An Oldie but a Goodie

An Oldie but a Goodie :)

an oldie but a goodie

Dear One,
I hope this weekend finds you well! I’ve been so busy this past season, I have not been blogging much.  I am enjoying my summer with my children and spending time in the Word. If it is one thing I have learned, it is to treasure the time with my children. As Solomon once said, there is a time for everything and I do not want to miss out on this part of my journey.
So, if I am a little scarce blogging this summer, that is why. Here’s a blast from the past …

Another Oldie but a Goodie

Here’s a yummy from my kitchen
Crock Pot Meatloaf
2 1/2 lbs ground lean hamburger
2/3 cup milk- I used 1%, you can use heavier milks
2 eggs
1/4 c fine chopped onion or 1/2t onion powder
1 c. bread crumbs or cracker crumbs
1t. sea salt
Mix the above in a bowl, the shape it into a loaf, set inside a crockpot. Then pat it down a small bit- leave in a loaf shape. Cook on low for 6 hours. Serve with potatoes, salad and HM bread.
After the meatloaf is done, you can fix a tomato sauce to go on top. I don’t because dh want to put bbq sauce on his. MIL puts a can of whole tomatoes on hers while the meatloaf cooks.
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Word Filled Wednesday-Abide in Him

 

Word Filled Wednesday-Abide in Him

Word Filled Wednesday, A Christian Mom Blog Hop

Dear Ones,

It is Word-Filled Wednesday once again. I hope you are spending time in the Word as well for you cannot read His love letter to you and have it leave you untouched for the better.  If you would like to join this blog hop, all you have to do is go to sign up to our linky and leave a comment! Be sure to grab a button to display on your blog as well!

 

I’ve been stuck in John 15 lately.

4  “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
5  “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. (NASB)

Abide. Dwell. This implies intimacy as one would have with a close friend or relative. If we are close with someone, we talk with them often. We share every little detail and event of our lives with them. This is what He desires from us. He loves us and we are in a relationship with the Redeemer.

We can do no thing without being close to the One who is our source.  We must stat attached to grow. As you spend time with your husband, you get to know him better.You learn his likes and dislikes, his habits and needs. You love him so you want to him happy and this makes you happy. As we spend time with our husband, we tend to know what they are thinking or going to say. We can finish each other’s sentences and we act like each other. We tend to behave like those we hang out with.

It is the same with our relationship with Christ. We will become more like Him as we spend more time with Him. Reading His Word and talking with Christ. Learning to listen to Him and walk in obedience comes naturally as we hang out with Christ.

It is all about Christ. It is all about relationship. It is time to grab your Bible, shut off the phone and get to know Him!

 

 

 

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My Trim Healthy Mama Journey

Trim Healthy Mama Journey

Trim Healthy Mama

From the Kitchen of Mrs A!

1  Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
2  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may approve what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Ro 12:1–2, NASB).

As many of you have known, I have been on a journey with the Lord to become whole in all manners. And lately, I have been convicted in a couple of manners. I am focusing today on both mind and body but these all come after my spiritual health.

Who am I?

I am first and foremost, His. He is my Beloved and he is mine. I must know my place in His kingdom, understand my identity is found in Him and everything else comes afterwards. This is true balance. And if I am not living in balance, my whole world will be off kilter.  And I find my priorities in His Word. This passage is a little hard for me to swallow. I have not been committed to the full in offering this area to the Lord. To present my body as a living and holy sacrifice is, for me, hard. It is complete surrender and that does not come natural for me. But, my heart’s desire is to be an acceptable offering to God and my life to be one of worship so… I am changing my mind and giving up my will and I know He will sustain me and help me as I walk out my obedience.

My Path on the Journey

I am jumping on the Trim Healthy Mama bandwagon…..kind of.  I am finding this to be a lifestyle that suits my likes, abilities and family. I need a lifestyle change, not a quick fix and this seems to be God’s answer to my prayers. I can easily adapt recipes to fit this way of eating and still feel like I’m satisfied. And I do not have a hard time eating every two-three hours. I already have given up sodas for water so that is enjoyable as well.

