When my daughters, Mallory and Sophia, originally told me that they wanted to get baptized, I’m ashamed to say I told them they should wait until they were sure. Continue reading
OK, so the premise of the book is that, in the same way that we have personality types and spiritual gifts, there are worship temperaments that help us relate to God and understand how to love him with our heart, soul, mind and strength. What I love even more than the freedom this book gives us to explore our own “worship styles” (and we’re not talking music here, we’re talking about how we study, pray, spend time with God) is being able to understand others and how THEY relate to God. Heaven forbid – seriously, Heaven, strike me down should I suppress the worship of God by another. And yet… and yet, this is the tragic tale of many who have either been discouraged by others to worship freely or have pointed the finger and diminished someone else’s worship. Continue reading
I don’t know the correct tally of all the stuffing dishes that were available at the community dinner at our church on Christmas day. What I do know is that our friend Louise, who was organizing the kitchen chaos, whisked Deb’s stuffing away along with the rest. She said something along the lines of “Deb makes THEE best stuffing.” Louise has an English accent, so it adds credibility to the statement.
Deb says she’s not so laid back. Deb says ask her husband, Mike, and also “come with me when I’m trying to catch a plane and running late!” And also, when she’s being robbed at gun point I’m sure.
She also may not be so chill around pastries. She says they scare her because they’re so finicky. It’s her theory that people either have a knack for pastries or they don’t. She says the same may be true for gravy, for which she has a knack. Continue reading
What better time to talk about Christmas food and feasting than the week we have all returned to austerity and abstinence. Do I have my finger on the pulse of society OR WHAT?
Even so, the Christmas cooking lesson cannot be left undocumented as it solved my toughest cooking challenge thus far – making gravy. My friend, Deb Jensen, heard my call and invited me to her place to help her prepare the fixin’s for a Christmas meal. This wasn’t just any Christmas meal, either. It was the meal our church would be putting on for the community on Christmas Day. The stakes were high. Continue reading
You might say my 2012 is ending with a fizzle as I sit alone medicating my flu symptoms and eating Cheez Whiz and crackers in front of the TV. To make it worse, I missed the 1st birthday party of my niece. Check out her party outfit.
Now you’re sorry you missed her party too, aren’t you? Continue reading