Monthly Archives: January 2014

Month: January 2014 more grace

I’m thankful to have woken early this morning… long before my alarm was to ring (and more thankful now, that I didn’t disregard the purpose and attempt to go back to sleep).  I’ve come to see that, in these sorts of times, the Lord has work to do in me — though, sadly, I often don’t see it or acknowledge it at the time.   In such times, I know it’s sort of a wrestling match when I awake, instantly aware of the presence of the Lord — and then, almost simultaneously, I’m conflicted and reason (or attempt to negotiate with the Lord) that I’ve had less sleep than I planned on.  You know… He gives His beloved sleep.  Ah… you’ve tried that, too? He Giveth More Grace by Annie J. Flint     He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater,     He sendeth more strength as our labors continue reading

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Month: January 2014 homemade almond milk

I want to share a really simple, delicious and inexpensive alternative to “store-bought” almond milk.  I hope you try it and enjoy it.  I’ve made this twice now and am really thankful for it! You’ll find a number of recipes in the Trim Healthy Mama book calling for almond milk.  I found it to be pretty expensive at the grocery store — plus, from time to time I haven’t been able to get to the store, so this method is a nice alternative for me. I fill a quart mason jar about 1/3 full of raw almonds and then I fill to the top with water.  I let this stand over night and pour off the water in the morning–refilling with fresh water.  Before bedtime, I pour off that water and refill with fresh.  The following morning, I pour off the water and put 1/2 of the soaked almonds and continue reading

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Month: January 2014 three months = thm

A little over three months ago, I ordered the Trim Healthy Mama book.  I kept ‘stumbling’ into links and recipes during searches for health, no sugar and a few other search words I used each day googling for ‘healthy’ foods — or foods with no sugar.  I would read recipes that women had adapted or linked from the THM book and I’d think:  I could NEVER do this… well, at least not for long.  And given the fact that I only know knew how to crash diet, I thought it would be pretty hard thing to justify spending $35. on a book.  The only books I’ve bought in recent years that cost near that much were a couple of CAKE books!   So, yeah, I have had my priorities.   But a few days went by and I kept mulling over the thought that it just might be a good idea… I continue reading

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