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This month's devotion hits a personal note for me. As a heart warrior, you may find that anger issues sometimes surface later in life. This, at least, is what happened for me.


Living with CHD affects people differently, and in many ways. As a heart parent, you may feel angry, confused or worried. You may have a plethora of other emotions that kick in at any given moment. For children - those living with a CHD - experience their own emotions in personal and different ways.


For a Long Time, I Did Not Understand



For a long time, I did not understand the struggle that was inside me. It wasn't until I found God that He blessed me with the wisdom and love to find purpose in my illness. He not only taught me that what I have learned could benefit me, but showed me that I could be a help to other people who are in similar situations.


Anger can be consuming. It almost destroyed my marriage, and my soul. When I let Jesus Christ into my heart, He helped me let go of my anger and then took me on an incredible journey.


So please, when you feel anger, take time to meditate in God's word and His way of life. It is then that you will find true peace within your heart with joy soon to follow. Spreading that joy onto others is precious and has a beautiful way of softening that angry heart.



Psalm 37.8


Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;

do not fret—it leads only to evil.


By Lisa Colvil, Author of

Through the Beauty of Grace I WILL


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Updated: Jun 8, 2021















Kindness starts With You

As you venture into the world today, let your heart be reminded of all things that your kindness can do for others. Your kindness will help you succeed along the way.


Don't worry too much about other people, whether they understand your kindness or not - just remember that your kindness gives way to wonderful opportunities regardless of what is happening around you.


Doing things for other people will not only bring them light but will also help you shine yours a little brighter.


Instead of searching for kindness today, be the place it starts.


Ephesians 4:32


Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.




By Lisa Colvil

Author of, Through the Beauty of Grace I Will


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Ingredients:

1 lb chicken thighs (boneless)

1 tbs garlic salt

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp ground black pepper

1 tbs olive oil

1 mango (peeled, cubed)

1 cup corn (canned, frozen, or fresh)

1 cup medley tomatoes (sliced in half)

1/2 cup red onions (chopped)

Basil (chopped)

Flour tortillas

Olive oil

Optional: Bleu cheese or feta cheese crumbles

Honey mustard or honey raspberry salad dressing


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Mold the flour tortillas in an oven-safe bowl or tart pan.

  3. Bake flour tortillas for 15 minutes then remove from oven.

  4. Season the chicken thighs with garlic salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.

  5. Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat with olive oil.

  6. Pan fry the chicken thighs for five minutes.

  7. Reduce heat to medium and flip the chicken over. Pan fry for another 3-5 minutes.

  8. Cut the chicken into strips or bite-size pieces.

  9. Layer the tortilla tostado with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, corn, basil, mangos and chicken.

  10. Add cheese crumbles and drizzle with salad dressing.

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