Green With Envy

Envy --- "the green eyed monster," as it has often been called, silently invades the hearts of mankind. Unlike the outward destructive acts listed in Galatians 5:19-21, such as murder, drunkeness, witchcraft, and adultery; envy sits silently on the heart, discoloring it as green as bile.

What is the root cause of envy?  The answer to that is found in its definition:  discontentment and resentment of another's success, advantages, and superiority.

Is it any wonder why it tries to remain silent?  A heart filled with envy doesn't want anyone to know it is begruding what someone else has achieved or possessed.  Instead, it sits there silently thinking, "what they have should have been mine!"

In his speech in Othello, Iago summed it up this way:  "Beware, my Lord, of jealousy.  It is the green eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on!"

This website is devoted to encourage women to become all that God created them to be.  Could it be that getting rid of envy is God's way of saying:  "Desire what I want for you, instead of what somebody else has in their possession."

Excuse me while I check a quiet knocking I hear at my heart's door.

Brown Rice, Mexican Style

Anywhere there's Mexican food, you'll find rice. Enchiladas and rice, tacos and rice, beans and rice. My mother, grandmother and mother-in-law each prepared rice with their own twist and now I've added mine. I hope you'll try this easy, yummy recipe which takes brown rice, full of nutrients, and packs it with flavor that will fill your kitchen with a heavenly aroma.

Mexican Brown Rice


1 c. brown rice

2t. canola oil   

1 T. chicken boullion

2 c. water

½ t. ground cumin

2 cloves minced garlic

1/3 c chopped onion

3/4 c diced or crushed tomatoes

1c chopped vegetables –combination of any of the following: mushrooms, cooked garbanzos, chopped carrots, celery, bell pepper, frozen peas)

Cilantro (optional)


Pour brown rice  and canola oil into 2 qt. saucepan, stirring continually until toasty. ( This will make cooking time shorter and rice will have a wonderfully  firm texture.) When rice has browned sufficiently, add water, cumin, tomatoes and garlic. Bring to a boil then lower temperature to a simmer.  Add vegetables and cilantro after rice has been cooking for 20-25 minutes.Cook an additional 15-20 minutes until all liquid has been absorbed and rice is al dente.

Makes 4 c or 8-1/2 c. servings