Faith

Steadily and Confidently. -today’s Bread.

How many times have you said to yourself or out loud to others, “Gosh, where did the time go?  Gosh, the year went by so fast!, or, “Man, so much to do, but, so little time!”.  And, we all know why we say that!  Because we are always on the go!  Our list of “duties” is never ending.  And, if you deal with anxiety, then, whew…”If I don’t keep on moving along down my list, then, the anxiety is going to kick in, and, who wants that?!”

But, you know what?  When we remain constantly on the go, we’re missing out on the every day “conversations” that we could be having with Papa.  You know, the guy that gives us strength, focus, confidence.  Whoa.  The Tortoise and the Hare fable just came to mind.  ;).  Maybe it really is the ‘slow and steady’ that really do win the race.

Our “duties”, if you will, aren’t going away, but, as we move through our days and tackle our responsibilities, are we doing them with grace…with peace…and, steadily?  They will get done.  They always do.  It would be silly to miss out on Papa’s signs that help us as we are having to make the hundreds of daily decisions.  The more we LISTEN, the more we “obey”, the more rewards we’ll reap…we’ll have the confidence needed to successfully manage ourselves while on our path.  We’ll be more conscientious of our choices and more certain of what needs to get done, the steps that are needed to take, the turns to make and/or the stillness that is required at a particular moment(s).

Do you take the time to remain still in between “duties”?  Let His love and power be heard, please.  He’s the one to provide the answers we’re looking for.

Your friend,

Lisa

P.S.

Please do not let too many people’s opinions affect your decision making too much.  We really ought to listen to The One and Only.  He really does know what’s best.

 

Psalm 46:1 – 11     The Lord Almighty is with us, the God of Jacob is our fortress.

“Heavenly Father, we bring our noisy lives and our cluttered minds to You so that we can learn to be still and know that You are God.”

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Blueberry Muffins, Vegan Style!

Hi, friends!  Just made these and, they are yummeeee!…light, fluffy, a little bit of crunch, yet smooth…all at the same time.  🙂
Vegan Blueberry Muffins
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 160 kcal
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup plant-based milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1½ – 2 cups fresh blueberries
Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a muffin tin with baking cups and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine soy milk and apple cider vinegar. Set aside to allow milk to curdle.
  3. In a larger bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. Mix together sugar, canola oil, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Add soymilk/vinegar mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the dry ingredients until well incorporated. Be careful not to overmix – a few lumps are okay. Fold in blueberries.
  5. Spoon into muffin tins, filling each cup about ¾ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Remove from heat and allow muffins to cool before removing from pan.

Love,

Lisa

www.mydarlingvegan.com

Faith

How Surprisingly Quick It Can Change! ~Today’s Bread.

Isn’t it so nice knowing that Papa is with us every step of the way, even though it feels like we’re all alone?  This gives us reassurance and hope, doesn’t it?  It gives us that little extra push to stay strong, focused and drawn to the light.  The darkest times of our lives really are only temporary, so we have to remain on the ride that will eventually bring us joy and fulfillment.

Look at it this way…Our lives are like light bulbs turning on and off.  Sometimes we feel bright and shiny and other times, well…not so much.  When we apply grace in each and every one of our “moves”/decisions it helps us to remain calm and patient.  Papa always shows himself at just the right time.  Miracles happen.  And, He really does answer prayers.  It is our job to JUST KEEP THE FAITH.  Period.

It wasn’t until my late twenties, early thirties, that I really began “tuning in” and paying attention to God’s miracles, big and small and all those in between.  There is constant communication going on between the Big Guy and us if we choose to take the time to analyze our experiences and situations that we go through and then take the time to analyze which ones bring upon joy and happiness versus…:(.

One thing is for sure, and, through my readings and watching YouTube videos, is that when we begin talking about a certain something or someone and when a smile naturally happens and we feel awakened, then, we ought to nurture that thought or someone.  This or these gives us a focal point, sorta speak, to help us through our darkest times.

It would be a shame to do the latter…to exert our energies towards things or people that deplete us, that are out of our control and that don’t awaken our truest, most authentic selves.

I love you.  Our dark times are real and, are not going away, but, they are only temporary.  Papa is there to turn on our light.

~Lisa

Remember:  There’s a bright side to EVERY situation!  Stay there!

Esther 8:11 – 17     For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.

Our surprising God often shows His presence when we least expect Him.