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Showing posts from March, 2014

An invitation

Ruth is a woman I hang out with in the Bible and every single time she teaches me something new.  Sometimes, like this last time we sat together, I wonder how did I miss that before?

A few years ago I learned from Ruth the lesson that the one God desires for me will be prepared for me.  I started praying that God keep me hidden until my prepared one was ready - and I held on to that promise for the past four years - that I not be revealed until my prepared one was ready to receive me.

About a month ago while hanging out with Ruth, I started to realize that Ruth went to work with other women in Boaz's field - yet his attention was on her.  A spoken word artist I met via instagram put it like this - "When Boaz saw Ruth in a field full of women, he immediately knew that she was the one.  If a man has to date several women at the same time to decide if he wants you, then he is not your Boaz." (via @spokenbychanel)

That stuck with me.  You see, I am a woman.  I have flaws - an…

Friday Files

March is starting out beautifully. Time, please slow down.

"The System"

A friend posted this video from the Arsenio Hall show of a spoken word by Prentice Powell on "the system," with a caption that read - "to all my fathers that got screwed by the system."

I watched.  At first I didn't react. Then it was like a tsunami that hit my thoughts. Everything pulled back from my cortex and I didn't feel anything and then like a gigantic wave emotions came rushing forward.  My thoughts on this won't be popular, but they are honest.

I felt Mr. Powell's pain. I felt his hurt and desire to be in his child's life.  I felt his frustration with the "system."  Without knowing his full story, I have sympathy for him.  At the same time, I have questions for him.

You see, the system he so wants to blame for allowing his son to live 3,000 miles away yet still requires him to pay child support was not designed to raise children outside of nuclear families.  It wasn't set to be disputed in courts, with a stranger in a blac…

A little Raclette cooking

I have discovered the amazing idea of what it means to have a Raclette dinner. Search the hash tag on Instagram and you will discover all kinds of good food bringing people around the table together. Who knew?

It made me excited because ever since Velata introduced our new Raclette, I have been using it to cook with, but the idea of really bringing friends and family around the table excites me.
On Sunday I used the Raclette to do some meal prep. Here are a few pictures and even a YouTube video!

My dad made steaks. They cooked beautifully on the Raclette.

On Sunday we also went to the Fiery Foods Show at Sandia Casino. Here are some of the goods we picked up. 

I was excited about these Garlic Cheese Grits made by some girls in North Carolina.

So I made shrimp and grits for dinner last night. So yum.