Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Spring foal

Six original images of the Spring Foal born this April 2017 on Martin's Mules Farm 
126 Pleasantview Rd, Allenford, ON N0H 1A0







Grandma Snyder
©2013 - 2017 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Living Hope


 Hope, joy and love are the imperceptible, always present nutrients that our souls thrive on while held within our human bodies, how the God spark in us shines through. 

From the very beginning God provided for his creation, ensuring all that our souls require is present every moment of every day, nurturing the breath of life in each of us, God in us and ensuring we remain part of him.

Yet many of us live lives devoid of hope, joy and love. 

How can this be when they surround us, flow through us, every moment of every day?

We have lost faith and have become blind to what we cannot see with our own eyes.

Years ago two inexperienced teenage campers were canoeing when their canoe capsized. 

Lacking all faith in their ability to swim to the shore and knowing without a doubt they were going drown, panic took over, they thrashed and screamed. 

While always just behind them the camp counsellors jumped from their canoe, grabbing the screaming teens.

Put your feet down!
No I will drown!
Stand up!
No save me!
Stand up and you will save yourself!

Needing to be safe, exhausted and having faith in the counsellor, I stretched out my legs and found solid ground within reach. 

I stood up against the strong river current and walked to the shore.

We are surrounded by “living hope” if we only have the faith to stretch out in faith to  find that solid ground which is our living God.

"...your faith is worth more than gold" 
1 Peter 1:7


Grandma Snyder

©2013-2017 twosnydergirls


Lectionary readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31  

Friday, 21 April 2017

Brazilian Cornmeal Cake Dairy Free


Cornmeal cake and cherries these are Grandpa’s two favourite dessert and so on the occasion of his birthday we decided to combine these two foods and went looking for sweet cornmeal recipes. 

 There was cornmeal dumplings, cornmeal scones, muffins and savory cornmeal cake and no sweet cornmeal recipes.

Our next search was for unusual cornmeal recipes and it was here we found Brazilian Cornmeal Cake.

This appears to be a common recipe as we found numerous recipes and You Tube videos all with similar ingredients.  

We worked with all the recipes we came up with a dairy free recipe that we have now added to the family recipe book.

This cake has a wonderful custard top with a crisp cornmeal crust.



Brazilian Cornmeal Cake
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter substitute softened
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 can of cherry pie filling

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degree F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 11 baking dish.
  3. In a food processor combine the first six ingredients and process for three minutes.
  4. Add the baking powder and cheese process for another three minutes and pour directly into the baking dish.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted comes our clean.
  6. Once the cake has cooled spread the cherry pie filling on the cake and serve.


From Our Table To Yours
Grandma Snyder

©2013-2017 twosnydergirls

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Risen with Christ


“Christ is risen!”, come the shouts of the women closest to Christ as they run back to the disciples to share the unbelievable news that the tomb is empty and Christ lives.

The disciples meet this news with scepticism, being men of knowledge, they know that death is final and so the women’s overexcited announcement makes no sense.  Yet their spirits, that spark of God in each of us, knows this to be true.  

So they are drawn to the impossible, to the miraculous and race back the way the women have just come.

And this is how many of us have experienced Easter Sunday.   

Faith over powers doubt when we embrace our spiritual connection to God and calm our over active minds opening up to the miraculous, to God.  In this way by faith we are risen with Christ.


Christ Is Risen!

We are forgiven!

Grandma Snyder

©2013 -2017 twosnydergirls

Lectionary Reading Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Colossians 3:1-4 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Spring Wisteria

Wordless Wednesday Post 
Three image of Spring Wisteria in Georgetown South Carolina





Grandma Snyder
©2013-2017 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 9 April 2017

From Hosanna to Crucify Him!



In a few short days the crowd has gone from loud shouts of joy and adoration to bloodthirsty chants of crucify him crucify him.

How did this happen?

Why does it continue to happen?

Yes, we continue to be members of that crowd just as humanity since the crucifix has been.  We continue to be influenced by fads, ‘fake new’, rumors, lies and fear, - we are influence by the crowd mentality.

We join crowds that think like us, look like us – where we see ourselves reflected back to us in the faces of the crowd.

It should be no surprise to us when the crowd blames the same people we blame, shares the same truths we hold, protects the same selfish values, norms, social structures and property we do.

And this is how we become trapped within the mob mentality and stop applying the world view of our Lord, our Creator that of unconditional love for all creation.  
So we cry Hosanna one day and crucify him the next like everyone else.

Our redemption, our walk through the gate of righteousness is one we do so as individuals. 

We come into the world as individuals and we enter the gates of eternity the same way.

We are answerable individually for our faith and the daily expression of that faith.

Our God is not interested in the crowd, it is as individuals we are known to God.  He knows our names, knows the very number of hairs on each of our heads, and loves each of us unconditionally.

We are challenged, no commissioned to reach out as individuals to individuals in service and unconditional love.

To walk through the gates of righteousness knowing who we believe in, in the full knowledge that God loves all of his creation not as a whole, no each individual parts.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2017 twosnydergirls
Lectionary readings Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11.
This post found inspiration in Juanita Laverty’s sermon of today.

Spring foal

Six original images of the Spring Foal born this April 2017 on Martin's Mules Farm  126 Pleasantview Rd, Allenford, ON N0H 1A0 ...