The Burrito Making Process

Several times a year, we make burrito bean filling (my favorite meal). Here’s the link to our recipe. The filling makes our Sunday lunches very simple, and it’s quite economical too!

The first step is to sort/rinse the beans and pre-soak Thursday night in preparation for cooking the beans Friday.
The first step is to sort/rinse the beans and pre-soak Thursday night in preparation for cooking the beans Friday.
Cutting
To prepare the onions: a few family members take them outside, with cutting boards, knives, and bags for the onions, and process all the onions. Being outside helps your eyes not to water.
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Friday night, after the beans have cooked, the onions and jalapenos as blended up to a fine puree, and then that mixture is cooked all night.
One of Dad’s job is to mash the beans in an old mixer we use for that purpose.
The mashed beans are put into a container and go in the fridge over night. We didn’t have room for all the beans to go in the fridge, so some had to go in pots in the oven.

We let the filling cook all morning and part of the afternoon. Then, we portion the filling into freezer containers to be frozen for future meals!
We let the filling cook all Saturday morning and part of the afternoon. Then, we portion the filling into freezer containers to be frozen for future meals!

Sarah

“O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory” (Psalms 108:1).

A Second Chance

My heart was burdened today as I read the brief obituary of a lady who had been at the nursing home for a little while. It was probably about a year ago she was there, recovering, and I enjoyed interacting with her. There were opportunities I took to share the Lord Jesus with her. She softened as the weeks went by (even being interested in/accepting a Bible!), but I don’t think she came to church (if she did, it would have only been a time or so), and she stayed firm in her false religion. Christopher and I visited her in ICU when she had a septic infection. Oh, it was sad. A woman who desperately needed Jesus, but who wouldn’t give her life to Him, and she was sad and despondent. I think she allowed us to pray with her, although I’m not positive on that. After her hospital stay, she must have gone to another care place or home.

The Lord gave her a second chance to accept Him. Now, she has slipped into Eternity. From all I knew of her, it is a hopeless Eternity without the Lord Jesus. Yet, could it be that maybe, just maybe, in her last days, she repented and turned to Jesus. I’ll never know until Heaven.

Ministering at the nursing home gives us opportunities to share Jesus. It may be the last time they hear about Jesus, but the Lord is giving them another chance.

Sarah

“… and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14).

God’s Protection

Last Tuesday as Grandad and Grandma were coming back from a funeral, they were in a serious car accident. They were both taken to the hospital. Grandma has a broken pelvis and Grandad a broken collar bone. We are praising the Lord for His goodness in protecting their lives, as the accident could have been much worse.

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Waiting for the ambulance.

Both Grandma and Grandad were wearing seat belts, which probably saved their lives. I remember when we would go to the park with Grandad and Grandma. Grandad would always ask: “Does everyone have their seatbelts on?” before he would start driving. It is a very simple thing to wear a seat belt, and yet so many people fail to take the few seconds that might save their lives!

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Getting Grandma from the car.
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Preparing to leave for the hospital.

Grandma spent a few nights in the hospital, but she just came home yesterday! We are happy to have her home. Please pray for Grandad and Grandma as they start down the road to recovery!

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Grandad recovering!
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Grandma just after arriving home from the hospital!

Anna for the family

“The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” (Psalms 34:7)