Saturday, July 24, 2010

World's Best Breakfast

This is the most fabulous breakfast you will EVER eat. Even my husband loves it... and hey, as far as breakfasts go, it's practically calorie free. Because of my garden, it only cost me pennies to make.

Here is what you need:

Various veggies and herbs. I chose a squash, and half of a bell pepper. Also, I think that is oregano. I also LOVE to use cilantro and avacodo or pesto . BUT I have to BUY (oh horror of horrors) the cilantro and the pine nuts to make the pesto..and that requires going to the store.
When I must do so, I find myself greatly resenting it. So yes, I do not eat it with cilantro/avacado or pesto as often.

(Hey, living out of the garden gives me more money for cute shoes! woot-woot!!)

I added a tomato but he was an afterthought and missed the photo op.

Here is the deliciousness muddling in the pan:

Hrmm. For the calorie conters;
bell pepper-5
olive oil-39
Cheese-69(supposing that is a cubic inch)
and I'm not psycho enough to count the calories in those oregano leaves!

That is a grand total of 214 calories! AND it is FILLING and delicious!!

I do NOT count calories this obsessivly!!!
But... maybe I should so I could quit complaining about muh belly!

If I were cooking this for my husband I would add some sliced lunch meat, more veggies, another egg. This is one of his favorite breakfasts.

Time to eat!

Everyone get a good laugh at my attempt to be fancy and lets move on.

FANCY is not an adjective you can use to describe this gal.

I used to have a cup that matched that plate but I threw it away for the good of my husband to make room for some dishes that he wanted to keep.
I love my husband but i still regret throwing away that cup :(

Oh, here is the best website for calorie counting:
All this talk about calorie counting lately has got me thinking I should start.

Think you will try this? What is YOUR favorite 'skinny' breakfast?

Friday, July 23, 2010


John 14:17
The Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.

God is truth and it is revealed to us in the Bible. We must seek him for truth, for answers. This world, people's advice, and our emotions are flawed.

"You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free".

Here is one truth we should always remember.

We can find freedom in knowing that we were created by a loving heavenly Father who knows what is best for us.

Even in the tough times. He allowed them into my life to teach me a lesson.

Even my mistakes that brought consequences, he can turn around for the good.

When I am in a valley I will remember to ask, "What do you want me to learn from this?"
"How can this situation grow help me to grow?"

2 Samuel 2:6
And now the LORD shew kindness and truth unto you...


Psalm 91:4
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

What types of things does the truth set YOU free from?

Post inspired by my Mother

My devotions today

Isaiah 55
Come all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.

Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?

Listen, listen to me and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

Give ear and come to me; hear me that your soul may live. ...
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts.

Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have MERCY on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are our ways my ways, "

Lord, help me to remember what truly matters and to seek those things each day. Help me to turn from my evil thoughts and actions and live by my new identity which is in you.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind. ...

Help me, remind me to grasp the sound mind that you have given me, and to rebuke the fearful, troubling thoughts that could discourage me from my walk with you.

LORD, I accept your freely given pardon. Help me not to doubt. Because by doubting, I am calling you a liar!
Help me this day to walk in my new identity, which is a child of the Most High King, Lord of the universe.
I am a cracked pot Lord. Mold me and make me into the beautiful, perfect vessel that you want me to be. My mind has been twisted and distorted by things of this word, breath on me, form me into what you created me to be.
Your desires for me are much higher than where I am at. I thank you for revealing the thing that is holding from growing, my reluctance to read the Bible daily, my fascination with things of this world that do not honor you, and my indulgence of FEARFUL, DOUBTFUL, DISCOURAGING thoughts that are not from you, but from Satan who wishes to keep me in a state of defeat.
I love you LORD. Help me to love you with my WHOLE heart. Most high God, creator of everything. Apart from you there is nothing, no beauty, no goodness, no lasting joy. Thank you for the gift of your son and the assurance of salvation.
Praise God!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

10 Minutes With Anyone

Q: If you had ten minutes alone with anyone in the world, past or present, who would you choose?

I would talk to Paul. As the greatest missionary that ever lived, he is my spiritual Hero. I would also talk to Enoch because I want to know about his experience of 'walking with God'.

I am so thankful that as a child my parents raised me to look to Christian leaders and missionaries; real people who did real things; as my heros instead of sports stars or celebrities. That is one of the greatest gifts they gave me.
Corrie Ten Boom, David Livingston, and Florence NIghtengale are also heros of mine. Oh, and Sojurner Truth and Clara Barton :) Those are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head. Does that tell you anything about me?

Who is your spiritual hero, living or dead?
What character from the Bible do you look up to or identify with?
Who is your hero of the moment?

My hero of the moment is my neighbor's Daddy who is mowing our grass!!! Yeah Yeah!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Word Vomit and Living Above

I praise God because he is creating in me a spirit that HATES what is evil.

I used to try to live by that verse, whatsoever is lovely, pure, of good report... etc..

but now I find myself LOVING those things naturally, and HATING what is not good, lovely, pure, of good report.

Gossip used to be a tasty morsel. I used to love to know bad things about people. Now I cringe when I hear something negative. I don't want my image of somebody to be ruined in that way.

For example, an acquantance of mine recently told me of a couple who was having serious marital problems.

Instead of relishing this tasty morsel, I was horrified to learn such a thing. Why would I want to know that!

I'm going to have to limit my communication with this friend because she is a constant outflow such vomit.

I thought I would NEVER get to this point. Yes, I still get tempted to talk about somebody... and I still let things slip. But now that I have a hatred for it, it's so much easier to avoid! Praise God!

With the Holy Spirit guiding my thoughts, there is another level of joy that I experience. A joy that is not impeded by the negative information and attitudes around me.

MY first step to acquiring this joy? Turn off the TV. :)

Seriously, After a couple of weeks of not watching TV, I flipped it on, and could not believe the amount of negativity I was subjecting myself to. It's so much easier to enjoy life, our family, God's creation when not constantly subjected to all that negativity.

Praise God!

Leave me some comments!
Do you consciously try to filter what you allow in your mind?
Thoughts? Advice? Stratigies?

Journal Theme?

I was going to make this a military wife blog, but quickly realized that would be a ridiculous endeavor. I don't give a flying poo about the military. I do not readily claim the title of "military wife". I'm just a wife.

Above that, I'm a child of God.

So that will be the theme of this journal.

I have another journal:, where I have ranted faithfully since the tender age of 17. Unfortunately, Blogspot has become more popular, so here I am. (Baaahhh, Baaaahhh :)

It will be nice to have access to the posts of family and friends!

Now that I have gone to all the work to create this blog, It sure would be nice to know how to do a search for my loved ones on here! Help me somebody! How do you find folks?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What makes me a different sort of wife?

To understand why I am not the average military wife, you would have to have a good picture of a military wife to compare me to. As you can imagine 'Army Wives', while an entertaining show, is not a true to life depiction of a military wife!
I have many things in common with the average military wife. I share their homesickness, the lonely nights, but not the intense pride for my husband's chosen career. My pride is in my husband and not his career. My husband has the absolute worst job in the Air Force. Furthermore, having been enlisted myself, I have seen the best and the worst of the military and I don't glamorize the military life.
I hope that these sentiments, along with my faith in God, love and faithfulness to my husband, and believe in the genuine good will of my fellow military wives, can give me the objectivity to expound upon topics with a positive and compassionate attitude.
I'm afraid I've painted a dreary picture so far! I'm a very positive person over-all but due to the difficulties of my husband's job, I've never been able to cast the military in the positive light it deserves!
What difficulties? I won't bore you with those. Positivity! That's what this journal is about!