The Call of Wisdom

She Cries in the Streets

It is very hard when we are going through things in life.  The immediate response when trouble hits is to panic.  It is natural.  God created us to have emotions.  What tends to happen is that when we panic, we oftentimes forget to give ourselves room to breathe.  Room to pray, think about the situation, and breathe some more.  Satan usually have our minds in such an uproar, that anxiety often takes over, and then instead of us praying and asking God for discernment in these situations, we become reactive instead of responsive.  Anxiety and fear tells us that we have to come up with a solution right now.  Wisdom tells us to wait on God for promptings of the Holy Spirit on the how, when, why of the response.  Praise God that all we have to do is ask!

James 1:5:  “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

 

 

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Wisdom, She Cries in the Streets

Wisdom, Wisdom, She Cries in the Streets:

“Put the knowing into doing,

And discernment we will greet.”

Wisdom, Wisdom, It is ours for the asking.

Helps us make the right decisions.

Fills the blanks in the lacking.

Wisdom, Wisdom, Right with God in the Beginning.

Everything ever so perfect,

Right before there came the sinning.

Wisdom, Wisdom, it is given to us freely,

All we have to do is ask,

Get right down to praying and kneeling.

Wisdom, Wisdom, far more precious than those rubies:

God’s great grace poured out to help us,

To perform our earthly duties.

 

Be blessed,

 

Katina

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Oatmeal Pumpkin Seed Cookies

The Venture-Making Oatmeal Pumpkin Seed Coconut Cookies

I had been itching for the last couple of weeks to make oatmeal pumpkin seed coconut cookies.  There are several reasons that it hadn’t happened yet:

  • Didn’t have the time
  • Had the time, but didn’t have the energy
  • Had the time and the energy, but I had a sink full of dishes already
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Oatmeal Pumpkin Coconut cookies

Well, a few days ago, I finally got to baking the cookies.  They were surprisingly delicious.  On the cooking shows, they say that things are so good that they make you want to slap someone.  For my purpose here, I will say that they make you want to jump up and down and dance.  My kids laugh at me because most of the things that I cook or bake usually starts with my mind going, ” Oh, I wonder what would happen if I mix this and that together.”  That’s what happened with these cookies.  Most of the times I have good results.  Other times, it’s one of those things where you know there’s always next time.  I call them my concoctions.  I bought the almond flour about a month ago, so I didn’t have to worry about having to run out and get it.  This was my first time ever using it for baking, and I loved it.  Well, so much for rambling on…

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Second View of Oatmeal Cookies

I set the oven for 350 degrees, at a 22-minute timer.  At 17 minutes into the baking, the entire house smelled like almonds.  My daughter said, “Mom, I think that you need to check the cookies.  They smell ready.”  I felt them and they were still soft.  However, she reminded me that they will finish cooking even after I take them out.  She was right.  She is the one who is the baker, but I am learning.  I hope that you enjoy these cookies.  I think that next time I will add quinoa.  Here is the recipe:

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Third View of Oatmeal Pumpkin Coconut Cookies

Activity:  Making Oatmeal Pumpkin Coconut Cookies

Prepping and Baking Time: 33 minutes

Ingredients:

  • (1/4) cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • (1 1/2) cup of almond milk
  • (1/4) cup of grapeseed & sunflower seed oil blend
  • (1/4) cup of sunflower seeds
  • (1/4) cup of pumpkin seeds
  • (1/4) cup of raisins
  • (1 1/4) cup of almond flour
  • (1 1/4) cup of oatmeal
  • (1) teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • (1/2) cup of brown sugar
  • (1/2) teaspoon of baking soda
  • (1) tablespoon of chia seeds
  • (3) tablespoons of flaxseed meal and 4.5 tablespoons of water mixed together

Directions: 

  1. Use parchment paper or grease a full-sized cookie sheet with oil.
  2. Whisk together the following in bowl number one: almond flour, oatmeal, baking soda, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
  3. Mix together the following in bowl number two: grapeseed oil, coconut flakes, flaxseed meal mixture, almond milk, vanilla extract, and brown sugar.
  4. Dump bowl number one into bowl number two and mix well.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to form balls with the cookie mixture and place them on the cookie sheet.
  6. Enjoy and have a blessed weekend!

