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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Big news everyone. I have officially began surfing lessons! My husband is my teacher. I will soon be shredding the waves with my awesome moves….or maybe I’ll just get to the point where I can turn. That would be good too. I’ve attempted surfing about 4-5 times in my life. Why so many tries and not … Continue reading

Purpose of a Meal

Purpose of a Meal

Food is a tricky thing. It’s most basic function is to fuel and nourish our bodies. We eat because we need to live. And in order to live well, we must eat things that are good for our bodies. A secondary function is taste. We eat things that taste good. Food is used as fuel, … Continue reading

Triple Chocolate Orange Torte

Triple Chocolate Orange Torte

One of the greatest things about professionally cooking is the ability to take flavors and ideas about food and translate them into reality, ultimately customizing dishes for specific people and events. Food has a way of bringing people together. In fact, one of the primary functions of food is to do just that. Unfortunately, for … Continue reading

Useless Knowledge

Useless Knowledge

Knowledge is useless without obedience. I’ve been meditating on this sentence all day. It’s so incredibly true that I’ve felt compelled to apply it to all areas of my life. What good is knowledge, that is, acquiring information and understanding on a topic, if you do not transfer it into action? I spend a lot of … Continue reading

Let Light In

Let Light In

“There is nothing, naturally speaking, that makes us lose heart quicker than decay—the decay of bodily beauty, of natural life, of friendship, of associations, all these things make a man lose heart; but Paul says when we are trusting in Jesus Christ these things do not find us discouraged, light comes through them.” I love … Continue reading

Wisdom

Wisdom

Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Proverbs 3:7-8 I have a dead bone in my foot. So, when I read a verse like this, it definitely makes me pause and think a bit longer than … Continue reading

Weakness

I really strongly dislike my forehead. No joke. I feel like it’s too tall and too wide for my face. There are all these worry lines set in from years of furrowing my brow. Sometimes I just wish I had a normal, proportionate, and wrinkle-free forehead. This is silly of course. If anyone ever met … Continue reading