Monday, April 18, 2011

Meatless Monday

Chickpea Salad Wraps

(for a big batch)
2 cans chickpeas rinsed and drained
1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
2/3 cup plain greek yogurt, thinned a bit with water
1 tsp cilantro/lime "pesto" (1 bunch cilantro, juice of 1 lime, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 cup olive oil, salt and red chili powder to taste blended in a food processor)
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

Pulse all but 1/4 of the chickpeas and all the red onion in the food processor until roughly chopped and blended. Keep it chunky. In a bowl combine this mix with the remaining whole chickpeas. Set aside. Mix together the yogurt, cilantro "pesto", and mustard. Combine 2/3 of this yogurt mixture with the chickpeas and red onion and add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Keep the rest of the yogurt mixture as a spread for the wraps. Refrigerate until you're ready to use.
To assemble to wraps, spread the yogurt mixture on a tortilla, flat bread, or pita. Top with salad green and a generous scoop of the chickpea salad. Wrap, and you're ready to go!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Joshua 3:5

"Then Joshua said to the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you."

Friday, March 18, 2011

For Japan with Love

The reports from Japan have been devastating, and my heart goes out to all the people and families affected. I'm honored to be part of theBloggers Day of Silence today, organized by Ever Ours and Utterly Engaged.

Please consider donating here.

P.S. Other ways to get involved: 
* A Help Japan print.
* A Help Japan poster.
* An SOS Japan necklace.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


 A man goes out on the beach and sees that is it covered with starfish that have been washed up in the tide. A little boy is walking along, picking them up and throwing them back into the water. "What are you doing, son?" the man asks. "You see how many starfish there are? You'll never make a difference." The boy paused thoughtfully, and picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean. "It sure made a difference to that one," he said.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Leaving on a Jet Plane


Dear Friends and Family,
Greetings! I pray that this letter finds you and your family well.I am excited to share that I have been blessed again to be able to go to Africa. I will be returning to Malawi with Johnson Ferry Baptist. We will be planning to do more discipleship lessons with the women, which I am very excited about. I am looking forward to seeing them again and see what the Lord has done in their hearts over the past year. We are also planning to do some other events with the tribe, but we are in prayer about it and letting the Lord lead the trip where he sees fit.  
On June 25th I will be departing to go work along side and organization called Children of the Nations. Children of the Nations sees itself as a “movement of people” gathered by God to provide quality care to children under His guidance. He has created a worldwide body of people with a common passion who deny themselves to care for children. Children of the Nations is not a “missionary sending” agency but utilizes individuals from around the globe, tapping into their talents in a professional manner, which strategically assists the overall mission in accomplishing its goals. 
I am writing to ask for your prayers and participation. Please keep my team and myself in your prayers in the months to come. Prayers are needed to reach people with the gospel and for our safety both traveling and while in Africa. Pray that the Lord will prepare our hearts to be open to whatever he has planned for us while we are overseas. 
Please join me in this adventure. I would love for a group of people dedicated to pray for my team and I while we are in Africa. Also, I am asking you to prayerfully consider supporting me financially however you feel led. My goal is to raise $2000 towards my trip. I know it is a lot but I know God is more than ‘a lot’! :)  Thank you for your prayers and for your participation with me in this endeavor. I am very excited and I will send you an update once I have returned from my trip. 

“The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike.” I Samuel 30:24  

Thank you for sharing with me in this mission!

With Love,


*All donations are tax deductible and checks should be made out to Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Please do not include my name on the check for tax-deductible reasons; I have included a return envelope with my name at the bottom.