September 24, 2012


*inspired by Devotional #182 in "Devotions for the God Girl" by Hayley DiMarco* 

 Matthew 5:7 

 " Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy." 

   When people do bad things, I want justice. I want them to pay for what they did. It seems fair that bad acts should be punished, but I am NOT the punisher. God makes it clear that my job is the total opposite of that. I am to be merciful . I am to be like GOD. WHEN GOD CHOSE ME , HE CHOSE ME TO BECOME MORE LIKE HIM! ( see Ephesians 5:1). It's a tall order yes, but what does God say?? He says that all things are possible through HIM.

 Matthew 9:26

   " But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." 

   Mercy is one of the most amazing traits of God. These people that HE created sinned against him. We deeply hurt our Father who made us. Yet, HE has mercy on us. And, HE wants me to show that same mercy to others. But that selfish part of me tries to rise up again and say : " But they don't deserve mercy!!!" This is in fact true. No one deserves mercy! But , Isn't that the definition of mercy ? Mercy = Not giving people what they deserve. Mercy sounds good when it's coming my way, but showing it to others can be tough. Nonetheless, it is so important. 

   Mercy isn't a recommendation for the Christian, it's a necessity. IF YOU WANT MERCY, YOU'VE GOTTA SHOW IT!!! Loving people who are difficult to love has it's reward . (Col. 3:14) True Love ties everything together. So, Do what God asks you to do it when it's hard. Look for chances today and always to show the mercy GOD has so graciously shown me and you.

In Christ,

September 5, 2012

No- Yeast Cinnamon Rolls

- A Pinterest Recipe-

Hey y'all! Today , I have a DELICIOUS cinnamon roll recipe for you. I found this recipe on pinterest , and made it last week! I adapted it a little to my liking , but you can make it however you want! They were heavenly!! So , without any more chit chatting, Here's the recipe & pictures from the original source : ( )

no yeast cinnamon rolls
Yield: 12 rolls
Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 20 min


4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 cups bread or all-purpose flour, + more for rolling
2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten

Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2/3 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk or buttermilk

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray.

2. Prepare the filling: In a small bowl, combine the filling ingredients with a fork until a crumbly mixture is formed.

3. Prepare the dough: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Use clean hands (or a pastry blender) to work the butter into the dry ingredients. Add the milk and the egg and stir to combine.

4. Roll the dough out on a floured surface into roughly shaped large rectangle (about 1/4-inch thick). Sprinkle the filling evenly over the surface of the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border all the way around. Carefully roll up the rectangle (the dough will be soft). Use a sharp knife to cut 12 rolls. If you want smaller rolls, cut them a little smaller and you'll get 18. Carefully place the rolls in the prepared muffin tin.

5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes. While the cinnamon rolls are baking, prepare the frosting: Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk/buttermilk in a medium bowl. Use an electric mixer to combine. Add a little more milk if you wish to have a thinner frosting. Spread the frosting on top of warm rolls or drizzle on top. Serve warm.

ENJOY!!! If you make them, let me know how they turned out!!

<3 Sarah