Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How much more clear can it be?

1 Timothy 2:1-6 NLT

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.  Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.  This is good and pleases God our Savior,  who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.  For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.  He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.

How beautiful a Father in heaven we have!! "At just the right time..." He knows our needs....HE sees our hearts deepest longings. He hears the cries of our souls. What a great and glorious Savior! How undeserving I am, yet He chose me. Wow. What a good God we serve.

Monday, August 29, 2011

this moves me.

I'm such a wonderlust at heart. and this video reminds me of so many wonderful traveling experiences Ive had in my short life. Colorado, Montana, Mexico, Canada, Fiji, Hawaii, more Mexico :) I adore travel. It frees me.

Take a trip alone.

I dare you.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Zuchinni Banana Muffins

I baked this afternoon. Like I used to days prior.

When I bit into a warm soft little buttered bundle of muffin, tears almost came. Sounds silly, but a home made muffin means home, it reminds me of my sister, reminds me of my home making days.... :(

I hope, by God's grace, and in His perfect timing, i'll someday have a husband to bake for


30 min cupcake
50 min loaf


  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup grated zucchini*
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour desired pan ( cupcake/loaf)
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light yellow and frothy. Add oil, brown sugar, white sugar, grated zucchini, bananas, and vanilla; blend together until well combined. Stir in the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the cranberries and nuts. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared loaf pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Allow to cool in the loaf pans on a wire rack before removing and serving.
* I added 2 c. zuchinni :D

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Why I kicked FB to zee curb

<p>I got rid of my Facebook Thursday night. </p>
<p>God really broke me @ my young adults bible study. He made it very clear to me, that I am taking by force, through fb, that which he wants to give me, by His loving grace, in His perfect timing. <br>
It really, for me, in my Christian walk, comes down to trust. <br>
Through fb I sought comfort from others, adoration, approval, love, a sense of control...the list goes on.</p>
<p>So did I trust God enough to let go of that, and say, "You supply my hearts deepest needs. You only can satisfy my longings. I can no longer look for that in Facebook. I trust you."
I do. I know my Lord. He is a good good God. He is faithful when I am not. He that is in me is greater than I ever hope to be. He is my great provider. My healer, my help in times of need. My beauty. My love.

I will trust only in you Lord Jesus.

For your ultimate glory.

litterally....dancing the night away.

The evidence

Pictured: Nic, Kendall (front) Christian ( back), me, Gaston, my girl, Jackie, and our boss and friend, Casey.

I love these folks....

Gaston and Nic.
Two of my favorite people to work with are moving away to college.
It's with sadness that I bid them farewell.
We had a blast doing it though :)
We met for sushi and dancing at a local fantastic lil shack called Roe.
Amazing Sushi. Fantastic friends, not just co workers, speeches, high heels, giddy childish goofy fun.
I love my life.
my friends and I danced till 1230am.
dancing frees me.
brings me back to earth.

As made famous by todays letters

Check this out lil homies....

Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer treasures!


Here are some photos of a simple tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil mix. Perfect summer combo.

Step one: Cut slit @ top of fresh washed, small tomatoes, & empty insides. Discard. Cut off stem

Step two: chop washed, fresh basil, and garlic.

Step three: combine all, throw in a bit of salt and evoo. Smash & mix a bit. lightly toast your favorite bread, top & enjoy!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Me and the woobie cave.

I am not tradtionally an "introvert." Whatever that really means...i have always needed time to myself to process & regroup, but I adore being with people & having adventrues. But lately, I've been VEEEERY to "myself" & sunday, after church I hit a very emotional, draining, scary wall of hoplessness, dreary sadness.

My divorve is final. The papers came in the mail Friday. I knew what it was before I opened it and I. felt. nothing.
It scared me how little I felt. I really thought, before I got the papers, that I'd feel something when I finally got them. But nothing came. no feeling of finality, no feelings of freedom,  no saddness. But I have been feeling feelingless....about this issue. Is that a feeling? No apathy. I care, I wish I felt more.

So Sunday I built a woobie cave. A fort of sorts.  I tied together two, soft, lightweight, airy, stripped blankets from Mexico hung them above my roomates lovesak™. I hid it in.  I need a fort, a teepee of dreams, a place I can regroup and relearn who I am. I hung jewles and gold rick rack from the top, so I can have something pretty to stare up @. I just needed somewhere to hide, somewhere to process. I feel, so much better.