Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Situational Awareness

Bryant makes me laugh. Not because he can tell a good joke, but by the way he can assess a situation. He points things out that I would never say, and all I can do is laugh because of the obvious truth of the matter.

Just the other night I was trying to get caught up on housework and Bryant happened to walk in the laundry room as I hurled a huge pile of laundry into the washing machine.

I sighed, "You know, laundry is just one of those things that you can't get behind on."

He replied, "Yeah, and the bad thing is you can't get ahead on it either."

In all the years of doing laundry, I had never thought of it that way.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Favorite Food Group

As Buddy the Elf says in the movie Elf, "We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup." Well, in my world, the list goes a little like this: crackers, stoneground wheat crackers, crispy wheat crackers and sea salt crackers.

It seems as though a day hardly goes by that I don't eat crackers. I try and eat fruit for one of my snacks throughout the day, but come mid-afternoon and I am reaching for the box of crackers. In search of a rational justification as to why I eat so many crackers, I peeked at the nutrition facts listed on the side of each box. I was pleasantly surprised to see I was getting protein as well as iron in my tasty treats. Protein in crackers. Who knew? Now we don't have to discuss the carbs and sodium, I'll save that for another post ;)

So here's the run down on my favorite food group as it would appear.

Stoneground Wheat and Crispy Wheat Crackers

Sea Salt Crackers

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Rivers in the Desert

I am claiming a couple of verses for my life this year. Pastor Gaines has mentioned these particular verses in the recent services and actually said he is personally claiming them for 2010. I am excited that these verses that God has impressed on my heart are the same verses that my pastor is praying over his life and the life of our church. It is no coincidence that I will be reminded of Isaiah 43:18-19 throughout the year at church as well as in my individual reading of God's Word.

This is a picture of the Okavango River. I read online that it is the world's largest inland delta. Two rivers converge to form this river that flows in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. I read on the Okavango Tours website that "The contrast of desert and wetland is what makes the Okavango unique, and fosters the bewildering variety of life that it supports. Dry land and wetland species cohabit, creating unique and startling associations of plants, amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles."

A river in the desert is unique and the life that comes from it is bewildering. "Lord, create in me something unique and startling that can only come from a river in the desert."

From where will this river come?

"...Jesus stood and cried out, saying, 'If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.' "

“ Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert. "
Isaiah 43:18-19

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Breakfast Lover

New Year's Day my mom made waffles and turkey bacon for breakfast. I usually stick to the maple syrup, but my dad was raving about a new syrup my mom picked up at The Fresh Market. It was a raspberry syrup made out of raspberry puree and cane sugar. It was delicious! I ate a ton of waffles just because I wanted more syrup! I will definitely be picking up a bottle on my next grocery run.

Stonewall Kitchen Raspberry Syrup


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