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- Acceptance: Receiving another person willingly and unconditionally, even when the other’s behavior has been imperfect. Loving another in spite of differences or failures. (Romans 15:7)
- Affection: Expressing care and closeness through physical touch; saying “I love you” or “I care about you.” (Romans 16:16; Mark 10:16)
- Appreciation: Expressing thanks, praise or commendation. Recognizing accomplishment or effort particularly for what someone does. (Colossians 3:15b; 1 Corinthians 11:2)
- Attention: Conveying appropriate interest, concern, and care; taking thought of another; entering another’s world. (1 Corinthians 12:25)
- Comfort: Responding to a hurting person with words, feelings, and touch; to hurt with and for another’s grief or pain. (Romans 12:15b; Matthew 5:4; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; John 11:35)
- Encouragement: Urging another to persist and persevere toward a goal; stimulating toward love and good deeds, particularly when someone is weary. (I Thessalonians 5:11; Hebrews 10:24)
- Respect: Valuing and regarding one another highly; treating one another as important; honoring one another. (Romans 12:10)
- Security (Peace): Ensuring harmony in relationships even as conflicts are resolved, trust is deepened and vulnerability is expressed; Providing freedom from fear or threat of harm. (Romans 12:16, 18)
- Support: Coming alongside and gently helping with a problem or struggle; providing appropriate assistance. (Galatians 6:2)
Southwestern Sweet Potato Gratin Recipe
- 4 sweet potatoes
- 2 poblano peppers
- 1 medium onion
- Mexican cheese (cojita, pepper jack, queso fresco, whatever)
- Tortilla chips
- Sour cream ½ cup
- Southwest spice mix (recipe below)
- Southwest spice mix (T tablespoon, t teaspoon)
- 1T chili powder
- 1T paprika
- 1T garlic
- 1T salt
- 1T pepper
- 1t cumin
- 1t dried oregano
- 1t onion powder
- Slice the sweet potatoes/onion/peppers to 1/8” on a mandolin (be careful).
- Butter or spray a 9×11 baking dish.
- Make layers of the sweet potatoes, onion, peppers, cheese and spices until the dish is full.
- Cover the top with a combination of cheese and sour cream.
- Pour the cream around the edges
- Bake at 350 for an hour (or so) uncovered.
- Crumble the tortilla chips and spread over the top.
- Continue baking uncovered for 15/20 minutes.