Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Yummy Strawberry Smoothie

I couldn't resist drinking some before I took the picture!
In a blender:
5 fresh strawberries, chopped
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 T sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 large scoop of vanilla ice cream
8-10 ice cubes
blend and keep adding ice cubes/ice cream until desired thickness
OK. I know it doesn't have all the Protein Additions/Immune Blasts/Vitamin Boosters that some of those fancy smoothies carry....and I also know it could also be named a shake, since it has milk & ice cream, but darn it if this isn't a really refreshing drink on these doggedly hot days of summer! Is anyone else out there suffering? I'm pretty sure I cut short Grace's slip'n'slide adventure just because I was sweltering and didn't want to stay out there any longer (horrible momma!). Thank you to the inventors of air conditioning!

My bible journey is underway. It felt good to start at Genesis 1 today with a renewed commitment (and knowing I'd have bloggerworld seeing me succeed or fail!) I am not going to post everyday....a friend asked me that. I'm just not going to post a blog unless I can post that I've read in my bible. And I'm not giving myself a time limit. So this could take a while...here I go!

Bible Journey: Genesis 1-Genesis 3:24
Notes: I always am drawn to the creation of our world. I love how there was no need for rain in the beginning....how everything was perfect. I'm a visual person myself, so I can only imagine how gratifying it must have been for Him to create all the creatures, land and sea. To think it and then it IS. But my main focus was on the fall of man and how cunning the serpent was. How he began his lure with a simple act of falsely quoting God. In my notes, I put "Columbine" next to the part where he says to Eve, "For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God..."(Gen 3:5). I imagine that's how satan tricked those students and endless others....telling them to do something and they'll be like God. Shane & Shane have a great song called "Embracing Accusations" where it paints a picture of the devil as the father of lies, pacing.....waiting. I'm thankful our God has control over all.


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Betsy said...

I love how you are reading through the Bible and using the blog as an accountability partner! That is a great idea! We'll be here encouraging you! :)

Your smoothie looks delicious!!

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