3 August 2012
Can you smell the cinnamon? These delicious treats are perfect for breakfast or dessert!
This is our adapted and doubled recipe of Elana’s recipe…
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Muffins
GLUTEN-Free, GRAIN-Free, DAIRY-Free | Yield: 18 muffins
2 cups almond flour, blanched
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
For Muffins: Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in a large bowl. Blend the dry blend into the wet. Scoop ¼ cup spoonfuls into lined muffin cups.
For Cinnamon Topping: Blend ingredients together.
For Baking: Drop the cinnamon topping on the filled muffin cups, and swirl mixture with a knife. Bake muffins at 350°F for 12-18 minutes, or until golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean.
Let cool on rack. Enjoy!
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1 August 2012
This month’s free embroidery pattern from Clementine Patterns features several delightful graphics for Kindness.
Download the PDF pattern for free and embroider your own version! (For personal use only. This PDF pattern download is available for free through August 10th.) UPDATE: Now available here!
“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; against such things there is no law.”
Don’t miss out on next month’s free embroidery pattern…
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11 July 2012
My sister is an artist. Her artwork is beautiful, wholesome, and truly delightful. Each piece tells a story, a story of adventure, joy, faithfulness, discovery, friendship, work, love, childhood, etc.
Last week, I had the great pleasure of setting up her online portfolio…
And now you can easily enjoy a closer look at her illustrations and sketchbook!
It has been such a blessing to watch her cultivate this gift, and develop an amazing God-given talent… but the best part is how she seeks to honor the Lord through the work of her hands.
You can visit her online portfolio at BreezyTulip.com!
10 July 2012
Years ago, Mum would make cookies from the recipe on the back of Toll House’s Chocolate Chip bag. We would spread the dough out in a pan, and lick the leftover dough from spoons while waiting for the oven to do its masterful work.
After the cookie had cooled (okay, rarely did we wait that long), we would cut it into squares. What fond memories I have of sitting with my sister, napkins in hand, eating warm, melty chocolate chip cookies!
Having been gluten-free for over two years and dairy-free for several months now, those favorite food-related childhood memories still linger in the back of my mind.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Squares
GLUTEN-Free, GRAIN-Free, DAIRY-Free
2 ½ cups almond flour (we use Honeyville)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons coconut sugar (we use Madhava)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup Enjoy Life (dairy-free) chocolate chips
In a bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a second bowl, combine wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Place dough on parchment paper atop a baking sheet or stone. Form dough with your hands into a circle or square.
Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes, until golden brown. Let the large cookie cool for about 10-15 minutes (great time to practice patience!) and cut into squares.
9 July 2012
This month’s featured fruit of the Spirit is Patience. We’ve created a free embroidery pattern from Clementine Patterns – just for you! The PDF embroidery pattern features several graphics for Patience
and you can click here to download the PDF for free. (For personal use only. This PDF pattern is available temporarily as a free download – now through Friday, July 13th.)
UPDATE: Now available here!
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
7 June 2012
As we sat eating supper at the dinner table, something down the table caught my attention.
I looked over to see this vase of daisies. As I watched, one wilted flower was mournfully dropping its head. From lack of water it was exhausted and had started to let go of life.
The stem was not deep enough in the vase to reach the water which had been quickly drank by the dozen daisies. The pathetic, now bent stem looked rather mournful with its head hanging low.
I quickly took some water and filled the vase back up to the rim, hoping to keep that sad end from meeting any of the others.
Little did I expect the next morning…
…to find a certain little flower holding its head up high. Bent though its little neck was, the daisy’s cheerful yellow face was now turned to the sun once again. The water had refreshed the life of the sad flower, giving it all the more strength and resolve to stand strong.
This little incident reminded me of a couple verses that are very dear to me – verses that remind us to:
- Seek to be transformed in the renewing our minds in God’s Word
- Discern and pursue the will of God, what is good, acceptable, and perfect
- To be refreshed in Christ – through His Word, prayer, edification of believers, etc.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of
your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God,
what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
“Refresh my heart in Christ.”
Turn your face to the Son and be refreshed.
5 June 2012
On a beautiful, warm evening last month I had the opportunity to photograph this dear family. As the sun set low in the sky, it filled the landscape with golden light.
It is precious to see these five together – they love each other very much and it’s contagious.
(Thank you for letting me photograph your sweet family – I can hardly wait to see you all together again!)