Filipino-style Fried Chicken

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It’s been 9 months since the last post and much has happened…like what TV shows I’m watching.

Lately it’s been Hawaii Five-0 and I’m lovin it!

One of my favorite characters is Kamekona (Taylor Wily) and he’s got some of the best lines on the show.

Check this out!

“Howzit, Jersey?” Kamekona enters carrying a large bucket of fried chicken.

“Hey, Big Dog, what’s going on? Grace, you remember Kamekona?” Danny turns his head to look at where Grace is sitting.

“Hi,” she says, raising one hand in a wave.

“What up, Shorty?” Kamekona sets the bucket down on the tray. “Figured you guys would need some grub about now. Hospital foods are the worst. And the portions… very small.” He sounds so sad about that.

“That’s very sweet of you,” Danny replies, sarcasm still present in his tone. “Fried chicken?”

“Filipino-style. Best on the island, brah,” Kamekona says like he personally made the chicken. “You know, Gracie, when I was a little keiki like you, my mama used to bring me this chicken every time I was sick.”

“Fried chicken isn’t good for you. It has cholesterol and causes heart disease,” Grace informs him, biting her lip to hide a smile at the proud look Danny throws Kamekona.

“Nah, a little bit of grease is good for you. Helps the insides stay lubricated.” Does he really believe that? Kamekona picks up the bucket and holds it out to Danny. “Drumstick or thigh?”

“Um, I’m gonna go – I like white meat. Is there a breast?” Danny shifts on the bed so that he’s sitting up a bit more.

“Sorry, all gone. That was a long drive, brah.”

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Filipino-style Fried Chicken, brah! Wo-Woo!

What I like about Kamekona is his attitude and angle on life. He’s a no-worry optimistic guy who can turn a frown upside down.

This leads me to an important life lesson that I’m relearning. And it’s not about grease being good for you to keep your insides lubricated. =)

We worry way too much!

Dr. Harold Sala defines worry as “exhausting tomorrow’s grace on today’s burden”.

What does he mean? If you got 5-minutes, check it out at the link below which has the audio commentary or read the text below:

(http://www.guidelines.org/commentary/exhausting-tomorrows-grace-with-todays-burden/)

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

When Dale Carnegie wrote his book entitled How To Stop Worrying and Start Living, he said its purpose was not to tell you something new but to remind you what you already knew and to kick you in the shins and inspire you to do something about applying it. (Forgive my nit‑picking, but the only thing a kick in the shins ever did for me was to cause me to take a couple of quick steps backwards).

A few thoughts on worry, however, may do as Carnegie intended to do‑‑remind you to do something about a problem whose solution you are fully aware of. But just to STOP WORRYING and START LIVING is not as easy as backing up from a swift kick‑‑ whether it is in the shins or elsewhere.

Most of the time we worry about things that we absolutely cannot change; if we could, we would. I was thinking about it this week in relation to our ministry.

As I was bouncing along in a bus on my way to a speaking engagement, I was thinking of worry and its futility in light of God’s grace and His ability to provide for our needs. “Worry,” I thought, “is nothing less than exhausting tomorrow’s grace on today’s burden.” Then I started thinking about my definition. “Yeah,” I said to myself, “that’s good!” Worry is exhausting tomorrow’s grace on today’s burden.

Jesus reproved the disciples when they were concerned beyond measure for the future. He rebuked them and called them, “Faithless!” Jesus said, “Take no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof” (Matthew 6:34). He had just told the disciples that our heavenly Father knows what we need even before we ask (Matthew 6:8) and that we are to ask Him only for today’s bread. Worry exhausts tomorrow’s grace on today’s burden.

There is another way that we exhaust tomorrow’s grace on today’s burden and that is when we bear tomorrow’s load today through overwork. Of the some 10,000 plus commentaries which have been released on Guidelines, among the top three of four in terms of responses has been the series I produced on “burn‑out” and its effect on our lives. That series resulted in the greatest flood of response we have yet seen. The messages which came from all over the world seemed to draw a picture of so many people who have pushed and pushed until there is no push left. They are frustrated, irritated and tired. Whether you live in the big city or a small barrio or town we feel like we are saying yes to more things and saying no to fewer. We also exhaust tomorrow’s grace on today’s burden when we bear loads which God never intended us to bear.

In either case something is fundamentally wrong when we live beyond today, for today is the only part of eternity we can really claim as ours. God wants you to live for today and put the future in His hands. Our Lord was very clear when He said, “Come unto me all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Peter wrote that we are to cast all our care upon Him, for He cares for you (I Peter 5:7). How about it? Are you guilty of exhausting tomorrow’s grace on today’s burden? Then take inventory with me and learn to live today to the glory of God, and rest in the assurance that He holds the future. Today’s grace is sufficient for today’s burden; and let’s leave tomorrow in His hands‑‑today.

I know these truths are important but now I’m hungry for some Filipino Fried Chicken, white rice and Mang Tomas Lechon Sauce. =) Enjoy the below videos. Mahalo!

Touch The Sky (lyric video) – Hillsong UNITED

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Unspoken – Good Fight (Lyric Video)

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Beckah Shae – Pioneer

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