Ohmygosh ohmygosh! I don’t know about you, but February and March about kill me every year. Stay tuned cuz I’m working on something that I hope will sparkle the sox off us in March and carry us through. Meanwhile…
Two great books I’ve been reading…Highly recommend them both!
First, Jesus Outside the Lines: A way Forward for Those Who are Tired of Taking Sides by Scott Sauls. I love this fresh look at Jesus who won’t fit into our boxes. Here are some of the chapter titles:
Red State or Blue State?
For the Unborn or for the Poor?
Personal Faith or Institutional Church?
Money Guilt or Money Greed?
Affirmation or Critique?
Accountability or Compassion?
Hypocrite or Work in Progress?
Sexual Freedom or Chastity?
Hope Or Realism?
Self Esteem or God-Esteem?
“I am too conservative for liberals, and too liberal for conservatives.” – Everyone who follows the whole Jesus.
In Holding onto Hope, Nancy Guthrie uses her own personal story of grief as a prompt to look at the life of Job. There is an 8-week Bible study at the end.
This week I met with the leader of a local World Relief office to see how our church can help with sponsoring families, tutoring, providing legal clinics for refugees. I loved this story…
Many of you have probably seen this, but it’s such a day-brightener I just had to include it.
Lastly, a cozy, soooo easy stew for winter nights, or for sharing with a new mama or someone who just needs a meal!
4 Hour Beef Stew
In a large baking dish put:
- 2 lb. stew meat
- 1 medium onion cut up
- 1 stalk celery cut
- 6 carrots cubed
- 1 t. salt
- 2 TB sugar
- 2 Tb. tapioca
Sprinkle this over the meat and veggies. Add 1 can peas and 1 can condensed tomato soup (spread over top)
Cover tightly and bake @250 for 4 hours. Serve over Pillsbury canned refrigerator biscuits.
I pray you have a fabulous weekend with glimpses of God’s everyday graces.
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