Monday, August 29, 2011

A Kitchen and a Kingdom

We have been savouring August. Loving what is left of summer. At 7 1/2 months Rylyn started crawling. Finally. After watching 2 1/2 months of what my aunt calls "Yoga Baby." We were excited once her little arms started progressing forward.

Rylyn 7 months+

Speaking of progression, I have never been a fan of the my kitchen. Not that I don't like to cook or bake, nor that I am horrible at it...I just seem to find "better" things to do with my time. Delving in to the world of making baby food has certainly (and enjoyably) expanded my culinary expertise experience. Pureed sweet potatoes with broccoli turned into an adventure of making yummy sweet potato fries with left overs. I didn't use a recipe for either endeavour! If you want to dapple in your own kitchen, check out my friend Mary's new blog Recipe Exchange.

Bible Reflections:
Matthew 13 (NLT)
Parable of the Mustard Seed 31 Here is another illustration Jesus used: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.”
Parable of the Yeast  33 Jesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.”
-God's people are The Kingdom of Heaven. We can have a domino effect on the lives of others by loving them. That is what Jesus did. He loved people. Chris and I have been collecting backpacks and back to school supplies for Community Care through iCare Smithville (our unofficial, non-profit, "love your community" organization). What effect will a simple kindness have on others? Have on faith in a dark time? Just like the magic of the mustard seed and yeast, it greater than our intent.
-For more National and Global ideas and inspiration, check out my friend Nathan's new blog Nate's National Post and for a movie with a similar theme, check out "Pay it Forward."


  1. Great video Kara. Glad to see Rylyn is doing so well. She always looks so happy.

  2. She's so cute Kara! Thanks for sharing!