It’s fish week for me and I’m tired for the standard Lemon Pepper flavor. I purchased a bag of catfish from our local Sam’s Club. Cynthia was researching the Keto lifestyle and suggested that I look at using an ingredient that I never would have thought about using before.
Fried Pork Skins!
- 1/2 cup of finely ground pork rinds
- 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
- salt/pepper/cayenne/garlic powder… your favorite seasonings
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
- Thaw the fish per package directions.
- Use a food processor or mortar and pestle to finely ground the pork rinds into a powder. (If the pieces are too big they won’t stick to the fish.)
- In one bowl, thoroughly mix the pork rind powder with the parmesan and whatever spices you’ve chosen.
- In a second bowl, whisk the egg and heavy cream.
- Thoroughly coat the fish in the egg mixture on all sides, then thoroughly coat it in the pork rind/cheese mixture.
- Place on a baking pan and bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes or follow the package directions.
In the United Methodist Church, middle school age children can choose to go through a confirmation class to be baptized and to join the United Methodist Church. I went through this interesting journey as a teenager and was baptized during an Easter Sunrise Service around 20 years ago.
I sure wish that my chubby teenager could have seen into the future to stop some of the mistakes of life from happening. I’ve made so many mistakes and fallen so far away from God and came back again than that my young teenage self could even imagine.
Last week, I decided to publicly re-affirm my faith and remember my baptism. Today, on Easter Sunday, I made that re-affirmation by being immersed.
It just seems fitting for all the growth that I have accomplished over the last 7 months and the direction that I see my God taking my life in the future. To God be the Glory!
Can you envision a place where an 8-year-old child alone with no parents is a s common as a single parent family in America? Or living in a community of more than 2000 people in dire poverty? That is exactly the place that God has challenged me to go and share His love through word and deed. June 19th – 26th, I will be going to the Dominican Republic with a team from our Southwest District of the UMC. We will: build a wall to protect a Church and the area’s only source of clean water, make repairs to a Church, install flooring in homes, building outhouses, and working with an orphanage.
For almost the last year, God has been steering our hearts towards the Dominican Republic. There are 1000’s of people that live in each batey. Their ancestors came from Haiti to work on the sugar cane farms. The Dominican Republic does not allow them citizenship and Hati says that they have been gone too long, so these are people that are literally without a country. The sugar cane farms are mechanized and so, the work has all gone away.
The people of the batey have special restrictions placed on them:
- Education only to the 8th grade
- Must work only day labor jobs (Pays around $2 USD per 12 hour shift)
- Only allowed power two hours per day.
- To leave the batey, special papers are required and if they leave without them then they are thrown in jail and sent back to the batey.
I’m excited about this opportunity. A trip of this mature requires both prayerful and financial support. The cost of the trip is $1400. I am inviting you to join me in the work God will be doing in the children and the people of the Dominican Republic. Here’s how you can help:
- Most importantly, I need your prayers that God will work in and through me in the trip.
- Secondly, any financial support you can give will be greatly appreciated.
- Third, purchasing a T-Shirt or Ladies Tank. (Pre-Orders Only. All profits go directly to my trip.)
I want to thank you for considering taking part in supporting me in God’s work prayerfully and or financially. To keep you updated on how you can pray for the team and me, I will send updates as the mission develops. When we return, I will send a follow-up to sharing what you help accomplished for God.
To support the mission, please Click Here.
Any money raised over the amount required for the trip will go to mission projects.
Is there ever been a time in your life when you felt like giving up❓
I sure have have!
The world🌎 we live in is ready to tell you to give up. It’s my dream to be someone that helps people hear hope whispering, “It’s OK, give it another try, don’t give up.”💪
This Thursday Night at 9 PM (Eastern) I’ll share with you the exciting news of my next adventure 🚀 and share how you can help me restore h❤pe.
Have you ever thought your dreams were too big? Have you stopped dreaming at all? That was me until about two weeks ago.
About 6 months ago, I was so frustrated with social media that I just wanted to delete all my accounts. I knew of a guy that was social media genius so, I signed Cynthia (my wife) and I up for his online coaching group called Adventure Social. We’ve gotten so much more than social media coaching! It’s really about mindset. Through Adventure Social, we were given the opportunity to go on an adventure in Orlando, FL for 3 days. We had to trust people that we had only met online to setup this adventure. All we knew was that we were staying in house with a bunch of strangers in Orlando for some training and some special adventures. We left for Florida and did not even
have an address for where we were staying that night. We arrived that evening to meet people from all over the US and a couple from the UK. There was various ages, backgrounds, lifestyles, races, and religions. An common thing happened, we bonded within 3 days and these other 25 people are family now. Our major topic for the weekend was Dreams. It was just a life changing and the shot in the arm that I needed to dream again.
My mentor and coach, John-Erik says:
Turn you mess into a message.
The purpose of this blog is to tell my story as great or messy as it may be and to take you on the journey of my life. We will journey together through my health recovery, travel, missions, new hobbies, and whatever happens along the path. It’s my hope that I can provide you with insight and inspiration to follow your dreams.
Until next time,