Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s a November Special! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies! This recipes produces really great cookies and they are easy to make!!

Servings: 36

1 cup shortening (I used butter or coconut butter)

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 cup sugar (I didn’t add this extra cup of sugar…..)

2 large eggs

1/4 cup molasses (I didn’t put this in, and it still worked out great)

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 cups flour (Spelt, Whole wheat, all purpose, kamut)

3 cups quick- cooking oats (You can use regular oats, too)

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup raisins (You can put these in if you want, but you don’t need too, if you don’t want them)

Cream together shortening (or butter of your choice) and sugars (or sugar.) Add eggs, molasses (or lack thereof), and vanilla. Add flour and baking soda. Mix well. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.

Bake at 350′ for 8-10 minutes.

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#PrayforParis

Well, it happened again…. Paris was attacked by terrorists. The terrible and depressing news, that over 100 were either killed, taken captive, or injured. During this time in the world, I encourage you all to pray for Paris and for the families of those who were casualties or taken captive. God has a plan, although we don’t see it completely, and we don’t see why He allows this, even though He has a plan, I encourage you with this Bible verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Also this verse: The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe. -Proverbs 18:10

God has a plan, my fellow readers and fellow Christians, do not lose heart.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Devotional four: Obedience

14-year old Jemma Riley ran a brush through her silky brown hair. She threw her favorite snowman sweater over top of her t-shirt. She looked outside. It was just starting to snow. After looking outside from her window for a few more minutes, she ran downstairs to go outside. Jemma was putting on her boots when her mother called out,”Jemma! Come and peel some potatoes for dinner please!” Jemma sighed and pulled of her one boot she had on. She grudgingly made her way to the kitchen where the potatoes awaited. She found the peeler in  the utensil drawer and started peeling the potatoes. “How many potatoes do I have to do, Mom?” Jemma asked. “The whole bag,” her mother replied. The whole bag! Seriously?! That’s gonna take me forever! Jemma thought in horror. “Mom! Really? Can’t I only do like, half? Potatoes are a form of starch, and you know Dad is on a diet.” Her mother sighed. “Jemma, please listen to me. I asked you to do the whole bag, period. Do it for me right now please.” “Fine!” Jemma said angrily. She peeled the potatoes furiously. Once she finished peeling and cutting the potatoes, she plopped them in a pot with water, and turned on the stove. She spun on her heel and marched out of the kitchen. “Thank you, Jemma!” her mother called. “Your welcome,” Jemma muttered. She slammed the door of her room and slumped on her beanbag. She thrust her head in her hands and started crying. “Why do I always have to get angry and complain! It’s so frustrating! I want to be like Jesus, but it’s so hard sometimes!” Just then her mother knocked,” Jemma, are you alright? You weren’t very happy and cheerful downstairs. By the way you slammed your door, I can tell something is wrong. What’s up?” “Oh, Mom, I’m sorry! I was disobedient and not obeying you like I should have! I was frustrated because I want to be like Jesus, but it’s so hard! Please forgive me!” “Of course, I forgive you, honey! I understand that it’s hard to be obedient, but let me share with you this verse: “Children, obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. It’s from Colossians 3:20. If you want to obey God, you also should obey your parents.” Her mother gave her a hug and kissed her on the cheek. “Dinner is ready, sweetheart,” Then she left the room. Once she was gone, Jemma closed her eyes and prayed, asking God to forgive her, and to help her be more like Him. She also thanked Him for her wonderful parents, and how she was thankful He died for her.

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise.” //-Ephesians 6:1-2