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Flower, Weed, Both

Every person has the capability to be a beautiful flower but they can also be a weed that chokes other flowers. I admit I have the ability to be both a flower and a weed at the same time or alternating between the two. People are very complex like that and require an enormous amount of grace and understanding. Our situations dictate what we are going to be at any given time. God (or ones higher power) has love for both the flower and the weed and that should give comfort to us all. Often times when getting rid of weeds you also get rid of flowers too.

It should also mean that the weeds in ones life have a purpose and are worthy of the love of someone who looks like a rose. No matter what you are at this time weed or flower know that there are others who are just like you and know that you are valued and needed. There are bigger plans for each of us than we realize. One day we will all be flowers although some of us will have a few thorns too.

Refer to Matthew 13:24-30


These things are addictive and great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Delicious clouds of yeasty bread goodness.

The Soup Diva

  • 1 pkg active dry yeast
  • 5-6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1  1/2 sticks + 2 tbsp butter, mostly melted
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp hot tap water
  • 1 tsp salt
Put yeast in large bowl and add 2 tbsp hot tap water. Allow to proof until yeast is mostly dissolved (3-5 minutes – take this time to microwave the milk for 1 minute). Pour in warm milk and stir; melt butter and stir in. Beat egg and stir in lightly; add sugar and salt and stir until blended. Add flour a cup at a time until the dough is full incorporated; for the final 2 cups, add 1/2 cup at a time and mix with hands. Stop adding flour when dough is still sticky but begins to pull away from bowl and fingers (the consistency of refrigerated crescent dough). Transfer to large sheet of…

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A Chill Saturday

I am taking today to rest and relax. After a weird week and then coming home from vacation this Saturday is about chilling out. Granted I have done a few lightly productive things so I haven’t been completely lazy. I don’t feel as if I have had to do anything that requires a great deal of labor or effort. Sometimes downtime is the most productive thing you can do. Our lives can get way too busy so we need a moment to catch our breath and perhaps take a nap. Well I have taken one nap today, there might be another on the way.