Nov 10

Blessing Other Through The Fruit Of The Spirit

Blessing Others Through The Fruit Of The Spirit

November and December begin the busy holiday season!  (Already??)  A time meant for reflection and remembrance, which can easily turn into a time of rush and regret.  The reason for the season, the One who came to seek and save the lost…  

The goal of the Christian life is to become like this Savior, but this is the very time of year that our character can be most challenged.  How can we use this time to draw closer to Him and develop traits that reflect His character?  How can we be developing and blessing others with the Fruits of the Spirit? 

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3 Ways to Bless others through the Fruits of the Spirit:

 

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Oct 23

No-Bake Sugar Free Almond Coconut Cookies

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So…carob chips?  Have you tried them?  I have tried to sneak them into several different recipes and they have just not compared to the real thing.  Seriously, sometimes a girl’s just got to have CHOCOLATE!  Finally found some way that I like them…paired with almonds and coconut for a crunchy not too sweet treat!

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No-Bake Sugar Free Almond Coconut Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C Carob Chips
  2. 2 C Sliced Almonds
  3. 3/4 C Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
Instructions
  1. Melt and stir Carob Chips until smooth.
  2. Stir in Almonds and Coconut.
  3. Spoon onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle tops with Coconut.
  5. Chill in refrigerator fo 20 minutes and ENJOY!
Notes
  1. Try with other favorite types of nuts!
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Oct 20

3 Berry Chia Popsicles

Popsicles are a fun way to add more fruits (or even veggies) to your menu anytime of the year.  Choose your favorite combination, throw it all in a blender and then freeze to enjoy later.  It’s a great snack to have prepared ahead of time and the kiddos (and hubby!) think it’s a treat.  They don’t have to know what ingredients I sneak into them!  :-)

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  1. 2 C Mixed Berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
  2. 1 1/2 C Coconut Water/Milk
  3. 2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  4. 1 Tbsp Honey
  5. 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
Instructions
  1. Toss all ingredients into blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds and add sticks.
  4. Freeze for 3 or more hours.
  5. Enjoy! :-)
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Sep 30

VBS Mission Miami Recap

One more post to squeeze in before 31 Days starts tomorrow!!  This will be my third year joining the challenge!  Excited to see what everyone is up to.  Don’t miss out! :-)  Goes LIVE tomorrow (October 1) between 8-10 pm EST.  Find me in the FOOD section.

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Been meaning to re-cap all my travel events from the month of August.  Finally wrote up a photo post from my Shaklee Global trip and wanted to do the same for our VBS Mission trip to Hialeah/Miami.

Two of my three boys and I travelled across the state to share our church’s VBS program with another church who could not afford to put on their own.  I know we had many prayer warriors on our side as we headed off with new friends…to make even more new friends.  Most of our team had not met before the trip.  The first day we drove there, set up and had VBS and it went amazingly well.  We did not have as big of a turn out as we had hoped, but the unity among our group and the church we were working with was beautiful.

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Among our team, my boys were the ONLY boys.  Lots of girls!  My nine-year old was fine with it until about the third day when he expressed how he was missing his male friends back home.  My three-year old on the other hand…was on cloud nine!  He was the youngest on our team and so all the girls (ages 7-16) wanted to play with him, chase him and carry him around.  I am sure you will notice from some of the pictures that he didn’t mind AT ALL!

It was a week of blessings!  So many new friends made, the gospel was freely shared and we can’t wait to do it again next summer!!

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Drove, set up and jumped right into VBS that evening.  Busy day!

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Settled-in to our bunk house accommodations.

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New friends!

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Fun at a local park.  Especially exciting when the goat got loose!  Sorry…didn’t get a picture of that one :-)

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Trying to get two boys to smile for the camera…not so much. :-)

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Muscle work!  Moving mattresses for the mission.  SO VERY HOT that day!

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Beach day before heading home.  Boys thought is was awesome to find coconuts on the beach, so we had to bring a couple home with us! 

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LOVE this picture :-)

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He likes it!

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 Pretty much how we all felt by the end of the week…

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So blessed!  :-)

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Aug 21

Getting Back To The Basics of Life

As I write this I am preparing for a missions trip with two of my three boys.  By the time you read this we will be back already :-)  I’ll put together an update post about the trip that you can find over on my blog.

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I am looking forward to this opportunity, especially for my 9-year-old son.  We live in a society where even those of us with very little have so much more than the rest of the world.  We are very much used to instant gratification and often so spoiled but we don’t even realize it!  I am hoping this trip will open his eyes to thinking outside of his own little world and show him what REAL need is like.  I hope and pray that he will embrace this opportunity to give and learn.  I pray that he will know how blessed we can be by blessing others.

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