How healthy are your relationships? Think about your relationship with
your parents, siblings, children, friends, spouse and co-workers.
Relationships are the most valuable asset we invest in as individuals.
Have you thought about your affect on people, good or bad? Your affect
people is clearly visible.. Are your relationships growing stronger or
weaker? Is your circle of influence growing or shrinking? Does your
family surround you or are you alone?
Proverbs 18:24 encourages with these words "A man that hath friends must
shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a
brother." Are you friendly? Webster's defines friendly as kind and
helpful; not hostile. If your friends described you in one word, what
would it be? How would Jesus describe you? Giving or needy? Would he
describe you as a child he hears from only when you need something?
I cherish my relationships. I get excited hearing from you. I am so
thankful to hear something I wrote encouraged you. I just like to
receive a quick "Hi!". I see my daughters every day but I never tire of
them. My love for them grows stronger every time we spend time
together. Can you imagine how Jesus feels when we talk to him or more
importantly, when we don't? You might try to excuse yourself by saying
he's got so many people talking to him he won't even notice I don't!
Think again. Jesus wants you as his friend. He wants a personal
relationship with you. Relationships are hard work. I've always heard if
something is worth having, it is worth working for.
Our relationship with Jesus is the perfect example of how to restore all
relationships. Confess your faults, ask forgiveness and then accept
forgiveness. Start restoring your relationships today. William Penn said
"A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures
boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a
friend unchangeably." Does this describe you, friend?
I made a batch of gluten-free chicken and dumplings using my "go-to" gluten-free biscuit mix Bisquick. I even used Betty's recipe. While eating the scrumptious chicken and dumplings my hubby had the idea of making the same dish using chocolate gravy . Chocolate Gravy is a favorite with my kids. They are all grown up and still L.O.V.E. chocolate gravy. I thought it a good idea, easier than making biscuits and gravy separately. Easy Gluten-free Chocolate Gravy Dumplings are the result of his imaginative flavor palette! Please try it for yourself with this recipe.
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
pinch of salt
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups milk
3/4 cup Bisquick® Gluten Free mix
1/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large frying pan combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt.
in the milk and butter. Before putting on stove, complete step 3.
small bowl, stir dumpling ingredients with fork until blended.
Place frying pan with gravy ingredients on medium heat and bring to light boil. Reduce heat to low.
drop dumpling dough by 8-12 rounded spoonfuls onto boiling gravy mixture.
Cook uncovered over low heat 10 minutes. Cover and cook 10-15 minutes longer.
Spoon dumplings onto plate and cover with gravy.
Spoon additional butter over hot gravy if desired.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This is not medical advice.
Last week my family suffered the most horrendous stomach flu known to man! Our 3-month old granddaughter got it first, then her mom, then me, then my husband, then my son-in-law, then my mom and finally my dad. The only person in our immediate family that didn't get it was my other daughter, my dachshund who looks like a sweet sleeping prince and my grand-dog who reminds me
Did you miss me last week? I missed you! I was greener than a toad frog
on a lily pad with the worst case of stomach flu ever! The only virus
I've had comparable to food poisoning. Last Wednesday I hardly knew I
was alive. My sweet family had it too. I hid myself
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