- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 8 oz. fresh mozzarella block
- 1 carton grape tomatoes, halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Fresh basil
- Salt & pepper
- In a medium sized pan, bring 1 cup water and ½ cup quinoa to a rolling boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer on LOW until all of the water is absorbed. This should take anywhere between 10 and 15 minutes. *Cooking the quinoa on low is extremely important. If it simmers on a hotter flame, the water will absorb too quickly and the quinoa will turn out hard.
- Cool the cooked quinoa in the refrigerator for at least an hour before preparing the salad.
- To prepare the salad, slice grape tomatoes in half (hot dog way) and cut the block of fresh mozzarella into bite size pieces. Mix together.
- Add the chopped basil and cooked quinoa and give the salad a toss. Next, drizzle on the olive oil and season with a little salt/pepper to taste.
- Give your salad a final toss and serve cool or at room temperature.
I am thrilled to write you today and to tell you how BLESSED I am to call you a partner with me in this healing ministry!
As I prayed about what to say to you, I was reminded of the scripture in Psalm 115:14–15, which says, May the Lord give you INCREASE, you and your children, and may you be BLESSED by the Lord who made heaven and earth. Look at the word INCREASE… It literally means…to become or make larger in size, amount, intensity, or degree. As a noun, it means an instance of growing.
One of the features of every living thing is growth. In other words, if it’s alive, it should grow. Through our faith, we are alive in Christ, and we were created by God to increase and to grow. To me, that means first and foremost that in Him we have eternal and everlasting life. God wants us to increase—to grow.
And He has put things in place to ensure that we increase and grow! The ingredients for increase and growth are part of our spiritual DNA (Psalm 92:12). Jesus said in John 15:1–8 that God has ordained us to bring forth fruit. Now, that means that because we are believers in Him, we can enjoy His divine increase.
The Bible says in John 10:10 that Jesus “…came that we might have life and have it more abundantly.” We serve a God who not only wants His people to have enough…He wants us to have MORE THAN ENOUGH! I see this every day in the praise reports from my partners, who contact me to share how the Lord is meeting their needs and giving them more than enough.
It’s so exciting to me when my partners share that God is bringing increase into their lives…people like Pearlie from Oklahoma, who said, “I called the Prayer Group for prayer regarding our business. The day after we prayed, I had my BIGGEST ORDER TO DATE. God made everything go smoothly with that order too!”
I’m also talking about people like Regina from Texas, who said, “My small business has really picked up with customers, and I know it’s through prayer with the Abundant Life Prayer Group!”
And people like Martina from Florida, who said, “I asked you to pray for my husband to get a raise on his job. I planted a seed-faith gift for extra finances too. After prayer and sowing, Felix applied for another job and got it. It gives him much better pay. He’s closer to home, so he saves on gas and pays no tolls. And he receives bonuses as well!”
Now, that’s what I call INCREASE!
You see, another way to say “increase” and “growth” is to speak of the blessing of God. To be blessed means being empowered to success. It is God’s will for us to be blessed (3 John 2).
Throughout the Bible, God teaches the power of the blessing. This power governed Abraham’s life (Genesis 12:1–3)—causing him to prosper because he trusted God instead of men. Abraham passed it on to his son, Isaac (Genesis 26:1–3)—who prospered in a time of famine because he obeyed the Lord. And this concept was passed to the generations that followed. Children were blessed by their parents. Kings and priests were prayed over and blessed….
God is committed to bless us!
Think about that for a moment… He is actually committed to blessing us. In fact, the Bible says in Psalm 115:12, He is ever mindful of us. In other words, He is always thinking about us and how He can bless us.
If you study the Bible, you’ll discover three dimensions of increase and growth. First, there is spiritual growth…with respect to our lives (John 15:13). This covers our maturity in Christ and bearing fruit in our lives.
Second, there is to be increase and growth in goods…with respect to our investments (Genesis 26:12–19, Mark 10:29–31). This is in respect of God’s laws of sowing and reaping (Mark 4:1–20, Genesis 8:20–22, Ecclesiastes 11:1–6).
Then, third, there is increase and growth in God’s kingdom on this earth (the Church). This is in respect to our evangelistic efforts of winning the lost to Christ (John 15:15–16).
