Thursday, July 26, 2012

What's for dinner?

I love having a meal plan. My day is so much easier when I know what I am going to fix for dinner. I can wing it through breakfast and lunch but if I don't have a dinner idea before 3:00, I start sweating. Well, maybe not actually sweating but my adrenaline is definitely up.

I started meal planning right after we got married to coupon more effectively. Although I still use coupons for some things, most of the time I can't find coupons for the food we eat. I have been trying to eat more whole wheat, homemade, less processed food for the past 2 years, but my husband wants to eat stuff that tastes good. Imagine that?!

So planning meals for my family can be somewhat difficult. I feel like we eat the same thing all the time. I am going to challenge myself to try to make one new thing every week so we can have some variety on the table.

Here is next week's menu plan:

Sunday- leftovers
Monday- Dinner with Extended Family
Tuesday-  Homemade Sloppy Joes, Potatoes and Onions
Wednesday- Chicken Dumplins, Apples, Corn
Thursday-  Sour Cream-Beef Casserole, Broccoli
Friday- Taco Salads
Saturday-  Chicken and squash skillet

Banana Bread
Brownie Dessert

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Beginning My Blog

After following several blogs, I have decided to start one of my own. My intention for this blog is to document the happenings within my family and share my personal thoughts. I want to be able to look back at these postings and remember what the Lord has done in me and in my family. I chose the title Lifted by Love from one of my favorite hymns, Love Lifted Me.
 I came to know the Lord at a young age and I often wonder how my life would have turned out had I not given my heart to Jesus. I am so thankful for His sustaining grace and His many blessings in my life. I am thankful for a family who prayed for me and taught me things of God at an early age. I want to be faithful in teaching my children to know God and His love for them.

On Wednesday nights we have been studying the promises of God and it has been very encouraging to me. I am hoping that through this blog, I will be able to document how God is fulfilling these promises in my life and be an encouragement to others. 

God is with me. I will not fear.
God is in control. I will not doubt.
God is good. I will not despair.
God is watching. I will not falter.
God is victorious. I will not fail. 

His promises are always true. He will not let me down.