Archives for May 2012

Bible Scriptures For The Week – Forgiveness

 

 

 

We are not born with a forgiving spirit, are we? Of course not! None of us are. However, through prayer and reading God’s word, we can forgive AND be forgiven. šŸ˜‰

 

I personally know people that hold grudges to the bitter end. Will they be forgiven? That’s between them and God and I know within my heart that I should not judge them. They will be judged at the end of days or whenever they pass on.

 

However, it’s hard sometimes to always have a forgiving spirit. It’s naturalĀ to be angry, hurt, or evenĀ spiteful at someone that has betrayed or wronged usĀ in some way. But God is always there by our side readily, and willing to forgive. HE will always forgive us if we ask him, except forĀ one sin…

 

There is one sin that cannot be forgiven. I was taught this at an early age. And that is to deny the Holy Spirit.Ā It says it all in the scriptureĀ below

 

Matthew 12:31-32 “And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”

 

I’ve searched theĀ scriptures on “forgiveness and my findings areĀ included below.

 

Matthew 11:28-30

 

“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

 

Psalm 86:5

 

“For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.”

 

Luke 17:4

 

If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, “I repent,” forgive him.

 

Matthew 18:21-22

 

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you,

not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”

 

Colossians 3:13

 

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

 

Have a forgiving heart today and every day, and pray for those that wrong you. =)

 

Hope you have a great week!Ā  šŸ™‚

 

Chocolate Pudding Yogurt Pops

 

 

FromĀ  Betty Crocker’s Best of Healthy & Hearty Cooking

Makes 6 servings

 

 

Just in time for the summer! šŸ˜‰

 

 

You can also make sandwich cookies by spreading 1 tablespoon of the pudding-yogurt mixture between graham crackers or 1 teaspoon of the mixture between vanilla wafers. Then freeze 2 hours and enjoy!

 

1 (16-ounce) container extra-creamy nonfat plain yogurt (2 cups)
1 package (4-serving size) instant chocolate pudding mix and pie filling
6 paper cups (3 ounce size)
6 wooden ice-cream sticks

 

Beat yogurt and pudding and pie filling (dry) with wire whisk or hand beater until smooth. Spoon into six 3-ounce paper cups; insert wooden ice-cream sticks in center of yogurt mixture in each cup. Freeze about 4 hours or until firm. Peel off paper cups before serving.

 

1 pop: Calories 95 (Calories from Fat 0); Fat 0g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 2mg; Sodium 290mg; Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 4g.

 

From “Betty Crocker’s Best of Healthy & Hearty Cooking.” Text Copyright 1998 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

Baked Halibut with Tomatoes and Spices

 

From Betty Crocker’s Best of Healthy & Hearty Cooking

Makes 4 servings

 

 

1 large onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 jalapeno chiles,seeded and chopped
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
4 halibut steaks or other lean fish steaks, about 1 inch thick (about 2 pounds)
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

 

 

Heat oven to 350Ā°. Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Cook onion, garlic and chilis in skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until onion is tender; reduce heat. Stir in remaining ingredients except fish steaks. Simmer uncovered over low heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Arrange fish in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 11x7x1 1/2 inches. Spoon tomato mixture over fish. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork. Sprinkle with cilantro.

 

 

1 Serving: Calories 245 (Calories from Fat 30); Fat 3g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 120mg; Sodium 370mg; Carbohydrate 11g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 45g.

 

 

From “Betty Crocker’s Best of Healthy & Hearty Cooking.” Text Copyright 1998 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved

 

Chicken and Tortellini Salad

 

 

 

From Betty Crocker’s Best of Healthy & Hearty Cooking

 

 

Makes 4 servings

1 (8-ounce) package cheese-filled tortellini noodles
1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or turkey (about 8 ounces)
1/3 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups bite-size pieces of Salad greens (spinach, leaf lettuce, romaine)
1 small red bell pepper or green, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

 

 

Cook tortellini as directed on package; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain. Mix tortellini and chicken in large bowl. Shake wine, oil, lemon juice, tarragon, sugar, salt and pepper in tightly covered container. Stir into tortellini mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Toss tortellini mixture with salad greens and bell pepper just before serving.

 

1 Serving: Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 70); Fat 8g (Saturated 4g); Cholesterol 30mg; Sodium 220mg; Carbohydrate 31g (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 15g.

 

 

 

From “Betty Crocker’s Best of Healthy & Hearty Cooking.” Text Copyright 1998 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

He Calls Me Amma! :)

 

 

Awww, so cute. My grandson is talking away now. I sure wish I hadĀ $1 every time he has said “Dadda!” LOLĀ  He’s always wanting Daddy. šŸ™‚

 

However, he calls me Amma now. Isn’t that sweet??!! I love it. =)

 

 

You know what he does now? lol

 

When he’s at the house, he will hide behind our couch and then calls out “Amma”Ā  so I can “go find him” of course!!

 

 

Daddy has been playing Hide and Seek with him. Ā He’s such an awesome dad. =)

 

When Daddy was in his early teens, Amma sure wondered exactly how he would be as an adult. Hmm, was there ever any question???? LOL

 

YES!! I just have to admit that!! ANOTHER LOL…

 

 

I guess we all go throughĀ it, and it’s just human nature to wonder. šŸ˜‰

 

Here are a couple of pics I wanted to share below