Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September Recipe: Indian Fry Bread


My new obsession.  Here's a quick and delicious recipe for Fry Bread for your Indian Tacos!


1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk


Mix the dry ingredients first. 1 Cup all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp baking powder.
Next, add milk.  Start with 1/2 cup.  You may have to add a little more milk or a little more flour to get the right consistency.  You don't want the dough too sticky..... 

Then, divide the dough into two-three equal parts.  I usually divide it in half. Flatten using the palm of your hand.  You don't want it too thin or it will become crispy when you fry it. 

Once you've done this you're ready to cook!  Place the dough in a skillet with hot cooking oil.

Fry on one side until it starts to bubble on top.

Turn over.

Repeat the above steps until you have the amount of fry bread needed. Yum!

Add your toppings, and there you have it!  Indian Tacos!

Recipe is courtesy of http://www.thefrugalfamilylife.com/2011/04/indian-tacos-fry-bread-recipe.html?m=1

Monday, September 29, 2014

Genesis Bible Study Chapter 38

After Tamar’s liaison with her father-in-law under false pretenses, Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar is guilty of prostitution, and as a result she is now pregnant.” (vs. 24)

Did Tamar know she was fertile, getting pregnant on purpose?   Beth Moore tells us in her Patriarchs Bible Study, “Four women appear in the Gospel of Matthew’s genealogy of Christ prior to Mary the mother of Jesus: Tamar (a Canaanite), Rahab (also a Canaanite and a harlot), Ruth (a Moabite), and Bathsheba (an adulteress who was originally the wife of a Hittite.” (Page 177).  

Can you see how the Lord is mixing the Gentile blood line into Christ’s bloodline?  “God made a point of showing that Jesus Christ redeems any lineage, no matter how pagan. No matter how scandalous.”



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Book Club Lies Women Believe

Book Club – Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

“What we believe about God is foundational to our whole belief system. If we have wrong thinking about God, we will have wrong thinking about everything else. What we believe about God determines the way we live.” (47)

Ladies – This week read Chapter Two – Lies Women Believe About God

Highlights from this week's reading...
            Chapter Two Countering Lies About God with The Truth

Lie #1: God is not really good
Truth: God is good, and everything He does is good

Lie #2: God doesn’t love me
Truth: God’s love for me is infinite and unconditional

Lie #3: God is just like my father
Truth: God is infinitely more wise and loving than any earthly father could ever be.

Lie #4: God is not really enough
Truth: God is enough. If I have Him, I have all I need.

Lie #5: God’s ways are too restrictive
Truth: God’s restrictions are always for my good.

Lie #6: God should fix my problems
Truth: God wants to use my problems as part of His sanctifying process in my life.

The above is taken from page 59 of Lies Women Believe

Record your personal thoughts on pages 60-61 of your book.

Friday, September 26, 2014

It’s All About Attitude

It’s All About Attitude

Never mind what others are doing and have or haven’t done.

The question is: What is the condition of your heart?  

Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”  Ephesians 4:31-32

Thursday, September 25, 2014

T2W’s Favorite Things


The many uses of a WAFFLE MAKER

Not only can you make glorious waffles with a household waffle maker, but you can also make a whole host of other edible delights.

Use you waffle maker as a Panini Press, cook fresh bacon, frozen hash browns, canned cinnamon rolls, canned biscuits, cake mixes, brownie mixes, grilled cheese sandwiches and quesadillas.  The skies the limit.  

It is even safe for your little ones to cook with.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Love is a Choice (Are you hindering love?)

Love is a Choice (Are you hindering love?)
By Kim Hawkins

 Making judgments against someone prevents that relationship from being what it should. For example, When looking for a tool in the garage or picking up after my hubby, my old self would be irritated and judgmental toward him as I look through his unorganized tool drawer.

I am making a choice to judge him harshly instead of extending grace and unconditional love. If you think he needs to hear me say it or be there for it to affect him, you are wrong. I did it wrong long enough to know that every choice counts in love. All our thoughts and body language are either draw us near to someone or push us apart.

My thoughts now delight in my darling husband, in every single way. I adore that man and I cannot believe I used to see mostly negative. The negative thoughts produce more and more bad thoughts. Our thoughts lead what we see in a person or a situation. Thoughts then lead us to respond according to what we are already thinking. 

I had a drastic change in attitude and thoughts that has changed everything about our marriage. Rejection will show whether you only think these things to yourself or say them directly to a person.

Just think children and even pets know who will and who won’t receive them with love. We are naturally drawn to those who choose to love.

Judgments make like an invisible force field that prevents peace, love, and unity. It could be against one person, against an entire race, nation, or group of people. 

Refuse to entertain the downward spiral of destructive thoughts and replace them with grace and mercy just like God does for us, you will see that every thought and action produces an outcome.

I challenge you to try this with your parents, siblings, children, husband, neighbors, or a strained friendship, and change your thoughts. Pray about where you may be doing this and what the root of it is. Ask the Lord for forgiveness and then move forward in love.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8

Monday, September 22, 2014

Genesis Bible Study

Genesis Bible Study – Chapter 37
By Carri Pratt

“When his brothers saw that their father loved him 
more than any of them, they hated him 
and could not speak a kind word to him.” 
Genesis 37:4

Three very important lessons emerge from chapter 37:

  •          Favoritism can lead to destruction
  •          Sibling Rivalry can lead to jealousy, anger & poor choices
  •          God is always in control

We saw it with Cain and Able, then came Jacob and Esau, now we have Joseph and his brothers, and we are still in Genesis! The topic of favoritism seems to be common in families then and now. Unfortunately, it is often said that many parents have a favorite child. 

Dr. Richard D. Dobbins gives some insight into the most influential years of a child when the most damage done by favoritism might occur, “the years that are critical are the first five years and then the 12th through 15th years. Many times parents contribute to sibling rivalry because they compare their children. . . never compare one child to another.”  Parental Favoritism and Sibling Rivalry.

According to an article by Nancy Shute, KidsPerception of Parents’ Favoritism Counts More than Reality,  Less-favored children are more likely to be using drugs, alcohol and cigarettes as teenagers, according to researchers at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. This is a sobering reminder of how important parental love and appreciation is to a child. 

Your opinion matters to your child. It only takes a moment to look into your child’s eyes and tell them 
  • you love them and 
  • what it is about them that you find extraordinary.

“Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons...” 
Genesis 37:3

No wonder his other sons were jealous of Joseph. Jealousy will generally lead to some form of anger and anger will invariably lead to a poor choice. In this case, a very poor choice, 

“Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of the pits. We can say that a vicious animal ate him.” Genesis 37:20.
Finally, we see that no matter what man does, God is still in control. 

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28.

God had a plan for Joseph, and nothing his father or brothers did would be able to overcome God’s plan.

Challenge: View each of your children as an amazing blessing from God. Make sure to give each of them an equal share of your time and attention and let them know specific things you enjoy and appreciate about them. Tell them how much you love them. They need to hear it from you!