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"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."     Psalm 139:13-14


When it comes to wellness, the inclination is to suggest all of the ways to maintain and improve one's health. Those of us in the wellness world see that as a way to keep healthful habits in front of church workers. Church workers, on the other hand, can get so bombarded with "how to" tips that the wellness bladder becomes full and can't take any more suggestions. In the passion to promote wellness, we can get carried away. We may call it cheerleading from the sidelines, but to the recipients of our cheers, it can seem like brow-beating. That's because in the mirror of the Law, we already know we have failed in our efforts to be well, and we haven't done all we could to care for our health. At those moments, we don't need more reminders about the necessary efforts we should be making to be a more effective parent, shepherd, preacher, counselor, spouse, sibling or friend.

Instead, let me just say to you, thanks. Thanks for all that you do in your area of ministry to serve God and His people. Thanks for being God's messenger of the Gospel. Thanks for the many hats you wear, and the many ways that hats allow you to interact with those you serve. Thanks for following the Call to serve in what sometimes can be a thankless vocation, and thank you for the sacrifices you have made. From a wellness perspective, thanks for listening when the suggestions do come. They must seem trivial when in your world you're dealing with life or death situations - and specifically spiritual life or death issues - and we're asking you to eat more broccoli. Thanks for taking it all in stride when you're in the fight to save marriages, families, and people's souls, and we're interrupting you with messages on how to save for retirement.

While not a true apples-to-apples comparison, our passions are somewhat aligned: We, too, want to help others as a result of our concern for their well being. Thus, out of that genuine concern for anyone who serves, our suggestion overload sometimes happens. So, thanks for putting up with all of our suggestions (and for not completely ignoring them), but most importantly, thanks for what you do to care for yourself. We pray that you fully comprehend that your vessel was created uniquely for you (Psalm 139:13-14a) and that you also may know how important it is for you to be healthy and well so that you can continue to be of service to God, your family and others. Thanks for doing what you can, and for not beating yourself up over what you weren't able to do.


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Author: Hey Keto Mama
Yield: 4-6 servings

  •  1 pound ground chicken thigh (more flavor/fat than ground chicken breast)
  •  1/2-3/4 cup grated (powdered) Parmesan cheese
  •  1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or mozzarella cheese
  •  1/4 cup frozen spinach (optional)
  •  Salt, pepper to taste
  •  1 1/2 tsp. chili powder (optional)

**I use 1 egg per pound of meat, 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp. garlic

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.  In large bowl mix ground chicken thigh, cheese and seasoning
3.  Thaw spinach and remove excess water with paper towel or cheesecloth, add to mixture
4.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper and press chicken mixture into even thin layer
5.  Bake for 20 minutes
6.  Remove from oven and top with desired toppings (I used red onion, cilantro, chicken, bacon and sugar-free bbq sauce)
7.  Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and brown.

If using ground chicken breast, reduce cooking temperature to 375 degrees and reduce cooking time to 15 minutes or until cooked through. Add additional time after toppings until cheese is melted and golden, being careful not to overcook.

Once pizza cools a bit, it can be picked up like regular crust.

If mixture seems too wet, add more grated Parmesan. I used finely ground chicken thigh so there was less moisture. If you're using a roll of chicken, it could be more wet and need extra cheese.

Personalize it with your favorite toppings and seasonings in the crust as well.

Separate into 4-6 and freeze chicken crust (no toppings) individually for quick meal.

Please note that I am not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information that is discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates based on NET carbs for the crust only. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator.

Serving size:    1/4 pizza                                             Calories:  193                                                Fat:  8
Carbohydrates:  0                                                        Protein:  27

Submitted by LaVella Bills

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