Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lentils--what's your favorite?

Someone gave me yet another batch of lentils. 

Time to make something with them. After browsing some recipes, this is what I came up with:
1. I cooked the lentils with a 1:2 ratio of lentils to water. I seasoned this with some fresh dill and ground black peppercorns. 
2. I used 1/4 pound Italian sausage browned with 1/2 pound ground beef.
3. I combined all with a box of New Orleans rice mix.
4. Topped with fresh-from-the garden tomato slices and a dollop of sour cream (the teenager loves anything with a dollop of sour cream).
Side dish -- Green been casserole with French-fried onions.

He planned for me just the way I am

I'm revisiting Rick Warren's Purpose Drive Life. One of the most encouraging verses is
Jeremiah 1:5  (KJV)
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

It is more than knowing that he orders my steps and that I can trust Him (Proverbs 3:5-6). He planned for me--my personality, my talents, my joys and desires, my sorrows and tears.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Day one at Fly Lady-- shine the sink. Baby steps are suggested at this how-to site. It is all about organizing your household so that you don't suffer from CHAOS (can't have anyone over syndrome). Here is my sink.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Toddler Saves Elderly Man Locked Inside Hot Car

Toddler Saves Elderly Man Locked Inside Hot Car 

Leaving babies, elderly (you are as old as you feel), or animals in a hot car is dangerous. I didn't even leave my daughter(s) in the car when running into the gas station. It seems like this practice is more and more common, so I'm not sure what can be done. Have you ever left child or pet in the hot car?



We've been practicing Feel The Joy (Mark Condon) for church. Join us at The Well if you can.