It is becoming something of a tradition in our house to start the day with a warm drink and a Bible.
For hubby and I this usually means black coffee, but the children prefer something sweeter.
We try to keep a 5 quart ice cream bucket for each of the following recipes.
The first two are courtesy of The Common Room though our version may be slightly altered by now. I can’t help but tinker with the recipes I love.
The Chai is my own concoction, developed by modifying and combining several other recipes.
We mix a few spoonfuls of our choice into very hot water and sip as we read.
3 cups sugar
2 cups Tang (store brand is fine)
1 cup unsweetened iced tea mix
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 envelope lemon koolaid (orange works too)
22 oz non-dairy creamer powder
32 oz powdered milk
1 1/2 lbs dry chocolate milk mix
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
If you’re wondering why buy the chocolate milk mix in the first place when it’s just going to end up *in* another mix, try it and you’ll see why. This mix makes a wonderfully rich, creamy cocoa entirely unlike the heavily sweetened stuff that comes in a can!
1 cup powdered milk
2 cups dry creamer (vanilla flavored is even better)
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened iced tea mix
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cardamom (can substitute allspice, but it’s definitely not the same)
What are you reading in your Bible this week?
I have just finished II Samuel. One eye-opener for me: I am beginning to recognize the Hebrew style of narrative, in which the speaker gives a broad account and then – without explaining himself – backtracks to add details to particular parts of the narrative. This happens throughout Scripture, and I have found several instances in Joshua, Judges and I Samuel.
I’m sure it happened much in the first 5 books before I really became aware. The creation account is one example: man is created on the 6th day, God rests on the 7th, then the account goes back to describe the details of the creation of man and woman.
I have seen commentators refer to this and have seen it pointed out occasionally, but it is refreshing to understand when it is happening and pick up on the signals within the text.
Isn’t it wonderful how new things become apparent every time we open God’s Word?
What have you learned lately in your Bible reading?