One of the quick meals the girls loved when they were still at home was Hot Dog Roll-ups. Yummy, quick and delicious, you can read step-by-step directions on how to make them here in a previous blog-post.
I don't know if you are a connoisseur of hot dogs or not, but my family loves the Oscar Mayer brand. Just sayin'
Myself, I wouldn't mind trying this recipe with a Nathan's hot dog, but that's just me.
Once my family decides they like a certain brand of food, that is the only brand they want from here on in, world without end.
Speaking of brand loyalty, I'm reminded of one of my favorite stories from when the girls were little. When our oldest daughter started school, I would ask her every day what she had for lunch. She never knew. Evidently from noon to 3:30 p.m. was too long for that information to remain in her brain. One day, she actually remembered what she had for lunch.
"It wasn't good, Mom," she declared. "The lunch ladies just can't cook as good as you do."
I was all, "Yes! I knew all that reading of cookbooks, menu planning and trying new recipes was paying off!"
"So, what did you have, honey, that didn't taste as good as Mommy's?"
"Chicken nuggets. They were nasty. They didn't taste like yours at all."
My bubble burst. How could just pouring frozen nuggets out of a bag be that hard? Turns out it wasn't my cooking she loved so much, it was the BRAND of nuggets I was smart enough to buy that made the difference!
Do you know, she still talks about my nuggets to this day? That's because Wal-Mart discontinued their Great Value brand of Southern chicken nuggets in the pink bag. We still mourn the loss of that nugget. I kid you not, we mentioned them fondly not long ago.
Yesterday, we talked about fresh grace. Today, I want to focus on how that grace helps us. The awesome thing about Jesus is that He experienced life just like we do. Fully God and yet fully human, He moved into our neighborhood and did life among us. He knows what it feels like when we are tired, frustrated and "hangry" (hungry and angry). He knows our fleshly life sometimes gets in the way.
For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16
I love the part that says come boldly to the throne of grace. Don't dilly-dally. Come and just say what you need. He promises mercy and He will help you find grace - the two best helpers ever!
What do you do when you get "hangry?"
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