Archive for November, 2009

Looking for a quick soul food recipe for Thanksgiving that’s the “bomb?”  Then try Dr. Joyce’s “Twenty Minute Greens” below:

Dr. Joyce’s 20 Minute Greens


5 strips thick cut bacon chopped  (semi frozen will chop easier)

(Don’t eat pork? Too bad for you 🙂   Try smoked turkey)

3 TBSP olive oil

1- 1/2 onion chopped

2 cloves of garlic chopped

pinch  red pepper flakes to taste

1 box of chicken stock (32 oz)

1 pinch of sugar

4 bags of pre-picked,  pre-washed and pre-cut greens

(2 bags of  turnip and2 bags of  mustard)

Salt to taste

In a large stock pot brown the bacon over a medium heat in the olive oil

Once the bacon is brown, pour off some of the bacon fat and olive oil based on your desired taste.

Add the onion and let it begin to cook until transluscent

Add the garlic and pepper flakes, cook one more minute

Pour in the entire box of chicken stock and (pinch) of sugar

Turn on high and bring to a boil

Add all 4 bags of greens one at a time as they cook down and shrink in size

Once all greens are soft, turn heat to medium low heat and cook until tender

Salt to taste.

Another great taste addition is 3 TBSP of the vinegar from a jar of pickled pepperoncini peppers.

Hope you enjoy!  Love Dr. Joyce

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If you take a close look at our society, you can quickly see that the systems of the world are spiraling downward.  As a result, many people are filled with fear and are worrying how they will survive, while they look at a system that have put their trust in – fail them right before their eyes.  For this reason, God never intended for his children to depend on the world system for provision.  Instead, He has set laws and principles in motion so that His children can operate in a fail-proof system called the Kingdom of God.

One of the most powerful principles of the kingdom of God called Seedtime and Harvest.  Through this principle, God has made it possible for every believer to live a life of abundance, increase and overflow in the midst of high gas prices, unemployment, bank failures and a crashing stock market.  We must remember, God never commanded man to provide for himself; however, God’s original plan was to be the source of provision for His children.  Seedtime and Harvest is the principle that allows man to fulfill God’s original plan, which is to rest and allow God to provide for him.  You can be secure by putting your trust in the system of the Kingdom of God that can never fail, and expect that every time you sow a seed, you will reap a harvest because while the earth remains seedtime and harvest will never cease.

Pastor Cedric & Joyce Oliver

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