Giving thanks for…

old flower bushes time to rest free food playing with puppies happy brides and grooms talks with friends

Quick and Delicious: Breakfast Scones

Yeast breads are delicious, but generally take a bit of time since they have to rise. Quick breads are delicious, but usually pretty sweet (think banana bread, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, etc.). Biscuits are quick and savory, but my favorite quick baking item is scones. This recipe is part whole wheat and not overly sweet….

What you see

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ Mark Twain

Everlasting life

Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with…

Giving Thanks Even Today

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 Giving thanks for: fresh lettuce from the garden unexpected opportunities strength for one more day the fragrance of flowers laughing with sisters Perhaps you’re singing a “broken hallelujah” this week as well…

Quick and Delicious: Creativity

Sometimes quick and delicious cooking is a matter of the right recipes or careful planning, but other times it’s more about creativity, combining new things in old ways or using up bits and pieces of what you have on hand–substituting raisins for the cranberries in that recipe or adding the cooked chicken (and the cooked…

Thoughts on a Friday

Love by George Herbert Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back, Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning, If I lacked anything. ~ ‘A guest,’ I answered, ‘worthy to be here.’ Love said, ‘You shall be he.’…

When nothing makes sense…

Do not fret yourself because of evildoers; do not be jealous of those who do wrong. For they shall soon wither like the grass, and like the green grass fade away. Put your trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and feed on its riches. Take delight in the Lord, and…

Good is Love

Scattered along the dusty streets are tiendas and eateries labeled La Bendicion, Jehova es mi Pastor, and Emmanuel. ~ Adding to this billboard of grace, pick-up trucks and buses, parked or lumbering by, proclaim, “Regalo de Dios,” or, from those expecting greater things from God, “Regalito.” ~ Among the mix, one windshield declares in iridescent…

Quick and Delicious: Stir-fried Asparagus

If you’re an appreciater of asparagus, it’s probably one of the things you look forward to in spring.  It’s a tender little vegetable, and so cooking it is quick.  Whether or not it’s delicious is for you to decide!  😉 I’ve enjoyed several batches of asparagus this spring stir-fried simply with soy sauce and fresh…

Thoughts on a Friday

A Better Resurrection by Christina Rossetti I have no wit, no words, no tears; My heart within me like a stone Is numbed too much for hopes or fears. Look right; look left, I dwell alone; I lift mine eyes, but dimmed with grief No everlasting hills I see; My life is in the falling…

When it feels like you can’t breathe…

…remember the dolphin. Dolphins live in water. Dolphins breathe air like you and me. This was God’s idea.  Maybe my life isn’t so complicated after all!  😉 ~ Might we meditate on these words of Paul to the church in Corinth as we continue celebrating the resurrection? For God who said, “Let light shine out…