Six Things to Say on Purpose

In the past I have kept my faith to myself because I felt it was somewhat of a controversial subject. There are so many different religions that I didn’t want to offend any of my readers in case they weren’t of the same faith as me. Well, I decided that this was a dumb reason for not taking the chance to maybe reach out to someone that may not know God. I realized that there may be someone out there reading my blog that doesn’t know God, that may be questioning their faith in God, or was going through a rough time in life. Maybe someone needs to see what I have to say!

Six Things to Say on Purpose

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Never Forget 15 years later

As I look back on this date every year, I get a sense of pride. This pride comes from knowing that fifteen years ago our country banded together and overcame and attack. An attack that was the biggest attack on United States soil since the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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A Tour of Georgia pt. 3

Plains is a very small town with big history! A former president lives there! President Carter has called Plains his home his entire life. With exception of the years that he was governor of Georgia (1971-1975) and our president (1977-1981)  that is! He also served in the Georgia state senate from 1963-1967.

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After his presidency, Carter returned to his peanut farm in Plains. It had been left in a blind trust when he was in office to avoid conflict of interest, but the trust mismanaged the farm leaving him in debt. He has since published books, started Habitat for Humanity, established The Carter Center  built his presidential library, taught at Emory University in Atlanta, and has lived longer after leaving office than any other president. He also teaches Sunday School a few times a month at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains! Click the link to see when he will be teaching and the FAQ’s about going to see him teach.

My husband and I visited Plains the same weekend we went on our Andersonville trip.

A replica of the president's oval office

A replica of the president’s oval office

President Carter's childhood classroom

President Carter’s childhood classroom

Jimmy's childhood bedroom

Jimmy’s childhood bedroom

My husband, Mr. RCGG, in front of Carter's boyhood home.

My husband, Mr. RCGG, in front of Carter’s boyhood home.

Carter’s Boyhood Home

Secret Service guard house at the Carter's current home. THIS IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! PLEASE RESPECT THE CARTERS PRIVACY!

Secret Service guard house at the Carter’s current home. THIS IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! PLEASE RESPECT THE CARTERS PRIVACY!

The Carters are extremely private people! They do make appearances around town to do their usual every day routine, but would appreciate if you respect their privacy!

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Life in Savannah

Have you wondered how the RCGG life has been going in Savannah? Mr. RCGG and I have have been pretty busy. He’s working every Tuesday through Saturday with his new job. He’s off on Sunday and Monday so those days are our weekends! We have been exploring our new city and finding new restaurants, shopping, and just walking around the beautiful city of Savannah, GA.

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BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

I have said before that I love when something you make for dinner just comes together. This is kind of one of those recipes and kind of not! It had a bit of a fail with it but it turned out to be a win! Continue reading

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Prayer Journaling

When I was growing up, I remember that prayer was something that you said before dinner and at bedtime. I never thought about it being a way to actually talk to God.

A popular bedtime prayer often said by children

I have always had a hard time praying out loud. It’s not that I don’t know how to pray, but that when I pray out loud I feel as if I all of a sudden I forget what I was going to say. I have always felt more comfortable writing my thoughts to God. Kind of like writing a letter to a friend. I started keeping a prayer journal a few years ago. This way I can pray to God without having to pray out loud.

How do I keep a prayer journal? It’s writing out my praises and requests, but sometimes also include a small doodle or hand lettered quote. It’s just a fun little way to bring life to your time with God.
What kind of things do I write? I write what I am thankful for that day, something I feel that I need help with in my lie, or just a little drawing and quote.

Have you heard of the CHAT prayer method?

CHAT Prayer Method

I have been using this as a template for my prayer because it is a really easy way to remember that thanking God comes first and asking Him for guidance should come last. Praying doesn’t have to be something to fear.  Do you know how many times the words, DO NOT BE AFRAID are in the Bible? 365.  That’s once for every day of the year! God doesn’t want us to be afraid of anything and we shouldn’t fear talking to Him when He’s the one who can give us comfort!

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Andersonville Civil War Prison Camp

Georgia has a lot of history. There’s a lot of Civil War history. Andersonville Prison Camp was a sad and horrible place during the last year if the war. Mr. RCGG and I took a trip there a few years ago.

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Thank You Notes A Lost Art

With technology in our world now people tend to think that with email, texting, and social medias that communication is always instant. What about the people that aren’t always connected to media? How would you communicate with them?

Thank You Notes

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Pesto Salmon

I don’t like seafood, but I know there’s MANY people that do! Today, I’m sharing a recipe from a member of my tribe, Laura!

