Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch
I love this band. I listen to them daily. Even though we are looking at another camera, we all look like we're alert for it being a fan signing and it's 11:30 p.m. on a Friday.

27 May 2013

3 Ingredient Refried Bean Dip Without An Oven

So I tried to go natural in my quest to eat more iron to make sure I was getting sufficient iron while needing a snack to eat during a movie I was hosting. I bought a can of refried beans and was going to eat them plain, then realized I didn't want that to work. So, I came up with homemade refried bean dip and chips. And the whole snack including chips was under $4, because you aren't using a whole thing of shredded cheese or sour cream, and they have lots of uses!

1 can of bean dip ($.70)
1/2 cup sour cream (love it) ($3 per container)
Shredded cheese (to taste) ($3 per bag)
Tortilla chips ($2/bag)

Turn on the stove, open the can, and pour it into the pan. Heat the bean dip until warm on the stove. Stir it frequently to avoid it sticking to the pan.

Add in shredded cheese, stirring it in to melt it. I put in 2-3 handfuls because I am a person who likes cheese.

Make sure it's warm, but not hot. Put it into a serving dish and spread sour cream on top of it, and you can sprinkle more cheese on it.

Voila! You have homemade bean dip in three ingredients. Now get that bag of tortilla chips and start the movie.

Beat that, $8 movie theater popcorn!

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


25 May 2013


Wow! Divinely lead Bible study. Lately I've been studying and praying about remembering - just in general, nothing specific.

I know that the Lord has said, "Remember me, remember the good things I have done." I know some remembering is good and some is bad. Isaiah 43:8 in the amplified Bible was where the Lord led me first. "Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old." I thought, Okay, God, we shouldn't think ALL THE TIME about our past sinful lives, i.e, remembering the verse in Colossians, "casting off the OLD man," that surely isn't healthy, it's depressing to think of all the things we did or were capable of doing before You saved us.

Then I said, So what DO we remember? He then led me to Isaiah 44:21-22. "Remember these things earnestly, O Jacob, O Israel, for you are My Servant. I formed you, you are my servant; O Israel, you shall not be forgotten by Me. I have blotted out like a thick cloud your transgressions, and like a cloud your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you." It's all listed in Isaiah 44, throughout the chapter, what He is referring to. It's interesting to note that first He lists Jacob, the symbol of rebellion of sorts, for Jacob was a cheat before he was Israel, were as a sinful people, and Israel together. Then, after that, in the next sentence, He only mentions Israel - what is referred to as the symbol of salvation, of sorts. So their former self, their Jacob self, was cast off, much like our old man is cast off. It was replaced by their Israel self, their saved self, which is then put on.

Now, that's just one instance in the Bible where we're told what to remember, but I LOVE it when our savior and true love LEADS the Bible study and you can just see His hand and knowledge and revelation all over it. He hears us and turns His ear to our voices when we seek after Him, and live for Him always. He was totally answering my questions in real time, so to speak!!

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,