Have you ever noticed how God uses unusual things to pour out His blessings and increase in our lives? With Elijah, He used ravens, a stream, and a widow to sustain him and give him and the widow increase. With Elisha, He used a bowl of salt. With Peter, He used an empty fishing net.
Partner, the promises of God’s blessing come to those who are willing to step out and take a leap of faith!
The widow in 1 Kings sowed a portion of her last meal to Elijah, the prophet. And God brought a miracle of increase…and her meal barrel and jar of oil lasted until the drought was broken.
When Elisha threw the bowl of salt into the bitter waters of the stream, God performed a miracle of increase…and the waters became sweet and drinkable and all was made well.
When Peter loaned his empty boat to Jesus and then obeyed His order to “Launch out into the deep waters for a catch,” he received a tremendous miracle of increase…so many fish that his net broke.
The good news is, God is no respecter of persons. If He blessed and increased people’s lives in Bible days, He will bless and increase people’s lives today. Remember, He’s the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). That means you and I are candidates for His miracle increase blessing.
Now, I have said all of this to encourage you and to remind you that God is a God of increase and growth, and He wants you to increase and grow in every area of your life.
Recently, I was taping one of our TV programs and I was teaching on God’s increase for our lives. It came into my spirit to make a special CD for you, God’s Way to Increase, to demonstrate and show you just how much God wants you and your life to have His increase. So, when I finished teaching on TV, I took some extra time and recorded this very special message on the increasing power of God just for you.
This special message is nearly an hour long. Believe me, it is powerful! And I believe it will especially bless you and help you to know that God is not only a God of increase, but He is a God of increase for you. I poured my heart into this special CD as I taught the message. I am strongly encouraging you to get your copy and to listen to it over and over again.
At the close of my CD message, I ask you to join me in quoting a whole group of scriptures. I’ll show you how to put your name in these scriptures… That makes it very personal. I believe it will really, really, really bless you. And as you listen to it over and over, it will strongly remind you that God wants you to increase and grow in every area of your life.
Notice on the prayer sheet I’ve enclosed, there is a place for you to request this special “God’s Way to Increase” CD. Just check the box and tell me you want it. I’ll put it in the mail to you just as quickly as possible.
Also, be sure to write down your prayer needs this month. Let me put my faith with your faith in order to believe for the miracle you need most. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon!
As I close this letter, let me also remind you to plant your seed gift this month unto the Lord through this ministry. I depend upon you and my partners to help me to continue this ministry to people all over the world. Without your seed sown, not much would happen. I appreciate it so very much. As you sow, look to God for your mighty harvest.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Your partner for miracles,
PS. Be sure to ask for your copy of my very special CD, God’s Way to Increase. As you listen to it over and over, let it remind you that God is the God of your increase. Job 8:7 says, And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great. Once again, that means God wants to increase you in every area of your life. That’s what I’m praying for you, and I encourage you to expect God to do it in your life! Be sure to request your CD today.
Seven Layer Dip
- Guacamole (or you can use pre-made store bought guac)
- 2-3 avocados
- 1 lemon or lime (for juice in guac)
- seasonings as desired
- 1 small can of chopped or sliced black olives
- 1 can refried beans
- 1 16oz tub of sour cream
- 1 jar of your favorite salsa
- 1 package shredded mexican style cheese
- 1 cup sliced grape or cherry tomatoes (or chopped regular tomatoes)
- 1 stalk of chopped green onion for garnish (if desired)
- 1 package tortilla chips for dipping
Layer in one large dish or individual cups as desired. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Banana Streusel Muffins
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease 12 muffin cups.
- In a large bowl, mix together 1 ½ cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Lumps are fine. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
- In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tbsp flour, nutmeg and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tbsp butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle streusel over muffins.
- Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.
Greetings in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord! It gives me great pleasure to write to you today as a partner with me in this healing ministry.
As I write this letter, I’ve just come from preaching at a ministers’ conference in Chicago. As I taught the precious pastors and leaders, I began thinking about you and all my other partners. You know, I think about you and pray for you every day. I woke up this morning praying for you.
