Some years ago one of my little 5 year-old Sunday school students said to her mom, “Coupons aren’t the best way to save money.” Her mom asked her what was the best way, then. Here was her answer –
“Just take it easy with God. You know, trust Him!”
That’s a wonderful definition of trust! Take it easy with God! As a matter of fact, that’s what Proverbs 28:25b says –
He that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
We think of “fatness” in a negative way most times, but Matthew Henry puts it this way –
“None live so pleasantly, so easily, as those that live by faith.”
The person who puts his trust in God has the best kind of life! It’s a life of ease because the cares that would trouble him are taken to God instead! This is the person who, instead of worrying, just rolls it over onto the Lord.
Giving God your burden won’t just save you money, it will save you from fretting, worrying and an upset stomach!
What’s on your heart today? “Just take it easy with God. You know, trust Him!”
Why? Because I Peter 5:7 ~
When you love lasagna but:
- You don’t need a whole 9 x 13″ pan…
- You don’t have the time to fuss with the assembly…
here’s what you need to do: Make Spaghetti Pie! This recipe was introduced to me almost ten years ago and it has become a staple in our house (meaning I make it a couple times a year, due to my love for fixing new recipes!). Recently I made it as I’m trying to thumb through my blog recipe file and make some of the dishes we loved. Take a look at this fork-full!
Continue reading “Spaghetti Pie & Daily Table Setting”
This past fall I read, The Cozy Minimalist and was so inspired to clear out my living room according to her plan and get it into a more serene atmosphere. Her approach is so easy to apply and doesn’t necessitate you getting rid of all extra’s, but of making wise use of what you have to create a space that is restful and inviting. Let me show you where the room started… Continue reading “My Cozy Living Room Makeover”
Last weekend I had the blessing of attending a TRIPLE wedding! Three separate weddings took place in a span of about 2 1/2 hours, with about 15 minutes between each wedding. The three brides
Continue reading “Triple Wedding Truths”
I have been on a mission ~ I’m trying to cook through my own recipe files on my blog. Someone told me recently that I have more recipes than anyone they’ve ever seen! It’s true, but it’s because I love making new dishes! I love experimenting! I also have a willing husband who will try whatever I fix! That makes it even more fun! But because I have do have so many recipes, I don’t re-make many of them. So, I am doing just that. It’s been a delicious venture!
Today’s recipe of Pork Tenderloin with Herb Glaze was made at our house ten years ago! I couldn’t wait to try it again. I recently purchased a pork tenderloin on sale at the grocery store and I cut the large piece of meat into halves, making enough for several meals for us or providing for company.
We loved this recipe because the flavors are just so savory! Continue reading “Pork Tenderloin with Herb Glaze”
How can someone read a whole book about divorce, cancer, death, singleness, and life-altering injury and come out at the end of the last chapter encouraged?! That would seem ludicrous to some, unless you know the Author – the One Who wrote such scenarios. Continue reading “Refreshing My Mind”
You just looked at your “to do list” and it’s a mile long. You’re late for where you’re headed, you haven’t eaten breakfast, the laundry’s piled up waiting to be folded, and then you get a phone call and learn of a friend in need. You also remember the requests that were mentioned in church of hurting people and want to help, but where is there time to be able to minister to others in the busyness of every day life?
Solomon reminds us that there is time for everything…
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecc. 3:1
Perhaps we need to be a little creative so we might make the opportunity to be able to serve others.
One solution would be to find a day or even just part of a day each week that is a little slower than the rest. There has to be at least one – even if it’s on Sunday afternoon. Make that your “ministry day.” It’s not that you can’t minister to people on other days if needed, but make that your time where you really focus on writing cards, making calls or even making a visit. Through the week, keep a list of people that need ministering to, then on that day put your thoughts into action.
You might even use that day to bake some things to put in the freezer for upcoming opportunities to minister. Prepare an extra casserole, batch of cookies or bread so you’ll be prepared to serve others. This will cost you some time, as well as expense, but
Ministry that costs nothing accomplishes nothing. – J.H. Jowett
Stop just wishing you could do something for others and starting planning a day to put your hands busy doing what’s in your heart.
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2