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Psalms 91:4

Devotion: 6 Ways to Help Someone Grieving or Going Through Trauma

No matter who we are, at some time or another, we are going to experience grief in our lifetime.  Some of us will not only experience grief, but we will experience traumatic events as well.  There is no way to prepare for trauma.  It sneaks upon you out of nowhere, like an ambush.  Grief can be this way as well.  You are not prepared for either of these happening, and you don’t know when the symptoms will occur.  I can remember times that I was in the grocery store, and I felt like grief was going to overtake me in the aisle.  The symptoms of grief are different for everyone.  Some of them may be:

 

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  • irritability
  • regurgitation
  • digestion problems
  • inability to stop crying
  • denial
  • magical thinking
  • physical pain and eye troubles
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Job experienced trauma and grief.  He lost everything that he owned in no time:  everything and everyone except his wife.  For some reason, ever since I was a child, I marveled over how there was always one person who was able to come back and relay the news to Job about the next devastation that hit him.  I have been there with Job.  When you get to the point of such compounded trauma, you just end up numbing out.  Your brain just can’t seem to handle it all.  Job’s friends came to support him, and they were fine until they opened their mouth.  God ended up reprimanding them for going on and on to Job with wild explanations for his “suffering”: After the LORD had finished speaking to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken accurately about me, as my servant Job has.” Job 42:7, NLT 

 

Here are six tips to take to heart if we know someone who is suffering from grief or trauma.

1.  Words and Physical Touch:  Express to your friends or loved ones how much you love them with words or giving them a hug.  If you are not sure of what to say, then just sit with them and say nothing.  Sometimes we say the wrong things without realizing it, even if they are true.  As Christians, we do know that if that person was saved, they will be in heaven with Jesus.  However, it is still hard sometimes for this reality to be of comfort to a person.  It is also hard for people to wrap their minds around the fact  that the person is no longer suffering.  It is still a loss to that person.  Sometimes it is better to remind a person that you will be praying for them.

2.  Meals:  Offer to bring meals over, as well as setup a mealtrain with the small groups at church, as well as the neighborhood friends.

3.  Calls and Errands:  Offer to run errands or make calls to family members, friends, and churches to inform them of the death.  Sometimes when we are in such shock, your focus and memory is off.  If the person has a phone book or contact list, it would be nice to go through the list and call each person.

4.  Babysit:  Suggest taking the kids for a few hours so that the person has time to process and grieve what has happened without having to stuff their pain and scare their children.  This is especially helpful if the children are young.  

5.  Pamper:  Treat your friend or loved one to something that would make them feel good:  getting a facial, mani-pedi, beauty or  barber shop appointment, or a nice outfit.

Have a blessed night!

Katina

The Fear Aspect: Living with and Healing from Trauma on a Daily Basis

For the next two weeks, I am going to do a quick series on the ins and outs of living with trauma on a daily basis.  I am not sure how many of you have dealt with trauma in the past or present, however, it is something that is more prevalent than one may think, and a lot of fears have trauma at the root of it. 

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Women at 10.4 %, are twice as likely as men to experience PTSD.  About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. This is only a small portion of those who have gone through a trauma.  I have been living with trauma all my life, unbeknownst to me. 

What I didn’t realize is that a lot of my trauma manifested itself as fear during my younger years.  After having compounded trauma within the last six and a half years, this fear effect gets multiplied.  Unfortunately, when this happens, we can definitely pray, and start to take deep breaths to help ourselves calm down.  However, the fear is so strong, that you would think that you are in an all out fight for your life.  The fear gets multiplied by fifty.

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About three years ago, my kids were at youth group at church, and a tornado swept through parts of the town where I lived, along with some of the other nearby towns.  I was at home by myself.  Praise God for community!  My friends and I texted and called one another to make sure that everyone was okay.  This discussion took place as I stood in the bathroom with the door closed, begging God for the weather to pass over.  

My mother called to check on me since she heard that the tornado was headed our way.  I could tell by the sound of her voice that she was nervous.  I called the kids at church, and they stated that one of the youth leaders, who was a fireman, told them where to go, and what to do.  I knew that they would be fine, but I kept wondering if I would be okay.  The townhome that I was living in was surrounded by large evergreens on all sides.  I kept thinking to myself, if they were just here, then I would be okay.

