Weak is the New Strong

Paul says nothing matters more than knowing Christ and it is worth every bit of suffering if it brings a closer relationship. He welcomed weakness because with it he welcomed more of Jesus. And that brought him great joy. It can work for you as well.

Enough Is Enough

A couple of years ago, I was prompted to write a poem. You need to know poetry is not really in my wheelhouse but God called and I followed. What I wrote was in response to words I had heard from someone who was struggling with identity, with circumstances, with life. Being enough seemed out of reach. I know from my own experience it’s easy to go down the road of adding other words to myself like rejected, hopeless, broken, and unlovable. Thank God for His grace and mercy. God rescues us by pulling us from the slimy pit we find ourselves in.

Mexican Rice

  I have learned a few new things about cooking while watching the Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. One of those things was a method for cooking fluffy rice. I tried it with this Mexican rice recipe and it worked like a dream. Once the rice and liquid came to a boil, I wrapped…

Sometimes You Just Want to Be Carried

Our lives are filled with many responsibilities, one of which is being there when others need help. The whole loving your neighbor is wrapped up in this idea. Galatians 6:2 tells us to “carry one another’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfil the law of Christ.” But what happens when the path seems too long or there are events you did not anticipate that leave you wondering if you can make it?

Oh My, Let’s Eat Pie!

I have been at some Thanksgiving gatherings that had almost enough pie that each person could have their very own. Pumpkin, Apple, and Coconut Cream were always on my family’s menu while growing up. There are really so many to choose from, but as of late, a new one has made its way to our table.

Wild Fire

    It has happened again. Fire has ravaged our lives. I am reposting a piece that I wrote a few years back. The truth is still true and I have found the value of having a firm place to stand and that, I am thankful for. The smell of smoke lingers in the air…

Roasted Veggies with Seasoned Cannellini Beans

Recently, I ran across a four-part series on Netflix called Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. This beautifully filmed documentary took me to some new places, introduced me to some interesting people, and taught me a few things along the way. Not only that, it also inspired me to think about food differently while challenging me to…

Sabbath Sweet Sabbath: Sunday Driving

  Sundays were for going on drives when I was a kid. My parents would load us into the car and we would head out for a day of seeing what we could see. Sometimes the mountains, sometimes the desert, we would take to the back roads just to get out of the house and…

Applesauce Cake

Applesauce has almost magical properties when it comes to baking. Fat, eggs, and sugar can be reduced or even, replaced with the addition of applesauce to a recipe. Add it to a few other basic staples from your pantry and you have cake! It is my go-to when a quick sweet treat is required. and…