Thursday, April 23, 2015

Meatless Meals - Two Recipes Using Sea Asparagus

At our local farmer's market they sell Sea Asparagus. It is a salty, tasty little vegetable and quite versatile too!  It can be made into a substitute for lomi salmon, salad dressing, mixed with taro, cone sushi, and even pesto.  The following is the salad I made and the second recipe is for poke that I found to be quite delicious.

Tomato Avocado Sea Asparagus Salad

1 ripe Haas Avocado, diced
1 large ripe tomato, diced
1 cup chopped Sea Asparagus, rinsed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 to 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients together and serve.

Sea Asparagus Poke Salad

The recipe can be found HERE. Note: I didn't use fresh sashimi in my version because I didn't want to run to the store. It taste delicious without the sashimi but I am sure it would have been even better with the sashimi.

To make this a heartier meal, you can make a poke bowl by placing freshly cooked rice in a bowl and the poke salad over the rice.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Powerful Message of Love to ISIS

Yesterday I was so horrified by the killing of the Ethiopian Christians that I completely disregarded the fact that the killers were also created by God and loved by God. This powerful video reminded me of that fact and made me promise to pray even harder for the conversion of the persecutors.

VIDEO Here is an interview with the creator of the video.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Light vs. Darkness

God is good!  God is a loving Father.  He created us so that we may choose to love Him freely.  He watches over us. He sacrificed His only begotten Son so that our immortal souls would not perish but live eternally with Him in Paradise.  As Son, He is the light of the world.  He forgives us our innumerable sins.  His Divine Mercy has no limit!  As Holy Spirit, He guides the church, protects the church, inspires the church, teaches the church.  All that is good is God yet the world continues to choose darkness and all that is evil over Him.

The daily reporting of our brothers and sisters in Christ being martyred by the Islamic extremists should be awake call to each one of us that the time has come for us to either choose God and all that is good or to choose the evil one.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.

Whoever believes in Him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because He has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil.

For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed.  But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God."   John 3:16-21.

The murdering and barbarically cruel followers of the devil, who kill Christians in God's name are committing these evil acts on God Himself.

It is beyond comprehension why these haters attract many people worldwide, including westerners from the United States and Europe.  One wonders what the allure is.  One wonders what lies the father of all lies has told them.  What are the empty promises he has made to have them join the ranks of his minions.  But even if they joined out of ignorance, it is still a betrayal to God Who is Love itself and inexcusable.

We, the followers of Christ must be prepared to die for Him in order that we do not betray Him, should the time come, because of fear of persecution.  We must pray that we be steadfast in our love and prepared to die with Jesus' name on our lips like our martyred brothers and sisters killed for the faith.