Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is the best Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe I’ve tried. When you add the fresh garnishes on top, it becomes a sight to behold and an explosion of delight to your mouth. The original recipe came from The Pioneer Women (link at bottom of recipe), but since we love Mexican food and eat it quite a bit, our taste buds needed more seasoning. I’ve already noted the increased amounts in the ingredient list. Also, I seasoned the chicken and grilled it instead of baking. This adds just another great layer of flavor. Try this out and let me know what you think.

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The Three Biggest Temptations, Part 3

Wilderness temptations

Wilderness Experience

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series in which I describe the 3 biggest temptations used by the devil to shake our faith. If you haven’t read Part 1 and 2, you can begin reading them at The Three Biggest Temptations, Part 1.

Finishing up our series, we are drawing wisdom from Matthew 4:1-11 from Jesus’ own wilderness experience.

Looking Back For Just A Minute

Falling for the first temptation is to believe we’re only physical beings; that there isn’t a spiritual side to our lives. The devil tries to convince us to forget God and do things on our own. If that doesn’t work, then the 2nd temptation tries to get us to doubt God and His Word. Will God really take care of us? Can His Word be trusted? When we still don’t fall, the devil moves to his final temptation.

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The Three Biggest Temptations, Part 2

Wilderness temptations

Wilderness Experience

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series in which I describe the 3 biggest temptations used by the devil to shake our faith. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can read the introduction and about the first temptation at The Three Biggest Temptations, Part 1. Continuing our series, we are drawing wisdom from Matthew 4:1-11 from Jesus’ own wilderness experience.

Looking Back For Just A Minute

Boy, could you relate to the first temptation to do things on your own and forget you need God? I sure could. I’m a fixer by nature and when I see a problem, I do my level best to fix it. Furrowing my brow, I put on my “I can do this by myself” cap, and try solving the issue. It’s not until after discovering another stress wrinkle and developing a headache that I realize I can’t fix it. I remember once again how much I need God in my life and so, I say sorry and ask for His solution.

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