My heart has been so heavy thinking about all of the lives saved and lost in Oklahoma from this weekends tragic event. As a christian I find it so hard sometimes to wrap my head around how God could let things like this happen to innocent children and families. The only thing that keeps me at peace and makes me realize what were really living for is that our bodies are not our bodies. We’re borrowing them. We have souls and there is a better place for them to rest and live, in heaven. I know for certain with all of my heart that there is a heaven. This is the waiting room! We’re all just trying to get to heaven! Some people just get there quicker than others. It’s the only explanation in my mind. Our God is an awesome God through the good and the bad and in the end it is all going to make sense.
Oklahoma we are praying for you.
There are plenty of ways we can help the families who have lost everything in the tornado. There are unfortunately a slew of scam sites, so be careful. A reputable charity is the REDCROSS. They have made it easy to donate and help the families in need…
Simply text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.
I hope the week has been treating you well. First of all I’d like to announce that we are going to the second round of the playoffs! So exciting.
Second, I wanted to take a poll and see if you guys would like to see some video posts on here. If so, what would you like to see? Comment below and let me know.
“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Tis the season for refreshing icy cold beverages! A favorite of mine is classic lemonade. Over the past couple of days i’ve been playing around with some different variations to jazz it up a bit. Over the next couple of months I am going to post several different lemonade recipes.
This first recipe is what I call “Dark Lemonade.” I use orange blossom water and coconut sugar to sweeten. The cool thing about this lemonade is that it ended up tasting close to an arnold palmer without the caffeine from the sweet tea (not to mention all of the “bad” sugar). Try it and let me know what you think!
6 Organic Lemons
1 tsp of Orange Blossom Water
1tsp of Essence or Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup of Organic Coconut Sugar ( if you love sweet lemonade do 1/4 cup cane sugar and 1/4 cup coconut sugar)
1/2 cup hot water ( to ensure sugar is completely dissolved)
4 Cups cold (preferably filtered) water
Optional; Fresh Mint!
Freshly half and squeeze your lemons into a pitcher. Add in sugar, orange blossom water and vanilla. Then, add in the hot water and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved. Next add in your cold water (and mint if you choose). You can then refrigerate or serve immediately over ice. I wouldn’t recommend drinking this warm folks! Hope you enjoy it!
The weather has been fantastic here in the bay lately, so I decided to pick up some fun spring outfits for Riley! Naturally, I went to Target! They currently have the most adorable mix and match pieces. I got a couple of colored lace shorts and cute tanks for her at $8 and $12 a piece. Not bad right?
Just wanted to share with you guys in case you were on the hunt for some cute spring baby apparel! Have a great weekend. Enjoy!
Here are a couple of books i’ve read this past year and loved. I’m not going to lie, I don’t read as much as I should (don’t really have much time anymore either) but these books caught and kept my attention. Not to mention they offered some wonderful home and mom advice. A couple of these books even left me laughing for hours on end (I love a witty novel). If you’ve read any of them, lets discuss! If you haven’t, read them and let me know what you think!
Bringing Up Bebe
The Happiest Baby on the Block
The Family Fang
Healthy Child Healthy World
You can find all of these books on http://www.amazon.com :)
‘Let all that you do be done in LOVE.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
This little piece of scripture says it all. It’s straight forward and an easy reminder that in all that we do , we must do it with love. Nothing more, nothing less. When we wake up in the morning to make breakfast or take out the trash, do it with LOVE! An early morning headed to work? Go to work emanating LOVE. God’s love for us is unconditional, and if we showed even a portion of that loved to everyone and in all that we do we are bound for happiness and love in return from those around us.
I hope you’re enjoying the new layout and overall direction of my blog. I’d like to know what you’d like to see more of!
Let me know your suggestions! Comment below.