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Created {Guest Post by Chloe McCormick}

1 Corinthians 6 : 19-20
"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
Hello lovelies! Before I start this post, can I just say what a blessing and privilege it is for me to be doing this guest post today! I have a huge heart for encouraging others in their walk with Jesus and I am so thankful for this opportunity. My blog is Sweetness With Christ where I try to blog at least twice a week if possible:)
You are all amazing! Christ paid a huge price for your sins-just because He loved you that much. He knew that you were worth dying for, because He created you to do mighty and great things for His sake and glory. The Lord did not create you to sit around and be quiet for Him. No. He created you to wholly serve Him and others with all of you heart and all of your being! You are created for g…

Taste of Ghana: Red Red & Fried Plantain

>> Red Red & Fried Plantain << 

This Ghanaian dish easily became my absolute favorite while I was in Ghana.  It is extremely yummy and very healthy (despite the fried plantain)  Also, for any of my readers who might be vegetarian, this dish is for you too – as it is a vegetarian dish ;)
Hope you all enjoy this dish as much as I do!

I N G R E D I E N T S  :
1 lb. Dried black-eyed pea beans*
* you can use red, black, or pinto beans in this recipe if you don't want to use the suggested
½ – ¾ c. palm or Canola oil
1 medium onion
1 Tablespoon ginger
½ teaspoon garlic
2 tomatoes
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 Tablespoon paprika
1/3 c. dried shrimp
2 – 3 c. stock/water
1 Tablespoon chicken bouillon powder/cube
2 – 3 green onions chopped
Salt and pepper as needed
1 habanero pepper (optional; however this is what makes the dish)

I N S T R U C T I O N S  :
~ Rinse and dry black-eyed pea beans and pick through and discard any foreign object.  Add beans to a large pot covering wi…

Summer Recap + Fall Goals

Fall Goals

*Be in the Word more
*Blog more
*Go on a trip
*Make my family a Ghanaian meal
*Learn a new song on the piano
*Take more pictures
*Do more image manipulation
*Exercise more

What happened this summer :

As most of you know, this summer I went to Ghana.  It was absolutely incredible to finally visit the land God had laid upon my heart so many years ago.

While I was there, I had the privilege of handing out Fante Bibles, flip flops, and cards.  I was also able share the Gospel with several people.  It was an absolutely incredible opportunity, one I will never forget.

I was also tested and went through a challenging time.  Through this test, I learned a lot about myself and now know what to really pray for/against.

What do you did you do this summer? What are some goals that you've made for this fall? I'd love to hear from you :)

Take Me Back

Now that I've been back for nearly three weeks, I think it's time to share pictures from my trip to Ghana.  I hope you all enjoy :)

At the school:

Card distribution:

When Life Gives You Lemons

Summer 2016.
This summer was epic … amazing … adventurous – but most importantly, I was able to heed the call of missions.
I traveled across the Atlantic.  I went on a three month trip.  I was able to reach out to a village that I would not be able to reach here in Virginia.  Loving the little children that came into my path unconditionally.
I was able to see the joy on a person's face when I handed them their own Fante Bible.  I got to see the joy in children's eyes when they got flip flops.  I was able to share the Gospel with several people.  I was able to see how much impact a simple card can have on a person's life.  I was able to give hugs to people and see how that simple act of love changed their day.

Yes that's right, I went to Africa this summer!

This opportunity had me so excited … ecstatic … bewildered … anxious … nervous … you name it, I felt it!

My family, friends, and I prayed for God's will to be made evident.  We fervently prayed for God to open an…

Living Loved

Since I've been home, the Lord has been reaching out to me in ways that He's never reached out before.

While I was in Ghana, I went through a huge struggle (and am just now recovering from it).  God laid it on my mom's heart to purchase a book for me called "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst.  Her theme for the book is living loved.  I have only read the first three chapters, but last night I felt like God challenged me to figure out what living loved meant for me.

This post are my thoughts on what it means ... hope you all learn from my rambles :)

The human race seems to run on this word.  We use it when talking to our family, friends, and our jobs (well, some of us do anyways lol).

We long to be loved by a guy.  To have him look down at us and say "I love you sweetheart".
We all long to be loved by a child.  To have him wrap his tiny arms around our neck and say "I love you Mommy".
But do we long to be loved by my King?  To have Him bend down, wr…