REWARD IF FOUND

September 22, 2010Read: Mark 10

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” --Mark 10:45

A few weeks ago, my wife and I noticed freshly posted “LOST DOG” signs throughout the neighborhood. Every other tree bore the image of a cute, cuddly fur ball with big, sad, brown eyes. You couldn’t help but stop and read it, nor could you miss the bold words: “REWARD IF FOUND.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a dog lover for sure, but there were a lot of zeros after that dollar sign. (Josey better stay real close to home if that’s the going rate on the streets.) All I know is that two things must be true about that lost pup: 1) she’s loved and 2) her owner will pay the price to get her home.

You know where I’m going with this, so forgive the comparison, but we too have gone astray. Even on our best days, we’d be be lost forever. But God loves us so much that He allowed our ransom to be nailed to a tree; reward if found.

–J.P.

PRAYFIT RECIPE OF THE WEEK Enjoy Dana Angelo White's recipe for a delicious healthy Raspberry Vinaigrette

Makes 16 Servings

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon chopped scallion 2 teaspoons raspberry jam Pinch kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup fresh raspberries

Directions: In a medium bowl combine lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, scallion and preserves.  Season with salt and pepper and whisk to combine. Slowly whisk in olive oil. When all of the oil is incorporated, mix in fresh raspberries.

Nutrition Info Per Tablespoon: Calories: 65 Total Fat: 7 grams Saturated Fat: 0 grams Carbohydrate: 1 grams Protein: 0 gram Cholesterol: 0 milligrams Sodium: 22 milligrams Fiber: 0 grams

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC is a registered dietitian and is currently a nutrition expert for the Food Network, and has worked as a media spokesperson for Cooking Light Magazine. She has appeared on Good Day Street Talk, Food Network.com, Access Hollywood and GMA Health. Visit her at Dana White Nutrition.