Sunday, March 18, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

Does God care about what happens in our day? Absolutely! Regardless of the tasks we face, without God's assistance, we cannot succeed. We may get the dishes washed, the laundry folded, and the beds made...we may get our work done without accident or incident....we may find what we need at the market and manage to keep a schedule. But without God being first place in our hearts, thoughts, and plans it is all done in vain. When I have added commitments and activities, it is easy to try and do everything in my own strength. It is easy for me not to stop and spend time in worship before the Lord. It is easy for me not to receive proper rest.
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest,eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Psalm 127:2

I need to be reminded of this more than ever this week as I prepare for our Spring Ladies Retreat.

Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1 (ESV)
Here is my menu plan for this week:

Monday: Chicken packets, baked potatoes, salad
Tuesday: Tortilla Soup with chips
Wednesday: Lasagna, garlic bread and salad
Thursday: Leftovers......
I am leaving Friday morning for our Ladies Retreat (yippee) and my husband will take care of the weekend. I have stocked the freezer with plenty of options.

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Anonymous said...

Chicken Packets? Sounds yummy would you mind sharing a recipe, or how to make them.

Sharijoy said...

Love tortilla soup ..ours is a bit different. All sounds yummy... have fun on your jaunt!

Cyndi said...

Oh, the ladies at your retreat are in for such a blessing. I am praying that their hearts will be prepared during this week leading up to it, and that your heart and mind will be quieted to hear the Holy Spirit refine the message He has for you to share. What a wonderful time!

Your menu sounds wonderful! Love ya, friend!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! Thanks for sharing! And good for you for getting the freezer stocked.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I love Tortilla Soup!

Also, thanks for sharing your words of wisdom. Have a fabulous week!

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

Hi Chris~
I loved your post! It was just what I needed to read as I begin my crazy week!
Your menu sounds wonderful!

Enjoy your retreat!


Annie said...

Have fun at the retreat, I love going to ladies retreats.
Have a great week.

Unknown said...

Thanks for that Psalms verse. What a really great reminder.

melanie said...

ah it is free game once your out of the drive, perhaps chuck e cheese with bill??? looking forward to it all!!

Anonymous said...

Yummy menu this week! Enjoy your retreat!!

Tammy said...

I haven't tried tortilla soup, this sounds intriguing! :)
Have a wonderful time at the Ladies Retreat...can't wait for a report!

Natalie Joy said...

thanks for your inspiration to get more organized and keep our meal time calm.

Natalie Joy said...

P.S. I want your tortilla soup recipe.