Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Perky Turkey Day. That’s what we’re calling it. Because it was a good day!
Although it’s a little strange not being with my family on holidays like Thanksgiving and Easter, this Thanksgiving was highly enjoyable! Lots of fun...a trip to the airport with Annie to drop off her sisters, listening to Lecrae while driving back to campus, stopping at Jewel for cereal and almond milk, baking chocolate chip banana bread, lunch while watching The Princess and the Frog, a nap, cooking dinner, eating dinner with a few friends, gluten/soy/lactose free dessert of the bread and chai tea, an uninterrupted time to talk to Robert, and now time to write.
I’m thankful for:
A good attitude, and even better friends
Food without lactose or soy
And our own Twitter hashtag #thanksgivingwithannieandandrea
And, of course, many other things
I feel like there’s a lot more I could write about...but I that’ll have to wait until tomorrow! :)
Friday, November 19, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
This past weekend I had the opportunity to go the Unashamed Tour: the Movement in Moody’s own Torrey-Grey Auditorium! 116 Clique - Lecrae, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Sho Baraka, Pro, and DJ Official. I hadn’t heard much of their music before, but I still enjoyed it! Sho Baraka might have been my favorite...
I loved that the artists shared the gospel in all that they communicated...through their lyrics as well as spoken word between and after their set of songs. It really wasn’t about the performance or the performers, it was all about God and they continually took the spotlight off of themselves and pointed it on God. These guys have massive amounts of talent, but they know who to give the glory and fame to.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Fruit of the Spirit as translated and explained by Dr. Sauer...
But the fruit (result, effect) virtues cultivated by the Spirit are:
(1) Love - willing, sacrificial giving of oneself, for the benefit of another, without thought of return
(2) Joy - gladness of life, happiness of heart
(3) Peace - harmony with others, tranquility of mind
(4) Patience - passive, calmly bearing the hurts and insults inflicted by oneself by others
(5) Kindness - courtesy
(6) Generosity - openhanded with ministry, time, advice, money
(7) Faithfulness - consistence
(8) Meekness - harnessing one’s strength
(9) Self-Control - harnessing one’s weakness
There is no law prohibiting such wonderful virtues as these!
Monday, November 1, 2010
This might be the ONLY recipe that I EVER post on here! Annie and I made it a few days ago and it was wonderful.
8 cardamom seeds
4 black peppercorns
2 cinnamon sticks
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
2 cups whole milk (or soy, almond, rice, or coconut milk)
4 bags black tea
8 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste
(makes 4 cups)
*Place the cardamom, cloves, and peppercorns in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a heavy skillet.
*Place the crushed spices in a medium saucepan, along with the cinnamon sticks, ginger, milk, and 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
*Strain into cups. To each cup, add 2 teaspoons sugar or more, to taste.