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Roadside Wildflowers: The Battle of Faith →

stefaniebohde:

I’ve really been thinking a lot about the practice of faith lately. It’s easy to be faithful when we’re happy, when we’re getting what we want. But what about when our prayers feel impossible? When it seems easier to move a mountain or make it snow in the summer time? God still requires the same…

— 3 years ago with 1 note
Take-Me-Out-to-the-Ball-Game Soup

So I made this soup for dinner last night.  It was really good.  Next time however I would not use the “HOT” italian sausage…as the flavor over-powerd the soup a bit…still it was yummy!  I have some for lunch today too!  Low cal goodness!

 Take-Me-Out-to-the-Ball-Game Soup

 

WW Points: 4

Servings: 6

  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb raw turkey sausage, Italian variety, casings discarded, sausage crumbled
  • 16 oz sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, 3-5 min.  Add the sausage and cook, breaking up the sausage with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 8 min.
  2. Add the sauerkraut and broth; bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, until the sausage is cooked through, about 20 min.  Yields generous 1 1/2 cups per serving

— 3 years ago
#recipe  #soup  #weightwatchers  #points 
It's that time of year...Looking for a vacation? →

I was talking to my boyfriend last night about TravelZoo.com.  He had never heard of them before, so I thought I’d share the news!.  TravelZoo has some wonderful deals and they send out a weekly news letter with the deals from your area.  Totally worth signing up for.  Perhaps the email will come when you least expect it you’ll find a wonderful vacation to go on.  I’m up for a Mexico trip… anyone with me?  Fun in the Sun!

— 3 years ago
#travel  #funinthesun  #vacation  #mexico  #ireland 
"You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."
C. S. Lewis (via stefaniebohde)
— 3 years ago with 3 notes
"Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos. ~Charles M. Schulz"
— 3 years ago

I lost -1.6lbs this last week!  Finally moving in the right direction!  I hope to have the same or more of a loss next week!

— 3 years ago
Who knew such joy could come in small packages?!  These are my new fav cheat!  Only like 5 cals in each one!

Who knew such joy could come in small packages?!  These are my new fav cheat!  Only like 5 cals in each one!

— 3 years ago
"WAIT patiently and realise
that God is in control
As you RENEW your strength in Him
and once again feel whole -
You’ll MOUNT UP over obstacles
with the power of eagles’ wings,
You’ll RUN and not be wearied
by the challenges life brings,
You’ll WALK and not feel overwhelmed,
but stronger than before,
If you wait upon the Lord
till He renews your strength once more."
Wait Patiently a poem by Emily Matthews
— 3 years ago
Stress… why you bother me so…

I’ve been so stressed and run down lately….  Stressed over my 1/2 marathon….  Can I do it?  (Even though I know I can, I’ve done many) Stressed over weight loss that seems to be at a stand still…  I need to find my MoJo again…  Prayers please….for peace from all this noise in my head.

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  - Jeremiah 29:11-13

— 3 years ago