The Weekly Reflection




On the vegetarian front:

The Good: Roasted Chickpeas with olive oil and garlic salt. I ate a whole can on Wednesday.


Soy sour cream with onion soup mix. Yummy on Triscuits.


Barilla Plus with protein, fiber, omega-3 Here

The Bad:

Hummus 😦

Tofu hot-dogs

Everything soy or tofu has a mushy consistency. Even when I fry it. Help, anyone?


Anna Bella is gonna be an actor, she will be in the youth Christmas play at our church. She will play the part of: lamb 1.


You can elf yourself, HERE  Hubby did it, but I’m not gonna show you because instead of my face he used Marilyn Monroe.


Have you ever had the feeling of something just being off?

Like things are going on around you and you are not supposed to know about it?

I wonder if this is  ‘living in a fishbowl’ feeling?

woh, woh, woh feelings….

Lately I have been so busy inserting my foot in my mouth then trying to pry it loose just to slam it back up in the big gaping pie hole once again. *sigh*

Maybe I’m just lonely. I don’t talk to many people. No outside employment, hubby and boy really don’t like conversations (it’s a guy thing) At church I try to keep my mouth shut, emphasis on TRY, backed out of a few volunteer things at the church cuz I thought I was doing too much.

I find that my whole center revolves around church and after the church split my faith in fellow christian brethren as friends was shattered. I don’t have many friends other than at church.

When I do get into a conversation with another, I just ramble, ramble, ramble. I’m sure they probably think I’m a nut case.


Yesterday was pretty harsh, harsh is a relative term here, since there are far harsh-er things happening to others all over.

But our chest freezer downstairs ‘got unplugged’ for the second time in the last 6 months. We have had 100$ of dollars worth of food ruined. Wasted. I hate so much to waste food. I cried. and I ate a whole bag of Cheetos.

Guess this is someone telling the boys they need to go vegetarian!?!? Ha ha, like that will happen. But they will be eating meatless dinners until we can afford to go to the big warehouse store and get more. And I might just take my own sweet time getting there.


We watched the Nativity Story again last night. I love this movie. I don’t care if its not ‘scripturally sound’ I love it. I wrote a post about here, and my sentiments are still the same:

WE saw The Nativity Story this holiday season.  The part that struck a chord in my heart was when the angel told Mary she was to bring forth a child named Jesus and when the angel of the Lord told Joseph, Do not be afraid, for what is happening to Mary is God’s will (my paraphrase, of course)It hit me, they both knew and they were the only ones who knew the baby Mary was carrying was something special, for all the nations, was from God. Can you imagine, no one in the world was for them, she could of been stoned and they together knew. They had this secret, this crazy charge God had given them.
That knowledge had to help form a bond between them knowing they had to cling together for encouragment and love and support.
Could they have really known the impact early on? Did they just obey their God that easy? It’s pretty amazing to me.

Compare this: God literally tells Mary and Joseph to have this baby that He will be special and they obey. Today: millions of women knowingly kill their unborn children, not ever getting to know how special their child could have been…Lord, Undo Me, put away my flesh and bone!

James 1:19-27 – 19 {This}  you  know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow  to speak {and} slow  to anger; 20 for the  anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and {all} that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. 22 But  prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.


I love this post by Kevin, it’s been too long since he has posted a serious thought-provoking and great read. (Wait, is it April Fools Day?)


That is a wrap, blessings, Kristina

Ponder on this for while, then leave a comment:

Deut 19:15 One witness is not enough to convict a man accused of any crime or offense he may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

    16 If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse a man of a crime, 17 the two men involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD before the priests and the judges who are in office at the time. 18 The judges must make a thorough investigation, and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against his brother, 19 then do to him as he intended to do to his brother. You must purge the evil from among you. 20 The rest of the people will hear of this and be afraid, and never again will such an evil thing be done among you. 21 Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.

9 responses »

  1. Thanks for the shout out.

    If you want more “meaty” posts from me all you have to do is pay me. I’m cool like that.

