Friday, July 08, 2011
What to do with Old Pineapple...
Watching small children begging by the side of the road does something to your heart. And I am not quite sure how to respond in a way that helps and doesn't harm. I'll keep you posted as I wrestle through this- but one thing I am doing- is becoming more aware of how I steward the things God has entrusted to me.
You and I have been enormously blessed. We are citizens of one of the wealthiest countries in the world. We eat three meals a day. We have a home to live in, clothes to wear, electricity... the list goes on and on.
So how are we using what we have been given to bless the nations? What could you give up, in order to give back? Could you skip that dinner out to eat once a week, or that Starbucks coffee- and sponsor a child? Could you clip coupons and donate some of your stockpile to a homeless shelter? Maybe you can't spare any money- and that is ok- but could you fast one meal a week and pray for world missions? We are praying that God would bless you big time- and that you would pass that blessing on to someone else!
two old pineapples
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
2 T. tea leaves
sugar (or not) to taste
Chop pineapple. Put in a large pot. Fill with water, a little less than halfway. Bring to a boil- let boil a couple hours. Add 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger and 2 T tea leaves (or 4 tea bags). Let boil for another hour or so. Press with potato masher. Strain. Add a little bit of sugar, if needed. Let cool. Enjoy!