Sunday, November 25, 2018

Help Me Lord


Have you heard the Natalie Grant song More Then Anything?  I was in the shower this morning, and the song was playing over and over in my head, but what was I was really focusing on was Help Me Lord.  Some of the words in the song are; "Help me want the Healer, more then the Healing, Help me want the Savior more then the Saving, Help me want the Giver more then the Giving, Help me want you Jesus more then anything."1.  I've posted the video below, so that you can hear it.  It's so beautiful.


I have't been able to get this song out of my head recently.  As I was singing it this morning, what God shared with me was Help Me Lord.  Jesus is all of the things she sings about: the Healer, the Savior, the Giver, and we always ask Him for what we need.  Isn't that what we are supposed to do?  Yes, He could wave his hand and take all of our pain and suffering away, but want would we have learned.  Would we have learned to give Him our troubles, without trying to take them back and solve them ourselves?  Not if He just waved His hand and made it to easy.  What I heard Him say this morning was that we need to make sure we want Him in our lives (all of the way in), not just what He can do for us.  Without Him wholly in our lives, He can't accomplish what we are asking Him to do.  What I mean by this is that, if we haven't invited Him into our hearts, and turn our problems over to Him to take care of He can't do it, because our faith will not be strong enough.  If we don't turn healing over to Him, He can't heal us.  If we don't accept Him as our Savior, He can't save us, and if we don't ask Him to be our Giver, He can give us nothing.

So this morning as I was singing this beautiful song, the phrase "Help me Lord" became part of what I was singing, even thought it isn't part of the song.  "Help me Lord to let You into my life, to release You and Your power into my life, so that You can be all of these things to me."

What will it take for you to let Him into you life, your heart, your soul?  Maybe you already have, but maybe you need that extra bit of conviction and faith to totally surrender to Him.  Whatever it is that you need from Him, I am praying for you to let Him help you.  For through Christ all things are possible.

Today, I am asking you if you need prayer?  If you do please contact me and I will be happy to pray with you.  Remember to make sure that you are not a no-reply comment blogger.  You will need to change that or send me your email address, so that I can reach you.

Have a blessed day.
Debi

1. Songwriters: Becca Mizell / Samuel Mizell
More Then Anything Lyrics Copyright BMG Management

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Who Do You Say I AM


"Who do you say I AM?"   That is what I heard on October 22, 2018, on the way to Bible Study.  God was pretty insistent that night.  He asked again, "Who do you say I AM?"  This is the conversation that I had with God that night, and I wrote it down, because I knew I was supposed to share it with you.

My answer, "God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit."
"Do you recognize the signs?"
"Did  they recognize the signs, the people of that time?"
"What  were the signs?"  
"Did  the Apostles know?" 
"What  are the signs now?  Because we know He is coming again."
"Are  we ready, are you ready?"

God's questions were so insistent that night.  Insistent that I remember and share this with all of you.  He is coming and there are signs that are being fulfilled all of the time, and we must know what they are so that we can be ready.  

The next part of the conversation went like this.  "Who do you say I am?"  Me not Him.  

"You know me.
Every hair on my head.
My name before I was born.
You sent Jesus for my salvation.
You say I am a Child of God.
You say I am loved." I answered.

Our job, yours and mine is to know the signs.  How do we do that?  We must know the Word, we must read the Bible.  It is so important, because we do not want to be asleep at the wheel.  God loves us all and does not want anyone left behind.

Have a blessed day.
Debi

He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Matthew 16:15-16

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sherpa Photo Blanket Review for Collage.com

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, but I did receive this Sherpa Photo Blanket from Collage.com in exchange for a review.  All content and opinions are my own, and I will not receive any compensation if you purchase something from their site.

Product reviews are not something that I normally do, but when Collage.com approached me, I checked out their site, it looked like a good product, and something I would be comfortable sharing with all of you.  I received a photo blanket as a gift from my kids several years ago, and it was an amazing gift to receive.  I thought if this turned out to be a nice blanket, it would be a good suggestion for your Christmas gifts this year.  As you can see below, it is adorable.


