What does being a mom or a woman really mean? Fixing situations from a sick child or a teenager mired in their first emotional situation are just a couple of examples. Lending an ear to a friend who is going through an unthinkable situation, easing the stress of a co-worker or even being caught in a situation involving complete strangers as women we like to fix. We will go above and beyond to fix. We fix at 3am or in the middle of the day.
My Thursday ladies group is still meeting weekkly and we are almost at the end of 12 Women of the Bible, https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Women-Bible-Study-Guide/dp/0310691613 (unfortunately you can only purchase this series. I haven’t found it available on online). In session 9 we focused on Mary and her story. I am sure most of you know the story about Martha and Mary but if not t it can be found in Luke 10:38-42, John 11:1-44, John 12:1-8, and Mark 14:1-9. In Mark 14:8 Jesus defends Mary when she broke the jar of nard. Some thought that was a waste of perfume while Jesus said “she did what she could”
She did what she could is such a powerful sentence and in our group we had a lot of discussion. As women we think “I wish I could have done more” or “I have to do everything”. We see how the world has great needs and don’t think our small helping hands make a difference. But if we think like Jesus and do what we could we may be helping more. Doing what we could instead of all we could in many ways can set us free. Over the next week establish a list of little things that you can accomplish to show the love of God towards others. Do what you could!
“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7 The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. 8 She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.–Mark 14:6-8
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
I know I have another Vegan Chocolate Chip recipe on my blog but this one is truly delicious! I am not sure I will ever go back a traditional recipe.
1 stick plus 2 tbsp vegan butter (Earth Balance butter is the best)
½ cup organic turbinado raw cane sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon chia seeds
3 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
1¾ cup Beksul Korean wheat flour (I haven’t tasted any better wheat flour)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
1/2-3/4 C vegan chocolate chips (we usually just dump:)
- Heat your oven to 375 degrees. Prepare your baking sheets with baking paper and set aside.
- Mix the butter and the two sugars together. Add in the chia seeds, water and vanilla and mix again.
- In a separate bowl mix together flour, salt and baking soda. Add in the wet ingredients mixture and stir until combined. Mix in chocolate chips. Drop heaping spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet and bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes depending on how big you made them.
Makes 20-25 cookies