Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A bedtime prayer

Photo by Magdelena Fischer via Cup of Jo

A Bedtime Prayer

My dear Lord Jesus, I come to you now to be restored in you, to be renewed in you, to receive your love and life, to take refuge in you. I honor you as my Sovereign, and I surrender every aspect of my life totally and completely to you. I give you my body, soul and spirit; my heart, mind, and will. I cover myself with your blood, and I ask your Holy Spirit to restore my union with you, renew me in you, and lead me in this time of prayer . . .

Provided by Ransomed Heart Ministries

Friday, August 12, 2011


With the school year drawing nearer, and the travel season slowly fading, . . . I long to take a trip home to Germany. Simply one day of summer in Germany would be enough to satisfy this wanderlust. Germany and its seasons of perfection. Where summer is warm and fragrant. Where fall is vibrant and cozy. Where winter is lit and wondrous. And where spring is pink and cheery.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tangerine cupcakes with buttercream frosting

After church, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, I was struck with the desire to bake tangerine cupcakes with buttercream frosting. I brought the zesty, summery treats to work the following morning. They were quite a hit and made for a sweet start to the long week ahead.