Thursday, January 27, 2011

lighting your own torches

Hi friends!
I am feeling lots better today. Still sore and moving slow, but able to work and feeling lots better. The girls have been in their high chairs playing with play-dough for 40 minutes which is amazing...

Yesterday afternoon I ventured to a local coffee shop just to get out of the house and I ended up spending some time praying and reading my Bible. I want to share with you what I learned!
When we were at our planning team meeting, Chuck Neder also shared a Scripture with us that I camped out on yesterday...

Isaiah 50:10-11 (New Living Translation)

10 Who among you fears the Lord
and obeys his servant?
If you are walking in darkness,
without a ray of light,
trust in the L
and rely on your God.
11 But watch out, you who live in your own light
and warm yourselves by your own fires.
This is the reward you will receive from me:
You will soon fall
down in great torment.

I think what really hit me was verse 11. About living in our own light when we are in darkness. In the ESV it says "Beware you who light your own torches..." Such a good word for us to remember to live and seek God's light. When we create our own light, it really is false light. So I was thinking about what are my torches that I light when Im in darkness? What are my lights I create? I think for me its obvious that I create false light with food and drink, with people and attention, with material things. I run everywhere first before I run to the Lord. I found myself hearing the Lord whisper to me- "Live in my light. Not your false light. Put out your torches. you will get burned. Not with me. My light is everlasting. Live in me." I was really in darkness yesterday and for me- i would have comforted myself with any of the things listed above, but I felt called to spend time with the Lord and it was so amazing to hear him speak over me. So my question for you is, What are the torches you light? Are you living in your own light, or in Gods light? Lets seek to live in His true light...

Ok, on to food. I made an amazing dinner. I mentioned that I seek comfort in food and one of my favorite treats is a sandwich called "the mo-pac" from whole foods. You would think its from whole foods, so its healthy-right? Wrong. But it is sooo good. So I made a weight watchers friendly version and it was amazing!

here we go!

The healthy Mo-pac:

1 flat out light flat bread (at heb they are in the bread isle. really good for a panini wrap)

honey dijon mustard (to taste)

1/4 avocado

2 slices of boar's head ever roast deli chicken on slice size 1

2 table spoons of fat free shredded mozzarella cheese

8 slices of turkey pepperoni

(Total 8 point plus on ww)

Put everything together and put in a panini press or on a skillet until cheese is melted. So so amazingly good. I also LOVE sweet potato fries- HEB has frozen sweet potato fries that you bake that are amazing! I made a serving (30 fries for 4 point plus on WW) and had them with my Mo-pac sammie and it was AH-MAZING!

Make it and love it!


  1. Girly make your own sweet potato fries! I make them all the time! Slice a SP in to nice thin strips, spray your cookie sheet with olive oil and lay out your fries. Sprinkle with some kind of seasoning. I use a concoction of paprika, garlic salt and onion powder. Then bake in the oven at 400degrees for 20-25 minutes (this depends on how thick you cut the fries). I measure out 4 oz of the fries (before they are cooked) for me only 1 ww point!