Sunday, December 5, 2010

Family Ties

The power of hearing kind supportive voices who will encourage a person to surmount challenges is incalculable.  This is the power of family committed to one another.  Individual family units, extended family, church family, the friends who become family, communities that pull together, and a nation unified in goodness:  these are the units that capture the power of family.  If we didn't come from a nurturing home, we can create one.  If we don't have siblings to encourage us, we can find them at church.  If we don't know how to speak with love and encouragement nor how to build an environment that puts sparkles in children's eyes, we can find others who are so dedicated and model our lives after theirs.  Life has its challenges, God has intended for us to for us to face them together.   It is this strength that motivates mothers and fathers to forget themselves and create a home full of  peace and joy.  It is the collective strength of many such homes that fortifies a nation against troublesome times.

Breakfast:  Leftover fried Rice and bagels
Dinner:  Taco soup with hominy ( 1 pound ground beef flavored with taco favoring out of the freezer, 4 cups tomatoes diced or paste, 2 cups ( 1-15 oz can) hominy, with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp onion powder or 1/2 cup chopped onion.)

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