We took a trip this past summer with our two older granddaughters and my mom in our RV  What a fun trip it was!  We went to the Kennedy Space Center, St. Augustine, Savannah, Dollywood in Pidgeon Forge, Tn., The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, St. Louis, and ended in Denver.  We even got to see Dolly Parton in a parade at Dollywood, which was a treat.  She is only there twice a year, so we felt very fortunate.  We also took pictures of our youngest granddaughter and my mom when we were in Denver, so I was able to get pictures of my mom with all three of her great grandchildren.  We had such a fun trip and  I took so many great pictures.  I wanted to be able to turn the pictures into a photo book, which I will do at some point, but when this opportunity arose I decided this would be a fun way to commemorate this trip.

I decided to make the blanket a gift for my mom's birthday, and I am so happy with the way that this Sherpa Photo Blanket came out.  It is so cute.  Collage.com let me design a 50 x 60 inch sherpa throw which retails for $159.00.  It is made with a plush arctic fleece which is super soft and cuddly.  Their website is very user friendly.  They have many templates that you can choose from to put your pictures on the blanket or you can do a custom template.  There are also many different backgrounds to choose from besides just plain white, I chose this rose pattern for my mom.  The blanket was here in about 1 week from the time I ordered it, which I thought was very fast.

I love the way this blanket came out and my mom loved it also.  Right now Collage.com is offering a sitewide sale with 50% off, use the code Fall50 at checkout to receive your discount.  This is a great way to make one of a kind gifts for your loved ones this Christmas or Hannukah.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope that you are able to use this code to get some of your holiday shopping done early.

Have a great week.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Keto Peanut Butter Bread



We had a rainy cloudy day last week and so I decided I was going to do some baking and this delicious Keto Peanut Butter Bread was one of the tasty outcomes.  The original recipe came from Kirbie's Cravings, but I needed to alter it into a Keto recipe (no sugar, no flour).  This was a very simple recipe and takes no time at all to make.  By the way this Peanut Butter Recipe is delicious and I'm sure is good with sugar, just follow the recipe at Kirbie's Cravings, it is a gluten free recipe.

I know it has been a while since I have posted.  I will explain everything that has been happening in the next few weeks.  Thank you all for still following me, I really appreciate it.

Keto Peanut Butter Bread
Serves: 8 slices
Macros listed below
Print Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup Organic Peanut Butter (sugar free)
3 large eggs
1 TB apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 TB erythritol (I use swerve confectioners)
1 TB Xyla Xylatol

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 4 x 8 silicon bread pan (I set it in my regular bread pan to hold the shape.  I use Trader Joe's Coconut Oil cooking spray.

Mix all of the ingredients together and pour it into the greased silicon bread pan.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I always love having you.  I hope that you like the recipe.  Let me know what you think.

Have a great week.





Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19 g29 %
Saturated Fat 3 g15 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 70 mg23 %
Sodium 107 mg4 %
Potassium 27 mg1 %
Total Carbohydrate 7 g2 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g14 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 10 g21 %

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Keto Raspberry Scones



These yummy Keto Raspberry Scones came out so good that I couldn't wait to share them with all of you.  I was going to post this in August, but I broke my ankle, so I have been recuperating for the last 4 months.  I also was not able to get all of the pictures that I wanted to get, but at least you can see what they look like.  I made them along with Spiced Keto Donuts, and Peanut Butter Bread the morning that I broke my ankle, I only got pictures of them cooling off.  I'm still not walking yet, which means I'm also not cooking much yet, so I hope that you will forgive the pictures.

The recipe is easy and the changes that I made to the original recipe from Brian Speaks make it Keto.  These would be great to make for a New Years morning brunch, or, if you're not too worried about your macros you could make them with dried cranberries for an amazing Christmas morning scone.

Keto Raspberry Scones
Serves 8
Calories: 317
Fat: 27g
Net Carbs: 7g
Protein: 10g
Print Recipe

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups Trader Joe's almond flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 large eggs
4 TB Yacon Syrup
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup Trader Joe's Freeze Dried Raspberries

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray non stick cooking spray on a cookie sheet or a silicone mat on a cookie sheet.

Mix all of your ingredients together, and drop onto your silicone mat.  Mine look like drip biscuits, I could not shape them.

Bake between 15 and 20 minutes.  Mine took closer to 20 minutes.

I hope you enjoy these delicious Keto Raspberry Scones.  They are a really delicious baked treat, when you are craving a pastry, and they taste delicious even if don't need to do Keto.  I always love hearing from you.

Have a great week.
Debi