bits and pieces

01. a blog post from The Gospel Coalition blog — Five Lies About Your Body.  Please go read this. This is an area of constant struggle in my own heart. May we pray for God’s grace to think on what is true and to live, think, strive, and care for our body according to that truth.

02. The Olympics = major emotions. Plus, Olympic commercials?? The P&G “Mom” commercials — I’m a goner. I have had teared up/had tears streaming down my face a few times this past watching all these athletes and their stories. Watching what they’ve gone through, seeing their hard work and perseverance, their dedication — it’s all so inspiring. Bring the families of the athletes into it and it reaches a whole other level of emotional. Favorite story of the games so far is that of Alex Bilodeau, French Canadian Mogul Skier, and his brother Frederic, his biggest inspiration. Jas and I couldn’t talk for about half an hour after watching that. Beautiful story.

03. a delicious treat — Red Velvet M&M Brownies. I made these yesterday for Valentines Day and topped them with a homemade cream cheese icing and they are gooooood. So easy, so deliciously soft, and that cream cheese/red velvet combination is just one of the best. The recipe for the brownies is from the Mix & Match Mama Blog and the recipe for the icing is from All Recipes website. (Note: I did halve the icing recipe because I didn’t want an overly thick layer of frosting this time.)

04. good words from Amy Carmichael —

Thou art the Lord who slept upon the pillow,

Thou art the Lord who soothed the furious sea, 

What matter beating wind and tossing billow

If only we are in the boat with Thee?

Hold us in quiet through the age-long minute

While Thou art silent, and the wind is shrill:

Can the boat sink while Thou, dear Lord, art in it?

Can the heart faint that waiteth on Thy will?

Happy Saturday, friends!

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