Feb 26, 2006
SM Davis' message to us today challenged us to be the first one to attempt to restore really rotten relationships in our lives. If Ruth willingly followed her bitter mother-in-law to a country she didn't know, to people she didn't know, to a God she didn't know, and leave behind everything that may have been near and dear to her heart, if Ruth could do, why can't I take the first step, too?
(This Jewish dish is a major hit at potlucks! I usually double this recipe and put it in a crockpot on low to keep warm.)
1 large onion, chopped
¼ c. butter
½ head green cabbage, shredded
1 t. honey
½ lb. egg noodles
2 T poppy or caraway seeds
Sauté onion in butter. Add cabbage, cover, and cook over low heat 14 minutes. Season with s/p and honey, if desired.
Meanwhile, cook pasta. Add drained pasta to cabbage and add seeds (we love the caraway!). This is wonderful just like this, but we have added sour cream or plain yogurt for an absolutely heavenly meal!
Feb 25, 2006
"Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;"
Notice the difference in the (appropriate) New King James version:
"Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel—"
So, ladies, God is concerned with our outward appearance (more on this later!), but He is much more concerned with our inner adornments (more later).
Dress for the Lord!
Feb 24, 2006
As much of a blessing as indoor plumbing truly is (even though it costs a LOT sometimes), people are our truest blessings from the Lord. We are created for two purposes:
- To love the Lord our God
- To love others
I thank God for each person He has put in my life to teach me how to love. Some are easy to love and some take a little more work, but each person in my life was put there by the Almighty for His purpose: to love. I thank my God always upon each remembrance of all those God has put into my life to love. Lord, help me to love others in a way they can perceive today.