七月二十六

Summer is for Salad Dressing

2017年6:58,Janelle Bradshaw撰文 归档下家政|Recipes

关于我,一个鲜为人知的事实是我实际上喜欢18luck外围投注沙拉。In fact,我整个夏天都做沙拉。现在,I may be a teeny-weeny bit picky 18luck外围投注about veggie toppings.我不吃西红柿或芦笋。我只吃未煮熟的胡萝卜和煮熟的花椰菜。I won't touch cauliflower with a ten-foot pole,但是给我黄瓜和辣椒一整天。然而,如果我们在这里诚实,每年夏天沙拉占据我晚餐菜单的主要原因是调味。And the bacon.And the cheese and the homemade croutons.但回到着装上。我们女孩们有一些沙拉酱的菜谱,这些菜谱太好了,不适合我们自己。我已经变成了一个自制的调味料势利鬼,我再也不能吃商店买的调味料了。看看这些美味的食谱,和我一起吃沙拉。You're welcome!!

Thousand Island Dressing:

1/2杯蛋黄酱

2大勺番茄酱

1大勺白醋

2茶匙糖

2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish

1茶匙洋葱,finely minced

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 dash black pepper

把所有的原料放在一个小碗里。搅拌均匀。

把调料放在有盖的容器里冷藏几个小时,stirring occasionally,so that the sugar dissolves and the flavors blend.

Greek Salad Dressing:

2 cloves garlic,剁碎的

1 teaspoon dried Greek oregano

2大汤匙蛋白黄汁

1大勺新鲜柠檬汁

2大勺红酒醋

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼茶匙新磨黑胡椒粉

1/2 cup good olive oil

把所有佐料搅拌在一起。在冰箱里冷藏几个小时,然后用来混合口味。

菠菜沙拉酱:

半个小的中洋葱

½ cup cider vinegar

杯糖

1/3杯番茄酱

1杯油

2 tsp.伍斯特沙司

In blender place the onion,醋和糖。把洋葱搅拌成粉。加入剩余的成分,彻底搅拌。冷藏。

Greg's Special Dressing

1 Qt。沙拉酱

3吨。柠檬汁

4吨。cracked black pepper

2/3 Cwater

1 t.A-1 sauce

10滴L&P伍斯特郡

5滴塔巴斯科酱

t。dry mustard

1吨。大蒜粉

½ c.帕尔马干酪

2 T.granulated sugar

2 T.欧芹碎

把所有调料混合在一起。在冰箱里冷藏几个小时,然后用来混合口味。

莫顿蓝奶酪调料:

2杯蛋黄酱

1 cup sour cream

2大勺酸奶油

1/4 cup buttermilk

1茶匙杜尔基沙司(在调味品通道或调味料中出售)

1/2茶匙调味盐

7盎司蓝奶酪,破碎(约1.5摄氏度18luck外围投注)

salt and pepper

在一个大的搅拌碗里,whisk together the mayonnaise and sour cream.Add the buttermilk,Durkee sauce,还有调味盐。搅拌均匀。Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and whisk again.用橡皮刮刀,轻轻地拌入蓝奶酪。转移到一个装有密封盖的储物容器中,冷藏至少一天,最多四天。

七月二十

宽恕是什么样子的??

2017 at 7:25 am   |   by Carolyn Mahaney 归档下圣经中的女性身份|友谊

Recently,I shared a few thoughts in response to a question from one of our readers: how do we deal with our emotions when another Christian sins against us and there is no reconciliation??

