All posts tagged: Thanksgiving

Have the holidays become too stressful?

Originally posted on Michelle Leigh Writes:
The holiday season is in full gear. As we have already passed Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Christmas is just around the corner. And I have to say that I’m still slightly in disbelief at how quickly its come, yet again. As I get older, I’ve realized something. Time speeds by, each year it gets quicker and quicker. Everything becomes stressful and timed, and we make it more commercial then spiritual and magical like it should be. I remember when I was a kid, I used to get so excited when Christmas was near. It was my favorite time of year. I remember decorating the tree with my family and playing Christmas songs as early as October, sometimes even in the summer time because I was just so infatuated. Now it seems as though no one has time for anything anymore. No time to decorate, or shop, or be festive. Everything is like warp speed and before we even get to Thanksgiving they are already shoving Christmas down our throats. Stores commercialize…

Creflo Dollar, Last Rites and the Rich Young Ruler

Originally posted on The Millennial Pastor:
Mark 10:17-31 As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” … Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” … But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.” (Read the whole passage) Sermon Thanksgiving has become an odd holiday for us. And it isn’t just that Thanksgiving isn’t really a Christian holiday… since it isn’t about Christ specifically, because we do practice thankfulness as Christians each time we gather for the Eucharist or Lord’s supper.…

Homemade Cornbread

Originally posted on Vogue & Dreams:
I don’t know what’s been up with me lately, but I’ve been baking a lot lately. I’m not usually one for baking, but it’s actually been such a nice thing to do when I have a break from working. And this time, I took a break from baking brownies and decided to make cornbread, a Southern classic. I had been craving it all summer and finally decided to do something about it and make it myself. I have shared my recipe down below. If you guys end up making it, definitely tag me so I can see how yours turned out!! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of cornmeal 2 1/2 cups milk 2 cups of all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon sal 2/3 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small bowl, combine cornmeal and milk; let stand for 5 minutes. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, whisk together flour,…