Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~


My son taught me how to make chicken wrap sandwiches in a way that keeps the tortilla chewy, soft and moist without getting slimy wet or breaking apart.  It is to spread a thin layer of cream cheese on the tortilla and then wrapping the whole tortilla sandwich in saran wrap and leaving it over night in the fridge for the moisture to soften and change the texture of the tortilla.   I was impressed with his and so I thought I would give it a try.


I had sliced turkey, Alpine lace cheese, and Wayne’s leftover mixed salad without dressing, so I thought that might be a good base for the sandwich with the cream cheese.  I found some Dijon mustard and was thinking about adding some bread and butter pickles for a touch of sweet. 


After I added the Dijon mustard, I was thinking about the sweet idea of the pickles and then changed streams in mid sentence, only I forgot to tell my brain that.  Yesterday Wayne and I went out to lunch and he had a turkey meal with a touch of cranberry.  I thought it might be interesting to try one bite of cranberry on my German potato pancake, since they served it with applesauce and sour cream.  They seem to like sweet with sour and I liked that.


So while making this turkey wrap I suddenly thought about how good turkey is with a hint of cranberries, and I had raspberry cream cheese that might make a good substitute.  So I put some raspberry cream cheese around the blanks spots of the tortilla, and totally forgot I had put the Dijon mustard on top of the meat, still hiding under the lettuce!!!!!!! 


I took a couple bites and Yeeeeeeeeeowe, what a surprise.  This had to be the weirdest, most terrible sandwich I ever had in my life!  I could not imagine what was wrong with it when suddenly I remembered the mustard.  You have got to be kidding me, I am eating Dijon mustard and raspberry cream cheese together!  It was really bad.


I am not about to throw the whole thing down the drain because I didnt have enough turkey to make another one.    So I am laughing with each bite, and making squinty faces in between.  Wayne is sitting next to me eating turkey and alpine lace cheese on a plain cinnamon raisin bagel.  He made his based on the same idea of cranberries and turkey and said it tasted pretty good. 


Sometimes the Lord throws us some strange curves in life just to break our mindsets about our opinions and how we think.  Yesterday and all the days before, I would have never tried Wayne’s turkey and swiss cheese on a cinnamon raisin bagel.  Today it sounds like a cool idea, after my over-the-wall Dijon mustard and raspberry cream cheese! 


I have found that sometimes the Lord allows things in my life that I find distasteful to my mindset.  They may be tough to chew and not pleasant texture to my thinking.  He might set it apart for a while and then come back to it later.  Then when the same is offered to a lesser degree, I am more open to it, having been stretched before. 


Like for instance I may go through a season of not hearing Him very much, and then when He speaks again I am much more open to hearing what He says, because I have changed my opinions that hearing Him is better than nothing at all.


Tonight when dropping off our grandson, we were told he needed to get some vegies down as he was now refusing to eat them.  When it came time to feed him, it became very evident after a couple tries, that vegies were now on the BAD STUFF list.  So Papa Wayne had a spoon full of vegies and Grammy Sandy had a tiny piece of bread and jam.  We found that if I offered the tiny piece of bread, he would open his mouth for that, and Papa would slip the vegies in on a side swipe!  When we told the kids when they came to pick up our grandson, they laughed and said they do the very same thing!


Isa 30:19-21 NKJV

For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you.  20 And though the Lord gives you  the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, Yet your teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore, but your eyes shall see your teachers.  21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," Whenever you turn to the right hand  or whenever you turn to the left.



Beloved sometimes you are so set in your ways that we come to a stand still until you are willing to hear what I AM speaking into your life.  I have many ways of getting you to chew and swallow strong food so it is not a problem to Me.  However I would like you to understand that sometimes I take you the long way around an issue simply because you are unwilling to receive it any other way.  I may mix something sweet with sour circumstances, and perhaps bring you through a salty dry time of thirst for Me while at the same time I say something sweet that appeases you enough to seek Me in a different way.  Try being more flexible in your boundaries of listening skills and things may change more pleasantly.


Ps 63:1-2 NKJV

O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You  in a dry and thirsty land  where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, to see Your power and Your glory.



Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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