Friday, July 31, 2015

Flashback Friday

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Happy Weekend!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tasty Tuesday Recipe Link Up

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Scripture Sunday

Friday, July 24, 2015

Flashback Friday

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle & Tasty Tuesday Recipe Link Up

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!  I'm so glad you're here!  

By the looks of the amount of recipes I have shared here this Summer you would think the Mr. and I had been eating nothing but popsicles by the pool.  However accurate that might be, I have somehow found my way into the kitchen and whipped up this perfect Summer-y dessert that requires very little effort and zero oven time.  
This one is so delicious though that it probably would've been worth the use of the hot oven. It didn't last in our fridge for a solid 48 hours, we just kept going back for "one more" spoonful.  Shameful.  
Here's what you'll need…

Pound cake (no shame in store bought here)
8 oz. cream cheese
Strawberries, sweetened
2-8 ozs. Cool Whip or whipped topping
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Start by chopping your strawberries and sweetening them with sugar, depending on how sweet you like your berries.  The more sugar you add, and the longer you let this sit, the more "syrup" this will naturally create.

While your berries are syrup-ing cut the pound cake into cubes.
If the crust bothers you just trim that off.

Next use your hand or stand mixer to blend the cream cheese and powdered sugar together.  Once that's nice and smooth fold in 8 ozs. of whipped topping.  Now it's time to begin assembling.  Start with a layer of pound cake, then strawberries, then cream cheese mixture.

Repeat this layer, finishing with the additional whipped topping.

My other favorite trifles?  Hands down-

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Scripture Sunday

Friday, July 17, 2015

Flashback Friday

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tasty Tuesday Recipe Link Up

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Monday, July 13, 2015

The Salty Christian

It's tomato season, so for me, that mean's it's salty season.  Give me a good tomato and a salt shaker and I could eat it like an apple.  A bowl of cherry tomatoes are like candy to me.  My husband still finds this ridiculous seeing as 9/10 when ordering a salad, I request no tomatoes.  
It's all about the salt babe.
In Matthew 5 we see Jesus saying something very similar-it's all about the salt.

"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.  (Matthew 5:13)

If you read the verses leading up to this verse you might be a little confused, seeing as after He goes through the Sermon on the Mount and wraps up with explaining persecution that we will undoubtedly face, He goes on to call us something we sprinkle on tomatoes. (or at least some of us).

Here's the thing about salt though

Salt preserves.
As Christians we're living in a different society than we might feel comfortable with.  This world around us?  They don't look like us, act like us, and we sure don't agree with them.  It's enough to make us want to just go back to bed most days and hide away.  BUT Jesus said no-go into that corrupted world.  Don't you know?  Salt preserves.  When something is rotten, you can always apply salt to make it good again.
Be the salt.

Salt flavors.
Sometimes Christians get a bad rap for being boring and ho-drum.  I wish non-believers knew that wasn't part of the deal.  In fact, just the opposite is true.  Living sold out for Jesus is the biggest blast and we ought to be the funnest people around.  Sometimes, usually when I've done something dumb and am trying not to laugh at myself, my man will come up behind me and wrap me up in his arms and say, baby you're just so fun.  I never knew if he means it or is trying not to laugh at me, but either way that should be us.  Let the world look at us and say, they are just so fun that I want whatever it is they've got.  After all, we should be fun-we've got hope now, we've got a future hope, we've got power, we've been redeemed for pete's sake.  Salt is what makes the blandest things taste good.
Be the salt.

Salt heals.
In the days this scripture was written there were no local pharmacies down the street when you got hurt.  Most often how wounds were treated?  Pour salt in them.  That should be us ya'll.  When we get face to face with suffering it's so tempting to turn the other way, but we are called to the ministry of reconciliation.  To look into the eyes of suffering and pour your life into them.  To be the anesthesia to someone while God performs the spiritual surgery in their life to remove the "junk".  After all, salt doesn't do any good on the shelf.
Be the salt.

Salt creates thirst.
The truth is we're all broken.  I was never worthy of Jesus' touch either.  But along the way I ran into a salty Christian that made me want what they had.  They made me thirsty.  It wasn't because we agreed on every ground or were of the same political party.  It was because the power of Jesus was all over their life and it was so obvious and so blatant that I didn't know what it was, all I knew was that I wanted that too.  Is their anyone thirsty in your life because of Jesus in you?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Scripture Sunday

Friday, July 10, 2015

Flashback Friday

Welcome to another Flashback Friday friends!  Have fun linking up as many old favorites as you like and make sure to browse around at all the other great link ups!  I can't wait to see what you bring this week.  Happy Weekend!