Sunday, February 28, 2010
2 TBSP sesame oil
In a skillet over medium high heat, heat the oils. Saute cabbage for 2 minutes. Add carrots and snow peas and cook 1 more minute.
Whisk together cornstarch and soy sauce until smooth. Stir into vegetable mixture. Cook until sauce comes to a boil and is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Add cilantro leaves.
Lay the egg rolls on flat surface and lightly brush edges with water. Place 1/8 of the filling at one end of each wrapper, leaving 1/4 inch border at the top and sides. Roll wrapper over filling, tucking in the ends after the first roll.
Heat oil to 350 and fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towel.
Combine dry mustard and water and use as a dipping sauce.
Dreams and desires come in all shapes and sizes. But love takes careful notice of each one.
The challenge for day 38 is to ask yourself what your mate would want if it was obtainable. Commit this to prayer, and start mapping out a plan for meeting some (if not all) of their desires, to whatever level you possibly can.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The challenge for day 37 is to ask your spouse if you can begin praying together. Talk about the best time to do this, whether it's in the morning, your lunch hour, or before bedtime. Use this time to commit your concerns, disagreements, and needs before the Lord. Don't forget to thank Him for His provisions and blessing. Even if your spouse refuses to do this resolve to spend this daily time in prayer yourself.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Ivon is kind, talented, dependable, caring, thoughtful, loving, interesting, giving, an awesome brother and a fantabulous uncle (and he puts up with me taking creative pictures, over and over and over and over again).
He is fun loving and I think he's a cross between Charlie Harper and Barney Stinson and even reminds me a little of Miguel.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IVY!!
The challenge for day 36 is to commit to reading teh scriptures every day for guidance. If your spouse is open to it, see if they will commit to daily scripture study with you. Begin submitting each area of your life to it's guidance and start building on the rock.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The challenge for day 35 is to find a marriage mentor - someone who has the kind of marriage you want.
If you feel that counseling is needed, then take the first step to set up an appointment. During the process, ask God to direct your decisions and discernment.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I do, I do, I do!!
It's out already and will be on display for the next 21 days.
You are one of the most influential people in your spouse's life. How have you been using your influence?
The challenge for day 34 is to find a specific, recent example when your spouse demonstrated Christian character in a noticeable way. Verbally commend them for this at some point today.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
They were amazing people and I want to know more, more, more!
One of these days I'm going to travel to South Africa to do family research....
The effectiveness of your marriage is dependent upon both of you working together. Joined together, you are greater than your independent parts. You need each other. You complete each other.
The challenge for day 33 is to recognize your spouse is integral to your future success. Let them know today that you desire to include them in your upcoming decisions and that you need their counsel and perspective. If you have ignored their input in the past, admit your oversight and ask them to forgive you.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Have you or your spouse failed to cut the apron strings? If so, the identity of your marriage will not be able to come to flower. You'll always be held back with a root of division that will send up new shoots into your relationship. It won't go away unless you do something about it. Leave and cleave and walk as one.
Is there a "leaving" issue you haven't been brave enough to conquer yet? Confess it to your spouse today, and resolve to make it right. The oneness of your marriage is dependent upon it. Follow this with a commitment to your spouse and to God to make your marriage the top priority over every other human relationship.