The needs and burdens of someone I love have been on my heart and in my thoughts. I’ve told this dear one that I’m praying for them and thinking of them as a way to encourage their overwhelmed heart. But you know what? As much as I love this dear one, I have failed.
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Crispy, char-grilled pizza crust, savory sauce, melted cheese and toppings of choice were part of our menu for Apples of Gold this week! We added an Olive Garden Salad, and we finished with Brown Sugar Glazed Pineapple slices topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was heavenly. I love this menu because most of it can be done ahead of time, so that dinner can be ready in minutes!!
If you’re saying, “Grilled Pizza?” you’ve missed my former posts about this grilled delight! It sounds intimidating to grill a pizza, but it’s SO simple!! As I told the ladies at our Apples of Gold meeting, you can have this finished before Pizza Hut could deliver to your door! This recipe makes 8 individual pizzas that are hearty in size!
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There are few You Tube channels that I watch or follow, but I love Do It On a Dime! Katherine’s channel is fun, inspiring and also full of brief videos. If you’re not following her, you need to check out her channel!
This week she posted a video about re-purposing a couple of Dollar Tree finds. She inspired me to give it a whirl. Here’s what I did with mine ~
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It’s easy to get so caught up in the necessities of life that we forget to really live each day. We may feed hungry people but forget to enjoy the process. We don’t take the time to make mealtime Family Time where we look eye to eye, talk, listen and laugh.
Maybe you wonder how in the world you can do that with the schedules and time constraints of your family. I’d like to offer a few suggestions, if I may!
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Taco Monday is a real thing for many people. Many of us LOVE Mexican food and think we’re doing ourselves a great favor by picking up a box of taco shells or tortillas at the store. Those aren’t bad, but if you want to have a tortilla that is soft and flavorful, you really need to try making the simple recipe that our Apples of Gold group made this Continue reading “Olé For Homemade Tortillas!”
Weeks can be long and days so busy that we feel stressed and strained by Friday. Maybe you’ve come through a tough one with school beginning, or your job or home responsibilities. My life stays on the go, too, so I try to find ways to have little moments of refreshment that help me stay charged and not overwhelmed each day.
The first way I do that is time in God’s Word and prayer each day. Without it, I’m literally running on Empty! Right now I’m reading through the Bible in a year. I also study our Sunday lesson -currently Mark. Then I try to find little ways to have some bright spots in the week. Sometimes those times are planned; sometimes they’re pleasant surprises!
Here are ways I refreshed myself last week that could also encourage you! Let’s start with the surprise!
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