Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Grill Recipe via Operation Blessing: Haitian-Style Tilapia

I found this recipe in my mailbox from Operation Blessing. Pray for the Haitians as you enjoy this delicious meal!

The Recipe:

Ingredients for Marinade (makes 8 servings):
1/2 tsp salt
4 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1 chicken bouillon cube, crushed
1/3 cup hot sauce
1 lime, juiced
1 lemon, juiced

Directions: Combine above ingredients until mixed well. Pour marinade over 6-8 tilapia filets and coat evenly. Let sit for 30 minutes, then cook on the grill. Or, pan fry the fish in oil and cook until just crispy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Everyday Acts of Compassion YOU Can Do! - HAITI Edition

This is a weekly feature offering a wide range of examples you can do at home! Think of it as a springboard for ideas and really see how God can work through you! If you have other ideas or have used one given, please comment and let us know!

Haiti. One of the poorest countries in the world. Rattled to its core months ago because of the earthquake. And now... Homeless families. Orphaned children.

Our hearts go out to these suffering individuals and we must continue to challenge ourselves to be generous, despite the days and weeks and months that pass by. The people of Haiti still need our help!

1) Donate money to go toward a tent for a homeless family. I recently read a heartbreaking story about families who live in makeshift homes and the struggles they are now facing due to the rainy season. One organization, Compassion, is providing new waterproof camping tents to these families as one small way to help. Check out their website for donation information.

2) Host a jewelry party. I found a neat organization called the Apparent Project. One of the projects they have created is the ability for you to volunteer to host a jewelry party. They will send you the jewelry and then party away with your friends and family! Each piece is labeled with the name of the artisan who made it, which is a really neat and personal way to connect with the people of Haiti. Check out my details here.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Inspiration File: The 93 Dollar Club

Watch this video! A perfect example of what one simple random act of kindness can do to change the lives of so many people! Give generously! You just never know how God will use you!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Food for Thought

The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace.
---Mother Teresa

Friday, July 9, 2010

Inspiration File: The Power of Half

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This news story is both inspirational and thought-provoking. How can I give until it least a little?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Compassionate Artisans: Hair Bows 4 Life

With every sale of a hairbow, 10% will be donated to a pro-life organization!

They also allow you to donate $5 so a hairbow can be sent to a little girl in Mother Teresa's orphanage. How beautiful is that!?

These bows would make beautiful gifts and are inexpensive too! Check them out here!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Compassionate Artisans: Fear to Freedom Necklace

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I came across this beautiful necklace and was instantly interested in its back story. Created by bel kai designs, this necklace is overflowing with meaning. With every purchase, bel kai designs will donate 40% to support friends of theirs serving in Thailand who are fighting human trafficking and sexual injustices.

The Fear to Freedom Necklace, while being a stylish piece of jewelry, is also a great way to spread awareness about human trafficking and a great tangible reminder to pray for the women involved.

Please check it out and support this great business if you can!