God’s Love > Our Weakness

God’s Love > Our Weakness

When I had come into my room one evening recently, a thought immediately came to mind. This may look like a normal occurrence to you – we’re always thinking, right? lol – but this time was not one of those very common cases.

There will be times occasionally when an idea suddenly comes to me, or is the answer to something I was questioning in my heart, and it doesn’t feel the same as a normal thought. That is because it has been inspired by the Holy Spirit. ❤ The one that I desired to share with you today is, as you saw in the title:

His love is greater than our weakness.

Our shortcomings, our sins, our mistakes, our failures – everything we’ve ever done that we aren’t proud of and wish could be erased, as well as every painful memory we’ve buried, pushed out of sight, and turned away from.

There is absolutely nothing His love cannot heal.

In our past, present, and future … in every person that has ever been created … from the most prominent of sins, to the slightest mistake …

His love is greater still.

There isn’t one thing you could imagine up or draw on from your past that is greater than His mercy, forgiveness, and grace.

And He loves all of us so much.

If there was only one thing I could desire for my readers to know or understand better after visiting my blog, it would be this:

It is never too late to accept the gift of His love.

He is the One Who inspires me to reach higher, love more, and chase after His dreams – not my own. His love is the number one thing that has impacted my life so immensely, so passionately … it is my deepest desire that you, the reader, know the Lord’s love in this same way.

“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9 ESV

If it is on your heart to talk to someone, I will be here for you. ❤ Comment down below, or visit my Contact page, if you like. In case you’d like to read further in the Bible, John 3 is the very first chapter I read on my own, and it continues to bless me to this day. I pray that the Lord will be with you. ❤ ❤ ❤

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Fall Harvest Chex Mix!

Fall Harvest Chex Mix!

Hi there, guys! I hope that you’re all having a beautiful day. 🙂 ❤ I have an amazingly delicious treat to share with you today!! It was a breeze to make, a big hit for my whole family, and because I made a half-batch, I have enough to make more, haha! This treat/snack is called fall harvest chex mix!

I got the original recipe here! Like I said, I halved the recipe, and I also omitted the Bugles. Everything else stayed the same, and the directions were very easy to follow.

Let’s jump right into this!

Fall Harvest Chex Mix

The ingredients I used are below:

Fun fact: I over-eagerly dumped the wrong ingredients together in a bowl, so Joshua and I had to separate the rice chex out by hand. lol

^ Picture proof. That’s why you read the instructions carefully, kids!

Once the candy was in one bowl and the rice chex and pretzels were in another, this is how they looked!

I made the glaze that went with the rice chex and pretzels, then poured it over them and slowly mixed it until they were covered evenly. This was very easy, as well, and I was happy with how the texture of the glaze turned out. The other times when I’ve worked with a warm sauce/glaze that has to be whisked until it reaches a certain texture has been hard for me, but this recipe made it simple!

There isn’t much of a visible difference, except you can see that they’re a little bit shiny, haha!

Related Post: Homemade Candied Pecans

The next part reminded me of when I made the candied pecans recipe for the first time back in February; you spread the food out into an even layer on the baking sheet, then bake for 45 minutes, stirring them every 15. This was my first time using parchment paper in baking, actually, and it worked very well!

Once they had cooled, I was then able to pour them in with the candy ready in the other bowl. I had done it prematurely earlier in the day (lol), but now was the time for them to make a delicious snack combo!

Sorry about the overexposure on the picture above; sometimes, the metallic siding of the mixing bowl I usually use will make my phone’s camera think I’m pointing at DIRECT SUNLIGHT, and everything gets white and fuzzy. Haha! I kept having to manually bring down the exposure because the camera wouldn’t pick up the room’s lighting correctly.

Once I had transferred this treat to the glass container I was going to keep it in, I brought out the festive props and took some more pictures.

I have never been more happy with how a still-life photoshoot turned out!!! All of the fall vibes are killing me hahaha

{Final Verdict}

This Fall Harvest Chex Mix is the best treat I’ve made in a while! However, I do have a few complaints. (Nothing big; just things I’ll change or do differently next time.) The main one is that the candy pumpkins were hard to eat – me and my whole family much preferred the candy corn, which tastes exactly the same! Next time, I’ll do more candy corn and omit the pumpkins, even though they are very cute and picture-worthy.

My only other issue was that it was hard to get a nice handful of the snack that included pieces of all the different candy and pretzels/rice chex because the heavier items (mainly the Reese’s Pieces) fell down to the bottom of the glass container. I might have to store them differently next time so that eating this treat is easier!

I hope that you guys enjoyed reading this post! I was very happy with how it turned out, and I’m sure that you’d love it if you tried it, too.

Would YOU like to make this treat?
Click here for the recipe!

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‘Home’ – A Short Story

‘Home’ – A Short Story

“You were absolutely wonderful, sweetheart!” The woman knelt down in front of the young child, securing her camera back around her neck. With a smile, she reached out and pushed back the blond curls that framed her daughter’s face. “Are you ready to be done with our little photoshoot now?”

“Yes, mommy,” the child replied, her little crooked grin lighting up the porch. After a moment, her focus returned to the treasure she held tightly against her sweater. With obvious determination etched across her sweet face, she handed it back to her mother. “I don’t want to drop it and break it.”

“Yes, that would make all of us very sad.” Standing up, the woman approached one of the porch banisters and set the lantern there, a sly smile creeping up on her lips. “Let’s keep it lit up here for daddy to see when he comes home.”

Before the child could respond, the distant sound of crunching gravel came to their ears. As it quickly drew closer, the distinct barking of their German shepherds excitedly let the girls on the back porch know of the friendly visitor that was drawing near. The young girl squealed and clapped her hands, then flew across the dimly-lit yard, her mother on her heels.

In the seconds that followed, the pickup truck was parked and a handsome man hopped out, joyfully welcoming his girls back into his arms.

“Daddy!” the little girl cried as he picked her up and tousled her soft hair. “You’re finally home!”

With tears of his own streaming down his cheeks, he gave his wife a kiss, then transferred the military hat he wore to the head of his daughter. “It has been too long, sweetheart,” he whispered, drawing his family closer to his heart. “But I’m finally home.”