He Is Alive

Happy Easter

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” - Matthew 28:1-10


Let’s get “religious”


“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” - James 1:27 (NIV)

There’s an image of the standard “religious” person: buttoned-up, church clothes, combed hair, bible in one hand, pious gaze barely registering the people around them. The image goes hand-in-hand with an old expression, “they’re so heavenly minded they’re of no earthly good.” 

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Crock Pot Ginger Lime Chicken

Crock Pot Ginger Lime Chicken with Cauli-Rice

I am SO excited about this recipe! After I had baby number seven some very sweet friends from MOPS organized meals for my family. One of those moms, Melissa, brought over the most delicious chicken and rice dish. She very sweetly gave me her recipe. I’ve taken that scrumptious dish and tweaked it just slightly to fit in with our Trim Healthy Mama plan. 

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Hot Cross Buns – made easy with Rhodes Bake-N-Serve Rolls

Hot Cross Buns made with Rhodes Bake-N-Serve Rolls

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot cross buns!

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with cranberries or raisins and marked with a cross design drizzled on the top. These tasty buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday. It’s never been easier to make a batch of these time-honored holiday favorites using Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls.

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Apple Cinnamon Bread – Trim Healthy Mama Style

Trim Healthy Mama Apple Cinnamon Bread (E)

When I first started Trim Healthy Mama, I (wrongly) thought I’d never have bread again. After fully reading through the book I realized I could indeed have bread and still lose weight! There are some wonderful homemade bread recipes in the Trim Healthy Mama book. Popular Trim Healthy Mama blogger Gwen of Gwen’s Nest has a fantastic cold-fermented bread recipe on her site. Cold fermenting the bread dough allows time for the yeast to naturally break down and consume a lot of the carbohydrates in the dough, creating a low-carb bread with a delicious, developed flavor. 

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