Golden Lentil Stew

I love soups and stews all year long but I am crazy over them on cold days. On the four cold days we’ve had in this southern part of Georgia, I’ve made one on the stove top and three in my instant pot. Love, true love.

Over the weekend, I made a new favorite for the second time and I basically eat it for every meal until it is gone! I came across it when looking through the our food to see what we have on hand. I’m starting our menus from what we have first and building the shopping list on that. This makes use of everything, saves money, and food stays fresh and doesn’t stay on a back shelf until the nutrition is gone. This is what I’ve done far more times than I  want to share…

Anyway, let me know if you try this Golden Lentil Stew and what you think about it.

I served it to three grandlittles over the weekend and they all loved it!

Peace Addiction

Today, may my decisions be made in a calm, controlled and well thought out way.

May I stop and plan my response in a wise way. 

May TODAY be the first day back to walking in peaceful prosperity, a place where mind, body and spirit can flourish. 

“Life point” from The Everyday Life Bible

What if it were us?

What if Aleppo happened here?

What if it were our husbands being killed in front of their children, our women being violently raped and killed in numbers? What if it were our children being blown up, our grand children being pulled from rubble with no one to hold them?

What if our streets were unrecognizable because our homes, schools, churches, and buildings were like gravel and no longer there to provide shelter?

What if the bloodshed and terror ravaged on in our front yards and we were the ones who couldn’t find loved ones without being shot down by snipers?

I would have no idea of what to do if it were us and I have no idea of what to do to help the Aleppo nightmare. My tears this morning don’t stop the river of tears there and my broken heart does little to ease the pain tearing them apart.

I am going to a quiet spot to pray… to seek God and plead with Him for help from heaven and I hope you will pray, too. I’m praying for Him to show any and every one of how He is leading us to help.

 “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Praying also over this:
Planet Syria

Misty Morning

A gentle fog is creating a bit of a glow outside my window this morning.

It softens this grey weather enough to make it cozy inside instead of bleak and this is good.

I’ve crossed several tasks off today’s to do list but for the next 15 minutes, I am still. Sipping hot, strong coffee from a mug that almost takes two hands to hold.

Thank You, Lord… for moments like these.


Typing my way to healthier life spiritually, emotionally, relationship-wise, physically and more!