The Caskey Family

God’s Provision
September 29, 2011, 2:36 pm
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This seminary journey has been full of growth, unexpected blessings, and perfectly-designed difficulties for our sanctification. Today we embark on a new phase of this journey as over the next week or so we explore two potential ministry options/possibilities.

Please pray for us, that we would love the Lord our God with all of our mind, soul, heart and strength and that we would seek first HIS Kingdom, and not seek to please ourselves. Please pray that we would glorify God and honor him with every conversation, action, and interaction we have. Of course, wisdom and discernment are much needed at this point as well. Thank you for praying for us!

Subscribing to our Blog
September 28, 2011, 10:59 am
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Favorite Soups
September 26, 2011, 8:05 pm
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Some simple soups for the cooler weather – my children LOVE these and they are very inexpensive and filling! Easy potluck crockpot meal too!

Zuppa Tuscana (Olive Garden soup)
1 (16 ounce) package smoked sausage or bulk sausage, whatever you like – Italian sausage is good too – browned and drained
2 potatoes, quartered, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 chopped onion
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 cups kale – washed, dried, and shredded
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder
1 quart water
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

1. Brown the garlic and onion with the sausage, add the potatoes, water and bullion
2. Simmer 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are just done
3. Turn heat down, add the kale and as soon as it is wilted, and tastes tender, turn the heat off.
4. Add the cream and serve immediately with pepper and shredded cheese as desired.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 cup chopped onion
a few stalks of celery, chopped (optional)
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
a little olive oil to saute the onion and garlic
3 cups chicken broth (or water and bullion)
1 (14.5 ounce) can Mexican diced tomatoes
Taco seasoning to taste (or cumin, salt and chili powder)
1 or 2 cooked chicken breasts cubed small
a cup or two of frozen corn (however much you have or like)

1. Saute the veggies, add in the other ingredients and simmer a few minutes til the ingredients mix and corn is cooked.
2. Keep warm in the crockpot or serve immediately.

Serve over tortilla chips, topped with:
shredded Mexican cheese blend
minced fresh cilantro
sour cream
slices of lime

September 20, 2011, 9:21 pm
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From the recent Fall Festival on Campus – we got to visit NARNIA!! Also pictures from our family reunion in Tennessee, and fun with family and friends around Louisville.

Photos of Love!
September 17, 2011, 2:03 pm
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My heart has been heavy and I have shed many tears recently as we witness some love tragedies in some very close circles: divorce, abandonment, adultery, cut off relationships. I find myself praying for the return of Christ more these days.

In order to stir some sort of hope in my heart, I meditate on the deep love Jesus had for us and how counter-culture HIS love is! His love says that we love even though we have been hurt or might be hurt in the future. His love requires us to sacrifice, to lay down our lives, to forget ourselves and love hurting and hurtful people with an abandon and selflessness that PROVES that we are bondslaves to the One who displayed love PERFECTLY.

“For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.” 1 John 3:11, 14, 16

And I treasure the gift of love God has graciously grown in our family of six. God has chosen to allow us to add Jonathan, my little brother to our family while he finishes up the last few weeks of high school. The sweet love our family (imperfectly) shows is a treasure. I don’t deserve to live inside this circle.