COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

TL A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART (3)It’s Nothing Day…  I’m celebrating by doing nothing.  I’m just watching the unfolding of world events – happy that the hostages are FINALLY free.  Sad that Iran is going to get $120 BILLION from the U.S.  Guess what that $$$ will be used for???  We’re so stupid.

That’s about it…  I’m going back to doing nothing now.  It’s in God’s hands – His very capable hands!  This is the day the LORD has made – I will rejoice and be GLAD in it.

You totally sang that!

I’ll leave you with a poem from Lucinda – what a great way to celebrate Nothing Day!

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GOD IS BIGGER, HIGHER, DEEPER AND MORE POWERFUL than ANYTHING!  Let’s just remember that as the craziness in the world unfolds.  We know these things have to take place – I think it calls this stuff BIRTH PAINS…  which I have no personal experience with, but I know it’s not pleasant – but ultimately worth it.  Every woman says they forget all about the pain once they see that precious baby.

So – let’s just keep our eye on the real goal – the real prize today and always.  We need to keep trusting God in all circumstances and try not to let the ignorance of our government get under our skin.  It’s absolutely insane – but God is so much wiser and this is HIS timing…  these are the last days, folks.  Let’s hold on and make it to the end.

It’s Saturday, a perfect day to relax, reflect and do NOTHING.  Enjoy!  🙂

 

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NATIONAL SOUP SWAP DAY

TL 1-25 NATIONAL SOUP SWAP DAY

When the weather is cold, isn’t it tempting to make a big pot of soup or stew?  Well, in our house, it never gets eaten up in a day.  Since there are just two of us, it takes several days for us to eat it all, and we are sick of it by the time we’ve finished it.  It takes so many days to finish off the Potato Soup – ugh…

Today is NATIONAL SOUP SWAP DAY!!!  They make it clear that even though this is the official day to swap soup, it is not by any means the only day you can do it.  All you have to do is find a friend who thinks this is as good an idea as you do and coördinate, then SWAP!

I’ll make you some great German Potato Soup if you will fix me some of your grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup.  See how simple it is?  All you have to do is find a partner (or two or three).

There are a couple of things I would suggest, just to make the whole process easier and avoid some hard feelings down the road.

  • It’s okay to make the soup in your best pot or crock pot, but I wouldn’t transport it in the same pot.  Pots grow legs and walk sometimes.  It could lead to some hurt feelings if you have to go out and buy a new one because it does not come back home.
  • Be sure you and the one you are in cahoots with share the same kinds of tastes.  If I make a mild lentil soup for you, don’t make your four alarm chili for me.
  • This can be a hoot at first, but take a break from it once in a while.  Sometimes people just want to eat something besides soup or stew.  I know it’s hard to believe, but on occasion I like a steak cooked on my George Foreman.
  • If you swap with someone and for any reason do not like, or are unable to eat what they give you, don’t tell them.  That just hurts the person and puts a strain on your relationship with them.  I’m not saying you should lie, just say, “My the stew you made was quite remarkable.”  Or, you could just say “Thank you” and leave it alone.  If you over-state, you will undoubtedly get it again…  often.
  • This may or may not work, depending on your partner.  You could plan to meet with cookbooks and make a list of soups or stews that you think you and your family would like.  Leave your list with your partner and that would ensure that you don’t get an unpleasant surprise.  For instance, if there is a recipe for Turtle Soup in her cookbook, just don’t put it on your list if you don’t want to try it.  I mean, that’s what I’d do.

WORRIES GO DOWN BETTER WITH SOUP

Give it a try this winter.  It could be a fun time and a great learning experience.  You’ll never get bored with soups and stews again!  Wink!  😉