As different folks that I know have seen my pictures on Facebook & here on my blog about taking down the giant pine tree in front of our house, I received numerous comments like, "I can't say that I even realized that tree was there."
Even my own mother made this comment! And, in case you missed my blog post from yesterday & the pictures that went along with it, let me show you exactly how big this tree was.....
Do you see the gigantic tree that covers half of our house? That's the one the folks just didn't quite remember being there.
And, here comes my deep thought.....Isn't that the way it is sometimes in our own lives. We have this gigantic ____________(issue, problem, sin, etc. - you fill in the blank) that overshadows our life. But, we become so accustomed to it. It becomes so ingrained in us, that sometimes we forget that it's even there until someone else points it out to us.
And when we finally remove that _____________ (fill in the blank again) from our lives, we become amazed at how much more light can come in & how much more we can truly see around us.
Something to Make Your Mouth Water...
Actually, I have two 'somethings' to make your mouth water.
First, is a link to recipe for home-made granola. I found this recipe over at Chicken Scratchings. I had never made home-made granola before. Somehow I had always assumed it was difficult to make. But it's not at all! And, it's really delicious!
So, please go check out Rebecca's recipe for Almond Peanut Butter Granola! You won't be disappointed.
My first batch
It's for a Mexican cheesecake or 'Sopapillas'. The recipe is from All Recipes.com ( a site I just love!). Go check it out there if you like. But I'll share it here as well..... It's super easy & very decadent!
picture from All Recipes.com