Pin of the Week #52- TV Shows

P.O.T.W.
Sorry for this being a day late. I might have to start seeing this blog as homework. I can’t watch my TV shows until my homework is done. I’m pretty sure that I’ve got my P.O.T.W. picked out for next week but that doesn’t help me for this week. Oh, I’ve got it! Since I’m getting distracted by TV shows I’m gonna show you guys why.

Here is my TV scheduled for this fall.

 I know, I know, there are way too many shows on that list, but remember, I don’t have children. My evenings are still free to do whatever I want (within reason). Most of the time I just catch up two to three days worth of shows in one evening.
I probably should start doing productive things like putting away my clean laundry or exercising in the living room. But our couch is really comfy. :)

-Dana

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Global Vision

Sunday's LessonHappy Monday Everyone!

Today I started my new job. I’m super excited to see what things God has planned for me.
Yesterday at church we got an update from our Global workers that we support. It was amazing to hear all the amazing things that God is doing in other countries. Something that I had forgotten about is how lonely global work can be.

Remember whenever you were a kid at camp, and it  was half way though. Remember how homesick you felt. Then you got a letter from home. Not only did you feel loved, but you felt like you finish the rest of camp. I feel that’s how global workers also feel. Whenever they get letters from home say that people are thinking of them and praying for them. It gives them the strength that they need to keep doing the work that they’ve been called to do.

If you have sent out workers then remember to pray for them or even write to them. Your one little bit of encouragement will mean the world to them! :)

-Dana

Pin of the Week #51- Handwritten Things

P.O.T.W.
Happy Wednesday!

Today was my last day at my job. I can say that I felt a weight lift off my shoulders. :) I just wish that my coworkers could feel the same.

For this week’s P.O.T.W. I’m bring you some cool hand writing goodness.

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Credit: The Grommet

I couldn’t find a picture for this one that would work but if you follow this link to Peachtree Playthings and it shows you the components of a letter.

Credit: InkyBug -Etsy

Credit: InkyBug -Etsy

So this turned out to be more about writing envelopes, but you wouldn’t want to have a sad looking envelope with your awesome handwritten letter. :)

-Dana

Submission and Suffering

Sunday'sSorry for the lateness of this post! And it’s just bullet points. I need to stop being lazy with these posts now that the fall tv shows are starting again. 

1 Peter 2:11-25

-We are called to be Priests.

-Priests minister to God and to His People.

-Even though we have the Holy Spirit, we still live in an evil world. 
-We are at war with an evil spiritual world system it’s evil ruler & his spiritual army and our own sin nature.

-We are called to shine like stars in the dark, night, sky. Not to blend in with the background.

-God is calling us to live holy lives in the midst of secular chaos.

-Self Denial not Self Indulgence

1. Our employment ought to be driven by a desire to please and obey God.
2. Our conduct should be based on principles.

3. It’s not unchristian to suffer. 

4. You can change jobs if you aren’t happy. You aren’t a slave to your job.

5. Don’t make your “individual rights” be what you’re know for.

Luke 9:23

Philippians 2:14-16

Matthew 5:16  

-Dana

Spiritual Privileges

Sunday's Lesson

Happy Monday Friends!

Yesterday’s lesson was from 1 Peter 2:4-10. This post is gonna be in outline form, sorry.

Our privileges as believers are :

  1. We get to come to Jesus any time we want. “As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—” 1 Peter 2:4                                                                 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16

2. We are being built into a spiritual house.   you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:5

3. As priests we get to offer spiritual sacrifices. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” Romans 12:1

 “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.  And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:15-16

Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.” Acts 10:4

As Christians we’ve been given distinguishing birth marks:

  1. A Chosen People.  For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.” Ephesians 1:4-6
  2. A Royal Priesthood.
  3. A People Belonging to God. “For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.” Deuteronomy 7:6            The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
  4. People who have received mercy. “Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”  1 Peter 2:10

Now that we know what that we’re privileged and distinguished, what do we do?

It’s very simple…Tell everyone about Jesus! “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 

-dana

Pin of the Week #50- Chocolate Chip Cookies

P.O.T.W.
Happy Wednesday to each and every one of you.

Today is happy day because I turned in my two weeks notice at work. I’m transferring from a pediatric clinic to a chiropractic clinic. I’ve been at my current job for almost three years so I think that it’s a good time to switch jobs because I start to get into a funk.

For this week’s P.O.T.W. I wanted to share a recipe that my mom has used for years and that I love to use as well. Chocolate Chip Cookies. I think that it was a Nestle recipe but I can’t remember. This is also my first time writing a recipe, so bare with me.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you’ll need:

1 Cup plus 2 TBSP -Flour

1/2 tsp -Baking Soda

1/2 tsp -Salt

1/2 Cup -Butter or Shortening (I’ve found that shortening makes softer cookies) (you probably could use coconut oil instead if you wanted)

6 TBSP -Sugar

6 TBSP -Packed Brown Sugar

1 Egg

1/2 tsp -Vanilla Extract

1 Cup -Chocolate Chips (I like having a lot more than one cup of chocolate chips in my cookies. Feel free to put however much or little that you want.)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.

2. In a small bowl combine: Flour, Baking Soda, and salt. Mix and set aside.

3. In a large bowl combine: Butter (or Shortening), Sugar, Brown Sugar, and Vanilla Extract. Beat until creamy. Add egg and continue to mix.

4. Gradually add in the flour mixture.

5. Mix Well.

6. Stir in Chocolate Chips.

7. Use a spoon to place dough on a cookie sheet. Or use your clean hands to form dough into balls and place on cookie sheet.

8. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. (If the cookies still look a little pale then you can leave them in the oven…I would keep a close eye on them though.)

You can place them on a cooling rack if you want but it’s not 100% necessary.

There you have it. A simple chocolate chip recipe that you can pull out and use on a rainy, sunny, or snowy day. :)

-Dana