Tuesday, March 27, 2012

what's easy.

  It is easy not to worry about things when you trust that it is all taken care of. The not so easy part is learning to completely, unfailingly, without fault trust that everything will be taken care of if you don't do anything. I have to come to a place of believing that not only will it close the door to worry, but things will be accomplished much more efficiently than I ever could have done. I think I am learning how to trust in this way. Part of me feels like it may take forever to fully stand in this place. I have to then realize that this does not mean that I won't learn to grow and graduate to new levels of this along the way. 
  People often say, "It is all going to work out." The truth is that it will. Especially if we follow Christ, it will not only work out but it will be for our good; to better us in some way and bring us strength that we did not have before. Just a nugget of my thoughts. It is truth.

Currently Listening: Nothing at the moment. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012


So simple and sweet.

Currently Listening: No tune at the moment.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


  There is a saying that some of us are cut from the same cloth. Some have the same thoughts, likes, dislikes among other things. Possibly a response to a situation is similar to another's. Regardless of any and all of these things, I think the truth is that we are all cut from the same cloth. Sure a stitch here and there might differ but we are all human. We all feel things deeply and hope for things desperately. We want to keep peace with others that we love and fight the natural tendency to be selfish on a daily basis. We carry much more on our shoulders than we ought. We think, ponder, wonder and process situations or days trying to find a bit of explanation for what occurred. We get frustrated with our flesh and the lack of ability to know the purpose of every stroke on a canvas. 
  I won't figure it all out. I won't save everyone. I can't keep people from having disagreements. In my mind, life would be perfect; relationships would always be easy and hearts would never hurt. Even the closest and dearest to our hearts would remain in a constant place of peace. The truth is walking through difficult things and being stronger because of it makes the difficult moments bearable. We are responsible to express what weighs on our hearts and humbly prepare for a rebuke or an apology. We can love others to pieces and pray that the Lord would guide the relationship. 
  No piece of cloth is as beautiful in its individual threads as it is woven together. We all want to be whole. It is possible. Everything in this world will tell us it is not; I don't believe that is true. 

Currently Listening: "Werewolf" by Cat Power

Sunday, March 4, 2012

cake pops.

  So yesterday I decided I was going to attempt making these sweet treats that seem to be gaining popularity. After seeing a quick easy way to make them on a blog I am rather fond of, I bought the ingredients and began my new project. Being in the kitchen and learning how to make new recipes has become something my heart is really enjoying. For you who don't have much to do on an afternoon and want to make something easy but perfectly delicious, this is the recipe for you. It is simple. Bake what ever cake mix you would like in either two small pans or one large cake pan. I chose Red velvet just because it is delicious. After baking the cake, let it cool then take it out of the pan and put it into a large bowl. Word of the wise, this part is going to get messy. Cake pops are not for those that would rather keep their hands clean while baking. Add two cups of icing, I chose cream cheese icing, to the baked cake and mix, knead, and much it together until the icing seems to be evenly distributed throughout. Next, make about 2-3 tablespoons of the mix into small balls and place them on a cooking sheet. These will go into the freezer for 1-2 hours. I found the little lollipop sticks at Wal-Mart but pretty much and grocery store should have them. You will also need two packages of candy coating for the outside of the pops. When the cake pops are done freezing, take a lollipop stick, dip the end into the candy coating then stick into the cake ball. Next, you can simply dip the pop into the chocolate to cover the surface and remove letting the excess chocolate drip off. 
  It was quite simple and fun to do! The nice thing about the candy coating was that it hardened quickly allowing me to set the cake pops back on the tray without making one side flat. Happy baking!

Currently Listening: "Good Woman" by Cat Power

Thursday, March 1, 2012