Banana Bread

So as we are in the observance of #stayathome during this time of crisis (COVID 19), I thought of exploring some more of the “baking skills”. I saw this recipe from Pinterest and it looks so simple. That so I tried!

Ingredients:

2-4 very ripe bananas, peeled. (I prefer 3 bananas.)
1/3 cup melted butter, unsalted
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Butter or oil a 4×8-inch or a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
3. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas until smooth.
4. Add the melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir.
5. Add the baking soda, sugar, flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mix.
6. Keep mixing! Mix it good!
7. Pour batter into your loaf pan (Please remember to grease the bottom with butter, oil).
8. Bake for about 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
9. Remove from oven and let cool. For clean slices, please allow the bread to completely cool.

I’ve checked other recipes as well and you can play with it by adding nuts (in my banana bread I added walnut) and some fruits (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, etc.).

What I love about this recipe is that it’s not only simple (like I can do it everyday!) but its so yummy and you can control its sweetness depending on your banana and your fruits.

ENJOY!

“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NASB)

2 weeks unexpected vacation

So apparently as the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak which reach this part of the world, Bahrain, everyone was so panicked that they “demand” the closure of schools as the kids might get infected. Well, as for me somehow this break is actually blessings in disguise as we (am speaking in behalf of everyone) need really some rest from the stress and some call it sabbatical from basically everything and everyone.

For me, for example, since the start of the day the school called it a holiday for all for 2 weeks, was not fond of going out. Why? Of course for obvious reason; the “outbreak” and then I have no car and not in the mood to rent a car coz (a) no money yet!😜 and (b) no one to go out with BECAUSE…….just recently I am dealing with betrayal and trust issue.

I am enjoying the comfort of the four corners of this room and this flat. Watching a lot of news on youtube and on regular signal.

Ask if I am still sane? I guess I am! Since there was an instruction from the Ministry of Interior to refrain from gathering for 2 weeks as it is safer for everyone.

I dyed my hair though and since then I haven’t bathe yet. Downloaded and watched all current movies there available to download. Yeeeey!!!

So what about you? If you were given a 2 weeks break because of some acceptable reasons, how would you spent it?

#mybedyouaremybestfriend

Thankful and Hopeful

Q: What are you thankful for from 2019?

I am thankful for the challenges that came my way because it helped me became a better person than I am on 2018. It made me appreciate and experienced GOD’s faithfulness more. I matured a little notch also.

I am thankful for the people whom I became close with because they not only thought me that I am capable of caring and loving but also my patience and more forgiving was cultivated all the more.

I am thankful for the people who have wronged me because I was able to prove that it is not me Who lives within me anymore…..it’s GOD!

I am thankful for the words I received because it helped me became stronger.

I am thankful for the circumstances where I am alone because it drawn me nearer to Daddy GOD and established my relationship with HIM all the more. It made me knew HIM more.

I am thankful for HIS amazing grace and abundant mercy upon me which reminds me my position in HIM.

Q: What are you looking forward to 2020?

I am looking forward for breakthroughs – financial and spiritual.

I am looking forward to settle down with the person GOD for me.

I am looking forward for a BIG CHANGE to happen for me specially in my career.

I am looking forward to be bolder in my faith.

I am looking forward for the salvation of my love ones.

Hope is one of the Theological virtues. This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not (as some modern people think) a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is. If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next. – C.S. Lewis

Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

Romans 5:1, “Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Without Christ there is no hope.” -Charles Spurgeon

“Leap of Faith”

This phrase kept banging in my head the whole.  Thinking about what might the future hold……it’s a leap of faith.  Thinking about the next company to work with…….it’s a leap of faith.  Thinking about who will be the person i’ll be with for life……it’s a leap of faith.  Whether i’ll be able to save for that business that’s in my mind……it’s a leap of faith.

I thank GOD for this faith. In it I find hope that’s keeping me going.

