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Gospel Wednesday: 1 Corinthians Chapter 1: Stumbling Block

1 Corinthians Chapter 1

We begin our study of 1 Corinthians. One chapter a week.

Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. I appeal to you, brothers, by …

Yummy Recipe Monday: Bacon and Potato Soup

Bacon and Potato Soup


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Recipe By:Kwollak

"A delicious winter warmer."


6 thick slices bacon

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped carrots

1 stalk celery, chopped

4 cups low fat, low sodium chicken broth

4 cups cubed potatoes

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


Cook bacon until crisp in 3-quart saucepan, remove and drain well on paper towels. Discard bacon grease and wipe pan thoroughly with paper towel.

Meanwhile, prepare vegetables. Add olive oil to saucepan and add onion, carrot, and celery as they are cut up. Saute until onion is soft but not brown, about 3-4 minutes.

Stir in chicken broth, potatoes, and pepper; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes.

Stir in cheese, heating just until melted--do not boil. Chop bacon and add to soup. Adjust seasoning to taste by adding salt, if desired…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Seek Those Things Above Let His Peace Rule

Today's Devo

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:1‭-‬4‭, ‬15 ESV

Seek those things above. Let His peace rule in my heart. And be thankful.

Poet's Corner Thursday: Obey The Gospel Call

Obey the Gospel Call 

Son of God perfect, true

Heart of love for mankind

Came to earth for me and you

He came unto His own

But they received Him not

Not seeing, for their sins, He would atone.

Miracles, signs, wonders cried out of Him "Divine!"

Before all men, women, children

Did His light shine.

Self righteous, hard, proud the religious leaders were

So steeped in man made traditions

They didn't realize, in front of their eyes, was of sin, the Cure.

He, of Himself,  did testify,

"I am the Way, the Truth, the Life!"

"For your weary souls, rest, I provide!"

Obey the Gospel Call

The blessed Gospel Call

His grace reaches to all.

"No one, not one, comes to the Father except through Me!

I'll give you eternal life.

Let Me, Savior of your soul, be!"

Yet, Him, did so many reject

Though He healed their diseases,

His testimony they would  not accept.

Religious leaders plotted, planned, schemed His demise

With hearts so cold and cruel

Him, they did,…

Gospel Wednesday: Romans Chapter 16: Obedience Known

Ronans Chapter 16

I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as well. Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well. Greet also the church in their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in Asia. Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and my fellow prisoners. They are well known to the apostles, and they were in Christ before me. Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord. Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys. Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of Aristobulus. Greet my kinsman Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who be…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Kickin Collard Greens

Kickin' Collard Greens


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Recipe By:Ken Adams

"If you like greens you will love this recipe. The bacon and onions give them a wonderful flavor. Add more red pepper for a little more spice."


1 tablespoon olive oil

3 slices bacon

1 large onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

3 cups chicken broth

1 pinch red pepper flakes

1 pound fresh collard greens, cut into 2-inch pieces


Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, crumble and return to the pan. Add onion, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, and cook until just fragrant. Add collard greens, and fry until they start to wilt.

Pour in chicken broth, and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, or until greens are tender.


Had this Friday. It's real good.


Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Do Not Lie

Today's Devo

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Exodus 20:16 ESV

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices

Colossians 3:9 ESV

Do not lie. Always be honest.

Poet's Corner Thursday: In Him

Every Thursday, I'll be sharing a poem a wrote.

In Him

In Him the Gentiles hope
Through Him they are able to cope

In Him is salvation found
We are healed by His wounds

In Him is great peace
Spiritual death will cease

In Him is spiritual blessings
Through hymns, our gratitude we're expressing

In Him we are forgiven
Look upon the sacrifice He has given

In Him is sweet liberty
He's made an abundant delivery

In Him is perfect love
This glorious Gospel I delight to speak of

In Him is victory
His sacrifice is satisfactory

In Him lies abundant strength
Oh, His love the width, the depth, the length!

In Him the Gentiles hope
Through Him they are able to cope.

Gospel Wednesday: Romans Chapter 15: In Him

Romans Chapter 15

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me." For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is wr…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)

Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)


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Recipe By:MITCHMAN21

"Chicken Makhani is one of my favorite Indian dishes. It is a full flavored dish that complements the chicken well. It can be made as mild or spicy as you wish by adjusting the cayenne. Serve with basmati rice and naan bread."


1 tablespoon peanut oil

1 shallot, finely chopped

1/4 white onion, chopped

2 tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 bay leaf

1/4 cup plain yogurt

1 cup half-and-half

1 cup tomato puree

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

1 pinch salt

1 pinch black pepper

1 tablespoon peanut oil

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces

1 teaspoon garam masala

1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 cup water


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Saute shallot and onion until …

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: The Lord my Banner

And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord Is My Banner,

Exodus 17:15 ESV

The Lord is my banner. My help in times of trouble.

Gospel Wednesday: Romans Chapter 14: Judgment

Romans Chapter 14

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to t…

Yummy Recipe Monday: Skillet Breakfast Pizza

Skillet Breakfast Pizza


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Recipe By:Culinary Envy

"Skillet breakfast pizza is hot, crispy pizza dough that is oozing with veggies and cheesy bacon yumminess. Plus, it's low in calories!"


5 slices low-sodium bacon

1/2 teaspoon olive oil (optional)

1/2 onion, thinly sliced (optional)

1 (16 ounce) package refrigerated pizza dough (such as Trader Joe's(R))

1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

cooking spray

1 (6 ounce) package fresh baby spinach


Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels; crumble into small pieces.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent and starting to brown, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat; trans…

Uplifting Songs Saturday

Sacred Truth Friday: Fear Him

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are KJVe and righteous altogether.

Psalms 19:8‭-‬9 KJV

Fear Him. Respect Him. Let His law guide my life.