On [most] Mondays, I share my mixed tape of a smattering of thoughts, ideas, videos, songs, etc. that stuck out to me in the past week. Here is this Monday’s mix:
::I just finished my first book for this entire year, Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. It was a page-turner and opened my eyes to some world history of which I was unaware.
::Speaking of books, I’m getting ready to do preschool with my daughters and have had a blast picking out some books to go with the “Letter of the Week.” We’ll be starting with “A” and will then jump around the alphabet. These are a few of my favorites for our first week:
::Joshua Harris, who is a well-known speaker and author in christian circles, recently stepped away from the faith. John Cooper, lead singer of the band Skillet, posted a bold, biblical response on social media that you can read here.
::Lastly, because my favorite kind of salad is basically dessert (greens, honey goat cheese, apples, craisins, candied nuts, maybe some thick slices of parmesan or salty bacon and a sweet vinaigrette), I like to have a simple candied nut recipe on hand. Those things are EXPENSIVE in the store! Here is my favorite, easy, go-to recipe for candied nuts. I’ve tried it with pecans and walnuts.