It is winter here and although it does not get cold enough to snow here in Perth, temperatures in single digits (Celsius) makes us want something warm and comforting for dinner. I wanted to make something with a mix of veggies in it, and not too heavy. When I looked in the fridge and realised I had quite a few odds and ends left over from previous meal preps (I had made some Mexican themed burritos earlier and had left over corn and beans from it), I decided to use them and add in some other veggies I had in … Continue reading Carrot Corn Pea Bean Spinach Soup
Proverbs 3:3-4 “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck,write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favour and a good name in the sight of God and man.” These two verses were kind of stuck with me for a few days, beautiful verses with a promise. And as I dwelt on them, I learnt, was reminded, was blessed and eager to share. Love – we are all feeling the need for the world to show and experience a little more love these days. I do think for us followers of Jesus, knowing … Continue reading What is Engraved on your Heart?
Smoothies are my favourite way of ensuring that I have my daily intake of healthy fruits and veggies. I wanted to have a smoothie rich in vitamins and drinking it made me feel like I am feeding my body such goodness. The weather here down under is colder and as such it is a good time to load up with some extra vitamin c and other nutrients. This smoothie has just five ingredients – two fruits and 2 greens with milk. I love banana and they are such a good addition to any smoothie, in addition to the health benefits, … Continue reading Citrusy Green Smoothie
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” (Acts 16:3a) Acts 16:16-38, is a dramatic and power filled passage of scripture. We get to see the Power of God, the Freedom through His grace, the Power of Praise, the Purpose of some Events God using man for His plans despite one’s failings and the Obedience of the men of God. Paul and Silas were in Philippi and it is here that they encounter a slave girl who was demon possessed. The story reveals that she followed them and kept shouting that these men were servants of the most … Continue reading Set Free
1 Peter 1:3-7 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade – kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds … Continue reading Life with a Living Hope
Acts 11:26b “The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.” I identify myself as a Christian, but have noticed that over the past years have always leaned towards further clarifying that I am a “follower of Jesus”. As I reflected on my insistence on elaborating what kind of Christian I am, I realised that it does stem from experiences and interaction with people both within and without my family circle who identify themselves as Christian but are far from reflecting any Christ like behaviour in their everyday life. And I found that when I gave my life to Jesus and … Continue reading Christian – Social identity or Spiritual reality?
Smothered in a lovely creamy garlic sauce this recipe is bursting with flavour. It is simple and easy to make and so delicious. I used fresh garlic and plenty of it. Spinach and the sundried pesto add lovely flavour. I used skinless Barramundi fillets, we as a family love it, but you can use any fish of your choice. I did season it with salt and pepper in the beginning and seared the fish so that it would not break up and also gives it a beautiful golden colour. Fish does cook really quick so while doing this step of … Continue reading Barramundi in Creamy Garlic sauce
At a time when we see an uproar calling for respect, fairness and equality for all, it is a good time to also reflect and think about prejudices we as followers of Christ can have which can bleed through in a subtle manner in our everyday behaviour. As I read Acts 10, I was drawn to reflect on subtle prejudices we can harbour that may come out to people who have a different faith, who worship differently than us, who grew up in a different culture or those who make lifestyle choices that go against our grain of faith. In … Continue reading Faith without Prejudice
In light of all that has been happening, although distressing to watch, silence is not an option. I do not claim to understand the degree of hurt and the depth of emotion involved, but I share in the cause for racial discrimination to stop. Genesis 1:27 “God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” God made us all in His image and equal, then why find it so easy to discriminate. He breathed life the same into each one, then why find it so easy to deem … Continue reading Enough
Today we will look at a powerful prayer in the book of Acts. It can be read in its entirety in Acts 4:23-31 In the first half of chapter 4, we read that Peter and John were preaching the gospel and performing great miracles when they were brought before the Sanhedrin and threatened to stop teaching and healing in the name of Jesus. The Sanhedrin wanted to go beyond just threatening Peter and John but they did not, because the people were praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had witnessed. So, they were given a stern warning and … Continue reading Power in Prayer