Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Husk Tomatoes, Decorated Rocks, Niece Update, Local Vegan Soups
These days - I know what I believe and have strong beliefs but do not attend church regularly. I will attend different churches for different reasons such as volunteering or to see a speaker or attend a celebration, occasion, etc. I respect all other religions and feel my personal beliefs don't really match to any said place of worship. I also think that it's a very personal choice - and eventho I appreciate hearing what other people believe - I don't want someone telling me what TO believe or telling me what I believe is wrong.
Plus with the way politics have been the last several years that has been a real tough one for me too. It seems politics have entered the church and many churches are more political than about the fellowship and togetherness and equality. I rather hang on to the values I grew up on in the church that I remember and take them on my journey from here on out. To treat everyone equal, to be compassionate, help others when I can, and try and make the world a better place.
I'm sorry if that sounds like I'm against church - that couldn't be further from the truth - it's some of the people that confuse me - not the ideas and beliefs. My thoughts and feelings on the subject are very complex and many don't understand them but I'm ok with that. I feel it's what's on the INSIDE that counts. My purpose is not to judge people - nor is it anyone's job to judge people - and I think that many have forgotten or disregarded that simple way of thinking.
Sorry for the rant here - my real purpose - was to post a photo of my sweet niece - but wanted to explain why she was in a dress 6 times the size of her. Regardless - she is adorable and wonderful!
I enjoyed both of them. This first one is Butternut Squash and Rice and the other one below is Purple Potato and Leek.
This morning I had one of their Wild Cherry Cranberry Smoothies. It was lovely.
They have a new and seasonal smoothie for the Halloween Season called the Frankie that I am going to have to try before too long.
And speaking of weather - I hope everyone is ok with all of the hurricanes and earthquakes that have been striking! YIKES! Please let me know in comments! I want to hear from you!
I already have one more post on deck - hopefully I will be posting it tomorrow - it's something new-to-me that I have been eating that I am totally addicted to now.
I also have a few other grocery store finds I need to share with you so stay tuned!