Friday, 9 September 2016

Salad Dressing Roasted Vegetables

As the summer comes to an end we have started to turn to some of our favourite fall foods.  The origin of today’s recipe was once again found in our refrigerator vegetable crisper.  Beets, carrots salt pepper and balsamic vinegar makes an amazing vegetable dish.  

  • A dozen small beets
  • 6 large carrots
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  1. Wash the beets and place them on a covered baking sheet and bake at 400 for 30 minutes.
  2. While these are baking wash and peel the carrots cut into pieces that are equivalent to the size of your beets when they are halved.
  3. Remove beets from the oven, remove the skins and cut them on half.
  4. Place the beet halves and carrots onto a baking sheet and drizzle with both olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Place the vegetables back into the oven for a further 30 minutes.
  6. Serve  

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Monday, 5 September 2016

Heritage is more than things

This past week I watched a father get down on the grocery store floor to comfort a small child and I can only assume this was his son.  Surrounding this gentle giant of a man, and his crying son was a light dusting of white flour. 

Quietly he repeated to his child, you can fix this, you are safe, I love you, you can fix this, you are safe, I love you …

The staff arrived with a broom and started to clean up and he asked them to stop.  Turning to his red faced, tear stained hiccuping son he said “Now we begin to fix it”.  

He stood up bring his son to his feet with him and hand over hand using the broom left by the store staff they swept up the flour.

As the small boy picked up the torn bag and went to put it in the trash his father said, “Not yet we still have more fixing to do” and with this he took his son’s hand and the bag of flour and went to check out where they paid for the spilled flour.

Smiling at his son he said “fixed” and the both went off to their abandoned shopping cart and continued shopping.

There were five of us who watched and as we walked away we smiled at each other having witnessed something truly wonderful.

Be mindful of the example you are providing your children and the children in the community who are watching you.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Follow Me

The greatest of this is Love!

This is the path we are to walk the path of unconditional love for each human on earth, and more for all of God’s creation.

Our beacon on this path is the life of Christ, his example of serving humanity, all humanity wherever there was need. 

Meeting the needs of each human first, and letting God’s love shine through his service, opening up space for those he served to ask where his love came from.  

They followed because they wanted to, they were not coerced, nor were they frighten into following. 

They followed because he loved them.

We are to provide service not as a means of getting an unwilling congregation of the needy to preach to.


We are to service because there is a need and when our service reflects the light of Christ, and space is created for other to ask us, then humbly we can offer up our faith.

Today once again I am reminded of the Christian man who was asked “What type of a Christian are you”, he responded “To answer this question you will need to speak to my neighbours!”

Follow Christ into service motivated by unconditional love.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Lectionary readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 1, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14: 25-33.

Sunset at the beach reflected

Four images of how the sunset is reflected in the waves Grandma Snyder ©twosnydergirls