As we all know, life is a string of seasons. A season for rest, a season for growth, a season for suffering, a season for happiness, a season for love, a season for loss.
My silence for the last 2 months is the reflection of a season in my life. A season that forced me to pause, slow down and start again.
A season that brought me to my knees in the best way possible. A season that I will never forget. Just like I won’t forget the cherished seasons that led up to it.
A season where on my knees, I found eucharisteo. Timely leading up to the Easter celebration, because during the last supper Jesus broke bread and gave thanks which in the original language reads eucharisteo.
“The root of eucharisteo is charis meaning ‘grace’. Eucharisteo, thanksgiving, envelopes the Greek word for grace, charis. But it also holds its derivative, the Greek word chara, meaning ‘joy’. ” – Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
Grace. Thanksgiving. Joy. “Deep chara joy is found only at the table of the eucharisteo – the table of thanksgiving.”
Yes, I found joy in this season of unhappiness. Which in turn means I can only be thankful for this season.
But here’s the thing with seasons. They change. And out springs new life.
Description: All the yummy tastes of camping when you were a child in an elegant CLEAN presentation oozing with warm chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow. Smell of the cracklin’ fire not included.
S’oufflé S’mores and Eucharisteo
1 graham cracker (run through food processor)
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup mini marshmallows
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 tbsp almond milk
2 tsp sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp salt
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Combine graham cracker crumbs and 1 tbsp butter. Mold into bottom of small dish.
3. Bake crust for 10 minutes.
4. Add marshmallows and allow to bake 1 minute.
5. Melt remaining butter and chocolate chips in microwave for one minute and add milk. Stir.
6. Add flour, sugar and salt. Pour mixture over marshmallows.
7. Bake 15 minutes and top with graham crackers.
“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson