Saturday dawns and we're headed to the local community market this fine sunny morning. We're taking a pen load of piglets and our truck. This may be the first and last time, I journey into this....community. Born and bred here, most of them. I've heard their a clicky bunch. I cringe.
I put loads of washing through and I make beds, I wash dishes and straighten towels. I make soup for lunch and get dinner ready.
And I bake jam tarts. They're effortless.
Because some days anxiety just threatens to engulf me. Sometimes it comes down to just putting one foot in front of the other. It comes down to refusing (again) to listen to lies that accuse and condemn. They wont like you, you're not good enough, you wont fit in. Those that dont like you will turn others against you.
The answer to anxiety is always found in truth. I am loved, I am forgiven, I am saved. I am a child of God. A Jesus girl. I am good enough. And then you just need to do the next thing.
And realise - I can be just just me. I don't have to be someone I am not.
And for that I am thankful. Ever so thankful.
Giving thanks this week (627~633) for:
Snapfish - wonderful Father's Day gift ideas (father's day is this coming Saturday here in NZ!)
A great homeschool trip! (More on that next time perhaps?)
Community market spirit
Homemade soup and bread
Psalm 150:6 "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord."
Sponge Jam Tarts
1 sheet sweet short crust pastry, thawed
50g Caster Sugar
½ cup Flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp vanilla essence
Jam (or lemon curd or custard!)
Preheat oven to 180oC. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin.
Dust your bench with flour and roll out the pastry, cut into 12 circles and fit into the muffin tin.