Thursday, October 22, 2009

Interesting thought and a recipe...

"Solomon, when writing the books of wisdom for Israel, made the point that a cord, or rope, braided with three strands is not easily broken (Eccles. 4:12) Likewise, when giving, praying, and fasting are practiced together in the life of a believer, it creates a type of threefold cord that is not easily broken. In fact, as I'll show you in a moment, JESUS took it even further by saying, 'Nothing will be impossible'(Matt. 17:20)

Could we be missing our greatest breakthroughs because we fail to fast? ... Remember the thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and hundredfold return JESUS spoke of (Mark 4:8,20) Look at it this way: when you pray, you can release that thirtyfold return, but when both prayer and giving are part of your life, I believer that releases the sixtyfold blessing. But when all three---giving, praying, and fasting---are part of your life, that hundredfold return can be released!"~Jentzen Franklin "fasting"

I tried this last night. It was awesome, easy, and delicious! I got it off of
If you like broccoli cheese soup, I encourage you to try it! It's YUM!!!

Broccoli Cheese Soup

1/2 cup butter
1 onion, chopped
1 (16 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli
4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 (1 pound) loaf processed cheese food, cubed
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2/3 cup cornstarch
1 cup water

In a stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter until softened. Stir in broccoli, and cover with chicken broth. Simmer until broccoli is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
Reduce heat, and stir in cheese cubes until melted. Mix in milk and garlic powder.
In a small bowl, stir cornstarch into water until dissolved. Stir into soup; cook, stirring frequently, until thick.
12 servings