Chocolate Hummus

Chocolate Hummus

Over four years ago, I started this blog with a Lemony Snicket quote, and my home page boasts a picture of Lemony Snicket books.  Without a doubt, Snicket is my favorite monikered children’s author.  His proverbs are quite wise, including this one:

“Sometimes words are not enough.”
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Finding Whose We Are: Trusting His Wisdom

Finding Whose We Are: Trusting His Wisdom

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I like formulas.  Daily, I manipulate and interpret data to determine the effectiveness of the university.  It’s consistent.  The sum divided by the count equals the average.  Multiply a number by .01 to find the percentage. Formulas never change; they give me what I want.

But there is no formula for life, at least, I haven’t found one.  For me, life is a step-by-step experiment.  Sometimes, All the time, I would like some wisdom in this trial and error attempt.  Where can I find wisdom?

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Simple Joy Saturday #23

Simple Joy Saturday #23

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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1. If you are a fan of Lemony Snicket, this website will impress you.  The author, Lynley Jones, perfectly mimic’s Snicket’s voice and provides a fun, edible commentary to the books.

And she has recipes for oatmeal.

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Here are some throwback photos to the Lemony Snicket oatmeal that I created in 2014.

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.

His love endures forever.

 He is greater than the gods of wood.

His love endures forever.

 The earthly lords are under His throne.

His love endures forever.

 Miraculous works are His alone.

His love endures forever.

Give thanks to Him who made the skies.

His love endures forever.

He parted the water so earth could rise.

His love endures forever.

Thank Him who made the greatest lights—

His love endures forever.

the sun for day, the moon for night.

His love endures forever.

With a mighty hand and outstretched arm,

His love endures forever.

 He saved His people from certain harm.

His love endures forever.

 Threw their enemies below the sea,

His love endures forever.

 Though they were slaves, He set them free.

His love endures forever.

He remembered us in our low estate

His love endures forever.

Our faith is small; His grace is great.

His love endures forever.

He provides for those who call Him friend.

His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God whose love will not end.

His love endures forever.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

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Unlike most single ladies, I don’t hate Valentines Day.  But I do not celebrate Valentine’s day.  I plan to spend February 14 like any other day.  I will go to work, complete assignments for grad school, and constantly make this face as I walk around campus:

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But I know that some of you have a less passive response to red heart balloons.

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Simple Joy Saturday #22

Simple Joy Saturday #22

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or evolve as time passes.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!

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1. Homemade chocolate and peanut butter no-bake cookies

I had never added chocolate to my peanut butter no-bake cookies, but I made two batches of these cookies this week (one batch for a game night, and one batch for Bible study).  Y’all. These. Are. So. Good.

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Strawberry & Nutella Baked Taquitos

Strawberry & Nutella Baked Taquitos

February is National Chocolate Lover’s Month

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It’s no secret that I LOVE nut butter.   I like nut butter with bananas.  I like nut butter with oatmeal.  I like nut butter with pretzels.  I like nut butter with carrots.  And I really like nut butter with chocolate.

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