"Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding". Prov.4:7(NKJV)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Curried Deviled Eggs

Here’s a recipe where I took my original way of making deviled eggs and added an extra ingredient for a different flavor my family loves. These aren’t my best looking eggs. I was in a hurry so I just piled it on instead of filling them neater. At least I know they’ll get ateSmile


IMG_20150524_200945_511Curried Deviled Eggs
Ingredients:
6 hard boiled eggs (see note below)
1 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp. Mayo
1/4 cup sweet pickled relish
1/4 tsp. curry powder (use more if you like)
salt and pepper to taste
paprika for garnish (optional)


Directions:

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Peel and cut 6 hard boiled eggs in half. Use a plate to lay these on.

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Plop out yolks into a small bowl. Mash until fine.

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Add in other ingredients (You can switch sweet relish for dill pickle relish if you desire. I use a dash or two of salt and pepper in my egg filling). Mix well and fill each egg half with filling. Sprinkle paprika on each egg and transfer to an egg dish to chill and serve. If you are making these the day before be sure to cover with plastic wrap or store in a covered container.

IMG_20150524_194603_942Note: To make the perfect eggs that are easy to peel and have no green on the yolks try these tips. Put cold eggs in pot with cold water. Add 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. white vinegar to water. Turn on high heat and bring to a quick boil. As soon as it starts to boil don’t let it go past a minute. Immediately turn off heat, cover, and set on a cool part of stove. Let sit like that undisturbed for 13 minutes. Uncover and pour off water. Let cold water run over eggs for a minute to cool down. Add cold water and some ice cubes to pot. Let sit until no longer hot to handle. To peel: crack eggs on the ends first then all around. Carefully pull the shell in the direction that easily comes off egg without tearing it up.
 


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Memphis BBQ Rub

My family and I are originally from the south. We moved to the Midwest 7.5 years ago. We miss the slow pace of life as well as the food from back home.  We hear so much about Kansas City BBQ being the best. I guess to the people here it is but for us nothing can beat a good Memphis BBQ. For some odd reason people think we don’t use sauce (only dry rub) when we BBQ. Maybe they are thinking of some of the restaurants and the BBQ cooking contest. Growing up my mom used Kraft BBQ sauce and I do too.

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I searched online for Memphis BBQ rub. For the past 7.5 years I have used this rub to season meats before we grill/BBQ them. I use BBQ sauce as well not just the rub. This stuff is good on ribs, chicken, beef, and other pork. It’s the only season I use. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:
3 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. onion salt
1 Tbsp. garlic salt
1 Tbsp. ground black pepper
1.5 Tbsp. dried basil
1/2 Tbsp. ground mustard powder

Directions:

Mix ingredients together and use to season meat of choice. Just sprinkle desired amount on there. For ribs or steak just rub into meat before grilling. Add BBQ sauce the way you normally do. We cook ours with some sauce on it. I mix some Kraft original BBQ sauce with some honey. Sometimes I add a few drops of Tabasco for an extra kick.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

God's Plan for a Christian Wife pt.6

1 Peter 3:1-6 More on Submission

KJV-

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

(A saved wife married to an unsaved husband should not think she's to go around demanding her physical and spiritual rights and reject her husband's authority (leadership). She is not to take on a superior attitude thinking she knows more than her husband and treats him with disdain, rejection, or become indifferent to her own husband when she sees other men at church who loves Christ. If she keeps going on like that he could become distasteful and repulsive to her. This is out of the will of God. She is not to preach to or at him and badger him about the gospel. It's her example of living out the Christian life that will speak volumes not her words to him. This does not mean a wife is inferior to her husband in any way.)

