“BROKENNESS”…IS THE BEGINNING OF PERFECTION.

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“And he said unto me..; My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Recently I’ve found myself dealing with many struggles around my life that I haven’t been able to understand. Though I’m an author that writes much about spiritual warfare and identifying things that seems to attack Believers unaware, at times we receive these attacks when we’re least expected from those we feel are most dear to us. They are unaware of course that they are merely the means of the enemy to slip in when your guards are down such as Job’s wife; “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!” Job 2:9, and our Lord to Peter after pronouncing to build His church upon him; 

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Bob Knew

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“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure…

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Knock-Off Recipe Test: Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

My Foray Into Food Storage

Yesterday, my husband and I went to Disneyland for a DLD (Disneyland Date).  I saw a Wetzel’s pretzel stand and really wanted a pretzel, but I cannot eat the entire thing (at least I shouldn’t).  My husband said that he only likes Auntie Anne’s pretzels, so we went along our merry way.  Of course, the thought of pretzels stayed there in the back of my mind, so I decided to try a knock-off recipe for Auntie Anne’s Pretzels as the first post in my new “Knock-off Recipe Test” series.

I found several on the Internet and settled on one found on Food.com.  You can see it here.  It took a couple of hours, but, most of the time, as with many bread recipes, was just waiting for the dough to rise.  Here are some pics of my pretzel making adventure.

I started with the yeast.  First I put 1 1/2 cups of warm water in my handy, dandy Pyrex glass measuring cup.  Then, I added 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.  Next, I added the yeast, and let it sit. I started with the yeast. First I put 1…

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