    I empathize with your church feelings. Christianity works better in theory than in the real world. Luckily Cheetos can make us feel better. ~~the cheetios were devoured because of the freezer, not the friends or lack thereof

    I’m not sure why, but I have found during times of real trial in my own life the Christians were the least helpful. Of course I am speaking of them as a group rather than individually. I have had a couple Christian friends who have been extremely helpful and supportive.
    ~~when i was broken all I wanted was company during the day, but i realize that people work during the day and couldn’t come sit with me. and there is the ‘Just let me know if i can help’ when we all should just get up and help. Im guilty of it also.

    I wonder if part of the problem is the over-responsibility for others promoted by most churches. Everyone lives at about 95% capacity. When someone comes along and needs a little help or a little encouragement, we have a little bit to give.

    But when someone has a major crisis, we don’t have the time, energy or finances to help them–we have given it all to the church, our families and our own problems.

    Plus I believe we think other people in the church will certainly help.
    ~~i’ve been guilty of this

    Non-Christians don’t have a church. They have friends. Less people to be responsible to and for.
    ~~I will probably get into trouble with that comment about friends and church. I gotta clarify that maybe my expectations about the church friends are too high. more on that later….

  2. Sorry about the mushiness. That’s because soy is suspposed to be a bean, and not a hot dog, etc. 😉

    You don’t like hummus? Did you buy it, or make it? Try it with curry.

    ~I bought it, i havent ever liked it, i dont really like the taste of beans in general anyway, but roasting them was really good, made me feel like they were a snack not a chore 🙂

  3. Oh, one more thing…

    I was a veggie-terrier for about a year. There are some good veggie dogs out there, try some new brands and you’ll probably find one you like.

    I also found some imitation lunch meats I liked, though they did taste a little like cardboard.

    ~~ I actually like the deli meat and the tempeh (it tastes like cheese) but the tofu dog, I took one bite and threw it out, yeah I wasted it. 😦

  4. oh great my week can only get better, i just had a potato explode in my oven. How do you even clean that up?
    Im thinking of putting my dog in there to lick it up.
    Kidding! Kristina
    Where is the freaking Cheetios when I need them?

  5. I live in a dry county–it’s against the law to sell Cheetos. There a boot legger near here I get mine from. How can anyone resist? It’s cheese–that goes CRUNCH.
    ~~do you want me to send you a case? Ya know, just in case, no pun intended.

  6. CavWife, oh she of the thyroid condition, wants to put a reminder that too much soy is not good for people with hypo-thyroid problems. It suppresses thyroid function.

    If you are going vegan, CavWife may have a recipe blog recommendation for ya.

    Personally … couldn’t go veggie. Really couldn’t go vegan. I like meat & cheese! And meat covered in cheese (no kosher for me)!

  7. Good morning Kristina,
    been a big week @ swork so I just read your post here… you mentioned the guys in your life don’t like converation :-) being a “guy thing”…that is common I know, but I as a man, have deep regular conversations w/ men of all ages and backgrounds regularly, so I think that to some extent that is a cultural myth..(masculinity/ don’t show emotions, don’t “share” bla bla bla)….It may be a personality thing . As someone who has written about the same desire to connect/ relate to others on my blog (you even commented a time or two on it w/ me) I think as someone pointed out to me, it is more a desire to be known and loved for who I am…not having to wear a mask to be accepted….I think it is a common longing, and there are deff. certain times in my life when I feel it more than other times….like right now, I don’t feel it, but when I read your post, I thought to myself…boy can I relate!.
    ~~I realize why I’m feeling blah, because I’m sick. stuffy head, runny nose, can’t breathe, dizzy. yeah, I got it good, or bad as the case may be 😦

    Swindol in one of his books talks about the porcupine dance of Christians…(word picture)…Christians are like porcupines on a cold night…we need the body heat of each other to stay warm..but when we get to close, we start to “prick” and jab each other w/ our we move apart… just stabbed me again..but then the cold weather forces me to try it again…draw closer..and wha la…another church split :-)…. these are just some of my observations from where I sit…warm and cozy this morning….no comments on the vegetarian stuff…I like my meat…(just one step up from raw)….your friend out here in blog land! DM
    ~~i love that analogy, thats exactly the way Ive been feeling lately, but then again, it could be the snot

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