I love my job. For years I’ve been trying to find my niche, and now, I feel it’s fallen into my lap. Throughout all my failed attempts at various careers, there’s been a constant theme that has always fed my soul…. discipleship. I love nothing more than pouring into other women except being poured into myself. 🙂 I particularly enjoy talking with real women like you who are living, serving, loving, working, nurturing, striving to live a life pleasing to the Lord and reflective of Him.
When I look at stories in the Bible- how women mentored each other through marriage, taught each other how to develop a trade, supported each other through childbirth and mothering, traveled in red tents together at certain times of the month- I can’t help but think this is not only natural and practical; it must be the way God intended for us to do it. Mentoring is a gift to us and few of us actually know how receive it or practice it.
Here’s one Action Step; I would like to challenge you to consider reaching out to a woman you admire in your church community. Ask her if she could meet with you for coffee one day this week or maybe right after service? Pray about asking her to mentor you. Keep in mind, she does not have to have it all together; she just needs to be the kind of woman who points you back to the Word of God and encourages you to lean into the Spirit of God.
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Here’s that recipe for Braciole from “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Do you have a couple you can try new foods with?
Braciole (pronounced “YUM!!!!”)
- 1 pound beef, sliced very thin (this is the KEY! My butcher sliced it too thick! This is what led to the wrestling match in my kitchen….)
- 1/2 C Ian’s bread crumbs (these are gluten free but you can use panko)
- 1/4 pound (that’s right) Parmesan cheese, grated (I buy the big container in the refrigerated section at Costco)
- 1/4 C fresh basil (fresh is best, but if you must, use powdered)
- 1 1/2 C fresh, chopped tomatoes
- 1 1/2 C tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 t garlic powder
- 4 cloves fresh garlic, pressed, minced
- 1/4 C currants or golden raisins
- 1/2 t red pepper flakes (if ya like it hot)
Take a slice of beef, place bread crumbs, cheese, spices inside, roll up and secure with a toothpick. Repeat with the rest…..
Brown the rolls on low (don’t cook them; just sear them on all sides.)
Then put the rolls in a crockpot on low with the tomatoes and paste. Add salt, pepper.
I turned the rolls over after about an hour. 4 hours on low should cook the meat through and still keep it tender. Melts in your mouth!!!