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Monday, March 14, 2011

Keep on, Walk on...

You know you can do this, you've done it before. Somehow, things are getting away from you. Things are moving in the wrong direction. The wind is blowing. The waves are crashing all around you. The water is creeping up around you and your feet begin to sink. How on earth can this be happening to you? You were just walking on water!

It happens, to the best of us. Just like Peter. We lose our focus, we get off track. Something else comes along to distract us. We get distracted then when we finally notice that we've started moving in the wrong direction, the devil will try to get in our heads. He'll try to tell us we never really did it. We surely can't do it again. Well which is it? Did I do it or didn't I? He's so tricky. WE WERE WALKING on water. We were walking in the midst of the water with a single focus. Get your focus back. ONE STEP AT A TIME. We don't have to walk across the whole ocean in one day. ONE DAY AT A TIME. WE CAN DO THIS!! (Reference Matt 14:22-33)

Congratulations Time:

Cassandra J. - DOWN 5LBS!! With God all things are possible!! So proud of you.


Carribean chicken and rice
Pre-cooked Grilled chicken strips (feel free to cook 'em yourself. I don't have time this week)
1/2 cup Smuckers sugar free orange marmalade
1/2 cup chopped onions and green peppers
1 tropical fruit cup
1/2 cup field peas
2-3 teaspoons of water (as needed)
Onion powder, garlic powder, lite salt and pepper to taste (curry powder if desired)
2 cups saffron rice (pre-cooked)

On the stove in a large non-stick skillet coated with Pam, medium heat, brown the onions and peppers. Add the marmalade and the fruit cup and allow it to reduce most of the liquid out. Add the seasonings and the chicken. Toss and allow the flavors to marry. Throw in the field peas. Serve over saffron rice.

Remember your portions.

1/2 cup rice - 1 Carb A, 1/2 cup of the Chicken/Sauce mixture - Protein A and Fruit A

Spring has sprung. The days are getting longer and warmer. Get outside and enjoy the sunlight. Be kinder than usual.  Make an effort to make someone smile.  Its infectious. 

Prayer:  THANK YOU LORD!  Thank you for each day and each opportunity to do it again.  You have renewed mercies and renewed grace for us DAILY.  Help us to forgive one another our tresspasses as you forgive ours.  Remind us that compassion and empathy are never out of style or out of season.  Help us to walk in your love.  Thank you for a new season where things are blooming and growing.  Let us use it to inspire us and revive our goals.  In Jesus precious holy name.  Amen.

Special Prayer:  Your continued healings upon Sis. Wilhelmina.  She's getting stronger and stronger.  The devil is defeated and its already alright.  Strengthen her family, her friends and her church family.  Remind them that you are an ever present help in time of trouble.  In Jesus name.  Amen.

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