Where in her life had she made the Wrong Turn? What had she done to deserve a barren womb? And where was God in all of this? What was the good of a God who controlled all things, if at best, he forgot you, or at worst, botched everything up?
If Chipotle’s Mexican Grill made a kale salad, I imagine this is what it would taste like. Chipotle’s are you listening? Kale, massaged with olive oil until the leaves are supple and glossy, topped with all your favorite southwestern flavors, and tossed with a spicy honey vinaigrette. Add your favorite grilled meat, maybe a few tortilla chips, and you have a nutritious summer meal.
By the time she discovered the spring, her head was hot and throbbing. Dirt streaked across her face where her tears had mingled with the wilderness dust. Hagar sat down to rest, splashing the cool water on her face. For the first time since she left, she realized she had no plan.
Don’t let us squander this brief life. Don’t let us choose the wide path that leads to a closed door. But help us walk the narrow way leading to the open door, to life everlasting.
Cold like ice cream, smothered in berries — these mini cheesecakes are a great make-ahead summer dessert in convenient single servings. A tiny bowl of luscious blueberries encased in a creamy base with a touch of lime — not too rich and just enough sweet to satisfy.