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Falling Free by Shannan Martin

Falling Free by Shannan Martin

Favourite Quotes:

“Our culture bombards us with the message that we should aspire to have more and do less…God offers a better way: have less and do more.”

“There’s a difference between being too scared to do hard things and doing hard things scared. Communing with the God of the universe will inspire all kinds of unscripted movement and giant leaps past “normal.” It’ll make surrendering seem like the safest way.”

Great Questions she asks:

“In a world where we possess the power to distract or buy our way out of most discomfort, can we ever really mean it when we say God is all we need?”

“Can I really trust enough to believe my plans are meaningless apart from him?”

I actually chose to review this book for my wife to read. Instead I ended up reading the first chapter and was unable to put it down and so, decided to read it for myself. This is a story about Shannan Martin and her family and how she ended up being rescued from the life she always wanted. It makes you question whether that perfect dream life you imagine for yourself is really the life you should aim for. Perhaps, when we are fully in God’s will there is an even better dream life that we couldn’t even imagine.

Falling Free is a story that will challenge you emotionally and spiritually as you learn story after story of their surrender and sacrifice. It is written like you are having a coffee table conversation about life, full of raw honesty, humour and questioning whether the choices she makes are the right ones. Her story really helped add a new perspective to what it means to surrender to what God wants to do with our life.” As an example, they go from living their dream life to living in what most would call the ghetto as she feels led by the Holy Spirit. They give up their life savings and their dream farm house, then deal with her quitting her job and her husband then losing his. They adopt one child, to then adopt another, to then adopter another(!!), then let a 19 year live with them. Enough surrendering and sacrifice than most of us would typically like to admit we would want to handle. If you want a story to challenge you to do more, be more grateful for what you have and push yourself closer to surrendering your whole life to God, then read this.

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Tuna Melts

by Ayanda Silk 0 Comments

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Woah woah woah. I am a tuna lover and used to just eat tuna and mayo on bread. I never knew you can bring it to another level. So I am going to share this recipe with you 🙂 okay lets do this!!

You will need;
– 4 slices of bread (calabrese or sourdough will work best)
– butter
– 1 can of flaked tuna
– 1 stalk celery, chopped
– green onion, chopped
– 1/2 cup mayo
– pinch of cayenne or paprika
– grated cheese (I used marble cheddar cheese)
– salt and pepper to taste

Preparation;

– Preheat your oven to broil
– Spread tons of butter on both sides of the bread slices and set on a foil lined cookie sheet
– Put bread into oven and broil for about 3 mins on each side until both sides are browned, then remove from oven
– In a bowl mix tuna, celery, green onion, mayo, pinch of cayenne and salt & pepper
– Scoop tuna mixture onto bread and spread evenly
– Spread grated cheese on top and lighty sprinkle some cayenne or paprika on the cheese
– Broil till cheese has melted and is a beautiful golden brown colour
– Remove and cool for 2 minutes then serve 🙂

Honestly, these are super delicious. Just a short prep and bake time and you’ve got a great lunch ready for you! Let me know how you like it and until next time.