Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What's your ONE THING?

So, I used to love winter... LOVE it!!! Love Christmas, love snow, love the decorations, love the seasons on either side of it... LOVE it! But something weird happened this winter. I couldn't get warm. Yeah, I'd pile on the blankets, actually turned the thermostat up to 72 and I still couldn't get warm. So for the first time in my life... I'm wondering how much longer winter will last. That kind of makes me sad. I don't want to want winter to go.

Same with breakfast foods. Used to be my favorite meal of the day. Now, I would actually rather just skip it. I got lucky this morning... we had vegetable soup left over from last night and that hit the spot :) As a matter of fact, I love vegetables now. Where'd that come from?! I would rather have stir fried veggies than anything I can think of.

Used to love TV. Never really think about it now... now I have facebook and on-line Scrabble. I wonder what will eventually replace those.

The fact is, EVERYTHING ALWAYS CHANGES. I am always changing and not always for the good. I have grown a bit cynical as of late. Something about seeing my husband becoming immersed in his career and my kids grow up and leave like they were just here to use the facilities... it's all so strange. Is this all there is to my job?

I am glad ONE THING never changes. He has sustained me through more than I can say. No wonder they call Him a rock, a refuge, a strong tower, an ever present help in time of need!

He has not and will not change. We need that! We need ONE THING that will not change on us. What a miracle that the ONE THING that isn't changing... is for us. He's on our side... He actually loves us to lengths we cannot fathom! (And I'm a mom, I can fathom some deep love.)

So my questions today is: What's your ONE THING?


  1. I love you more each time words and thoughts come out of your mouth.

  2. That is very kind and far better than the alternative :)

  3. MMmmm. I really want some good breakfast food now. haha

  4. I make good breakfast food... when I make breakfast food.

  5. Love your blog, Beth! I was experimenting tonight with veggies and made a "Ratatouille" like meal. Even though it was healthy, my family LOVED it!! So, I thought I would share it with you:)


    ¼ cup olive oil
    9 cloves of garlic, chopped
    3 onions, chopped
    1 TBS Thyme
    1 TBS Basil
    ½ tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
    1 eggplant, chopped
    2 zucchini, chopped
    1 bell pepper, chopped
    28 oz can of marinara sauce

    Sauté garlic in oil for about 1 minute. Add chopped onions and bell pepper and cook until onions are translucent (about 3 minutes). Add seasonings. Add eggplant and zucchini. Cook until some of the juices from the eggplant evaporate and then add the marinara sauce. You can serve it by itself like stew or you can put it on top of tortellini or any pasta. It is very flavorful and actually good for you! Enjoy!

  6. Hey, I just saw this, thanks Bonnie! Can you believe when we were in cooking class together 20 yrs. ago, that we'd be talking on something called the "internet" on something called a "blog." The only familiar word would have been zucchini! :)