Saturday, September 26, 2009

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Sour Cream!

While I was cleaning our refridgerator, I realized we had some sour cream that needed to be used.  Instead of it going bad and throwing it away, I decided to put a dallop on each of our bowls of rice and beans.  It was amazing what excitement that brought!

We are ending our second week of beans and rice.  Unfortunately, we haven't ate beans and rice everynight.  We have had previous plans with others.  But normally on busy weeks like we have had I would be picking up fastfood every evening (costing about $20.00 a evening).  But with beans and rice already made it is very easy and simple.  I am amazed by the money we are saving!  I actually have only bought beans at the store.  We had quite a supply of different types of rice in our pantry.  We are still deciding on whether we should start our own fund for adoptive families or add it to others who have already began funds.  Either way we are adding up money a day at a time. 

This is really making us appreciate the food we are eating.  We also pray daily for those who would love to have rice and beans to eat, but have only empty tummys.  We have started saying the same prayer every night before our rice and beans.  It is such a simple prayer that still deeply touches out hearts.

A cup of rice, a cup of wheat
For every hungry child to eat
And more we ask you, Lord above,
For every child, a home of love.


  1. You guys are are a real inspiration!!! We too are trying to decide what form our adoption ministry should take. There are so many good causes that a person can throw their money behind, but I feel like we are being called to do something more personal. And something more specific to our own children. Hmmmmm??? Any new news about the boys?

  2. Praying for your family and excited about your precious boys! :0) Amy


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