The internet’s a strange place but it’s lovely at times too. Grateful for those of you who blog, share recipes and ideas, and call us to live wholeheartedly. Here are some of my favorite reads from this week:
Allison says, “If you’re already planning to do some crafting this Valentine’s Day, invite over a few friends and make a party of it!” Couldn’t agree more. She even shares a list of great craft projects for a Valentine’s Day.
Kris shares really meaningful thoughts on the helicopter crash in Hawaii and the missing Marines. “When the weight of hopelessness presses in, when fear and doubt and trepidation wrack our hearts, we are told to return to our place of strength, our place of refuge and protection–to be kept in the custody of the ONE who is Hope.”
I’ve loved Joy’s blog for a really long time! Here’s her recipe for turmeric tonic that helps with inflammation. I used to make a variation of a turmeric drink recipe with milk — but, WOW, it tastes much better with water and lime (or lemon) juice, like Joy suggests.
“Because we are experiencing less meaningful human and divine connection, we are emptier relationally, and we try harder and harder to fill that loneliness with even more noise and stimulation.” Michelle asks herself, “[Am I] feeding my isolation and sense of meaninglessness with that which, in the end, only isolates and fragments me further?” And instead of just asking questions — she offers an insightful idea to help find “the real you” in the midst of all the noise!
Melissa knows how to make awesome vegetarian taco “meat” with quinoa and black beans. Taco party anyone?
If you’re in a weird rut and find yourself seeking identity in all the wrong places, this devotional is for you. Oswald always says it well and he presses us to decrease self-reliance and increase utter reliance on God, to place our confidence in God himself, not in his blessings, and seek our identity in him instead of roles we might play.
Julie’s recipe has absolutely made our month!! You should see my husband’s smile when I bring him one of these chocolaty mug cakes. I told him how easy they are to make and he replied, “I don’t want to learn how to make these because I’m in awe of the magic that happens when you go into the kitchen and come back, seconds later, with hot cake. It’s just plain crazy!” We’ve been enjoying these tiny cakes with a scoop of ice cream after dinner. I omit the hazelnut spread and substitute the flour for GF Bisquick mix and add a drop of vanilla. I split the batter between two smaller mugs.
Have a favorite blogger that shares meaningful posts that you’d love me to check out? Share their name or blog link in the comments below. (It can even be your very own blog.) Maybe I’ll even future them in my next ‘Fellowship Finds’ post. <3