My husband's favorite chewy bar has peanut butter, chocolate chips, and a bunch of other junk. I wanted to convince him to trade in his chewy bars for a more robust snack. Hence, these muffins were born. My muffins were tender, decadent, and hearty. Who could resist a yummy muffin packed with protein, potassium, and fiber … Continue reading PB, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Muffins
Text: Ecclesiastes 2:18-26 We were made to work and be the undershepherds of creation (Gen. 2). Unfortunately, after the Fall, work got a lot harder and became far less enjoyable. As the writer of Ecclesiastes laments: I hate all my work that I labored at under the sun because I must leave it to the man … Continue reading Working unto God & ONLY for His glory
The other day at Sunday school, my toddler scarfed down three full-sized pumpkin muffins. With shock, horror, and excitement, I knew exactly what I needed to do next. I needed to make a batch of my own, famous pumpkin muffins to add to her breakfast rotation. The flavor profile of these muffins truly is worthy … Continue reading Bomb-dot-com Pumpkin Muffins
People keep asking my kiddos if they are ready for Santa and then finding out in horror that we don't do Santa. The people who ask seem well-intentioned, but they don't seem to understand that Santa truly torpedoes a Christian Christmas. Santa and the present purveyors backing him seek to focus our eyes on wanting … Continue reading We don’t do Santa; We do contentment, thankfulness & Jesus the Christ.
This month, I want to just focus on the books that my kiddos and I are loving. Here are our two favorite books this month: Both of my kiddos are VERY curious, so they have naturally been obsessed with Curious George for a while. The stories are kid-centric, full of descriptive pictures to dissect, and … Continue reading What are We Reading? November Edition
Text: Numbers 13-14 It is so much easier to walk with God when we appear to be "walking on water". You know the feeling--you are winning at almost everything you try, your kiddos are behaving, and your cooking is tasting amazing. However, in the face of discouragement, we are tempted (just like the Israelites) to … Continue reading Walk Relentlessly with God
Some of my favorite childhood memories are of going on "lunch dates" with my mom. She would pick me up from kindergarten and together we would enjoy lentil soup, fresh-baked bread, and (if I finished my soup) smoothies. This soup is a recreation of that Lebanese restaurant's famous lentil soup. It tastes rich and exotic, … Continue reading Lebanese-style Crushed Lentil Soup