God’s Love

Early this year, I found these verses in the Bible.

Philippians 4: 4-9

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

I pray. I try to pray as often as I can- whenever I need to talk to Him. However, I have to admit there are nights when I just sleep without saying my prayers.  I am the kind of person who fervently prays to God when deeply troubled yet forgets to regularly pray when life is sweet. I am human. I am a sinner. Yet when I am feeling low, God is always there for me.

Over the weekend, I was feeling terrible. There were things I wanted to get done that did not get done. There were things that I wanted to happen that did not happen. These were simple things yet it felt like a heartbreak even if I did not know what a heartbreak feels like. I was emotional yet I kept a straight face. Then I remembered those verses. I prayed. I convinced myself that my worries will end for God knows what is in my heart. I still slept with worries but with some ray of hope.

Then something magical happened. I got things done today and I felt God’s hands in my life as I received some good news. There is really nothing to worry about.

Overnight Oats and Salad Wrap

I have been chatting with a friend and she mentioned she was making overnight oats.  We had oats in the fridge and I wanted to make one, too.  Overnight oats are oats soaked in liquid and kept in the fridge overnight.  Yes, you eat the oats in the morning. No cooking necessary. The recipe I found calls for rolled oats but what I had was instant oats so I used the instant oats. What I did was soak the oats in low-fat milk and yogurt.  I just eyeballed the proportion of the oats with the milk-yogurt mixture.  I added a pinch of cinnamon just because I have cinnamon in the fridge.

This is what it looked like after being soaked overnight.

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You can scoop this to your bowl and add fruits. In my case, I added banana, mango and raisins.

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Hmm.. something is missing. I added Twinkles. :D Twinkles is a fruit-flavored cereal made of oats.
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Try this! You can experiment with other toppings for the oats.

My food experiment did not end there. I bought a pack of tortilla wrap in Malaysia. We were in the grocery and I wanted to use up my ringgits. I did not want to be bothered into exchanging them to peso. My friend bought packs of tortilla wrap so I bought one, too.

The wrap is going to expire next week so it was crunch time for me to make something with it. I heated the wrap on the pan following the instructions on the package. I gathered my ingredients. I choose fruits and vegetable that I like to eat. I got lettuce, carrots, green tomatoes, apple, mango, avocado. I cut them in julienne slices, arranged them on the wrap, topped with cheese and drizzled with store-bought caesar dressing and cheez whiz. Then, I wrapped it.

Voila!
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My uncle and one aunt loved it. The other other aunt looked like she was forced to eat it. She is not really adventurous with food so we already anticipated that reaction from her.

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There were four of us in the house so I made only four wraps.
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There are leftover ingredients so I made salad the next day. I still have four wraps left which I am using for another food experiment this weekend.

If you can’t find tortilla in your grocery shelves, you can make the wraps in your own kitchen. I found the recipe here. I will test this recipe soon.

Happy weekend!

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10 Things I Learned from My Friend, Ayet

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