Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SSMT - Adventures in scriptures, verse 2

January 15, 2015 I started to work on memorizing my next verse as a part of Beth Moore's Siesta Scripture Memory Team...this one has been a tad more difficult, but it's such a great reminder! 

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. (Philippians 2:3-4 NLT)

Here's another version of it that I like:

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

I found this recipe in Pinterest and tested it is DELICIOUS!! For the instructions I followed, check out the blog I got it from: Favorite Family Recipes blog. (They originally got it from the Skinny Taste blog where you can also find all of the nutritional content!) I tweaked the recipe some since I was only making two squash boats...

Below are step by step photos of when I made this delicious dish!!

Scooped all the seeds out of the spaghetti squash...

After steaming squash on stovetop for 15-20 mins, I scooped all the spaghetti squash keep the outside layer to use as a bowl!

One filled! One more to go!

Add meat sauce, then ricotta cheese mixed with parsley & more cheese...

2nd layer of meat sauce...

Top with mozzarella and bake for another 20-30 mins or until cheese is melted...

ENJOY!! It is very yummy!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

SSMT - Adventures in scriptures

On January 1st, 2015, I joined Beth Moore and Living Proof Ministries in a 12 month Scripture Memory challenge, AKA Siesta Scripture Memory Team (SSMT). The goal is to memorize 24 scriptures in 12 months - just two a month! I'm very excited for this endeavor because every person chooses a scripture that is meaningful to them in their stage of life and because this will help me to get in the Bible to search the scriptures, to dwell on them and to hide them in my heart. To learn more about this adventure, check out the initial blog post from Beth Moore:

For my first scripture I have chosen:
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."
Romans 12:12 NIV 

I found this beautiful printable on Pinterest that another blogger had posted, if you would like to download it, check out her blog here.

I am looking forward to the amazing things to come for my future in 2015!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year, old year...

May the LORD bless you and protect you. 
May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. 
May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace.’ 
(Numbers 6:24-26 NLT)

May you draw closer to God in thankful that He has blessed you in years past...never forget what you've come through...

Here's a recap of my December 2014!

Seeing the Christmas lights in my sweet little town. 

Made reindeer cupcakes with my sisters and nieces! 

Helped our church youth group and an awesome organization wrap presents for local children for Christmas!

Drank lots of coffee at our local coffee shop (recently re-opened in a an awesome new building!) The Bull Shack is awesome and they have a great back story!! To learn more about them click here. Or visit their FB page

Decorated my little house for Christmas to celebrate our savior's birth!

Took a "pre-shopping" nap...because that's necessary! 

Went to see The Nutcracker at the Houston Ballet!

Made some homemade presents! 

Decorated Christmas cookies for Santa Claus! #Texas

Watched A Christmas Story! My husband IS Ralphie! #familytraditions

Had some wonderful quality time with my man!!!

AND had a wonderful family Christmases with both my side of the family and with his! I love family time! Oh and we managed to smoke an amazing turkey for Christmas dinner!

This year has been great! Looking forward to what God has in store for 2015!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Green Drink!

Green Drink!

This last week I started a regimen of oil that are supposed to help detox your system and flush out fat (will post more about that later...) and in conjunction with the oils cleanse I've been drinking this Green Drink suggested by my doctor!

It's so very easy to prepare! I've had one nearly every morning on my way to work this week.

Here is the recipe:

1 1/2 frozen bananas
1 cup of grapes (or other fleshy fruit)
2 fistfuls of spinach (or kale, I use both)
1 tsp of milk thistle
1/4 cup of flax seed (I use approx. 1/8 cup of flax seed meal)
1-2 cups of water depending on consistency preference

This Green Drink is surprisingly delicious and fills me up without having to eat breakfast too! Note, adding blueberries to it is delicious but it turns the drink a brownish purple color! Lol :) 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Kathrinka thinks...sometimes

Kathrinka thinks...sometimes I catch myself caught up with thinking: 

thinking about the future
thinking about the past
thinking about the unknown 
thinking about things I fear

But then I'm reminded of these verses:

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding...

Proverbs 31:25
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.

So be reminded that there is no need to fear the future or get caught up in your own thinking... We need only to trust in God. 

Thank you God for always taking care of me. I will continue to work on trusting You.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Mellow yellow...

"They call it mellow yellow..." could yellow ever just be mellow when you know the ray of sunshine that it brings, the smiles that it can generate and the joy one can feel in the light of yellow!

Have a blessed day! 
Share a smile today...share some yellow!