Praying For...Cole, our 8-year-old little professor, that he will be happy, healthy, safe, and good...and that children around the world can be fed and nurtured and safe...
Meditations on Jesus..."faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 Substance and evidence are all around...the complexity of a microscopic animal cell could not have just happened.
Dr. Ginger, Medicine Woman...I can't recommend the Incurables Program highly enough. What some said would take years of healing if it could be healed at all was accomplished in me in only a few months without cutting, burning, and drugging. Juice and salads of good old herbs of the field and fruits of the vine with some slippery elm gruel did the trick. I understand the sentiments of Lorenzo Snow, who basically said endeavor but whatever. "How much longer I may live, I know nothing about, and I do not worry about it...We should endeavor, as far as possible, to forget all worldly matters which grieve and vex us, and fix our minds upon the Lord, having a sufficiency of His Holy Spirit that we may be enabled to receive such knowledge and suggestions as will help us in our onward path." Lorenzo Snow, October 1889
Cucina Fresca...Again this weekend, we spent some time on Vashon Island. It's delightful, but we don't feel inclined to haul our blender and juicer. Instead I made a delicious breakfast we've christened...
Hot Raspberry Granola (aka fruit crisp)
Serves 2 heartily
1 1/2 c. organic rolled oats
1 small organic very ripe banana
2 organic mejool dates or prunes, pitted and chopped
1 t. organic cinnamon
1/4 c. organic almond milk
1 organic fuji or gala apple, minced
1-2 c. organic raspberries or cherries, frozen or fresh
Preheat oven to 400F. Mash banana, dates, cinnamon, and almond milk. Mix and mash in oats. Place apples and raspberries in a 10' quiche pan. Spread oat mixture on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and crispy. Serve it in shallow bowls as is, drenched in almond milk, or topped with banana ice kream (pureed frozen bananas). We were both amazed that it kept us contently full for hours.
Bibliophilia...sent Cole The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat. Read another Katy book. I love children's lit. It was not as good as What Katy did, but there were so many good ideas presented. In the first book, I listened to Cousin Helen explain how to be your best self even when ill. That advice has come in handy over the last five years or so.
Pen and Brush...painted but did not remember to record before I sent it off...