I have a doozy of a headache today, most likely weather changes are the culprit. It's on the chilly side again and a jacket felt good against cold breezes. However, we continue to see averages get a little warmer each week and the green of daffodils leaves are popping up... even if the actual flower hasn't arrived.
The cheesecake baked in a 9 x 13 dish was a huge success. It will be a perfect dessert for a pot luck or even a dinner this spring. It will easily feed eight adult guests dessert (or my two guys). I'll get the recipe on my recipe blog as soon as possible with a borrowed computer.
When I was driving home yesterday, there was a conversation going on about the David Wilkerson warning (on the Moody Channel). They said John Piper has come out against it (whom I admire) because it sounded too much like the Y2k warnings but most well known Christian leaders have such respect for Wilkerson that they are saying it wouldn't hurt to buy some extra groceries and such.
The speaker on Moody said the very thing I have been thinking... it is completely unlike Wilkerson to make put out an urgent warning. Instead he has been a pastor and writer who has generally warned of difficult days ahead. So I deepened my pantry as much as I could afford at the time... far from what I'd like but enough given God's provision.
There are times I have this voice in my head telling me I shouldn't talk about warnings and scary stuff like the need to deepen our pantry because people want to hear about tea time and books instead.
Of course I will still talk about them but right now I feel such a sense of urgency within, as if I must share my feelings about the need to stock the pantry and think through what may be needed in case of extended unemployment or an emergency. I also believe prices will start rising a lot since the government is printing money... and printing more money... so whatever we can put back or get fixed or build on (etc.) now will probably never be cheaper.
Speaking of books, I just finished reading Jack Hanna's new autobiography and LOVED it. I've appreciated his family friendly shows for a long time. It's rare to find someone who writes about animals and zoos who is a dedicated Christian family man as well. Jungle Jack: My Wild Life would be perfect to give a young person who loves animals. It's truly a fascinating story and written in such a way you feel like he's sitting across from you at a coffee shop.
Well, I am now going to brew a pot of decaf green tea and prop my feet up... enjoying a little time alone while the guys are in town watching the NCAA tournament with a group of friends. Perhaps this is the time to put a girly movie like Sense & Sensibility in the DVD?