favorite recipes// pumpkin cheesecake banana bread (used 1/2 amounts of honey instead of sugar) // mint chocolate milkshakes (I added spinach, and once everything was nicely blended, I threw in some chocolate chips and pulsed it a few times so it was more like mint chip ice cream)
best of online// Story of Iran’s Church in Two Sentences // Wasted on Children and one that goes along with it, that we first got from my parents – Saturation Love // I’ve been trying to buy less new stuff/shop more locally/support smaller businesses in general lately, and this just made me want to do that even more (found after it seemed like I had received a counterfeit diaper cover. Thankfully it wasn’t, just a very new version of the print) // Why Christians Should Participate in the Arts // Parenting in the Age of Binge-Watching // Managing your wardrobe pregnancy, postpartum, and all the sizes in between // Should children sit through big church? // Moment at Dawn – live in concert // the history of classical music in cat GIFs // in case you ever wondered what John Denver in Japanese is like // You Could Have Been Something // some thoughts on forgiveness // how a nursing instructor discusses abortion // When you want to do great things for God //
***Birth beyond all odds in war-torn Syria
reading of late// Write, Sell, Repeat // In the Womb (photo essay book)// Grace Works! (Bond) / The Peacemaker (Sande) // Illusion (Peretti)
thinking about// What are the needs in my community and how can I meet them? How can I show love to those around me?
what brings joy// S snuggling and rubbing my belly // time to read // playing piano // S’s language developing
The Munchkins// I can’t believe we’re about to have two on the outside! S is talking more and more and putting words together a lot. She loves bugs, balloons, and reading. She got really upset when I held a friend’s newborn this month, so it may be an interesting adjustment!