire up the grill for BBQ Turkey Burgers tonight! BBQ Turkey Burgers are ultra-moist and tasty, making them a great alternative to traditional high-fat beef patties.

    • Yield: Makes 4 burgers (serving size: 1 bbq turkey burger)

    Nutritional Information

    Calories per serving: 324
    Fat per serving: 11g
    Saturated fat per serving: 2.7g
    Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.3g
    Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 3.9g
    Protein per serving: 28g
    Carbohydrates per serving: 28g
    Fiber per serving: 1g
    Cholesterol per serving: 75mg
    Iron per serving: 3mg
    Sodium per serving: 387mg
    Calcium per serving: 71mg

    Good to Know

    Sweet onion is a tasty contradiction to tangy BBQ sauce. Try it with grilled pineapple too.

    Taken from

    Spared by the Blood of the Lamb

    Tenth Plague of Egypt

    Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning. When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down. (Exodus 12:21-23 NIV)

    When the last plague was about to happen, God told the Israelites to kill a lamb and smear the blood over the door posts.  If they did this, the angel of death would pass over their homes and the first born of their families would be spared. Was it hard for them to reconcile that only the blood of the lamb spared their lives? Is it hard for us to reconcile that today?

    –Elaine Kapetanakis

    Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart

    This Slightly FADED witness wear is based on Proverbs 3:5 – “Trust in the Lord will all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding” – Stop worrying and start trusting….He already has it handled!

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    Be Kind to One Another

    White Bean & Herb Hummus with Crudites


    • 1/4 cup canned white beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • Assorted raw vegetables, such as chopped broccoli florets, sliced green and red peppers, and baby carrots


    1. Combine beans, chives, lemon juice, and oil in a small bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth.

    2. Serve with 1/2 cup raw vegetables, such as cucumbers, carrots, sugar snap peas, bell peppers, broccoli, and grape tomatoes.

    • Prep Time:
    • Yield: 1 serving

    Nutritional Information

    Calories per serving: 150
    Fat per serving: 10g
    Saturated fat per serving: 1.5g
    Monounsaturated fat per serving: 7g
    Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
    Protein per serving: 4g
    Carbohydrates per serving: 14g
    Fiber per serving: 3g
    Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
    Sodium per serving: 35mg
    Rs per serving: 2g

    Good to Know

    The MUFAs, fiber, and resistant starch in this snack will tide you over until your next meal.

    Taken from

    Before They Call I Will Answer

    Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24 NIV)

    This story has gone around the internet for a while.  I thought I would share it with you today.  I don’t know if it is true but I have heard other similar stories that I know were true.  The story demonstrates that God knows the beginning from the end.  He knows your need before you ask.
    –Diane Levy

    This story was written by a doctor some years ago who worked in Africa.

    One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died, leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter. We would have difficulty keeping the baby alive; as we had no incubator (we had no electricity to run an incubator).

    We also had no special feeding facilities.

    Although we lived on the equator, nights were often chilly with treacherous drafts. One student midwife went for the box we had for such babies and the cotton wool that the baby would be wrapped in.

    Another went to stoke up the fire and fill a hot water bottle. She came back shortly in distress to tell me that in filling the bottle, it had burst (rubber perishes easily in tropical climates).

    ‘And it is our last hot water bottle!’ she exclaimed. As in the West, it is no good crying over spilled milk, so in Central Africa it might be considered no good crying over burst water bottles.

    They do not grow on trees, and there are no drugstores down forest pathways.

    ‘All right,’ I said, ‘put the baby as near the fire as you safely can, and sleep between the baby and the door to keep it free from drafts Your job is to keep the baby warm.’

    The following noon, as I did most days, I went to have prayers with any of the orphanage children who chose to gather with me. I gave the youngsters various suggestions of things to pray about and told them about the tiny baby. I explained our problem about keeping the baby warm enough, mentioning the hot water bottle, and that the baby could so easily die if it got chills. I also told them of the two-year-old sister, crying because her mother had died.

    During prayer time, one ten -year-old girl, Ruth, prayed with the usual blunt conciseness of our African children. ‘Please, God’ she prayed, ‘Send us a hot water bottle today It’ll be no good tomorrow, God, as the baby will be dead, so please send it this afternoon.’

    While I gasped inwardly at the audacity of the prayer, she added, ‘And while You are about it, would You please send a dolly for the little girl so she’ll know You really love her?’

    As often with children’s prayers, I was put on the spot. Could I honestly say ‘Amen?’ I just did not believe that God could do this.

    Oh, yes, I know that He can do everything; the Bible says so. But there are limits, aren’t there? The only way God could answer this particular prayer would be by sending me a parcel from the homeland. I had been in Africa for almost four years at that time, and I had never, ever, received a parcel from home.

    Anyway, if anyone did send me a parcel, who would put in a hot water bottle? I lived on the equator!

    Halfway through the afternoon, while I was teaching in the nurses’ training school, a message was sent that there was a car at my front door. By the time I reached home, the car had gone, but there on the veranda was a large 22-pound parcel. I felt tears pricking my eyes. I could not open the parcel alone, so I sent for the orphanage children.. Together we pulled off the string, carefully undoing each knot. We folded the paper, taking care not to tear it unduly Excitement was mounting. Some thirty or forty pairs of eyes were focused on the large cardboard box. >From the top, I lifted out brightly-colored, knitted jerseys. Eyes sparkled as I gave them out. Then there were the knitted bandages for the leprosy patients, and the children looked a little bored. Then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas – that would make a batch of buns for the weekend.

    Then, as I put my hand in again, I felt the…..could it really be?

    I grasped it and pulled it out. Yes, a brand new, rubber hot water bottle. I cried.

    I had not asked God to send it; I had not truly believed that He could.

    Ruth was in the front row of the children. She rushed forward, crying out, ‘If God has sent the bottle, He must have sent the dolly, too!’

    Rummaging down to the bottom of the box, she pulled out the small, beautifully-dressed dolly. Her eyes shone! She had never doubted!

    Looking up at me, she asked, ‘Can I go over with you and give this dolly to that little girl, so she’ll know that Jesus really loves her?’

    ‘Of course,’ I replied!

    That parcel had been on the way for five whole months, packed up by my former Sunday school class, whose leader had heard and obeyed God’s prompting to send a hot water bottle, even to the equator.

    And one of the girls had put in a dolly for an African child – five months before, in answer to the believing prayer of a ten-year-old to bring it ‘that afternoon.’

    Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. (Isaiah 65:24 NIV)