Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Now for a lot less philosophical post. I was so excited to create a recipe last night. When I was grocery shopping last week, I craved this kind of meal and made it up as I went. And it turned out deliciously. That doesn't always happen when I get to creating. Here it is:

Southwest Chicken Pasta

1 lb cooked chicken breast, sliced. (I grilled ours.)
1 can Southwest Pepperjack soup
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup black beans
Extra cheese, I used provolone because it was on hand (opt.)
1/2 box cooked penne pasta

Combine soup and milk in a pan. Whisk until smooth over medium heat. When bubbling add extra cheese (if you want to cut down spice a little), black beans, and chicken. Mix with cooked pasta and serve.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


How much joy I get from watching my daughter create! In her stumbling, young ways, she is creating beauty. I thrill in the ways she is growing and learning and becoming more of who God created her to be. It makes me think about how God must view us, His children. My daughter is not old enough or skilled enough to make straight lines or use shading or other techniques of a mature artist, yet in her attempts at what she can do, there is art. If she did not begin with what she can do, she would never grow and develop in her skills. How often do I not do things because I feel a lack of skill or ability. I have a feeling God takes delight in my attempts, because I attempt. And maybe I should take her cue, and without pride, ask for help in the things that I'm not able to do on my own. Like me with my daughter, I think God is more than willing to lend help because I ask.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wow! Guess I'll give this a try.

I've been really enjoying reading blogs lately, so I thought maybe I would take a try at writing one. I love journaling, but often wish I could share all the many day-to-day happenings and stirrings going on in my life and inside my heart. I'm home a lot during the week raising my two sweet precious toddlers. It gives lots of time to think about God and life and all the things going on around me. I also really enjoy being a mom and am thrilled with the task God has given me with my husband to raise these amazing little people. I've been given the gift of having these welcomed guests in my home for the next couple decades and I'm finding it to be quite the adventure with all its joys and trials. So with this outlet, maybe I can work through some of the things swirling in my heart and mind, and also maybe in some ways, be a blessing to anyone that reads this.