The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
However distant your dreams may seem, God is working things out, & today is an important part of that process.
Check The Box Father’s Day Tag.
This fun little gift tag can be added to just about anything you’ll be giving your Dad this Father’s Day. Let the kids check all the boxes that apply (hopefully all of them) and sign their name at the bottom.
1 vanilla cake mix
1 – 20 ounce can crushed pineapple
1 – 10 ounce jar maraschino cherries, with stems
1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 – 3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
11/4 cup shredded coconut, divided
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
2 1/2 cups Cool Whip, divided
Take 1/4 cup of the shredded coconut and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes, stirring often. Watch the coconut in the oven and remove when it starts to brown. Let cool.
Drain the pineapple and save the juice. Use the juice in place of the liquid when you make the cake batter. Bake in a 9×13 pan, according to the package directions. Remove and let cool completely. Cut into 1 inch cubes.
Beat the cream cheese until creamy. Set aside. Whisk the pudding into the milk until it thickens. Slowly add the pudding and extracts to the cream cheese, beating until creamy. Fold in 1 cup of coconut and 1 cup of Cool Whip.
Drain the cherries and set aside 10 cherries. Cut the rest of the cherries in half and pat dry.
Place 4 cups of cake cubes in a large bowl. Top with half of the drained pineapple and half the cherries. Spread half of the cheesecake layer over the fruit gently. Repeat the layers. Sprinkle the top with the toasted coconut. Swirl on the remaining Cool Whip and garnish with the reserved cherries. Keep refrigerated until you serve it.
via Pina Colada Cake Trifle.
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I have trouble sleeping sometimes, so I can totally relate to this.