Monday’s Musings #217

Monday's Musings #217 | What Joy Is Mine

Hello again. I’m on a little break but am so glad you have stopped by to visit and share. Thank you! Have a great week.

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Monday’s Musings Purpose: I would LOVE! to have you share encouragement about being a child of God, being a godly wife, motherhood, homemaking, homeschooling, healthy recipes, modest dress, etc. (I reserve the right to remove anything I deem unacceptable. Keep in mind this is a Christian blog.) Please link directly to the post you’re sharing. Be sure to link back here by using a text link or the logo below. This link up party stays open until Wednesday evening. Oh, and sometimes I share your posts on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook because I desire for our readers to be blessed. Thank you for visiting and linking up. Now, let’s get to sharing. Link following this post. Grab my link button in the side bar and place on your blog so others know about our community and can join in.

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Monday’s Musings #216 & A Little Break

Monday's Musings #216 & Taking Small Break | What Joy Is MIne

Sometimes a little break is the order of the day. I say that because I am working on a couple of projects blogging related and would like some clear devoted time to work on them. So, I will continue to have the link up but as for weekly posting, I will be taking a break. I am praying to finish up what I’m working on during this sabbatical, God willing. My little sabbatical will run from today through June 13th.

Again, the link up will be up each Monday as always and I do hope you continue to stop by and share. I will also try to pop in and read up on what you’re writing and sharing. Thank you for being so faithful in linking up and for giving me this time to step away from regular posting. Pray my time is spent wisely and much is accomplished.

Now, let’s get this party going.

Monday's Musings # 216 | What Joy Is Mine

Monday’s Musings Purpose: I would LOVE! to have you share encouragement about being a child of God, being a godly wife, motherhood, homemaking, homeschooling, healthy recipes, modest dress, etc. (I reserve the right to remove anything I deem unacceptable. Keep in mind this is a Christian blog.) Please link directly to the post you’re sharing. Be sure to link back here by using a text link or the logo below. This link up party stays open until Wednesday evening. Oh, and sometimes I share your posts on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook because I desire for our readers to be blessed. Thank you for visiting and linking up. Now, let’s get to sharing. Link following this post. Grab my link button in the side bar and place on your blog so others know about our community and can join in.

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Friday Foods: Melt In Your Mouth Pancakes

Melt In Your Mouth Pancakes | What Joy Is Mine

I L.O.V.E. pancakes, and waffles, and french toast! However, I am on a strict diet to lower my triglycerides so these items, traditionally made, do not work. At lease for the time being. So, I am always looking ways that I can have these particular items, occasionally, without them hindering my food plan and yet still satisfy my desire to eat such yummy foods.

So, in steps these melt-in-your-mouth pancakes. Now this is an adaptation of another recipe I found in a low carb cookbook. I just started experiencing with stuff and found myself enjoying what I finally came up with. Well, let’s stop chatting about them and get to making some.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp soy protein isolate
  • 1 tbsp almond flour (not almond meal)
  • 1 tbsp oat flour
  • 2 organic eggs (don’t substitute egg whites)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp safflower oil
  • 1/2 tbsp organic vanilla yogurt

Directions:

  • Beat the eggs briskly and well.
  • Then, whisk in the rest of the ingredients.
  • Mix well. I mean put your muscle into it so there are no lumps and everything is well incorporated.
  • Heat up a cast iron pan. Yes, it will cook them the best but you can use a favorite skillet as well.
  • Now, I use safflower oil and coat the pan lightly but grass fed butter will work, too. Once it is heated, pour in enough pancake batter to make a 4-inch circle. You may have to spread it out a bit.
  • Cook on medium heat. It only takes a few minutes. Flip and cook the other side. Again, only a few minutes.
  • Serve warm with organic yogurt.

Melt In Your Mouth Pancakes | What Joy Is Mine

That’s it! They are light and tender. They really do melt in your mouth and makes enough for one (maybe two) servings, four 4-inch pancakes. I love that it is a great fix for my pancake craving and healthier than traditional pancakes. If you like pancakes that are more bread then these won’t work for you. However, if you want a simple, healthier, and lighter meal to start your day then this is for you! Let me know how it goes.

A variation: Add 1 tsp. ground flaxseed and increase the yogurt to 1 tbsp. Whisk well and let sit for a minute or two. Then, make your pancakes.

P.S. My photos only show three pancakes because I ate the first one. Yum!

