If your life is messy today, this post is for you.⠀
Christmas is a time when many of us set up nativity scenes, featuring an adorable baby Jesus laying on golden straw, surrounded by Mary and Joseph, some cute lambs, a donkey and a few friendly shepherds, all lit by the warm glow of a lamp. We do this because while we know that Jesus’ first century birth was not clean or sanitary by modern standards, we want it to look as warm, and inviting as possible.⠀
But, when we clean up the story of Jesus’ birth like this, we risk sanitizing the Good News.⠀
You see, on my second trip to the Holy Land, I had the chance to meet a shepherd herding her sheep. As I approached the flock—and especially the lamb in this image—the smell was overpowering. In the first century, the rancid smell of sheep marked shepherds as an outcasts. In fact, author Alexander Shaia says; “To smell like sheep was the mark of shame. When you smell of sheep, everyone knew you were to be avoided”.⠀
But I think THIS IS THE GOOD NEWS; that Jesus loved us so much that he would step out of heaven to be born right in the middle of our shame and our mess!⠀
That God sent angels to invite these outcast, overlooked, and marginalized shepherds to see his newborn son … this is GOOD NEWS!⠀
When we sanitize the nativity scene, we strip away the incredible power of the Christmas story; that Jesus came to be a shepherd, to be surrounded by the guilty, the outcasts, the messed up, the lost, the marginalized ... and to carry our shame on his shoulders.⠀
Are you feeling outcast today? Do you carry shame and guilt? Is your life a mess?⠀
Then the Christmas story is for you!⠀
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” — John 10:11
1,867934 December, 2019
Mediterranean Lamb Bowl with Tahini Broccoli Slaw from the one and only @shredhappens 🙌🏼⠀
I’m giving lamb some love today with this delicious mediterranean inspired lamb dish. I used some lemon pepper marinated lamb and served it on top of a massive dose of @josiesorganics broccoli slaw that I dressed with a tahini lemon garlic dressing. Served with some Persian cucumbers, mini tomatoes, and some baba ghanoush. The tahini lemon dressing is one of my favorites …I can just eat that by the spoonful.⠀
Flavor explosion! Or as I like to say… banging!⠀
Here is how you can make about 3 servings:⠀
1.Season 1 pound of boneless lamb with a lemon pepper seasoning, juice of 1/2 lemon, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. I used Sadaf, but you can use whatever brand you’d like. Let sit for a few minutes, or if you have time, marinate overnight.⠀
2.While the meat is sitting, get your veggie/salad base ready. I started with a bag of @josiesorganics broccoli slaw that I dressed with a tahini dressing. To make the dressing, I used 2 tablespoons tahini, juice from 1/2 lemon, sea salt, and 1 tsp freshly minced garlic. Mix everything together, then taste. You’ll have to add more tahini/lemon/salt based on your preference if you’d like. Then just toss with your broccoli slaw.⠀
3.Once I was ready to make the lamb, I got a pan ready on medium heat, tossed in 1 tablespoon of oil, and put the lamb in for about 5 minutes per side. These take about 10-15 minutes. Cook until they are no longer pink. Alternatively, you can grill these. Extra bonus points x 1000 if you use a charcoal grill. I didnt have time today.⠀
4.Then I started plating everything. I put the lamb on top of the broccoli slaw, added 1 sliced Persian cucumbers, some cherry tomatoes, and some herbs. I also added 1.5 tablespoon of baba ghanoush that I dressed with some sumac and minced garlic.⠀
What are some of your favorite dressings?⠀
3,8953428 November, 2019
Latest Instagram Posts
You don't always have to be interested in something to appreciate it! Not an animal person but i don't mind running around with these #cuties ♡
🕸️Размером чуть больше моей ладони)
🕸️Аккуратно связана и плотно набита.
🕸️Оригинальный подарок на любой праздник!
🕸️Не завянет, как цветы, а будет радовать глаз каждый день✨
🕸️Стоимость 1000₽ + доставка, если нужно.
🕸️Никого не оставит равнодушным!
