Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Monday, March 25, 2013

{Caged} Protecting Your Heart

Guard your heart.. For me this is easier said than done. 
Do you have someone in your life that does more harm than good to you? Their words are toxic, their actions are harmful to your walk with the Lord, they don't respect your boundaries, they hurt you with no remorse.. I think we all have had someone or something in our lives that has caused major hurts. A wise friend said something that has stuck with me... as a child if you are abused you can't walk away from it, as an adult you have the choice to walk away. You are able to choose to stop the cycle, and toxicity. 
Though it may hurt, what is worse?? Being a treated in a way that makes you feel unworthy and unloved,{which is not the case, you are loved and worthy because Jesus died for you!! } or being able to walk away and pray for the person, and love them from afar. 
I know that it is so hard to make the decision to walk away from a person or situation that you love dearly, but are so hurt by. It's heartbreaking to know that in walking away you are hurting that person too. Maybe it will be the wake up call that person needs to realize that the way they treat is wrong, maybe you will never reconcile with that person, but they learn to treat others better... either way, protect your heart from those that aim to hurt you, cause self doubt, make you feel unworthy, or unlovable
Remember you are so loved by our creator!! You are a unrepeated miracle that has a purpose!! When those feelings of self doubt and worthlessness start to come over you, pray for the Lord to shield your heart and mind from the attacks. I've been praying daily to be so full of the Holy Spirit that Satan can't touch me. Does it mean that I don't have the self doubt, and feelings of worthlessness, but as soon as those thoughts come, the Lord reminds me that those are the lies of the great deceiver, and not the truth! The truth is that I am a child of God who is loved unconditionally, and so are you! And most of all remember this verse:
Romans 8:28
 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God—those whom he has called according to his plan.    
No matter how hurt you are now, the Lord will keep
His promise to make it for good. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Fling {Giveaway}

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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{Baking} Dangerously Delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My husband's favorite cookie is Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, but they have to be soft and chewy. So I tried the recipe on the Quaker Oatmeal box... but it was missing a few things... so I played a bit, and this is what I came up with. I make a least 3-4 batches of these cookies a week for him to take to work, and share with his co-workers. His love language is Acts of Service... but I think food should be considered a love language too!! I shared some of these amazing cookies with a friend, and she called them Dangerously Delicious.. hence the name. I hope you enjoy them!! 

1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces, or 115 grams) butter, softened {do not soften in the microwave}
2/3 cup (125 grams) light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour {I prefer unbleached}
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 1/2 cups (120 grams) rolled oats
3/4 cup (120 grams) raisins
1/2 cup walnuts (65 grams), chopped {optional}

Pre-heat oven to 350 

In the mixer bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, wisk together the rest of the ingredients, minus the raisins. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer bowl, and mix on medium speed. Add your raisins. 

I've learned that if you chill your dough before you bake it, it will create a softer cookie. So I chill for 5 minutes before I bake. 

Spoon the dough onto a well greased cookie sheet, bake for 7-9 minutes. Let cook on the cookie sheet for at least 2 minutes before you transfer to a cooling rack.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Getting my {Sewing} On!! Hostess Apron

I love to sew, but I hadn't had time to do it... 
But lately I've been on a sewing kick!! 
I made this Apron for my little princess, and I got such a great response from it, 
that I've decided to sell them!! 

As I make a new one, I will take pictures and create a pattern for it!!