"The truth is: Doubt is not a “sin.” It’s great to have a vibrant, robust, thriving sort of faith, and God wants that for you. But our deepest roots are born out of the winter nights when we’ve had to dig into the shallow dirt of our infant beliefs and reach into the soil of our most core foundations.

True faith, the kind that perseveres through pain and trials and urgency, takes a surgical navigation through all the very difficult questions of life. Only doubts will ever get you to ask them.

When pain hits home and you’re walking through that cancer or car accident or earthquake, you want the kind of faith that can face death. In the end, I want a faith that doesn’t just tickle my inspiration or gives me cute slogans, but a faith that can get beat up by suffering and scholars and satanic evil, and will keep on standing.

There are too many Christians who don’t really dig to the bottom of what they believe, so that when tragedy comes, they wonder how their concept of God could ever allow such misery. This quickly turns into a toxic disillusionment because their faith was never nuanced enough to deal with the gray-space struggle of real life. It’s not that their God was not big enough, but rather much too small."
- J.S. from this post (via jspark3000)

Cooking and an update on our internet-access

I have been looking around for fool-proof recipes, that I might be able to well, just eat. And also the fact that my boyfriend being the primary cook of this household, and often kept at work – does not benefit our tummies much.

Of course, once again I gained much last night through the ever informative internet. No, we still do not have internet-access at home yet… And yes, I still head to the club house to take advantage of the free wifi. Well, let me comfort myself – the internet guy is supposed to be over tonight, but then again he has yet to call to confirm our appointment hence I am beginning to feel my palms get all sweaty…

In any case I just want to share this recipe with everybody out there, because it was a success last night! I am sorry that I can’t give it a good reference, I don’t have the address of the website anymore, hence if you had created the recipe, please let me know.

Home-made teriyaki sauce + chicken


Pineapples – I had used canned pineapples

Soy sauce – 3 tablespoons was suggested but I had used 6, I will explain why

Honey – 2 tablespoons

Ginger – 1 teaspoon

Garlic – 1 clove was suggested, but I am a fan of garlic, so I had used 4, hahaha 

I made 2 sets of sauce, therefore the increment in the soya sauce.

I had cut up the ginger and garlic, crushed them, then added cut pineapples, honey, soya sauce to the roots. Marinated the chicken for about 1 hour.

Kept half of the sauce to be heated up and poured over the meat or rice (apart from the portion mixed for the marinating).

Pan friend the chicken with a little bit of olive oil, served with rice and my boyfriend really liked it! Unless he was lying to make me happy – which then you can tell me if your chicken tasted good too!

I think that I enjoyed the chicken, it was well marinated and it did taste like teriyaki sauce! The ginger was a good surprise to the mix.

What delighted me was the bites into the pineapple, which released bursts of it juice and honey, with a tinge of soya sauce all twirled well with garlic and ginger.

recipes recipe simple cooking waiting boyfriend always working damnyou


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This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children… Hebrews 12:7 (MSG)
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This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children… Hebrews 12:7 (MSG)

#boulderadventistchurch #boulderchurch #boulder #trouble #hope