purple kind of day

It is a purple kind of day – rain on top of snow. The snow began to melt in the night, then it started raining and thundering this afternoon. There is flooding expected and happening in some places, such as our basement storage room and bathroom. We live on a hill, making it very possible for the rain to seep in, which it usually does in a storm, even though we try to pile up dirt and make ways for the water to drain away from the house. It’s an ongoing battle, but thankful for a roof over our heads, a new roof at that!! : )
All this last week CBN had interviews of people who had died and come back to tell about it; I loved it all and I love the kindness of God. His ways are unsearchable.
Jesus is a Rock

Jesus is a rock in a weary land
A weary land
A weary land
Jesus is a rock in a weary land
A shelter in the time of storm

Has he ever made a way when you didn’t have a dime?
Has he ever stepped in just right on time?
Has he ever picked you up when you were down?
Has he ever placed your feet on solid ground?
Then you know he is a rock in a weary land
A weary land
A weary land
Then you know he is a rock in a weary land
A shelter in the time of storm

Sopranos
Jesus is a rock in a weary land
A weary land
Oh yes he’s a rock
YES in a weary land
A shelter in the time of storm
I?m a witness that
(Repeat)

Altos
Jesus is a rock he is my shelter in the time of storm
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
YES in a weary land
A shelter in the time of storm
(Repeat)

Tenors
Jesus is a rock he is my shelter in the time of storm
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
YES in a weary land
A shelter in the time of storm
(Repeat)

(To the end the song)
A shelter in the time of storm
(Repeat)

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oregano tea

I recently found Prevention’s book on home remedies. It suggested oregano tea for relief of excess mucus. I tried this just now and am at the stage of runny nose – it works !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so glad to find this remedy because of long-standing problem of coughing up junk. I know it’s bad to recycle mucus by swallowing, so I’m tired of spitting. So glad to know about oregano tea and I even have some oregano growing outside, but the dried from the store works too.

lentil chili

Lentil Chili

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup dry lentils
1 cup dry bulgur wheat
3 cups vegetable broth
2 cups canned whole tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the oil, onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the lentils and bulgur wheat. Add the broth, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender.

love this recipe = very simple and goes well with cornbread.

sourdough pancakes

Next is sourdough pancakes.

A recipe I will try – one I altered a lot – from cookeatshare.com:

Approx 1 cup sourdough starter
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 -3/4 cup water
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. ground flax + 4 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Night before: combine starter, flour and water; cover and leave at room temperature at least 7 hours.

In the morning stir the mixture. Add the remaining ingredients. Let batter rest 5 minutes.

Cook pancakes on griddle; turn when bubbles form

Makes about 14-17 1/4 cup pancakes.

nice warm day and puzzle

fiinished this puzzle this weekend – so glad because it’s 3-D and the shine on them was a challenge to work with. I painted the brown frame pool blue. It will go in our bathroom once I get the nail holes filled in and painted light blue like the other bathroom.

such a gorgeous day today – took about a 3-mile walk by the river in a park and sat on a bench for a long time soaking in the sun. a bit slushy but so nice to be out. There were about 3 coal trains that went by too.