We must向上帝寻求智慧和安慰在这种困难的情况下,and we mustobey his Word in our attitude and actions,无论情况的痛苦或复杂。

Much more needs to be said 18luck外围投注about applying the gospel,上帝的主权,罪的教义,个人圣洁,forgiveness,以及和解等。基督徒之间的冲突。为了进一步研究,I recommend starting with慈善及其成果乔纳森·爱德华兹。

我想总结一下与宽恕有关的一些实际问题:很少解决的问题,但对我们的情绪来说却是麻烦的问题。

Christians can be pretty fuzzy 18luck外围投注about forgiveness,这使得约翰·派珀的观点尤为重要:

“不悔改的人的放纵和悔改的人的宽恕不一样。事实上,我不确定在圣经中宽恕这个词是否适用于一个不悔改的人。所以有一种感觉,完全的宽恕只有在对忏悔做出反应时才可能发生。”“

What do we do when there is no repentance to respond to?或者,当有人说话,表现得好像他们没有得罪我们,我们该如何回应?Do expressions of affection from someone who has betrayed us mean we should all go back to the way things were?In this post,I'm considering these questions in light of sins by another Christian such as slander,敌意,cheating,偷窃,说谎,或欺骗。

考虑到我们对宽恕的模糊性,我们需要强调并更好地理解圣经中关于宽恕和友谊的说法,18luck外围投注and also what it does not say.

If we are to live at peace with all menso far as it depends on us(Rom.12:18),we have to understand exactly how far it depends on us.我们的问题不能是:别人对我有什么期望?? 更确切地说,we must ask:What does God require of me??

Answering this question brings clarity.它有助于我们以一种清醒的良心向前迈进,even if we are swimming against a current of expectations from others;它清除了许多在破裂的关系之后的混乱。

1。 Forgiveness doesn't mean we must agree.

圣经没有任何地方要求我们同意来解决与另一个基督徒的冲突。我们要爱他们。We are to refrain from retaliation.我们要为他们祈祷。But we are not required to agree with them.

In fact,we mustagree if agreeing means violating a biblical conviction.在道德或伦理问题上坚持自己的立场不是不友善的,不饶恕的,或固执,but right.It is not un-Christian,but uniquely Christian.

Even if well-meaning people encourage us to agree for the sake of unity,we must graciously resist that pressure when biblical issues are at stake.

查尔斯·斯普金幽默地说:我认识好人,在我们在天上相遇之前,我永远不会完全在家里,至少,we shall agree best on earth when they go their way and I go mine."“

2. Forgiveness doesn't mean we must trust.

“You can actually look someone in the face and say: I forgive you,but I don't trust you"约翰·派珀坚持说。This is not rude or unforgiving.这是明智的。

如果有人背叛了你,表现出对真相或名誉的漠视,你没有义务再信任他们,即使他们请求你的原谅。

Some新利18luckIM电竞牛times as Christians we experience false guilt on this point.当有人请求我们的宽恕或像什么都没有发生过一样的行为时,我们可能会觉得,我们不信任他们,从而抑制了宽恕。一位富有洞察力的牧师解释说:

There is confusion between forgiveness and restoration….To explain: If a friend seriously betrays me,I am mandated as a Christian to forgive him if he asks for it.But I think I would be foolish to restore him to a position of trust.我经常用“如果有人照顾我的孩子,却忽视了他们”来比喻保姆。I should forgive them if they repent;但让他们再照顾孩子是违法的。

相信一个人,through lying or slander,违反了我们的信任。我们必须谨慎小心地对待未来与那个人的关系。

如果有人背叛了我们的信任,they must re-earn it,随着时间的推移,证明他们的新利18luckIM电竞牛悲伤是真实的,并以神性的形式证明悔改的结果。This is possible,上帝的恩典,and I have witnessed,你可能也有,the sweet restoration of trust that can flow from repentance.

But a glossing over of the issue,a half-hearted apology,or an expectation of immediate restoration does not obligate us to trust someone,除非或直到他们证明自己值得信赖。

三。 Forgiveness doesn't mean we must remain close.

