Thank you Father God for suiting up and showing up at Bedrock Park in Oroville, California this evening for our first Serving Saturday. We arrived to total insanity with two different groups fighting in the park along the beautiful Feather River. Diane grabbed a handful of popsicles and ran into the crazy stupid telling everyone they needed to cool down. Tracey tried to reason with the unruly guys then he called in Jesus Christ to have his way casting out the evil God was the party crasher! One of the mouthy guys claimed to have a loaded gun so hello 911. The Oroville Police Department came instantly and needless to say, the bad mojo all ran. We honor our officers for making a difference.
We didn’t let spiritual warfare stop the appointment from God. We prayed for peeps and shared the gospel. The glory field is ripe for the harvest. Our dear Terry surprised Tracey with a hand carved rod. What a perfect gift at the right time. Yes, we’re called to messy places with not so pretty peeps. We’re called to love unconditionally. You don’t have to “take over” a park to make a difference. It’s so simple to serve others sharing the love of Christ. Hurt people hurt others. Let them see Jesus in you.
Robert and Twyla returned to Oroville stepping into our life. Robert had three heart attacks in a short period of time. Needless to say, we couldn’t let him recover at a homeless camp on the river so he came to live with us. We loved Robert unconditionally and sometimes it was real messy. Twyla ruled our house as she trained our dogs too. Robert has come so far in such a short period of time. God covered him with favor and grace.
Today, I said farewell for awhile to Robert. He and Twyla have a new journey and chapter. I cried all the way home knowing that loving on one peep at a time is all that is takes. Love and kindness is the ripple effect to building a better world. I love you Robert and Twyla . I know that God loves you more. Whew and ugly cry.
FEED MY PEEPS welcomes a new board member to our family. Diane Boyle will help lead us in Northern California as God continues to open our doors. Diane’s a mother and grandmother with a nurturing heart. She has a seasoned culinary background and loves to serve others. Diane has the gift of prophesy and loves the Lord. We see God moving in and through her in a mighty way. Please welcome Diane as she serves our little charity that could.
We bless foster families, at-risk teens, Veterans, families with limited resources, soup kitchens, food pantries and our homeless friends. We offer a hand up, hope and hugs to those in need. We love so radically that they wonder why.
We appreciate the big embrace and may God bless you.
In His Love,
Tracey and Jaxs
“I pray this story will inspire others to step out of their comfort zone to serve those less fortunate,” states the author. “One act of kindness can create a ripple effect which can impact a community. Compassion is contagious and does not have a price tag.”
Jacki Lynne Dirksmeyer is the director of FEED MY PEEPS, which originated in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a seasoned background in hospitality, culinary and ministry. Jacki was awarded the Local Food Hero Award from Gardens to Tables at St. Louis University in 2013. FEED MY PEEPS has also expanded to the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas. Jacki has sown culinary seeds and the harvest is abundant as the network of chefs and market places generously support the movement of FEED MY PEEPS.
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
- 2/3 +2 teaspoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons almond flour/meal
- 1 Tablespoon Gluten Free all-purpose flour
- Optional ice cream or whipped cream for serving, if desired
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and place two 6-ounce ramekins on a baking sheet.
- Melt the butter and 2/3 cup chocolate chips in a medium bowl over simmering water and stir until smooth. Remove the bowl from the pan and let cool.
- Combine the egg and sugar in a medium bowl and whisk until thick and lighter in color.
- While whisking, gradually add the melted chocolate, then whisk in the salt, vanilla, almond meal, and GF flour.
- Divide the batter between the two ramekins and place 1 teaspoon chocolate chips in the center of each ramekin, pressing down lightly.
- Bake at 325 degrees F for 180-22 minutes or until not quite set, and the tops crackle.
- Let cool slightly before serving, topping with ice cream or whipped cream.
- 4 Tilapia Fillets
- 3Tbls Soy Sauce
- 3Tbls Balsamic Vinegar
- 3Tbls Honey
- 1Tbls Minced Garlic
- Fresh Herbs (optional)
- Cracked Black Pepper
- Preheat oven to 375
- Combine Soy, Balsamic Vinegar, Honey, Garlic in a bowl as the marinade
- Place Tilapia in a Zip lock bag with the marinade and fresh herbs (optional)
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes
- Take Tilapia Fillets out of marinade and sprinkle with cracked black pepper
- Place in oven for 15-20 minutes until fish flakes
- If you wish to have a sauce after having made marinade then reserve 1/2 cup of marinate. Place in sauce pan & bring to boil then simmer for 5 minutes until reduced by half. Serve over Tilapia