Posted in Reflections, Religion

Fast and prayer

I have a strong testimony that you can feel the Holy Spirit and receive guidance directly. Fasts, with earnest prayer, are an example we can feel the Holy Ghost more clearly. 

46 Behold, I say unto you they are made known unto me by the Holy Spirit of God. Behold, I have fasted and prayed many days that I might know these things of myself. And now I do know of myself that they are true; for the Lord God hath made them manifest unto me by his Holy Spirit; and this is the spirit of revelation which is in me.

– Alma 5:46

Posted in Reflections, Religion

Walk “after the Spirit”

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

– Romans 8:1-4

Posted in Food & Recipes

Fun food Friday: Healthier sweet & sour chicken

This recipe deviates from my current diet for migraines, but is a healthy cheat compared to the take away version. 

It makes 4 large servings. 


  • 1 large chicken breast (about 1 c diced into 1 in pieces)
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, cut lengthwise then diced
  • 1/2-3/4 pineapple chunks (canned, reserve juice for later)
  • La Choy Sweet & Sour sauce (msg free; brand specific)
  • Heavy tablespoon of cornstarch
  • Olive oil and 2 Tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prep veggies and cook over medium heat in butter and olive oil for 4-5 minutes. Add salt and pepper, as desired. 
  2. Add pineapple. Cook 2 min. 
  3. Add chicken. Cook just until done. 
  4. Pour in La Choy sauce and pineapple juice. Stir. Cook on low-medium for 15 min. 
  5. Create a slurry of cornstarch and pour into sauce. Cook a few min to thicken. 

I like to serve this over instant white rice or couscous (not GF).