Sunday, June 19, 2016

Beautitudes for Married Couples

I read these Beautitudes for Married Couples on Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah last month. I thought that it was so beautiful. I wanted to share it with all of you. 

I hope you like them. Have a blessed week. 


Blessed are the husband and wife who continue to be affectionate, considerate, and loving after the wedding bells have stopped ringing.
Blessed are the husband and wife who are as polite and courteous to one another as they are to their friends.
Blessed are they who have a sense of humor; their marriage shall be much brighter.
Blessed are they who are faithful to each other and mutually helpful. God will surely guide them.
Blessed are the husband and wife who thank God for good things which come to them. They shall receive both good things and thankful children.
Blessed are the parents who recognize their children as gifts from God; their home shall be filled with love.
Blessed are those mates who make their home a place "where seldom is heard a discouraging word." They shall inspire others to do likewise.
Blessed are the parents who attend and support their church. Their children shall develop a strong faith.
Blessed is the couple who are good stewards of all God's gifts; their children will bless them and follow their example.
Blessed are those whose lives are a testimony of faith in God; they shall be the channels through which God's kingdom will come on earth.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow them all the days of their lives and they shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
—Author Unknown

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Thai Chicken Meatballs

I made these Thai Chicken Meatballs for the first time a few weeks ago and they were so amazing, I decided to make them again and share the recipe with all of you.  I found the recipe on Pinterest, of course, and it came from Lexi's Clean Kitchen.  I followed the recipe pretty closely, but as usual I normally tweak a recipe depending on what ingredients I have in my house.  I always look at a recipe as a guideline for cooking, and then make any changes to fit our tastes.  It is a delicious, healthy, and the flavors just melt into your mouth.

Thai Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatball Ingredients:
2 lbs ground chicken
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 cup shredded carrots, if you don't have shredded, just chop them in your food processor
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 tsp cloves garlic
2 Tb fresh grated ginger
2 tsp sriracha sauce
dash of salt

Sauce Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut aminos
4 Tb sesame oil
2 tsp cloves garlic
1 1/2 Tb fresh grated ginger
2 tsp sriracha sauce


Preheat oven to 375.

Line a cookie sheet with foil.

Mix all of the ingredients together for the meatballs, then form the meatballs.

You will have approximately 24 meatballs.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of your meatballs. Mine are a little bit bigger, so it took mine about 30 minutes.

While the meatballs are baking mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Bring to a boil, whisk occasionally, and simmer until the meatballs are done. Keep whisking occasionally.

Put the meatballs in a bowl and pour the sauce over the meatballs.


Makes 24 servings / 6 servings of 4 meatballs

I know that you are going to love these Thai Chicken Meatballs.  I would love to hear what you think of the recipe, I always love hearing from you.

Have a great week.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dear God Note 17 - Psalm 23

We are studying Psalms in my Facebook Bible Study Group, and Sue from the group shared this and I thought is was so beautiful that I wanted to share it with all of you.

I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
Have a blessed week.

Psalm 23 Explained:
The Lord is my Shepherd
That’s Relationship!

I shall not want
That’s Supply!

He makes me to lie down in green pastures.
That’s Rest!

He leads me beside the still waters.
That’s Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul
That’s Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness.
That’s Guidance!

For His name sake
That’s Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death.
That’s Testing!

I will fear no evil.
That’s Protection!

For Thou art with me
That’s Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me,
That’s Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
That’s Hope!

Thou anointest my head with oil,
That’s Consecration!

My cup runneth over.
That’s Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life.
That’s Blessing!

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord.
That’s Security!

That’s Eternity!

Source Unknown

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Easy Chicken Jambalaya - Keto Friendly

Today I am sharing a Keto Friendly recipe for Easy Chicken Jambalaya.  I found the inspiration for this recipe in a Better Homes and Gardens Skillet Dinners magazine and thought it looked delicious, and I was able to make it with cauliflower rice, rather then regular rice. Which makes this a delicious keto friendly, gluten free, grain free, low carb alternative. Yum!!!  It came out amazing and was super simple to make.  It took about 45 minutes total, including prep and cooking time.  The flavors were delicious together, and I love when a recipe has fewer then ten ingredients.  I know you are going to love it just as much as we did.

Easy Chicken Jambalaya

Chicken Ingredients:
1 pound chicken thighs, boneless, skinless cut into bite size pieces
4 Tb Cajun seasoning
1 lb andouille sausage, cut into 1 to 2 inch pieces (sugar free)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 yellow peppers, sliced thinly and then cut in half
1/2 red onion, sliced into thin wedges
2 14.5 oz cans stewed tomatoes, undrained

Cauliflower Rice ( not counted in the macros)


Put 4 Tb Cajun seasoning into a bowl and add the chicken pieces and toss them to coat well.

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium high heat and add chicken and andouille sausage and brown for 5 to 10 minutes.  It took me about 10 minutes.

Next, add the peppers and onion, cook for another 5 minutes.

Then add to stewed tomatoes, stir and cover pan with a lid and cook for 10 minutes.

Serve over Cauliflower Rice.

I know you are going to love this recipe.  I always love hearing from you, and would love to know how you like it.

Have a great week.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27 g42 %
Saturated Fat 8 g40 %
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 120 mg40 %
Sodium 1251 mg52 %
Potassium 573 mg16 %
Total Carbohydrate 15 g5 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g8 %
Sugars 7 g
Protein 25 g49 %
Vitamin A10 %
Vitamin C211 %
Calcium8 %

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Chalcedony, Malayasian Jade, and Aventurine Necklace

I wanted to show you this set of jewelry that I made recently with Chalcedony, Malayasian Jade, and Aventurine.  I decided to use sterling silver wire for the necklace and bracelet, since I was using semi precious stones.  I used for 14 kt gold wire for the earrings, since my ears are allergic to silver.  I also used some silver beads for interest.  I chose the colors for this necklace, because they remind me of sea glass.  Several months ago I was at the bead store, and saw all of the beautiful aqua, green, and yellow colored stones, and thought they would make a great spring and summer collection of jewelry.  Living a block from beach, creates a feeling of calm, and I wanted to reflect this in my jewelry designs.

I really love wire wrapping, and it creates a strong base for these stones which are pretty heavy.  I didn't want anything breaking or coming apart, so wire wrapping is the perfect medium for these beautiful semi precious stones.  My favorite is the center piece, the briolette which is Chalcedony.  It reminds me of the ocean on a clear, perfect day.

I learned how to wire wrap Craftsy's Wire Wrapped Jewelry Making Class. I loved the class and the techniques are not difficult.

Have a great week.

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