Now a look at this verse in other translations:

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In like manner, you married women, be submissive to your own husbands [subordinate yourselves as being secondary to and dependent on them, and adapt yourselves to them], so that even if any do not obey the Word [of God], they may be won over not by discussion but by the [godly] lives of their wives,
When they observe the pure and modest way in which you conduct yourselves, together with your reverence [for your husband; you are to feel for him all that reverence includes: to respect, defer to, revere him—to honor, esteem, appreciate, prize, and, in the human sense, to adore him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy your husband].
Let not yours be the [merely] external adorning with [elaborate] interweaving and knotting of the hair, the wearing of jewelry, or changes of clothes;
But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God.
For it was thus that the pious women of old who hoped in God were [accustomed] to beautify themselves and were submissive to their husbands [adapting themselves to them as themselves secondary and dependent upon them].
It was thus that Sarah obeyed Abraham [following his guidance and acknowledging his headship over her by] calling him lord (master, leader, authority). And you are now her true daughters if you do right and let nothing terrify you [not giving way to hysterical fears or letting anxieties unnerve you].

NASB-

In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior. Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God. For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands; just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.


NKJV-

Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.

God's Plan for a Christian Wife pt.5

1 Timothy 5:14 Marriage, bearing children, and Managing the home

(I have a Greek meaning to share with you before you read these verses. The word oikodespoteo means to rule or guide (run) the house. This is the Greek word for "keep house".)

KJV-
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

AMP-
So I would have younger [widows] marry, bear children, guide the household, [and] not give opponents of the faith occasion for slander or reproach.

NASB-
Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach;

NKJV-
Therefore I desire that the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity to the adversary to speak reproachfully. 


Titus 2:3-5 Primary Roles of the Wife

(I have some Greek meanings I want to share before you read these next few verses. The Greek word oikourgos comes from two root words: Oikos (did you recognize this word from the yogurt at the store?) means "a dwelling, a home, or a household", and ergon means "to work or be employed". In these verses a worker (keeper) of the home is someone who guards the dwelling or is a keeper of the household.)

KJV-
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

AMP-
Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,
So that they will wisely train the young women to be sane and sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and to love their husbands and their children,
To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited).

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In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. They are to teach what is good, so they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and to love their children, to be self-controlled, pure, homemakers, kind, and submissive to their husbands, so that God’s message will not be slandered.

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Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

God's Plan for a Christian Wife pt.4

1 Corinthians 11:3-9 The husband is head of his wife

NKJV-

But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man is not from woman, but woman from man. Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. 
(A look at the notes from Grace To You explains this verse in greater detail) 
 
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But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of the woman, and God is the head of Christ. Every man who prays or prophesies with something on his head dishonors his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since that is one and the same as having her head shaved. So if a woman’s head is not covered, her hair should be cut off. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, she should be covered.
A man, in fact, should not cover his head, because he is God’s image and glory, but woman is man’s glory. For man did not come from woman, but woman came from man. And man was not created for woman, but woman for man.

NASB-

But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ. Every man who has something on his head while praying or prophesying disgraces his head. But every woman who has her head uncovered while praying or prophesying disgraces her head, for she is one and the same as the woman whose head is shaved. For if a woman does not cover her head, let her also have her hair cut off; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, let her cover her head. For a man ought not to have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man. For man does not originate from woman, but woman from man; for indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake.



Ephesians 5:22-24 and 33b Submission

NKJV-

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. 33 ...let the wife see that she respects her husband.
(Wives are to model "act out" the church being submissive to and glorifying Christ by submitting to their own husband's authority. This is a willingly and voluntarily response to God's will. Wives are fulfilling their God-given responsibility when willingly submitting to their own husband.)

A look at these verses in other translations:

AMP-

22 Wives, be subject (be submissive and adapt yourselves) to your own husbands as [a service] to the Lord.
23 For the husband is head of the wife as Christ is the Head of the church, Himself the Savior of [His] body.
24 As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands.
33 ...and let the wife see that she respects and reverences her husband [that she notices him, regards him, honors him, prefers him, venerates, and esteems him; and that she defers to him, praises him, and loves and admires him exceedingly].

HCSB-

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord, 23 for the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so wives are to submit to their husbands in everything. 33 ...and the wife is to respect her husband.

NASB-

22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.33 ...and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.


NIV-

22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 33 ...the wife must respect her husband.


Colossians 3:18 Another scripture on Submission

KJV-
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

AMP-
Wives, be subject to your husbands [subordinate and adapt yourselves to them], as is right and fitting and your proper duty in the Lord.

MSG-
Wives, understand and support your husbands by submitting to them in ways that honor the Master.

NASB-
Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

NLT-
Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord.

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