Thursday, April 15, 2010

lady bug

here's a picture that one of my best friends {and i think most loyal blog reader ;) } took and i really like it...but i think it shows the beauty of nature and the wonderful mystery of God.

also i was reading job today and i kinda really liked it when God responds to job He's sorta like "who do you think you are? i'm GOD. i made all that is before you. what did you do?" it's like "boom". solid. love it.

Job 38:22-30 (The Message)

22-30 "Have you ever traveled to where snow is made,
seen the vault where hail is stockpiled,
The arsenals of hail and snow that I keep in readiness
for times of trouble and battle and war?
Can you find your way to where lightning is launched,
or to the place from which the wind blows?
Who do you suppose carves canyons
for the downpours of rain, and charts
the route of thunderstorms
That bring water to unvisited fields,
deserts no one ever lays eyes on,
Drenching the useless wastelands
so they're carpeted with wildflowers and grass?
And who do you think is the father of rain and dew,
the mother of ice and frost?
You don't for a minute imagine
these marvels of weather just happen, do you?

my white chicken chili

here's the recipe i tried to write for my white chicken chili...given when i made it i didn't measure or anything so some things might be slightly there is room for making adjustments as you see fit ;)

Dupps’ White Chicken Chili

-about 4 large chicken breasts

-around 60-90 oz of chicken stock or broth

-1-2 C of grated pepper jack cheese

-1 can of chick peas/garbanzo beans {same things}

-1 can white northern beans

-1/4 cup canned green chilies or jalapeno

-2 garlic cloves, minced

-1 med onion, diced

-spoonful of flour

-salt and pepper to taste

Boil chicken in large pot of water until done. When cooked through you can either dice with a chef knife or shred with hands. Helps to run under cold water first.

In large pot put a little oil on the bottom until warm. {around med high heat} Add garlic, onions, and chilies/jalapenos. Cook until onions are nice and translucent. Add a little chicken stock or broth, and a spoonful of flour and whisk well, add read and stir/whisk occasionally until shimmering. Add beans {can juice and all} and cook for another 5-10 minutes. Add chicken. Then stir in grated cheese until it melts real good and you can’t tell there’s hunks of melty cheese in it. Taste test, add any salt or pepper or more garlic or chilies or anything. If liquid gets low add some water.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


i'm a fan.

"Modesty is the ancient secret of allure. An oxymoron? I think not. When women choose to dress with modesty and dignity, it just might flip everything around...We were created in such a way that when we humans act without restraint and without any rule, we don't have as much fun! Modesty and dignity helps women protect their romantic hopes, challenges men to be courteous and honorable, and will turn the whole sexual revolution on its head. That is something to look forward to."