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Deep down, I knew that my kids couldn’t control God’s weather.  However, I knew that it would make the out of control fear that trauma had placed on me to loosen up.  I shifted between being okay, and feeling like my whole entire body had been tied up because my muscles were so tense.

Thank God that the weather did let up.  The tornado didn’t hit my side of town, but it did hit all around the church.  God protected the church.  All the while, as I stood there in that bathroom, God had praise music going in my head.  I knew that it was his sign that everything would be okay.  However, because of the fear from trauma, I must be honest, my body was saying a different story.  My kids made it home safely that night, and it was just another testament to God’s faithfulness, as trees had been knocked down everywhere from the tornado.

Have a blessed night!

Katina

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:23, NLT

Six things You Need to Bring the Beachside In

We’ve all heard of the phrase “Bring the outside In”  when we look at home magazines.  For this purpose, since I love the beach, I decided that I would do a blog post on bringing the beachside in.  When I think of the word beach, I think of my feet in the sand, the water, and God’s big, beautiful sky.

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Beach-My Inspirational Spot

It makes me think about painting the color white on a blank canvas, and then painting the blue sky and water, and tan colored sand.  If I wanted to add to this canvas, other things that come to mind is a pier, a chair for one to sit on, minnows in the water, people, rocks, trees, flowers, etc.  Take a few minutes to think about what your beach would look like.

Now, let’s transfer this canvas to your home.  How can one keep themselves at the beach all year round?  Use a room or two in your home as the beach all year round.  I am including pictures of how I brought the beachside into my bedroom:

  1. Paint:  The walls would represent your canvas.  The first thing that you need is the right color of paint.  Bright, airy colors are needed to bring your beach to life.  For my personal choice, I would have shades of tan, cream, blue, or white.
  2. Pictures:  Pictures tell the story of your home.  They give your home life, and they keep your friends and loved ones close by.  Since this is a beach canvas, people, flowers, trees, sand, rocks, and seashells would be great.  However, this is your canvas, and therein lies the fun.  This is one of my favorite pictures from when my children were little.  They were about one and four years old.  Sometimes when I can’t find the colors that I need, I just paint the frames, as well as the furniture.
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My kids when they were little

I found the pictures below at Goodwill for $.99 each a few years ago.  I have two sets of two on either side of my bed.

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Flower pictures
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Set of two flower pictures
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Upcycled Canvas Painting with Burlap

The picture below is one of myself, kids when they were little, mom, and grandmother, who is deceased.

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Picture of myself with my son(lower left), kids when they were younger, and mom and grandmother(deceased)

I painted the canvas paintings on the left below.  Three pictures were upcycled and painted over since my color scheme changed.  The pictures of peonies on the left were taken a year ago.  The clothespins and jute string were $1.00 at the Dollar Tree.

3.  Furniture: The next thing that you would need would be furniture that would give the beach vibe.  Adirondack, wicker, and bamboo seems to do the trick.  If you have more than one style of chair, that would work out nicely.  A mixture of texture gives rooms more of a natural feel, along with an illusion of more depth.  I was blessed a couple of years ago with the wicker chair below.  Next to the wicker chair is a wrought iron plant stand.  I got rid of the glass top to place the plants on.  It safely holds a journal and wallet that my sister bought me when she visited Europe.  I love this journal, but I have to be careful because it can easily rip since the pages are made out of a linen, natural parchment.

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Wicker chair with Pillow Close-up
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Wicker chair with ottoman
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Coin purse and leaf parchment journal

4. Accessories:   Let’s not forget about the accessories.  In the picture above, I have a couple of books resting on top of the ottoman, a pillow, and fun necklaces that help give the beach vibe.  You can also add mirrors to the wall, as you can see in the picture above, a little bit behind the wicker chair.  The mirror was $6.99 at Goodwill.  I also found this mirror a couple of years ago.

5. Bedding:   Using bedding with the same color scheme of tan, creams, blues, and white,  gives even more of a serene feeling.  I upcycled some of the pillow cases with wool squares that I cut from a scarf.

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6. Plants and Flowers:  The last things that you need are plants.  They can be real or fake.  Hanging terrariums are a nice accent.  Using a combination of hanging and non-hanging plants makes your room look even more inviting.

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Flower with Candle

I found the fake plant above at Good will for 3.99.  The candle was on sale at Michael’s for $2.00 during one of their lowest prices of the season.  It smells just like the beach.

