March 13, 2020
The book of Proverbs is known as a book of wisdom. In chapter 15, it gives us wisdom on how to take care of our heart. ❤️
The Hebrew understanding of "the heart" included the emotions, but it also involved the mind, the conscious and the will. It means everything that is going on inside of you.
The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives.
Only God sees and knows the heart of every human being.
We don't even know what all is in our hearts and therefore, we don't know all that we are capable of, good or bad. However, in Proverbs 15 it does tell us 2 things we can do to take care of our heart.
Three Interesting things that I wanted to share with you this week...
1. My book, Moving Forward, is launching on May 10th and I would love for you to be on my book launch team! I believe that God is going to use this book to help people in their struggles of unforgiveness. If you want to be a part of this Forgiveness Movement, get more info here!
3. I heard a great podcast by Greensmoothie Girl where she interviews Annie Grace author of the book The Naked Mind. The podcast is titled "I Stopped Drinking 5 years Ago". It is very informative about what alcohol does to the body and brain. Even if you don't drink alcohol it is very informative and interesting.
Something Good to Eat:
Chorizo Sweet Potato Chili
2 cups peeled and diced sweet potatoes
2 tbsp cooking fat - ghee coconut oil, bacon fat, etc.
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
4-6 slices uncured bacon cooked and drained
1 lb ground chorizo sausage (I bought mine at Whole Foods)
1/2 medium onion diced (or one small)
14.5 oz can Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes
1/2 of a 15 oz can tomato sauce
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Green onion and avocado for garnish
1. Have your bacon cooked, drained, crumbled and set aside
2. In a large skillet or saucepan, add cooking fat and melt over medium heat
3. Add diced sweet potatoes and stir to coat in the fat, sprinkle with salt, then cover the pan and cook about 2 minutes. Uncover and stir again to brown evenly. Continue to cook 2-5 minutes until soft, adjusting the heat to avoid burning.
4. Once sweet potatoes are soft, add the diced onions and cook about a minute, stirring.
5. Next, add the chorizo to the pan, breaking up the lumps and stirring with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir over medium heat until nicely browned.
6. Once the sausage and sweet potato mixture is browned, add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and spices and stir to combine flavors.
7. Continue to cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture begins to bubble, then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
8. Once ready to serve, add the bacon to the chili. Serve over your favorite greens and garnish Individual servings with sliced green onion and avocado.
ONE question for you...
What song or songs do you usually sing or hum as you go throughout your day?
If no one has told you today, I think you are awesome!!