The other night, my wife and I were cleaning off the table after supper and I glanced into the hall and saw my dog licking herself. Of course, I did what most lovable dog owners do and I said the first thing that came to my mind. “Tara, Don’t hootchify yourself!” I said hootchify. Really? Yeah, I have no idea what came into my head at that exact moment. I have no knowledge of that even being a word until I said it. So, I suppose that if a person creates a new word; then said person should also provide a definition to go with it. Right? So, here is the definition that I came up with for this new word. Hootchify: (verb) To do something or act like in some way, shape or form like a hootchie. To have the character of a hootchie. That is the definition. We will not go into what classifies as a hootchie. I think that goes without saying. I will probably add hootchify to my dictionary of stupid words that do not exist. What about you? Have you ever made up your own word without realizing what you said? Hit up the comments.
I believe that Fellowship Church is the church it is today because Ed Young has been obedient to the Lord and seeks to honor and glorify God in all he does. Happy 20th year to Fellowship Church.
The name of the blog is The Passionate Pursuit of Christ. There are posts, book reviews, videos, and other random musings designed to help push us all to be more like Christ. I know that there might be a question like “If that is the case, then why are there recipes on the blog?” Good question. Here is the answer. There are recipes on the blog because I believe as disciples; we must also be disciplined in an area where most of us might be undisciplined….food. 1 Corinthians 6:19 says, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? Galatians 5 also says that one of the fruits of the Spirit is self control. Why do we take that to mean anything but the area of food? The recipes on this blog are not all “healthy” but they do taste good and one should not over indulge in anything. The recipes (I hope) should remind you that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and that we are responsible for what we put into them. Another side note is this…I do not usually cook anything that takes more than an hour. Who has time for that? Any recipe that I post that takes more than an hour total will probably be prepped the day before I decide to make it. I hope that you enjoy the recipes.
I would like to know if you have tried any and which ones you like. Hit up the comments.
Rehab Addict is a show on DIY network that follows Nicole (the self-proclaimed rehab addict). She buys houses and restores or fixes them up and then flips them for a profit. At the same time, she is also a real estate agent. That seems like a lot of work for one person. On one particular episode; Nicole said that while she has money in one house for renovating it; she also owns another property that she has not been able to do a lot with and it costs her $4000 per month to keep it. While she is good at what she does, she does seem a little in over her head.
I believe that even as leaders we have a tendency to get in over our heads. We take on more than one person was meant to handle. It is hard to take on multiple tasks at the same time and do them all well. For some leaders; this could be an issue of control or selfishness. Maybe you don’t trust anyone to do things as well as you think you can. I have learned from experience that there are always people that can do some things better than me. I have learned that delegating responsibility to other people removes a huge weight off my shoulders. When I do delegate something, I usually give a person something small to begin with. If they fail at their responsibility, I am hesitant to give them something else. However, when I give a person a responsibility, no matter how small and they run with it and see it through to the end; it gives me belief and trust that I can give them bigger responsibilities. I believe as leaders that we should find those that show potential of becoming leaders themselves. We should train them up and allow them the creativity to lead. I believe in empowering leaders not stifling their growth. By training and empowering leaders, you may find yourself surrounded by a team of people that want to help you. You may even wonder how did you ever survive without them.
Are you developing and training leaders? How do you do this? Hit up the comments.
I am thankful for my wife. God blessed me beyond words when He put her in my life. We have gone through so many things both good and bad together. I cannot imagine sharing this life with anyone else but her. She is my best friend. She sees my struggles, shortcomings, and fears; and she still loves me. She is my greatest encourager. She brings joy into my world. She is the love of my life.
I am thankful for my son. The last 7 months have been amazing. He has opened my eyes to new things in life that can only be seen from a dad’s point of view. I am in awe that God would allow me to be his dad. The joy he has brought me is only overshadowed by the joy I find in Christ.
I am thankful for God’s grace. I am the greatest sinner that I know. I know that my heart is deceitful and my flesh desires to lead me in a direction that God does not want me to go. Grace is amazing in that I find forgiveness when I go to God in confession and repentance. God restores fellowship with me and I am reminded that I am His child, a saint. Grace is so much more than I deserve and I am thankful that God does bestow that grace on me.
1lb ground beef
2 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup of ketchup
1 tsp onion powder
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
8 oz. Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2 inch slices
red pepper flakes or hot sauce (optional)
Brown meat in large skillet and drain
Add water, ketchup, and onion powder. Mix well. Bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni and cover. Simmer on medium-low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until the macaroni is tender.
Stir in Velveeta and cook until melted. Stir occasionally.
This meal goes great with a vegetable like broccoli.
Total time: 35 minutes.
Try it. Hit up the comments with how it comes out for you.