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Beautiful Words - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

My littlest sister sent me the following words and I let them wash over me every day since.  They are not just true, but they are settling.  A gentle but necessary reminder to take a step back and look at life in a slow and meaningful way.  Progress is gradual and time is rewarding and healing.  I hope these words bring you peace in the midst of frustration and chaos as they have brought me...
Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made by passing through some stages of instability— and that it may take a very long time. And so I think it is with you; your ideas mature gradually—let them grow, let them shape themselves, without undue haste. Don’t try to force them on, as though you could be today what time (that is to say, grace and circ…

Food I Ate Friday - Bread and Wine Cassoulet

This recipe hugs you.  Cassoulet is essentially the French version of an American casserole, and it delivers big time on flavor and richness.  It is my definition of a cozy winter meal.  The combination of flavors is surprising and wonderful and just offers you a retreat for a little while.  It is the kind of dish I want to make as an annual tradition so I can look forward to it all year long, and not have so often that I stop appreciating it's goodness.
I hope that you love this as much as I did and that it warms your hearts and homes.  Please let me know if you try any of the recipes I post and any comments you have!  I'd love feedback :)
Ingredients
1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed 1 onion, thinly sliced 1½ cups chicken broth 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 parsnips, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 2 15 ounce cans cannellini beans, drained 1 heaping teaspoon dried thyme ½ heaping teaspoon Kosher salt ⅛ teaspoon black pepper 1 clove garlic, minced
For the breadcrum…

Beautiful Words - Be Still, My Soul

I am starting a new Series called Beautiful Words because I run across a lot of poetry, music and quotes that really speak to me and I would love to share those with you all.  My attempt in this will not be to draw attention to inspirational movie quotes that could be expressed in a Pinterest meem, but rather to use eloquently written words to facilitate thought and delve us into someone else's expression of the greater issues of this life we are in and how to live it best.  Geez, I hope I can pull that off! 
My first selection below is a hymn from church two weeks back that made me think how often I try to avoid thinking of death unless it is currently affecting me.  This hymn was not timed because someone in our church had passed away, but the focus is to remind us that our ultimate goal is being with the Lord when we leave this earth.  I need to be constantly reminded that my life is not my own and that what we do and believe and prioritize on this earth determines our future d…