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Gospel Wednesday: John Chapter 14

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““Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”  Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Chicken Taco Casserole

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Chicken Taco Casserole


Recipe by: Campbell's Kitchen
"All of your favorite taco fixings can be found in this crowd-pleasing casserole. Plus, it uses convenience products like canned soup and veggies, cooked chicken and taco seasoning mix that make it a snap to prepare. It's loaded with fantastic flavor and on the table in less than an hour!"
Ingredients
4 cups shredded, cooked chicken  2 (10.75 ounce) cans Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (Regular  or 98% Fat Free)  1 cup light sour cream  1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained  1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained  1 (1 ounce) envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix  5 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips  2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese  Chopped tomato  Sliced green onion  Chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Directions Prep 15 m Cook 40 m Ready In 55 m Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Stir the chicken, soup, sour cream, tomatoes a…

Sacred Truth Friday: Not Rejected

These verses stood out to me today

“I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel?” Romans 11:1-2 ESV http://bible.com/59/rom.11.1-2.esv
God does not reject us! God does not reject us! God does not reject us! As Christians, He is always with us. Will never leave us nor forsake us. 

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”” Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV http://bible.com/59/deu.31.6.esv
God will not leave us nor forsake us, even as we go through trials and suffering. 
And He will not reject anyone who comes to Him in faith for the first time and obeys the Gospel. 
Rely on God and His Word, not our faulty feelings which can say "God has rejected or aban…

Gospel Wednesday: John Chapter 13

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“Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Cracker Barrel's Hashbrowns Casserole Copycat

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Cracker Barrel's Hashbrowns Casserole - Copycat By Rhonda 



TOTAL TIME 1hr PREP 15 MINS COOK 45 MINS
I don't know if this is Cracker Barrel's actual hash browns casserole recipe, but it is close. This recipe can feed a large crowd and is good for a brunch. Skip to Next Recipe INGREDIENTS 
SERVINGS 10-12  2 lbs frozen hash browns 1⁄2 cup margarine or 1⁄2 cup butter, melted 1 (10 1/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup 1 pint sour cream 1⁄2 cup onion, peeled and chopped 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 11 x 14 baking dish with cooking spray. Mix the above ingredients together, place in prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until brown on top.

Cracker Barrel's Hashbrowns Casserole Copycat

Sacred Truth Friday: Doing Good

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“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10 ESV http://bible.com/59/gal.6.9-10.esv

Galatians 6:9 says let us not grow weary in doing good, and Galatians 6:10 to do good to all, especially to those of the household of faith. 
We, as Christians, must live different lives from the rest of the world. Do good to all, show mercy to those who have hurt us, be kind and generous to everyone we meet, spread the Gospel as often as we can, and have great patience under trials and with everyone. 
When we find ourselves growing weary, it is time to pour out our hearts to God and lean on Him for strength. 
“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” Psalm 62:8 ESV http://bible.com/59/psa.62.8.esv
“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he…

Gospel Wednesday: John Chapter 12

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“Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial. For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”
 When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus was there, they came, not only on account of hi…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Ham, Cheese and potato soup

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Ham, Potato, and Cheese Soup



Recipe by: Donna
"This is especially good on a cold winter night along with hot rolls."


12 potatoes, peeled and cubed  2 large onions, finely chopped  2 pounds processed cheese food (eg. Velveeta)  1 pound chopped ham  ground black pepper to taste  3 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour  1 cup milk 
Directions Prep 30 m Cook 40 m Ready In 1 h 10 m Place potatoes, onion, and cubed ham in large stockpot. Cover with water. Cook until potatoes are almost tender. Remove about one cup of the cooked potatoes and mash in a bowl with the back of a fork. Add some of the liquid from the pan (about a tablespoon at a time) along with the flour till you have a thick paste. Add this back to the pot. Place the cheese (either whole of cubed) in the pot. Let the soup simmer until the cheese melts and is thick. Add ground black pepper to taste and stir in the milk.


Ham, potato and cheese soup

9/11

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Today is September 11. May we all take the time to reflect and remember what happened that day in 2001. Many lost loved ones that day. Many went to work and never came back home. Most importantly, may we all lean on God for strength and comfort.



Dear God My Beloved Savior
Surround us all with Your comfort and peace. To those that lost ones that day be with them. Comfort them, let them know You are near, and wrap them in Your arms of love. 
Increase our faith, draw us closer to You, as we lean on You for comfort and peace. 
Amen
Got the 9/11 picture from here:

http://www.closettraveler.com/2014/09/10/remembering-911/






Sacred Truth Friday: Walk by faith not by sight

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“for we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 ESV http://bible.com/59/2co.5.7.esv
Read this today as part of the Galatians plan from She Reads Truth (http://shereadstruth.com/2015/09/11/only-by-faith/)
This verse tells me to walk by faith, not by sight. 

I must walk by faith. Faith in God, His promises to me, faith in His Son and His salvation to me, faith that God is in control no matter what my circumstances are or what is going on in this world. 
May my faith increase and yours as well as we walk by faith not by sight. 



For Those Who Have Had An Abortion

For those who have had an abortion, reach for God's healing and grace. He loves you, for He is love (1 John 4:8) and is ready to forgive ( 1 John 1:9).  Confess, repent and receive His healing, forgiveness and love.

If you've already confessed and repented then forgive yourself  and let go of the past. There is a great book on Amazon being offered for free today that could really help you to heal. It's an ebook and you don't even have to have a Kindle to read it. Just the Kindle app on your device, whether it be an iPhone, iPad, PC, Android, Blackberry, or Windows phone. 
Of course the ultimate healing comes from obeying the Gospel and having a personal relationship with God. So if you haven't done so, obey the Gospel today. 
1 HEAR 14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?
17 So faith comes through hearing, and hearing through t…

Gospel Wednesday: John Chapter 11

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“Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”  Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” After saying these …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Andouille Sausage and Corn Chowder

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Andouille Sausage and Corn Chowder


Recipe by: Wyattdogster
"This is a slightly spicy, smoky, hearty corn chowder. The recipe was given to me by a dear friend many years ago and the original source is unknown. I have adapted it to suit my family's tastes. If you prefer a thicker chowder, you can stir in a can of creamed corn. Serve this with cornbread or a crusty French loaf for a lovely meal, enjoy!"

2 tablespoons olive oil  1 cup coarsely chopped onion  1/2 cup diced celery  3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper  3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper  2 cloves garlic, minced  1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper  1 pound andouille sausage, diced  3 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed  2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons dried thyme  6 cups low-sodium chicken broth  3 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes  1 cup heavy cream  salt and ground black pepper to taste  1/2 cup chopped cilantro 
Directions Prep 20 m Cook 1 h Ready In 1 h 20 m Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook and …

Sacred Truth Friday: Treasured Possession

“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 14:2 ESV http://bible.com/59/deu.14.2.esv
Saw this verse today when I read my Bible. 
Other verses speak of the same thing. 
““For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 7:6 ESV http://bible.com/59/deu.7.6.esv
“And the Lord has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession, as he has promised you, and that you are to keep all his commandments,” Deuteronomy 26:18 ESV http://bible.com/59/deu.26.18.esv
““They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.” Malachi 3:17 ESV http://bible.com/59/mal.3.17.esv
“who gave himself for us to redeem …

Gospel Wednesday: John Chapter 10

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““Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.  So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abun…