Be Ready Always

Be Ready Always

It was my third time at the doctor in a single week, and I had rattled off my name, birthday, and address so many times that I had started writing 1995 as the current year.  Yet, the nurse caught me completely off guard when she asked, “And what is your religion?”

Be Ready Always

I must have looked like a heathen because she prompted, “You know, like, Christian?”

If I had a quicker brain, I would have replied, “Sorry, I was just trying to decide if I should say dispensational premillenialist or if I should keep it simple and tell you that I hold to a literal hermeutic.”  Instead I said, “Oh…yeah…Christian.”

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Chocolate Overload Cookie Bars

Chocolate Overload Cookie Bars

Do you buy discounted chocolate the day after Valentine’s day?  If so, the February cookie bar of the month is perfect for you!

Chocolate Overload Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
  • 24 Hershey kisses

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Studies of Humility: Conclusion

Studies of Humility: Conclusion

I don’t want to call this post a conclusion.  To me, conclusion brings the idea of the end a story or the closing of a presentation.  But this post is not a conclusion because our desire to live humbly should not end after we read this post; we should clothe ourselves in humility for the duration of our lives.

That being said, this series has lasted several weeks, and I think a summary is in order.

Humility

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Pineapple Upside-Down Oatmeal

Pineapple Upside-Down Oatmeal

Have you ever heard of Oatmeal Monday?  No?  Well, I hadn’t either until a few weeks ago.  I’ll tell you all about it after this recipe.

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Ingredients

  • One 20 oz. can pineapple slices in juice (both the slices and the juice will be used)
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup vanilla protein powder (or oat flour)
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 5.3 ounces (1 single-serve container) pineapple Greek yogurt

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Studies of Humility: Paul

Studies of Humility: Paul

When I worked at Pine Cove, I sometimes felt like an impostor.  I listened silently as my peers compared their their family vacations in Italy and France.  In stark contrast to their Patagonia shorts, Chacos, and trendy t-shirts that “only cost $20,”  I donned my second-hand shorts and free volleyball tees.  I came from a world vastly different than that of my coworkers.  If America had a caste system, they would be kshatriyas, and I would be sudra.

Yet, the three summers that I spent as a photographer at Pine Cove were the best summers of my life.  My coworkers were hospitable, gracious, and selfless.  Despite our differences, we worked together to further the Gospel.  In my opinion, the collaborative attitude of camp staff perfectly exemplifies the Apostle Paul’s admonition in Romans 12:16 to “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.”

Humility

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January Photo Challenge 2019

January Photo Challenge 2019

I have 365 photo prompts, and I have used 31 of them.  How long will I stick with this project?  Your guess is as good as mine.

DIY Valentine’s Wreath

DIY Valentine’s Wreath

I went to three Dollar Trees in one day to find the supplies for a specific craft.  When I couldn’t locate a specific component, I made this wreath instead.

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