January 8, 2013
Okay, that title could mean anything and given the title to this blog, one might assume I am speaking of being cleansed from sin and born again. Well, that is very important to me, but the Bible speaks of washing in other ways as well and also of being good stewards of what we have.
That being said, and having just secured a job after a LONG TIME of looking, He has been teaching me all sorts of approaches to making what I have last and so on. I just found a recipe for a non-food item and so for those of you who watch my Recipe page on this blog, I added a category for “other” recipes related to green living, budget stretching and more. The first two (related) entries are links to a recommended type of home-made liquid laundry soap and since one of the ingredients is washing soda, revealed as hard to find in some geographic areas, I also included a simple way to make your own washing soda.
If you have recipes either for simpler living or food, just put a link to your own in the comment section of my RECIPE page here and I’ll add it to the appropriate category on the page so folks can easily find it.
July 7, 2012
Meet Teddi Cha. She’s not perfect but Jesus loves her. She has sparkly bling on her apron top/bib and has a cross tattoo on her little butt. She is a one of a kind original like the one who hand stitched her . . . who is also imperfect but loved by Jesus.
She started out as a pair of unwanted slipper socks, but when you look at your circumstances or your slipper socks in a new way changes happen and things become new and different and perhaps lot better. In Teddi Cha’s case, turning a slipper sock inside out (as I pondered why anyone would wear the foolish things) made me realize that they were fuzzy inside . . . and the strange white rubbery squiggles on the bottom do not show a bit when you turn life (or socks) inside out and give them another look . . .
June 30, 2012
How do you define compassionate living? It just may be broader than you have considered . . .
Our sense of community and compassionate intelligence must be extended to all life forms, plants, animals, rocks, rivers, and human beings. This is the story of our past and it will be the story of our future.
– Terry Tempest Williams –