I work at a tax office and this time of year is a more stressful time than most for me. I am so thankful for a cubicle mate that also loves Christian music. We play it softly throughout the day and when this song comes on we both pause and “just breathe”. Life is stressful and sometimes we do wonder if we matter and what it’s all about. All the Lord wants from us is relationship. Really. Just to be with Him and to take moments throughout the day to acknowledge Him and whisper thank you and to just sense that He is there and present in our work a day lives.
I am becoming and trying to reorder my life by laying “down what is good to find what is best.” For each of us it is different. But spending time with Jesus if only for one minute occasionally throughout the day is a step in the right direction. For a moment I am asking you to watch the video and JUST BREATHE.
“When the stress is on the rise in my heart I feel You say
Just Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe
Is to take it in fill your lungs
The Peace of God that overcomes
Let your weary spirit rest
Lay down what’s good and find what’s best
I have adapted this recipe from my Betty Crocker meatball recipe that I used for years- I switched out the pork for pasture raised hamburger and cut back the salt a bit. Also, I substituted the dehydrated mushrooms for the breadcrumbs. This time when I was making this recipe I did not have an onion in my house so I used dehydrated onion flakes also. This was so delicious. You wouldn’t need the gravy, but for a special meal it is nice to do. I have also made this as meatballs and baked them in the oven instead of frying on top of the stove. No turning and watching constantly. But I really like it as a meatloaf – saves time from shaping all the meatballs. 🙂
Gluten Free Swedish Meatloaf
2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
3/4 cup dried chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup finely chopped red or white onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup spelt flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup sour cream
In large bowl, mix all Meatloaf ingredients until well combined. Press into loaf pan
After baking for about 1hour at 350 degrees remove meatloaf from loaf pan
I have been wanting to share my ideas and struggles with others in hopes that I might be of help to other people with similar struggles and that by making it more of a discussion we might be able to help each other grow and become all that we were intended to be.
My idea for this blog is to start a conversation and share ideas. I love coffeehouses - I used to co-manage one. To me cafes and coffeehouses are gathering places to talk about ideas and this life journey we are all on. Hence the name Metamorphosis Cafe.
So grab a cup of coffee or tea and join in the conversation! Welcome!