Feb 5, 2014

Favorites from the Arctic Months

the pared down, bare beauty of limbs exposed against winter skies.

the iced creations that glistened in the slipstream of the massive arctic vortex that blanketed the continent.

Loved this tea:
Finally, with decided intent, we’ve kicked colas to the curb. Replaced them with various blends of black and green tea; pour on the antioxidants and chase down cortisol. {A go-to favorite, Constant Comment Green tea!}

Loved this recipe:
High volume, colorful vegetables, mouth watering turkey sausage, warm comfort that boasts nutrition!

Loved this writer's wisdom...
"Life is big like God’s Kingdom. But relationship is small town with Jesus. He knows your name and what you will say before you utter it. His couch is always available and bread never runs out despite circumstance."

Loved these reads:
Fredrick Buechner’s Sacred Journey, The Hungering DarkMagnificent Defeat. Three slim volumes with mind stretching insights and spirit stretching reflections.
"...because (by) God's nature he will not let even death separate us from him finally... In love he will have us his true sons before he is through, and in order to do that, one life is not enough." The Hungering Dark, p.78

Loved this study...
The Psalms of Ascent. There was pure warmth as I gathered with several other sweater bundled women this winter to study the Psalms. A deeply reflective and spiritually healing study written by Beth Moore.

Loved this word: 
slipstream; an example,
“Reading numerous posts in the blogging sphere allows one to  travel in the slipstream of words, opinions, ideas of multiple writers.” 

Delighted to be able to indulge in these pursuits, very aware of blessings beyond deserving.
Back to yet another cup of tea in this real feel, 9 degree  day.

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If you are inclined to read further...
here are some thoughts about time in the New Year and then there are some words in appreciation of walking in winter's sun

I'm humbled to have visitors pause
to read a bit here 
Beside Still Waters.


  1. Thanks for sharing some of your favorites. I think we are kindred spirits. I kicked soda to the curb about 5-6 years ago in favor of all kinds of tea. I have never looked back! Thanks for sharing your books and quotes. Taking them down in my Goodreads list of "to read". Visiting from Emily's link up today! Blessings!

    1. Along with faith filled words, I get some of my best reading recommendations from other bloggers! So good of you to stop by today :-).