Thankfulness: Day 1

Today I am thankful for God. I am thankful that there is a God who ever lives. Who is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Quick Chicken Enchiladas

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2 – 3 cups cooked chicken or turkey
1 – 8 oz carton of sour cream
2 – 10.5 oz cans cream of chicken soup (or homemade)
1 can of water
1 – 7 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese – divided
1 bag of corn tortilla chips

Mix all of the ingredients together – except cheese and chips. Heat mixture on stove until smooth and warmed through. Grease a 9×13 pan. Put tortilla chips on the bottom of the pan. Stir in 2 cups of cheese into chicken mixture. Spread mixture over chips making sure the chips are covered. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, and casserole is bubbly and brown. 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

Top with your favorite mexican toppings: salsa, sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Enjoy!

Answered Prayer

There are times I just sit back and laugh at myself. Why is it that I am so amazed when God answers my prayer – just the way I asked? :-) I just have to laugh at my self. I think of Jesus looking at me, saying, “O, ye of little faith.”

Thank you, Lord, for hearing my cry, and answering my prayer. I love you, Lord! You are so amazing!

2013 Goals ~ The Simple Version

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that it is 2013. I don’t know if there is anyone else who struggles like I do, but it is easy for me to make goals for the new year but never follow through. This is mostly because I make my goals so complicated. This year I am determined that things are going to be different.

I have decided to make goals for this year, but I am keeping the actual goal very simple. I have these goals printed and posted a number of different places in my home – above my kitchen sink, in my planner, and in my Bible. There are six areas I want to focus on. Though the daily application of these goals is a bit more involved, these goals are the driving force and the foundation of the choices I make this year.

Be faithful in spending time with the Lord.

Be purposeful in growing in my relationship with my husband.

Be intentional about teaching and spending quality time with my Littles.

Be consistent in teaching and training the children in the fear of the Lord.

Be disciplined in carrying out daily tasks.

Be loving reaching out to those who are hurting.

Birth Control Quote

“And would you know my biggest concern with the flippant acceptance of birth control among Christians? That when we so easily and nonchalantly become the “authors of life”, able to prevent, plan and avoid altogether the gift that God would give us, we lose that sense of awe and reverence for God as the Creator and Author of life. And it is ONLY in this climate, where abortion thrives. The sanctity of life has been diminished because we have not properly acknowledged its Author. Sadly, we have played a part in this connection.”

Kelly Crawford