Every day, I hear from people all over the world. They share their deepest needs and concerns with me. Some are in need spiritually and are searching for a closer walk with the Lord. Some have somehow gotten into sin and want to repent before God, and they want me to help them.
Some are in need physically, and they need a healing. Some are struggling in their emotions and have been struck by depression and discouragement. Others are in great financial distress and ask me to pray that God will supply money for their needs to be met.
One of the biggest requests I receive is from people who need to be DELIVERED FROM FEAR! Many share with me each day concerning what they are afraid of. It seems to me that Satan has pulled fear out of his demonic arsenal and is trying to put it on a lot of my partners.
Today, I’m reminded of the scripture in Luke 1:74 that says God sent Jesus so that we may serve Him (the Lord) WITHOUT FEAR. That is His desire for you and me! But many people don’t realize this…
People try to deal with fear in different ways. Some people’s fears come out in the form of superstition. They collect rabbit’s feet, and they put horseshoes upside down to attract luck. Some will watch out to make sure they don’t cross paths with black cats or walk under ladders. In doing so, they are placing their faith and hope in things that can’t truly offer the power to protect or help them.
One of the biggest fears many people have is of the number 13. Many cities don’t have a 13th Street, and many buildings don’t have a thirteenth floor. You put Friday and the number 13 together, and you will find a whole lot of people that fear a date on a calendar. It’s an irrational fear that dominates people’s beliefs.
But the Bible tells us that God’s people should not live in fear. God tells us 365 times in the scriptures, “Don’t be afraid” or “Fear not” or something similar… 365 times…That’s one time for every day of the year! Psalm 118 tells us why we should not fear… The Lord is with me. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
Some doctors say that we are born with only two fears—the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. All other fears are learned. Abnormal and excessive fear can be a monster that can be very destructive. Of course, God knew we would be tempted often to give in to fear, and so He gives us many examples of how to overcome it.
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke tell the story of Jesus and His disciples facing a storm on the sea of Galilee. Jesus had said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” The disciples may not have known, but Jesus knew that there was a severely demon-possessed man on the other side who badly needed deliverance.
“Let us go over,” Jesus said. And when He said it, He was also saying, “We will not go under.”
But the disciples didn’t seem to understand. This is evidenced by the fact that when a sudden storm hit and their boat was about to sink, they forgot that Jesus was on board!
You know, when problems arise… when the storms of life hit you right in the face… it’s awfully easy to forget about the Lord. Even though He said in His Word, “I’ll never leave you nor forsake you,” we can get so carried away with our fears that we don’t remember that the Lord is always there to help us.
Suddenly one of the disciples remembered that Jesus was asleep in the back of the boat. And awakening Him, he said, “Jesus, don’t You even care that we are about to drown in this storm?” You talk about men full of fear!
Now, they had been with Jesus… They had heard him preach and teach… They had watched as He healed the sick, cleansed the lepers, and even raised the dead. He had no doubt told them many times how He cared for them and that He had handpicked them as His twelve closest disciples and had told them how they were going to carry out His work on earth. No one was closer to Jesus than these men, yet in the face of a mighty storm, they totally forgot that He was even in the boat with them. And they said, “Lord, don’t You even care?”
Is that how you sometimes feel when sickness and disease come against you and you do everything you know to do, but you just don’t seem to be getting well… When there’s too much month at the end of the money and you don’t know how you’re going to make it… When fear grips you in the pit of your stomach and you can’t sleep, and you can’t rest or find peace…
Partner, make no mistake about it. Satan wants us to live in fear so that he can control us. But God has a better plan for us…a plan to defeat fear and walk in faith!
Notice when the disciples cried out to Jesus, He immediately rose and stepped into action. He walked to the front of the boat, put out His hands and said, “Peace. Be still.”
In rebuking the winds and waves, He was really saying to the devil who had stirred up the storm, “Stop it, devil. That’s enough. Take your hands off of God’s people. Loose them and let them go free.” And when He said it, the Bible says there was a great calm. Listen to that… a great calm. The disciples were amazed for they said, “Even the winds and waves are subject to His Word.”
And when they arrived on the other side, Jesus looked at them and said, “Where was your faith?” In other words, He was saying, “You have faith. Why didn’t you use it?”
