I’ve been reading 1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp and as anyone who has ever read the book can tell you, it really helps you hone in and focus on grace driven thanks for all of the small blessings that make up a day. So today, we are thankful for apples, hand picked from a new friends’ tree. I’m thankful for their Christ centered hospitality and invitation to sup in their home earlier this week. I’m thankful for peach mango chutney and perfectly roasted sweet potatoes, for long ‘get to know you’ conversations and their sweet way with kids.
Unfortunately they will be moving soon, such is the military way of life, it’s a revolving door of friends and faces, but while we’re all here for a little while longer, we might as well enjoy each others company and give thanks for our daily blessings.
It’s sometimes humorous how God supplies our needs, most times it seems to us to be a winding path that only when we can look back on it can we see God’s guiding hand. And, other times, the dots are easy to connect, like today when we make applesauce from our hand picked apples after just asking last week for an orchard where Aurora could collect her new favorite fruit. Apples and community, I’d say that God has met our needs. 🙂
- 6 cups of sliced apples
- 3/4 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Peel and slice your apples, I like to use a couple of different types for more flavor, a tart one and a sweeter one are nice. Once sliced, throw all of the ingredients in to a pot and cover. Cook on medium for 15-20 minutes, or until apples are tender. Mash with a fork and serve either hot or cold!