Pesto Salmon

Pesto Salmon With Italian Veggies And Brown Rice

This is an amazing recipe I found online that is perfect for someone like me, who likes to eat healthy, but doesn’t enjoy slaving away in a kitchen all day. I especially love that the salmon and veggies cook together in their own individual foil packets, because it makes serving a breeze! As long as you have all your ingredients and cooking utensils gathered beforehand, this is a quick, healthy, delicious meal that the whole family will enjoy!

Prep Time: About 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 20-28 Minutes
Serves 6

Ingredients:
Six Salmon Filets (About 3 in. thick)
24oz Fresh Green Beans
1 Container Cherry Tomatoes
1 Jar Pesto Sauce
6tsp lemon juice (I used one large fresh lemon)
3 Tsp Olive Oil
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder (to taste)
Six Sheets Aluminum Foil (14in. long)
Minute Rice Brown Rice (Follow instructions on packet)
Preparation:
Preheat oven to 400◦F. Rinse salmon filets with water, season both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder, then set aside. I recommend buying the salmon pre-fileted, however if you have to filet the fish yourself, YouTube provides several helpful tutorial videos to make your life easier!
Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the green beans. (Add a pinch of salt to make it boil faster!) While the water is boiling, slice the cherry tomatoes in half, then toss in a small bowl with 1 tsp olive oil and salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. When the water comes to a boil, add green beans and let boil for 3 minutes, stirring once, then remove the pot from the stove and strain the green beans.
In a medium sized bowl, toss the green beans with 2 tsp Olive Oil, plus salt and pepper to taste.
Now, lay out one sheet of aluminum foil, and place about 4oz of green beans neatly in the center. Place one salmon filet on top of the green beans, then spread one tbsp of Pesto over the top of the filet, along with one spoonful of tomatoes. Wrap the sides of the foil over, then fold the edges up and pinch to seal. Repeat this with the other five filets, then stack on cookie sheet side by side and bake 20-28 minutes at 400◦F.
Cook the minute rice according to the instructions on the box. It can be made in the microwave in minutes!
Unwrap pouches, serve, and enjoy!

Laura’s Salmon Pesto

Ingredients

  • 6 salmon Filets
  • 24oz fresh green beans
  • 1 carton cherry tomatoes
  • jar pesto sauce
  • 6 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • onion powder to taste
  • 1 box minute brown rice Follow directions on package

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400◦F. Rinse salmon filets with water, season both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder, then set aside. I recommend buying the salmon pre-fileted, however if you have to filet the fish yourself, YouTube provides several helpful tutorial videos to make your life easier!
Step 2
Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the green beans. (Add a pinch of salt to make it boil faster!) While the water is boiling, slice the cherry tomatoes in half, then toss in a small bowl with 1 tsp olive oil and salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. When the water comes to a boil, add green beans and let boil for 3 minutes, stirring once, then remove the pot from the stove and strain the green beans.
Step 3
In a medium sized bowl, toss the green beans with 2 tsp Olive Oil, plus salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4
Lay out one sheet of aluminum foil, and place about 4oz of green beans neatly in the center. Place one salmon filet on top of the green beans, then spread one tbsp of Pesto over the top of the filet, along with one spoonful of tomatoes. Wrap the sides of the foil over, then fold the edges up and pinch to seal. Repeat this with the other five filets, then stack on cookie sheet side by side and bake 20-28 minutes at 400◦F.
Step 5
Cook the minute rice according to the instructions on the box. It can be made in the microwave in minutes!
Step 6
Unwrap pouches, serve, and enjoy!

 

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Cat Takeover in Savannah

Hey! It’s Ollie and Peachy again! We decided that it was time for a Cat Takeover. Did you hear that we moved to Savannah GA? It was a long trip from Atlanta, but we made it. We are getting used to our new routine and schedule! We like exploring our new home and hanging out with Mommy and Daddy. We like being able to sit on the couch and chair. Ollie watches Gilmore Girls on Netflix with Mommy during the day While I (Peachy) nap. I get to come out and play when Daddy gets home from work. The little girl upstairs is always running around. She’s three. There’s this dog in the apartment downstairs that’s always barking. He’s so annoying when we are trying to sleep! Other than the barking dog we really like our new home. We are enjoying all the boxes that have been unpacked because it’s like a cat fort! Haha! You know how it goes, I fit I sit!

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We really like Savannah! It’s a fun place to live!

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