Friday, November 6, 2015

November 6

Mark 10:49-50 - NLT
When Jesus heard him, he stopped and said, "Tell him to come here." So they called the blind man. "Cheer up," they said. "Come on, he's calling you!"   Bartimaeus threw aside his coat, jumped up, and came to Jesus.

Kate was so thankful.  God had truly blessed her.  She had been on the verge of collapse, and the doctor told her that her weight had to go.  Reluctantly, she had started to diet, not expecting any great results.  She prayed for God to help her, because she felt so weak.  When the doctor gave her a clean bill of health, she closed her eyes and prayed. God is God of the impossible.  When we say "can't," He says "can".  Faith is believing that God can, and will, help us when we are in need.  God cares for His children, and for that we should be eternally grateful.

TODAY'S THOUGHT:  I'd rather be grateful than have another plateful!


Today's Tip:  Keep a Food Diary.
The best way to start eating healthier is to log everything you eat for 3 days. The first step in changing for the better -- see how often you eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day. Make reaching that mark your first goal.



1 lb. frozen tortellini w/cheese, cooked al dente
32 oz. chicken broth
10 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
4 lg. tomatoes, peeled, deseeded & diced
2 c. fresh spinach, washed & cut up
5 fresh basil leaves

Begin by putting 2 saucepans on stove top. 1 filled with water to boil tortellini. 1 filled with the chicken broth, which should be brought to a boil and then simmered until reduced by half.
Meanwhile, saute the garlic in butter and oil until golden brown. Add the tomatoes and saute until they release their juices. Then add spinach to cook until wilted. At this point add the reduced chicken broth and bring this mixture to a boil, turn down heat and simmer until reduced by 1/2 again. Drain cooked tortellini and add to broth mixture. Serve immediately.