Sen新利18luckIM电竞牛timentality muddies the waters of forgiveness.“渴望”事情是这样的”不是友谊的可靠指南。过去亲密的友谊并不要求我们保持亲密。

友谊是圣经中的一个重要范畴,我们必须高度重视。If we pretend that certain sins don't have a devastating effect on a relationship,we deny what Scripture says 18luck外围投注about the meaning of friendship: trust,loyalty,honor,truthfulness,恒常性,和牺牲的爱。

真正的亲密只有在这些条件下才可能。

If someone betrays us but fails to acknowledge that sin or make restitution,然后把他们联系起来,就好像什么都没有发生一样,这将破坏圣经中的友谊的意义。

但如果一个人意识到自己的罪行,asks your forgiveness,证明他们的可信度,你的关系可能会恢复;you may even be closer than ever before.然而,we are under no biblical obligation to be close again.如果我们分道扬镳,我们没有辜负宽恕,也没有不尊敬上帝。

也许我们现在发现自己的处境和以前不同了。上帝每次审判都能带来好处,may have used this broken relationship to move us into new areas of service and caused new,godly,友谊的绽放。

We must recognize these as blessings from God and move forward to serve him in the new ways to which he has called us.God does not expect us to maintain the same level of closeness with every Christian for the rest of our lives.

4。宽恕的确意味着我们相信上帝。

Finally,as we try to carefully pick our way through the rubble of a broken relationship,我们必须把剩下的困惑和问题留在我们爱的手中,天父。Take this wise counsel from Dr.棉花马瑟:

It may not be amiss for you to have two heaps: a heap of Unintelligibles,and a heap of Incurables.Every now and then you will meet with something or other that may pretty much distress your thoughts,但烦恼的最短途径是,to throw them into the heap they belong to,别再为他们难过了。18luck外围投注

You will meet with some unaccountable and incomprehensible things,particularly in the conduct of many people.把它们扔进你那堆无法理解的东西里;leave them there.不要再麻烦你了;hope the best or think no more 18luck外围投注about them.

You will meet with some [unpersuadable] people;没有律师,对顽梗的人,没有理由作什么。把他们扔在不能医治的堆里。把它们留在那里。And go on to do as well as you can,what you have to do.Let not the crooked things that can't be made straight encumber you.

And remember,首先,上帝是善良和明智的,因为他统治着你处境的每一个方面。I leave you with these encouraging words from John Piper:

上帝不只是在麻烦过后出现并清理它。He is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far-reaching purposes for our good and for the glory of Jesus Christ.

“义人的救恩是从耶和华而来的。he is their stronghold in the 新利18luckIM电竞牛time of trouble."“PS。37∶39


~from the archives


以前的帖子:

当以前的朋友做他们做的事时,我们该怎么做??

问与答:我该如何处理破裂关系带来的痛苦??

七月12

Teaching Our Children 18luck外围投注About Beauty

2017 at 9:54 am   |   by Janelle Bradshaw 归档下圣经中的女性身份|Beauty|母性

“在这个变坏了的美丽世界里,我们如何养育我们的孩子?“妈妈和妮可书附录中的这个问题,,真美-is on the forefront of my mind these days as my three daughters are getting older.Two simple ideas have been guiding my approach of late.

First,I've been considering my own childhood experience.我妈妈听从自己妈妈的忠告和榜样,尽量减少对我小时候的外表的过度关注。它会及时到来,新利18luckIM电竞牛我奶奶会告诉她。No need to rush.In my case,我对自己的外表漠不关心,18luck外围投注即使在我十几岁的时候,“它“还是没来。

我的姐妹们(比我大四岁和五岁)喜欢讲这个故事,她们最后是怎么去找我妈妈的,问珍妮尔是否可以偶尔开始梳头。18luck外围投注毕竟他们必须和我一起出现在公共场合。我很高兴地报告说,我现在每天都刷头发,甚至化妆。“It"终于来了!但回头看,我明白在我年轻的时候,缺乏对外表的关注是我生活中的一种保护手段。我发现我与世俗美容标准的斗争是最小的,我知道这部分是因为我妈妈的智慧允许我“年轻”别急着把我变成成人。

Secondly,几年前我被一个朋友的谈话激怒了。生了四个男孩后,她怀了一个小女孩。我的朋友终于开始设计那个女孩的托儿所,想引用真美在她女儿的房间里:True beauty is to behold and reflect the beauty of God."她希望女儿在成长过程中每天都能回忆起对美的真正定义。这么简单的想法,yet the potential effect is immeasurable.我以她为榜样,hanging the same words on my daughters' walls.My youngest can't even read yet,but as soon as she can,I want thoughts of the Savior's beauty to fill her mind each day.