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Close-up of Terrarium
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Terrarium with jute rope

The cream colored flowers below are sitting in a mason jar of rocks. They were $1.00 from Dollar Tree.

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Creme flowers inside mason jar with pebbles

Have a blessed rest of your weekend!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Psalms 23:2, KJV

Vegan Spinach, Spaghetti, & Quinoa Twist

I guess if you haven’t realized it by now, I love pasta.  The second two things that have really been my go to is cut leaf spinach and fire-roasted diced tomatoes(salsa style).  You can’t beat buying four cans of this duo for only $3.20.  The quinoa helps to fulfill the protein requirement, which is a bonus.  

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I am not able to tolerate really spicy foods.  However, these tomatoes give just the right kick to chili, burgers, avocado, homemade salsa, and several other things, without being too overwhelming.  This meal was ready in no time.  Since I decided to use two pounds of spaghetti, I had to use a large stock pot.  Please feel free to email me your favorite recipe for spaghetti and I will feature it as a blog post.  Have a blessed weekend!

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Activity:  Making Spinach, Spaghetti, & Quinoa Twist

Total Prepping and Cooking Time:  40 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 2 pounds of whole grain spaghetti
  • 2 cans of cut leaf spinach
  • 2 cans of fire roasted with garlic salsa style diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of marjoram, italian seasoning, or basil
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 1/2 jars of pasta sauce (tomato & basil, garden vegetable, garlic)
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley
  • 1 cup of red quinoa

Directions: 

  1. Bring four cups of water to a boil, then adding spaghetti with one tablespoon of oil added to prevent sticking.
  2. While this is going, bring one cup of red quinoa to a boil.
  3. Boil the quinoa for twenty minutes.
  4. Saute the spinach and diced tomatoes with olive oil, grapeseed oil, or whatever oil you have.
  5. Drain the pasta with a colander or top of the pot.
  6. Add the pasta sauce, vegetables, quinoa, and seasonings.
  7. Makes 15 servings.
  8. Enjoy!

 

I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

Psalms 23: 4, NIV

Warmed and Filled

 

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I like to go to the beach to feel refreshed.  I love watching the ripple of the water hitting the rocks, feeling the breeze, and placing my feet just so in the sand, and reflecting on God’s creation, along with taking a few minutes to just breathe.

 

When we are sitting in “The Son”,

Getting our warmth from “The One”.

Whose burdens are light,

When we surrender our fight.

He’ll fill that empty void.

With his power, sin destroyed.

Running our cups on overflow, 

His name is Jesus, don’t you know?

There is nobody like our Wondeful Saviour Jesus!  We can rest in him when we feel the temptation to get filled up by all the other things in this life that will leave us filling more empty and void of joy!

What are some of the things that you do in order to feel refreshed during the day?  Feel free to comment below.   Be blessed!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psalms 23:5

Oh, the Pain of Waiting

It can be rough when we have to wait on God for his promises to come to pass.  I know myself, there have been times when I went ahead, and did my plan B, instead of waiting for God’s plan A, and then had to suffer terrible consequences.  God later helped o remedy my situation.  Oh, but the painful consequences in not trusting in God’s word, and knowing that it is enough.  God can still bless us when we circumvent his order of things.  However, his way is always the best way to go.  It saves us a lot of extra heartache, pain, and disappointment.  Plus, we are able to enjoy his blessings even more!

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We are waiting, we are waiting, for our son don’t you see,

Name is Isaac, it means laughter, waiting for the fam of three.

We are waiting, we are waiting for a boy to arrive.

We’ve been waiting, way too long, will we still be alive?

What you think, my dear Abe, should we wait any longer?

Getting wrinkled, getting old, can’t ignore this baby hunger.

Take my handmaid, my dear Hagar, she will make our dreams come true.

Oh the opposite, with her Ishmael, she will make your heart so blue.

Oh, but God, kept his word, even in all this mess, 

Here’s dear Isaac, here’s your son, you are now extremely blessed.

Hagar’s mean, I can’t stand her, just can’t take it any longer.

I despise her, will deny her, kick them out and make them hunger.

Oh dear Abe put them out, sent them packing in the desert.

Oh but God, he provided, brought them springs in this mess o’ hurt.

Just in case you get tired from God’s promise when you wait,

Think of Abe, little Isaac, and then Sarah, his dear mate.

