Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
So we get our milk delivered. That's right a "milkman" comes every Monday morning at 4 a.m. and leaves milk (in a cooler) on the front porch. The milk comes in half gallon glass bottles from a local farm. We have a reoccurring order each week of 3 half gallon 1% milk. Normally, we go through all that in a weeks time. However, for whatever reason this past week we only drank half of that and had quite a bit of milk left. I meant to call yesterday to have them cut back our order but I forgot so this morning, like clock work, 3 half gallons appeared at our doorstep. Sooo we have a significant amount (2 1/2 gallons to be exact) of milk to use up this week. So tonight we had potato soup for dinner and then I made the girls some home made ice cream in a bag for dessert. If you've never made ice cream in a bag you should definitely try it! It is delicious and tastes just like real homemade ice cream. What you'll need
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 cup milk or half & half
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 tablespoons rock salt or sea salt
- 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
- 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
- Ice cubes
How to make it:
- Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
- Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
- Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
- Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
- Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
2 years ago yesterday was my beautiful little nephews 2nd birthday. It is hard for me to believe that he could possibly be 2 already. Time flies! I happen to think my nephew is absolutely perfect! He is handsome and smart and just ....well.....perfect! :)
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Matthew Expected in Honduras
September 24th, 2010 · No Comments
Hondurans are busy preparing for Tropical Storm Matthew, nailing wood over windows, stocking up on provisions, and sandbagging flood prone areas.
Tropical Storm Matthew’s winds have increased to 50 miles (85 kilometers) an hour from 45 mph earlier today, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has reported. A hurricane warning is in place from Puerto Cabezas in Nicaragua to Limon, Honduras, including the offshore islands of Guanaja, Utila, Roatan, and the outlying keys (cays). Winds of 74 mph are expected within 36 hours.
Please pray for Honduras. They have already had way too much rain these past few weeks. This storm could devastate the country even more. Pray for the people who are going to be affected by rain, mudslides, and wind damage. I may not live there anymore but that country and its people definitely still own my heart.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
One of my friends posted this quote a few weeks ago. I liked it so much that I promptly got online and purchased the book: The Hole In Our Gospel by Richard Stearns.
For I was hungry, while you had all you needed. I was thirsty, but you drank bottled water. I was a stranger, and you wanted me deported. I needed clothes, but you needed more clothes. I was sick, and you pointed out the behaviors that led to my sickness. I was in prison, and you said I was getting what I deserved. (RESV - Richard E. Stearns Version)
What a powerful quote. That passage (Matthew 25:35) has always been one of my favorite passages in the bible. However, Richard Stearn presents it in a completely new and powerful way. Maybe its just me but it resonates deep into those selfish and self-centered places of my heart. I think if we are being honest with ourselves and each other we have to admit that these words were written to each of us personally.
I hope that these words reach you today in the way that they have reached me.