Fishers of Men

Fisherman workingWhen Jesus called his apostles to a life of discipleship, he challenged them to leave behind everything they knew. He challenged them to step out of their comfort zone and employ their skills in new ways, for a new purpose. The apostles were leaving behind the life they knew and taking a leap of faith into a future relying not on their own skills but on God’s provision. Fishing can be a tedious chore requiring hours of patience for which no reward is ever seen. The apostles had no reason to think fishing for men would be any different. read more

Meatball Chili

Well that didn’t take long.  Here’s to the requests for my almost famous meatball chili:  all things are measured according to how much my slow-cooker holds.

Ingredients – serves 4

  • frozen meatballs – 24
  • healthy slice of red onion
  • 1 can of chili beans
  • 1 can of chopped, stewed tomatoes
  • favorite chili seasonings; I use a combination of paprika, chili powder, and Habanero Seasoning from Hell (TM), occasionally with garlic or jalapenos.
  • the novel you’ve been meaning to read

This really is a no-brainer.  Slice the onion like you’re cutting a pizza and layer the ingredients into your slow-cooker.  Tomatoes first, followed by meatballs, onion, seasonings, and chili beans.   Turn the setting on high, relocate to your favorite easy chair and start reading that novel. read more