Sunday, August 15, 2010

Monster Cookies

I am sitting hear listening to it pour down rain outside and making Monster Cookies for our Dave Ramsey class tonight. As I was mixing the ingredients together for these cookies I began to make an analogy. If you only take one ingredient it does not make a cookie but if you take several ingredients and blend together it makes a delicious, mouthwatering cookie. I love Monster Cookies, jus sayin. Any way, isn't that just like our God, he takes just little ol me and mixes it with the ingredients of his spirit, such as(love, peace, joy, longsuffering, patience, gentleness, kindness meekness etc.) you get the picture and makes us into something sweet and wonderful for his kingdom. Monster cookies would not be good without the sugar, butter, m&ms, peanut butter, oatmeal etc., My prayer today is that you would just let Jesus mix you all up with some of his ingredients so that you can become "Monster Cookies" for his kingdom. Not literally, but that we would bring about a sweetness to his kingdom and to his work. I for one am having to work on this to let the fruits of his spirit become more evident in my life and that I would live a life that is pleasing to my heavenly father.

Easy Monster Cookies

1 pouch Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (1 1b.1.5 oz) pkg.
1 pouch Peanut Butter Cookie Mix ( 1 1b. 1.5 oz) pkg.
1 1/2 cup quick Cooking Oats
1 cup butter, margarine softened
3 eggs
2 cups M&M's

Mix all ingredients together and bake 375 for 12-13 minutes.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cloudy but Sonshine always shines through

I know I have not posted in a while so here I am. School has started back and that means my job as a School Secretary has just gotten extremely busy. I love my job and the people I work with although it is an extremely stressful job. I feel like a huge rubberband some days when I am stretched in 100 different directions. My goal this year is to not take ownership with things I have no control over. I tend to be a perfectionist so I have a bent to take on too much. I think many women are like this but guess what ladies, God did not intend for us to go it alone. I try everyday to keep my heart and mind pointed to the cross. Sometimes the clouds get in the way but the Son always shines. It is my prayer that I let his grace abound through me everyday and learn that there are some mountains that are just not worth dying on. I am at a point in my life where I do not have the pressures of small children running around, but I think so many times we just replace that with other pressures. God has not given us a spirit of fear but of a sound mind and that is what I am working on these days. Just me and God working on keeping my life on a steady pace to the cross. It is not easy some days but I pray I keep striving to live a life that is pleasing to him and having fun in the process.