Every Praise

Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord
Every praise every praise is to our God.
Sing hallelujah to our God
Glory hallelujah is due our God
Every praise every praise is to our God.
Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord
Every praise every praise is to our God.
Sing hallelujah to our God
Glory hallelujah is due our God
Every praise every praise is to our God.
Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord
Every praise every praise is to our God.
Sing hallelujah to our God
Glory hallelujah is due our God
Every praise every praise is to our God.
Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord
Every praise every praise is to our God.
Sing hallelujah to our God
Glory hallelujah is due our God
Every praise every praise is to our God.
God my Savior
God my Healer
God my Deliverer
Yes He is, yes He is
God my Savior
God my Healer
God my Deliverer
Yes He is, yes He is
God my Savior
God my Healer
God my Deliverer
Yes He is, yes He is, yes He is, yes He is
Yes He is, yes He is, yes He is, yes He is
Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise
All of my worship, every praise,
Every praise, every praise
When you see me dancing, every praise
Every praise, every praise
When you see me shoutin’, every praise
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise
Every praise, every praise, to our god
Is to our God
Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise
All of my worship, every praise,
Every praise, every praise
When you see me dancing, every praise
Every praise, every praise
When you see me shoutin’, every praise
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise
Every praise, every praise, to our god
Is to our God
Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise
All of my worship, every praise,
Every praise, every praise
When you see me dancing, every praise
Every praise, every praise
When you see me shoutin’, every praise
Every praise, every praise, I got to praise you, every praise
Every praise, every praise, I got to thank him, every praise
Every praise, every praise, He’s been so good, every praise
Every praise, every praise, He’s been so kind, every praise
Every praise, every praise, every praise, every praise

Exhausted?

Time to offload some of the heaviness I have within me.  Asking, “Is talking to GOD not enough?”.  It is indeed but I just felt like putting it in black and white.  Maybe I’ll make a mistake or regret it later?  I hope so but at this moment I satisfied “ME”.

It’s not that I am complaining but the weight of job I am doing I think is too much for a human can handle. I wish I have that super power which I can be able to divide myself into five so they can function where they are needed. I wish also that I have the ability to make the 8 hours into 8 minutes so I don’t worry about the deadlines. I wish I have that ability also to ignore bad vibes, ungrateful, disrespectful people around me that smile is so expensive to give. I wish I have that ability to not get upset when I am asked to do something and plan for it and yet, it’s not being considered.  I wish I have that ability to not care also when people doesn’t care. I wish I have that ability to shout at others without feeling bad later on. I wish, I wish, I wish…..ugh?!

Looking at the silver-lining though,I think this people kept on filing up job or task to me because they trust me that I can deliver, I produce quality product, and I will not complain.

Still I thank Daddy GOD for the job. Honestly, it is more exhausting having no job or being unemployed. Do you agree?

Bleed the Same by Mandisa

LYRICS:

We all bleed the same
We’re more beautiful when we come together
We all bleed the same
So tell me why, tell me why we’re divided

Woke up today
Another headline, another innocent life is taken
In the name of hatred
So hard to take
And if we think that it’s all good
Then we’re mistaken
‘Cause my heart is breakin’

Are you left, are you right
Pointing fingers, taking sides
When are we gonna realize

We all bleed the same
We’re more beautiful when we come together
We all bleed the same
So tell me why, tell me why we’re divided
If we’re gonna fight, let’s fight for each other
If we’re gonna shout, let love be the cry
We all bleed the same
So tell me why, tell me why we’re divided

Tell me who are we
To judge someone by the kind of clothes they’re wearin’
Or the color of their skin
Are you black, are you white
Aren’t we all the same inside
Father, open our eyes to see

Only love can drive out all the darkness
What are we fightin’ for
We were made to carry one another
We were made for more

We all bleed the same
We’re more beautiful when we come together
We all bleed the same
So tell me why, tell me why we’re divided
If we’re gonna fight, let’s fight for each other
If we’re gonna shout, let love be the cry
We all bleed the same
Let’s stand united, let’s stand united

Music video by Mandisa performing Bleed The Same. (C) 2017 Sparrow Records