Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vegetarian Chili

We're not exactly vegetarians, but we loved this earthy Vegetarian Chili for the Soul recipe Hubby found on Eden Kitchen, a blog we linked to from the Whole Foods enewsletter.

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We had fun hunting for bulgur wheat, pearled barley, and french green lentils in the bulk section. Not your every-day ingredients :)  Bonus: Our pantry now has a little row of charming colorful jars.
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It was an easy-to-make throw-it-all-in-a-big-stock pot recipe, and we topped it with feta which I highly recommend! Let me tell ya--it was yummy. And very healthy with several high ANDI score ingredients...I think you should try it!

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Resurrection Letters: VIII

Happiest Easter to you! 

There are so many reasons to love this special day--our last Resurrection Letter describes the tip top of that list for us :)  His defeat of death is proof that my great sin debt has been paid. Be blessed by the truth that God is not dead--and offers true life!


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Hope in Him. Be free in Him. Have life in Him. 

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. John 3:17-18

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

Monday, April 18, 2011

Resurrection Letters: VII

I hope you have been challenged to meditate on each detail of this story. The best part of it is that the story is true. Christ's life is rooted in history--no scholar will deny that he walked the same earth we walk. He died among us--for us.
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Lean into the story today as we approach Good Friday to remember his death.

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Isaiah 53 was written 700 years before Christ's time and gives an extremely detailed account of his death. I'm amazed by this beautiful chapter in its perfect prophecy of Messiah.

Visit soon and we'll walk through the last meditation right in time for Easter. It's my favorite one!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Juicy Fruit

Mmm.

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This fruits and veggie-lovin' household is in hog heaven enjoying our juicy strawberries :)

What's your favorite spring seasonal treat?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Resurrection Letters: VI

Today's meditation shows the great transfer of identity:
We are all betrayers and then He invites us in to become family.

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The most amazing part is that in our desperate state of separation from God, we can accept His priceless blood-gift and be brought into the family to dine at the table with Him.
Now that's some sweet, inclusive, undeserved, generous love.

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 
The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father. 
(from John 10:11, 17-18)

There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15:13
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And as a sidenote, I realized the other day I have been blogging for a year~ Happy Blog-irthday...err, Birth-log-day...or Blogiversary!? :)  I'm so thankful for this creative outlet and for sweet readers (family, friends!) to share in my joy.

Lord, I pray you are honored here and made known to those who don't know you yet. Use sallie kate to show each visitor how much you love them and have radically taken the first step in defeating death so they can have life abundant in Christ.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Nature Drawing: Rabbit

Well, it's kind of been plant week around here :) Jill Bliss (via Design*sponge) has inspired me to journal the nature around me. Today I featured a little character known well around these parts.

An outlaw. A rebel. Up to all sorts of mischief.


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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nature Drawing: Basil

And speaking of cooking........

Inspired by the oh-so-nice taste of hubby's and my culinary creation (see below and tell me you aren't drooling..), I sat down to draw the little pot of nature we have growing in our kitchen by the window.

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I love that God's provision of herbs is both a provision of beauty and of flavorful nourishment for us to enjoy :)

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Mmm. Art inspired art.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nature Drawing: Celosia

We made our annual trip to the nursery to find plants that will survive and thrive in the months to come, the North Texas summer heat that lasts long into November. Pretty plants are in the front beds {we tuck them in each night with a kiss} and we saved these special flowers for the back.

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Turns out they are not only ornamental but are edible. Maybe I'll add them to my cooking :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Nature drawing: Willow

I love the shapes of her roots stretching out, almost slithering down into the ground.
She's strong and has a story of her own.

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Just some Design*Sponge fun :)

Resurrection Letters: V

a dark tale today
of the One who was betrayed with a kiss
and yet lovingly served His enemy


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Read John 13 for the whole story. 


If you need to catch up on the previous letters: visit here

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