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Collecting Coins, Yummy Recipe & One Year Bible Reading


This week, Parker’s school Fellowship Christian, has been collecting coins to raise money for Wiphan Care Ministries! The kids have gotten REALLY excited about collecting coins this year—if they fill up their classroom jar they get an ICE CREAM PARTY (YUM!). They only have 8 kiddos in the preK classes where the other upper grades have 18.

Parker told me yesterday, “Mom, we only have 8 kids in our class, and the other classes have like 1800!!! But we can still do it!” Love his competitive spirit;).

He blew me away on Monday when he came home and got out his savings jar. I asked him if he wanted to give a percentage of it away, and he told me that he wanted to GIVE ALL OF IT. Naturally (my yuck nature), I said, “ARE YOU SURE?!” And my sweet son looked at me like that was a crazy question and said, “Yes! I want to give it all for the kids in Africa!”

O LORD, give us faith like a child! If we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move to a mountain and it will move. I believe you want to do GREAT things in Africa, at Wiphan, with the many adoptions in progress…help us Lord to have faith like our own children and to trust you with EVERYTHING!


If you like reubens and quesillas…this recipe is for you! SO YUMMY! This is great for lunch and appetizers. It’s even good the next day heated up. I made these last Saturday so we wouldn’t have to cook on Sunday…

Stacked Tortillas Reuben
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Bake Time: 10 minutes Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes

1/2 medium sweet onion diced
2 Tbsp cooking oil
1 cup sauerdkraut
1 tsp. caraway seeds
4 10-inch tortillas
1/2 cup Thousand Island salad dressing
8 oz. thinly sliced corned beef
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In skillet, cook onion in 1 tbsn oil until tender. Add sauerkraut and 1/2 tsp caraway seed. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

2. Brush remaining oil over 2 of the tortillas. Place, oiled side down, on 2 large pizza pans or baking sheets. Spread salad dressing over tortillas. Top with corned beef, onion mixture, and cheese. Top with remaining tortillas. Brush with remaining oil; sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake 10 mintues or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges and serve.

***If you don’t have Thousand Island (which I forgot to buy at the store for this recipe) you can whip it up yourself with 1/2 cup mayo, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 tablespoon white vinegar, 2 teaspoons sugar, 2 teaspoons sweet relish, 1 teaspoon finely minced onion, 1/8 teaspoon salk and a dash of black pepper.*** Tuck that one away for an emergency;)

One Year Bible Reading: Leviticus 23:1-25:23…

Chapter 23 – Takes us through the calendar followed by the Israelites. It was tied with the rhythm of the seasons and the history of the nation.

Chapter 24 – In this chapter God gives Moses instructions concerning 3 holy things—1) the holy oil for the lampstand 2) the holy bread for the table and 3) the holy name of the Lord.

I love the foreshadowing of what is to come here…the frankincense beside the bread…our coming Savior the bread of life.

Chapter 25 – The focus of this chapter is the land of the Israelites. The Lord gave them instructions on when to use the land and when to rest. He was really helping them care for the land so it wouldn’t spoil. This is when my granola self comes out…the importance of us using what we have for the glory of God BUT also taking care of what He has given up already by recycling and thinking green:) I could so be Amish;).

Hope you all have a GREAT weekend!



Amy @ Filled With Praise - February 24, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Love your boy’s heart. Precious!

Kim - February 24, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Oh our precious children! My oldest (14 yr) came up to me and handed me 100.00 and said it was for the Adoption fund. My reaction was the same as yours…”Are you sure?!” He was insistant and I was humbled. He had been collecting his birthday and Christmas money from family. Love these little world changers!

Shannon - February 25, 2010 - 1:13 am

Oh to have their faith! My 8 year old is such a giver and is always reminding me that those little extra things I like to throw in the cart at Target are not needs but wants and the money would be better used to help others. I’m trying to keep up with the reading…not too far behind!

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