We made salsa today with our own homegrown tomatoes and jalapenos. The kids helped me peel the tomatoes, made easier by blanching them first (the tomatoes, not the kids). Tonight we’ll enjoy our salsa on beef fajitas — which I’ve already begun to cook, and as I write this I can hear the sizzling from my cast iron skillet.
If you’ve kept up with my blog you may have noticed that I’ve been dwelling on some serious subjects, like whether our nation has been warned. To be honest, I began to feel a bit down. I found myself in the company of David, who cried “Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me?” I began to have a small understanding of how Daniel must have felt after a terrifying vision. “Then I, Daniel, was exhausted and sick for days…” (Daniel 8:27A).
I know now that God wanted me to think and write about those things, but He does not want me to dwell on them. In culinary terms, it’s time to peel back those dark thoughts and make some fresh salsa.
“…then I got up again and carried on the king’s business; but I was astounded at the vision.” Daniel 8:27B