A Sunday Reflection

This post might be narrow blogging to the team Jesus squad. I hope it doesn’t offend anyone. These are some thoughts and I don’t want to start a debate.

Church and Christianity for that matter should be places of comfort for those who have hearts and souls that need mending after being damaged by various things. Dealing with the reality of life and its ugly stuff is hard work and the church should be a place where you can do that. I want less praise and worship and more blues and gangster rap.

Life is hard enough and Christians should be about helping people on the journey. People of faith are human beings. God is god and when that is realized freedom can be found. It is my hope that my church can be a safe haven for imperfect people. I hope this makes sense.

Irish Soda Bread ☘️

This bread is easy to make if you want something homemade without a ton of fuss. It’s feckin great.

The Soup Diva

Irish soda bread, so named because it gets its leavening from baking soda, is a traditional Irish bread that has as many variations as Ireland has shamrocks. I decided to try my hand at it for an office potluck to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, since I’m .1% Irish.*

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Whisk together dry ingredients and stir in buttermilk only until mostly incorporated. Scrape into Dutch oven that has been liberally coated with oil OR lined with parchment, and smooth the top as best you can. Bake covered at 400⁰ 15 minutes; uncover and bake 30 minutes more. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then turn out onto cooling rack. Cool completely before slicing with serrated knife for best results. Serve with butter and/or jam, or fry slices for a traditional Irish ulster fry breakfast

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Twitter In The Wild, Birds On A Wire

I imagine this is what wild bird Twitter is like. Lots of birds on a wire talking about all sorts of things. It’s pretty cool to see all of them just hanging out and doing real-life tweets. Hopefully, they get along better than humans.