Easiest rolls EVER!!

So this morning we ran out if bread and we don’t have any tuck shops close by. 

Did we faint?
Never!!  Lol
I baked instead. 

Now I love baking bread but I was not feeling like, what usually becomes therapeutic, kneading and pounding some dough.
So I headed over to my good companion, Google 😀 and found this super easy recipe .

We are not disappointed.

Hope you try it too.

Later my peoples

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First Time Pesto!

I know it’s been a while but I won’t bore you with the details and reasons and excuses 😉

BUT!  I am so excited by my very first successful attempt at basil pesto I had to share.

All I did was blend chopped garlic,  cashew nuts and a bit of jalapeno.  Then I added basil leaves and salt and blended some more.  I poured in a few tablespoons of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and blended some more to get my desired consistency and voila!  Deliciousness you have to taste to believe 🙂

Normally basil pesto includes parmesan and pine nuts but both of those were just too expensive to buy XD

It’s great to smear some on toasted bread but I had to use it on my fresh homemade pasta.
Yummilicious!!!

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A meal that reminded me to be thankful for the fresh things in life.

It has also inspired me to start growing my own basil!

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My basil seedlings

Til next time
Keep it real
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Soulful Saturday : Doing Good is My Thing

Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: [9] Not of works, lest any man should boast. [10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

How awesome is that?
I am absolutely awed by the truth that nothing that I do will give me salvation. I cannot buy it. I cannot steal it. I cannot work for it. All I can do is receive it. And God wants to give it to **me**. He wants to give it to you too.
I am also wowed by the truth that I am *created * specifically for good works.

The same is also true for you. 
Hope you choose today to start doing the very thing you have been created to do.

Tata😉

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what are you serving up?

KARLA LEES

Grace means that all of our mistakes now serve purpose instead of serving shame. @POTSC

When we let go & accept Grace, we now serve with, for & a purpose.

We serve a purpose, for we are His hands & feet to a hurting, broken world needing to see hope.

We serve for a purpose, because Grace shows us his heart for all, a love that He desires all to know & receive.

We serve with purpose, because we knowhow it feels to be set free of bondage & shame, and want the same for everyone else.

Grace given freely still needs to be received.

Shame will shrivel & dissolve in the Presence of Grace, for they cannot share the same space.

Love is the strongest force in the universe.

Love expressed as grace ?

An irreplaceable gift, meant to be accepted, to be savored, to be delighted in, and…

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Thankful Thursday on a Friday morning…Why not?

I recently read a fellow blogger’s post that she dedicated to her best friend. She compiled a list of 20 things that her bestie has taught her. (see her post http://natalieslovelyblog.com/2014/12/24/20-things-my-best-friend-has-taught-me/ )

It has inspired me to do something similar.

Invaluable Lessons Learnt From A Friend

My only friend is a guy. I consider him to be one of my soul mates. Yes, I believe you can have more than one. I believe I have two. And yes, I don’t think it has anything to do with romance.

(more of my view on that : https://flutterbyinspira.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/whats-the-deal-with-soul-mates/ )

I have learnt so much from him. In ways I didn’t think were viable.

  • I’ve learnt that soul mates aren’t always designed to be your spouse.
  • That it is possible to live without letting anger govern any of your actions, not even an outburst of any kind.
  • I learnt the value of having someone that you can go to with anything and trust that they will NEVER judge you.
  • He has taught me that you don’t have to react to everything people say or do to you.
  • He has taught me the value of having a kindred soul to connect with.
  • I have seen the value of open communication in any relationship because of the one I have with him.
  • I’ve learnt that just because it is possible to have this kind of relationship with him doesn’t mean there are others I can have the same type of relationship with. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
  • He has made me aware of the power of affirmation.
  • And that there is immense value in having someone who gives it to you straight.
  • I have learnt that not everybody will use what you have confided in them as a weapon. I needed to learn that one, people are, or rather, can be quite terrible sometimes.
  • That it is possible to live truly selflessly.
  • That friendship is the space that allows you to share physical space with someone without saying a word and emerge from it feeling refreshed and grateful.
  • And that it is perfectly ok to disagree vigorously. It does not change the dynamic of a solid relationship. In fact it should make it stronger.
  • I’ve learnt to appreciate early morning coffees, milky tea, double-decker sarmies, late night movies, the discovery channel, chocolate-stoney get-togethers, listening to music in the dark and silent drives to beautiful places.
  • One of the best things I’ve been taught from my bestie is that sometimes what I think I need is not what I need at all. It’s comforting to know that there is someone out there who sees through me well enough to do, for me, what I need most at the exact time I need it

The thought of losing him used to panic me, but we have evolved beautifully. We love without regrets and that means being grateful for what we have been gifted with and being content with it. He has invaded my space in ways I did not know was possible while respecting me all at the same time. (His response to that particular line would be…”it’s not invading if the space is already yours”.)

More than a few times people have suggested that we are biased in our relating to each other. My response to them – no one else would be able to handle how direct we are with each other. They don’t want to.

I always think about that. People don’t often truly appreciate that kind of direct interaction. They stumble and get offended and give you the cold shoulder.

I am the kind of soul who really appreciates genuine people. People, who without an ounce of nastiness, will tell me the truth about anything, who won’t hide behind what society has taught them “is just not done that way”, who don’t have a hidden agenda, who won’t fake their help or love or like or dislike or anger or sadness. I have found very few people in my days on this earth that can do that.

I think it’s because there are so many souls out there who are easily offended because they have claimed a right to not be treated a certain way. They think in lines of not deserving certain treatment and won’t accept anything sub-standard. I am not saying we are worth nothing and deserve to be trashed in any way. I am saying, there is a bigger picture. People like Ghandi, Jesus, the apostles, various cultures and races, have suffered and have been tortured and killed for effecting changes I only dream of now. They definitely didn’t deserve the treatment they got. But they did not allow it to make them back down from what they were passionate about. Why should we?

My friend, only by God’s grace, has made me aware of all of this and so much more. I miss him dearly.

I am grateful.

somh

Soulful Saturday : Fear

  The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Psalms 118 : 6

Such an incredibly bold statement. 
I am convinced many have no idea what they are saying when they quote it.

Another perfect example would be the famous “God is my judge” line. Do you know what you are confessing when you say things like that?

Well, I have given it some thought.
If I were to confess this with my mouth and, at the same time, believe it in my heart it would mean the following:

My life would change drastically. Can anyone say “radical”?
I wonder what would happen should we decide to be radical about living for God alone….. what changes would take place? In my career choices… with my family… who would you be today? Would people be shocked?

It always strikes me how much value we place on the opinion of others.  It threatens to become the very things that define us.
The way we eat or dress or speak and even what we do in out spare time.

But what if I applied this verse? What CAN man do unto me?
The answer is nothing worth anything. When you live for God nothing any man or woman does, no matter who they are, has any value.
The best thing about that is that in serving God only, my service to others will have to become exceptional.

As for God being my judge…what a scary thought! That alone should be enough to keep you in line.

Sadly, it doesn’t.  Its more of a license to do your own nonsense than a reminder that you will answer for everything you do.

What kind of holy fear would it take for you to change how you do things now?

Don’t waste time worrying or fearing what people can do or say. Their opinion counts for nought.

Take time to reflect on what you find is more important to you.
If its lacking, be bold, make the change, stand strong.

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