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Italian Chickpea Bread Casserole
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Rachel Randolph


Ingredients

½ pound chickpeas, soaked or 2 cans drained and rinsed

16 oz crushed tomatoes w/ basil

2 c. veggie broth or water

1 t. coconut or brown sugar

1 t. balsamic vinegar

2 T. dried minced onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups small tomatoes, whole (I used 8-9 campari tomatoes ) or 16 oz of canned whole tomatoes

8 pieces of bread, (I used Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain bread)

Olive Oil for brushing bread

Salt & Pepper


Optional Garnish of Caramelized Balsamic Onions

1 onion, sliced

1 T. Olive Oil

1 T....



Rachel Randolph is co-author of We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook and Nourished (Zondervan, 2013, 2015) with her mom Becky Johnson. She lives near Dallas with her husband Jared and their toddler, Jackson.

Shocking their meat-lovin’ families, the couple decided to give up meat, dairy, and eggs in 2010. Rachel’s passion for cooking ignited as she set out to make vegan food taste delicious. She and Becky share a food blog (www.welaughwecrywecook.com), where vegans and omnivores are both welcome at the table, and laughter and love are the key ingredients to every dish. Previously, Rachel founded RedCouch PR where she helped authors promote their books. Rachel also blogs at The Nourished Mama: www.thenourishedmama.com.

 


An Interview with Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach
Author/Musician Interview

Teen rebellion is seen as a cultural norm, but is it really? Or is it more that youthful rebellion is not properly understood, especially within the Christian environment?

Bible Gateway interviewed Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach (@LifeAsADare) about her book, Why I Didn’t Rebel: A Twenty-Two-Year-Old Explains Why She Stayed on the Straight and Narrow–and How Your Kids Can Too (Thomas Nelson, 2017).

Why is teenage rebellion against parents accepted to be normal?

Rebecca Gregoire...

Author Chat: Melody Carlson
Author/Musician Interview

Title of your most recent book:

The Christmas Blessing

Who is the book primarily for?

Readers of all ages, who want to read an uplifting Christmas story.

What do you love to write and what inspired you to start?

I mostly love to write fiction. Probably because I’m a storyteller at heart. My love of writing and the challenge of storytelling probably influenced me to get serious about my writing early on—and it’s probably the same thing that motivates me all these years and books...


Inspirational Quote

Anxiety and depression are invitations into Sabbath rest. When you are laid flat and there’s nothing you can do except beg for help, Jesus tends to meet you in that place.

Scott Sauls


Prayer for the Day

Father, to be honest, I'm not the best listener, and I often go in so many directions that I do all the talking and don't wait to hear what you have to say. Teach me to hear your voice, and grant me the faith to trust and obey. 


Prayer for the Day

Father, lead me in your ways, and teach me your commands. 


Inspirational Quote

Solitude is the garden for our hearts which yearn for love. It is the place where our aloneness can bear fruit. It is the home for our restless bodies and anxious minds.

Henri Nouwen 

Suicide, Mental Illness, and the Church: An Interview with Kay Warren
Current Happenings

Ed: When talking about mental health, I often think of Galatians 6:2: “Carry one another’s burdens.” I know we want to be a caring church, but I think a lot of churches don’t know how to be a carrying church. Why should we carry the burden of people who are living with mental illness or considering suicide?

Kay: The obvious reason is because Jesus cares about them and he walked alongside people in their most desperate times. When people were cast out by society, like the...

The Discipline of Praise
Discipleship Moment

by Bill Myers


As a closet Eeyore, praise does not come naturally for me. But over the years I’ve developed it as a habit . . . singing, humming, quietly thanking God throughout the day. Why? Because it focuses me on the real Truth of who He is, and not the false truth of situations.

But what if I don’t feel like praising Him, doesn’t that make me a hypocrite? Not at all. It doesn’t matter what my uninformed mind thinks or my fickle emotions feel; God’s sovereignty and love are the...



