Sunday Song: I Will Sing of my Redeemer

The book of Psalms is a great gift. It teaches us to remember, to trust, to cry out, to rejoice… in song.

When troubles, worries, temptations, and frustrations take hold, when I can’t see past tomorrow’s responsibilities or today’s failures, when I’m gladdened with deep joy and contentment, my soul needs most to remember Christ’s great sacrifice on my behalf. And from that remembrance, my soul and body must join together and sing.

By God’s grace, arranged and played by Katie

Thanks and credit to Marianne Kim who inspired the introduction.

Saturday Song: More than Anything

What is most important in life? What is most important for death?

Thankful for a (very) rainy, gray Saturday, honest conversations, remembrances of the past… because of what is most important: the Good Giver of all gifts.

Today’s song is “More Than Anything by Natalie Grant. Click here for the video, read below for the lyrics.

I know if you wanted to you could wave your hand
Spare me this heartache and change your plan
And I know when he said that you could take my pain away
But even if you don’t I pray

Help me want the healer more than the healing
Help me want the savior more than the saving
Help me want the giver more than the giving
Oh help me want you Jesus more than anything
You know more than anyone that my flesh is weak
And you know I’d give anything for a remedy
And I’ll ask a thousand more times to set me free today
Oh but even if you don’t I pray
Help me want the healer more than the healing
Help me want the savior more than the saving
Help me want the giver more than the giving
Oh help me want you Jesus more than anything
Oh when I’m desperate and my heart’s overcome
All that I need you’ve already done, oh
When I’m desperate and my heart’s overcome
All that I need you’ve already done
Oh Jesus help me want you more than anything
Help me want the healer more than the healing
Help me want the savior more than the saving
Help me want the giver more than the giving
Oh help me want you Jesus more than anything
Help me want you Jesus more than anything

Always True

In a world so full of discord, hate, falsehood, sickness, ruin, and death, I am thankful for a week to remember what is true and what will prevail in the end: peace, love, faith, joy, hope, and belief.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God”

Ephesians 2:8

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”

1 Peter 1:3

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved

Acts 16:31

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

John 14:27

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

John 15:11

#happyeaster

#alwaystrue

Saturday Song: Jesus Paid It All

“Since I read, ‘Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out’ (John 6:37), I came, and he did not cast me out.” -Spurgeon

By God’s grace, arranged and played by Kate

Strawberry Quick-bread: gluten, dairy, soy, egg free

Since going gluten & egg free, I’ve wanted to learn how to bake some of my old go-to quick bread recipes. After a disastrous attempt at banana bread, I gave up the thought.

Recently, I read a tip that breads should be baked with gluten free flour blends without gums. Maybe that was the problem. So, I bought 1-to-1 all purpose blend and decided to try this recipe from Strength & Sunshine.

I changed a few things, which I’ll note in a minute.

Another note: the batter tasted delicious. Then the aftertaste hit me. WHO’S THE JOKER WHO PUT FAVA BEANS IN THE STRAWBERRY BREAD??!! 🤢

However, the loaf baked up beautifully with no strange tastes or aftertastes.

Changes I made to the original recipe are as follows. I made a double batch, so be sure to halve my measurements if following the regular recipe!

  • Use unsweetened applesauce instead of strawberry preserves.
  • Add 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. cane sugar + 1/2 c. coconut sugar in place of 1 cup sweetener
  • Half the strawberries I chopped small, the other half I blended in the food processor.
  • No strawberries on top.
  • Alternative: sprinkle decorative sugar on top before baking.
  • I used regular almond milk
  • Flax egg substitute- 1/2 cup when reconstituted.

Click here for the rest of the recipe from Strength & Sunshine.

Enjoy!!

Procrasti-baking

Procrasti-baking. verb: When a person should be lesson planning, but decides to try three new recipes instead. 👩🏼‍🍳

#iregretnothing

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