For When You Need Light, Healthy {and Delicious} Mexican Food

One of our goals this year is to get and stay healthy. For us this means lose weight, exercise consistently, and make some changes in what we eat everyday. I’ll be posting more about our diet later. But for now, I want to share this recipe that was a hit at my house tonight. Whether you’re on a health kick or not, if you like Mexican food, you’ll love this!




One pot mexican, healthy, light, low fat, low cholesterol, delicious,

I’ve seen this recipe on Pinterest quite a bit lately. I made a few minor changes according to items I already had in my pantry and fridge. Click here for a printable recipe.

This was a quick and easy one-pot meal that will definitely show up on our table again soon! I’ll be sharing more of our new favorite healthy recipes so be sure to subscribe below.

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What I Want You To Know About Caleb

There’s so much I could say about this sweet boy o’ mine. If you know him, you already know why I could fill a book of stories about him. But I decided to tell the story with fewer words. And y’all know the only thing I like as much as words is pictures.  I stepped into his room a few minutes ago and took these. Each one is worth a thousand words but I’ll only use a few. Your welcome.

So here’s a few things I want you to know about Caleb.

1. He’s a collector. Old things mostly. There’s a story behind every treasure–where he found it–who gave it to him–how old it is. He’s sees beauty and function where others see junk. I love that. God has a plan for that. collector, celebrations,

He found this:

DIY, lantern, clear lights, rust,

Added some clear lights and made this:

DIY, lantern, clear lights, rust,

This belonged to my mother’s parents—a souvenir from Pawpaw’s Navy days in Pensacola.US Navy, Pensacola,

2. He’s a committed Christ follower. I see the evidence in his room and the proof in the way he lives.

On his desk:Bible, time, bible study,

On his wall:scriputre, Ephesians, God's Word

3. He’s a cheerful giver. He’s always making something for someone. I took another photo but he wouldn’t let me use it. He said it would spoil the surprise if they saw it.

crafty, diy,

I love this boy.

I can’t believe he’s 15 today.

Thank you, Lord, for this blessing.

wholehearted, Caleb

I used more words here to tell a story of Two Calebs. I’d love for you to read it if you have time.

You can also find the link here to the recipe for The Best {and easiest} Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes.   They were his birthday breakfast request!

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Day 17

Leviticus 11–13:23—Congratulations if you’re still pressing on after these first 10 chapters of Leviticus! There’s certainly no poetry or people or stories that captivate our attention like we found in Exodus. But there’s a message here that we must not miss: “a powerful God, the creator of the universe, has entered the life of a small and insignificant tribe. The Israelites could not merely fit this God into their lives. They needed to restructure their lives—food, sex, economics—to fit with His. It was essential not just for priests, but for everyone.” (quoted from the Introduction to Leviticus)

Many of the rules were about germs, good health habits, and being set apart from pagan neighbors. But the underlying basis was still religious. “Uncleanness” was unavoidable and steps must be taken to be “clean” in order to worship God. Today, because of the sacrifice of Christ we don’t live in the world of Leviticus. Jesus cleanses us from the real source of contamination, our sinful nature. As you read Leviticus and the rules and regulations, thank God for his provision in Christ. But also be reminded that we should never approach Holy God carelessly. Examine your life and renew your commitment to holy living for the glory of God.

Day 6

Exodus 30:11–31—-Today we finally read what was one of my first and still one of my favorite “Wow” moments as I read through the Bible for the very first time years ago. Let me tell you a little about myself so you’ll understand my wow moment.

  •  I’m a doer.
  • I’m a very task oriented, list person.
  • I’m all about the details
  • I’m a planner, organizer, and recovering perfectionist.

(Thank goodness I married a visionary or I would have drowned in the details of life years ago. He helps me see the big picture.)

My point in explaining my personality is this: as I was reading through Exodus with all those instructions and details about how to build the tabernacle I was overwhelmed for those poor people. “How were they able to make all of that?” The engraving, embroidery and stone cutting were very specialized skills and they lacked the machinery that helps artisans today.

And then I read Exodus 31: 1-6! God told Moses that He had “specifically chosen Bezaliel” and “personally appointed Oholiab . . . so they can make all the things I have commanded you to make.

Two things wow me in this passage.

  1. God is in the details. If He asks you to do it He will provide everything you need to accomplish the task.
  2. God does not only set aside skilled people for ministry such as preachers and worship leaders. Many of you are artists, technicians, and craftsmen using your God-given talents to bless the world and glorify Him. Each of us has been given a job to do. Use your talent to the glory of the One who made you and saved you.

Day 3

Exodus 26—27:19—Yesterday in Chapter 25 we began reading the tabernacle instructions God gave to Moses. Our passage today includes more of those details. Reading chapter upon chapter of these instructions for building the tabernacle may be tedious and a little hard to follow. We may even be tempted to ask, “So what?” Continue reading

Truth to Share

 How to save these to your device:

1. Click on the image you want to save and a larger image will appear.

  • If you’re on a computer, right click and choose “save as” to save it to a file on your computer. (I save mine in “Pictures”)
  • If your’re on an iPhone or iPad, click the share button which looks like a square with an arrow at the top, then choose “save as” to save it to your photos.

2. After you’ve saved the image to your device you can use it in any way you like. If you share it online I’d appreciate it if you’d link to

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Dear Church, Here’s Why I’m Staying

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Zulily, Mad Money, and a Chocolate Confession

So I overheard a conversation the other day where some women were talking about what they buy from Zulily. (You know who you are sweet people with cute dresses and a new fur vest). I even got to see the two, really cute dresses that came in the mail that very day. We all oohed and ahhhed especially after we heard what she paid. They were so cute and so inexpensive that I sat there thinking: Continue reading