February 21, 2020
Today, let's test our words and see how you score.
Which of these phrases sounds more like you? There are two phrases with each number, I want you to print this off and highlight or circle the phrase that most sounds like you.
1. Remember that I’ll be praying for you today. Or, hope you have a good day.
2. I love spending time with you. Or, how long is this going to take?
3. I really want to hear what you have to say. Or, are you through talking, I have something to say.
4. Jesus loves you and so do I. Or you say nothing, you hardly ever, if ever, say I love you.
5. You’re such a problem solver! Or, here let me do that, you're not doing it right.
6. I’m proud of you and who you’re becoming. Or, you can't do anything right.
7. You are God’s workmanship. Or, you are a mistake.
8. Our family wouldn’t be the same without you. Or, you are the Black-sheep of the family.
9. You inspire me in so many ways. Or, you don't motivate me, I have to do things myself.
10. You’re brave; so go ahead and try something new today. Or, you are doing what?
To finish the test and see 3 things you can do to encourage people, Click below!
Interesting things that I wanted to share with you this week...
1. I found this cool web-site that encourages you to write, 750words.com. One of the things I like about it is that it tracks how many times you get distracted. LOL! The designer encourages you not to edit as you go, but to just get stuff out of your head. So you may start by writing one thing and end up on another. I have really enjoyed it and maybe you will too.
2. Have you taken the Word Test yet? If not, click above to go take it. And there are also some very practical things you can do to improve your words.
3. What am I reading or listening to? I love listening to books! Suffer Strong: How to Survive Anything by Redefining Everything.
Katherine Wolfe had a brain injury and was left handicapped and in a wheelchair. In this book, Katherine challenges us that we can see her wheelchair but so many of us are living in emotional wheelchairs that people cannot see. What if we were able to see our "wheelchairs" and pain as a blessing, how would our lives change?
If you read it or listen to it let me know what you think. :)
What's For Dinner?
This is an easy recipe that you can make on the stove or in a crockpot or instapot. I have made this the night before and then just heated it up for dinner. Enjoy!
Chicken and Quinoa Bowl
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup chopped red onion
1⁄4 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1 lb. organic boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
1⁄2 cup chopped carrot
1⁄2 cup chopped celery
2 teaspoons minced garlic
5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
3⁄4 cup red quinoa
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
1/3 cup sliced kalamata olives
Sea salt & pepper to taste
Melt coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
Add chicken, carrot, celery and garlic. Continue cooking an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add broth, quinoa and herbs. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer about 15 minutes until chicken and quinoa are cooked.
Remove from heat, stir in olives and season to taste with salt and pepper.
ONE question for you...
Who is somebody you can text right now to encourage with your words?
If no one has told you today, I think you are awesome!!