🕸️Возможно исполнение в разных цветах (белый, розовый, жёлтый, голубой)
🕸️Для заказа писать в директ❤️ #овечка#sheep#lamb#amigurumi#amigurumitoys#instaknit#вязаниекрючком#овечкакрючком
8018 minutes ago
Dinner @wearemommi for a mix of Japanese and Peruvian dishes 🥢 📸 Anticuho lamb cutlets in a huacatay & miso dripping, smoked aubergine salsa, ginger with soy and honey roasted root veg. #comedinewithmike
I'm better, I'm better, I'm better
It's another day, another chance
I wake up, I wanna dance
So as long as I got my friends... I'm better, I'm better, I'm better
He say I'm hot, I'm so fuego
Pull up on him in my vehicle
He say I'm pretty, I'm pretty
You must be from Brazil, it must be from Me-xico
Roll up on him in my l.a.m.b o
Jump out like skrrrt, yeah bro
You need a chick like me
To make you wanna leave them other broads
You don't know nann hoe
0055 minutes ago
Still can't get that working week aftertaste off your mouth? 👅 Try our King Prawn & Coconut Curry
Selesai Majlis Aqiqah Minggu Ini. Liveupdate 7/12/2019 - Live dari Taman Gasing Indah, Petaling Jaya untuk Majlis Aqiqah & Doa Selamat. Alhamdulillah.
Selamat Menjamu Selera! Terima kasih! Thank you! Confirm Terliurrrr! ❤️
Untuk tempahan dan delivery terus pada anda whtspp/call 017 6767422 / 010 8969492 Mohd Lokman. Confirm Terliurrrrr!
Expecting the whole family round yours this Christmas? No problem, our Festive Family Feast pack has everything you need to keep them well fed!Available in our Finglas and Drumcondra shops - call in today, we’ve got #christmas covered 😀 #callintocorrigans#supportyourbutcher
ഇപ്രാവശ്യത്തെ പാരഗൺ ബ്രേക്ഫാസ്റ്റിൽ പതിവ് പോലെ തന്നെ അപ്പോം മീൻ മാങ്ങാ കറിയും കഴിച്ചെങ്കിലും ശെരിക്കും ഉള്ള താരങ്ങൾ ഈ പൊറോട്ടയും മട്ടൺ ചാപ്സും, മട്ടൺ സ്റ്റുയും, ആയിരുന്നു. സോഫ്റ്റ് മട്ടനും, കട്ടി ഉള്ള ഗ്രേവിയും, ചൂട് പൊറോട്ടയും, വേറെ എന്താ വേണ്ടേ അല്ലെ ?
Delicious mutton stew, mutton chaps, and flaky porotta from paragon restaurant, Calicut. Had during the @eatkochieat food trip. .
MiCasa : New Á La Carte Menu
Grilled Lamb Rack
Indonesia Nasi Goreng
Myanmar Style Pomelo & Grilled Prawn Salad
Grilled Beef Tenderloin
📍MiCasa Restaurant & Bar
Read our full review on facebook. Link in Bio!!
Happy Saturday everybody!! 😍🎉🎄
Who’s coming down for a feast this weekend! We’re serving up hot, tasty Indian BBQ at @burrakhana as well as street food style small plates to tingle your tastebuds 😋
Tag someone that needs to try this 👇 #burrakhana
1512 hours ago
Throwback to his bday dinner last month🍽💕👦🏻
It’s really a great place for bday celebration haha 不少人都來這間餐廳慶祝😆! !
👉炭燒紐西蘭羊鞍配香草蒜容汁 Medium Rare剛剛好👌可能是baby lamb rack 比平時吃的特別肉嫰多汁🤤配合芥末和薄荷醬 一點也不會覺得騷👍
👉紫色小鳥Purple Sunbird Cocktail
🥰 📍LAB EAT Restaurant and Bar✔️
Charcoal Grilled New Zealand Baby Lamb Rack with Lamb Gravy $348 | Purple Sunbird Cocktail $78