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Gospel Wednesday: Mark Chapter 8

Mark 8 
Feeding the Multitude 
1 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them, 2 I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: 3 And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far. 4 And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? 5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. 6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. 7 And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. 8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets. 9 And they that had eaten were a…

Yummy Recipe Monday: King Ranch Chicken Casserole I

King Ranch Chicken Casserole I

56 made it   |  340 reviews Recipe by:  Susan Wright "This is just one of the many King Ranch recipes available. Everyone seems to love it and it's sooooooo easy. Its' especially good when served with Mexican Corn Bread." 


1 (3 pound) chicken, boiled and deboned
1 (14.5 ounce) package tortilla chips
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 onion, chopped
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C.)Layer the chips in a 9x13 inch casserole dish.Combine the tomatoes, chicken soup, mushroom soup and onion. Pour half of mixture over chips. Layer the chicken pieces, half of the cheese and the remaining soup mixture.Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 20 minutes. Top with the remaining cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.King Ranch Ch…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: True Joy

Today's devo

Psalm 33:4
4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

Psalm 51:6
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Happiness comes and goes depending on circumstances. But true joy is here to stay. The joy of knowing God and having a relationship with Him. The truth of His love, forgiveness, providence, and care. That brings true everlasting joy. To get into this wonderful relationship, obey the Gospel today. See posts titled Gospel Wednesday.

Gospel Wednesday: Mark Chapter 7

Mark 7

Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. 2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. 3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. 4 And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables. 5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? 6 He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God, y…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Chicken Broccoli Divan

Chicken Broccoli Divan

1 lb of fresh broccoli, cut into spears, or 1 package (10 oz) frozen broccoli spears, cooked and drained
1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey 
1 can (10 3/4 oz) Campbell's condensed cream of broccoli or cream of chicken soup 
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 
2 tbs fine dry bread crumbs 
1 tbs margarine or butter, melted
Preheat oven to 450 FIn a 10 by 6 inch baking dish, arrange broccoli; top with chicken. In small bowl, combine soup and milk; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with cheese. In cup, combine bread crumbs and margarine; sprinkle over cheese. Bake 15 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Makes 4 servings. 
To microwave: Do not cook broccoli.  In a 10 by 6 inch microwave safe baking dish, arrange broccoli. Cover with vented plastic wrap; microwave on HIGH 6 minutes, rearranging broccoli halfway through cooking time. Drain. Top with chicken. In small bowl, combine soup and milk; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with che…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Deep Roots

For today's devo

Psalm 1:2-3
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD ; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Each and every day, as New Testament Christians, we should spend time in God's Word. Let it take root deep in our lives and produce spiritual fruit. His Word is the only source of true wisdom and direction for our lives. And when we're going through hard times, His Word brings us comfort and peace. Let's make it our goal to read His Word each and every day.

Gospel Wednesday: Mark Chapter 6

Mark Chapter 6

“He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?"

 And they took offense at him. And Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household." And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching. And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.

He charged them to take nothing for their journey excep…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Delicious Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars

* Prep
15 m
* Cook
40 m
* Ready In
55 m
"One of my favorite cookie bar recipes."
* 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/8 teaspoon salt

* 1 cup rolled oats
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 3/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8 inch square pan, and line with greased foil.
* Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats. Rub in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender to form a crumbly mixture. Press 2 cups of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.
* Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into bars.
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Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Live in Peace with All

Today's devo

complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:2‬ ‭ESV‬
“It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭20:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Live in peace with all. Avoid meaningless arguments. In relationships, you won't always agree or the other person will hurt you. Instead of pointing out what they did wrong, forgive. And don't point out your disagreements. Care more about the other person than about winning or being right.

“If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

This world needs more peace makers. Go and be a peace maker.

Gospel Wednesday: Mark Chapter 5

Mark Chapter 5
Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon
They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him. And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.” For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” And he begged him earnestly not…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Slow Cooker Zucchini Soup

Slow Cooker Zucchini Soup

* Prep
30 m
* Cook
4 h 15 m
* Ready In
4 h 45 m
Recipe By:JENNIFER0320
"This is great as thick soup served with French bread or served over rice or noodles. Better the next day!"
* 1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausage
* 2 cups 1/2-inch pieces celery
* 2 pounds zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
* 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
* 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch slices
* 1 cup chopped onion
* 2 teaspoons salt

* 1 teaspoon white sugar
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
* 1 teaspoon dried basil
* 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
* 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste
* Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix celery into cooked sausage; cook and stir until celery is softened, about 10 minutes.
* Combine sausage mixture, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, salt, sugar, o…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: A More Excellent Way

Today's devotional

Philippians 2:4
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

1 Corinthians 13:5 CEV Contemporary English Version. 
Love isn’t selfish.

The world says look out for yourself first. Put yourself first. But God's way is better. He says put others first. Put their own interests before your own. Consider this:
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Philippians 2:5-8

Christ put us before Himself. Died for our sins. We should have the same humility as that of Christ. Put others first. Serve them. And consider how our words and actions affect others.

Gospel Wednesday: Mark Chapter 4

Mark Chapter 4
The Parable of the Sower
Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
The Purpose of the Parables
And when he was alone, those ar…