- Last night, I needed to walk our water bill up to our Village Hall because it was due in the morning and I had totally forgotten about it. I asked Theo if he wanted to come with me and, of course, he said no. I made him come anyway. I had the best time walking with him (we held hands, eek) and listening to him gab away. He ran through piles of leaves, picked up random sticks, and asked me five million questions. He is the most fun-spirited kid I’ve ever met, and I admire the heck out of him.
- I made a new mac and cheese recipe and it is now my new favorite. The key difference in this recipe from other recipes is that it calls for evaporated milk instead of regular milk. It really was delicious. I did not add the eggs because the thought of them grossed me out. Otherwise, I pretty much followed the recipe as written. You can find it here.
- This article is powerful and so timely. We are so, so misguided in the way we “help.” But we don’t have to be. As the author writes, “If I’ve learned anything from a short week in Haiti, it’s that solutions are rarely found when we’re peeking at a distance. They’re often found on the ground, in a valley, amidst the rubble and clay and damp, sweaty earth.”
- Anyone making pies for Thanksgiving? (With real crust, ahem?) I thought this trick for getting the perfect crust edges was so neat!
- I’ve been thinking this week a lot about what it really means to love others. It is so easy to give people lip service – to say the right thing, but not really put any action to those words. And really, who just wants to hear they are loved? Everyone needs those words to be followed up with action. It’s been on my heart to take the doing a little more seriously. As we head into the holidays and specifically, the season of Thanksgiving, let’s remember to put our money where our mouth is. Let’s remember to not just say the right things, but to follow those words up with meaningful actions. If you are a Jesus-follower like me, then let’s remember that the Gospel isn’t just something we believe, it should be something we do.
Happy Friday, duckies. Hope your weekend is a good one.