Chocolatey Banana Loaf

Today I share a yummy Banana loaf that is filled with some chocolatey goodness. It has got a combination of chocolate chips and melted dark chocolate in it. If a Healthier Banana bread is more your thing, you can check my recipe here. How I ended making this – I started with the intention of making a standard banana loaf, I did have plenty of very ripe bananas that I wanted to use up. And as I was getting all the ingredients together, I realised that I had only about ½ cup of chocolate chips when the recipe called for … Continue reading Chocolatey Banana Loaf

It’s not all about Me

I have been reading the book of 1 Samuel. King Saul was jealous of David and wanted to kill him. David flourished in all that he did, the Lord’s favour was upon him. The latter half of this book details David fleeing from King Saul, David and his men hiding out moving from place to place so Saul and his men cannot get to them. During David’s time in the wilderness he did not make it all about him but surrendered to God’s plans, purposes and timing. God’s divine protection in your wilderness moments We read of David and his … Continue reading It’s not all about Me

Fruitilicious Smoothie

I have got another yummy, cool and colourful smoothie that I would like to share. This is a fruit rich smoothie and what I mean by that is that there are just 4 different fruits in it with a dash of honey and nothing else. Very simple isn’t it, and the taste is just absolutely lovely. This is just great for breakfast. I made this for myself, but hubby had a taste and decided that he would like to have one too, he is usually not a big smoothie person so that was a yay for me. The four fruits … Continue reading Fruitilicious Smoothie

Rest your Gaze on God

More often than not, we are inundated with all the wrong and misery happening in the world. How much ever we filter what we watch, we cannot deny the ever-present awareness of the state of crumbling humanity when it functions outside of God. It is at these times more than ever I need to be reminded that God is good and that He is Sovereign. And in the midst of all this chaos, we do not want our graze transfixed on all that seems to be hurtful and wrong because it shifts our focus from the goodness of God. And … Continue reading Rest your Gaze on God

‘Be Still’ – Profound and Purposeful Action

Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” What a powerful and comforting verse. I have been coming back to this verse and soaking this in for the last few days. This week I was not feeling very fighting fit in a spiritual and emotional sense and I just needed to be reminded that God is with me and for me every single day. I have read and re-read this verse and allowed it to minister to me. There is nothing more powerful and comforting than the word of God to minister to your … Continue reading ‘Be Still’ – Profound and Purposeful Action

Is Partial Obedience to God Obedience to Him at all?

God anoints Saul as king through Samuel(1 Samuel 9). Saul experiences God quite profoundly during his years as King and has a godly prophet in Samuel who guides, instructs according to God’s word and prays for him. And yet in 1 Samuel 15 we read that Saul did not obey God as he should and God rejects him as king. Reading Saul’s story made me dwell on the question – Is Partial Obedience to God obedience to Him at all?   1 Samuel 15 begins with Samuel sharing God’s message to Saul. The Lord was going to punish the Amalekites … Continue reading Is Partial Obedience to God Obedience to Him at all?

Spicy Baked Chicken Strips

Today I am sharing an easy and quick to make chicken recipe. It is a one bowl kind of recipe; the chicken is cut into the desired size and shape and pretty much mixed with the marinade and then popped into the oven. It is a reasonably healthy dish as it is baked and only a limited amount of oil added to the marinade. It goes great with some Turmeric rice, salad or even some roast veggies. The spice comes in from the addition of sriracha, which is a hot sauce. If you do not have sriracha, you can use … Continue reading Spicy Baked Chicken Strips

A Direct call from God – Gideon

We are introduced to Gideon in Judges 6. This was a time when the Israelites were oppressed by the Midianites, Amalekites and others. They had their crops and livestock continuously looted and the Israelites often hid out in the mountains to survive. The people eventually did cry out to the Lord. He sends them a prophet to remind them that they did evil in the eyes of God, disobeyed Him, worshipped other gods and basically had turned their backs on Him. In verse 11, we read about Gideon hiding in a winepress and threshing wheat. An angel of the Lord … Continue reading A Direct call from God – Gideon

Only God be our King

In 1 Samuel 8 we read about the Israelites demanding Samuel for a king. Samuel served the Lord for quite a few years and was getting old. He appoints his sons as judges for Israel. Samuel was a godly man, but judges were appointed not by men but by God and the role of being a judge for the nation of Israel did not pass on between generation to generation of the family. In verse 3 of the chapter we read that Samuel’s sons did not follow the ways of God, and yet Samuel appointed them as Judges. Samuel excused … Continue reading Only God be our King

Easy Tuna Rice Bean Salad

Today I share a very simple and healthy lunch idea. This is easy to put together, filling and nutritious. I use tuna in this recipe, I always have canned tuna at home and it can be used to make something delicious without going into too much effect especially if time is of concern. Fresh cucumber is a lovely addition adding crunch and volume. Corn and black beans are amazing nutrition wise and quite filling. You can use either kidney beans or cannellini beans if you do not have black beans at hand. I used basmati rice this time. But you … Continue reading Easy Tuna Rice Bean Salad