There is so much to tell you all, I could write a book. I could begin with my FABULOUS weekend full of little trips, beyond excellent conversations, and the best of all.... friends. I could also tell you about the mother and son duo preaching/teaching, that EJ and I did this past Tuesday. Or maybe I could tell you about how I was supposed to be on tv, for ummmm.... NASCAR week.Okay...wait, I need to laugh for minute!
Still, back to the point of this post.
Instead of all that I think I will share about how the Lord provides for us. It's called the banana. Lots and lots of bananas.
I don't quite know how it happens or where it all comes from, but once in awhile a student comes to the school bearing a TON of food, usually bananas. And somehow in the midst of all his school, work, studies, etc, my husband realized that it was smart to take whatever was left over and bring it home. It's the lure of banana bread, I'm tellin ya!
We get bananas all. the. time. Usually they are just as you see them above. A little on the rotten side. Best for baking!
Now, friends, there are probably 50 or more bananas in that picture. I had already used 6 of them for smoothies that morning.
This time around, we weren't just blessed (and I mean that... word in its fullest) with the manna of bananas, but we were given a HUGE box of onions. This picture is after I spent the time going through them all, getting rid of the extra skin and packaging them up. Because, bananas are one thing, but what in the world am I going to do with 200 onions (no exaggeration!). So, I organized, cleaned them up, took what I need and am in the process of farming them out to the staff.
We also were given 6 limes and 5 pomegranates.
So, I made pomegranate juice. It looks much prettier then it tastes. Need to hone in on my pomegranate juice making.
Are you all laughing yet? Because honestly, I am! How in the world did I become Miss Betty Crocker?!!!
Truthfully when I saw all the bananas (again) I thought ugh... more bananas? And then I had this swift thought about the fact that we have been praying for the Lord to provide for our needs. He is! Isn't He?!!! So, I am thankful for our manna, the banana.
Here are some banana chocolate chip muffins I made yesterday! Now doesn't that just make your mouth water?
BTW -don't worry, I will be posting about this past weekend, my brush with stardom, and my 5 year old preacher in the next few days. Stay tuned!