Obey

One of the Bible’s most explicit teachings on respect for authority occurs in Matthew 23:1-3, which says:Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach.”

This passage warns us not to confuse position with personality. Even if we do not care for the way someone in authority behaves, that alone does not justify disobedience. When God places people in a position of authority, He expects us to obey them unless there is a valid reason not to do so.

Abstract from peacemaker.net

Gingerbread man -1st attemp

Cookie monster seems happy with the gingerbread gal.

Receipe from http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/38194/the+best+gingerbread

125g Western Star Original Butter, chopped

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup golden syrup

1 egg

2 1/2 cups plain flour

1 tablespoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 egg white

2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted

Step 1

Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup together in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly.

Step 2

Whisk egg and butter mixture in a large bowl. Sift flour, spices and soda over the butter mixture and mix until combined into a smooth dough. Flatten into a disc shape, cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30-40 minutes or until just firm.

Step 3

Roll out dough on a floured surface to ½cm thickness. Cut into shapes using 10-12cm gingerbread people cutters and use a lifter to transfer onto lightly buttered baking trays. Bake at 180C for 8-10 minutes or until cooked and lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes on trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4

Beat egg white until foamy then gradually beat in icing sugar until piping consistency. Spoon into a piping bag and use to decorate cooled gingerbread

Casa Tartufo 

It’s never too much for truffles.

This year Christmas we tried Casa Tartufo and deliciously we enjoyed:

– BURRATINA in-house smoked burrata cheese, fresh truffles

-Scrambled organic eggs, fresh white truffles

-Thin egg-noodles, fresh white truffles

-Braised veal shank, saffron risotto, garlic gremolata

Let him monopolize you

“He who clings on to his life will lose it whilst he who lets go* of it will retain it”
(Jesus the Nazarene)

*The secret is to ‘let go’ and not ‘try’. If one ‘tries’ instead of ‘letting go’, he is in effect trying to pull the Elk consciousness into the horns or the whole into a small part of the whole; this cannot be done. You cannot monopolize God. Let Him monopolize you).