Sunshine Blogger Award

I am excited to share that I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by not only one but two wonderful people. I have been nominated by Purple Rose and Cindy Dawson, a huge thank you to both of them for nominating me, you guys are awesome. Cindy Dawson has a heart for God and her posts are inspirational and encouraging. Do check out her blog. Purple Rose shares her thoughts, life experiences and her heart through her writings in a very real and honest way. Do check out her blog. The Sunshine Blogger Award is peer recognition for … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award

A Father Celebrates and a Brother Grumbles

This post is a continuation of the parable of the lost son, the first part of the parable can be found here. Today we will dig deeper into the father’s and brother’s response to the return of the prodigal son. The Heart of the father (Luke 15: 20-24) Verse 20 says “while the son was a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him, ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” 1. The father sees him from a distance – indicating that he watched and waited for his return … Continue reading A Father Celebrates and a Brother Grumbles

It is Never too Late

Found in the gospel of Luke 15:11-32, the Parable of the Lost son is a touching and well-remembered story of a father’s love for His wayward son. Jesus used parables to illustrate a spiritual point and this parable along with the parable of the lost sheep and the lost coin was said in response to the question by the Pharisees, “Why does Jesus sit with sinners and tax collectors.” Jesus, here teaches us that God the father, loves each and every one of us and that HE longs to bring everyone into HIS kingdom. This parable teaches us that God … Continue reading It is Never too Late

Avocado and Coriander Spread/Dip

This quick and fresh recipe is so easy to put together and makes for a great dip or spread. I love having this on Toast or with Quesadillas or tacos. This definitely is a relative of guacamole. Avocados are so good for us, rich in vitamins and minerals and full of the good fats. Jalapenos add the required heat, the avocados and sour cream give the dish its lovely creaminess. You can opt for Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. The coriander adds amazing flavour and freshness along with the lemon. The pistachios add a lovely flavour and you can … Continue reading Avocado and Coriander Spread/Dip

Encounter with Jesus

Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralysed Man (Luke 5:17-26) “One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralysed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus.  When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles … Continue reading Encounter with Jesus

Pear and Pecan Loaf

This loaf is easy to make and so tasty. This is a yummy way to use up any extra pears you have at home. The Pear and Pecan complement each other so well. It is great as a brunch or breakfast bread. The cinnamon and nutmeg take the flavours to another level. I chopped the pear into small pieces, but you can choose to grate instead. The Pecans are roughly chopped as I like to bite into bits of pecan. This does freeze really well. And can also be made into muffins. Ingredients Vegetable oil – ½ cup Caster Sugar … Continue reading Pear and Pecan Loaf

Focused Faith

Jesus Walks on the Water (Mathew 14:22-33) Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and … Continue reading Focused Faith

Healthy Pear Spinach Smoothie

This is another one of my healthy smoothies. It is packed with fruits, greens and milk that provide vitamins, Iron and calcium which makes this an ideal breakfast for those who don’t have time for a sit-down breakfast. Can also be had after your workout. Any milk of your choice can be added. I use regular low-fat milk as I like the taste and it also contains a decent amount of protein and calcium. I have also made this with Almond milk. Almond milk is lower in carbohydrates than regular milk but it does not naturally contain calcium, so if … Continue reading Healthy Pear Spinach Smoothie

Not Without Effect

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” (1 Corinthians 15:10). As I read this verse, I found myself pondering over Paul saying that who and what he is now, is only because of God’s grace and that gift of Grace on him has not been wasted, it has not been without effect. Grace is unmerited favour that we receive from God. It is something that is not earned. Paul did … Continue reading Not Without Effect

Homemade Woodfired Pizzas

Nothing can beat a well-made woodfired pizza, and being able to make one at home is just so satisfying. I have used this recipe and made pizzas in a regular oven prior to having a woodfired oven. It still comes out great but obviously will not have that woodfired flavour. My husband was obsessed with having a woodfired oven, we finally got one in December last year. After a few tries to hone our woodfired pizza skills, we braved making it for guests. Every year in late December or early January we invite a few neighbours and have a neighbourhood … Continue reading Homemade Woodfired Pizzas