Sunday, January 26, 2014

Praising Him for little things

It snowed overnight in Chicago, and the temperatures were dropping in the morning. I got a text from the girl from Moody who usually drives our church van out to Wheaton, saying that her mom didn't think the roads were safe to drive on in the morning. Sadly, I didn't get to go to Grace church today (I was looking forward to being back, so it was a bummer... but I knew it was the wise decision).

What happened instead?

I was going to go with Tyler and Lara to their church, but since Lara was feeling sick, by the time I got there, I found out they weren't going. And so, we rested. In some ways, I feel like it was a day that we all needed. It wasn't what any of us had expected, but, like I've said before, college is teaching me to be flexible and roll with changes. (Lara is feeling better after some rest)

One good thing that came out of our unexpected stay-at-home Sunday was...

Homemade peanut butter.

Out of necessity, I used to make my own nut butters at home. Over time, I came to love them more than anything in the store, and coming here, I thought I wouldn't get to have it anymore. But then Tyler and Lara were given a food processor, and I got super excited. Homemade peanut butter!!!! Today, as I went through the routinely process of toasting, and processing the nuts until smooth, I felt like I was home again. I love how the Lord gives us little surprises, just because He loves us. I take any little joy like this as a gift from Him.

Today, I praise my Father for unexpected time with family, for a food processor, and even for peanut butter. It's the little things.


  1. Awesome!! Love it! Look at all the sweet ways the Lord is taking care of you these days! :)

  2. Would it be fair to say you are nutty for nuts? Ha, ha!

    Sounds like a fun day for you to get to spend time with Tyler and Lara. Hope you are enjoying the cold weather! Minus 2 right now according to the weather service. Bbbbrrrrrr!!!!

  3. I made peanut butter the next day too :)

  4. @Tyler

    Hehe.. yay! Hope you're still enjoying it!


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