Bill’s work has sold 8 million books and videos and has won over 70 national and international awards including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award. He is managing partner of Amaris Media, a motion picture company. His latest non-fiction book is titled, “The Jesus Experience - Journey Deeper into the Heart of God.” www.billmyers.com


Tim Tebow kicks off the school year with book report contest
Current Happenings

In conjunction with the release of his new book, Shaken: The Young Reader’s Edition – Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way (WaterBrook, September 12, 2017), Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL quarterback and now professional baseball player Tim Tebow is launching a book report contest that is running from September 26, 2017, through January 8, 2018. Aimed at youth ages 10 to 15 years old, this contest encourages reading and writing and reminds them of their identity in...


Inspirational Quote

The Lord stands above the new day, for God has made it. All restlessness, all worry, and anxiety flee before him.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Prayer for the Day

Thank you for your promise, Father. Grant that my roots would go even deeper, so that as i trust you more day by day, I'll grow in confidence and experience life abundant, even producing fruit into old age. 


Prayer for the Day

Lord, teach me contentment. Thank you for what I have. 


Inspirational Quote

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

Henry Ward Beecher


Prayer for the Day

Oh Father! Let me walk in your presence. Let me live my life face-to-face with you, knowing you so intimately that just a look can communicate. 

God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Current Happenings

As psychiatrist Curt Thompson has written, “To be human is to be vulnerable.” Suffering disinters vulnerability, illuminating a feature of our humanity we’d often rather ignore.

Some of us are forced to confront our vulnerability when tragedy strikes, when natural disasters hit, or when relationships crumble. For me, vulnerability crept up from within my own flesh and bone. Nearly nine years ago I became ill with a disease that would come to dominate my adult life. Everything turned out...

Tips for Growing Great Kids #195
Parents Place

by Cheri Fuller


Set up a balance beam for your child to walk on in the backyard grass. Use two concrete blocks on each end and a long two-by-four block of wood.




Cheri Fuller is a gifted speaker and award-winning author of over 45 books—including her newest, Dangerous Prayer: Discovering Your Amazing Story in the Eternal Story of God (Barbour Books). Having been awarded the Gold Medallion for her coauthored book and twice the Silver Medallion, Cheri’s works have sold well over one million copies and impacted people both in the U.S. and around the world. Order Dangerous Prayer from www.amazon.com.


Your Love Defends Me // Matt Maher
Video of the Day

Your Love Defends Me from Matt Maher, featuring Drew Greenway. Enjoy!

Penne Pasta with Roasted Veggies and Mariana Sauce
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


1 Vidalia onion, peeled and sliced into strips

1 red pepper (washed, cored, and sliced into strips)

1 yellow pepper (washed, cored, and sliced into strips)

1 green pepper (washed, cored, and sliced into strips)

Fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 box Penne Pasta

2 Cups Store bought Mariana sauce

½ cup grated Monterey Jack

½ cup grated mozzarella

2 cups frozen peas, thawed

1 cup grated Parmesan

2 tablespoons butter

¼ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


I’ve gotten us started by prepping our peppers.  I’ve...



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Inspirational Quote

Trust God for your current life circumstances and believe that He has called you this day to be courageous.

Beth Moore

How to Grieve With People Who Are Suffering
Current Happenings

Have you ever felt unsure of what to do as you watched a friend grieve a loved-one? My wife recently lost a cousin in a tragic car accident.

Almost five years ago, four days before my wedding, my mom was also killed in a tragic accident. This was the second funeral I attended since mom’s, and each time I found myself at a loss for what to do.

You would think it would come easy for me, since I know what grief is like. But it’s almost as if because I know what it’s like, I find myself more...


Prayer for the Day

Lord, may your power weight my life toward your glory. 


Prayer for the Day

I choose you, every moment of every day. I choose joy and hope. Right here, right now. 

“You Did Not Forget.”
Discipleship Moment

by Tricia Williford


This first appeared on Tricia's blog

“You did not forget
to punish the guilty
or listen to the cries of those in need.”
Psalm 9:12

Those first four words have captured my heart this morning.  You did not forget.

We are living in a time when something is wrong every single day.  Hurricanes. Investigations. Allegations. And this morning, the worst mass shooting in the history of America.  I watched the news this morning, watched the people falling to the ground, watched the...



Tricia is a remarried widow, a writer, teacher, reader, and thinker, and the author of three books. Thousands of readers join her each morning for a cup of coffee as they sign online to read today's funny, poignant stories that capture the fleeting moments of life. 

