Friday, September 10, 2010

Scones, a Library Card, and Elizabeth Gaskell


I made scones for the very first time! It was pretty fun listening to Johnny Cash and baking - I highly recommend it. They turned out pretty yummy. I used the Pioneer Woman's recipe, which can be found here. I substituted vanilla extract instead of using vanilla beans, because hey, it's cheaper!

I finally got a DC library card - yay! I checked out Romeo and Juliet. Just thought it might be a fun read.

And I finished watching the BBC miniseries North and South. So good! My favorite part by far is the train station. If you've seen it, then you know exactly what I mean. I watched Wives and Daughters this week, too. They are both books by Elizabeth Gaskell, who I had never heard of. I am tempted to read North and South, but it will be competing against all of the other books I'm reading right now. Will probably have to wait until after I finish: Jesus and His Friends, Pilgrims Progress, Knowing God,, and A Call to Spiritual Reformation. What can I say, I'm a book juggler!

And can I just end by how good God has been to me? He has given me rest when I need it, friends when I've needed them, and has provided interesting and fun work when I've needed it - all because He knows exactly what I need, when I need it, and provides it out of His love for me in Christ. :) One big thing He's been teaching me lately is how He provides for me intentionally, carefully, and fully. In little and big ways. It's pretty awesome that the Creator of the universe wants to teach me and chooses to do so in the way He sees fit - for me. :)

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