April 26, 2019

You all have asked so here it is! This whole post is all about meal planning a month at a time and how I do it. It is a bit lengthy but if you are really looking to try it, I recommend watching the whole video. I will include the "cliff notes" version at the end with the printable resources that I promised.

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit down and learn all about how I meal plan for a month at a time. 

1) Look at your calendar and mark out important dates or times that might be hard to make a meal

2) Mark out the days of the week on a piece of paper. Use one line per day so you can mark down both breakfast and dinner

3) Find different categories for specific days of the week (Taco Tuesday, crockpot on Thursday, Meatless Monday...) 

4) Go through your pantry/freezer/fridge and mark down if there is anything you want to use and then search through pinterest or cookbooks for recipes to fit into these categories or use specific ingredients. 

5) As you write down what you will be eating...

April 21, 2019

The Resurrection

Read Matthew 28 

As Mary and Mary walked toward the tomb their intent was to tend to the body of Jesus but what they found instead was beyond their greatest hopes. Instead of being met with opposition from the soldiers as they approached the tomb of Jesus, the ladies were greeted by an angel with the same words that were spoken to the soldiers on the night of Jesus' birth, "Do not be afraid!"  Rather then bearing news of the long awaited birth of the Savior, the angel was there to announce that Jesus was no longer in the grave. He had risen from the dead just as He said He would. 

When Jesus rose from the dead, He conquered sin and death.

When Jesus came back to life, it also brought to life God's new creation kingdom into this fallen world and one day it will all be restored! (Rev 21:3-4)

"And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place[a] of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,[b] and God himsel...

April 20, 2019

The Burial

Read Matthew 27: 57-66 

In this passage of scripture we see the continuation of the story after Jesus has passed on the cross. We see that a wealthy man from Arimathea named Joseph went to Pilot to request the body of Christ. This act was one of sheer boldness as this identified Joseph as a follower of Jesus and also indicated that he still thought that Christ was the Messiah. Joseph stood in the gap and played a vital role in truly showing that Christ was the Messiah and that He did raise from the dead. After properly dressing Christ's body, Joseph had a large stone placed at the entrance of the tomb.v. 60 

 But the question is raised, if Joseph was a follower of Jesus, why didn't he speak up before Christ was crucified? Where was his boldness then? What gave him the boldness now? Joseph took the risk and presented himself before Pilot and requested the body of Jesus. Surprisingly, Pilot granted this request. So Joseph went about the task of properly caring for the deceas...

With Easter just days away, we want to take a few moments to bring you back to the cross to recount what happened leading up to the crucifixion, death, burial, and Resurrection of Jesus. But we don't want the journey to end there. We want to examine how these events in history not only impacted the people in Jesus' time but how it continues to change lives today. Join us over the next four days as we unpack the journey to the cross and beyond. 

The Crucifixion

Read: Mark 15:1-41 

When we read Mark 15, we read about Jesus being delivered to Pilot, the people's decision to crucify an innocent man (Jesus), the crucifixion, death of Jesus, and his burial. We read of the mockery, torture, and pain of a perfect and innocent man. The  son of God was treated as though He was a criminal. This is not how He deserved to be treated. The people should have been honoring Him as king and falling on their knees in worship. If we look back at Isaiah 11:1-9, we see that Jesus was promised as a Savior. He w...

April 12, 2019

The weather may be warming up where you are and maybe you are getting the itch to go running or perhaps you never stopped running through the colder months. In either case it is vitally important to make sure that you keep yourself safe while you are enjoying your run. 

Back a few years ago when we lived in Philadelphia, there was a story in the local news about a female jogger who was strangled while out for a jog at night. It definitely caught my attention and not only was I deeply saddened for the family of this lady, but I was stirred to step back and evaluate what I was doing to make sure I am safe while out running. Later on that week, it was released that the husband confessed to murdering his wife. It was not a random act of violence against a runner. In some ways it calmed my heart to know that this running accident was not a random act, but it broke my heart even more for the family. The runner left behind two teenage daughters. 

In my search for ways to be safer while out...

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