Do I fail? yes. But, I am learning that like all things of God, there is no condemnation and I will not allow this to be a legalistic endeavor either.  I have no problems ridding my diet of sugar and I do not have to rid my life of sweet tasting or fulfilling meals.

So, I thought I would share a simple recipe for you.

Mrs A’s Lamb Roast

1 Lamb Roast

I use seasonings from Costco called Organic, no salt seasonings. It has rosemary in it.

I cover it in seasoning, place it in a baking dish and add about an inch worth of water on the bottom. Cover with foil and cook at 400 degree oven for about 1 1/2 hours until it reaches 140 degrees. You could always have veggies cook on the bottom. We serve it with Quinioa and steamed broccoli.

It is really easy and my family LOVES it!

Be Blessed!

 

 

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Word Filled Wedneday, May 28

Word Filled Wednesday!

Word Filled Wednesday, A Christian Mom Blog Hop

 

Time for Word Filled Wednesday!  We would LOVE to have you join us each Wednesday to share what you are learning in the Word.   If you would like to join Kim of marmee’s pantry and I, Mrs A of AChristianMom.com, please sign up by visiting our Word Filled Wednesday Sign Up Page! And Do Not Forget to Grab the Button to add to your page!

 Are You A Mamma Bear?

Dear Ones,

Ever have to deal with being a ‘Mamma Bear”?  Oh, I have and it is not always a pretty picture.  I have a very protective streak when it comes to my family and rightly so, would you agree? That we mothers are given our families to nurture, protect, to love, to teach and when our family is threatened, our ‘claws’ can come out… is this a good thing? It can be. We see to it that they are well fed. We do not allow our precious ones to run out in the street to be harmed or injured. We want to hold onto them, we want to cling to them as if we are in any manner of control.

I am reading about Hannah and Samuel. Being  a mother of five, I cannot relate to the desperation she must have felt year after year trying to conceive a child only to have the “Lord close up her womb”. But, God. God heard her cry for He is the God Who Hears.  He honors the promise of a faithful heart and He gives her a child. She names him Samuel and she loves her son dearly. She made a promise to hand him over to Eli the Priest when he is weaned.  That he would be brought up with a Nazirite  vow and she was faithful to her promise. So, at the age of three, she takes him and hands him over never to bring him home again.

WOW! Talking about faithfulness!  She gave away her son to the LORD at the tender age of three or so knowing she  may never see him if only once a year and not as a mother and a son but that her son was being raised to serve God.  I have read this story many times and I have a hard time getting past this part. I cannot even imagine that kind of faithfulness. Could I literally give away my child? But, aren’t we called to do just that? In reality, our children are not ours but they are His. We are His servants, called to love them, to teach them of His grace and raise them to be disciples of the One True King. He is their Protector. He is their Provider. He is their Way to the Father. He made the same promise to our children that He made to us.

33  “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
34  “They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the LORD, “for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

New American Standard Bible: 1995 update. (1995). (Je 31:33–34). 

It’s time to be like Hannah. Time to give over the angst, the fear of failure, the fear of the unknown and hand them over to the God who wants to write on their hearts, His love and His covenant of grace.  No more need to be woman with the claws out ready to claw the boogy man but allow the King of Kings be our shelter.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

For all those who have served, For all who have lost loved ones, I honor you today. May God richly bless you. My family and I pray this over you and yours.

24  The LORD bless you, and keep you;
25  The LORD make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;
26  The LORD lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.’

New American Standard Bible: 1995 update. (1995). (Nu 6:24–26). 

 

May this day of remembrance be filled with joy, memories of your beloved and please know a thankful nation honors you today! From all of us at the Adams Home and Proverbs 31 Jewels Ministries.

 

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