May 4th, 2011
After work, I met Ashley for a run and a fro-yo date! Perfect evening, I’d say.
We ran around Sewickley and ended up at the fro-yo place, so I had to stick my card under the insole in my shoe. Shhhhh. Don’t tell the lady who waited on me! Then we walked back to our cars—but Ashley realized she forgot her key at the cash register! I drove her back and she kept apologizing for being absent-minded. I told her that I really didn’t care because I highly doubt that there’s anyone much more absent minded than I am. To prove it I tried to drive from the fro-yo shop to our cars with my e-brake on. That could have been potentially dangerous, but I also left my four-ways on, so the other drivers on the road knew that a genius was behind the wheel.
Don’t you wish you knew me in real life?
Actually, if you love hummus, I’m sure that you do!! Tonight I was up to my elbows in hummus. Being the good bridesmaid that I am, I volunteered to make hummus for my roommate’s bridal shower this weekend.
Well, no. I’m just selfish and I found a seeming altruistic way to stuff my face with more chickpeas than you would think humanly possible.
I made double batches of three different kinds of hummus!
The Original (with tahini):
The Buffalo Ranch:
Yea, it’s amazing.
I love these! They are such a tasty, wheat-free alternative to bread.
Cleary I love Ashley’s recipes. And clearly I love people named Ashley.
Wait! Wait! Wait! Not done yet!
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My views on religion? Wow. Another one that could be potentially novel-sized. I’ll try to be brief.
You know I’m a Christian. Obviously that would make me “pro religion.” But religion definitely gets a bad rap, and I’m sure that you’ve heard that it’s about a relationship with Jesus Christ rather than simply a religion.
That’s true. I am a very sinful person. There is not a part of my soul that hasn’t been tainted by sin. My sin makes me an enemy of God. My faith is in Christ Jesus who came to earth, lived a perfect life and died on the cross to save my soul. That is the only way that I can have a relationship with the holy and just God. Because of God’s saving grace through Christ’s sacrifice, I am to make my life a holy and pleasing sacrifice to God. My actions are to reflect His goodness. And the only way I know what pleases Him is found in the Bible.
So what about religion? Well, I believe that God’s promises and blessings are for His Church. As a Christian I believe it to be of the utmost importance that I join a church and become a part of that body of people. At a Church, not only am I to serve, but I also find accountability and that is the best way to learn more about who God is and what He requires of me.
Is my church perfect? No. Is any church perfect? No. But I believe that the church and denomination that Dave and I have joined has the best understanding of Scripture. Because this world is a sinful world, it is impossible to find a perfect church, but I have a responsibility to search Scripture and pray that God will lead me to a church that is the most true to His Word.
There’s my elevator speech for you! I know I was succinct and I write a whole volume of works on this, but If you have any questions at all, PLEASE comment or email me. I am very happy to answer any questions or clarify anything or even point you to wiser people than me for more information. My email address is email@example.com.
I have to go. I have a lot of packing to do! Goodnight Yinz!