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As for Me and My House

This (blurry) photo that I took last week of my son standing there with his friend’s arm around him warms my heart. I don’t know why they were standing there like that, but it spoke volumes. You see, there is still good in this world. Love still trumps all things. I am finding it easier now-a-days to want to watch the news or read the back and forth of FB and let my heart get bitter; However, I know without a shadow of a doubt there is a better way ~ grace, love, peace, hope, and prayer.

My friends, we can’t fix everything, but we can begin in our homes. We can begin to let the power of God mold and shape us. We can be an example to our children, who are watching. (I often here my son repeating the things he hears me say to his friends. His view of this world is coming from mine and my husband’s views).

Think about this today: By the power of the Holy Spirit, we get to align out hearts with God’s. We get to walk so close to Jesus that people around us see Him through each of us. There is still goodness in this world because GOD IS GOOD! We can proclaim with boldness….”AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!

Crock-pot Thursday

Ok, I have to confess something…….Cooking is not my favorite thing in the world. However, throughout the years I’ve come to appreciate the value of placing a hot meal on table for my family. Not to mention, taking the time to prepare a meal saves MONEY. So, here is my first entry for “What’s for dinner”. Enjoy!

If you have easy to prepare meals or crock-pot meals you would like to share, please email them to me:)

Sweet And Sour Beef Over Rice (crock-pot)

2 pounds boneless chuck
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2 T. butter or margarine
1 T. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 cup water
1 tsp. salt/ pepper to taste
4-6 carrots diagonally sliced

Cut beef into 1-inch cubes. Mix together flour, salt, and pepper and place cubes in mixture. In a skillet, heat margarine and olive oil and brown beef cubes. Place browned beef in crock-pot. Add remaining ingredients except for carrots. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours. Add carrots and cook on low 1 and half hrs or on high for 30 minutes. Serve with rice.

* I usually double or triple this recipe so I can have plenty of leftovers. It is also make good  BBQ beef sandwiches.
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