Tuesday’s Treasures

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Things have been rough and very stressful the past few weeks.  I have been thinking that maybe someone has it out for me!  It has literally been one thing after another.  Not just little fires but big ones.  The kind that demand your attention right away so that you cannot do what you had intended to accomplish that day.  On these days or weeks I have to stand tall and secure so that nothing mentally or emotionally can move me. People who have a good spiritual life depend on God for the strength as he has enough for me as well as you!  I have to have hope the next day will be better.  Sometimes it isn’t, yet I feel that it is important to have hope.

I am learning in my Bible Study right now about how Love, Hope, and Faith are the most important things in our walk on this earth.  Keeping my eyes on The Lord is key.  When I take my eyes off of Him and focus only on People Places and/or Things that is when I get off track and definitely disappointed.  When I keep my eyes on God I may come out a bit scratched up yet I will be in one piece and full of peace and joy!

So here are a few sayings that I have either run into or re – run into.  That have made me stop and say ohhhh okay got it!  I remember now.

The Best is yet to come!!

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The Journey Doesn’t Have To Taste Bad

 

  ==Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken – Gluten Free==

4 – boneless skinless chicken breasts

4 – garlic cloves

4 Tbsp Dijon Mustard

2 Tbsp olive oil +1 1/2 tsp for the baking dish

1 tbsp. parsley flakes

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

freshly ground pepper and herbamere (or sea salt) to taste

 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and coat a baking dish large enough for the 4 chicken breasts to lay flat by brushing with olive oil.

In a small saucepan, heat 2 tbsps. of olive oil over medium low heat.  Add the minced garlic and stir, cooking until very lightly browned and tender.

Remove from heat and stir in maple syrup and mustard.  Add in the spices and stir.

Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish, sprinkle with herbamere and freshly ground pepper.  Cover chicken with the garlic mustard mixture.

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until there is no pink in the center.  Cooking time varies depending on the size of your chicken.

Enjoy!!  This has so much taste and if you love Garlic and Maple Syrup then this is your recipe!!

Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken

Ten Things of Thankful

This evening the Ten Things of Thankful is really a good exercise for me.  Most of my family is sick with this weird virus that is going around right now.  It always makes me feel better to put together a gratitude list.  I am hoping this helps.  It always seems when I get sick it throws me into a flare.  My legs seem to be bothering me the most this time. It is that horrible nerve pain at the surface of my skin.  Do not touch me, is my mantra when this happens.  I am hoping I will start to feel better in a couple of days.

I think this week since I am not quite up to Par I will mostly just be doing a list.

1.  I am Thankful that God has blessed me with Creativity to make something from nothing.

2.  I am Thankful for all the amazing gifts I received this year for Christmas.

3.  I am Thankful for my friends who stick beside me through thick and thin.

4.  I am Thankful for my Sister.  I think if we lived closer together we would be joined together at the hip.

5.  I am Thankful for a new printer I am sure I will be over my head with it yet I am excited to learn how it works.

6.  I am Thankful to be instructing one of our local MOPS Group to put together 3 Greeting Cards on Friday Morning.

7.  I am Thankful for a Warm Bed to sleep in.

8.  I am Thankful for Our Electricity this past year it hasn’t gone out but a couple of times for no more than an hour.

9.  I am Thankful for my three Beautiful Grandchildren and so proud of them as well!

10.  I am so so Thankful for my son and his wife who are so kind and loving to me.

Hopefully I will be feeling better next week and I will be more in the writing mood.

Tuesday’s Treasures

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Please enjoy this weeks Tuesday’s Treasures.  I am not going to say much as I really want these videos to speak for themselves.  They were very powerful for me.  I love listening to others testimonies and this Mandisa song testifies to me all of the time.  I have to remember that God made me an overcomer.  Not on my own yet with His help.  Actually I am helpless on my own and only muck things up!

 

 

 

Have an amazing week!

 

 

 

 

 

Stress – mas

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I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t stressed right now.  I am incredibly stressed.  Mainly because I still have all the millions of things to do yet, I am moving slower and getting fatigued sooner because of the FM.  I have been able to check a few things off of my list yet the accomplishment is short lived.  It doesn’t take long for me to look around and realize there is still enough to do that I may not get it all done.

I woke up this morning with the muscles in my shoulders and neck knotted up.  By 9:00pm tonight I am in an episode My muscles all over my body are knotted and stiff.  Tried to do a bit of stretches and this time it just made it worse.  My hope is it will be gone tomorrow.  It has happened before.  They are not charlie horsing so there is hope.  Even if it is better than today I will take it.

To be honest I think some of the stress comes from the fact that this time of year is not the best for me.  I think there has been too many  “Things” that have happened around the holidays.  Things growing up.  There was so many distractions from family while I was growing up.  I remember getting sick more years than not. No really!  The real getting sick.  I mean running a fever or throwing up kind of sick.  The psychosomatic type of sick.  I think I really wanted our family to spend more quality time together during the holidays.  It just didn’t seem to happen. It has taken me more years than I can count to break the cycle of getting sick the week of Christmas.  The only sad thing is that I have replaced the sick part with the stressed out part.

I know that what really needs to happen is for us to simplify.  I did a bit this year and I think I will some more next year.  I think it will be a must.  I think it will take my husband and myself sitting down and deciding what we will need to cut out.

I have been listening to Christmas Music which has helped a bit to get me in the mood.  Hopefully that will continue.  I am trying to do one thing every day that is fun.  Something that really puts a smile on my face.  Also, trying to put off the things that can wait until after the holidays.  Hoping all this will work to reduce my stress.  Tomorrow I need to wrap presents and get a couple of packages ready.  Get them in the mail, hopefully Tuesday and I have a Christmas Event to go to on Monday Night.  I think a lot will be put off til Tuesday.  I started laughing.  Because this is what has been happening.  Not enough time so continued to put off til the next day.  Hoping and praying I get a lot accomplished tomorrow.  It will relieve some stress during the Christmas Season. Stress-mas