JUNE FOSTER TALKS ABOUT HER NEW BOOK, GIVE US THIS DAY. SHE ALSO SHARES A BIBLE VERSE AND A YUMMY STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE RECIPE FOR THOSE WHO DON'T WANT TO OVERDO THE
SUGAR. I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THIS RECIPE!
Jess Colton can earn a PHD in computer science but can’t manage his own life.
Raised by a doting mother and controlling father, Jess battles against his addictive nature. When Jesus comes into his life, he trades one addiction for another—food for alcohol. His doctor warns him of his poor health as his weight soared past 300 pounds. Jess is baffled when the beautiful Holly Harrison comes into his life and declares her affection for him. What could she possibly see in him?
Holly Harrison has a past. But it catches up with her when she loses her leg and her unborn baby in one night as a result of a motorcycle accident. At this low point in her life, she finds strength through God and a relationship with Jesus Christ while she works as a dental hygienist. But now, no Christian man would want her so she avoids serious relationships. She doesn’t plan on falling in love with Jess Colton. She sees past his rolls of fat to the godly, tender man inside. When Jess drives a wedge between them, she loses all hope of having a future together.
Can Holly overcome her handicap? Does Jess find control over his eating and his life? Only God can provide the answers they need.
NOURISH THE BODY
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 T. vanilla
3 T. Splenda
12 oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 cup egg substitute
1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust
½ cup fat-free sour cream
2 t. sugar substitute
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spoon cottage cheese into blender and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Ann vanilla extract and Splenda; blend for about 15 more seconds.
Add the softened cream cheese and blend for about 30 seconds, scraping down the sides as needed. While blending, gradually add the egg substitute and continue to blend until smooth, about 45 seconds.
Pour cheese filling into crust and bake until set, about 35 minutes.
Remove cheesecake from oven and cool for about 15 minutes. Then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Prior to serving, in a small mixing bowl, combine sour cream and sugar substitute.
Slice cheesecake into 8 portions, top with sliced strawberries and sour cream.
NOURISH THE SOUL
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels, nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
June Foster is a retired school teacher with an BA in Education and a MA in counseling. She writes full time and travels in her RV with her husband, Joe. June has contracts for four novels with Desert Breeze Publishing. The Bellewood Series, Give Us This Day -- February 1, 2012, As We Forgive -- September 1, 2012, and Deliver Us -- April 1, 2013, and Hometown Fourth of July -- July 1, 2012. June loves to write tories about characters who o vercome the issues in their lives by the power of God. June uses her trianing in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating chatacters who find the freedom to live godly lives.
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