Meatball Pie For The Colonel’s Wife

Dedicated to my friend and Cooking Inspiration
@ Walking On Sunshine- Lois
Wife of The Colonel!
Yes, you are at the correct Blog. No, I am not turning this into a Cooking Blog…shudder at the thought! But I have a unique post dedicated to a special friend today. This friend inspires me and I so do enjoy her heart for serving her family in love and also for featuring simple steps to cooking yummy delights for the domestically challenged like myself! Lois has a lovely Blog: Walking On Sunshine where she shares the best posts for simple recipes, home-cooked love and sweet, inspiring faith-filled thoughts and pondering regularly!
Now and again when I have the inclination to cook, I send a quick e-mail or Facebook  her and ask if she has any recipes on her blog to help this poor little kitchen misfit…Lo and Behold she sends me a link and I am off and running with confidence to press on to new domestic heights-much to my family’s satisfaction!
Isn’t she a cutie?
Well last week, I had a light bulb moment. I love meatballs. I do not know why, but I thought- wouldn’t a Meatball Pie be yummy? Of course, I immediately messaged Lois. She told me that although she had made Calzones, she had never made a “Meatball Pie”. She told me to be sure and “post” a picture! I thought since Lois is always such a blessing that I would do a special post just for her, the Colonel’s Wife! I took the photos with my phone but hope you get the picture. Tee – hee! 

Really quick and easy- next time I will do all
homemade and really impress my family!

I simmered the meatballs in sauce- nice and hot (they are precooked anyway).

More cheese, please. This was not enough,
but all that was on hand.
It ain’t easy being cheezy!

So if you want some wonderful inspiration or simple steps to follow for a recipe,
or hey, just want Lois to create a recipe post for one you would like to try-
 ( I bet she would do it if you ask nice- she’s sweet like that),
stop by and visit her- make sure to give her some loving comments. 
I know she will appreciate it! 

Midsummer Eve Journal (RDJ #9)

Then I pray to you, O Lord.
    I say, “You are my place of refuge.
    You are all I really want in life.

I remember standing in the bookstore that Summer’s evening. I was feeling vulnerable. Only as a women does. Delicate, melancholic. Yes, I confess I remember it well as I perused the shelves for my next journal, pouring over each one as I do. Opening and closing, feeling, sensing. Knowing it will be my partner for the next few months; a receptacle for my heart’s cries, dialogues with God and hatchery for thoughts, dreams and ideas. So for 8.95, a bargain in my eyes at the time, I made the final decision and headed out into the nights darkness, new journal in my possession. I loved the image on the front. Writing the first pages in a new journal can be the hardest, yes? I see this beautiful open, blank paged canvas and think to myself, “How can I measure up to the possibility, potential and perfection of this book? The moment I touch it with my pen, it’s soiled beyond repair!” Yet, I have learned to scribble out my imperfection onto the pages of  a blank book and found the process to hold beauty, mystery, healing and grace as well as a secret meeting place with the One who has put the very desire to write and record in my heart! 
July 19, 2005
Dear Lord, I am sick of my sin and tired of my self. Lord, renew my Spirit with your joy, peace and love. Show me your ways. Lord, even when I think I have victory- I stumble- even when I triumph it’s only for a moment.
Please keep me from fears and increase my faith according to your word that I might once more exalt your name with a vision from heaven.  Spare me empty words and godless chatter-empower me Lord, to serve You.

You alone I long to worship, you alone are worthy of my praise. 

I also lift up Katherine and her heart toward you. Lord, her heart I pray would soften. Lord, I pray for protection and that she would grow up and walk in your truth and not depart from it.

Lord, I am overwhelmed with people, places, things. .. the will and agendas of others and my own desires…Lord give me wisdom & discernment to know what to I can do…should do… and what can wait. Show me what to leave behind and what to keep. 

*I went on to pray for my husband, VBS and our finances. 
Funny the things that we remember and forget…and what we record. 
Funny how some things seem to be ongoing heart cries…

Join in and share from your own Journal for our Random Journal Day Link Up or just stop by and PEEK! 

Do you love to shop for beautiful journals or do you prefer a simple notebook/binder?

Do you worry about writing in the first pages of a new journal? 

Happy Journal Writing, Friends.

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