I can’t believe summer is almost over and school started today! Do you have a friend or family member who is facing some anxiety about starting school? Or a new job interview or a relationship problem? Whatever the problem when we face change in our lives anxiety and stress can slowly creep in and sabotage our trust in ourselves and our believe that God is really with us. It can eventually manifest itself in behaviors that aren’t Godly.
I mentioned my favorite radio station in my last post and once again one of the on air personalities, Brant Hansen https://www.facebook.com/branthansenpage?fref=ts, said a very real and practical comment earlier this week. He said if you are worried about doing something, we need not worry because “when we trust in God we don’t have to be great.” Isn’t that fabulous? Hearing this immediately made my heart calm.
When you or some one you know is struggling share this concept with them! It is so simple but so powerful! Helping our kids understand God’s greatness has been hard for me, especially once my kids became teenagers. I want them to have their own faith, any faith, but not mine. If I can convey to them that they can do anything, remembering that they don’t have to be great, the possibilities are endless.
Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.-Ephesians 3:20
Zucchini and Squash “Noodles” with Broccoli
I am loving my spiralizer this summer! If you don’t have one, buy one! These noodles really do have an al dente taste and I didn’t even miss the pasta!
2 T Olive Oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 C Broccoli florets, cut into smallish pieces
1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes (you could easily use cherry tomatoes whizzed up in your Vitamix)
Crushed red pepper to taste
1-2 T fresh basil, chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Spiralize your zucchini and squash using the smaller holed blade and set aside
2. Heat a large, deep pan on medium heat and add the olive oil and garlic and saute for about 30 seconds
3. Turn up your heat a bit and add the broccoli and saute for 3 minutes
3. Add the can of tomatoes and continue cooking for 3 minutes, should be bubbly
4. Add your “noodles” and toss them until coated and cook for about 2-4 minutes until al dente.
5. Add some crushed red pepper and the basil if using. Season with salt and pepper