You see, Romans 12:3 says that God has given to everyone the measure of faith. We all have it, but sometimes we don’t use it. Instead, we let the devil dominate us and cause us to be afraid. The apostle Paul told his young assistant, Timothy, God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
Now, listen to this. Read this sentence over and over and over again until it really gets inside you. Fear must be confronted in the name of Jesus, or else it will continue to build up and destroy you. And the good news is, God has given me steps to help you to confront the fear that is coming against you.
Step one: Identify the fear. Put a name to it. Call it what it is. That’s what the disciples did. They said, “Jesus, don’t You care that we’re about to lose the ship and our lives as well?” They identified their fear. I’m saying, tell the Lord exactly what the fear is.
Step two: Begin to rebuke the devil in the mighty name of Jesus. Remember, James 4:7 says that if we will resist the devil, he will flee.
Step three: Here’s where I as an ordained and anointed minister in the healing ministry come in. Fill out the prayer sheet I’ve enclosed. List the fears that have come against you and send the list to me. Let me go into action by joining the full force of my faith with you. Let me do for you what I’m called of the Lord to do for you. Let me rebuke the fear in your behalf. Remember, the Bible also says that one can put a thousand to flight and two can put ten thousand to flight. Just think what our faith joined together can do.
Fill out the prayer sheet just as quickly as you can and send it to me. I’ll be waiting to receive it and to pray and to stand up in faith with you and for you.
Now, here’s something very important…
Please be sure to sow your best seed gift this month. Remember to sow it against every fear that has come against you. The seed you sow is very powerful. It can strike a mighty blow against the devil and everything he has used against you. Sow your seed gift in faith, believing…
And be sure to get your prayer sheet to me just as soon as possible. Let me set my faith with you for every fear to be driven out and for God to multiply the seed that you sow back to you in exactly the way you need it most.
Just one more thing… I have something special to offer you this month… I believe it will really help you and bless you and drive the point of this letter home to you. It’s my booklet, Overcoming Fear with Faith. It’s a great resource full of scriptures and Biblical advice for facing down fear by using your faith in God and in His Word.
I want you to have this booklet to help you build your faith and overcome the fears that try to come against you in life. So let me know you want it and I’ll get it to you quickly!
I can’t wait to hear from you. I’m ready to go to prayer before the Lord on your behalf for your every need to be met, in Jesus’ mighty name!
Your partner for miracles,
PS. I’m ready to go to prayer in your behalf! And I’m especially ready to join my faith with yours against the fears that the devil is trying to throw across your path. Use the prayer sheet to let me know what has you worried, anxious, or afraid…As soon as I receive it, I’ll go into action, joining the full force of my faith with you as I rebuke the fear in your behalf. Be sure to request my booklet, Overcoming Fear with Faith, which is filled with scriptures and practical teaching that can help you. And sow your seed in faith, believing that God will use it to bring about a harvest in your life. I’m standing with you in faith for miracles!
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Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Delights
- Bag of individually wrapped Rolo chocolate candies
- Bag of pretzels
- Bag of pecan halves
- Place pretzels on a lined baking sheet; top each with chocolate candies.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 3-5 minutes to soften.
- Remove promptly and press in pecan halves.
- Let cool and store in an airtight container.
I Can Walk Without Pain!
It hurt when I walked. Even sometimes when I was standing, I could feel the pain in my back. I’m completely healed now, totally transformed, no pain. Now I can bend. I’ve got my miracle.
—Crystal from Wolverhampton
Healed of Backache!
When we were praying, Richard said, “Someone has been healed of a backache.” I claimed it and believed that I’m healed and made whole. There’s something different all around me. I can’t really explain what it is. I think it’s the presence of the Most High God. Yes, I got my miracle, and I’m not losing it!
—Ola from London
Shoulders Free of Pain!
I came in tonight with burning sensations on my shoulders. It had been going on for over a week. But right after prayer, I checked my shoulders and I couldn’t feel any pains at all. The sensation has ceased completely. I got my miracle.
—Diane from London
Numbness in Legs is Gone!
After brother Roberts prayed, I felt something going through my bones, then my back. I sat down without any pain and I felt bones moving around. The numbness in the legs is gone, and my lower back isn’t hurting like it was. I got my miracle!
—Terry from Wolverhampton