Feel free to share in the comments below of a time that you wished that you had waited on God, and you took matters into your own hands.

Have a blessed weekend!

Isaiah 40:31 King James Version (KJV)

31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

 

Vegetarian and Vegan Lasagna

A week ago, I purchased two tin foil lasagna pans to make vegetarian and vegan lasagna.  Well, I have a couple of funny stories to tell about the vegetarian lasagna.  The first story is that I never made lasagna before.  Instead of looking up a recipe, I bought three jars of pasta sauce, vegetables, two boxes of no-boil noodles, and cheese, and then decided that I would look up on the internet as to how to layer it.  A little bit backwards, I know.

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Vegetarian Lasagna

 

The second funny thing is that it originally started out as being a non-vegetarian lasagna, loaded with ground turkey meat.  However, after making all of the layers, I realized that the cooked ground turkey meat was still sitting in the skillet on the bar stool.  So much for that!  I decided that I would use this meat to make my own version of nachos with cheese, piled with toppings for lunch for three days.

 

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Activity:  Making Vegan and Vegetarian Lasagna

Total Prepping and Cooking Time:  1 and 1/2 hours

 

Recipe for vegetarian and vegan lasagna, healthy meal for lunch and dinner.

   Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Saute the mushrooms in vegan butter and minced garlic.
  2. Saute spinach, zucchini, and diced tomatoes with grapeseed oil, adding the mushrooms when they are done. 
  3. While the veggies are sauteing, place the smart ground into olive oil for a little bit.  It will finish cooking in the oven.
  4. Pour pasta sauce into the bottom of each pan.
  5. Add columns of the lasagna noodles on top.
  6. Add all the vegetables into a big bowl.
  7. Using a wooden spoon, scoop the vegetables, layering them on top of the noodles, and then layering the vegan crumble(or whatever meat), and then cheese.
  8. Pour another layer of pasta sauce.
  9. Continue this pattern of layering noodles, vegetables, meat and cheese, with a final layer of noodles on top, with sauce and cheese on top of the noodles.
  10. Bake at 425 degrees for one hour.

 

Both pans together is about 18 servings.

See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43: 19, NIV

 

 

Griddler by Cuisinart

I have one more simple, functional kitchen gadget that I’d like to share with you this week.  I was blessed with this item about three years ago, and I use it more now than ever before.  It’s called the Griddler by Cusinart.  It is also one of those low maintenance gadgets.

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Griddler by Cuisinart

I like the fact that you can push the buttons on the sides to clean the plates.  There is also a pull out tray on the bottom of the griddler, which holds the excess oil.  This tray, along with the snap out griddler plates, take about five minutes total to clean.  There are additional plates that you can purchase to insert so that you can make your own homemade waffles.  With this push out system, it doesn’t get any easier than that.  What I usually do is to turn the griddler on to get hot for about six minutes, and then it usually takes another six minutes to cook whatever I need to fix. I have yet to make pancakes, sausages, or eggs on it.  I like it because it is a grill and a panini press at the same time.  This makes for fun, fast, creative sandwiches.  I will share two recipes that I have made with the Griddler by Cuisinart.  The first recipe is a Cheese Quesidalla, and the second one is a Bagel Mushroom Breakfast Sandwich.

 

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Griddler

Activity:  Making a Bagel Mushroom Breakfast Sandwich

Total Prepping and Cooking Time:  ten minutes

Ingredients: 

 

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Vegan Bagel Mushroom Breakfast Sandwich

Directions:

  1. Place the cheese, cut-up mushroom, and bologna slice inside the bagel.
  2. Add the vegan butter to the top and bottom of the bagel.
  3. Place inside, and press down, making sure that you are using the Panini feature.
  4. Enjoy! 

 

Activity:  Making a Cheese & Parsley Quesadilla

Total Prepping and Cooking Time:  ten minutes

Ingredients: 

cheese parsley quesadilla panini griddler
Griddler by Cuisinart

Directions: 

  1. Place the tortillas on the griddler.
  2. Switch to the panini feature.
  3. Place the cheese inside of the tortillas.
  4. Sprinkle the parsley on top of the cheese.
  5. Spread the butter on the top and bottom tortillas.
  6. Press down for about five minutes.
  7. Enjoy! 

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40: 28-31, NIV

Have a blessed week!