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Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Nothing Can Separate Us From His Love

Romans 8:35-38
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Oh, look at these verses from Romans 8. According to these verses, nothing can separate from God's love. How comforting. Meditate on these verses when going through a hard time.

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 18

Matthew Chapter 18

Who Is the Greatest?

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”
Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.

Jesus Warns of Offenses

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!
“If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two fe…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Bacon Roasted Chicken With Potatoes

Bacon-Roasted Chicken with Potatoes

* Prep
20 m
* Cook
1 h
* Ready In
1 h 20 m
Recipe By:Cindy Faulkner
"Bacon-wrapped drumsticks and thighs with baby Dutch yellow potatoes, roasted with onions and herbs, a very delicious and simple dinner. We love dark meat, but you can use breasts if your prefer. My husband loves it."
* 6 chicken thighs
* 6 chicken drumsticks
* 12 slices center-cut bacon
* salt and black pepper to taste
* 1 onion, coarsely chopped
* 1 1/2 pounds baby Dutch yellow potatoes

* Seasoning Mix:
* 2 tablespoons dried chives
* 2 tablespoons dried basil
* 1 tablespoon garlic powder
* 1 tablespoon adobo seasoning
* 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
* 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
* Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
* Wrap each chicken piece in a slice of bacon, trying to cover as much of the chicken as possible. Place the wrapped chicken pieces in a 9x13 inch baking dish, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle the onion over t…

Keep Your Chin Up

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Be Strong; Of Good Courage

Joshua 1:6,7,9Be strong and of good courage. 
Only be strong and very courageous. 
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Three times, before entering Jericho to conquer it, God tells Joshua to be strong and of good courage. We could all learn a lesson from this passage of Scripture. When going through hard times, God wants us to lean on Him. He'll comfort us, encouraging us to be strong and of good courage, for He is with us wherever we go. 
Reflect on this passage when going through a hard time. 

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 17

Matthew chapter 17
Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. But Jesus came and touched them and said, “Arise, and do not be afraid.” When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. Now as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until th…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Cheesy Potato Pot Pie

Cheesy Potato Pot Pie 
You Can Do Better Ramen (1:03)More More Videos TOTAL TIME 40mins PREP 20 MINS COOK 20 MINS
This is a great comfort food for vegetarians. You can make your own pie crust if you have the time. I got the general recipe from, but tweaked it quite a bit to suit our tastes. Feel free to use any kinds of vegetables or seasonings you prefer. INGREDIENTS Nutrition SERVINGS 6-8 UNITS US * 1
prepared deep dish pie shell, prebaked * 5
medium  baking potatoes, peeled and cubed * 1
cup shredded cheddar cheese * 2
tablespoons  butter * 1⁄2
medium  onion, chopped * 2
green onions, finely chopped * 1
garlic clove, minced * 1⁄2
cup  corn, fresh or frozen * 1⁄2
cup  carrot, chopped or shredded * 1⁄2
cup  broccoli, fresh or frozen * 1⁄2
cup chopped green beans, fresh or frozen * 1⁄2
cup  mushroom, sliced * 2 1⁄2
cups  milk * 1⁄2
cup  parmesan-romano cheese mix, grated * 1
teaspoon  salt * 1⁄2
teaspoon  ground black pepper * 1⁄2
teaspoon  dried thyme * 1⁄4
teaspoon  paprika * 2
eggs, divided * 1…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: God's Grace Can Reach Anybody

Acts 9
The Damascus Road: Saul Converted Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.” So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.” And the men who journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice but seeing no one. Then Saul arose from the ground, and when his eyes were opened he saw no one. But they led him by the han…

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 16

Matthew chapter 16

The Pharisees and Sadducees Seek a Sign
Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” And He left them and departed.
The Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees
Now when His disciples had come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have taken no bread.” But Jesus, being aware of it, said to them, “O you of little faith, …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Snickers Skillet Cookie

Snickers  Skillet Cookie

This ooey gooey goodness is your new late-night fantasy. TOTAL TIME: 1:20 PREP: 0:05 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 8
INGREDIENTS * 2 1/2 logs refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough * 3 cups roughly chopped snickers * Caramel sauce, for drizzling * Hot fudge sauce, warm, for drizzling DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large oven-safe skillet, pat 1 log of dough into an even layer. 2. Top with 2 cups Snickers. 3. Pat a second layer of dough on top of Snickers, completely covering first layer of dough. 4. Bake until center is cooked through, about 45 minutes. Let cool at least 30 minutes (don’t skip this step!). 5. Serve drizzled with caramel and hot fudge and topped with remaining Snickers.
Snickers Skillet Cookie

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Judgment Day

Heard this sermon Wednesday evening. Mike Ray from Fair Hope, AL preached it. He was the speaker for our church's Gospel Meeting which was April 3-6 2016. 
Anyway these are my notes on that sermon. 

Evening Sermon  What Does God Say About the Judgment?
Focus Text Matthew 25:31-46
Judgment Day Certain 
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all. For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil.
Matthew 12:36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. 
Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment. 
Matthew 11:24 But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you. 
Some Will Be Prepared But Some Will Not
Matthew 25:1-13 Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out …

Gospel Wednesday: Matthew Chapter 15

Matthew chapter 15

Defilement Comes from Within Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded, saying, “Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ But you say, “Whoever says to his father or mother, ‘Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God”— then he need not honor his father or mother.’ Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ” When He had called the multitude t…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Easy Elbow Macaroni Salad

Easy Elbow Macaroni Salad 

ounces  elbow macaroni * 1
cup  light mayonnaise, can use lowfat * 3
tablespoons  low-fat milk * 2
tablespoons  vinegar * 1
tablespoon  mustard * 1
teaspoon  sugar * 1⁄2
teaspoon  salt * 1⁄4
teaspoon  pepper * 1
cup  celery, sliced thin * 1
cup  green bell pepper, can use red if you like, chopped * 1⁄4
cup  onion, chopped

Check Out Our Top Elbow Recipe DIRECTIONS * Cook and drain pasta according to package directions; rinse with cold water to cool. * In large bowl combine mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper. * Add macaroni, celery, green pepper and onion; toss to coat. * Cover; chill to blend flavors. Easy Elbow Macaroni Salad

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Love and Grace Greater Than Our Sin and Shame

John 21 Breakfast by the Sea After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this way He showed Himself: Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Then Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any food?” They answered Him, “No.” And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he …