all the angles. Adrain getting the job. Adrain not getting the job. Moving with kids. Moving with a puppy. Moving in winter. Moving over Christmas. Driving over mountain passes. Selling a house. Having a house not sell. Finances.
It goes on.
"You are Valuable," it grabbed the attention of my tear ducts immediately. Something about being told I'm precious when I'm in a rut of anxiety always makes me cry. It read, "Worry is the result of imagining a future without Me in it... Sometimes you do have to think about the future. The key is how you think about it. If you only think about the things you must do to plan to be prepared, then you will start to worry.... when you must plan ahead... don't spend very much time thinking about the future. The more you think about it, the easier it is to start worrying. And second, always include Me in your thoughts. Don't just imagine what you will do, imagine what I will do. You can trust me to take care of you- today and in the future. Remember how valuable you are to Me."
"Consider the ravens; they do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!" Luke 12:24
And to brighten your weekend, I want to leave you with these little pumpkin pie treats. (Which my sick boy gobbled down in about two seconds.)
JJ's Sick day pumpkin pies:
Gluten Free Graham cracker crust: (substitute regular grahams for non-GF version)
1 1/2 cups s'moreable graham crackers
1/3 cup brown sugar
6 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
*Mix together and press down into 6, 4 oz mason jars.
2 large eggs,
15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
*Combine in a bowl until well mixed. Ladle into mason jars evenly. Bake 350 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack and top with pie crust leaves or whipped cream.
Pie crust leaf garnish:
Use whatever kind of pie crust you prefer- I use the Gluten Free Pantry's version. Roll out and use use leaf cutters. Lay on parchment lined baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 for approx 20-25 minutes until lightly golden brown. (Baking time may vary depending on thickness of crust.)
Little pie crust leaf and acorn cutters can be found here.
Brown Transferware plate, present from my man, found at an antique mall.
Tiny mason jars, here.
Bamboo utensils, here.