25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.33 Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance, to live so that which came to me as seed goes to the next as blossom, and that which came to me as blossom, goes on as fruit. — Dawna Markova
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. (Abraham Maslow) — http://galadarling.com/article/dont-just-survive-thrive
I earned the title of best-wife-ever with this DELICIOUS and SUPER-EASY recipe last night. Ian’s exact words were, “MMM this is so good…,” and then 20 seconds later, “you’re going to put this on frequent rotation, right?”. Ding, ding, ding, folks - we have a winner.
Prep Time: 30 min., Cook Time: 15 min., Serves: 4
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 pint red and yellow grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
8 basil leaves, minced
4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts slice in half to create two thin pieces
salt and pepper, to taste
grated parmesan, to taste
In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir, lightly frying for about a minute, removing before the garlic gets too brown (it can be golden.) Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.
Add tomatoes, balsamic, basil, and salt and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine, then taste and add more basil if needed, and more salt if needed (don’t oversalt, though!) Put the bowl in the freezer to chill while you cook the chicken.
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then grill or saute them in the same skillet until done in the middle.
To serve, give the tomato mixture a final stir. Arrange chicken breasts on a plate (2 at a time) then spoon a generous amount of bruschetta topping over the top. Sprinkle as much parmesan on top as you like.
Wallah! Serve with skillet potatoes, a green vegetable, a fresh salad, and/or a baguette. Another great idea would be to make some extra tomato mixture and keep in the fridge for a snack the next day. Just toast a piece of bread and throw on top.