Waffles…

Our friends consulted with our friends in order to find a gift that might be a blessing to our household. We were given a waffle maker. We received one as a wedding present that was not really adequate and we all but gave up making waffles… until now.

Having the day off yesterday, I embarked on making waffle batter. I generally cannot do anything in the kitchen.

I followed this recipe closely and I surprised myself, it tasted good!

Old Fashioned Waffles from Scratch by Lori Falcon. I even folded in the egg yolk properly.

Just don’t say I never gave you any food prep tips.

Lenten thoughts

This past Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent. Part of my preparation for Easter this year is the abstinence from a few small things. The purpose (by God’s grace) is to lay aside things I like to do that I may enjoy Jesus more and in some small way use the time I might have saved in abstinence to serve others.

I don’t feel compelled to argue that you should observe Lent. But I think there is freedom to observe it found here–

Romans 14:5-6
One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

Small Planes

I love the thoughtfulness of the chorus of the Innocence Mission’s song, Small Planes. It’s a question I’ve been thinking about a lot more recently.

Twenty fives miles or thousands of miles, when am I going to leave here?
Twenty fives miles or thousands of miles, when am I going to get there?
Twenty fives miles or thousands of miles, who am I going to help there?
Twenty fives miles or thousands of miles, when am I going to get there?