It's the most wonderful time of the year! I know, I know that phrase is supposed to be reserved for the Christmas season, but man I love this time of year. The smell, the weather, bonfires, smores, hot dogs, pumpkin pie, falling leaves, raking leaves and then your kids jumping in the pile. It's reading books by the window on a rainy day. It's football games (American and European) on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Family gatherings and neighborhood harvest parties. It's Mabon, Halloween, All Hallows Eve, Saint's Day and Thanksgiving. It really is the best season of the year.
Fall also reminds us that it's time to SHIFT. There are a lot of cultures in our history that saw the fall as the beginning of a new year. A time to prepare for the long winter and dream about the newness of spring. To reflect on the past season and harvest and set intentions for what they wanted to see manifest in the next season of life and harvest. It's a good reminder for us as well. What did you "harvest" this past season? What do you want to plant for next year and see manifest? What do you want your life to look like in the next season of your life? What do you want for your family? Spend some time this week and write out what you see. Don't see this as goal setting because "goals", like resolutions become stale because they don't see the big picture - they lack passion. Intentions have purpose. The ask "why do I want to see this manifest in my families life?" Starting writing these thoughts out and then start putting them into action one step at a time.
- Pastor Mic
Song of the week "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone
BISCUITS with the Boss (Ted Lasso milk bar biscuits)
Like everyone else in the world, Linz and I (Mic) have fallen in love with the show Ted Lasso. I won't give anything away from the show, but there are these biscuits (cookies in the U.S.) that become their own character in the show and they look delicious. Well Lindsay found the recipe and tried it and well - They are amazing and perfect for a brunch dessert. Check it out:
(Side Note - If you decide to check out Ted Lasso just now that there is some salty language in the show. Definitely 16+)
Ted Lasso x Milk Bar Biscuits
1. Heat an oven to 315 degrees and prepare an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the butter and sugars vigorously until smooth.
3. Stir in the egg yolks. Add the flour and salt, mix just until the dough comes together.
4. Using damp hands, press the dough in an even layer in the pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until a thin, golden brown layer forms on top. Let cool completely before cutting into two even columns and then six even rows.
5. Arrange in pink boxes if you have them.
Yield: 12 Lasso-size slices
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