Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013

Hello and happy summer!

A dear friend of mine was due to come over today for coffee and catching up. She requested that I make us a forgotten favorite coffee drink, called Mexican Coffee. She was delighted to smell the aroma of the delicious brew when she entered my home, and even more delighted that the concoction was just as she had remembered. Because of my dear friend, I wanted to share that recipe with all you coffee lovers. So, that will be my post for today :) 

Disclaimer: This coffee is very strong!!

Ingredients:

3/4 C ground dark roast coffee
2 tsp ground cinnamon
6 C water
1 C milk
1/3 C chocolate syrup
2 T light brown sugar
1 t vanilla
whipped cream for garnish, optional
cream or half and half as desired, optional

Directions:
Place coffee and cinnamon in basket of coffee maker. Add water and brew as you normally would.

In a saucepan, blend milk, chocolate syrup and sugar. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Combine milk mixture and brewed coffee in saucepan. Don't let it boil, just keep it on the heat until it reaches the temperature you like. Stir in vanilla. garnish as desired and enjoy!!

I like to add cream to my mug - It's not like this is a healthy or low fat drink so, why not, right? 

Blessings,
Jeanne

Be well. Live well. 


Friday, June 14, 2013

Under Construction Alert!!!

June 14, 2013

I am attempting to change backgrounds on my blog which, for most of you, would be a 20 second job. For me, however, I have been suspended in blogger space for about an hour now. So please forgive my strange color combinations and any other random weirdness you may find on my blog. I will be taking my dear (young) friend up on her offer to give me a "blogging 101" tutorial very soon!

Blessings,
Jeanne

Live well. Be well.



Fear what?

June 14, 2013

Well, well, well... Here I am again, finally! It has been over a month since I posted. Honestly, how does that happen? I suppose with end-of-the-school-year happenings, being sick for several weeks, co-organizing a fundraiser, preparing for and attending a karate training camp, my youngest being sick, article deadlines, not to mention regular mom/wife responsibilities, some things just don't get done.... just a month in the life of a momma, right?

I was talking with a client this morning about why women (not all) get stuck in a rut. Why do we keep doing the same things over and over expecting different results, and then being discouraged when we don't get them? We want change, but we do nothing to get it. My client expressed that sometimes we get to that point where we could make a different decision, but we don't. We just do the thing that we've always done...the comfortable thing, the habitual thing. As she was talking, I thought, fear! Could it be fear that keeps us in that ditch of sameness. Fear of what? Change? The unknown? Scripture tells us that God does not want us living in fear. "Fear not, for I am with you." Be anxious for nothing.." "Cast all your cares upon Him..."

Now, I'm not talking about making changes for the sake of change alone. I'm talking about changing things that may be keeping you down, keeping you living under a burden, keeping you from experiencing the freedom in Christ you were made to have. Fear can paralyze and incapacitate. It can crush and derail. Whatever it might be that is keeping you from living abundantly and in freedom, fearlessly confront it and give it to Jesus! Don't ever forget that, as a believer, "He who is in you, is greater than he who is in the world!" You've got this!

Blessing,
Jeanne

Live well. Be well.