Each of her posts here were first shared on her personal blog and are shared here with her permission.


Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Baptized in Hotel Pool Before Game
Current Happenings

Before their game against the Carolina Panthers this week, members of the Philadelphia Eagles gathered around their hotel’s pool, and prayed together as wide receiver Marcus Johnson was baptized.

Along with a picture, he tweeted, “First time being Baptized! Corporate Worship is a beautiful thing!! Cleansed & Reborn in JESUS name!! #WholeHeartedly”

Click through to continue reading. 

Heavenly Chocolate Cake
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


4 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 sticks butter, melted

4 tablespoons cocoa

1 and ½ cup self-rising flour

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups chopped pecans (optional)


Second layer: 2 cups small marshmallows


Icing:

1 box powdered sugar

4 tablespoons cocoa

½ stick butter, melted

½ cup Coffeemate vanilla creamer


We’ll begin by creaming four eggs with two cups of sugar. Then we’ll stir in 2 sticks melted butter, one and half cups flour, four tablespoons cocoa and 2 tsp. vanilla. Mix and pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish....



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Inspirational Quote

Let your cares drive you to God. I shall not mind if you have many of them if each one leads you to prayer. If every fret makes you lean more on the Beloved, it will be a benefit.

Charles Spurgeon

Why Can't We Disagree Well?
Current Happenings

Well, the debate about taking a knee just took an odd turn.

Last Sunday, after players at an Indianapolis Colts home game chose to kneel during the national anthem, Vice President Mike Pence decided to walk out of the game. On social media, President Trump signaled that, perhaps, this was a planned walkout designed to rebuke the players for their protest.

And so our country goes further into the rabbit hole of a debate over patriotism.

And we go further down the rabbit hole of missing the whole...


Inspirational Quote

Do not worry! Earthly goods deceive the human heart into believing that they give it security and freedom from worry. But in truth, they are what cause anxiety. The heart which clings to goods receives with them the choking burden of worry. Worry collects treasures, and treasures produce more worries. 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Prayer for the Day

Lord, lead my heart into fuller understanding so you can express your love through me. 


Prayer for the Day

Father, I know that you are not holding anything back. I think you that you are pouring out a tsunami of blessings. 


Inspirational Quote

The answer to deep anxiety is the deep adoration of God.

Ann Voskamp

Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash Cobbler
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Rachel Randolph


Ingredients

2 lb, ~ 6 c. butternut squash, cut into small cubes (Found mine pre-cubed at Costco)
4 T. butter (I used Earth Balance coconut spread)
2 T. sugar (I used coconut sugar)
1 package Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix
1 c. water
1/3 c. oil

Optional toppings: Crushed gingersnaps or nuts (pecans or almonds), whipped cream or ice cream.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In an 8 1/2 x 11 cake pan, mix butternut squash, butter, and sugar.

Bake squash for 15 minutes. Meanwhile...



Rachel Randolph is co-author of We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook and Nourished (Zondervan, 2013, 2015) with her mom Becky Johnson. She lives near Dallas with her husband Jared and their toddler, Jackson.

Shocking their meat-lovin’ families, the couple decided to give up meat, dairy, and eggs in 2010. Rachel’s passion for cooking ignited as she set out to make vegan food taste delicious. She and Becky share a food blog (www.welaughwecrywecook.com), where vegans and omnivores are both welcome at the table, and laughter and love are the key ingredients to every dish. Previously, Rachel founded RedCouch PR where she helped authors promote their books. Rachel also blogs at The Nourished Mama: www.thenourishedmama.com.

 


The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women
Current Happenings

As a millennial Christian, Kathryn Freeman’s experience at work captures both the open doors and stubborn glass ceilings facing many professional women today. The director of public policy at a faith-based nonprofit in Dallas, Texas, Freeman describes herself as “a strong personality, meaning I am not shy about voicing my opinions.” She says her bosses, mostly older men, welcome this strength. Her gifts and ideas are encouraged and expressed in her role advocating on complex issues...


Inspirational Quote

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” 

~ Charles Spurgeon