Monday, September 29, 2008
For this particular get together we had five or six people more than who we had invited, but no problem. We had Seviche and they brought more fish to add to it. For those of you who do not know what Seviche is I'll explain... It is baically a fish coctail (if you're interested read about it inmy post Recipe for Seviche) . It contains tomato, onion, cucumber, salt, a salsa called "Guichol", lime and fish. It is sooooo good. I was a little worried about trying it the first time because it is raw fish, but after making it myself I saw that the lime actually cooks the fish, wierd huh?! Anyway, we had a great time swimming and talking. I'd say that these get-togethers are one of the neatest things about living here in Mexico. It reminds me of the cell-group we used to be part of in Oregon... Sigh... I love looking back on fun times!!!
(Hasiel listening to Andrew's tape-player, isn't he cute!)
(This is our pool. It was a gift from a friend and has served as a great ministry tool and a place to cool off... Funny, all of my friends' blogs are talking about "settling in for the winter" for us we still have to use fans in order to sleep at night!)
(Braulio and his wife Pily)
(Evie playing with Madai-- pronounced Mad-i-ee -- she's Braulio and Pily's little girl)
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Makes 3 servings
(Read through all instructions BEFORE beginning)
You will need:
1/2 lb. fish fillets
1 cup chopped tomato
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup peeled, seeded and chopped cucumber
1/2 cup lime juice
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup V8 juice
Step one: Chop fish fillets into 1/4 - 1/2 inch cubes.
Step two: In mixing bowl combine fish and lime juice. Stir together and set aside.
Step three: Chop onion into thin slices and add to fish. Stir together and set aside.
Step four: Chop tomato and cucumber into small cubes, set aside.
Step five: Add salt to fish. Stir and let set for for 5-10 minutes. This will give plenty of time for the fish to cook. The fish is cooked and safe to eat when it is no longer opaque.
Step six: Add tomato, cucumber and V8 juice to fish.
Step seven: Add a dash of tabasco sauce to taste (the normal is about 1/2 tsp.).
Step eight: Refridgerate and serve with tortilla chips! Some people like to add Ketchup for an added flavor!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Just yesterday when I was at church I recieved what you might call a revelation from God. Now it wasn't a flash of lightning or a booming voice... It was more like an image placed in my mind and an idea that was ground-shaking to say the least. I was sitting in my seat and praying during the worship time and I began to think about the future and, subconciously, making plans. While I was doing this I suddenly recieved a rebuke, or you could say a reminder, so sharp that I knew I couldn't be from me. It basically said "what are you doing? Don't you know that this isn't your home? Where are you storing up your treasure?" Then I saw an image in my mind that was almost half a feeling. It was like I was past this life, standing before God and I was looking back on my life... If you've never felt this then I really can't explain it very well, but I'll try. Honestly, I have a hard time imagining anything beyond this life. I mean, I believe in heaven and I AM a Christian, and I AM going to be with God some day. But to be able to picture that?? I've never, This was the closest I'd ever come to actually understanding what the Bible meant when it said that this life is like a blink of an eye. It only lasted about a second and then the feeling was gone, but it's not something easily forgotten. Right after the feeling left I had the overwhelming urge that I had to write about this on my blog, so here I am writing!!!
1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive
you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. "
This is what I believe God has given me to share with you.
Look on your life. Can you accept the fact that this life means nothing, and that in mere moments you will be before God? And you must realize that it will be mere moments. This life passes quickly. Even if you're young and it seems that you have a long time left, you don't know what will happen tomorrow. And, even if you live out your entire life, you will (not might) have to give an account to God of EVERYTHING you have done. Weather you are Christian or not you must ask yourself, "Why do I get up every morning?" "Why do I make plans for my future?" Are you planning, or have you give God your future? Even if the things you are planning are "For God" or "Christian" if you're doing it outside of God's will or without His guidance, then you should examine your reasons again. Don't get me wrong, it's not necessarily bad to plan, just make sure that you're planning with the thought "if it's your will, Lord" and not trying to get the Lord to work with your plans. I don't know about you, but at the end of my life I want to be able to say as Paul, knowing that I did my utmost to give God everything!
2 Timothy 4:7-87 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Makes 2 eight or nine inch cakes
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
So, school is finally back on... including French! I'm actually glad in a way, one can get kind of stir-crazy with nothing to do. One really neat thing about my French class is that (at least for a few weeks) our teacher has a friend visiting from France. Practice, yes!!!!!!! Oh, but it's soooo much easier on paper!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
My room also had a leak on the wall, but it was considerably easier to move the stuff out of harms way.
The boys had a few leaks in their room. A few of them were even over their beds! (I was just thinking, doesn’t it look like it would be fun to slide down those stairs! lol ;^)
Of course, as soon as we had gotten everything moved the rain stopped. That’s how it always works, but really, it was a blessing in disguise… okay, okay, it was really disguised, but a blessing nonetheless! My Mom and I had been planning for over a month to take all the books off the shelves, move the shelves and get rid of the books we didn’t read anymore. I must say that it was not a pleasant way to be spurred into action, but it did make us get it done. I must say, it does look much nicer with the shelves organized and more accessible!! What do you think??
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I think: That God is King of all creation I know: Jesus as my Savior!
I have: A black and brown german shepherd black lab cross
I hate: Cucumber and Zucchini I wish: That I could be a better Christian
I miss: My friends from the States!
I fear: Many, many things... actually I don't like small dark and humid places
I feel: tired and hot right now!
I hear: the fan, a movie my brothers are watching and the tapping of the keys on the keyboard
I smell: cornbread and dust on the air
I crave: more peace in my life
I search: for more knowledge and wisdom (aka: more of God)
I wonder: if it will ever cool off around here!! lol I regret: the mistakes I've made and the things I've said that have hurt others I love: Jesus Christ my risen savior!!!
I am not: a quiet person
I believe: that Jesus Christ died 2000 years ago so that we would be able to live beside Him for all eternity
I dance: Sometimes, like at concerts and stuff like that
I sing: all the time! I love, love, love, love singing... did I mention that I like to sing?
I cry: whenever I need to let it out
I don’t always: keep my temper in check
I fight: to not fall into temptation
I write: letters and blog posts
I win: at nothing recently
I lose: at soccer
I never: swim in swamps
I always: love to talk with my Mom
I confuse: myself
I listen: to God... or that's what I try to do.
I can usually be found: at home or over at our church
I am scared: of many many things.... isn't being scared the same as fearing?? I'm confused...
I need: To trust God more
I am happy: To trust in God and live my life under His wing
I imagine: A life without sorrow or pain
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