Melt In Your Mouth Pancakes
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Recipe type: Pancakes
Cuisine: Breakfast
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Serves: 1 serving, 4- 4 inch pancakes
 
Tasty, easy and quick healthier pancakes.
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp soy protein isolate
  • 1 tbsp almond flour (not almond meal)
  • 1 tbsp oat flour
  • 2 organic eggs (don't substitute egg whites)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp safflower oil
  • ½ tbsp organic vanilla yogurt
Instructions
  1. Beat the eggs briskly and well.
  2. Then, whisk in the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Mix well. I mean out your muscle in it so there is no lumps and everything is well incorporated.
  4. Heat up a cast iron pan. Yes, it will cook them the best but you can use a favorite skillet as well.
  5. Now, I use safflower oil and coat the pan lightly. Once it is heated, pour in enough pancake batter to make a 4-inch circle. You may have to spread it out a bit.
  6. Cook on medium heat. It only takes a few minutes. Flip and cook the other side. Again, only a few minutes. Serve with organic yogurt of your choice.

 

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Breaking Our Chains & Prisons

Breaking Our Chains & Prisons | What Joy Is Mine

Do you ever feel trapped? Trapped in fear? Trapped by a situation in life? Trapped with no feeling of hope? In Acts 12, we see that the Lord is bigger than our chains and prisons, whether they are ones we create or ones created for us for a reason.

In Acts 12, we learn that Peter is imprisoned and four squads of soldiers were put in place to guard him. Matthew Henry writes, “that would be equal to sixteen men.” In addition, upon knowing of Peter’s imprisonment, earnest prayer was made for Peter by the church.

Now the very night that Herod was about to bring Peter out, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, and bound with two chains. There were sentries guarding the prison door. Herod made efforts to make sure Peter could not escape his imprisonment. However, an angel of the Lord sent by the Lord penetrated the prison walls. This angel came and stood next to Peter and a light shone in the cell.

He struck Peter on the side and woke him. He told Peter to “Get up quickly.” His chains fell off immediately. The angel instructed him further, “Dress yourself and put on your sandals.” Peter obeyed. Finally, the angel said, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.” Peter went out and followed him.

This is such a powerful truth for us. Peter’s story reminds us that God is bigger than our chains and prisons. He can penetrate those walls that keep us inside. He can provide a light in the darkness. Peter probably had no clear idea that God would deliver him from this situation let alone how. In fact, while his rescue was taking place, Peter thought that all that was happening to him was a vision. But he soon learns that the Lord sent his angel and rescued him from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting. (Acts 12:11)

First lesson here, God allowed Peter to be imprisoned. When trials come upon us, it is hard to think that God would allow them to happen. Yet remember, He is sovereign over all. “Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.(Psalm 115:3) In His sovereignty, He knows what He is doing in our life. Each trial we walked through does have a purpose and we do not suffer in vain. The “prisons” we feel we are trapped in are not to encourage a lack of trust in a holy and sovereign God but instead draw us closer to Him. Peter doesn’t resist what is about to happen to him but instead endures it. He most likely doesn’t like it but his faith reminds him that “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalm 145:18)

Second lesson, God sent an angel to rescue Peter. You’ve heard that saying, “If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.” God did that for Peter. His angel came to deliver Peter from the cell. But so much more in this deliverance does Peter gain. Not only is he rescued from the prison cell, he was also led to safety by the angel of the Lord and, most importantly, his eyes are opened to what God had done for him. How often our eyes are closed per se then opened to see God’s hand leading us. God is perfect in His timing when moving in our life. “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” (Lamentations 3:25,26) We may not always know this in the moment but we can be sure that God is present even in our doubtfulness.

Thirdly, God prepared Peter for his rescue and the journey that followed. He had him get dressed, put on his sandals, then cover with his cloak. God equips us for all situations we face and live through. He clothes us with what we need, he makes our feet fit to walk through our situations, and He covers us and places us under His guidance and protection. Psalm 23:1 reminds us, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” We can know without a doubt God is very present and provides all we need to endure our sufferings that make us feel imprisoned.

Finally, Peter does not keep this God-story to himself. Instead, he gave glory to God then went on to share what God had done for him. Isn’t that what we are about while on this earth? We are to spread the good news of what the Lord did for us through His Son, the cross, and His resurrection as well as what He does for us daily. We are to speak of Him boldly so others can see Him. We are to plant the seed and let the Lord do the watering. It says in Psalm 96:3, “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!” After all, we are created in His image to enjoy Him forever while witnessing to others His great love for His sheep.

Today, if you are in a “prison” or feel “chained” to a difficult situation, turn your eyes and heart to God. Trust Him with your tears, fears and shackles. Our Father does care for and tend to His children with a steadfast and faithful love. As the old hymn goes, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim. In the light of His glory and grace.”

 

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