我们周围的世界从来没有让我们更难用圣经中对美的理解来抚养女儿。But God has not called us to a hopeless task,and I encourage every mom (of girlsboys) to read真美仔细考虑附录,新利18luckIM电竞牛“真正的美和我们的孩子。”“

“恩典的美,藉着耶稣基督的福音,胜过我们自己的心,却没有失去它的能力。我们的救世主可以为我们的孩子做他为我们做的事。Grace makes true beauty irresistible.因此,我们在神的盼望中祷告,要使我们的儿女的眼睛,能看见耶稣基督的华美。“~Carolyn Mahaney and Nicole Whitacre

七月

Teaching Our Children 18luck外围投注About Work

2017 at 6:47 am   |   by Nicole Whitacre 归档下母性

If you were to come to my house today,你会发现,on the chalkboard in the kitchen,the Whitacre Word of the Week:"勤劳的which means"勤奋和勤奋。”对于暑假的开始,这似乎是个奇怪的词,but it's there for a reason.That's because one of the lessons we are trying to teach our children is the value of hard work.As Ben Sasse puts it in his recent book,,消失的美国成年人,we don't just want our children to learn how to work hard,we want them to"接受他们作为工人的身份。”“

Work is not something you do during the school year so that you can grow up to do it from 9-5 and then complain 18luck外围投注about it the re新利18luckIM电竞牛st of the time.工作是上帝的恩赐和召唤(创1:26-28)。“既然上帝是召唤人们去工作的人,“Leland Ryken解释道,“工人变成了管家是上帝。”That's how we want our children to think 18luck外围投注about themselves.你是谁?We are workers,我们是侍奉上帝的管家。We have been saved by God's grace from sin and wrath to do good works (Eph 2:10).

Creating workers is a work in progress.但今年夏天,我们特意为这个目标做了一些事情。

First,we want to teach our children that serving God starts small—in the home,在当地的教堂里,在社区里。所以,we have taken our boys over to serve the widows in our church with yard work.我们要求我们的女孩在家里做各种各样的家务,为家庭服务。我们计划去拜访附近的一些老人。

Secondly,we are teaching each of our children to create something.这个项目的灵感来自于Sasse的书,书中他指出,现在的孩子们经常学习如何消费而不是生产。所以女孩们正在学习如何缝纫和使用缝纫机,希望每个人在夏天结束前都能有东西展示。我们中间的儿子正在做一个鸡笼,而且进展顺利!我们的大儿子正在完成一个写作项目的路上,他已经花了一段时间在修修补补了。

我们还特意在一个有很多工作要做的社区买了一所房子。Our yard is large and overgrown.有很多木头要砍,挖树桩,and 18luck外围投注about a million weeds to pull.当然,our yard is great for backyard soccer games and catching fireflies,但我们提醒我们的孩子这是一种祝福责任。创作任务是”subdue the earth"applies to this little plot of earth that we are blessed to call ours.

我们发现,某些孩子比其他孩子更喜欢某些类型的工作。One of our boys really enjoys schoolwork,另一个喜欢做体力劳动never the twain shall meet."所以,我们向热爱园艺工作的儿子和热爱写作和阅读的儿子发出挑战,出去用他的手工作。I'm not sure if either of them will everlovethe same kind of work,但我希望他们都能学会以各种形式与懒惰作斗争,and do全部的their work cheerfully as unto the Lord.

我们听起来像刻薄的父母吗?It is夏天after all!这不是让孩子们休息和放松的新利18luckIM电竞牛时候吗?请知道我们给孩子们带来了很多乐趣。We go to the pool and the library,踢足球,打开洒水器,and make frequent stops for slushies.但我们希望我们的孩子们能学会更多地欣赏休息和娱乐,因为他们已经学会了如何工作。我们的祈祷是,他们今年夏天所做的工作将渗透到他们的骨骼中,并将作为他们身份的一部分嵌入其中,这样无论上帝叫他们做什么工作,they will grow up to think of themselves as"stewards who serve God."“