I hope everyone has had a great weekend and had a great Sunday! Many of you will have a long weekend and that is always nice!
I have been dog sitting this weekend and it has been so nice to not have any obligations except football watching all day yesterday (WAR EAGLE!!!) and relaxing. My allergies have been in full effect as of yesterday and it is a blessing to get a little rain today. I hope that we get a little more so I can feel better! :)
This morning I was excited to get to church because it has been a couple of weeks since I have been able to attend. The last month has been crazy with traveling. The month of September is looking pretty vacant, which I'm actually excited about. Anyway, this morning was communion (first Sunday of the month) and our pastor read from Romans 12:1-2. While he was reading, I read on a little and probably should not do this (because I should be listening to him), but today as I read on this jumped out at me and I want to share it with you. I am not preaching or anything of the sort...I am simply sharing with you what spoke to me today and I want you to read it and take what you want from it.
"Let your love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good. Love one another with brotherly affection [as members of one family], giving precedence and showing honor to one another. Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord. Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of God's people [sharing in the necessities of the saints]; pursue the practice of hospitatlity. Bless those who persecute you [who are cruel in their attitude toward you]; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others' joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others' grief]. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty (snobbish, highminded, exclusive), but readily adjust yourself to [people, things] and give yourselves to humble tasks. Never overestimate yourself or be wise in your own conceits. Repay no evil for evil, but take thought for what is honest and proper and noble [aiming to be above reproach] in the sight of everyone. If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for [God's] wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay [requite], says the Lord. But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head. Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good." (Romans 12:9-21)
I think that this is something I need to read everyday and remind myself of how I should act/behave. I cannot change others, but I can do my part to be a better person and to continue living my life becoming better everyday and building my relationship with the Lord.
On a different note, tonight Mama (my grandmother) made a really yummy dinner and it was a recipe that I shared with her and I wanted to share it with you guys. It is below. We paired it with a yummy salad and it was delicious!
A whole chicken, cooked and chopped
1 package of spaghetti
1 bell pepper
1 can of rotel
1 can of cream of mushroom soup (Healthy Request has no MSG)
1 thing of Velvetta cheese cut in cubes
1 Tbsp margarine
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
Oven 350 degrees. Spray 3 qt. rectangle baking dish with Pam. Cook spaghetti in the chicken broth from earlier. Saute onion and pepper in butter in a large pot. Add rotel, cheese, soup, and broth to big pot. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese melts. Stir in chicken. Add drained spaghetti to chicken mixture. Toss and coat. Spread in prepared rect. pan. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes. Cover and let sit for about 15 minutes after taking out of oven before serving.
Please share with me if you make this...feel free to add or take out any ingredients.
I have begun a new book, The Shack, which I borrowed from one of my good friends Michelle. I will admit this is the first book I have begun reading since being home from Panama. It is amazing how much time I had there compared to when I'm home and I'm able to run around town. I just began the book today and I'm excited to hopefully get some time to read a little.
On the job front, I am still speaking with the woman who I interviewed with about the Nanny position here in Newnan. She was trying her best to get in touch with the family from Panama. The little girl also doesn't begin school until after Labor Day...so that explains a lot. I will continue to keep everyone updated on any new news. Keep those thoughts and prayers coming...thank you so much!!
I think that is all for now. I hope everyone has a relaxing day tomorrow and has a great week.
Auburn plays Miss St. this weekend and I'm looking forwards to another great day of watching football! :)
Bye for now!