Wednesday, April 30, 2008

lemon curd and other things

I had a craving for lemon curd this afternoon, so I went online, found a recipe that looked yummy, and made it. It's pretty good, just a bit tart.

my improv double boiler

"Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, and thirsty, and give You drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked and clothe You? And when did we see You in prison and come to You?' And the King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even to the least of them, you did it to Me.'" -Matthew 25:37- 40

I have been thinking about this. Who are my "least" right now? It used to be those I saw during the week, my family and so on. Now? Now it is John. The checker at the supermarket. The manager of the apartment complex. And ... that's pretty much it. These are my "least"? Yes. "To the extent that you did it to one of these brothers ..."

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Favorite

Anna passed on this blog to me, and it is now one of my favorites. She thinks that I should do something similar: post pictures of - and recipes for - all the yummy things that I am cooking up for John. Well, for both of us. Because I am really enjoying doing it, and probably enjoy eating them just as much as he does ........
I'll do my best. For a while.

So, I have made sourdough bread. And oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. And tortilla soup. And pot roast. As well as mushroom chicken, Ambrosia, green beans with lemon .... just things that I have memorized the recipes for or made up as I went along (or got the recipe off the bag the stuff came in, i.e. the cookies) because my cookbooks are somewhere between here and Colorado, and our Internet has been on the fritz for the last week.

bits on married life

It is so weird to be called "ma'am". So very weird.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


So, it finally happeed.
John and I are married (!), I have moved to Cincinnati, OH - most of my things will arrive in another week and a half - and am settling in to married life. I love it, by the way. Eleven days so far, and I love it.
It was a little wild getting to this point though. Hence, no posts for the last two weeks. Another thing, did you know that if you change your Google account name, you still have to change your display name? Odd.

To bring you up to speed:

John arrived in San Francisco on the 9. My bridesmaid from MI, Abby, and I went up to meet him, but His flight was delayed due to the American Arlines fiasco, and he ended up getting in to the city at 8 pm instead of 10 am. Abby and I walked all over the city that day, and had a great time waiting. We sat in a bakery for the last few hours as we waited, and as I finished hemming some of the bridesmaid dresses, I realized that my hands were shaking from excitement! ...

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Voice of Truth - a mystery

the voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the voice of truth says "this is for my glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth
- casting crowns

Peter was with Jesus, and Jesus asked, "Who am I?"
Peter spoke out of the Spirit within him. "You are the Christ, the Son of God" (Matt 16:16).
Later - Satan (Matt 16:22).

How did this happen?
How does this happen?
We - as those within whom the Spirit dwells - ought only to be speaking from the voice of truth. Yet, sometimes, we speak from the voice of lies, thoughts and words that stem from Satan, the Father of Lies, rather from God Who is Truth.
This should not be, yet it is.

We are redeemed souls that are yet living in carnal flesh. There is a constant battle being waged in us, between the light and the darkness, lies and the truth. In the end, the Truth will win, but until then we still lose battles. Sometimes it so easy to lose sight of that, to forget that in the end it will all be made right and, in true fairy tale fashion, all the redeemed will live "happily ever after". It is so easy to forget because we are living in the uneasy, sometimes pain-filled, here-and-now.
But our Bridegroom is coming.
Until then we are called to wait for Him, to be ready, and not lose heart.

Friday, April 04, 2008

word definition

universatile: similar to versatile, but more universal
- coined by Anna

REALLY waterproof mascara

I found some mascara that won't cry off! Really! Clinque just came out with their Lash Power Mascara Long Wearing Formula, in black onyx and dark chocolate. It is $14 for a tube, but I figured that, since it won't smear, it would be worth it. I bought the black, and it is on the list of things to take to the church on Saturday morning!
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