Saturday, 19 November 2016

Fast Beef Vegetable Soup

Late fall is upon us, the rain today was thick with the promise of snow, the weather wet and cold

 and coming home to a cold house what we needed was a hearty vegetable soup.

However, time was in short supply and short cuts would required. 

Here is our answer Fast Beef Vegetable Soup.

  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6 cups beef broth (packaged)
  • 10 new small potatoes cubed
  • 3 cups of carrots cut into ¼ circles
  • 3 cups chopped mushrooms

  1. Place the bay leaves and garlic in cheese cloth and tie off
  2. Add all ingredients including the cheese cloth bag into the soup pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove the cheese cloth and serve.

From Our Table to Yours

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Monday, 14 November 2016

Closing Doors

We are proud people who spent our working lives garnering respect, trust, and building our personalities ~ building the facades that we project into the world.

Then we retire, our children move away and we hold even tighter to the facades until our bodies that betray us.

It’s not the wrinkles, the grey hair or even our stumbling gaits.

It is our bladders, our bowel, and the total ruin of our facade.  

We lock ourselves in our homes, our apartment, in our aging care rooms.

We don’t come out and we don't let them in we are embarrassed, we're ashamed 

we have come to believe that the facade is all that we are.

We have not prepared our egos to age.

Be mindful of the facades you are building and what they will mean to your ego as you age.

Keep all of the doors in your life open so that love, family and opportunity can come in.
Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Steadfast Love and Faithfulness

Is human love steadfast and faithful?

Sadly no. 

Even Saint Peter out of fear and self preservation denied Christ, three times.

Our steadfastness and faithfulness on any given day is filtered through our disappointments, hopes, sense of wellness, love, desire, anger, self control, weariness, and so on.

Our steadfastness and faithfulness is all about us, it is not about other people or God.

God is steadfast and faithful to humanity to the point of sacrificing his son offering all out of love for us.
He will judge the world with righteousness, And the people with equity. Psalms 98:9

As with steadfastness and faithfulness only the divine is righteous and he judges all people with equity, with same love, care, and a desire to forgive us.

All of humanity treated equally by our creator, no one more worthy than the other.

God is steadfast in his love for us
faithful to us all.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Lectionary readings: Malachi 4:1-2a, Psalm 98, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13,

Luke 21:5-10

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I spent much of the weekend making these two journals to travel to Victoria BC with our son.  I do enjoy making journals. Grandma Sny...