Intentional Prayer

This morning, I shared a simple but powerful image on Instagram, with the word Pray on it. It was something I felt in my heart but also seemed appropriate for a day like today, Sunday.

Coincidently, today’s message included these same words. Our priest advised that we set aside 15 minutes each day to dedicate to prayer. He went on to describe what the typical day for most working parents looks like and how busy our lives are. And realized that 15 minutes of prayer is not something that most of us will actually take the time to do.

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Panama: Part III – Bocas del Toro

Panama: Part III – Bocas del Toro

If you have been following along my Panama adventure, thanks for coming back to read the last post in the series! If you’re just joining me, thanks for visiting, you can catch up here.

On the previous post, I shared details about a five-point tour that we did upon arriving in Bocas del Toro. That tour was great for two reasons. One, it was an all day event and two, we got to see a lot more than we would have on our own.

Books Town, Bocas del Toro

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Chicken Stuffed French Bread

Last week I made a chicken stuffed  French bread, a new family favorite. I stumbled across this recipe a few months ago, and have made it a few times since. The recipe calls for some simple ingredients; chicken, bacon, cheese, mayo, sour cream… Most of these ingredients you probably already own, no need for a grocery trip.

First, I cooked a chicken breast. Yes one breast was enough because I used one small loaf. I’m also only feeding two adults and two kids who are very lightweight eaters. This step took me about 25 minutes but you can cut the prep and cook time if you buy chicken that is already shredded (I have purchased this at Kroger before). Or use left over shredded chicken.

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Panama: Part II – Bocas del Toro

Before our trip to Panama one thing was certain – aside from visiting friends and family – we wanted to take on an adventure. The kind of adventure that goes on your bucket list and you feel accomplished to scratch off once you’ve done it. Bocas del Toro was just that for us, one heck of an adventure. Am I longing to go back? Absolutely! Am I trying to persuade people to visit? Maybe…

And if I was asked to sum up Bocas del toro in as few words as possible. I’d say it is Panama’s hidden gem.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

In our home, we eat a fresh cooked meal almost everyday. There are days that we go out to eat. And then there are days when I’m feeling lazy! As a result, I scramble through Pinterest for inspiration and ideas.

Yesterday, was one of those days. Since it was a holiday, instead of Monday it felt like a weekend day. Even with both girls at home, the day was moving slow and there I was feeling lazy.

Not knowing what to make for dinner. I thought a soup would be a good and easy meal. So I got to work and whipped up a quick chicken tortilla soup.

Quick Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Panama: Part I

Panama: Part I

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen posts from my busy holiday vacation. I started out driving from Texas to Georgia – making a one night layover in Mississippi – to spend Christmas with my family. Then from Georgia, I flew to Panama City, Panama with my husband. A vacation that we had been looking forward to, for months. Somewhat of a honey moon for us, since our littles stayed back in Georgia with my family.

We planned a ten day itinerary, although the first and last day were spent traveling. Why Panama?! We chose this destination because it is still home for me, I have family and friends there too. Also, because my husband had visited once before and fallen in love with it. But this trip was a little different since we visited a few new places and ventured further away from the city. Our plans included a visit Aguadulce and Bocas del Toro, but ended up adding Colón and Coronado to the list.

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