SUMMER IS COMING! and lemonade makes me just itch for some summer sun, lake, sports, friends, activities, and freedom!
<if you can’t tell i’m experiencing a little bit of summer fever.>
so i thought i would share a fabulous lemonade recipe with you.
1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
1 cup lemon juice
3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)
1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.
2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.
3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.
Serve with ice and sliced lemons!
ENJOY SOME TASTY LEMONADE WHILE YOU WAIT FOR THAT LAST CLASS BELL TO RING!
Learn something new today: Guess what?! You already did! ^ You learned how to make a delectable pitcher of lemonade! Congratulations!
I know it’s just the beginning of February and the weather isn’t quite up to par with the mid-year months, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about the best time of the year, right? Typically the summertime is full of carefree attitudes, little responsibility, and lots of adventures. I mean, with no school, no bedtime, and no guidelines things can get a little crazy, of course in a sane, wholesome, moral way!
However, this summer may be a little different. It will most likely not lack adventure, but will include hard work and some responsibility. As of now there are a few options on the table for what could happen.
1) Do nothing
2) Go back to Wichita to work and intern at a church
3) Try and be part of the PR team at MNU
4) Go to Europe for school
All of these options seem plausible and most seem to fit in God’s plan or would at least allow Him to work. It’s these times that are the hardest. It’s when you want to honor Him with all you do and there seems to be more than one “right” way. It’s not that I think God will smite me if I choose doing nothing, but I want to be placed where it benefits the Kingdom, helps others grow, and develops myself in who He is. I guess all I need to do is pray and pursue different options. Often times we need to quit trying so hard and just do something. If I wait until I’m “sure” of what I should do I will have most likely miss out on most, if not all, of these opportunities.
Don’t let the fear of failure or the wrong decision EVER keep you back from striving. God honors the fight, the desire when your heart is in the right place. I’m not saying don’t ask for direction or purpose from Him, but don’t sit on the sidelines so long that you miss the opportunity to play the game.
Life will present a lot of plausible paths, lots of questions, and numerous obstacles. Always remember to keep on and keep God